Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc., Russell®, Standard and Poor’s, and Heartland Advisors, Inc.
$19.7 average annual sales is represented by the Russell Midcap® Value Index as of 12/31/2019.
2.4X profit margins compares the Russell Midcap® Value Index to Russell 2000® Value Index as of 12/31/2019.
389 basis points is shown by use of total return of Russell Midcap® Value Index vs. S&P 500 Index over the 20-year period 12/1/1999 to 12/31/2019.
19.73 vs. 23.08 compares the annualized standard deviation calculation for the Midcap® Value Index to smaller counterparts represented by the Russell 2000® Value Index over the 20-year period 12/1/1999 to 12/31/2019.
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As of 12/31/2019 Morningstar Ratings™: The Heartland Mid Cap Value Fund investor class was rated against -, 342, and 377 U.S.-domiciled Mid-Cap Value funds over the 10-, 5-, and 3-year periods and received -, 4, and 3 stars, respectively.
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An investor should consider the Funds’ investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses carefully before investing or sending money. This and other important information may be found in the prospectus (pdf). To obtain a print prospectus, call 800-432-7856. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.
The Mid Cap Value Fund invests in a smaller number of stocks (generally 30 to 60) than the average mutual fund. The performance of these holdings generally will increase the volatility of the Fund’s returns. The Fund also invests in mid–sized companies on a value basis. Mid-sized securities generally are more volatile and less liquid than those of larger companies. There can be no assurance that the Fund will grow to or maintain an economically viable size, in which case the Board of Directors may determine to liquidate the Fund.
Value investments are subject to the risk that their intrinsic value may not be recognized by the broad market.
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®.
The Heartland Funds are distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc.