Heartland Value Plus Fund

HRVIX, HNVIX

Overview

Investment Focus

Invests in undervalued small companies and seeks to reduce volatility through strong balance sheets and dividends

Distinguishing Characteristics

  • Designed for investors who seek a portfolio of small company stocks that may produce modest dividend income
  • Benchmarked to the Russell 2000® Value Index
  • Typically holds 40-70 stocks
  • Inception date: 1993

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

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Benchmark: Russell 2000® Value Index

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Investor Class Institutional Class
Ticker HRVIXHNVIX
CUSIP 422352500422352849
Inception Date 10/26/199305/01/2008
Assets $265 million$149 million
  Investor
Class ($)
Institutional
Class ($)
Initial Investment 1,000 500,000
IRA Initial Investment 500 500,000
Subsequent Investments 100 100

New investor restrictions may apply.

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 0.70 0.70
12b-1 Distribution Fee 0.25 0.00
Other Expenses 0.20 0.22
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses 1.15 0.92


*As stated in the prospectus dated 5/1/2022

Overall Morningstar Rating™ in Small Value Category

  • Investor Class
  • Institutional Class
4Overall Morningstar Rating™ as of 8/31/2022, out of 440 Small Value funds, based on risk-adjusted performance for investor class shares
4Overall Morningstar Rating™ as of 8/31/2022, out of 440 Small Value funds, based on risk-adjusted performance for institutional class shares

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Factsheet

 

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Commentary

 

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Attribution & Contribution Reports

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Holdings

 

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Portfolio Management Team

Heartland Value Plus Fund Portfolio Management Team

39 years of industry experience
33 years of experience at Heartland

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Andrew J. Fleming

Vice President and Portfolio Manager

Bradford A. Evans

Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager

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News & Investing Perspectives

Heartland in the News
09/22/22

Small Cap Stock Picking

Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager Bradford Evans, CFA, joined the TD Ameritrade Network to discuss small cap stocks and economic conditions.

Video
9/22 - 2:03

Importance of Financial Soundness

Why a detailed analysis of balance sheet strength can be key to identifying attractive opportunities.

Performance

Average Annual Total Returns
  • Month-End
  • Quarter-End
  • Annual
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Since Inception (%)20-Year (%)15-Year (%)10-Year (%)5-Year (%)3-Year (%)1-Year (%)YTD* (%)QTD* (%)
Value Plus
Investor Class
9.389.736.296.715.777.09-15.19-18.30-7.61
Value Plus
Institutional Class
9.529.926.536.956.007.33-15.04-18.18-7.57
Russell 2000® Value8.948.815.707.942.874.72-17.69-21.12-4.61
*Not annualized
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Since Inception (%)20-Year (%)15-Year (%)10-Year (%)5-Year (%)3-Year (%)1-Year (%)YTD* (%)QTD* (%)
Value Plus
Investor Class
9.389.736.296.715.777.09-15.19-18.30-7.61
Value Plus
Institutional Class
9.529.926.536.956.007.33-15.04-18.18-7.57
Russell 2000® Value8.948.815.707.942.874.72-17.69-21.12-4.61
*Not annualized
  2021 (%) 2020 (%) 2019 (%) 2018 (%) 2017 (%) 2016 (%) 2015 (%) 2014 (%) 2013 (%) 2012 (%) 2011 (%) 2010 (%) 2009 (%) 2008 (%)
Value Plus Investor Class 24.85 12.64 26.02 -13.13 9.81 26.77 -17.41 -2.70 34.15 11.38 -5.37 28.50 26.37 -17.88
Value Plus Institutional Class 25.11 12.93 26.29 -12.95 10.07 26.89 -17.20 -2.45 34.53 11.67 -5.07 28.85 26.70 -17.71
Russell 2000® Value 28.27 4.63 22.39 -12.86 7.84 31.74 -7.47 4.22 34.52 18.05 -5.50 24.50 20.58 -28.92

 

Growth of a Hypothetical $10,000 Investment

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Heartland Value Plus Fund Growth of 10000 Chart

Since inception of the investor class, 10/26/1993 to 6/30/2022
Chart represents a hypothetical example of an investment in the Value Plus Fund representing historical returns

Morningstar Ratings™ in Small Value Category
  • Investor Class
  • Institutional Class
Morningstar Ratings TM
8/31/2022
RatingTotal Funds
Overall4440
10-Year3316
5-Year5412
3-Year5440
Morningstar Ratings TM
8/31/2022
RatingTotal Funds
Overall4440
10-Year3316
5-Year5412
3-Year5440

Based on risk-adjusted performance

Past performance does not guarantee future results. Performance represents past performance; current returns may be lower or higher. Performance for institutional class shares prior to their initial 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 of purchase are subject to a 2% redemption fee. Performance does not reflect this fee, which if deducted would reduce an individual's return. To obtain performance through the most recent month end, call 800-432-7856 or visit heartlandadvisors.com.

In the prospectus dated 5/1/2022, the Gross Fund Operating Expenses for the investor and institutional class of the Value Plus Fund are 1.15% 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 Plus Fund is 10/26/1993 for the investor class and 5/1/2008 for the institutional class.

Heartland Advisors Value Investing Team IconHistorical NAVs

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Commentary

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6/30/22

Heartland Value Plus Fund 2Q22 Portfolio Manager Commentary

In the next phase of the downturn, investors are likely to focus on balance sheet strength again, which we believe bodes well for attractively priced quality businesses.

Portfolio Composition

Characteristics

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CharacteristicValue PlusRussell 2000® Value
Holdings 50-
Assets $414 million-
Assets in Dividend-Paying Companies 74.1% -
Median Market Cap $1.6 billion$809 million
Weighted Average Market Cap $2.4 billion$2.2 billion
Trailing 1-Year Turnover 42.4% -

Capitalization Breakdown
6/30/2022
Cap Range% of Equities in Portfolio
>$15 billion0.0
$2.5-15 billion38.7
$300 million-2.5 billion54.7
<$300 million6.6

The above breakdown does not include short-term investments.

Valuation Analysis
Equity securities only, weighted harmonic average unless otherwise noted

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Heartland Value Plus Fund Valuation Analysis Charts 2

Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc., Russell Investment Group, and Heartland Advisors
*Weighted average

Sector Allocation

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Heartland Value Plus Fund Sector Allocation Chart

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

Top 10 Holdings
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TickerHolding% of Net AssetsIndustry
HAEHaemonetics Corporation4.55Health Care Equipment & Supplies
CHXChampionx Corporation 4.28Energy Equipment & Services
PORPortland General Electric Co.3.69Electric Utilities
THSTreeHouse Foods Inc3.38Food Products
AVDAmerican Vanguard Corp.3.27Chemicals
ATNIATN International, Inc.3.23Diversified Telecommunication Services
TCBITexas Capital Bancshares, Inc.3.09Banks
SBCFSeacoast Banking Corp. of Florida3.07Banks
GVAGranite Construction, Inc.3.03Construction & Engineering
PAHCPhibro Animal Health Corp. (Class A)2.76Pharmaceuticals
% of Total Net Assets34.35

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 Plus4.4919.910.830.500.3997.0784.7687.4095.62
Russell 2000® Value0.0022.491.000.000.17100.00100.00100.000.00

*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 Plus4.7319.880.830.530.4197.2884.1887.5295.62
Russell 2000® Value0.0022.491.000.000.17100.00100.00100.000.00

*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)
12/28/2021 12/29/2021   0.27336 3.14654 6.30187
12/28/2020 12/29/2020   0.18135 0.22560 -
12/26/2019 12/27/2019   0.52086 - -
12/27/2018 12/28/2018   0.32280 - -
12/27/2017 12/28/2017   0.04556 - -
12/28/2016 12/29/2016   0.19593 - -
12/28/2015 12/29/2015   0.20797 - 1.90702
12/29/2014 12/30/2014   0.06825 0.30014 2.84734
12/26/2013 12/27/2013   0.16431 0.54157 3.30825
12/26/2012 12/27/2012   0.35668 0.20864 0.60760
12/28/2011 12/29/2011   0.183006 - 0.319936
12/30/2010 12/31/2010   0.078769 - -
12/28/2010 12/29/2010   - - 0.160541
  3/30/2010   3/31/2010   0.019995 - -
  3/30/2010   3/31/2010   0.001223 - -
12/30/2009 12/31/2009   0.081006 - -
  9/29/2009   9/30/2009   0.016893 - -
  6/29/2009   6/30/2009   0.013335 - -
  3/30/2009   3/31/2009   0.074305 - -
  9/29/2008   9/30/2008   0.023100 - -
  6/27/2008   6/30/2008   0.031991 - -
  3/28/2008   3/31/2008   0.048473 - -
12/26/2007 12/27/2007   - 0.366103 3.707176
  9/27/2007   9/28/2007   0.218534 0.213593 0.602828
  6/28/2007   6/29/2007   0.047600 - -
  3/29/2007   3/30/2007   0.154655 - -

 

Record
Date
Payable
Date
   Ordinary Dividend
($/share)
Short-Term Capital
Gain ($/share)
Long-Term Capital
Gain ($/share)
12/28/2021 12/29/2021   0.39348 3.14654 6.30187
12/28/2020 12/29/2020   0.27869 0.22560 -
12/26/2019 12/27/2019   0.59788 - -
12/27/2018 12/28/2018   0.40925 - -
12/27/2017 12/28/2017   0.12164 - -
12/28/2016 12/29/2016   0.22625 - -
12/28/2015 12/29/2015   0.31363 - 1.90702
12/29/2014 12/30/2014   0.18133 0.30014 2.84734
12/26/2013 12/27/2013   0.28097 0.54157 3.30825
12/26/2012 12/27/2012   0.45243 0.20864 0.60760
12/28/2011 12/29/2011   0.284872 - 0.319936
12/30/2010 12/31/2010   0.138722 - -
12/28/2010 12/29/2010   - - 0.160541
  3/30/2010   3/31/2010   0.032692 - -
  3/30/2010   3/31/2010   0.013036 - -
12/30/2009 12/31/2009   0.093645 - -
  9/29/2009   9/30/2009   0.026711 - -
  6/29/2009   6/30/2009   0.022818 - -
  3/30/2009   3/31/2009   0.118031 - -
  9/29/2008   9/30/2008   0.038800 - -
  6/27/2008   6/30/2008   0.039712 - -

 

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The Value Plus Fund invests in small companies that are generally less liquid and more volatile than large companies. The Fund also invests in a smaller number of stocks (generally 40 to 70) than the average mutual fund. The performance of these holdings generally will increase the volatility of the Fund’s returns. There is no assurance that dividened paying stocks will mitigate volatility. 

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

There is no assurance that dividend-paying stocks will mitigate volatility.

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

Portfolio holdings are subject to change. Current and future portfolio holdings are subject to risk.

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

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As of 8/31/2022 Morningstar Ratings™: The Heartland Value Plus Fund investor class was rated against 316, 412, and 440 U.S.-domiciled Small Value funds over the 10-, 5-, and 3-year periods and received 3, 5, and 5 stars, respectively.
As of 8/31/2022 Morningstar Ratings™: The Heartland Value Plus Fund institutional class was rated against 316, 412, and 440 U.S.-domiciled Small Value funds over the 10-, 5-, and 3-year periods and received 3, 5, and 5 stars, respectively.

Heartland Advisors defines market cap ranges by the following indices: micro-cap by the Russell Microcap®, small-cap by the Russell 2000®, mid-cap by the Russell Midcap®, large-cap by the Russell Top 200®.

Sector and Industry classifications are sourced from GICS®.The Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS®) is the exclusive intellectual property of MSCI Inc. (MSCI) and S&P Global Market Intelligence (“S&P”).  Neither MSCI, S&P, their affiliates, nor any of their third party providers (“GICS Parties”) makes any representations or warranties, express or implied, with respect to GICS or the results to be obtained by the use thereof, and expressly disclaim all warranties, including warranties of accuracy, completeness, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.  The GICS Parties shall not have any liability for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, consequential or any other damages (including lost profits) even if notified of such damages.

Heartland’s investing glossary provides definitions for several terms used on this page.

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The Heartland Funds are distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc.

Separately managed accounts and related investment advisory services are provided by Heartland Advisors, Inc., a federally registered investment advisor. ALPS Distributors, Inc., is not affiliated with Heartland Advisors, Inc.

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