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DF Dent Premier Growth Investor

DFDPX - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return 22.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 18.6%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 16.5%
  • Net Assets $354 M
  • Holdings in Top 10 40.5%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$43.81
$26.43
$44.43

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.15%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 23.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

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

Fund Classification


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

Overview

Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

$66.12

+1.38%

$218.07 B

0.58%

$0.38

29.32%

-

$294.47

+1.41%

$129.99 B

0.56%

$1.63

39.35%

-

$240.41

+1.14%

$125.92 B

0.56%

$1.32

32.72%

-

$123.80

+1.15%

$125.92 B

-

$0.00

31.88%

-

$17.36

+0.99%

$124.79 B

-

$0.00

26.62%

-

DFDPX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 22.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 18.6%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 16.5%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.30%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    DF Dent Premier Growth Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    DF Dent Funds
  • Inception Date
    Jul 16, 2001
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    Inv
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Daniel Dent

Fund Description

The fund invests primarily in equity securities, consisting of common, preferred and convertible stock, of domestic companies and real estate investment trusts ("REITs") that the Adviser believes possess superior long-term growth characteristics and have strong, sustainable earnings prospects and reasonably valued stock prices. It primarily invests in medium- and large-size domestic companies. Under normal market conditions, the fund will typically hold approximately 25-50 stocks.


DFDPX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DFDPX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 22.0% -68.4% 124.1% 68.95%
1 Yr 18.3% -9.0% 135.4% 72.37%
3 Yr 18.6%* -3.8% 41.0% 31.36%
5 Yr 16.5%* -10.6% 33.4% 28.37%
10 Yr 15.4%* 5.1% 22.1% 30.09%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DFDPX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 33.1% -28.8% 76.0% 10.17%
2018 -6.4% -64.5% 10.6% 24.17%
2017 20.1% -68.7% 64.3% 48.32%
2016 -1.9% -56.6% 15.3% 61.80%
2015 -10.6% -82.5% 11.4% 85.42%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DFDPX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 22.0% -68.4% 124.1% 68.87%
1 Yr 18.3% -12.7% 133.0% 68.97%
3 Yr 18.6%* -5.7% 41.0% 28.27%
5 Yr 16.5%* -11.6% 33.4% 26.86%
10 Yr 15.4%* 5.1% 22.1% 29.38%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DFDPX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 33.1% -28.8% 76.0% 10.17%
2018 -6.4% -64.5% 16.5% 47.78%
2017 32.0% -24.8% 64.3% 17.60%
2016 2.5% -56.6% 17.1% 49.32%
2015 -10.6% -38.0% 17.3% 92.41%

NAV & Total Return History


DFDPX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

DFDPX Category Low Category High DFDPX % Rank
Net Assets 354 M 10.3 K 218 B 68.94%
Number of Holdings 41 1 2364 78.09%
Net Assets in Top 10 147 M 425 K 89.8 B 70.12%
Weighting of Top 10 40.51% 10.5% 100.0% 70.05%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Visa Inc Class A 5.60%
  2. Waste Connections Inc 4.37%
  3. Mastercard Inc A 4.12%
  4. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc 4.09%
  5. Intuitive Surgical Inc 4.09%
  6. Amazon.com Inc 4.04%
  7. Danaher Corp 3.91%
  8. Illumina Inc 3.84%
  9. S&P Global Inc 3.76%
  10. Alphabet Inc Class C 3.75%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High DFDPX % Rank
Stocks
99.75% 48.25% 116.73% 22.00%
Cash
0.25% -12.08% 51.74% 74.00%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 2.39% 18.48%
Other
0.00% -17.43% 18.94% 25.13%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 6.97% 8.47%
Bonds
0.00% -0.42% 9.62% 10.92%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High DFDPX % Rank
Healthcare
22.48% 0.00% 69.42% 7.82%
Financial Services
18.70% 0.00% 41.61% 5.19%
Industrials
16.44% 0.00% 29.16% 2.12%
Technology
13.52% 0.00% 53.57% 98.83%
Real Estate
9.32% 0.00% 23.28% 0.88%
Consumer Cyclical
6.22% 0.00% 48.24% 96.86%
Basic Materials
6.16% 0.00% 13.33% 3.21%
Communication Services
5.89% 0.00% 67.67% 94.59%
Consumer Defense
1.26% 0.00% 19.68% 81.01%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 11.79% 40.18%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 19.81% 43.97%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High DFDPX % Rank
US
95.38% 46.80% 116.11% 39.88%
Non US
4.37% 0.00% 36.31% 49.09%

DFDPX - Expenses

Operational Fees

DFDPX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.15% 0.01% 23.28% 39.40%
Management Fee 0.99% 0.00% 1.50% 94.53%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 1.02% 56.16%

Sales Fees

DFDPX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 0.50% 8.50% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A

Trading Fees

DFDPX 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.

DFDPX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 23.00% 0.00% 464.00% 23.46%

DFDPX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

DFDPX Category Low Category High DFDPX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 17.98% 11.68%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

DFDPX Category Low Category High DFDPX % Rank
Net Income Ratio -0.30% -8.87% 2.43% 71.73%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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DFDPX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Daniel Dent


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jul 16, 2001

19.31

19.3%

Daniel F. Dent, CFA, founded D.F. Dent and Company in 1976. Prior to that, Mr. Dent was a Vice President in the investment counseling division T. Rowe Price Associates. He began his investment career as a securities analyst at Butcher Sherred in Philadelphia. Mr. Dent graduated cum laude from Princeton University in 1963, served as a Naval Officer for 3 years, and later received an MBA in finance and investments from the Wharton School of Finance. He is a CFA Charterholder and a past president of the Baltimore Security Analysts Society, an organization of approximately 750 practicing investment professionals in Baltimore. Mr. Dent has served as a trustee and director of various non-profit organizations. In addition to being Chairman of D.F. Dent and Company, Mr. Dent serves as a portfolio manager and analyst, spending the majority of his time analyzing public companies and managing client portfolios. Security Analysts Society, an organization of approximately 750 practicing investment professionals in Baltimore. Mr. Dent has served as a trustee and director of various non-profit organizations.

Matthew Dent


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 01, 2012

8.0

8.0%

Matthew F. Dent, CFA, joined the firm in the summer of 2001 with four years of investment experience. Prior to joining D.F. Dent and Company, Mr. Dent served as a research associate at Stafford Capital in San Francisco, a research associate at Robertson Stephens in San Francisco, and as an investment banking analyst at DB Alex Brown in Baltimore. Mr. Dent is a graduate of Brown University, where he received a B.A. in both Economics and Organizational Behavior and Management. Mr. Dent is a CFA Charterholder and is currently a member of the CFA Institute and the Baltimore Security Analysts Society. He serves on the board of a local non-profit organization and is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). Mr. Dent is President of D.F. Dent and Company and serves as a portfolio manager and analyst.

Bruce Kennedy


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 01, 2012

8.0

8.0%

Bruce L. Kennedy, II, CFA, Director of Research since 2014, Vice President since 2010 and Research Analyst from 2007-2010, joined D.F. Dent in the summer of 2007 with four years of investment experience. Prior to joining D.F. Dent, he served as an Investment Banking Analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York, an Associate Analyst at T. Rowe Price in Baltimore from 2001 to 2005, and as a Summer Analyst at Wasatch Advisors in Salt Lake City in 2006. Mr. Kennedy received an A.B. from Dartmouth College cum laude in Economics and History, and an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2007. Mr. Kennedy is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.01 52.87 7.78 0.83
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