Compare the Royce Funds
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At a Glance
As of 12/31/18

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Style

Core

Value

Market Cap

Small-Cap

Small-Cap

Volatility

Below Average

Below Average

Status

Open to new investors
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Why invest?

  • Small-cap core fund that invests primarily in what Royce believes are "premier" small-cap companies (generally market caps up to $3 billion at the time of investment) with discernible competitive advantages, high returns on capital, and a sustainable, moat-like franchise
  • Focuses on leading quality companies, those with low debt, the ability to generate excess cash flow, and attractive prospects that are selling at prices Royce believes do not fully reflect these attributes
  • Outperformed its benchmark, the Russell 2000 Index, for the 1-, 3-, 15-, 20-, 25-year, and since inception (12/31/91) periods ended 12/31/18
  • Small-cap value fund (generally market caps up to $3 billion) that looks for conservatively managed companies with transparent accounting that have a viable niche or franchise whose stock can be bought below its economic value
  • Seeks companies with superior balance sheets, sustainable returns on invested capital, and strong levels of free cash flow from operations, among other attributes
  • Outperformed its benchmark, the Russell 2000 Index, for the 1-, 3-, 20-year, and since inception (5/1/98) periods ended 12/31/18

Inception Date

12/31/91
05/01/98

Portfolio Managers

Lauren Romeo, Chuck Royce, Steven McBoyle

Charlie Dreifus, Steven McBoyle

Portfolio Diagnostics As of 12/31/18

 

Premier

Special Equity

Total Net Assets

1.67B

1.20B

Holdings

56

39

Average Market Cap

2.93B

1.28B

Active Share

97%

98%

2018
Portfolio Turnover

23%

21%

Weighted Average P/E,

16.2x

18.2x

Weighted Average P/B

2.3x

1.7x

Weighted Average P/S

-

-

Composition As of 12/31/18

 

Premier

Special Equity

Morningstar Style Map

The Morningstar Style Map is the Morningstar Style Box™ with the center 75% of fund holdings plotted as the Morningstar Ownership Zone™. The Morningstar Style Box is designed to reveal a fund's investment strategy. The Morningstar Ownership Zone provides detail about a portfolio's investment style by showing the range of stock sizes and styles. The Ownership Zone is derived by plotting each stock in the portfolio within the proprietary Morningstar Style Box. The shaded area represents the center 75% of the Fund's assets while the plot point in the middle represents the weighted average of its holdings. Over time, the shape and location of a fund's ownership zone may vary.

Geographic Breakdown

Sector Breakdowns

Premier

Special Equity

Industrials

34.6

20.4

Information Technology

18.0

17.4

Financials

15.2

-

Consumer Discretionary

9.8

24.5

Materials

8.9

3.1

Health Care

4.1

-

Energy

3.6

1.0

Consumer Staples

2.8

9.5

Real Estate

1.5

3.8

Utilities

-

-

Communication Services

-

11.0

Cash and Cash Equivalents

1.7

9.3

Portfolio Overlap

Premier

Special Equity

Premier

-

2%

Special Equity

2%

-

Greatest Portfolio Overlap - U.S. Equity Funds

Small/Mid-Cap PremierPennsylvania MutualSmall-Cap Leaders Small/Mid-Cap PremierSmall-Cap LeadersCapital Small-Cap

Least Portfolio Overlap - U.S. Equity Funds

Special EquityMicro-Cap OpportunityOpportunity Special Equity Multi-CapPremierSmaller-Companies Growth

Risk As of 12/31/18

 

Premier

Special Equity

Five-Year Up/Down Capture Ratio

84   81

64   67

Beta

N/A

N/A

Standard Deviation

14.60

13.46

Sharpe Ratio

0.71

0.61

Volatility

Performance As of 12/31/18

Cumulative Returns

Cumulative Performance since fund start date of to quarter-end 12/31/18

Average Annual Total Returns (%) , Annual Operating
Expenses (%)
FUND NAME TICKER QTR YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR SINCE
INCEPT.
DATE GROSS NET
Premier RYPRX -17.23 -10.40 -10.40 10.91 4.03 11.23 11.02 12/31/91 1.16 1.16
Russell 2000 Index - -20.20 -11.01 -11.01 7.36 4.41 11.97 - - - -
Special Equity RYSEX -9.78 -9.86 -9.86 8.73 2.64 10.08 8.43 05/01/98 1.17 1.17
Russell 2000 Index - -20.20 -11.01 -11.01 7.36 4.41 11.97 - - - -
Russell 2000 Value Index - -18.67 -12.86 -12.86 7.37 3.61 10.40 - - - -
Average Annual Total Returns (%) , Annual Operating
Expenses (%)
FUND NAME TICKER DEC YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR SINCE
INCEPT.
DATE GROSS NET
Premier RYPRX -11.36 -10.40 -10.40 10.91 4.03 11.23 11.02 12/31/91 1.16 1.16
Russell 2000 Index - -11.88 -11.01 -11.01 7.36 4.41 11.97 - - - -
Special Equity RYSEX -7.92 -9.86 -9.86 8.73 2.64 10.08 8.43 05/01/98 1.17 1.17
Russell 2000 Index - -11.88 -11.01 -11.01 7.36 4.41 11.97 - - - -
Russell 2000 Value Index - -12.09 -12.86 -12.86 7.37 3.61 10.40 - - - -
Average Annual Total Returns (%) , Annual Operating
Expenses (%)
FUND NAME TICKER JAN QTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR SINCE
INCEPT.
DATE GROSS NET
Premier RYPRX 6.20 6.20 -8.75 17.14 5.35 12.51 11.25 12/31/91 1.16 1.16
Russell 2000 Index - 7.91 7.91 -6.29 14.59 5.83 13.60 - - - -
Special Equity RYSEX 4.36 4.36 -7.96 12.60 3.78 11.04 8.64 05/01/98 1.17 1.17
Russell 2000 Index - 7.91 7.91 -6.29 14.59 5.83 13.60 - - - -
Russell 2000 Value Index - 7.88 7.88 -8.13 14.24 5.28 12.19 - - - -

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