VLIFX: Value Line Mid Cap Focused

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VLIFX Value Line Mid Cap Focused


Profile

VLIFX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return -6.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 8.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 9.6%
  • Net Assets $375 M
  • Holdings in Top 10 45.2%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$23.77
$17.94
$27.82

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.11%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 19.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $1,000
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return -6.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 8.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 9.6%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.27%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Value Line Mid Cap Focused Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    Value Line
  • Inception Date
    Mar 01, 1950
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    No Load
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Stephen Grant

Fund Description

The fund invests substantially all of the fund's net assets in common stocks. Under normal circumstances, the Adviser invests at least 80% of the fund's assets in common stocks and other equity securities of mid-sized companies (the "80% Policy"). During the investment selection process, the Adviser performs fundamental and quantitative analysis on each company and utilizes the rankings of companies by the Value Line Timeliness™ Ranking System (the "Ranking System") to assist in selecting securities for purchase.


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Categories

Performance

VLIFX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VLIFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -6.7% -30.2% 1652.5% 75.77%
1 Yr 3.6% -69.1% 1784.2% 43.68%
3 Yr 8.8%* -46.8% 170.8% 17.48%
5 Yr 9.6%* -34.5% 15.5% 5.41%
10 Yr 13.2%* -15.8% 16.1% 2.71%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VLIFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 33.4% -50.2% 44.9% 16.40%
2018 -0.4% -51.7% 9.2% 2.75%
2017 17.9% -21.1% 36.0% 41.55%
2016 8.5% -61.7% 40.3% 11.53%
2015 3.0% -54.0% 12.2% 2.18%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VLIFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD -6.7% -30.2% 1652.5% 75.77%
1 Yr 3.6% -69.1% 1784.2% 43.68%
3 Yr 8.8%* -42.6% 170.8% 30.08%
5 Yr 9.6%* -27.8% 17.5% 14.29%
10 Yr 13.2%* -10.6% 17.0% 15.66%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VLIFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 33.4% -50.2% 44.9% 16.40%
2018 -0.4% -51.7% 12.2% 8.06%
2017 17.9% -7.0% 39.4% 78.25%
2016 8.5% -61.7% 40.3% 21.38%
2015 3.0% -54.0% 12.2% 16.99%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

VLIFX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

VLIFX Category Low Category High VLIFX % Rank
Net Assets 375 M 700 K 29.5 B 63.14%
Number of Holdings 36 16 2519 89.76%
Net Assets in Top 10 160 M 173 K 5.98 B 56.83%
Weighting of Top 10 45.24% 6.8% 89.2% 11.95%

Top 10 Holdings

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High VLIFX % Rank
Stocks
98.40% 82.66% 100.31% 42.66%
Cash
1.60% -2.13% 17.34% 52.90%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 1.84% 94.88%
Other
0.00% -14.45% 3.40% 94.20%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.25% 95.39%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 2.30% 94.88%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VLIFX % Rank
Technology
34.54% 0.00% 56.27% 19.80%
Industrials
21.00% 0.00% 31.98% 8.19%
Consumer Cyclical
14.08% 0.11% 54.76% 32.08%
Healthcare
11.52% 0.00% 40.45% 92.66%
Financial Services
9.70% 0.00% 41.91% 25.43%
Consumer Defense
6.12% 0.00% 16.95% 20.99%
Real Estate
3.03% 0.00% 20.39% 59.90%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 7.38% 96.08%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 39.70% 98.12%
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 26.42% 99.66%
Basic Materials
0.00% 0.00% 18.18% 98.63%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VLIFX % Rank
US
93.05% 80.47% 99.99% 54.27%
Non US
5.35% 0.00% 16.25% 35.32%

Expenses

VLIFX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VLIFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.11% 0.05% 27.43% 56.17%
Management Fee 0.64% 0.00% 1.50% 20.00%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 61.81%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.40% N/A

Sales Fees

VLIFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 2.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

VLIFX 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.

VLIFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 19.00% 1.93% 385.00% 15.64%

Distributions

VLIFX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VLIFX Category Low Category High VLIFX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 44.69% 94.88%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

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

Net Income Ratio Analysis

VLIFX Category Low Category High VLIFX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.27% -2.56% 1.52% 8.49%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

VLIFX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Stephen Grant


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 01, 2009

11.09

11.1%

Mr. Grant has been a portfolio manager with EULAV Asset Management or its predecessor since 1991.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.08 33.35 8.11 3.17