Heartland Value Fund

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  • Materials
  • Portfolio Management Team
  • Performance
  • Commentary
  • Portfolio Composition
  • Risk Analysis
  • Distributions

HRTVX, HNTVX

Overview

Investment Focus

Pursues long-term capital appreciation by investing in micro- and small-cap companies

Distinguishing Characteristics

  • Invests in stocks with a market capitalization of less than $2 billion and can have a significant allocation to micro-cap names
  • Designed for investors who seek a portfolio with micro-cap exposure and additional liquidity provided by small cap stocks
  • Benchmarked to the Russell 2000® Value Index
  • Typically holds 100-150 stocks
  • Inception date: 1984

Investment Process

All stocks are evaluated based on our proprietary, consistent, and time-tested 10 Principles of Value Investing™. These criteria are central to Heartland’s value investing philosophy and provide a framework for evaluating securities.

The Investment Team applies a bottom-up research approach, combining traditional fundamental analysis and meetings with more than 1,000 company management teams in a typical year. The 10 Principles™ are designed to help the Team assess a company's valuation, but also focus on metrics associated with financial soundness, management team strength, and future outlook.

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  • Basics
  • Minimums
  • Fees
  • Expenses

3/31/2017

Benchmark: Russell 2000® Value Index

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Investor Class Institutional Class
Ticker HRTVXHNTVX
CUSIP 422359109422352831
Inception Date 12/28/198405/01/2008
Assets $726 million$68 million

Investor
Class ($)
Institutional
Class ($)
Initial Investment1,000500,000
IRA Initial Investment500500,000
Subsequent Investments100100

Shareholder Fees

Paid directly from total investment

  Investor
Class (%)
Institutional
Class (%)
Load 0 0
Sales Charge 0 0
Exchange Fee 0 0
Redemption Fee* 2 2


*If shares are redeemed or exchanged within 10 days of purchase

Annual Fund Operating Expenses

Paid annually as a percentage of total investment value*

  Investor
Class (%)
Institutional
Class (%)
Management Fee 0.75 0.75
12b-1 Distribution Fee 0.15 0.00
Other Expenses 0.19 0.17
Total Expense Ratio 1.09 0.92


*As stated in the prospectus (pdf) dated 5/1/2017

Overall Morningstar Rating™ in Small Value Category

  • Investor Class
  • Institutional Class
2Overall Morningstar Rating™ as of 4/30/2017, out of 347 Small Value funds, based on risk-adjusted performance for investor class shares
2Overall Morningstar Rating™ as of 4/30/2017, out of 347 Small Value funds, based on risk-adjusted performance for institutional class shares

Portfolio Management Team

Heartland Value Fund Portfolio Management Team

71 years of industry experience
47 years of experience at Heartland

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Bill Nasgovitz

Nasgovitz is Chairman and CIO, and Portfolio Manager of the Value Fund and its corresponding separately managed account strategy. He also is President and Director of Heartland Funds. He has 48 years of industry experience, 34 at Heartland.

Eric Miller

Miller is Vice President and Portfolio Manager of the Heartland Value Fund and its corresponding separately managed account strategy. He has 23 years of industry experience, 13 at Heartland.

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Investing Perspectives

Video
4/17 - 8:05
Heartland Mid Cap Value Fund Portfolio Managers Colin McWey and Will Nasgovitz

Why Value? Why Heartland? Why Now?

An interview with Founder and CIO Bill Nasgovitz.

PM Perspective
3/17
Heartland Value Fund Portfolio Manager Bill Nasgovitz

How Micro-Caps Add Value to a Small-Cap Value Strategy

Micro-caps can be an overlooked source of opportunities in a small-cap strategy. Portfolio Manager Bill Nasgovitz explores the advantages and our approach to the group.

Water & Wells
6/27/16
Heartland Advisors Value Investing Portfolio Manager Bill Nasgovitz

An Active Approach to Finding Value

Should investors look to the Russell 2000® Value rebalance for insights into compelling opportunities? Portfolio Manager Bill Nasgovitz doesn’t think so.

Heartland in the News
4/18/16
Heartland Advisors Value Investing Portfolio Manager Bill Nasgovitz

The Unattractiveness of Low Valuations Based on Financial Engineering

Debt-financed share buybacks may be a short-sighted tactic, says Portfolio Manager Bill Nasgovitz. He explains why we believe businesses with low debt and the ability to improve earnings through sales growth will be poised to outperform in the years ahead.

Performance

Average Annual Total Returns
  • Month-End
  • Quarter-End
  • Annual
4/30/2017

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Since Inception (%)20-Year (%)15-Year (%)10-Year (%)5-Year (%)3-Year (%)1-Year (%)YTD* (%)QTD* (%)
Value
Investor Class
11.799.107.453.627.770.4614.99-0.940.23
Value
Institutional Class
11.869.197.583.817.950.6315.18-0.870.27
Russell 2000® Value11.389.668.326.0212.968.7127.180.260.39
*Not annualized
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Since Inception (%)20-Year (%)15-Year (%)10-Year (%)5-Year (%)3-Year (%)1-Year (%)YTD* (%)QTD* (%)
Value
Investor Class
11.829.047.563.817.410.1919.37-1.16-1.16
Value
Institutional Class
11.889.137.683.997.580.3419.57-1.14-1.14
Russell 2000® Value11.409.728.546.0912.547.6229.37-0.13-0.13
*Not annualized

2016 (%)2015 (%)2014 (%)2013 (%)2012 (%)2011 (%)2010 (%)2009 (%)2008 (%)
Value Investor Class16.31-11.042.2232.1113.83-6.9221.2844.49-39.53
Value Institutional Class16.52-10.902.3832.3713.98-6.7321.5044.86-39.38
Russell 2000® Value31.74-7.474.2234.5218.05-5.5024.5020.58-28.92
Growth of a Hypothetical $10,000 Investment

3/31/2017

Since inception of the investor class, 12/28/1984 to 3/31/2017
Chart represents a hypothetical example of an investment in the Value Fund representing historical returns

Heartland Value Fund Growth of 10000 Chart

Morningstar Ratings™ in Small Value Category
  • Investor Class
  • Institutional Class
Morningstar Ratings TM
4/30/2017
RatingTotal Funds
Overall2347
10-Year2198
5-Year1306
3-Year1347
Morningstar Ratings TM
4/30/2017
RatingTotal Funds
Overall2347
10-Year2198
5-Year2306
3-Year1347

Based on risk-adjusted performance

Past performance does not guarantee future results. Performance represents past performance; current returns may be lower or higher. Performance information for institutional class shares of Funds that existed prior to their initial public offering is based on the performance of investor class shares. The investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed may be worth more or less than the original cost. All returns reflect reinvested dividends and capital gains distributions, but do not reflect the deduction of taxes that an investor would pay on distributions or redemptions. Subject to certain exceptions, shares of a Fund redeemed or exchanged within 10 days (90 days for the International Value Fund) of purchase are subject to a 2% redemption fee. Performance does not reflect this fee, which if deducted would reduce an individual's return.

In the prospectus (pdf) dated 5/1/2017, the gross expense ratios for the investor and institutional classes of the Value Fund are 1.09% and 0.92%, respectively. The Advisor has voluntarily agreed to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses with respect to the institutional class, to the extent necessary to maintain the institutional class “Net Annual Operating Expenses” at a ratio not to exceed 0.99% of average daily net assets. This voluntary waiver/ reimbursement may be discontinued at any time. Without such waivers and/or reimbursements, total returns may have been lower.

The inception date for the Value Fund is 12/28/1984 for the investor class and 5/1/2008 for the institutional class.

Heartland Advisors Value Investing Team IconHistorical NAVs

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Historical NAVs also are available from third party websites, such as Bloomberg, Yahoo! Finance, or Google Finance.

Commentary

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3/31/17
Heartland Value Fund Portfolio Manager Commentary

Heartland Value Fund 1Q17 Portfolio Manager Commentary

The current indexation mania is setting up distortions and mispricing of many businesses, which the portfolio's managers intend to capitalize on.

Portfolio Composition

Characteristics

3/31/2017

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CharacteristicValueRussell 2000® Value
Holdings 103-
Assets $794 million-
Median Market Cap $327 million$698 million
Weighted Average Market Cap $1.2 billion$2.1 billion
Trailing 1-Year Turnover 52.0% -

Capitalization Breakdown
3/31/2017
Cap Range% of Equities in Portfolio
>$15 billion0.0
$2-15 billion17.4
$300 million-2 billion49.9
<$300 million32.7

The above breakdown does not include short-term investments.

Valuation Analysis
Equity securities only, weighted median unless otherwise noted

3/31/2017

*Weighted average

Heartland Value Fund Valuation Analysis Charts 1Heartland Value Fund Valuation Analysis Charts 2

Sector Allocation

3/31/2017

Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc., and Russell Investment Group

Heartland Value Fund Sector Charts 1Heartland Value Fund Sector Charts 2

Top 10 Holdings
3/31/2017

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TickerHolding% of Net AssetsIndustry
BBSIBarrett Business Services, Inc.3.09Professional Services
ACTGAcacia Research Corporation2.99Communications Equipment
CTRECareTrust REIT, Inc. 2.96Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
LGIHLGI Homes, Inc.2.67Household Durables
TSCTristate Capital Holdings, Inc.2.50Commercial Banks
KWKennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc.2.38Real Estate Management & Development
CG CNCenterra Gold Inc.2.17Metals & Mining
MSFGMainSource Financial Group, Inc.2.07Commercial Banks
RDNRadian Group Inc.1.92Thrifts & Mortgage Finance
ARAYAccuray Incorporated1.79Health Care Equipment & Supplies
% of Total Net Assets24.54

Sector-Level Attribution

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Security-Level Attribution & Contribution

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5-Year Risk Analysis

  • Investor Class
  • Institutional Class
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Alpha*Standard Deviation (%)*BetaInfo RatioSharpe RatioUpside Capture (%)*Downside Capture (%)*R-
Squared (%)
Active Share
Value-3.5413.990.92-0.870.5286.97110.8682.9496.67
Russell 2000® Value0.0013.921.000.000.89100.00100.00100.000.00

*Annualized
Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc., Russell Investment Group
Alpha, beta, and information ratio are versus the Russell 2000® Value. Depiction is for investor class shares.

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Alpha*Standard Deviation (%)*BetaInfo RatioSharpe RatioUpside Capture (%)*Downside Capture (%)*R-
Squared (%)
Active Share
Value-3.3813.990.92-0.840.5387.46110.5682.9096.67
Russell 2000® Value0.0013.921.000.000.89100.00100.00100.000.00

*Annualized
Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc., Russell Investment Group
Alpha, beta, and information ratio are versus the Russell 2000® Value. Depiction is for institutional class shares.

Distributions

  • Investor Class
  • Institutional Class
Record
Date
Payable
Date
    Ordinary Dividend
($/share)
Short-Term Capital
Gain ($/share)
Long-Term Capital
Gain ($/share)
12/28/2016 12/29/2016   - - 1.43802
12/28/2015 12/29/2015   0.13994 - 2.82914
12/29/2014 12/30/2014   0.22288 1.11429 4.12240
12/26/2013 12/27/2013   0.42958 1.17103 3.98433
12/26/2012 12/27/2012   - 0.17740 2.74405
12/28/2011 12/29/2011   - 0.675954 1.798273
12/28/2010 12/29/2010   - 0.058470 -
  3/28/2008   3/31/2008   - - 0.084234
12/26/2007 12/27/2007   0.239182 0.710262 5.923943

No distributions were paid in 2009.
 

Record
Date
Payable
Date
    Ordinary Dividend
($/share)
Short-Term Capital
Gain ($/share)
Long-Term Capital
Gain ($/share)
12/28/2016 12/29/2016   - - 1.43802
12/28/2015 12/29/2015   0.20977 - 2.82914
12/29/2014 12/30/2014   0.30599 1.11429 4.12240
12/26/2013 12/27/2013   0.50608 1.17103 3.98433
12/26/2012 12/27/2012   - 0.17740 2.74405
12/28/2011 12/29/2011   - 0.675954 1.798273
12/28/2010 12/29/2010   - 0.058470 -

No distributions were paid in 2008 and 2009.
 

 
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The Value Fund primarily invests in small companies selected on a value basis. Such securities generally are more volatile and less liquid than those of larger companies.

Value investments are subject to the risk that their intrinsic value may not be recognized by the broad market.

Sector and industry classifications as determined by Heartland Advisors may reference data from sources such as FactSet Research Systems, Inc. or the Global Industry Classification Codes (GICS) developed by Standard & Poor’s and Morgan Stanley Capital International.

The portfolio may lose value in various market conditions and an investor could have a loss of principal.

Portfolio holdings are subject to change without notice. Current and future portfolio holdings are subject to risk.

Portfolio holdings exclude cash, cash equivalents, options, and futures.

Certain security valuations and forward estimates are based on Heartland Advisors' calculations. Any forecasts may not prove to be true.

Information about Morningstar Ratings™ are ©2017 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein is (1) proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed, and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. 

The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

As of 4/30/2017 Morningstar Ratings™: The Heartland Value Fund investor class was rated against 198, 306, and 347 U.S.-domiciled Small Value funds over the 10-, 5-, and 3-year periods and received 2, 1, and 1 stars, respectively.
As of 4/30/2017 Morningstar Ratings™: The Heartland Value Fund institutional class was rated against 198, 306, and 347 U.S.-domiciled Small Value funds over the 10-, 5-, and 3-year periods and received 2, 2, and 1 stars, respectively.

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