CVGRX: Calamos Growth A

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CVGRX Calamos Growth A


Profile

CVGRX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 13.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 1.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return -3.1%
  • Net Assets $1.58 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 42.3%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$35.33
$21.58
$38.60

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 13.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 5.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 6.4%
  • 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
    31972444
  • 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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Categories

Performance

CVGRX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period CVGRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 13.4% -91.6% 86.2% 65.42%
1 Yr 10.5% -92.0% 115.1% 76.61%
3 Yr 1.0%* -59.0% 39.7% 80.68%
5 Yr -3.1%* -41.4% 33.3% 93.81%
10 Yr -2.9%* -18.4% 17.5% 97.17%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period CVGRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 19.4% -67.9% 49.9% 73.74%
2018 -19.7% -65.5% 10.6% 81.96%
2017 11.2% -46.3% 52.2% 83.08%
2016 -6.0% -56.6% 15.3% 79.01%
2015 -23.9% -82.5% 11.4% 98.58%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period CVGRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 13.4% -91.6% 86.2% 65.42%
1 Yr 10.5% -92.0% 115.1% 76.54%
3 Yr 5.4%* -57.9% 39.7% 79.41%
5 Yr 6.4%* -38.8% 33.3% 81.24%
10 Yr 8.4%* -17.0% 21.6% 76.85%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period CVGRX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 19.4% -67.9% 49.9% 73.90%
2018 -19.7% -65.5% 16.5% 87.95%
2017 26.6% -28.2% 52.2% 45.93%
2016 -2.1% -56.6% 17.1% 79.01%
2015 2.6% -38.0% 17.3% 43.58%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

CVGRX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

CVGRX Category Low Category High CVGRX % Rank
Net Assets 1.58 B 818 K 235 B 46.48%
Number of Holdings 193 2 2263 12.06%
Net Assets in Top 10 612 M 399 K 71.6 B 46.79%
Weighting of Top 10 42.25% 13.5% 100.0% 65.12%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 8.95%
  2. Amazon.com Inc 8.81%
  3. Facebook Inc A 4.98%
  4. Alphabet Inc A 4.50%
  5. Nvidia 3.06%
  6. Apple Inc 2.81%
  7. Twilio Inc A 2.71%
  8. Visa Inc Class A 2.52%
  9. PayPal Holdings Inc 1.98%
  10. Workday Inc Class A 1.92%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High CVGRX % Rank
Stocks
99.16% 60.93% 103.32% 42.61%
Cash
0.84% -5.73% 39.07% 53.36%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 2.55% 26.06%
Other
0.00% -1.64% 18.70% 30.39%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 6.70% 19.10%
Bonds
0.00% -0.48% 13.73% 23.12%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High CVGRX % Rank
Technology
31.30% 4.67% 54.73% 49.81%
Consumer Cyclical
17.99% 0.00% 44.53% 25.91%
Communication Services
15.23% 0.00% 34.83% 27.38%
Healthcare
10.94% 0.00% 60.93% 87.01%
Industrials
10.03% 0.00% 24.88% 10.83%
Financial Services
8.35% 0.00% 41.40% 73.78%
Consumer Defense
2.87% 0.00% 19.15% 63.34%
Basic Materials
1.63% 0.00% 13.33% 39.37%
Real Estate
1.24% 0.00% 22.16% 62.57%
Energy
0.43% 0.00% 7.94% 28.85%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 11.79% 45.48%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High CVGRX % Rank
US
95.22% 60.93% 100.05% 40.76%
Non US
3.94% 0.00% 18.83% 51.97%

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% 31.39%
Management Fee 0.91% 0.00% 1.40% 93.27%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 28.03%
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% 0.50% 8.50% 85.34%
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% 73.53%

Distributions

CVGRX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

CVGRX Category Low Category High CVGRX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 19.69% 20.53%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

CVGRX Category Low Category High CVGRX % Rank
Net Income Ratio -0.12% -8.87% 2.43% 60.13%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

30.01

30.0%

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.

Michael Grant


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 13, 2017

3.55

3.6%

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.

R. Matthew Freund


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 01, 2020

0.42

0.4%

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 31 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
0.02 37.28 8.34 1.34