Royce International Discovery Fund (ROIMX)
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At a Glance

Why invest in International Discovery?

  • Uses a fundamentally based, risk-aware approach to invest primarily in non-U.S. small- and mid-caps (generally market caps up to $5 billion), a large, diverse, and typically inefficient universe of more than 25,000 companies (Source: FactSet)
  • Employs a bottom-up approach to invest in companies with strong niche businesses, stable management, and sustainable growth patterns trading for less than Royce's estimate of their intrinsic value
  • Seeks companies with strong balance sheets, high returns on invested capital, high insider ownership, and a history of paying dividends

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As of 12/31/17

  • Small/Mid-Cap
    Core Approach
    $529.4M
    Avg. Market Cap
  • Low
    Volatility
    99%
    Active Share
  • Fund
    Longevity
    7+
    Years of History

Portfolio Management

"We're looking for fundamentally sound non-U.S. companies with strong niche businesses and ample room for growth that also tend to have minimal analyst coverage and often low trading volumes."
Dilip Badlani

Manager Tenure

Manager Tenure

Performance

Average Annual Total Returns (%)

Outperformed Russell Global ex-U.S. Small Cap for the 5-Year period as of 12/31/17.
QTR YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR SINCE INCEPT. DATE
International Discovery 6.40 27.7227.7210.379.324.84 12/31/10
Russell Glo x US SC 7.06 30.4930.4911.279.256.00 N/A

Annual Operating Expenses: Gross 3.35 Net 1.64

JAN YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR SINCE INCEPT. DATE
International Discovery 3.18 3.1827.5712.638.925.24 12/31/10
Russell Glo x US SC 4.81 4.8131.3413.109.406.63 N/A

Annual Operating Expenses: Gross 3.35 Net 1.64

FEB YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR SINCE INCEPT. DATE
International Discovery -3.86 -0.8018.8510.398.214.63 12/31/10
Russell Glo x US SC -3.83 0.7922.3010.668.546.01 N/A

Annual Operating Expenses: Gross 3.35 Net 1.64

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 30 days of purchase may be subject to a 2% 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 annual operating expenses and include management fees, 12b-1 distribution and service fees, other expenses, and acquired fund fees and expenses. Net operating expenses reflect contractual fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements. All expense information is reported as of the Fund’s most current prospectus. Royce & Associates has contractually agreed to waive fees and/or reimburse operating expenses to the extent necessary to maintain the Fund'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 1.44% through April 30, 2019 and at or below 1.99% through April 30, 2027.

Cumulative Performance since Inception (12/31/10) and Market Cycle Peak

Inception-Current - 12/31/10 - 12/31/17
International Discovery39.2%
Russell Glo x US SC50.4%

Peak-Current - 07/03/14 - 12/31/17
International Discovery20.6%
Russell Glo x US SC22.4%

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 12/31/10 and 12/31/17

International Discovery$13,920.95
Russell Glo x US SC$15,037.49

Risk

Low Volatility vs. Peer Group as of 12/31/17

The Fund has a low volatility within its peer group of 81 International Small-Cap Funds based on 5-year rolling standard deviation.

Down Market Performance Comparisonas of 12/31/17

The Fund outperformed the Russell Glo x US SC during all one downturns of 15% or more from the index’s prior historical high since the Fund’s inception.

Market Downturns (%)

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Russell Glo x US SC Down Quarters

QUARTER ENDRUSSELL GLO X US SC (%)INTERNATIONAL DISCOVERY (%)SPREAD (%)
09/30/15-11.2-10.7+0.5
12/31/14-4.5-6.6-2.1
09/30/14-6.2-3.0+3.2
06/30/13-4.5-2.6+1.9
06/30/12-8.5-10.0-1.5
09/30/11-19.4-23.2-3.8
06/30/11-0.2-1.7-1.5

Capture Ratios Fund's First Full Quarter (12/31/10) to 12/31/17

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 12/31/17

Over the past 5 years, the Fund outperformed the Russell Global ex-U.S. Small Cap Index with lower volatility.
Over the past 3 years, the Fund produced lower volatility than the Russell Global ex-U.S. Small Cap Index.

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Morningstar Statistical Measures as of 12/31/17

The Fund produced lower volatility than the Russell Glo x US SC and 50% of international small-cap objective funds, as shown by its standard deviation.
The Fund beat the Russell Glo x US SC on a risk-adjusted basis, as shown by its Sharpe ratio. In addition, the Fund produced lower volatility than the Russell Glo x US SC and 75% of international small-cap objective funds, as shown by its standard deviation.
Sharpe RatioStandard Deviation
International Discovery0.8910.30
Russell Glo x US SC0.8311.04
Category Median0.9511.23
Best Quartile Breakpoint1.0910.55

Category Median and Best Quartile Breakpoint based on 81 international small-cap objective funds (oldest class only) with at least five years of history.
Sharpe Ratio Standard Deviation
International Discovery
Russell Glo x US SC
Category Median
Best Quartile Breakpoint

Composition

Morningstar Style Map™as of 12/31/17

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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 12/31/17

  ROIMX Russell Glo x US SC
Average Market Cap
529.4M
1.45B
99%
-
2017 Portfolio Turnover
90%
-
Weighted Average P/E,
14.7x
16.2x
Weighted Average P/B
2.0x
1.8x
Non-U.S. Investments (% of Net Assets)
92.7%
-
U.S. Investments (% of Net Assets)
0.5%
-

Portfolio Allocation

  • Total
    Holdings
    105


SECTORS
ROIMX (%) RUSSELL
GLO X US SC (%)
Consumer Discretionary
22.4
16.0
Industrials
18.6
19.3
Information Technology
16.7
12.7
Consumer Staples
8.3
6.8
Real Estate
6.9
10.1
Materials
6.9
11.3
Health Care
6.1
6.6
Financials
5.6
9.9
Energy
1.1
3.7
Telecommunication Services
0.6
0.9
Utilities
-
2.5
Cash and Cash Equivalents
6.8
-
POSITIONS% OF NET ASSETS
(SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Atento
2.0
Sporton International
1.5
Huchems Fine Chemical
1.5
Epwin Group
1.3
Exco Technologies
1.3
Construtora Tenda
1.3
eClerx Services
1.3
Openjobmetis
1.2
Yumeshin Holdings
1.2
Proact IT Group
1.2
Allcargo Logistics
1.2
Sitronix Technology
1.2
I.T
1.2
Surteco SE
1.2
Sinmag Equipment
1.2
Taiwan Paiho
1.2
CANCOM
1.1
Tokai Corporation
1.1
CSI Properties
1.1
International Meal Company Alimentacao
1.1
Top 20 as % of Net Assets
25.4

SECTORS
ROIMX (%) RUSSELL
GLO X US SC (%)
Consumer Discretionary
19.7
-
Industrials
18.7
-
Information Technology
15.2
-
Financials
9.3
-
Consumer Staples
8.0
-
Real Estate
7.3
-
Materials
7.2
-
Health Care
5.1
-
Telecommunication Services
0.6
-
Energy
0.0
-
Cash and Cash Equivalents
8.8
-
POSITIONS% OF NET ASSETS
(SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
SPDR S&P International Small Cap ETF
4.0
Atento
1.8
Sporton International
1.7
Huchems Fine Chemical
1.4
Sitronix Technology
1.4
Construtora Tenda
1.4
CSI Properties
1.3
International Meal Company Alimentacao
1.3
Openjobmetis
1.2
Epwin Group
1.2
Major Drilling Group International
1.2
CANCOM
1.2
I.T
1.2
Biffa
1.2
Sun Frontier Fudousan
1.2
Exco Technologies
1.2
Surteco
1.1
Tokai Corporation
1.1
Interojo Company
1.1
Adcock Ingram Holdings
1.1
Top 20 as % of Net Assets
28.3

Portfolio Holdings

View the complete list of holdings for this fund as of 12/31/17. Unaudited schedule of portfolio holdings is presented for informational purposes only.

Geographical Breakdown

Portfolio Country Breakdownas of 12/31/17

Countries% of net assets
(subject to change)
Japan16.2
United Kingdom10.3
Taiwan8.3
Canada8.0
South Korea5.9
Hong Kong5.4
India4.5
Sweden4.3
Brazil4.3
Australia4.1
Germany3.8
France2.2
Spain2.0
South Africa2.0
Malaysia1.6
Singapore1.4
Italy1.2
Norway1.1
Ireland1.0
Mexico1.0
China0.9
Netherlands0.8
Belgium0.8
Indonesia0.7
United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.)0.7
United States0.5
Israel0.4

Distributions

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RECORD
DATE
EX-DATE PAYABLE
DATE
INCOME ($) SHORT
TERM
GAINS ($)
LONG
TERM
GAINS ($)
RETURN OF
CAPITAL ($)
TOTAL ($) REINVEST
PRICE ($)
12/13/17 12/14/17 12/14/17 0.1714 - - - 0.1714 12.18
12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.1623 - - - 0.1623 9.88
12/16/15 12/17/15 12/17/15 0.0236 - - - 0.0236 9.38
12/16/14 12/17/14 12/17/14 0.1384 - - - 0.1384 9.43
12/04/13 12/05/13 12/05/13 0.1958 - - - 0.1958 9.77
12/05/12 12/06/12 12/06/12 0.1550 - - - 0.1550 8.40
12/07/11 12/08/11 12/08/11 0.1311 - - - 0.1311 7.83

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 30 days) 2.00

Annual Fund Operating Expenses (%)

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

Management fees 1.25
Distribution (12b-1) fees 0.25
Other expenses 1.85
Total annual Fund operating expenses 3.35
Fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements (1.71)
Total annual Fund operating expenses after fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements1.64
Royce & Associates has contractually agreed to waive fees and/or reimburse operating expenses to the extent necessary to maintain the Fund'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 1.44% through April 30, 2019 and at or below 1.99% through April 30, 2027.

Important Disclosure Information

This material is not authorized for distribution unless preceded or accompanied by a current prospectus. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing or sending money. The Fund invests primarily in small and mid-cap stocks, which may involve considerably more risk than investing in larger-cap stocks. The Fund may invest a significant portion of its assets in foreign companies which may be subject to different risks than investments in securities of U.S. companies, including adverse political, social, economic, currency, or other developments that are unique to a particular country or region. These risk factors may affect the prices of foreign securities issued by companies headquartered in developing countries more than those headquartered in developed countries. (Please see "Investing in Foreign Securities" in the prospectus.) Therefore, the prices of the securities of foreign companies in particular countries or regions may, at times, move in a different direction than those of the securities of U.S. companies. (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.

Sector weightings are determined using the Global Industry Classification Standard ("GICS"). GICS was developed by, and is the exclusive property of, Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC ("S&P") and MSCI Inc. ("MSCI"). GICS is the trademark of S&P and MSCI. "Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS)" and "GICS Direct" are service marks of S&P and MSCI.

The Price-Earnings, or P/E, Ratio is calculated by dividing a company's share price by its trailing 12-month earnings-per-share (EPS). The Fund's P/E ratio calculation excludes companies with zero or negative earnings. The Price-to-Book, or P/B, Ratio is calculated by dividing a company's share price by its book value per share. Standard deviation is a statistical measure within which a fund's total returns have varied over time. The greater the standard deviation, the greater a fund's volatility. Frank Russell Company (“Russell”) is the source and owner of the trademarks, service marks and copyrights related to the Russell Indexes. Russell® is a trademark of Frank Russell Company. Neither Russell nor its licensors accept any liability for any errors or omissions in the Russell Indexes and/or Russell ratings or underlying data and no party may rely on any Russell Indexes and/or Russell ratings and/or underlying data contained in this communication. No further distribution of Russell Data is permitted without Russell’s express written consent. Russell does not promote, sponsor or endorse the content of this communication. The Russell Global ex-U.S. Small Cap Index is an unmanaged, capitalization-weighted index of global small-cap stocks, excluding the United States. Index returns include net reinvested dividends and/or interest income. The performance of an index does not represent exactly any particular investment, as you cannot invest directly in an index.

Co-managed by Jim Harvey (assistant portfolio manager 2010-2013) and Dilip Badlani since 2013

12/31/2010 12:00:00 AM

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