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Calamos Growth A

CVGRX - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return 3.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 20.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 18.4%
  • Net Assets $1.72 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 44.3%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$37.67
$30.00
$41.19

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.34%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 4.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 114.50%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

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

Fund Classification


Compare CVGRX to Popular U.S. Large-Cap Growth Equity Funds and ETFs

Overview

Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

$70.67

+2.11%

$272.81 B

0.25%

$0.17

4.63%

0.64%

$319.34

+0.77%

$161.68 B

0.56%

$1.77

4.03%

0.20%

$259.62

+0.75%

$157.88 B

0.49%

$1.26

4.58%

0.04%

$136.36

+1.98%

$157.88 B

-

$0.00

4.49%

0.17%

$17.64

+1.91%

$138.35 B

-

$0.00

5.25%

0.86%

CVGRX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 3.8%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 18.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 17.2%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.45%
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
    32850553
  • 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.


CVGRX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period CVGRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 3.8% -89.6% 95.2% 61.15%
1 Yr 56.5% -9.0% 112.7% 21.54%
3 Yr 20.3%* 7.3% 46.1% 72.84%
5 Yr 18.4%* 10.8% 41.3% 79.88%
10 Yr 11.5%* 8.0% 23.1% 95.67%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period CVGRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 19.5% -67.0% 145.0% 69.56%
2019 19.4% -28.8% 76.0% 77.03%
2018 -19.7% -57.9% 10.6% 86.32%
2017 11.2% -68.7% 64.3% 85.49%
2016 -6.0% -47.1% 15.3% 80.51%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period CVGRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 3.8% -89.8% 95.2% 59.71%
1 Yr 49.1% -9.0% 112.7% 49.88%
3 Yr 18.4%* 6.0% 46.1% 83.79%
5 Yr 17.2%* 10.3% 41.3% 85.91%
10 Yr 11.0%* 8.0% 23.1% 97.50%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period CVGRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 19.5% -67.0% 145.0% 69.56%
2019 19.4% -28.8% 76.0% 77.20%
2018 -19.7% -57.9% 16.5% 91.22%
2017 26.6% -24.8% 64.3% 47.32%
2016 -2.1% -43.3% 17.1% 79.53%

NAV & Total Return History


CVGRX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

CVGRX Category Low Category High CVGRX % Rank
Net Assets 1.72 B 10.3 K 273 B 47.74%
Number of Holdings 186 1 2770 13.18%
Net Assets in Top 10 726 M 89.8 K 95 B 47.27%
Weighting of Top 10 44.34% 10.0% 100.0% 44.60%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 8.64%
  2. Amazon.com Inc 7.20%
  3. Apple Inc 5.78%
  4. Alphabet Inc A 5.17%
  5. Facebook Inc A 4.59%
  6. Tesla Inc 3.10%
  7. NVIDIA Corp 3.06%
  8. Visa Inc Class A 2.41%
  9. Workday Inc Class A 2.33%
  10. PayPal Holdings Inc 2.29%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High CVGRX % Rank
Stocks
99.44% 25.53% 139.38% 34.52%
Cash
0.56% -39.37% 74.46% 60.53%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 3.56% 30.76%
Other
0.00% -2.00% 17.95% 38.26%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 7.04% 24.85%
Bonds
0.00% -0.73% 8.57% 27.49%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High CVGRX % Rank
Technology
36.58% 0.00% 86.94% 31.21%
Consumer Cyclical
17.77% 0.00% 47.80% 31.52%
Communication Services
14.64% 0.00% 68.19% 41.67%
Financial Services
9.42% 0.00% 42.02% 54.92%
Healthcare
8.90% 0.00% 38.81% 86.97%
Industrials
8.41% 0.00% 36.15% 27.42%
Consumer Defense
2.26% 0.00% 20.76% 70.00%
Basic Materials
1.80% 0.00% 17.50% 35.83%
Real Estate
0.21% 0.00% 21.30% 68.56%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 10.98% 50.30%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 30.68% 52.12%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High CVGRX % Rank
US
96.69% 10.47% 137.22% 32.80%
Non US
2.75% 0.00% 88.58% 59.47%

CVGRX - Expenses

Operational Fees

CVGRX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.34% 0.01% 46.74% 27.54%
Management Fee 0.91% 0.00% 1.50% 93.27%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 34.78%
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% 2.25% 8.50% 82.80%
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% 5.00% 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 114.50% 0.00% 358.00% 89.61%

CVGRX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

CVGRX Category Low Category High CVGRX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 5.89% 26.39%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

CVGRX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Quarterly Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

CVGRX Category Low Category High CVGRX % Rank
Net Income Ratio -0.45% -56.00% 1.83% 73.74%

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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CVGRX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

John Calamos


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 04, 1990

30.67

30.7%

John Calamos is Chairman and Global CIO of Calamos Investments, the firm he founded in 1977. With origins as an institutional convertible bond manager, Calamos Investments has grown into a global asset management firm with institutional and individual clients worldwide. Headquartered in the Chicago metropolitan area, the firm also has offices in New York, San Francisco, Milwaukee and the Miami area. Mr. Calamos established research and investment processes centered around a team-based approach designed to deliver superior risk-adjusted performance over full market cycles through a range of U.S. and global investment solutions including equity, fixed income, convertible and alternative strategies. As a pioneer in convertible securities, Calamos launched one of the first convertible funds in 1985 as a way to manage risk for clients in volatile times. He also established one of the first liquid alternative funds in 1990, reflecting a focus on innovation that continues to this day. Mr. Calamos has built a reputation for using investment techniques to control risk, preserve capital and build wealth for clients over the long term. With more than 50 years of industry experience, he is often quoted as an authority on risk-managed investment strategies, markets, and the economy. He is a frequent speaker at investment conferences around the world and appears regularly on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and Fox Business Channel. He has authored two books, Investing in Convertible Securities: Your Complete Guide to the Risks and Rewards and Convertible Securities: The Latest Instruments, Portfolio Strategies, and Valuation Analysis.   Prior to entering the investment industry, Mr. Calamos served in the United States Air Force. During the Vietnam War, he served as a Forward Air Controller, with responsibilities for guiding accurate air strikes and preventing injuries to friendly troops. His squadron was the first to fly the Cessna O-2, an aircraft in which he recorded over 400 missions in combat. Captain Calamos was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for “extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight under heavy hostile attack.” His Air Force career included five years of active duty flying B-52 bombers and twelve years in the Reserves flying A-37 jet fighters. He retired as a Major.   The son of Greek immigrants, Mr. Calamos is an active philanthropist supporting educational institutions and Hellenic organizations. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Hellenic Museum in Chicago. He is an investment committee member of the Faith Endowment, and a supporting member of the National Hellenic Society, Leadership 100 and The Hellenic Initiative. He received a B.A. in Economics and an M.B.A. in Finance from Illinois Tech, where he established Endowed Chairs in Philosophy and Business and is also a member of the Board of Trustees. He received an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities from Hellenic College Holy Cross.

Michael Grant


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 13, 2017

4.21

4.2%

Michael Grant manages investment team members and leads the portfolio management teams responsible for our Global Long/Short and US Growth 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 35 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.

Matt Freund


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 01, 2020

1.08

1.1%

As a Co-Chief Investment Officer, Matt Freund is responsible for oversight of investment team resources, investment processes, performance and risk. As Head of Fixed Income Strategies, he manages investment team members and has portfolio management responsibilities. 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. Matt joined Calamos in 2016 and has 32 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Calamos, he was Chief Investment Officer of USAA Investments, leading the teams responsible for the portfolio management of USAA’s mutual funds and affiliated portfolios, including P&C and life insurance products, and overseeing more than $140 billion in assets. During this time, he also served as lead portfolio manager for several highly regarded fixed income mutual funds. Earlier in his career, Matt served as a senior investment analyst for MetLife in the Capital Markets Group. He received a B.A. in Accounting from Franklin & Marshall College and an M.B.A. from Indiana University.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.01 53.36 7.72 1.33