DUGAX: Delaware US Growth A

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DUGAX Delaware US Growth A


Profile

DUGAX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 24.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 0.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return -1.3%
  • Net Assets $2.39 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 53.9%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$25.69
$15.73
$25.69

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.15%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 35.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $1,000
  • IRA $250

Fund Classification


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 24.6%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 5.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 5.2%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.28%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Delaware U.S. Growth Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    Delaware Funds by Macquarie
  • Inception Date
    Dec 03, 1993
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Christopher Bonavico

Fund Description

Under normal circumstances, the fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets, plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes, in U.S. investments (80% policy). It invests primarily in common stocks of companies that its portfolio managers believe have long-term capital appreciation potential and are expected to grow faster than the U.S. economy.


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Performance

DUGAX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DUGAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 24.6% -91.6% 106.0% 18.80%
1 Yr 19.8% -92.0% 96.5% 54.54%
3 Yr 0.8%* -59.0% 38.9% 83.14%
5 Yr -1.3%* -41.4% 22.1% 87.44%
10 Yr 7.8%* -18.4% 18.2% 55.26%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DUGAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 13.3% -67.9% 49.9% 88.26%
2018 -23.2% -65.5% 10.6% 91.41%
2017 12.9% -46.3% 52.2% 77.53%
2016 -12.2% -43.3% 15.3% 89.48%
2015 -6.9% -82.5% 11.4% 71.43%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period DUGAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 24.6% -91.6% 106.0% 18.80%
1 Yr 19.8% -92.0% 96.5% 54.54%
3 Yr 5.1%* -57.9% 38.9% 81.64%
5 Yr 5.2%* -38.8% 27.1% 80.15%
10 Yr 11.7%* -16.5% 22.3% 57.55%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period DUGAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 13.3% -67.9% 49.9% 88.34%
2018 -23.2% -65.5% 16.5% 94.52%
2017 27.9% -28.2% 52.2% 39.30%
2016 -5.4% -43.3% 17.1% 90.31%
2015 5.0% -38.0% 17.3% 29.77%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

DUGAX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

DUGAX Category Low Category High DUGAX % Rank
Net Assets 2.39 B 858 K 206 B 36.39%
Number of Holdings 34 1 2209 89.01%
Net Assets in Top 10 1.06 B 399 K 71.6 B 35.63%
Weighting of Top 10 53.91% 13.2% 100.0% 10.01%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 11.85%
  2. Visa Inc Class A 5.47%
  3. Amazon.com Inc 5.41%
  4. Ball Corp 4.93%
  5. Charter Communications Inc A 4.82%
  6. IQVIA Holdings Inc 4.60%
  7. CME Group Inc Class A 4.59%
  8. Alphabet Inc A 4.40%
  9. UnitedHealth Group Inc 4.02%
  10. Mastercard Inc A 3.83%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High DUGAX % Rank
Stocks
98.77% 82.99% 103.32% 50.42%
Other
1.01% -3.26% 5.14% 5.08%
Cash
0.22% -3.33% 17.02% 84.00%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 2.55% 71.65%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.52% 69.29%
Bonds
0.00% -0.24% 13.73% 70.66%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High DUGAX % Rank
Technology
28.56% 10.36% 54.73% 61.87%
Financial Services
24.14% 0.00% 41.40% 2.88%
Communication Services
16.71% 0.00% 29.93% 15.92%
Consumer Cyclical
15.66% 0.00% 44.53% 43.29%
Healthcare
12.92% 0.00% 48.60% 79.61%
Industrials
2.02% 0.00% 24.88% 89.99%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 6.86% 79.38%
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 22.16% 93.78%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 8.11% 82.64%
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 21.78% 97.42%
Basic Materials
0.00% 0.00% 11.07% 91.21%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High DUGAX % Rank
US
98.77% 78.13% 100.25% 11.68%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 18.14% 96.74%

Expenses

DUGAX - Expenses

Operational Fees

DUGAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.15% 0.01% 24.73% 43.77%
Management Fee 0.57% 0.00% 1.40% 33.03%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 47.71%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 1.02% N/A

Sales Fees

DUGAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 5.75% 0.50% 8.50% 30.53%
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A

Trading Fees

DUGAX 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.

DUGAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 35.00% 0.00% 464.00% 41.10%

Distributions

DUGAX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

DUGAX Category Low Category High DUGAX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 19.49% 69.86%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

DUGAX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

DUGAX Category Low Category High DUGAX % Rank
Net Income Ratio -0.28% -2.06% 2.43% 70.15%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

DUGAX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Christopher Bonavico


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 14, 2005

15.31

15.3%

Christopher J. Bonavico, portfolio manager and analyst, joined JSP in April 2014. Previously, he was a vice president, senior portfolio manager and analyst at Delaware, and was a senior portfolio manager on its Focus Growth Equity team (2005 to 2014). Prior to that, he was a principal and portfolio manager at Transamerica Investment Management (1993 to 2005).

Daniel Prislin


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 14, 2005

15.31

15.3%

Daniel J. Prislin, portfolio manager and analyst, joined Jackson Square Partners in April 2014. Previously, he was a vice president, senior portfolio manager and analyst at Delaware, and was a senior portfolio manager on its Focus Growth Equity team (2005 to 2014). Prior to that, he was a principal and portfolio manager at Transamerica Investment Management (1998 to 2005).

Jeffrey Van Harte


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 14, 2005

15.31

15.3%

Jeffrey S. Van Harte, chairman and the chief investment officer, joined Jackson Square Partners in April 2014. Previously, he was a senior vice president and the chief investment officer at Delaware, and was the chief investment officer for its Focus Growth Equity team (2005 to 2014). Prior to that, he was a principal and executive vice president at Transamerica Investment Management (1980 to 2005).

Christopher Ericksen


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 01, 2005

14.92

14.9%

Christopher M. Ericksen, portfolio manager and analyst, joined Jackson Square Partners in April 2014. Previously, he was a vice president, portfolio manager and analyst at Delaware, and was a portfolio manager on its Focus Growth Equity team (2005 to 2014). Prior to that, he was a portfolio manager at Transamerica Investment Management. Before joining Transamerica in 2004, he was a vice president at Goldman Sachs in investment banking and investment management (1994 to 2004).

William Montana


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 07, 2019

1.56

1.6%

William Montana, a portfolio manager and analyst, joined Jackson Square Partners in September 2014. Previously, he was an associate at TPG Capital, a private equity firm, and focused on growth capital opportunities (2011 to 2014). Prior to that, he was an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs and focused on financial institutions.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.01 52.61 8.36 1.25