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At a Glance

Why invest in Dividend Value?

  • Small/mid-cap value fund (generally market caps up to $15 billion) that invests primarily in dividend-paying companies with strong business fundamentals and attractive prospects
  • Focuses on quality businesses, both U.S. and foreign, with below-average debt and above-average profitability selling at prices that Royce believes do not fully reflect underlying quality
  • Has a long history of lower volatility and better risk-adjusted returns than its benchmark, the Russell 2000 Index

As of 12/31/16

  • Small/Mid-Cap
    Value Approach
    $3.41B
    Avg. Market Cap
  • Below Average
    Volatility
    97%
    Active Share
  • Lead Manager
    Tenure
    12+
    Years on Fund

Portfolio Management

"Capital preservation means as much to us as capital appreciation. Our absolute return orientation fosters realistic expectations for the stocks we buy. We have a long-term investment horizon for the companies that we own and the portfolio itself."
Chuck Royce

Performance

Average Annual Total Returns (%)

QTR YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SINCE INCEPT. DATE
Dividend Value 6.81 16.7016.702.6610.736.918.58 05/03/04
Russell 2000 8.83 21.3121.316.7414.467.078.61 N/A

Annual Operating Expenses: Gross 1.01 Net 0.94

DEC YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SINCE INCEPT. DATE
Dividend Value 2.19 16.7016.702.6610.736.918.58 05/03/04
Russell 2000 2.80 21.3121.316.7414.467.078.61 N/A

Annual Operating Expenses: Gross 1.01 Net 0.94

JAN YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR SINCE INCEPT. DATE
Dividend Value 0.71 0.7131.493.109.556.938.60 05/03/04
Russell 2000 -0.35 -0.3537.346.4613.077.068.54 N/A

Annual Operating Expenses: Gross 1.01 Net 0.94

Important Performance and Expense Information

All performance information reflects past performance, is presented on a total return basis, reflects the reinvestment of distributions, and does not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on fund distributions or the redemption of fund shares. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate, so that shares may be worth more or less than their original cost when redeemed. Shares redeemed within 180 days of purchase may be subject to a 1% redemption fee, payable to the Fund, which is not reflected in the performance shown above; if it were, performance would be lower. Current month-end performance may be higher or lower than performance quoted and may be obtained at www.roycefunds.com. Gross operating expenses reflect the Fund's total gross operating expenses for the Institutional Class as of the Fund's most current prospectus and include management fees, other expenses, and acquired fund fees and expenses. Net operating expenses reflect contractual fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements. Royce & Associates has contractually agreed, without right of termination, to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses to the extent necessary to maintain the Institutional Class's net annual operating expenses (excluding brokerage commissions, taxes, interest, litigation expenses, acquired fund fees and expenses, and other expenses not borne in the ordinary course of business) at or below 1.04% through April 30, 2015. Acquired fund fees and expenses reflect the estimated amount of the fees and expenses incurred indirectly by the Fund through its investments in mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity funds, and other investment companies.

All performance and risk information presented in this material prior to the commencement date of Institutional Class shares on 8/31/12 reflects Service Class results. Each class would have substantially similar returns because all classes invest in the same portfolio of securities, differing only to the extent that the classes have different expenses.

Rolling Returns

On a monthly basis, the Fund outperformed the Russell 2000 in 94% of all 10-Year periods; 64% of all 5-Year periods; and 54% of all 1-Year periods.

For 100% of the periods, 10-year average annual total returns were greater than 5%.

Relative Returns: Monthly Rolling Average Annual Return Periods Since Inception Through 12/31/16

periods beating
the index(%)
fund
avg(%)
index
avg(%)
10-year
30/32
94 8.1 7.4
5-year
59/92
64 8.9 7.9
1-year
76/140
54 9.5 9.3

Absolute Returns: 10-Year Monthly Rolling Return PeriodsNumber of 10-Year Average Annual Return Periods Since the Fund’s Inception

Return Range Periods % in Range
> 10% 4 13
> 5% and ≤ 10% 28 88
> 0% and ≤ 5% 0 0
≤ 0% 0 0

The Fund averaged a 8.1% return over all 32 10-year monthly rolling return periods.

Market Cycle Performance

The Fund outperformed the Russell 2000 in one of the two previous full market cycle periods.
Peak-Peak - 07/13/07 - 04/29/11
Dividend Value21.6%
Russell 20006.6%

Peak-Peak - 04/29/11 - 06/23/15
Dividend Value40.8%
Russell 200058.5%

Peak-Current - 06/23/15 - 12/31/16
Dividend Value4.3%
Russell 20007.2%

Royce defines market cycles as those that have retreated at least 15% from a previous market peak and have rebounded to establish a new peak above the previous one. 

Royce defines market cycles as those that have retreated at least 15% from a previous market peak and have rebounded to establish a new peak above the previous one. 

Calendar Year Total Returns (%)

 

Growth of Investment

Value of $10,000 invested between 05/03/04 and 12/31/16

Dividend Value$28,356.71
Russell 2000$28,454.19

Portfolio Impactas of 12/31/16

SECTOR NAMEAVERAGE WEIGHT (%)TOTAL RETURN (%)CONTRIBUTION TO RETURN (%)
Industrials
26.35
12.01
3.26
Financials
29.08
8.98
2.57
Information Technology
8.72
9.56
0.77
Energy
2.32
24.39
0.51
Consumer Discretionary
10.27
4.08
0.46
Materials
11.89
2.11
0.37
Telecommunication Services
1.53
5.26
0.08
Utilities
1.39
-0.76
-0.02
Real Estate
0.15
-13.75
-0.02
Consumer Staples
2.51
-5.61
-0.16
Health Care
3.51
-4.32
-0.18
Cash
2.27
0.11
0.00

Top Contributors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
BanksFinancials1.16
MachineryIndustrials1.07
Capital MarketsFinancials0.94
Professional ServicesIndustrials0.86
Electronic Equipment, Instruments & ComponentsInformation Technology0.62

Top Detractors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
PharmaceuticalsHealth Care-0.19
Food ProductsConsumer Staples-0.15
SoftwareInformation Technology-0.08
Specialty RetailConsumer Discretionary-0.07
Health Care Equipment & SuppliesHealth Care-0.04

Top Contributors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
CLARCORMachineryIndustrials0.45
ManpowerGroupProfessional ServicesIndustrials0.41
FLIR SystemsElectronic Equipment, Instruments & ComponentsInformation Technology0.35
Applied Industrial TechnologiesTrading Companies & DistributorsIndustrials0.33
First Republic BankBanksFinancials0.31

Top Detractors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Ashmore GroupCapital MarketsFinancials-0.28
Bolsa Mexicana de ValoresCapital MarketsFinancials-0.19
Carpenter TechnologyMetals & MiningMaterials-0.17
Franco-Nevada CorporationMetals & MiningMaterials-0.17
Oaktree Capital Group LLC Cl. ACapital MarketsFinancials-0.16
SECTOR NAMEAVERAGE WEIGHT (%)TOTAL RETURN (%)CONTRIBUTION TO RETURN (%)
Industrials
25.73
22.31
5.72
Financials
27.79
19.48
5.69
Materials
11.02
33.50
3.63
Information Technology
10.96
18.44
1.86
Consumer Discretionary
10.43
9.07
1.06
Energy
2.12
42.94
0.84
Consumer Staples
2.85
9.47
0.34
Utilities
1.37
3.25
0.06
Real Estate
0.17
21.22
0.04
Health Care
3.88
-0.92
-0.01
Telecommunication Services
1.54
-9.75
-0.19
Cash
2.15
0.31
0.01

Top Contributors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
MachineryIndustrials3.00
Metals & MiningMaterials2.74
Capital MarketsFinancials2.39
BanksFinancials2.08
Electronic Equipment, Instruments & ComponentsInformation Technology1.38

Top Detractors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Diversified Telecommunication ServicesTelecommunication Services-0.35
Technology Hardware, Storage & PeripheralsInformation Technology-0.24
MarineIndustrials-0.21
Food ProductsConsumer Staples-0.16
Health Care Equipment & SuppliesHealth Care-0.07

Top Contributors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Worthington IndustriesMetals & MiningMaterials1.02
Reliance Steel & AluminumMetals & MiningMaterials0.90
CLARCORMachineryIndustrials0.86
Quaker ChemicalChemicalsMaterials0.66
TD Ameritrade Holding CorporationCapital MarketsFinancials0.62

Top Detractors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
SEI InvestmentsCapital MarketsFinancials-0.47
InmarsatDiversified Telecommunication ServicesTelecommunication Services-0.35
Diebold NixdorfTechnology Hardware, Storage & PeripheralsInformation Technology-0.24
Westwood Holdings GroupCapital MarketsFinancials-0.21
MTS SystemsElectronic Equipment, Instruments & ComponentsInformation Technology-0.21
SECTOR NAMEAVERAGE WEIGHT (%)TOTAL RETURN (%)CONTRIBUTION TO RETURN (%)
Industrials
25.73
22.31
5.72
Financials
27.79
19.48
5.69
Materials
11.02
33.50
3.63
Information Technology
10.96
18.44
1.86
Consumer Discretionary
10.43
9.07
1.06
Energy
2.12
42.94
0.84
Consumer Staples
2.85
9.47
0.34
Utilities
1.37
3.25
0.06
Real Estate
0.17
21.22
0.04
Health Care
3.88
-0.92
-0.01
Telecommunication Services
1.54
-9.75
-0.19
Cash
2.15
0.31
0.01

Top Contributors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
MachineryIndustrials3.00
Metals & MiningMaterials2.74
Capital MarketsFinancials2.39
BanksFinancials2.08
Electronic Equipment, Instruments & ComponentsInformation Technology1.38

Top Detractors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Diversified Telecommunication ServicesTelecommunication Services-0.35
Technology Hardware, Storage & PeripheralsInformation Technology-0.24
MarineIndustrials-0.21
Food ProductsConsumer Staples-0.16
Health Care Equipment & SuppliesHealth Care-0.07

Top Contributors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Worthington IndustriesMetals & MiningMaterials1.02
Reliance Steel & AluminumMetals & MiningMaterials0.90
CLARCORMachineryIndustrials0.86
Quaker ChemicalChemicalsMaterials0.66
TD Ameritrade Holding CorporationCapital MarketsFinancials0.62

Top Detractors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
SEI InvestmentsCapital MarketsFinancials-0.47
InmarsatDiversified Telecommunication ServicesTelecommunication Services-0.35
Diebold NixdorfTechnology Hardware, Storage & PeripheralsInformation Technology-0.24
Westwood Holdings GroupCapital MarketsFinancials-0.21
MTS SystemsElectronic Equipment, Instruments & ComponentsInformation Technology-0.21
SECTOR NAMEAVERAGE WEIGHT (%)TOTAL RETURN (%)CONTRIBUTION TO RETURN (%)
Industrials
22.74
19.27
5.15
Financials
25.33
17.66
5.04
Information Technology
11.98
20.86
2.18
Health Care
4.08
38.44
1.56
Materials
12.39
10.30
1.31
Consumer Staples
2.61
10.33
0.46
Real Estate
0.70
56.70
0.35
Utilities
0.88
35.07
0.31
Telecommunication Services
1.21
7.96
0.00
Consumer Discretionary
10.90
-4.16
-0.55
Energy
4.02
-35.40
-2.94
Cash
3.08
0.38
0.01
Unclassified
0.08
-28.40
-0.02

Top Contributors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
BanksFinancials2.44
MachineryIndustrials2.40
InsuranceFinancials1.86
Electronic Equipment, Instruments & ComponentsInformation Technology1.34
IT ServicesInformation Technology1.22

Top Detractors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Energy Equipment & ServicesEnergy-2.80
Specialty RetailConsumer Discretionary-1.74
Technology Hardware, Storage & PeripheralsInformation Technology-0.44
Construction & EngineeringIndustrials-0.41
Multiline RetailConsumer Discretionary-0.40

Top Contributors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Worthington IndustriesMetals & MiningMaterials0.83
John Bean TechnologiesMachineryIndustrials0.76
First Republic BankBanksFinancials0.74
Western UnionIT ServicesInformation Technology0.71
Quaker ChemicalChemicalsMaterials0.64

Top Detractors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
TransoceanEnergy Equipment & ServicesEnergy-1.16
Allegheny TechnologiesMetals & MiningMaterials-0.90
TidewaterEnergy Equipment & ServicesEnergy-0.70
Carpenter TechnologyMetals & MiningMaterials-0.58
Artisan Partners Asset Management Cl. ACapital MarketsFinancials-0.55
SECTOR NAMEAVERAGE WEIGHT (%)TOTAL RETURN (%)CONTRIBUTION TO RETURN (%)
Financials
26.44
112.15
28.20
Industrials
22.75
95.70
21.48
Information Technology
10.56
101.95
8.87
Consumer Discretionary
11.01
48.96
6.48
Materials
11.72
29.23
3.78
Health Care
4.13
96.04
3.67
Consumer Staples
2.71
112.94
3.42
Real Estate
0.99
143.79
1.44
Utilities
0.53
46.13
0.31
Telecommunication Services
0.87
111.90
0.25
Energy
4.22
-11.49
-0.54
Cash
3.79
0.51
0.02
Unclassified
0.28
47.90
0.57

Top Contributors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Capital MarketsFinancials16.15
MachineryIndustrials8.71
InsuranceFinancials6.65
Electronic Equipment, Instruments & ComponentsInformation Technology5.29
BanksFinancials3.60

Top Detractors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Energy Equipment & ServicesEnergy-0.55
Diversified Consumer ServicesConsumer Discretionary-0.53
Multiline RetailConsumer Discretionary-0.40
MarineIndustrials-0.20
SoftwareInformation Technology-0.17

Top Contributors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
PandoraTextiles, Apparel & Luxury GoodsConsumer Discretionary2.35
Worthington IndustriesMetals & MiningMaterials1.77
Federated Investors Cl. BCapital MarketsFinancials1.68
Quaker ChemicalChemicalsMaterials1.53
Lazard Cl. ACapital MarketsFinancials1.40

Top Detractors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
TransoceanEnergy Equipment & ServicesEnergy-1.06
Allegheny TechnologiesMetals & MiningMaterials-0.84
Gold Fields ADRMetals & MiningMaterials-0.76
Atwood OceanicsEnergy Equipment & ServicesEnergy-0.46
Carpenter TechnologyMetals & MiningMaterials-0.45

Risk

Below Average Volatility vs. Peer Group as of 12/31/16

The Fund has a below average volatility within its peer group of 949 Small/Mid-Cap Funds based on 5-year rolling standard deviation.

Down Market Performance Comparisonas of 12/31/16

The Fund outperformed the Russell 2000 during all seven downturns of 10% or more from the index’s prior historical high since the Fund’s inception.

Market Downturns (%)

DownMarketImg
Outperformed in 13 out of 16 down quarters.

Russell 2000 Down Quarters

QUARTER ENDRUSSELL 2000 (%)DIVIDEND VALUE (%)SPREAD (%)
03/31/16-1.5+5.0+6.5
09/30/15-11.9-10.3+1.6
09/30/14-7.4-7.3+0.1
06/30/12-3.5-6.3-2.8
09/30/11-21.9-19.4+2.5
06/30/11-1.6-1.4+0.2
06/30/10-9.9-6.8+3.1
03/31/09-15.0-9.0+6.0
12/31/08-26.1-25.5+0.6
09/30/08-1.1-3.6-2.5
03/31/08-9.9-3.6+6.3
12/31/07-4.6-4.7-0.1
09/30/07-3.1-1.8+1.3
06/30/06-5.0-3.5+1.5
03/31/05-5.3-1.6+3.7
09/30/04-2.9+1.4+4.3

Capture Ratios Fund's First Full Quarter (06/30/04) to 12/31/16

Upside Capture Ratio measures a manager's performance in up markets relative to the Fund's benchmark. It is calculated by measuring the Fund's performance in quarters when the benchmark goes up and dividing it by the benchmark's return in those quarters.

Downside Capture Ratio measures a manager's performance in down markets relative to the Fund's benchmark. It is calculated by measuring the Fund's performance in quarters when the benchmark goes down and dividing it by the benchmark's return in those quarters.

Long Term Risk Measurementas of 12/31/16

Over the past 10 years, the Fund produced lower volatility than the Russell 2000 Index.
Over the past 5 years, the Fund produced lower volatility than the Russell 2000 Index.
Over the past 3 years, the Fund produced lower volatility than the Russell 2000 Index.
From the Fund's inception, the Fund outperformed the Russell 2000 Index with lower volatility.

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Morningstar Statistical Measures as of 12/31/16

The Fund produced lower volatility than the Russell 2000 and 50% of small/mid-cap objective funds, as shown by its standard deviation.
The Fund produced lower volatility than the Russell 2000 and 50% of small/mid-cap objective funds, as shown by its standard deviation.
The Fund beat the Russell 2000 and performed within the top 50% of small/mid-cap objective funds on a risk-adjusted basis, as shown by its Sharpe ratio. In addition, the Fund produced lower volatility than the Russell 2000 and 75% of small/mid-cap objective funds, as shown by its standard deviation.
Sharpe RatioStandard Deviation
Dividend Value0.4317.37
Russell 20000.4120.14
Category Median0.4219.05
Best Quartile Breakpoint0.4817.92

Category Median and Best Quartile Breakpoint based on 766 small/mid-cap objective funds (oldest class only) with at least ten years of history.
Sharpe Ratio Standard Deviation
Dividend Value
Russell 2000
Category Median
Best Quartile Breakpoint

Composition

Morningstar Style Map™as of 09/30/16

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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.

Portfolio Diagnosticsas of 12/31/16

  RDIIX Russell 2000
Average Market Cap
3.41B
1.66B
97%
-
2016 Portfolio Turnover
21%
-
Weighted Average P/E,
21.0x
22.9x
Weighted Average P/B
2.5x
2.2x
U.S. Investments (% of Net Assets)
75.3%
-
Non-U.S. Investments (% of Net Assets)
23.4%
-

Portfolio Allocation

  • Total
    Holdings
    137


SECTORS
RDIIX (%) RUSSELL
2000 (%)
Financials
30.8
19.9
Industrials
25.7
14.6
Materials
11.6
4.9
Consumer Discretionary
10.7
12.6
Information Technology
8.1
17.0
Health Care
3.5
12.1
Consumer Staples
2.5
3.0
Energy
2.4
3.8
Telecommunication Services
1.7
0.7
Utilities
1.5
3.5
Real Estate
0.2
7.9
Bonds & Preferreds
0.2
-
Cash and Cash Equivalents
1.2
-
POSITIONS% OF NET ASSETS
(SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
FLIR Systems
2.5
KKR & Co. L.P.
2.0
Reliance Steel & Aluminum
2.0
First Republic Bank
1.9
Diebold Nixdorf
1.9
Western Union
1.8
Expeditors International of Washington
1.8
ManpowerGroup
1.7
Donaldson Company
1.7
Quaker Chemical
1.6
IDEX Corporation
1.5
Hormel Foods
1.5
Dentsply Sirona
1.5
TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
1.5
Applied Industrial Technologies
1.5
Oaktree Capital Group LLC Cl. A
1.5
Aqua America
1.4
Amerco
1.4
AptarGroup
1.4
Compass Minerals International
1.4
Top 20 as % of Net Assets
33.5

SECTORS
RDIIX (%) RUSSELL
2000 (%)
Financials
30.8
19.9
Industrials
25.7
14.6
Materials
11.6
4.9
Consumer Discretionary
10.7
12.6
Information Technology
8.1
17.0
Health Care
3.5
12.1
Consumer Staples
2.5
3.0
Energy
2.4
3.8
Telecommunication Services
1.7
0.7
Utilities
1.5
3.5
Real Estate
0.2
7.9
Bonds & Preferreds
0.2
-
Cash and Cash Equivalents
1.2
-
POSITIONS% OF NET ASSETS
(SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
FLIR Systems
2.5
KKR & Co. L.P.
2.0
Reliance Steel & Aluminum
2.0
First Republic Bank
1.9
Diebold Nixdorf
1.9
Western Union
1.8
Expeditors International of Washington
1.8
ManpowerGroup
1.7
Donaldson Company
1.7
Quaker Chemical
1.6
IDEX Corporation
1.5
Hormel Foods
1.5
Dentsply Sirona
1.5
TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
1.5
Applied Industrial Technologies
1.5
Oaktree Capital Group LLC Cl. A
1.5
Aqua America
1.4
Amerco
1.4
AptarGroup
1.4
Compass Minerals International
1.4
Top 20 as % of Net Assets
33.5

Portfolio Holdings

View the complete list of holdings for this fund as of 12/31/16. Unaudited schedule of portfolio holdings is presented for informational purposes only.

Least Portfolio Overlap - U.S. Equity Funds

Greatest Portfolio Overlap - U.S. Equity Funds

Geographical Breakdown

Distributions

NAV & Distributions


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RECORD
DATE
EX-DATE PAYABLE
DATE
INCOME ($) SHORT
TERM
GAINS ($)
LONG
TERM
GAINS ($)
RETURN OF
CAPITAL ($)
TOTAL ($) REINVEST
PRICE ($)
12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0323 - 0.6933 - 0.7256 7.17
09/07/16 09/08/16 09/08/16 0.0300 - - - 0.0300 7.40
06/01/16 06/02/16 06/02/16 0.0400 - - - 0.0400 7.11
03/02/16 03/03/16 03/03/16 0.0250 - - - 0.0250 6.77
12/16/15 12/17/15 12/17/15 0.0613 0.0406 0.6568 - 0.7587 6.75
09/02/15 09/03/15 09/03/15 0.0250 - - - 0.0250 7.61
06/03/15 06/04/15 06/04/15 0.0350 - - - 0.0350 8.38
03/04/15 03/05/15 03/05/15 0.0400 - - - 0.0400 8.12
12/16/14 12/17/14 12/17/14 0.0547 0.1160 0.3807 - 0.5514 7.89
09/03/14 09/04/14 09/04/14 0.0200 - - - 0.0200 8.96
06/04/14 06/05/14 06/05/14 0.0250 - - - 0.0250 8.93
03/05/14 03/06/14 03/06/14 0.0250 - - - 0.0250 8.88
12/04/13 12/05/13 12/05/13 0.0404 0.1345 0.3995 - 0.5744 8.55
09/04/13 09/05/13 09/05/13 0.0250 - - - 0.0250 8.39
06/05/13 06/06/13 06/06/13 0.0300 - - - 0.0300 8.16
03/06/13 03/07/13 03/07/13 0.0250 - - - 0.0250 7.87
12/05/12 12/06/12 12/06/12 0.0637 - 0.0175 - 0.0812 7.11
09/05/12 09/06/12 09/06/12 0.0150 - - - 0.0150 6.97

NAV History for

Fees & Expenses

Shareholder Fees (%)

(fees paid directly from your investment)

Maximum sales charge (load) imposed on purchases 0.00
Maximum deferred sales charge 0.00
Maximum sales charge (load) imposed on reinvested dividends 0.00
Redemption fee (as a percentage of amount redeemed on shares held for less than 180 days) 0.00

Annual Fund Operating Expenses (%)

(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

Management fees 0.85
Distribution (12b-1) fees 0.00
Other expenses 0.11
Acquired fund fees and expenses 0.05
Total annual Fund operating expenses 1.01
Fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements (0.07)
Total annual Fund operating expenses after fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements0.94
Royce & Associates has contractually agreed, without right of termination, to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses to the extent necessary to maintain the Institutional Class's net annual operating expenses (excluding brokerage commissions, taxes, interest, litigation expenses, acquired fund fees and expenses, and other expenses not borne in the ordinary course of business) at or below 0.89% through April 30, 2017. Total annual Fund operating expenses may differ from the expense ratio in the Fund's Financial Highlights because they include only the Fund's direct operating expenses and do not include acquired fund fees and expenses, which reflect the estimated amount of the fees and expenses incurred indirectly by the Fund through its investments in mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity funds, and other investment companies.

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This material is not authorized for distribution unless preceded or accompanied by a current prospectus. Please read the prospectus carefuly before investing or sending money. The Fund invests primarily in micro-cap, small-cap, and mid-cap stocks, which may involve considerably more risk than investing in larger-cap stocks. (Please see "Primary Risks for Fund Investors" in the prospectus.) The Fund’s broadly diversified portfolio does not ensure a profit or guarantee against loss. The Fund may invest up to 25% of its net assets (measured at the time of investment) in securities of companies headquartered in foreign countries, which may involve political, economic, currency, and other risks not encountered in U.S. investments. (Please see "Investing in Foreign Securities" in the prospectus.)

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Chuck Royce lead manager since 2007 (manager 2004-2007), Jay Kaplan since 2007

8/31/2012 12:00:00 AM

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