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Nicholas

NICSX - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return 7.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 13.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 10.7%
  • Net Assets $3.02 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 31.7%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$74.51
$49.20
$76.47

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.72%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 15.36%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $500
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification


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

Overview

Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

$62.73

+0.58%

$225.37 B

0.61%

$0.38

22.69%

0.63%

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$284.74

+0.20%

$134.60 B

0.56%

$1.58

31.92%

0.20%

$17.12

+0.77%

$130.71 B

0.00%

$0.00

24.87%

0.85%

$234.28

+0.49%

$130.28 B

0.75%

$1.74

26.42%

0.04%

$118.52

-1.76%

$130.28 B

0.45%

$0.55

26.26%

0.17%

NICSX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 7.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 13.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 10.7%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.49%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Nicholas Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    Nicholas
  • Inception Date
    Jul 14, 1969
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    No Load
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    David Nicholas

Fund Description

The fund primarily invests in common stocks of domestic small, medium- and large-sized companies believed to have growth potential. The adviser believes a company's annual sales volume and market capitalization (the number of shares outstanding multiplied by the per share price) are the factors most illustrative of a company's size. In distinguishing company size in terms of sales volume, the adviser considers a company's sales volume relative to peer companies in the company's industry.


NICSX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period NICSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 7.7% -69.3% 106.9% 91.30%
1 Yr 16.0% -9.0% 155.9% 89.30%
3 Yr 13.8%* -5.1% 45.9% 78.75%
5 Yr 10.7%* -9.5% 35.0% 95.37%
10 Yr 13.7%* 5.5% 23.4% 75.32%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period NICSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 23.2% -28.8% 76.0% 56.43%
2018 -8.7% -64.5% 10.6% 33.01%
2017 1.2% -68.7% 64.3% 96.40%
2016 -2.6% -56.6% 15.3% 67.09%
2015 -8.3% -82.5% 11.4% 78.57%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period NICSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 7.7% -69.3% 106.9% 90.86%
1 Yr 16.0% -10.5% 153.3% 86.42%
3 Yr 13.8%* -7.0% 45.9% 77.47%
5 Yr 10.7%* -10.5% 35.0% 94.89%
10 Yr 13.7%* 5.5% 23.4% 74.57%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period NICSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 23.2% -28.8% 76.0% 56.58%
2018 -1.5% -64.5% 16.5% 18.94%
2017 17.5% -24.8% 64.3% 84.93%
2016 0.9% -56.6% 17.1% 62.93%
2015 -3.0% -38.0% 17.3% 76.52%

NAV & Total Return History


NICSX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

NICSX Category Low Category High NICSX % Rank
Net Assets 3.02 B 10.3 K 225 B 36.36%
Number of Holdings 63 1 2370 51.45%
Net Assets in Top 10 884 M 425 K 89.8 B 42.67%
Weighting of Top 10 31.67% 10.7% 100.0% 87.56%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 5.10%
  2. Apple Inc 4.55%
  3. Alphabet Inc Class C 3.60%
  4. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc 3.09%
  5. Visa Inc Class A 2.87%
  6. Aon PLC 2.86%
  7. Amazon.com Inc 2.57%
  8. The Home Depot Inc 2.42%
  9. Cintas Corp 2.41%
  10. O'Reilly Automotive Inc 2.19%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High NICSX % Rank
Stocks
96.83% 56.28% 112.08% 78.29%
Cash
3.17% -12.08% 40.08% 18.07%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 2.39% 74.46%
Other
0.00% -7.45% 18.94% 75.98%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 6.89% 71.63%
Bonds
0.00% -0.47% 13.73% 72.36%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High NICSX % Rank
Technology
23.64% 0.00% 54.96% 83.96%
Healthcare
19.87% 0.00% 69.42% 13.06%
Financial Services
15.96% 0.00% 41.61% 9.43%
Consumer Cyclical
14.85% 0.00% 44.53% 58.06%
Industrials
10.55% 0.00% 27.72% 8.64%
Communication Services
6.16% 0.00% 67.67% 94.56%
Consumer Defense
5.92% 0.00% 18.61% 19.01%
Real Estate
1.91% 0.00% 23.28% 41.65%
Energy
1.14% 0.00% 19.81% 16.55%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 11.79% 80.84%
Basic Materials
0.00% 0.00% 13.33% 91.44%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High NICSX % Rank
US
94.32% 54.86% 106.92% 46.81%
Non US
2.51% 0.00% 36.31% 64.66%

NICSX - Expenses

Operational Fees

NICSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.72% 0.01% 23.28% 76.58%
Management Fee 0.65% 0.00% 1.50% 56.67%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 1.02% N/A

Sales Fees

NICSX 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

NICSX 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.

NICSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 15.36% 0.00% 464.00% 12.84%

NICSX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

NICSX Category Low Category High NICSX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 18.65% 73.29%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

NICSX Category Low Category High NICSX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.49% -8.87% 2.43% 25.93%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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NICSX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

David Nicholas


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 30, 2011

9.43

9.4%

Dave Nicholas joined Nicholas Company as an investment analyst in 1986. He serves in a leadership position for the company as CEO and President, while primarily focusing his efforts day-to-day on investments as a Portfolio Manager and the Chief Investment Officer. Dave earned a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed his M.S. in Finance at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he is a member of the University’s Business School Advisory Board. He has earned the right to use the CFA designation and is a member of the CFA Society Milwaukee.

Michael Shelton


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Aug 29, 2016

4.09

4.1%

Michael joined Nicholas Company in 2006. He serves as lead portfolio manager of Nicholas Equity Income Fund, co-portfolio manager of Nicholas Fund and is a senior research analyst. Michael has a depth of knowledge following years of covering the healthcare, technology and industrial sectors. Michael has had the opportunity to work alongside Dave and Ab Nicholas analyzing companies for each of the investment strategies. This experience has provided a sound basis for his adoption of the long held Nicholas investment philosophy and process. Prior to joining Nicholas Company, Michael worked for the Department of Defense Financing & Accounting Service as a financial analyst. He spent three years with Robert W. Baird as a research analyst and at McDonald Investments for one year focusing on healthcare companies. Before starting his investment career, he worked with Ernst & Young as an auditor and tax consultant. Michael has earned his CPA and CFA designations. He graduated magna cum laude from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and obtained his MBA from The Ohio State University. He is a member of the CFA Society Milwaukee. Michael joined Nicholas Company in 2006. He serves as lead portfolio manager of Nicholas Equity Income Fund, co-portfolio manager of Nicholas Fund and is a senior research analyst. Michael has a depth of knowledge following years of covering the healthcare, technology and industrial sectors. Michael has had the opportunity to work alongside Dave and Ab Nicholas analyzing companies for each of the investment strategies. This experience has provided a sound basis for his adoption of the long held Nicholas investment philosophy and process. Prior to joining Nicholas Company, Michael worked for the Department of Defense Financing & Accounting Service as a financial analyst. He spent three years with Robert W. Baird as a research analyst and at McDonald Investments for one year focusing on healthcare companies. Before starting his investment career, he worked with Ernst & Young as an auditor and tax consultant. Michael has earned his CPA and CFA designations. He graduated magna cum laude from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and obtained his MBA from The Ohio State University. He is a member of the CFA Society Milwaukee.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.06 52.78 7.84 0.75