Brandywine Blue Fund  (BLUEX)

Fund Overview

Fund Overview

Share Class

I

Morningstar | Style Box

V B G L M S

NAV | as of 06/17/2019

$49.65
+$0.03 (+0.06%)

Quarterly Performance (%) |
vs. Benchmark as of 03/31/2019

Fund Inception 01/10/1991

YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR INCEP.
BLUEX 17.72 8.00 15.46 10.78 11.62 10.01
Russell 1000® Growth Index 16.10 12.75 16.53 13.50 17.52 10.24
Russell 1000® Index 14.00 9.30 13.52 10.63 16.05 10.55
S&P 500 Index 13.65 9.50 13.51 10.91 15.92 10.36
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The performance data shown represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. The investment return and the principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For performance information through the most recent month end please call 800.835.3879 or visit our website at amgfunds.com. From time to time, the advisor has waived fees or reimbursed expenses, which may have resulted in higher returns. The listed returns and yields of the Fund are net of expenses, and the returns and yields of the indices exclude expenses.

Expense Ratios

  • Gross Expense Ratio: 1.16%
  • Net Expense Ratio: 1.16%
  • Expense Cap Expiration Date: N/A

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Objective

Seeks capital appreciation by investing in a portfolio of primarily medium and large cap U.S. companies.

Why Consider

  • May be appropriate for investors looking to gain exposure to primarily medium and large U.S. companies
  • Fund's portfolio management team relies on intensive, bottom-up fundamental research to isolate companies with strong earnings fundamentals
  • The Fund primarily targets mid-cap or larger companies experiencing rapid earnings growth that sell at reasonable multiples of earnings estimates and show promise to positively surprise Wall Street

Fund Managers

Scott W. Gates

Chief Investment Officer

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Performance

Performance

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Returns & Distributions

As of 03/31/2019

    • Ex-Date Total Distribution Income Short-term Cap Gains Long-term Cap Gains
      Dec 27, 2018 $5.361200 $5.361200
      Dec 28, 2015 $0.083500 $0.083500
      Dec 30, 2009 $0.020200 $0.020200
      Oct 29, 2009 $0.046746 $0.046746
      Dec 28, 2007 $0.489040 $0.207750 $0.281290
      Oct 30, 2007 $3.380700 $2.292270 $1.088430
      Dec 28, 2006 $0.066000 $0.066000
      Oct 26, 2006 $1.033950 $0.240510 $0.793440
      Oct 27, 2005 $1.138780 $0.861080 $0.277700
      Oct 27, 2000 $10.708000 $3.349500 $7.358500
      Dec 21, 1999 $1.255130 $1.255130
      Oct 27, 1999 $0.923610 $0.923610
      Oct 26, 1998 $0.337072 $0.204780 $0.109111 $0.023181
      Oct 27, 1997 $5.085142 $2.297752 $2.787390
      Oct 26, 1995 $1.105640 $0.971750 $0.133890
      Oct 25, 1994 $0.107740 $0.107740
      Dec 30, 1993 $0.090000 $0.090000
      Oct 25, 1993 $2.243000 $1.062500 $1.180500
      Dec 30, 1991 $0.005000 $0.005000
      Oct 24, 1991 $0.620000 $0.027000 $0.593000

Growth of $10,000 (Hypothetical)

Since Inception 01/10/1991 to 05/31/2019 = $148,642.61

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The performance data shown represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. The investment return and the principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For performance information through the most recent month end please call 800.835.3879 or visit our website at amgfunds.com. From time to time, the advisor has waived fees or reimbursed expenses, which may have resulted in higher returns. The listed returns and yields of the Fund are net of expenses, and the returns and yields of the indices exclude expenses. For time periods where the fund inception date preceded the benchmark, the benchmark data will not be shown.

Top Holdings (Equity)

As of: 03/31/2019

Microsoft Corp 6.61%
Amazon.com Inc 4.19%
Salesforce.com Inc 3.62%
Alphabet Inc, Class A 3.15%
Visa Inc, Class A 3.00%
Global Payments Inc 2.85%
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc 2.85%
Abbott Laboratories 2.77%
Exact Sciences Corp 2.77%
MasterCard Inc, Class A 2.71%
% in Top 10 Holdings 34.52%
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MPT Stats

As of: 05/31/2019

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Sector Allocation (Equity)

As of: 03/31/2019

Investment Approach

Investment Approach

Brandywine Blue Fund

The Fund employs Friess Associates' research-driven investment process. This process seeks to capitalize on the relationship between earnings performance and stock prices by isolating companies experiencing rapid earnings growth that sell at reasonable multiples of earnings estimates and show promise to positively surprise Wall Street.

The Fund maintains a mid cap or larger focus by uncovering stocks usually exceeding $6 billion in market cap that meet its earnings growth and valuation criteria.

Friess employs a true bottom-up approach, meaning sector weightings and other characteristics are byproducts of its company-by-company research.


 
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About Friess Associates

Background

Friess Associates is a growth-oriented manager driven by individual company research that seeks to isolate companies with fundamental profiles that position them for share price appreciation.

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1974


Headquarters

Greenville, DE


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