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AlphaMark Large Cap Growth Fund (AMLCX)

large cap growth fund

The AlphaMark Large Cap Growth Fund invests in high-quality large-cap companies that have a proven history of consistent growth; current earnings momentum; and a growing cash flow from operations. A universe of 1,000 stocks with market caps over $5 billion is subject to internal screens creating a list of 100 companies for review. Further fundamental analysis includes the following: above market return on equity; sufficient cash flow to cover capital spending; operating margin relative to price/sales; financial statement review focused on true net equity value; enterprise value review and management review including such factors as insider trading, stock option distribution and share buy backs. Our process places a strong emphasis on risk controls and sell discipline. Sector weightings are monitored relative to the benchmark. Sector bets are never used to enhance returns. Superior returns come from superior security selection and a prudent sell discipline. Positions will be sold for the following reasons; a material change in company structure or management; a material change in the industry or economic factors effecting that industry; a position has grown to an unacceptable weight; earnings momentum has decreased from previous estimates; and stock price has become overvalued by 20% or more based on our proprietary cash flow models.

PORTFOLIO HOLDINGS (SEPT 30, 2018)

symbol name portfolio %
0 Cash 0.76%
MYL MYLAN 4.66%
ON ON SEMICONDUCTOR CORP 4.59%
AMGN AMGEN 4.23%
ANDV ANDEAVOR 3.99%
XPO XPO LOGISTICS 3.79%
UTHR UNITED THERAPEUTICS 3.77%
TSS TOTAL SYSTEM SERVICES 3.73%
ROST ROSS STORES 3.53%
EOG EOG RESOURCES 3.51%
AVGO BROADCOM LIMITED 3.33%
Top 10 Holdings % 39.1%
ICE INTERCONTINENTAL EXCH 3.11%
SWKS SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS 3.06%
NYCB NEW YORK COMM BANCRP 3.00%
ZBRA ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES CORP 2.94%
PVH PVH CORPORATION 2.91%
APH AMPHENOL 2.91%
MAR MARRIOTT INTL – CL A 2.90%
EL ESTEE LAUDER 2.80%
PKG PACKAGING CORP 2.73%
GS GOLDMAN SACHS CORP 2.72%
FITB FIFTH THIRD BANCORP 2.70%
WAL WESTERN ALLIANCE BANC 2.69%
GD GENERAL DYNAMICS 2.66%
WCG WELLCARE HEALTH PLANS, INC. 2.63%
TMUS T-MOBILE US 2.61%
WM WASTE MANAGEMENT INC 2.54%
KLAC KLA-TENCOR CORP 2.38%
ADM ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND 2.35%
VZ VERIZON COMM 2.27%
CVS CVS HEALTH CORPORATION 2.25%
LEA LEAR CORPORATION 2.24%
CE CELANESE CORP. SERIEA A 1.93%
EMN EASTMAN CHEMICAL 1.81%

This list is subjective to change and may not be representative of current or future holdings.

Average Annual Returns (%) as of SEPT 30,2018

Quarter to Date Year to Date 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year Inception to Date
AMLCX 4.88 2.95 12.68 16.33 12.22 12.89
S&P 500 7.71 10.56 17.91 17.31 13.95 14.17

Gross Expense Ratio: 1.94% Net Expense Ratio: 1.50%

Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. The investment return and the principal value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data cited. Current month end data is available at www.alphamarkfunds.com. Performance results include the reinvestment of dividends. It is not possible to invest directly in any index.

Portfolio Statistics

  • 3 Yr Sharpe Ratio 1.56
  • Price/Earnings 15.30
  • 3 Yr Beta 0.86
  • Price/Sales 1.80
  • 3 Yr R-Squared 83.91
  • Historical Growth 14.80
  • 3 Yr Std. Dev. 9.41
  • Sales Growth 6.70

Sharpe Ratio is a measure for calculating risk-adjusted return which is the average return earned in excess of the risk-free rate per unit of volatility or total risk. Beta is a measure of risk which shows a fund’s volatility relative to its benchmark index. R-Squared is the percentage of a fund’s movement that can be explained by movements in its benchmark index. Standard Deviation is a statistical measure of the range of a fund’s performance. Price/Earnings (P/E) Ratio: The price-to-earnings ratio shows the “multiple” of earnings at which a stock is selling. The P/E ratio is calculated by dividing a stock’s current price by its current earnings per share. A high multiple means that investors are optimistic about future growth and have bid up the stock’s price. Price/Sales Ratio: Price-to-sales is calculated by dividing a stock’s current price by its projected revenue per share for the current fiscal year.

Objective

The Fund seeks long term growth of capital.

Strategy

The Fund will invest primarily in a diversified portfolio of domestic common stocks of large cap companies. Large cap companies are defined as companies with a total market cap of $5 billion or more at the time of purchase. It is anticipated that, under normal circumstances, the Fund will have an average weighted market capitalization of greater than $10 billion. The Fund seeks high quality growth companies experiencing earnings momentum valued at a level that justifies their price.

Important Risk Considerations

The Fund invests primarily in large capitalization equity securities which, like all equity securities, carry the potential for unpredictable drops in value and periods of lackluster performance. Large capitalization companies may be unable to respond as quickly as smaller companies to new competition challenges and also may not be able to attain the high growth rate of successful smaller companies. The Fund’s investments in foreign securities involve risks that may be different from those of U.S. securities. Foreign securities may not be subject to uniform audit and financial reporting and disclosure standards. In addition, the Fund’s foreign investments may be subject to adverse changes in investment or exchange control regulations, expropriation or confiscatory taxation, political or social instability, and nationalization of companies or industries. For additional information on these and other risks, please read the current prospectus.

*The Advisor has contractually agreed, until December 31, 2018, to reduce management fees and to absorb a Fund’s operating expenses to the extent necessary to limit Annual Fund Operating Expenses (excluding Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses) to an amount not exceeding 1.50% of each Fund’s average daily net assets. Management fee reductions and expenses absorbed by the Advisor are subject to repayment by the Funds for a period of 3 years after such fees and expenses were incurred.

S&P 500 Index is the Standard & Poor’s composite index of 500 stocks, a widely recognized, unmanaged index of common stock prices.

Price/Book Ratio: A valuation measure that compares a stock’s market price to its book value, i.e., the company’s new worth divided by the number of outstanding shares.

Price/Earnings (P/E) Ratio: The price-to-earnings ratio shows the “multiple” of earnings at which a stock is selling. The P/E ratio is calculated by dividing a stock’s current price by its current earnings per share. A high multiple means that investors are optimistic about futire growth and have bid up the stock’s price.

Price/Sales Ratio: Price to sales is calculated by dividing a stock’s currrent price by its projected revenue per share for the currnet fiscal year. A smaller multiple (less than 1.0) means that investors are paying less for each unit of sales.

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