Royce Special Equity Multi-Cap Fund (RSEMX, RSMCX, RMUIX, RSMLX)
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At a Glance

Why invest in Special Equity Multi-Cap?

  • Employs a classic value approach with accounting skepticism to identify a limited number of fundamentally strong, attractively undervalued mid- and large-cap companies (generally market caps of $5 billion or higher)
  • Seeks conservatively managed companies with long histories of stable earnings, cash flows, and raising dividends consecutively over time—aka “Dividend Aristocrats”
  • Looks for high-quality companies that have a viable niche or franchise that can be bought below their economic value

Fund Materials

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As of 09/30/17

  • Mid/Large-Cap
    Value Approach
    $45.04B
    Avg. Market Cap
  • High
    Volatility
    92%
    Active Share
  • Fund
    Longevity
    6+
    Years of History

Portfolio Management

"A deep understanding of accounting principles gives me a chance to get at the veracity of a company’s finances by scrutinizing the financial reports… I spend a lot of time going over the numbers. Frankly, I benefit, because I don’t believe everyone does this kind of work."
Charlie Dreifus

Performance

Average Annual Total Returns (%)

QTR YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR SINCE INCEPT. DATE
Special Equity Multi-Cap 1.08 7.2713.203.349.629.95 12/31/10
Russell 1000 4.48 14.1718.5410.6314.2713.13 N/A

Annual Operating Expenses: 1.02

OCT YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR SINCE INCEPT. DATE
Special Equity Multi-Cap 2.08 9.5017.953.6610.5110.15 12/31/10
Russell 1000 2.29 16.7823.6710.5815.1813.34 N/A

Annual Operating Expenses: 1.02

NOV YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR SINCE INCEPT. DATE
Special Equity Multi-Cap 1.38 11.0112.263.1610.8510.28 12/31/10
Russell 1000 N/A N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A N/A

Annual Operating Expenses: 1.02

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 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. Operating expenses reflect the Fund's total annual operating expenses for the Investment Class as of the Fund's most current prospectus and include management fees and other expenses.

All performance and risk information presented in this material prior to the commencement date of Investment Class shares on 3/1/12 reflects Service Class results. Shares of the Fund's Service Class bear an annual distribution expense that is not borne by the Investment Class.

Calendar Year Total Returns (%)

 

Growth of Investment

Value of $10,000 invested between 12/31/10 and 09/30/17

Special Equity Multi-Cap$18,963.73
Russell 1000$22,995.47

Portfolio Impactas of 09/30/17

SECTOR NAMEAVERAGE WEIGHT (%)TOTAL RETURN (%)CONTRIBUTION TO RETURN (%)
Industrials
36.35
3.64
1.20
Information Technology
14.83
6.15
0.97
Financials
1.20
12.23
0.15
Materials
2.65
-7.16
-0.20
Consumer Staples
8.49
-3.29
-0.29
Consumer Discretionary
23.60
-1.00
-0.42
Cash
12.87
0.26
0.03

Top Contributors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
MachineryIndustrials0.89
Textiles, Apparel & Luxury GoodsConsumer Discretionary0.74
Technology Hardware, Storage & PeripheralsInformation Technology0.68
Communications EquipmentInformation Technology0.37
DistributorsConsumer Discretionary0.33

Top Detractors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Specialty RetailConsumer Discretionary-1.40
ChemicalsMaterials-0.20
Household DurablesConsumer Discretionary-0.18
Trading Companies & DistributorsIndustrials-0.17
Household ProductsConsumer Staples-0.16

Top Contributors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
AppleTechnology Hardware, Storage & PeripheralsInformation Technology0.68
Parker HannifinMachineryIndustrials0.53
VF CorporationTextiles, Apparel & Luxury GoodsConsumer Discretionary0.44
Cisco SystemsCommunications EquipmentInformation Technology0.37
Genuine PartsDistributorsConsumer Discretionary0.33

Top Detractors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Dicks Sporting GoodsSpecialty RetailConsumer Discretionary-1.56
Kimberly-ClarkHousehold ProductsConsumer Staples-0.29
Snap-onMachineryIndustrials-0.25
NewMarket CorporationChemicalsMaterials-0.20
Leggett & PlattHousehold DurablesConsumer Discretionary-0.18
SECTOR NAMEAVERAGE WEIGHT (%)TOTAL RETURN (%)CONTRIBUTION TO RETURN (%)
Industrials
38.43
14.10
5.48
Information Technology
15.43
24.27
3.19
Financials
1.02
8.44
0.14
Consumer Staples
7.16
3.22
0.14
Materials
2.54
1.64
0.02
Consumer Discretionary
24.65
-2.82
-0.84
Cash
10.77
0.63
0.07

Top Contributors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
MachineryIndustrials3.99
Technology Hardware, Storage & PeripheralsInformation Technology3.05
Professional ServicesIndustrials1.07
Textiles, Apparel & Luxury GoodsConsumer Discretionary1.06
Hotels, Restaurants & LeisureConsumer Discretionary0.74

Top Detractors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Specialty RetailConsumer Discretionary-2.92
Trading Companies & DistributorsIndustrials-0.92
Electronic Equipment, Instruments & ComponentsInformation Technology-0.42
Food ProductsConsumer Staples-0.14
Household DurablesConsumer Discretionary0.02

Top Contributors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
AppleTechnology Hardware, Storage & PeripheralsInformation Technology3.05
Illinois Tool WorksMachineryIndustrials1.64
Parker HannifinMachineryIndustrials1.52
ManpowerGroupProfessional ServicesIndustrials1.00
VF CorporationTextiles, Apparel & Luxury GoodsConsumer Discretionary0.82

Top Detractors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Dicks Sporting GoodsSpecialty RetailConsumer Discretionary-3.30
Grainger (W.W.)Trading Companies & DistributorsIndustrials-0.92
Snap-onMachineryIndustrials-0.47
AvnetElectronic Equipment, Instruments & ComponentsInformation Technology-0.42
Hormel FoodsFood ProductsConsumer Staples-0.14
SECTOR NAMEAVERAGE WEIGHT (%)TOTAL RETURN (%)CONTRIBUTION TO RETURN (%)
Industrials
40.66
28.58
12.04
Information Technology
14.53
25.27
3.21
Financials
0.96
11.33
0.15
Materials
1.96
6.36
0.04
Consumer Staples
6.45
-4.11
-0.16
Consumer Discretionary
24.13
-2.92
-0.70
Cash
11.31
0.74
0.08

Top Contributors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
MachineryIndustrials5.81
Professional ServicesIndustrials4.57
Technology Hardware, Storage & PeripheralsInformation Technology3.24
Aerospace & DefenseIndustrials1.15
Textiles, Apparel & Luxury GoodsConsumer Discretionary0.98

Top Detractors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Specialty RetailConsumer Discretionary-3.24
Trading Companies & DistributorsIndustrials-0.74
Electronic Equipment, Instruments & ComponentsInformation Technology-0.42
Food ProductsConsumer Staples-0.23
DistributorsConsumer Discretionary-0.16

Top Contributors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
AppleTechnology Hardware, Storage & PeripheralsInformation Technology3.24
ManpowerGroupProfessional ServicesIndustrials2.83
Parker HannifinMachineryIndustrials2.26
Illinois Tool WorksMachineryIndustrials1.86
Robert Half InternationalProfessional ServicesIndustrials1.74

Top Detractors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Dicks Sporting GoodsSpecialty RetailConsumer Discretionary-3.59
Grainger (W.W.)Trading Companies & DistributorsIndustrials-0.74
Snap-onMachineryIndustrials-0.47
AvnetElectronic Equipment, Instruments & ComponentsInformation Technology-0.42
Hormel FoodsFood ProductsConsumer Staples-0.23
SECTOR NAMEAVERAGE WEIGHT (%)TOTAL RETURN (%)CONTRIBUTION TO RETURN (%)
Industrials
33.82
40.96
16.16
Information Technology
18.47
44.64
5.88
Health Care
1.06
42.74
1.65
Consumer Staples
2.26
-0.69
-0.07
Materials
1.16
4.10
-0.17
Financials
4.95
-11.83
-1.89
Energy
1.14
-22.16
-2.29
Consumer Discretionary
28.22
-10.05
-5.43
Cash
8.92
0.99
0.11

Top Contributors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
MachineryIndustrials9.95
Technology Hardware, Storage & PeripheralsInformation Technology4.08
Professional ServicesIndustrials3.26
Communications EquipmentInformation Technology1.91
Aerospace & DefenseIndustrials1.82

Top Detractors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Specialty RetailConsumer Discretionary-5.67
MediaConsumer Discretionary-2.34
Capital MarketsFinancials-2.03
Multiline RetailConsumer Discretionary-1.82
Energy Equipment & ServicesEnergy-1.45

Top Contributors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Illinois Tool WorksMachineryIndustrials4.26
AppleTechnology Hardware, Storage & PeripheralsInformation Technology3.90
Parker HannifinMachineryIndustrials3.11
ManpowerGroupProfessional ServicesIndustrials2.51
Cisco SystemsCommunications EquipmentInformation Technology1.91

Top Detractors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Bed Bath & BeyondSpecialty RetailConsumer Discretionary-2.66
Viacom Cl. BMediaConsumer Discretionary-1.97
NordstromMultiline RetailConsumer Discretionary-1.82
Dicks Sporting GoodsSpecialty RetailConsumer Discretionary-1.71
Franklin ResourcesCapital MarketsFinancials-1.56
SECTOR NAMEAVERAGE WEIGHT (%)TOTAL RETURN (%)CONTRIBUTION TO RETURN (%)
Industrials
28.91
110.68
29.59
Information Technology
19.38
143.39
20.43
Health Care
5.77
98.92
7.87
Consumer Staples
2.20
68.26
3.32
Consumer Discretionary
27.14
13.57
2.58
Energy
3.08
2.90
0.12
Materials
0.70
4.10
-0.17
Financials
4.14
4.59
-1.30
Cash
7.76
1.09
0.12
Unclassified
0.93
83.87
4.57

Top Contributors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
MachineryIndustrials17.59
Semiconductors & Semiconductor EquipmentInformation Technology6.15
Technology Hardware, Storage & PeripheralsInformation Technology5.47
Health Care Equipment & SuppliesHealth Care5.37
Aerospace & DefenseIndustrials4.51

Top Detractors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Specialty RetailConsumer Discretionary-2.34
MediaConsumer Discretionary-1.58
Capital MarketsFinancials-1.44
Multiline RetailConsumer Discretionary-1.13
Construction & EngineeringIndustrials-0.65

Top Contributors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Illinois Tool WorksMachineryIndustrials5.80
Parker HannifinMachineryIndustrials4.91
Microsoft CorporationSoftwareInformation Technology4.36
AppleTechnology Hardware, Storage & PeripheralsInformation Technology4.30
Cisco SystemsCommunications EquipmentInformation Technology3.81

Top Detractors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Viacom Cl. BMediaConsumer Discretionary-1.97
Bed Bath & BeyondSpecialty RetailConsumer Discretionary-1.91
Dicks Sporting GoodsSpecialty RetailConsumer Discretionary-1.71
Franklin ResourcesCapital MarketsFinancials-0.95
Kohl's CorporationMultiline RetailConsumer Discretionary-0.91

Risk

High Volatility vs. Peer Group as of 09/30/17

The Fund has a high volatility within its peer group of 1115 Large-Cap Funds based on 5-year rolling standard deviation.

Down Market Performance Comparisonas of 03/31/17

Market Downturns (%)

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Russell 1000 Down Quarters

QUARTER ENDRUSSELL 1000 (%)SPECIAL EQUITY MULTI-CAP (%)SPREAD (%)
09/30/15-6.8-11.1-4.3
06/30/12-3.1-4.8-1.7
09/30/11-14.7-9.9+4.8

Capture Ratios Fund's First Full Quarter (12/31/10) to 09/30/17

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 09/30/17

Morningstar Statistical Measures as of 09/30/17

Sharpe RatioStandard Deviation
Special Equity Multi-Cap0.8111.90
Russell 10001.419.64
Category Median1.2510.17
Best Quartile Breakpoint1.359.63

Category Median and Best Quartile Breakpoint based on 1114 large-cap objective funds (oldest class only) with at least five years of history.
Sharpe Ratio Standard Deviation
Special Equity Multi-Cap
Russell 1000
Category Median
Best Quartile Breakpoint

Composition

Morningstar Style Map™as of 06/30/17

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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 09/30/17

  RSMCX Russell 1000
Average Market Cap
45.04B
70.35B
92%
-
2016 Portfolio Turnover
50%
-
Weighted Average P/E,
21.2x
22.3x
Weighted Average P/B
4.9x
3.0x
U.S. Investments (% of Net Assets)
83.7%
-
Non-U.S. Investments (% of Net Assets)
0.0%
-

Portfolio Allocation

  • Total
    Holdings
    23


SECTORS
RSMCX (%) RUSSELL
1000 (%)
Industrials
33.8
10.5
Consumer Discretionary
22.2
12.2
Information Technology
13.2
22.8
Consumer Staples
10.6
7.7
Materials
2.6
3.3
Financials
1.3
14.8
Health Care
-
13.8
Energy
-
5.9
Real Estate
-
3.7
Utilities
-
3.1
Telecommunication Services
-
2.1
Cash and Cash Equivalents
16.3
-
POSITIONS% OF NET ASSETS
(SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Apple
8.7
Illinois Tool Works
7.8
Genuine Parts
7.7
Parker Hannifin
5.6
Cisco Systems
4.6
V.F. Corporation
4.3
Kimberly-Clark
4.2
Lowe's Companies
4.1
Procter & Gamble
3.4
Carlisle Companies
3.3
Top 10 as % of Net Assets
53.7

SECTORS
RSMCX (%) RUSSELL
1000 (%)
Industrials
36.0
-
Consumer Discretionary
22.4
-
Information Technology
13.9
-
Consumer Staples
12.3
-
Materials
2.4
-
Financials
1.3
-
Cash and Cash Equivalents
11.7
-
POSITIONS% OF NET ASSETS
(SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Apple
9.4
Illinois Tool Works
8.1
Genuine Parts
7.0
Parker Hannifin
5.7
Kimberly-Clark
4.8
V.F. Corporation
4.7
Cisco Systems
4.6
Lowe's Companies
4.4
Procter & Gamble
4.3
Carlisle Companies
3.9
Top 10 as % of Net Assets
56.9

Portfolio Holdings

View the complete list of holdings for this fund as of 09/30/17. 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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Distributions

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 0.1598 - - - 0.1598 14.12
12/16/15 12/17/15 12/17/15 0.3438 0.1796 0.6034 - 1.1268 12.35
12/16/14 12/17/14 12/17/14 0.1119 0.1235 0.5362 - 0.7716 15.14
12/04/13 12/05/13 12/05/13 0.1230 0.1413 0.6890 - 0.9533 14.47
12/27/12 12/28/12 12/28/12 0.0287 - - - 0.0287 11.47
12/05/12 12/06/12 12/06/12 0.1098 0.0057 0.0995 - 0.2150 11.54

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) 1.00

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 0.17
Total annual Fund operating expenses 1.02

Important Disclosure Information

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 mid-cap and larger-cap stocks. The Fund's investments in mid-cap stocks may involve considerably more risk than investing in larger-cap stocks. (Please see "Primary Risks for Fund Investors" in the prospectus.) The Fund generally invests a significant portion of its assets in a limited number of stocks, which may involve considerably more risk than a more broadly diversified portfolio because a decline in the value of any of these stocks would cause the Fund’s overall value to decline to a greater degree. The Fund may invest up to 25% of its net assets in foreign securities (measured at the time of investment), which may involve political, economic, currency, and other risks not encountered in U.S. investments. (Please see "Investing in Foreign Securities" in the prospectus.)

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 1000 index is an unmanaged, capitalization-weighted index of domestic large-cap stocks.It measures the performance of the 1,000 largest publicly traded U.S. companies in the Russell 3000 index. The performance of an index does not represent exactly any particular investment, as you cannot invest directly in an index.

2/29/2012 12:00:00 AM

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