Smead International Value Fund
We advise investors that fear stock market failure through a low-turnover, differentiated value discipline seeking wonderful companies to build wealth.
Smead Capital Management is the adviser to the Smead International Value Fund. Smead Capital Management’s investors are individuals, advisors, family offices and institutions globally who invest with the firm through the Smead Funds, separate accounts and other investment vehicles.
The Fund invests in non-US large capitalization companies and offers an Investor Share Class (SVXLX), A Share Class (SVXAX), C Share Class (SVXCX), I1 Share Class (SVXFX), and Y Share Class (SVXYX). The Fund is managed by Lead Portfolio Manager Cole Smead, CFA and Co-Portfolio Manager Bill Smead.
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 October 31, 2023
|Three Months||YTD||One Year||Three Year||Five Year||Since Inception
|Smead International Value Fund Investor Class||-5.23%||9.10%||10.30%||29.55%||14.64%||8.64%|
|Smead International Value Fund Class A w/ Load||-10.72%||2.68%||3.79%||26.80%||13.11%||7.74%|
|Smead International Value Fund Class A w/o Load||-5.27%||8.95%||10.12%||29.33%||14.46%||8.47%|
|Smead International Value Fund Class C||-5.41%||8.41%||9.55%||28.63%||13.80%||7.84%|
|Smead International Value Fund Class I1||-5.20%||9.18%||10.43%||29.69%||14.77%||8.77%|
|Smead International Value Fund Class Y||-5.16%||9.32%||10.67%||29.88%||14.93%||8.91%|
|MSCI EAFE Net (USD)||-10.88%||2.74%||14.40%||5.73%||4.10%||4.08%|
|MSCI AC WORLD INDEX ex USA Net (USD)||-11.35%||0.99%||12.07%||3.03%||3.46%||3.47%|
Below are the Smead International Value Fund’s top 10 holdings and the Top 5 Sectors. For more holdings information, refer to the Fund Fact Sheet.
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 9/30/2023|
|MEG Energy Corp. (MEG)||10.03%|
|Occidental Petroleum Corp. Wt (OXY/WS)||7.98%|
|Cenovus Energy Inc. (CVE)||7.54%|
|Unicredit SpA (UCG)||7.45%|
|Occidental Petroleum Corp. (OXY)||6.99%|
|Frontline Ltd (FROT)||5.53%|
|Bawag Group Ag (BG)||4.75%|
|West Fraser Timber (WFG)||4.40%|
|Interfor Corp. (IFP)||4.01%|
|Assic Generali SpA (G)||3.87%|
|Top 5 Sectors as of 9/30/2023|
Investor Shares (SVXLX) Gross Expense Ratio 1.25%
A Shares (SVXAX) Gross Expense Ratio 1.42%
C Shares (SVXCX) Gross Expense Ratio 2.00%
I1 Shares (SVXFX) Gross Expense Ratio 1.15%
Y Shares (SVXYX) Gross Expense Ratio 1.00%
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. The Fund is a newly registered mutual fund and does not have a full calendar year of performance as a mutual fund.
On 1/12/2022, the Smead International Value Fund (the “Fund”) succeeded to substantially all of the assets of the Smead International Value Fund L.P. (the “Partnership”). The investment objectives, policies and restrictions of the Fund are materially equivalent to those of the Partnership, and the Partnership was managed at all times with full investment authority by the Investment Adviser. The performance information includes performance for the Partnership. The Partnership was not registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and, therefore, was not subject to certain investment or other restrictions or requirements imposed by the 1940 Act or the Internal Revenue Code. If the Partnership had been registered under the 1940 Act, the Partnership’s performance might have been adversely affected.
The Predecessor Fund did not have multiple share classes. The performance of each Fund share class presented below represents the performance of the Predecessor Fund as a whole restated to account for sales charges (if any) applicable to that share class. Once the Fund commences operations, the performance of each class of shares will differ as a result of different levels of fees and expenses applicable to each class of shares. Class I1 shares are not subject to any sales charges or distribution (12b-1 fees). The bar charts and the best and worst performance quarters shown below do not reflect sales charges or distribution (12b_1 fees) applicable to certain classes of Fund shares. Further, while Class I1 shares are subject to a shareholder servicing fee, some classes of Fund shares are not. Returns of different Fund share classes will differ depending on the sales charges, distribution (12b-1 fees) and/or shareholder servicing fees applicable to each class (if any). Class I1 shares fees and expenses are lower than those of Investor Class shares, Class A shares and Class C shares. As a result, the performance for the Investor Class shares, Class A shares and Class C shares would be lower than the performance shown for Class I1 shares. For the remaining two share classes – Class Y – because the fees and expenses for these share classes are lower than those of the Class I1 shares, the performance for the Class Y shares would be higher than the performance shown for Class I1.
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 SVXAX (w/load) reflects maximum sales charge of 5.75%. Performance for SVXAX (w/o load) does not reflect maximum sales charge of 5.75%. If reflected, the load would reduce the performance amount quoted. SVXAX imposes a 1.00% deferred sales charge on purchases of $1,000,000 or more that are redeemed within 18 months of purchases. Performance data does not reflect the deferred sales charge. If it had, returns would be reduced.
Smead Capital Management, Inc., The Advisor, has agreed to waive its fees and/or absorb expenses of the Fund to ensure that Total Annual Operating Expenses do not exceed 1.42% for Class A shares, 2.00% for Class C shares, 1.15% for Class I1 shares and 1.00% for Class Y shares respectively, through March 31, 2023. This operating expense limitation agreement can be terminated only by, or with the consent of, the Board of Trustees. See the prospectus for additional details.
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 International 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 International Value Fund in any jurisdiction where the offer or solicitation would be unlawful under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.
MSCI EAFE Index (Net) (Europe, Australasia, Far East) is a broad based, unmanaged equity market index designed to measure the equity market performance of 21 developed markets, excluding the US and Canada. An index cannot be invested in directly. This benchmark calculates reinvested dividends net of withholding taxes using Luxembourg tax rates.
MSCI ACWI ex-U.S. Index (Net) is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to large and mid cap representation across 22 of 23 Developed Markets (DM) countries (excluding the US) and 24 Emerging Markets (EM) countries. This benchmark calculates reinvested dividends net of withholding taxes using Luxembourg tax rates.
One cannot invest directly in an index.
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 International Value Fund is distributed by UMB Distribution Services, LLC. UMB Distribution Services, and Smead Capital Management are not affiliated
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by Ryan Ermey