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At a Glance
As of 12/31/18

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Style

Core

Value

Market Cap

Small-Cap

Micro-Cap

Volatility

Below Average

High

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
  • Invests in a limited number of micro-cap companies (generally market caps up to $1 billion) with low P/B and P/S ratios categorized into one of four themes: Turnarounds, Unrecognized Asset Values, Undervalued Growth, and Interrupted Earnings
  • Identifies a catalyst for future earnings growth in the form of new management, more favorable business cycle, product innovation, and/or margin improvement
  • Average annual total return of 10.1% since inception (8/31/10) through 12/31/18

Inception Date

12/31/91
08/31/10

Portfolio Managers

Lauren Romeo, Chuck Royce, Steven McBoyle

Rob Kosowsky, Suzanne Franks, Bill Hench

Portfolio Diagnostics As of 12/31/18

 

Premier

Micro-Cap Opportunity

Total Net Assets

1.67B

18.2M

Holdings

56

82

Average Market Cap

2.93B

318.5M

Active Share

97%

94%

2018
Portfolio Turnover

23%

52%

Weighted Average P/E,

16.2x

-

Weighted Average P/B

2.3x

1.3x

Weighted Average P/S

-

1.0x

Composition As of 12/31/18

 

Premier

Micro-Cap Opportunity

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

Micro-Cap Opportunity

Industrials

34.6

14.8

Information Technology

18.0

21.0

Financials

15.2

9.3

Consumer Discretionary

9.8

8.3

Materials

8.9

8.4

Health Care

4.1

12.9

Energy

3.6

4.2

Consumer Staples

2.8

4.7

Real Estate

1.5

0.8

Utilities

-

-

Communication Services

-

2.2

Cash and Cash Equivalents

1.7

13.4

Portfolio Overlap

Premier

Micro-Cap Opportunity

Premier

-

2%

Micro-Cap Opportunity

2%

-

Greatest Portfolio Overlap - U.S. Equity Funds

Small/Mid-Cap PremierPennsylvania MutualSmall-Cap Leaders OpportunityLow-Priced StockCapital Micro-Cap

Least Portfolio Overlap - U.S. Equity Funds

Special EquityMicro-Cap OpportunityOpportunity Total ReturnSpecial Equity Multi-CapPennsylvania Mutual

Risk As of 12/31/18

 

Premier

Micro-Cap Opportunity

Five-Year Up/Down Capture Ratio

84   81

92   106

Beta

N/A

N/A

Standard Deviation

14.60

17.33

Sharpe Ratio

0.71

0.57

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 - - - -
Micro-Cap Opportunity ROSFX -19.96 -14.01 -14.01 10.00 1.23 N/A 10.14 08/31/10 1.28 1.24
Russell Microcap Index - -22.14 -13.08 -13.08 5.79 3.08 11.71 - - - -
Russell 2000 Index - -20.20 -11.01 -11.01 7.36 4.41 11.97 - - - -
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 - - - -
Micro-Cap Opportunity ROSFX -12.73 -14.01 -14.01 10.00 1.23 N/A 10.14 08/31/10 1.28 1.24
Russell Microcap Index - -12.05 -13.08 -13.08 5.79 3.08 11.71 - - - -
Russell 2000 Index - -11.88 -11.01 -11.01 7.36 4.41 11.97 - - - -
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 - - - -
Micro-Cap Opportunity ROSFX 7.75 7.75 -9.54 18.15 2.36 N/A 11.06 08/31/10 1.28 1.24
Russell Microcap Index - 8.66 8.66 -7.83 13.75 4.18 13.28 - - - -
Russell 2000 Index - 7.91 7.91 -6.29 14.59 5.83 13.60 - - - -

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