CVGRX: Calamos Growth A

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CVGRX Calamos Growth A


Profile

CVGRX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 3.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return -1.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return -5.7%
  • Net Assets $1.27 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 35.6%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$32.32
$21.58
$33.92

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.34%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 4.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 68.90%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $2,500
  • IRA $500

Fund Classification


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 3.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 3.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 3.5%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.12%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Calamos Growth Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    Calamos
  • Inception Date
    Sep 04, 1990
  • Shares Outstanding
    33359183
  • Share Class
    A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    John Calamos

Fund Description

The fund invests primarily in equity securities issued by U.S. companies. It currently anticipates that substantially all of its portfolio will consist of securities of companies with large and mid-sized market capitalizations. The fund's investment adviser generally defines a large cap company to have a market capitalization in excess of $25 billion and a mid-sized company to have a market capitalization greater than $1 billion, up to $25 billion. It may invest up to 25% of its net assets in foreign securities.


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Performance

CVGRX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period CVGRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 3.8% -79.9% 43.5% 65.43%
1 Yr 6.3% -80.4% 53.1% 79.71%
3 Yr -1.3%* -47.9% 30.3% 82.97%
5 Yr -5.7%* -36.1% 17.6% 93.22%
10 Yr -2.8%* -16.9% 17.0% 97.24%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period CVGRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 19.4% -67.9% 49.9% 73.80%
2018 -19.7% -65.5% 10.6% 82.45%
2017 11.2% -46.3% 52.2% 82.72%
2016 -6.0% -43.3% 15.3% 78.79%
2015 -23.9% -82.5% 11.4% 98.61%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period CVGRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 3.8% -79.9% 43.5% 65.43%
1 Yr 6.3% -80.4% 53.1% 79.71%
3 Yr 3.0%* -47.9% 30.3% 81.12%
5 Yr 3.5%* -36.1% 22.2% 78.22%
10 Yr 8.5%* -16.9% 20.2% 75.72%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period CVGRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 19.4% -67.9% 49.9% 73.88%
2018 -19.7% -65.5% 16.5% 88.24%
2017 26.6% -28.2% 52.2% 45.61%
2016 -2.1% -43.3% 17.1% 78.97%
2015 2.6% -38.0% 17.3% 43.50%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

CVGRX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

CVGRX Category Low Category High CVGRX % Rank
Net Assets 1.27 B 858 K 188 B 45.52%
Number of Holdings 134 1 2163 16.10%
Net Assets in Top 10 402 M 399 K 54.7 B 48.61%
Weighting of Top 10 35.58% 13.9% 100.0% 80.36%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 6.62%
  2. Alphabet Inc A 5.27%
  3. Amazon.com Inc 5.18%
  4. Facebook Inc A 3.84%
  5. Visa Inc Class A 2.90%
  6. UnitedHealth Group Inc 2.47%
  7. L3Harris Technologies Inc 2.45%
  8. Lululemon Athletica Inc 2.38%
  9. Fidelity National Information Services Inc 2.29%
  10. Boeing Co 2.19%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High CVGRX % Rank
Stocks
94.97% 80.85% 100.33% 89.77%
Cash
4.56% -1.02% 19.15% 9.41%
Bonds
0.46% -0.68% 3.00% 2.41%
Convertible Bonds
0.01% 0.00% 0.20% 0.68%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 2.51% 37.70%
Other
0.00% -9.83% 4.87% 41.31%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High CVGRX % Rank
Technology
24.75% 12.20% 54.73% 75.24%
Healthcare
16.78% 0.00% 47.20% 32.43%
Consumer Cyclical
16.63% 0.00% 29.26% 28.97%
Industrials
16.09% 0.00% 24.88% 3.39%
Communication Services
12.06% 0.00% 29.93% 52.29%
Financial Services
8.11% 0.00% 33.35% 76.00%
Basic Materials
2.99% 0.00% 10.55% 15.58%
Consumer Defense
1.89% 0.00% 16.92% 76.07%
Energy
0.50% 0.00% 8.67% 27.16%
Real Estate
0.15% 0.00% 11.78% 75.24%
Utilities
0.05% 0.00% 10.21% 31.45%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High CVGRX % Rank
US
90.56% 78.13% 100.21% 67.42%
Non US
4.41% 0.00% 19.16% 48.68%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High CVGRX % Rank
Cash & Equivalents
90.74% 0.00% 100.00% 87.81%
Corporate
5.43% 0.00% 100.00% 7.89%
Securitized
2.00% 0.00% 13.47% 0.63%
Government
1.77% 0.00% 71.49% 2.27%
Municipal
0.06% 0.00% 15.73% 0.86%
Derivative
0.00% -0.06% 11.03% 32.73%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High CVGRX % Rank
US
0.36% -0.68% 2.77% 2.71%
Non US
0.10% 0.00% 0.23% 0.68%

Expenses

CVGRX - Expenses

Operational Fees

CVGRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.34% 0.01% 24.73% 32.20%
Management Fee 0.91% 0.00% 1.40% 93.78%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 31.94%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 1.02% N/A

Sales Fees

CVGRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 4.75% 2.50% 8.50% 87.63%
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A

Trading Fees

CVGRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.50% 2.00% N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

CVGRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 68.90% 0.00% 464.00% 74.29%

Distributions

CVGRX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

CVGRX Category Low Category High CVGRX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 21.96% 32.48%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

CVGRX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Semi-Annually Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

CVGRX Category Low Category High CVGRX % Rank
Net Income Ratio -0.12% -2.06% 2.43% 60.85%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

CVGRX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

CVGRX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

John Calamos


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 04, 1990

29.67

29.7%

John P. Calamos, Sr. has been President and Trustee of the Calamos Investment Trust (“Trust”) and for CALAMOS ADVISORS: Founder, Chairman and Global Chief Investment Officer (“Global CIO”) since August 2016; Chairman and Global CIO from April to August 2016; Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Global Co-CIO between April 2013 and April 2016; Chief Executive Officer and Global Co-CIO between August 2012 and April 2013; and Chief Executive Officer and Co-CIO prior thereto. Mr. Calamos received his B.A. in Economics and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He joined the United States Air Force after graduation where he served as a combat pilot during the Vietnam War and ultimately earned the rank of Major.

Jon Vacko


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 01, 2004

16.18

16.2%

Jon Vacko is responsible for portfolio management and investment research. He joined the firm in 2000 and has 28 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Calamos, Jon was a credit analyst with Duff & Phelps Credit Rating (now part of Fitch Ratings) in the Financial Institutions Group and served as an examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He received a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Wisconsin and an M.B.A from the University of Chicago.

John Hillenbrand


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 01, 2004

16.18

16.2%

As a Co-Chief Investment Officer, John Hillenbrand is responsible for oversight of investment team resources, investment processes, performance and risk. As Head of Multi-Asset Strategies and Co-Head of Convertible Strategies, he manages investment team members and has portfolio management responsibilities for those investment verticals. He is also a member of the Calamos Investment Committee, which is charged with providing a top-down framework, maintaining oversight of risk and performance metrics, and evaluating investment process. John joined Calamos in 2002 and has 28 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Calamos, he served as an equity research analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston and ABN AMRO and as an Account Manager - Business Credit Group at Continental Bank. John received a B.B.A. in Public Accounting from Loyola University and an MBA in Analytic Finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Michael Grant


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 13, 2017

3.21

3.2%

Michael Grant manages investment team members and leads the portfolio management teams responsible for our Global Long/Short strategies. He is also a member of the Calamos Investment Committee, which is charged with providing a top-down framework, maintaining oversight of risk and performance metrics, and evaluating investment process. He joined Calamos in 2015 and has 34 years of investment industry experience. Prior to joining Calamos, Michael founded Phineus Partners in 2002, where he launched a successful long/short strategy. Previously, he was a Managing Director of Schroder Investment Management with responsibilities over US equity mandates. During his tenure at Schroders, he also served as Head of the Global Technology Team and Head of the U.S. Equity Team in London. Prior to that, Michael was a portfolio manager for the National Investment Trust Co. in Taipei, Taiwan and a US equity analyst for the Principal Group in Canada. Michael earned a master’s degree from the London School of Economics, where he specialized in International History. He has Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta, Canada.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.03 52.36 8.18 1.0