Overview

Historical Returns (%) as of Mar 31, 2019

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance is for the stated time period only; due to market volatility, the Fund’s current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value (NAV) with all distributions reinvested. Returns for other classes of shares offered by the Fund are different. Performance less than or equal to one year is cumulative. Total return prior to the commencement of the class reflects returns of another Fund class. Prior returns are adjusted to reflect applicable sales charge (but were not adjusted for other expenses). If adjusted for other expenses, returns would be lower. Max Sales Charge: 1%.
 

Fund Facts as of Mar 31, 2019

Class C Inception 05/02/2011
Performance Inception 04/30/2002
Investment Objective Long-term capital growth
Total Net Assets $47.5M
Minimum Investment $1000
Expense Ratio (Gross)2 2.27%
Expense Ratio (Net)2,3 1.80%
CUSIP 277902110

Top 10 Holdings (%)4,5 as of Mar 31, 2019

Visa Inc 8.22
Alphabet Inc - CL C 6.67
Danaher Corp 5.83
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc 5.47
Ecolab Inc 5.22
Microsoft Corp 5.12
Zoetis Inc 4.79
American Tower Corp 4.79
Linde PLC 4.69
Dollar General Corp 4.37
Total 55.18
 

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk: 

The value of investments held by the Fund may increase or decrease in response to economic, and financial events (whether real, expected or perceived) in the U.S. and global markets. The value of equity securities is sensitive to stock market volatility. A nondiversified fund may be subject to greater risk by investing in a smaller number of investments than a diversified fund. The Fund is exposed to liquidity risk when trading volume, lack of a market maker or trading partner, large position size, market conditions, or legal restrictions impair its ability to sell particular investments or to sell them at advantageous market prices. No fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Performance

Historical Returns (%) as of Mar 31, 2019

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance is for the stated time period only; due to market volatility, the Fund’s current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value (NAV) with all distributions reinvested. Returns for other classes of shares offered by the Fund are different. Performance less than or equal to one year is cumulative. Total return prior to the commencement of the class reflects returns of another Fund class. Prior returns are adjusted to reflect applicable sales charge (but were not adjusted for other expenses). If adjusted for other expenses, returns would be lower. Max Sales Charge: 1%.
 

Calendar Year Returns (%)

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Fund at NAV 33.04 17.65 -6.43 16.93 25.75 7.68 1.78 2.40 26.10 7.73
Russell 1000® Growth Index1 37.21 16.71 2.64 15.26 33.48 13.05 5.67 7.08 30.21 -1.51
 

Fund Facts

Expense Ratio (Gross)2 2.27%
Expense Ratio (Net)2,3 1.80%
Class C Inception 05/02/2011
Performance Inception 04/30/2002
Distribution Frequency Annually

Risk Measures (3 Year)7 as of Mar 31, 2019

Alpha (%) 4.62
Beta 0.79
R-Squared (%) 84.20
Standard Deviation (%) 10.54
Sharpe Ratio 1.61
 

Morningstar Rating™ as of Mar 31, 2019

Time Period Rating Funds in
Large Growth
Category
Overall **** 1256
3 Years **** 1256
5 Years **** 1114
10 Years ** 805
 

NAV History

Date NAV NAV Change
Apr 17, 2019 $9.88 -$0.03
Apr 16, 2019 $9.91 -$0.05
Apr 15, 2019 $9.96 $0.01
Apr 12, 2019 $9.95 $0.07
Apr 11, 2019 $9.88 $0.02
Apr 10, 2019 $9.86 $0.02
Apr 09, 2019 $9.84 -$0.04
Apr 08, 2019 $9.88 $0.01
Apr 05, 2019 $9.87 $0.02
Apr 04, 2019 $9.85 -$0.01
 

Distribution History8

Ex-Date Distribution Reinvest NAV
No records in this table indicates that there has not been a distribution greater than .0001 within the past 3 years.
Fund prospectus
 

Capital Gain History8

Ex-Date Short-Term Long-Term Reinvest NAV
Dec 04, 2018 $0.01390 $1.50630 $8.65
Dec 05, 2017 $0.27430 $4.27120 $8.79
Dec 08, 2016 $1.78730 $10.86
No records in this table indicates that there has not been a capital gain greater than .0001 within the past 3 years.
Fund prospectus

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk: 

The value of investments held by the Fund may increase or decrease in response to economic, and financial events (whether real, expected or perceived) in the U.S. and global markets. The value of equity securities is sensitive to stock market volatility. A nondiversified fund may be subject to greater risk by investing in a smaller number of investments than a diversified fund. The Fund is exposed to liquidity risk when trading volume, lack of a market maker or trading partner, large position size, market conditions, or legal restrictions impair its ability to sell particular investments or to sell them at advantageous market prices. No fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Portfolio

Asset Mix (%)5,9 as of Mar 31, 2019

Portfolio Statistics as of Mar 31, 2019

Average Market Cap $205.9B
Price/Earnings Ratio 25.57
Number of Holdings 25
Price/Book Ratio 5.46
Active Share10 80.40%
 

GICS Sector Breakdown (%)5 as of Mar 31, 2019

Market Cap Breakdown (%)5,11 as of Mar 31, 2019

> $150 Billion 28.77
$50-150 Billion 39.96
$15-50 Billion 26.82
$5-15 Billion 4.46
$1.5-5 Billion 0.00
< $1.5Billion 0.00
 

Fund Holdings (%)5,12 as of Feb 28, 2019

Holding % of Net Assets
Visa Inc 8.36%
Alphabet Inc - CL C 6.83%
Danaher Corp 6.01%
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc 5.56%
Ecolab Inc 5.35%
Microsoft Corp 5.21%
Linde PLC 4.95%
Zoetis Inc 4.81%
Dollar General Corp 4.66%
American Tower Corp 4.59%
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Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk: 

The value of investments held by the Fund may increase or decrease in response to economic, and financial events (whether real, expected or perceived) in the U.S. and global markets. The value of equity securities is sensitive to stock market volatility. A nondiversified fund may be subject to greater risk by investing in a smaller number of investments than a diversified fund. The Fund is exposed to liquidity risk when trading volume, lack of a market maker or trading partner, large position size, market conditions, or legal restrictions impair its ability to sell particular investments or to sell them at advantageous market prices. No fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Management

Joseph B. Hudepohl, CFA

Managing Director and Principal
Atlanta Capital Management
Joined Atlanta Capital 2015

Biography

Joseph Hudepohl is a managing director and principal of Atlanta Capital Management Company, LLC, an investment adviser and majority-owned subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp. He serves as a portfolio manager on the firm's growth equity team. He joined Atlanta Capital in 2015.

Joe began his career in the investment management industry in 1997. Prior to joining Atlanta Capital, he was affiliated with Logan Circle Partners LP, a division of Fortress Investment Group LLC, as a portfolio manager and with Goldman Sachs Asset Management in Tampa, Florida.

Joe earned a B.A. in economics from Stanford University. He is a former member of the U.S. National Swim Team and a three-time Olympic medalist. Joe is a CFA charterholder.

Education
  • B.A. Stanford University

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2015

 

Robert R. Walton, Jr., CFA

Vice President and Principal
Atlanta Capital Management
Joined Atlanta Capital 1999

Biography

Robert Walton is a vice president and principal of Atlanta Capital Management Company, LLC, an investment adviser and majority-owned subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp. He serves as a portfolio manager on the firm's growth equity team. He joined Atlanta Capital in 1999.

Rob began his career in the investment management industry in 1994. Prior to joining Atlanta Capital, he was an equity research analyst at The Robinson-Humphrey Company, where he was responsible for the insurance and industrial growth industries.

Rob earned a B.A. with a dual concentration in economics and political science from Colgate University and an MBA from Emory University. He is a CFA charterholder.

Education
  • B.A. Colgate University
  • M.B.A. Emory University

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2015

 

Jeffrey A. Miller, CFA

Vice President and Principal
Atlanta Capital Management
Joined Atlanta Capital 2014

Biography

Jeffrey Miller is a vice president and principal of Atlanta Capital Management Company, LLC, an investment adviser and majority-owned subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp. He serves as a portfolio manager on the firm's growth equity team. He joined Atlanta Capital in 2014.

Jeff began his career in the investment management industry in 1996. Prior to joining Atlanta Capital, he was affiliated with Crawford Investment Counsel as a research analyst; he was responsible for equity research and served on the equity investment team. Previously, he was a senior vice president, member of the investment policy committee, and global technology analyst for Institutional Capital (ICAP).

Jeff earned a B.B.A. in finance from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from Loyola University Chicago. He is a CFA charterholder and holds the Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) credential issued by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).

Education
  • B.B.A. Southern Methodist University
  • M.B.A. Loyola University Chicago

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2015

 

Lance V. Garrison, CFA

Vice President and Principal
Atlanta Capital Management
Joined Atlanta Capital 2007

Biography

Lance Garrison is a vice president and principal of Atlanta Capital Management Company, LLC, an investment adviser and majority-owned subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp. He serves as a portfolio manager on the firm's growth equity team. He joined Atlanta Capital in 2007.

Lance began his career in the investment management industry in 2000. Prior to joining Atlanta Capital, he worked at Standard & Poor's Corporate Value Consulting and Wellington Management Company.

Lance earned a B.S. from the University of Florida and an MBA from Northwestern University. He is a CFA charterholder and a Chartered SRI Counselor. Lance holds the Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) credential and is a subject matter expert with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). Additionally, he serves on the SASB Standards Advisory Group advising on matters of implementation and emerging issues that should be considered in the standards development process.

Education
  • B.S. University of Florida
  • M.B.A. Northwestern University

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2015

 

Literature

Literature

Fact Sheet

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Market Commentary

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Annual Report

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Full Prospectus

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Holdings-1st or 3rd fiscal quarters-www.sec.gov

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SAI

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Semi-Annual Report

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Summary Prospectus

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XBRL

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