Heartland Opportunistic Value Equity Strategy

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

Overview

Investment Focus

Dynamically pursues the best opportunities across the full equity universe

Distinguishing Characteristics

  • Portfolio that typically invests in stocks with market capitalization of $500 million or greater
  • Designed for investors who seek additional latitude in the pursuit of attractive valuations
  • Benchmarked to the Russell 3000® Value Index
  • Typically holds 30-50 stocks
  • Inception date: 1999

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

 

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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Portfolio Management Team

Heartland Opportunistic Value Equity Strategy Portfolio Managers

47 years of industry experience
30 years of experience at Heartland

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Troy McGlone

McGlone, CFA, is Vice President and Portfolio Manager of the Opportunistic Value Equity Strategy. He has 11 years of industry experience, 5 at Heartland.

Will Nasgovitz

Nasgovitz is CEO and Portfolio Manager of the Select Value, Mid Cap Value, and Value Funds and their corresponding separately managed account strategies. He also is CEO of Heartland Funds. He has 19 years of industry experience, 15 at Heartland.

Colin McWey

McWey, CFA, is Vice President and Portfolio Manager of the Select Value and Mid Cap Value Funds and their corresponding separately managed account strategies. He has 17 years of industry experience, 10 at Heartland.

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News & Investing Perspectives

Water & Wells
11/13/19
Heartland Advisors Value Investing Portfolio Manager Troy McGlone

Yielding to Reason

What Treasury yields may be telling us about where manufacturing is headed in the months ahead.

Heartland in the News
10/7/19
Heartland Advisors Value Investing CEO Will Nasgovitz

Finding Opportunity in Volatility

Heartland CEO makes the case for an active, value-focused investment approach in response to elevated volatility.

Press Release
9/4/19
Heartland Advisors Opportunistic Value Equity Strategies Portfolio Management Team

Opportunistic Earns Repeat “Top Guns” Recognition

For Third Straight Quarter, Heartland Advisors Awarded “Top Gun” for Heartland Opportunistic Value Equity Strategy

Water & Wells
9/3/19
Heartland Advisors Value Investing Portfolio Manager Will Nasgovitz

Debt: Harshing Market's Mellow?

Investors may be missing some key warning signs in their pursuit of low volatility.

Heartland in the News
8/27/19
Heartland Advisors CEO and Portfolio Manager Will Nasgovitz

Heartland’s Views Highlighted in Wealth Management Midyear Outlook

Heartland CEO Will Nasgovitz offers his take on why corporate borrowing may leave some investors out in the cold.

Water & Wells
7/23/19
Heartland Advisors Value Investing Portfolio Manager Colin McWey

A Tale of Two Tapes

Will the economy sputter or thrive? Yes.

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Press Release
6/13/19

Mid Cap, Opportunistic, Earn Repeat Recognition as “Top Guns”

Two Heartland Strategies continue to earn accolades relative to peers.

PM Perspective
5/19

Why Catalysts and Context Matter

The difference between an unloved laggard and an attractive investment opportunity often begins with perception. Here is a look at internal catalysts and their importance in changing investors’ views and company results.

PM Perspective
5/19

Cash Flow: An Equalizing Force in Analysis

Cash flow helps us evaluate opportunities on an apples to apples basis regardless of industry or debt.

Heartland in the News
4/3/19

Time to Focus on What Matters

CEO Will Nasgovitz on the importance of balance sheets and fundamentals in today’s late-stage economic cycle.

Heartland in the News
2/21/19

Where Quality is On Sale: PM Offers Views to U.S. News

Colin McWey, CFA, offers insights on some high-quality businesses trading at discounts.

Heartland in the News
2/20/19

MarketWatch Highlights Heartland CEO’s $3 Trillion Warning

Will Nasgovitz looks at how the surge in corporate debt coming due could impact the market.

Water & Wells
2/19/19

A $3 Trillion Time Bomb?

A look at the tsunami of corporate debt that could swamp companies over the next five years.

Performance*

Average Annual Total Returns
  • Quarter-End
  • Annual
9/30/2019

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Since Inception (%)10-Year (%)5-Year (%)3-Year (%)1-Year (%)YTD (%)QTD (%)
Opportunistic Value Equity Composite (Net of Advisory Fees)**9.939.817.8510.45-0.2412.36-1.24
Opportunistic Value Equity Composite (Net of Bundled Fees)7.837.675.748.29-2.2110.72-1.73
Russell 3000® Value7.0911.367.769.243.1017.471.23

 

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

2015 (%)

2014 (%)

2013 (%)

2012 (%)

2011 (%)

2010 (%)

2009 (%)

2008 (%)

2007 (%)

2006 (%)

2005 (%)

Opportunistic Value Equity Composite (Net of Advisory Fees)**

-4.13 13.63 18.83 -4.05

4.02

34.59

13.43

-7.88

17.51

35.82

-32.38

4.62

13.93

14.90

Opportunistic Value Equity Composite (Net of Bundled Fees)

-6.01 11.40 16.52 -5.92

1.99

32.00

11.25

-9.70

15.24

33.23

-33.64

2.62

11.80

12.80

Russell 3000® Value

-8.58 13.19 18.40 -4.13

12.70

32.69

17.55

-0.10

16.23

19.76

-36.25

-1.01

22.34

6.85

 

*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 9/30/1999.
**Shown as supplemental information.

Commentary

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9/30/19
Heartland Opportunistic Value Equity Strategy Portfolio Manager Commentary

Heartland Opportunistic Value Equity Strategy 3Q19 Portfolio Manager Commentary

With no clear narrative in place for what the economy holds in the near term, investors sought to hedge their bets.

Portfolio Composition

Characteristics
9/30/2019

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Weighted Average Market Cap ($)Median Market Cap ($)Trailing 1-Year Turnover (%)
Opportunistic Value Equity Composite76.0 billion8.0 billion53.7
Russell 3000® Value113.3 billion1.5 billion-

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

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

9/30/2019

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

Heartland Opportunistic Value Equity Strategy valuations 1Heartland Advisors Opportunistic Value Equity Strategy Valuation Analysis Charts 2

Sector Allocation

9/30/2019

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

Heartland Advisors Opportunistic Value Equity Strategy Sector Charts 1Heartland Advisors Opportunistic Value Equity Strategy Sector Charts 2

Top 10 Holdings in a Representative Account
9/30/2019

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TickerHolding% of AccountIndustry
BRK/BBerkshire Hathaway, Inc. (Class B)4.53Diversified Financial Services
WFCWells Fargo & Co.4.47Banks
PFEPfizer, Inc.3.40Pharmaceuticals
EXCExelon Corp.3.38Electric Utilities
CVSCVS Health Corp.3.25Health Care Providers & Services
DGXQuest Diagnostics, Inc.3.02Health Care Providers & Services
MANManpowerGroup, Inc.2.92Professional Services
MHKMohawk Industries, Inc.2.76Household Durables
KEXKirby Corp.2.74Marine
FLSFlowserve Corp.2.70Machinery
% of Total Net Assets33.17

Security-Level Attribution & Contribution

9/30/2019

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5-Year Risk Analysis

9/30/2019

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Alpha*Standard Deviation (%)*BetaInfo RatioSharpe RatioUpside Capture (%)*Downside Capture (%)*R-
Squared (%)
Active Share
Opportunistic Value Equity Composite (Net of Advisory Fees)0.2112.510.990.020.55100.75100.4090.3885.83
Russell 3000® Value0.0011.981.000.000.57100.00100.00100.000.00

*Annualized
Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc., Russell Investment Group
Alpha, beta, and information ratio are versus the Russell 3000® 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.

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

The inception date for the Opportunistic Value Equity Strategy is 9/30/1999.

In addition to stocks of large companies, the Opportunistic Value Equity Strategy invests in stocks of small- and mid-cap companies that are generally less liquid than large companies. The performance of these holdings generally will increase the volatility of the strategy’s returns.

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.

Economic predictions are based on estimates and are subject to change.

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

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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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