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Emerald Growth A

HSPGX - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return 7.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 18.2%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 19.5%
  • Net Assets $1.61 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 19.3%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$35.95
$21.15
$38.07

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.02%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 4.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 48.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

Closed to new investors as of Dec 31, 2015
  • Standard (Taxable) $2,000
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification


Compare HSPGX to Popular U.S. Small-Cap Growth Equity Funds and ETFs

Overview

Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

$80.23

+0.13%

$35.95 B

-

$0.00

6.69%

0.19%

$285.42

+0.11%

$35.95 B

0.29%

$0.82

6.64%

0.07%

$143.79

+0.22%

$22.97 B

0.11%

$0.16

11.72%

0.41%

$40.28

+0.22%

$12.55 B

-

$0.00

4.68%

0.76%

$78.27

+1.01%

$12.44 B

-

$0.00

11.19%

1.01%

HSPGX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 7.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 16.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 18.3%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.64%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Emerald Growth Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    Emerald
  • Inception Date
    Oct 01, 1992
  • Shares Outstanding
    4632831
  • Share Class
    A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Kenneth Mertz

Fund Description

Under normal conditions, the fund typically invests in equity securities, including common stocks, preferred stocks, and securities convertible into common or preferred stocks. It can invest in companies from a wide range of industries and of various sizes. This includes smaller companies, which are defined by the Adviser as those having a market capitalization equal to or less than that of the largest companies in the Russell 2000 Index.


HSPGX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period HSPGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 7.2% -42.3% 63.1% 63.87%
1 Yr 88.8% 13.3% 273.2% 48.65%
3 Yr 18.2%* -6.7% 60.7% 56.63%
5 Yr 19.5%* 1.8% 41.0% 55.03%
10 Yr 14.2%* -3.4% 21.3% 34.57%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period HSPGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 27.5% -63.0% 340.3% 49.51%
2019 26.5% -22.8% 42.9% 27.61%
2018 -21.1% -76.3% 13.6% 63.11%
2017 27.7% -52.6% 37.0% 8.08%
2016 10.5% -49.0% 25.6% 28.51%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period HSPGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 7.2% -42.3% 63.1% 63.87%
1 Yr 79.9% 10.5% 273.2% 72.38%
3 Yr 16.3%* -7.9% 60.7% 71.15%
5 Yr 18.3%* 1.3% 41.0% 61.60%
10 Yr 13.7%* -3.7% 21.3% 45.00%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period HSPGX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 27.5% -63.0% 340.3% 49.51%
2019 26.5% -22.8% 42.9% 27.61%
2018 -12.2% -54.2% 14.5% 47.73%
2017 27.7% -8.4% 42.0% 15.77%
2016 10.5% -16.4% 31.4% 40.12%

NAV & Total Return History


HSPGX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

HSPGX Category Low Category High HSPGX % Rank
Net Assets 1.61 B 1.67 M 35.9 B 35.33%
Number of Holdings 132 6 1235 29.81%
Net Assets in Top 10 322 M 638 K 4.01 B 35.96%
Weighting of Top 10 19.33% 4.6% 100.0% 57.19%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Horizon Therapeutics PLC 2.34%
  2. Horizon Therapeutics PLC 2.34%
  3. Horizon Therapeutics PLC 2.34%
  4. Horizon Therapeutics PLC 2.34%
  5. Horizon Therapeutics PLC 2.34%
  6. Horizon Therapeutics PLC 2.34%
  7. Horizon Therapeutics PLC 2.34%
  8. Horizon Therapeutics PLC 2.34%
  9. Horizon Therapeutics PLC 2.34%
  10. Horizon Therapeutics PLC 2.34%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High HSPGX % Rank
Stocks
98.75% 49.24% 100.52% 34.38%
Cash
1.25% -3.44% 23.24% 63.41%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 2.45% 43.22%
Other
0.00% -4.63% 49.68% 47.95%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.07% 38.96%
Bonds
0.00% -0.03% 1.95% 38.80%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High HSPGX % Rank
Healthcare
27.22% 0.00% 58.75% 57.26%
Technology
20.77% 0.00% 74.93% 75.71%
Industrials
15.04% 0.00% 34.13% 69.72%
Consumer Cyclical
14.55% 0.00% 29.41% 27.44%
Financial Services
9.99% 0.00% 100.00% 21.92%
Consumer Defense
6.88% 0.00% 14.47% 9.46%
Communication Services
3.57% 0.00% 19.61% 21.77%
Basic Materials
1.44% 0.00% 10.61% 56.47%
Utilities
0.54% 0.00% 3.88% 21.45%
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 24.53% 88.80%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 5.16% 69.87%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High HSPGX % Rank
US
98.75% 32.21% 99.99% 7.57%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 27.85% 95.90%

HSPGX - Expenses

Operational Fees

HSPGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.02% 0.01% 23.73% 69.60%
Management Fee 0.57% 0.00% 1.50% 10.43%
12b-1 Fee 0.35% 0.00% 1.00% 65.36%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.40% N/A

Sales Fees

HSPGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 4.75% 2.50% 5.75% 87.95%
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A

Trading Fees

HSPGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 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.

HSPGX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 48.00% 0.00% 442.00% 36.29%

HSPGX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

HSPGX Category Low Category High HSPGX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 7.33% 41.17%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

HSPGX Category Low Category High HSPGX % Rank
Net Income Ratio -0.64% -3.17% 1.48% 51.67%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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HSPGX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Kenneth Mertz


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Oct 01, 1992

28.52

28.5%

Mr. Mertz is Chief Investment Officer and President of Emerald Advisers, LLC and a member of the Small Cap Portfolio Management team. He is also a Co-Manager of the Emerald Banking & Finance Fund. Portfolio Manager, Emerald Financial Services Private Equity Fund I, LP.; past Trustee and Vice President of the Emerald Mutual Funds; Chief Investment Officer, PA State Employees’ Retirement System (1985-1992); Member, CFA Institute; past Member, Pennsylvania State University Research Foundation; past Trustee, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Board of Pensions; past Trustee, Pennsylvania State University Endowment Council (1998-2004); and past Chair, President, & Director of Central Pennsylvania Investment Managers.

Stacey Sears


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 31, 2002

19.18

19.2%

Ms. Sears is Senior Vice President and a senior member of the Small Cap Portfolio Management team, working directly with the research team, interacting with team members across economic sectors and helping guide the day-to-day portfolio management decision-making process. Sears was employed by the Advisor’s parent company from 1992 to 2001, holding a variety of positions including investment analyst. Ms. Sears is also responsible for portfolio risk monitoring, portfolio attribution analysis, as well as Emerald’s portfolio management-related client communications. From a research perspective, Ms. Sears maintains research coverage of the Retail, Apparel, Restaurant, Consumer Goods and Consumer Technology companies. She has been quoted in Fortune, Money, the Dow Jones News Service and various regional newspapers. Ms. Sears received a BS in Business Administration from Millersville University and an MBA from Villanova University.

Joseph Garner


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 01, 2006

14.93

14.9%

Mr. Garner is Director of Research and a member of the Small Cap Portfolio Management team. Mr. Garner’s research efforts are focused on small and mid-sized firms in the Business Services, Capital Goods, Consumer, Financial Services, and Technology sectors. In 1997, he was named as a “Home-Run Hitter” by Institutional Investor magazine, and has appeared on Bloomberg Television and CNBC. He also has been quoted in Fortune, Bloomberg Business News, USA Today, Dow Jones News Service, Standard & Poor’s, MarketWatch, Investor’s Business Daily, Wall Street Journal, and other media. Mr. Garner serves as a Director for the Millersville University Foundation and Chairman of the Investment Committee and previously served as the President of the Board of Directors for the Foundation. Prior to joining Emerald, Mr. Garner was the Program Manager of the PA Economic Development Financing Authority (PEDFA) and an Economic Development Analyst with the PA Department of Commerce’s Office of Technology Development. Mr. Garner received an MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, and graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Economics from Millersville University.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.03 29.27 8.48 4.08