Needham Small Cap Growth Fund (NESGX)

Net Asset Value
1 Day
Overall Morningstar Rating
Small growth
Style or Category
No Load
Sales Expenses
Expense Ratio
Below Average
Morningstar Risk Rating™
Investment Objective The investment seeks long-term, tax-efficient capital appreciation. Under normal conditions, the fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in the equity securities of domestic issuers listed on a nationally recognized securities exchange or traded on the NASDAQ System that have market capitalizations not exceeding $5 billion at the time of investment. It invests, in general, in companies with strong growth potential that, for a variety of reasons, including the market's inefficiencies, are trading at a discount to their underlying value where a catalyst is in place to eliminate that discount.


1 month-1.03% 3 years+9.13%
3 months-3.15% 5 years+9.98%
1 year+5.73% Since inception+10.46%
Data through --

Peer Comparisonvs. Small growth

Performance 5-yr return+9.98%+15.12%
Expense ratio2.11%1.37%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio0.590.94
Net assets$30.7M$817.7M
Average market cap$789.9M$2.9B
Average P/E28.428.0
Portfolio turnover69%69%

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Fund Management and Purchase Info

Fund familyNeedham
Fund manager & tenureChris Retzler / 7 Years
Minimal initial investment$2,000.00
Minimum IRA investment$1,000.00


U.S. stock89.79%
International stock0.00%
Fixed income0.00%
Top 5 Sectors
Portfolio weighting
Hardware 47.58%
Healthcare 14.61%
Telecommunication 8.97%
Consumer service 4.88%
Financial service 2.39%
Top 10 Holdings
Portfolio weighting
KVHI KVH Industries Inc6.25%
TTMI TTM Technologies Inc6.09%
FORM FormFactor Inc5.99%
IIVI II-VI Inc5.67%
RKUS Ruckus Wireless Inc5.14%
AL Air Lease Corp4.64%
REIS Reis Inc4.50%
MCRL Micrel Inc4.06%
PLAB Photronics Inc3.49%
CUTR Cutera Inc3.47%

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