Needham Small Cap Growth Fund Retail Class (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- plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes- in the equity securities (principally- common stock) 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.


1 month+3.00% 3 years+9.43%
3 months+2.47% 5 years+10.41%
1 year+14.55% Since inception+10.07%
Data through --

Peer Comparisonvs. Small growth

Performance 5-yr return+10.41%+11.88%
Expense ratio2.21%1.27%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio0.810.89
Net assets$31.2M$1.1B
Average market cap$489.8M$3.5B
Average P/E--25.8
Portfolio turnover80%80%

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Fund Management and Purchase Info

Fund familyNeedham
Fund manager & tenureChris Retzler / 10 Years
Minimal initial investment$2,000.00
Minimum IRA investment$1,000.00


U.S. stock82.82%
International stock0.61%
Fixed income0.02%
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
AMBR Amber Road Inc7.80%
PDFS PDF Solutions Inc6.73%
IVTY Invuity Inc5.00%
PLAB Photronics Inc4.97%
NPTN NeoPhotonics Corp4.89%
REIS Reis Inc4.53%
SMCI Super Micro Computer Inc4.00%
FEIM Frequency Electronics Inc3.83%
ASPN Aspen Aerogels Inc3.80%
KVHI KVH Industries Inc3.44%