In this article the Osterweis Emerging Opportunity Fund (OSTGX) team discusses how valuation factors into their growth strategy.
The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation.
The Fund invests primarily in the common stocks of companies that the Osterweis Capital Management investment team believes may experience rapid revenue and earnings growth. In selecting investments, the investment team seeks to identify high quality companies within emerging industries and market niches with significant revenue and earnings growth potential before they are widely discovered.
- Bottom-up stock selection based on rigorous fundamental analysis
- Risk-aware strategy
- Experienced investment team
- Adviser is majority-owned by its employees
- $5,000 initial investment for regular accounts
- $1,500 initial investment for IRA or other tax-deferred accounts
- $100 for subsequent investments
NAV as of 10/29/20
(as of 9/30/20)
Fiscal Year Turnover
(as of 3/31/20)
Net Expense Ratio
(as of 3/31/20)
Gross Expense Ratio
(as of 3/31/20)
|Active Share (as of 9/30/20)||97%|
We believe using a strict valuation discipline to build a concentrated portfolio of high-quality companies with rapid and sustainable revenue growth along with long-term profits should generate outperformance over time.
We define quality as companies with the following four characteristics: (1) a distinct proprietary advantage; (2) a leading position in the industry; (3) potential for margin expansion; and (4) the presence of a strong management team. We view rapid revenue growth as organic growth that averages 30% annually.
Valuation discipline is a critical component of our approach. We look for opportunities with at least 100% potential upside using an industry appropriate multiple that does not exceed 30x P/E for companies that we believe fit our portfolio. This not only helps us to identify fast growing companies that we believe are potentially breaking new barriers in their respective industries but plays an important role in managing portfolio risk.
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Mutual fund investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible.
The Osterweis Emerging Opportunity Fund may invest in unseasoned companies, which involve additional risks such as abrupt or erratic price movements. The Fund may invest in small and mid-sized companies, which may involve greater volatility than large-sized companies. The Fund may invest in IPOs and unseasoned companies that are in the early stages of their development and may pose more risk compared to more established companies. The Fund may invest in ETFs, which involve risks that do not apply to conventional funds. Higher turnover rates may result in increased transaction costs, which could impact performance. From time to time, the Fund may have concentrated positions in one or more sectors subjecting the Fund to sector emphasis risk. The Fund may invest in foreign and emerging market securities, which involve greater volatility and political, economic and currency risks and differences in accounting methods. These risks may increase for emerging markets.
While the fund is no-load, management fees and other expenses still apply. Please refer to the prospectus for more information.
Osterweis Capital Management is the adviser to the Osterweis Funds, which are distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC.