Heartland Mid Cap Value Strategy

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


Investment Focus

Seeks long-term appreciation by investing in mid-cap, dividend paying companies

Distinguishing Characteristics

  • Invests primarily in mid-cap securities within the market cap range defined by the Russell Midcap® Index
  • Designed for investors who seek a portfolio of medium-sized, dividend paying companies
  • Benchmarked to the Russell Midcap® Value Index
  • Typically holds 30-60 stocks
  • Inception date: 1996

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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Investment Minimum & Standard Fee Schedule

Minimum: $500,000

Account Size Annual Rate (%)
First $5 million 1.00
Next $10 million 0.85
Above $15 million Negotiable

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Portfolio Management Team

Heartland Advisors Mid Cap Value Strategy Portfolio Management Team

38 years of industry experience
27 years of experience at Heartland

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Will Nasgovitz

Nasgovitz is CEO and Portfolio Manager of the Opportunistic Value Equity Strategy, as well as the Mid Cap Value Fund, the Value Fund, and their corresponding Mid Cap Value and Small Cap Value Strategies. He also is President and Director of Heartland Funds. He has 20 years of industry experience, 16 at Heartland.

Colin McWey

McWey, CFA, is Vice President and Portfolio Manager for the Opportunistic Value Equity Strategy, as well as the Mid Cap Value Fund and it’s corresponding Mid Cap Value Strategy. He has 18 years of industry experience, 11 at Heartland.

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Average Annual Total Returns
  • Quarter-End
  • Annual

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Since Inception (%)10-Year (%)5-Year (%)3-Year (%)1-Year (%)YTD (%)QTD (%)
Mid Cap Value Composite (Net of Advisory Fees)10.408.727.642.05-6.68-13.563.16
Russell Midcap® Value9.559.716.380.82-7.30-12.846.40


2019 (%) 2018 (%) 2017 (%) 2016 (%)

2015 (%)

2014 (%)

2013 (%)

2012 (%)

2011 (%)

2010 (%)

2009 (%)

2008 (%)

2007 (%)

2006 (%)

2005 (%)

Mid Cap Value Composite (Net of Advisory Fees)

25.43 -8.26 8.55 28.25












Russell Midcap® Value

27.06 -12.29 13.34 20.00













*Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc., Russell Investment Group, and Heartland Advisors, Inc. Performance data is preliminary. YTD and QTD returns are not annualized. The Strategy's inception date is 9/30/1996.

Portfolio Composition


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Weighted Average Market Cap ($)Median Market Cap ($)Trailing 1-Year Turnover (%)
Mid Cap Value Composite11.6 billion6.9 billion176.6
Russell Midcap® Value15.5 billion7.1 billion-

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

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


Heartland Advisors Mid Cap Value Strategy Valuation Analysis Charts 2

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

Sector Allocation


Heartland Advisors Mid Cap Value Strategy Sector Charts 2

Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc., and Russell Investment Group
Composite statistics shown as percentage of equity investmentsty investments

Top 10 Holdings in a Representative Account

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TickerHolding% of AccountIndustry
LECOLincoln Electric Holdings3.89Machinery
SPBSpectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.3.74Household Products
SCHWThe Charles Schwab Corp.3.68Capital Markets
DGXQuest Diagnostics, Inc.3.53Health Care Providers & Services
PSAPublic Storage Inc3.32Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
AAPAdvance Auto Parts, Inc.3.25Specialty Retail
FEFirstEnergy Corp.3.12Electric Utilities
RJFRaymond James Financial Inc3.09Capital Markets
UHALAMERCO2.96Road & Rail
XRAYDENTSPLY SIRONA, Inc.2.94Health Care Equipment & Supplies
% of Total Net Assets33.52

5-Year Risk Analysis


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Alpha*Standard Deviation (%)*BetaInfo RatioSharpe RatioUpside Capture (%)*Downside Capture (%)*R-
Squared (%)
Active Share
Mid Cap Value Composite (Net of Advisory Fees)1.3817.880.970.280.36106.33100.8693.7092.58
Russell Midcap® Value0.0017.791.000.000.29100.00100.00100.000.00

Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc., Russell Investment Group
Alpha, beta, and information ratio are versus the Russell MidCap® Value Index.

The above performance, portfolio composition, and risk analysis data is preliminary.

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Past performance does not guarantee future results. Performance represents past performance, and current returns may differ.

Heartland Advisors, Inc. (the "Firm") claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®). The Firm is a wholly owned subsidiary of Heartland Holdings, Inc., and is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For a complete list and description of Heartland Advisors composites and/or a presentation that adheres to the GIPS® standards, contact the Institutional Sales Team at Heartland Advisors, Inc. at the address listed below.

The U.S. dollar is the currency used to express performance.

The inception date for the Mid-Cap Value Strategy is 9/30/1996.

The Mid Cap Value Strategy invests in mid–sized companies on a value basis. Mid-sized 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.

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

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.

Representative account chosen based on composite membership, not on performance-based criteria. Other accounts within the strategy may have different holdings.

Representative account holdings are preliminary, may not be reconciled, and may be updated when reconciled.

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.

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