Needham Small Cap Growth Fund (NESGX)

15.04
Net Asset Value
+0.80%
1 Day
-3.77%
Year-to-Date
Overall Morningstar Rating
Small growth
Style or Category
No Load
Sales Expenses
2.05%
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 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.

Performance

1 month-3.59% 3 years+2.73%
3 months-4.93% 5 years+15.90%
1 year+24.61% Since inception+10.91%
Data through --

Peer Comparisonvs. Small growth

 NESGXCategory
Performance 5-yr return+15.90%+24.46%
Expense ratio2.05%1.44%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio0.961.28
Net assets$40.7M$872.8M
Average market cap$730.8M$2.8B
Average P/E--28.0
Portfolio turnover58%58%

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Fund Management and Purchase Info

Fund familyNeedham
Fund manager & tenureChris Retzler / 6 Years
Minimal initial investment$2,000.00
Minimum IRA investment$1,000.00

Holdings

U.S. stock86.38%
Cash11.85%
International stock1.77%
Fixed income0.00%
Other0.00%
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
FORM FormFactor, Inc.10.40%
ELX Emulex Corporation9.49%
ESIO Electro Scientific Industries5.78%
ZIGO Zygo Corporation5.20%
IIVI II-VI, Inc.4.53%
TTMI TTM Technologies, Inc.4.14%
KVHI KVH Industries, Inc.3.95%
HES Hess Corp3.04%
RKUS Ruckus Wireless Inc2.98%
ESRX Express Scripts2.76%

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