Smead Value Fund

The Smead Value Fund, the “Fund,” is a mutual fund that invests in large capitalization stocks with a value-oriented investment style. The Fund currently offers an Investor Share Class (SMVLX),  A Share Class (SVFAX), I1 Share Class (SVFFX), R1 Share Class (SVFDX), R2 Share Class (SVFKX), Y Share Class (SVFYX) and C Share Class (SVFCX).

Smead Capital Management is the adviser of the Fund. The firm’s investment philosophy is:

  1. Valuation matters dearly.
  2. We are business owners on behalf of our clients.
  3. We seek out high-quality businesses.

The Fund is managed by Lead Portfolio Manager Bill Smead and Co-Portfolio Managers Tony Scherrer, CFA and Cole Smead, CFA. The portfolio managers execute this philosophy through the long-term ownership of common stocks based on the firm’s eight investment criteria.

Investment Objective

The Fund’s investment objective is long-term capital appreciation.

Principal Investment Strategies

The Fund will seek long-term capital appreciation through concentrated positions, therefore the Fund will maintain approximately 25-30 companies in its portfolio. The Fund will invest in U.S. large capitalization (“large cap”) companies through the ownership of common stock.

The Eight Criteria

Required over entire holding period

  • Meets an economic need
  • Strong competitive advantage (wide moats or barriers to entry)
  • Long history of profitability and strong operating metrics
  • Generates high levels of free cash flow
  • Available at a low price in relation to intrinsic value

Favored, but not required

  • Management’s history of shareholder friendliness
  • Strong balance sheet
  • Strong insider ownership (Preferably with recent purchases)

Average Annualized Total Returns as of March 31, 2021

QTRYTDOne YearThree YearFive YearTen YearSince Inception
Smead Value Fund Investor Class20.22%20.22%79.86%15.26%14.43%14.49%9.75%
Smead Value Fund A Share w/ Load13.32%13.32%69.47%13.03%13.12%13.74%9.15%
Smead Value Fund A Share w/o Load20.24%20.24%79.83%15.28%14.47%14.42%9.64%
Smead Value Fund Class C20.08%20.08%79.55%15.20%14.39%14.47%9.74%
Smead Value Fund* I1 Share Class20.29%20.29%80.28%15.56%14.74%14.78%9.99%
Smead Value Fund R1 Share Class20.11%20.11%79.30%14.92%14.11%14.20%9.48%
Smead Value Fund R2 Share Class20.17%20.17%79.44%16.29%14.92%14.63%9.79%
Smead Value Fund Y Share Class20.36%20.36%80.55%15.72%14.90%14.81%9.99%
Russell 1000 Value Index11.26%11.26%56.09%10.96%11.74%10.99%7.59%
S&P 500®6.17%6.17%56.35%16.78%16.29%13.91%10.09%

Below are the Smead Value Fund’s top 10 holdings and the Top 5 Sectors. For more holdings information, refer to the Fund Fact Sheet.

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Fund holdings and sector allocations are subject to change at any time and are not recommendations to buy or sell any security.

Top 10 Holdings as of 3/31/21
Lennar Corp. (LEN)6.21%
American Express Co. (AXP)5.64%
Target Corp. (TGT)5.58%
NVR Inc. (NVR)5.28%
Amgen Inc. (AMGN)4.92%
Merck & Co. Inc. (MRK)4.89%
Continental Resources Inc. (CLR)4.66%
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)4.56%
Bank of America Corp. (BAC)4.27%
eBay Inc. (EBAY)4.11%
Top 5 Sectors as of 3/31/21
Consumer Discretionary31.48%
Health Care12.14%
Communication Services10.07%

*Institutional Shares were renamed I1 shares on 11/21/2014 with a new ticker SVFFX 

Investor Shares Gross Expense Ratio 1.26%
A Shares Gross Expense Ratio 1.26%
I1 Shares Gross Expense Ratio 0.99%
R1 Shares Gross Expense Ratio 1.59%
R2 Shares Gross Expense Ratio 1.44%
Y Shares Gross Expense Ratio 0.88%
C Shares Gross Expense Ratio 1.85%

Performance data quoted represents past performance; past performance does not guarantee future results. The investment return and 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. Current performance of the Fund may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by calling 877-807-4122. Performance for SVFAX (w/load) reflects maximum sales charge of 5.75%. Performance for SVFAX does not reflect maximum sales charge of 5.75%. If reflected, the load would reduce the performance amount quoted. SVFAX applies a maximum Deferred Sales Charge on Class A shares only to purchases of $1,000,000 or more that are redeemed within 18 months of purchase. Performance data does not reflect the redemption fee. If it had, returns would be reduced.

Investor Class shares of the Fund commenced operations on January 2, 2008. I1 Class shares of the Fund commenced operations on December 18, 2009. Performance shown for I1 Class shares prior to its inception reflects the performance of Investor Class shares. R1, R2, and Y shares of the Fund commenced operations on November 24, 2014. Performance shown for R1, R2 and Y Class shares prior to their inception reflects the performance of Investor Class shares. Class A shares of the Fund commenced operations on January 24, 2014. Performance shown for Class A shares prior to its inception reflects the performance of Investor Class shares, adjusted to reflect Class A expenses.

Click here for a Fund Prospectus or Application. Please refer to the prospectus for important information about the investment company including objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. Read and consider it carefully before investing. You may also obtain a hard copy of the prospectus by calling 1.877.807.4122.

Mutual fund investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible.

Fund holdings and sector allocations are subject to change at any time and are not recommendations to buy or sell any security. Click here for current Fund holdings.

The Smead Value Fund is offered to United States residents, and information on this site is intended only for such persons. Nothing on this web site should be considered a solicitation to buy or an offer to sell shares of the Smead Value Fund in any jurisdiction where the offer or solicitation would be unlawful under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.

The S&P 500 Index is a broad based unmanaged index of 500 stocks, which is widely recognized as representative of the equity market in general.

The Russell 1000® Value Index measures the performance of those Russell 1000® Index companies with lower price-to-book ratios and lower forecasted growth values.

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Free Cash Flow (FCF): measures the cash generating capability of a company by adding non-cash charges (e.g. depreciation) and interest expense to pretax income.

The Smead Value Fund is distributed by UMB Distribution Services, LLC. UMB Distribution Services, and Smead Capital Management are not affiliated.