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Name

As of 12/05/2023

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

Watchlist

$9.70

$299 M

2.47%

$0.24

0.66%

Vitals

YTD Return

2.9%

1 yr return

2.3%

3 Yr Avg Return

-1.3%

5 Yr Avg Return

1.1%

Net Assets

$299 M

Holdings in Top 10

11.4%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$9.7
N/A
N/A

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 0.66%

SALES FEES

Front Load N/A

Deferred Load N/A

TRADING FEES

Turnover 19.00%

Redemption Fee N/A


Min Investment

Standard (Taxable)

$0

IRA

N/A


Fund Classification

Fund Type

Open End Mutual Fund


Name

As of 12/05/2023

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

Watchlist

$9.70

$299 M

2.47%

$0.24

0.66%

UTAFX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 2.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -1.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 1.1%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency N/A
  • Net Income Ratio 1.96%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 2.5%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Aquila Tax-Free Fund For Utah
  • Fund Family Name
    Aquila Group of Funds
  • Inception Date
    Jun 11, 2018
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    F
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    US
  • Manager
    James Thompson

Fund Description

Under normal circumstances, at least 80% of the Fund’s net assets will be invested in municipal obligations that pay interest exempt, in the opinion of bond counsel, from Utah state individual and regular Federal income taxes, the income paid upon which will not be subject to the Federal alternative minimum tax on individuals. These obligations are issued by the State of Utah, its counties and various other local authorities, certain other governmental issuers, and by other states and entities that do not tax interest from obligations issued by the State of Utah. These obligations also include obligations issued by other states, the interest on which is exempt, in the opinion of bond counsel or other appropriate counsel, from regular Federal income tax and, pursuant to Utah statutory authority, from Utah individual (but not corporate) income taxes. We call these obligations “Utah Double-Exempt Obligations.” Under normal circumstances, at least 50% of the Fund’s assets will consist of obligations of Utah-based issuers. Utah Double-Exempt Obligations may include participation or other interests in municipal securities and variable rate demand notes. Some Utah Double-Exempt Obligations, such as general obligation issues, are backed by the issuer’s taxing authority, while other Utah Double-Exempt Obligations, such as revenue bonds, are backed only by revenues from certain facilities or other sources and not by the issuer itself. These obligations can be of any maturity, but the Fund’s weighted average maturity has traditionally been between 5 and 15 years. The Fund is classified as a “non-diversified” investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the “1940 Act”), which means it may invest a greater percentage of its assets in a smaller number of issuers than a diversified fund.

At the time of purchase, the Fund’s Utah Double-Exempt Obligations must be of investment grade quality. This means that they must either

· be rated within the four highest credit ratings assigned by nationally recognized statistical rating organizations or,
· if unrated, be determined to be of comparable quality by the Fund’s Manager, Aquila Investment Management LLC.

The Fund may invest a significant portion of its assets in unrated securities, including those issued in private placement transactions. From time to time, the Fund may hold a significant percentage, or all, of the outstanding private placement bonds issued by certain issuers.

The Manager selects obligations for the Fund’s portfolio in order to achieve the Fund’s objective by considering various characteristics including quality, maturity and coupon rate.

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UTAFX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period UTAFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 2.9% -2.6% 33.5% 73.72%
1 Yr 2.3% -4.8% 29.8% 69.95%
3 Yr -1.3%* -11.0% 6103.8% 47.94%
5 Yr 1.1%* -4.9% 1103.3% 60.33%
10 Yr N/A* -0.3% 248.0% 38.41%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period UTAFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2022 -9.1% -40.2% 0.3% 28.27%
2021 -1.4% -5.6% 6.9% 88.45%
2020 2.2% -2.6% 310.0% 27.91%
2019 3.2% 0.0% 26.0% 72.65%
2018 N/A -25.2% 11.0% N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period UTAFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 2.9% -2.6% 33.5% 73.72%
1 Yr 2.3% -4.8% 29.8% 69.95%
3 Yr -1.3%* -11.0% 6103.8% 47.94%
5 Yr 1.1%* -4.9% 1103.3% 60.33%
10 Yr N/A* -0.3% 248.0% 36.71%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period UTAFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2022 -6.9% -40.2% 1.1% 25.62%
2021 0.8% -4.8% 23761504.0% 70.69%
2020 4.5% -1.5% 17127.1% 41.10%
2019 4.6% 0.2% 3514.6% 82.61%
2018 N/A -11.3% 15.0% N/A

NAV & Total Return History


UTAFX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

UTAFX Category Low Category High UTAFX % Rank
Net Assets 299 M 3.48 M 68.1 B 59.34%
Number of Holdings 305 2 13001 39.49%
Net Assets in Top 10 34.1 M -317 M 5.07 B 72.68%
Weighting of Top 10 11.39% 1.4% 100.2% 77.76%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Utah Charter School Finance Authority 1.47%
  2. Dreyfus Treasury Obligations Cash Management Fund 1.42%
  3. County of Weber UT 1.29%
  4. Utah Transit Authority 1.13%
  5. Utah Transit Authority 1.09%
  6. City of Salt Lake City UT Airport Revenue 1.06%
  7. Utah Charter School Finance Authority 1.05%
  8. Utah Municipal Power Agency 0.99%
  9. Utah Transit Authority 0.98%
  10. Utah Housing Corp 0.92%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High UTAFX % Rank
Bonds
95.86% 0.00% 150.86% 85.87%
Cash
4.14% -50.86% 48.14% 11.27%
Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 99.82% 91.09%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 0.52% 88.85%
Other
0.00% -8.54% 33.35% 84.27%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.93% 88.87%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High UTAFX % Rank
Municipal
97.69% 44.39% 100.00% 59.59%
Cash & Equivalents
1.42% 0.00% 48.14% 25.03%
Derivative
0.00% -8.54% 24.50% 83.82%
Securitized
0.00% 0.00% 5.93% 88.87%
Corporate
0.00% 0.00% 9.41% 90.41%
Government
0.00% 0.00% 52.02% 89.00%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High UTAFX % Rank
US
95.86% 0.00% 142.23% 82.80%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 23.89% 88.98%

UTAFX - Expenses

Operational Fees

UTAFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.66% 0.03% 20.65% 58.94%
Management Fee 0.50% 0.00% 1.20% 86.70%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.44% N/A

Sales Fees

UTAFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 0.50% 4.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 0.25% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

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

UTAFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 19.00% 0.00% 283.00% 57.05%

UTAFX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

UTAFX Category Low Category High UTAFX % Rank
Dividend Yield 2.47% 0.00% 4.57% 89.56%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

UTAFX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly

Net Income Ratio Analysis

UTAFX Category Low Category High UTAFX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.96% -0.53% 5.33% 49.26%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Distributions History

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UTAFX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

James Thompson


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Oct 01, 2009

12.67

12.7%

Mr. Thompson has served as a portfolio manager for Aquila Investment Management LLC since 2009. Prior to joining the Aquila Group of Funds, Thompson was a Senior Vice President, underwriter and municipal bond trader with Wells Fargo Brokerage Services and First Security Bank in Salt Lake City. He was also a member of the municipal credit committee of each firm. From 1987 to 1991, Mr. Thompson was employed with Wedbush Morgan Securities in Los Angeles where he helped establish the municipal unit investment trust sales desk. Prior to that, he was a financial and operations principal, municipal trader and manager of the municipal underwriting desk for Financial Market Securities, based in Orange, CA. Thompson is a native of Utah and attended California State University, Fullerton.

Royden Durham


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 03, 2017

5.16

5.2%

Mr. Durham has served as a portfolio manager since 2017. He also serves as a member of the portfolio management teams of Aquila Churchill Tax-Free Fund of Kentucky and Aquila Tax-Free Fund For Utah. Mr. Durham has over forty years of experience in the financial services industry. Most recently Mr. Durham served in a trust capacity for JP Morgan Chase. Prior to that, he was a portfolio manager for Regions Morgan Keegan Trust and the Louisville Trust Company. He is a graduate of Heidelberg College with a B.A. in Economics and German.

Anthony Tanner


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 07, 2018

4.24

4.2%

Mr. Tanner joined the Aquila Investment Management LLC portfolio management team on March 2018. Prior to joining Aquila, Mr. Tanner was a Senior Wealth Manager at BNY Mellon Wealth Management from 2016 to 2018, a Senior Client Advisor at BMO Private Bank from 2014 to 2015, and a Senior Fixed Income Manager at Wells Fargo Private Bank from 2010 to 2014.Mr. Tanner has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Before that, Mr. Tanner was a vice president of OppenheimerFunds' Rochester Division from 1991-2003. Previously, he served as a municipal bond trader and underwriter with Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. from 1986 to 1988. From 1984 to 1986, he was an investment banking officer at Centerre Bank in St. Louis, Mo. Mr. Tanner received an MBA in finance from the University of Rochester, Simon Business School, and a Bachelor’s degree in business from St. Louis University. He is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the Phoenix CFA Society.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.08 35.05 7.35 1.58