Dividend Value Approach
Small Cap Dividend Value
Long-term capital appreciation and current income through investments in small capitalization companies that we believe are undervalued and typically pay a dividend; companies generally have a market capitalization below within the upper and lower boundaries of the Russell 2000 Index at time of purchase.
We seek to capitalize on the opportunities for long-term value creation that investing in smaller companies can offer, while mitigating the volatility typically associated with companies of this size through a focus on dividend-paying stocks. In challenging investment environments, we believe the quality of our dividend-focused portfolio—coupled with our attention to valuation—should provide some degree of downside market protection.
We employ a fundamental bottom-up approach to stock selection. Our objective is to find companies with strong franchises and management teams, sound finances and ample cash flow that are trading below our assessment of intrinsic value.
|Small Cap Dividend Value (Gross)|
|Small Cap Dividend Value (Net)|
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Source: Keeley Teton Advisors, LLC / US Bank NA. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Quarterly and YTD returns are not annualized. Inception date of the strategy is July 19, 2009. Net-of-fees composite returns were calculated based upon the investment advisory fees for the client portfolios contained within the composite. Advisory fees are negotiable and a table of standard fees is contained in the firm’s Form ADV Part 2A which is available at no cost at Keeley Teton Advisors, LLC. All performance results are net of commissions and transaction costs, and have been presented gross and net of investment advisory fees for illustrative purposes. Dividend income is recorded on ex-dividend date or as soon after the ex-dividend date as the information becomes available to Keeley Teton Advisors, LLC. Interest income is recorded on the accrual basis. Performance results for the index includes reinvested dividends but, unlike the strategy’s returns, do not reflect the payment of sales commissions or other expenses incurred in the purchase or sale of the securities included in the index. The performance data quoted represents past performance and current returns may be lower or higher. The investment return and principal will fluctuate so that an investor’s portfolio, when liquidated, may be worth less than the original cost/balance. As with any investment, there is a potential risk of loss. Smaller and medium-sized company stocks are more volatile and less liquid than larger, more established company securities.
The Russell 2000 Value Index is an unmanaged index and cannot be invested in directly. It measures the performance of those Russell 2000 companies with lower price-to-book ratios and lower forecasted growth rates. Index performance is presented for informational purposes.
The growth chart presented above represents cumulative performance with a beginning value of 100 at the inception date (07/19/2009) and is based on compounded monthly performance data (gross and net) versus the index shown. Direct investments into an index are not possible.
Dividend Value Approach
We believe dividends reflect a company’s financial health. By focusing on dividend-paying companies, we seek to mitigate the volatility typically associated with small- and mid-cap equities. With this focus and our attention to valuation, our portfolios are built to capture growth while attempting to provide some degree of downside market protection.learn more