Small Cap Value

Strategy Highlights

  • The Small Cap Value strategy is benchmarked to the Russell 2000® Value Index.
  • The Portfolio Managers generally seek companies that they believe generate superior cash-flow returns on invested capital.
  • Portfolios generally demonstrate valuations below and growth characteristics at or above those of the benchmark.
  • Portfolios are actively managed using a bottom-up investment approach, and the Portfolio Managers do not attempt to time the markets.
  • Portfolios are typically fully invested, generally holding less than 5% cash.
  • Our approach seeks to minimize risk through diversification. Portfolios generally hold between 100 and 125 stocks, with no one stock typically exceeding 5% of a total portfolio.

Objective

The objective of the Small Cap Value strategy is to consistently outperform the Russell 2000® Value Index over a complete market cycle. The Portfolio Managers first identify small cap companies generating above average cash returns on invested capital. Within that universe, the managers seek to identify companies that may be undervalued because they are under followed and/or misunderstood by other investors.

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Small Cap Value | Annualized Returns as of 9/30/2022

† Not Annualized. Source: Advent APX.

Quarterly Fact Sheet

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The Small Cap Value Composite contains fully discretionary small cap value accounts that are invested in small cap companies that have favorable cash flow values relative to their current market value.  The U.S. Dollar is the currency used to express performance.

Composite specific data provided within this presentation has been calculated from accounts that are discretionary as defined in this paragraph.  The assets shown are derived only from discretionary accounts.  Non-discretionary accounts, as defined by KCM, are accounts that are not included in the composite due to one or any combination of the following criteria: there were significant cash inflows or outflows within the account; the account’s asset level did not meet the minimum requirement to remain in the composite; the account assets are managed by others using our non-discretionary model.  The temporary removal of such an account occurs at the beginning of the month and the account re-enters the composite the month after the criteria has been met.

Returns are presented gross and net of investment advisory fees and include the reinvestment of all income. Gross of fees returns reflect the deduction of transaction costs and custodian fees but do not reflect the deduction of investment advisory fees.  Net of fee performance is calculated using gross returns less the actual applicable annual management fee applied monthly.  Past performance is not indicative of future results. A client’s return will be reduced by the advisory fees as described in Form ADV Part 2A and other expenses incurred by the account.  For example, an annual advisory fee of 1% compounded quarterly over 10 years will reduce a gross 14.44% annual return to a net 13.32% annual return.  Form ADV Part 2A is available upon request.  

The performance figures reported herein are unaudited, may be based upon information obtained via electronic data sources (”feeds”) and may be subject to change.  Data feeds from many of KCM clients’ selected custodians are obtained through third party sources and are used to compare custodial data to KCM’s client account records as frequently as daily.  Monthly, KCM reviews clients’ account holdings along with cash and share quantities against the custodial statements.  In some instances, variances may exist between final audited custodial information and the information KCM obtains via such data feeds. Generally, any such variances are researched and reconciled within thirty days of the period end.

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The Russell 2000® Value Index measures the performance of small-cap value segment of the U.S. equity universe.  It includes those Russell 2000® companies with relatively lower price-to-book ratios, lower I/B/E/S forecast medium term (2 year) growth and lower sales per share historical growth (5 years).  The Russell 2000® Value Index is constructed to provide a comprehensive and unbiased barometer for the small-cap value segment.  The Index is completely reconstituted annually to ensure larger stocks do not distort the performance and characteristics of the true small-cap opportunity set and that the represented companies continue to reflect value characteristics.

The Russell 2000® Value Index is used as the benchmark.  The Index is unmanaged and represents total returns including reinvestment of dividends.  The benchmark is used for comparative purposes only and generally reflects the comparable risk or investment style of the Firm’s strategy.  The investment portfolios underlying the Index are different from the investments in the portfolios managed by the Firm.  Certain accounts may also use other benchmarks not listed in the GIPS composite report.  The Verification and Performance Examination Report does not cover the benchmark returns included in the GIPS composite report.

Frank Latuda, Jr., CFA®

Chief Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager

FRANK LATUDA, JR., CFA®, Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager for the Small Cap Value, SMID Cap Value, Mid Cap Value, and All Cap Value strategies. Frank also serves as a member of the Board of Directors. As CIO, Mr. Latuda is the Chairman of the Investment Policy Committee. Frank began his investment career in 1992 and prior to joining Kennedy Capital, he was an analyst with Burns, Pauli, Mahoney Company. Mr. Latuda joined Kennedy Capital as an equity analyst in 1997 and served as Director of Research from 1998 until 2000.  Frank has been a PM since October of 2000 when he took over the Small Cap Value strategy. Mr. Latuda earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, as well as an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.B.A. from the University of Illinois.

McAfee Burke, CFA®

Portfolio Manager, Research Analyst

MCAFEE BURKE, CFA®, Portfolio Manager for the Small Cap Value and SMID Cap Value strategies and Research Analyst. As a Research Analyst at KCM, Mr. Burke is responsible for selecting and monitoring securities within the consumer and industrials sectors of KCM’s universe.  McAfee joined Kennedy Capital in October 2015.  Mr. Burke began his investment career in 2005, and prior to joining KCM he worked as a portfolio manager and senior equity analyst for Delaware Investments for 8 years.  McAfee earned a B.A. in Economics and Spanish from Bowdoin College.