Press & Media

Below are the Smead Value Fund’s press releases as well as interviews and articles with the Fund’s portfolio managers.


A Motley Fool analyst interviews the portfolio managers of a four-star, market-stomping mutual fund
By John Rotonti

ROE (Return on Equity) is the amount of net income returned as a percentage of shareholders equity. P/E (Price to Earnings) is the ratio for valuing a company that measures its current share price relative to its per-share earnings. P/FCF (Price to Free-Cash-Flow) is a valuation method used to compare a company's current share price to its per-share free cash flow. GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) is a collection of commonly-followed accounting rules and standards for financial reporting. ROIC (return on invested capital) is a calculation used to assess a company's efficiency at allocating the capital under its control to profitable investments. Research and development (R&D) refers to the investigative activities a business conducts to improve existing products and procedures or to lead to the development of new products and procedures.

Value star Smead talks Trump, trends and turning around performance
By Alex Steger

Donald Trump's Economic Reality Rides On The Millennial Generation He Lost At The Polls
By Antoine Gara

Fund Manager Has Faith in Millennials
By Chuck Jaffe

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The Morningstar Rating for funds, or “star rating,” is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product’s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The ‘Overall Morningstar Rating’ for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40%three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30%five-year rating/20%three year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. B) Smead Value Fund was rated against the following numbers of U.S.-domiciled Large Blend funds over the following time periods: 1,196 funds in the last three years, 1,058 funds in the last five years, and 794 in the last 10 years for the Overall rating. With respect to these Large Blend funds, Smead Value Fund received a Morningstar Rating of 2 stars, 2 stars and 5 stars respectively. © 2018 Morningstar. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.