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. The share class has no sales charge.
 

Fund Facts as of Mar 31, 2019

Class I Inception 07/29/2011
Performance Inception 04/22/1968
Investment Objective Growth of capital
Total Net Assets $47.2M
Minimum Investment $250000
Expense Ratio (Gross)3 1.12%
Expense Ratio (Net)3,4 1.10%
CUSIP 277905261

Top 10 Holdings (%)5,6 as of Mar 31, 2019

ACI Worldwide Inc 2.67
RealPage Inc 2.51
Grand Canyon Education Inc 2.39
Gildan Activewear Inc 2.11
Hexcel Corp 2.10
Euronet Worldwide Inc 2.09
Altair Engineering Inc 2.03
Black Knight Inc 1.97
ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc 1.87
AMETEK Inc 1.81
Total 21.56
 

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. Smaller companies are generally subject to greater price fluctuations, limited liquidity, higher transaction costs and higher investment risk than larger, more established companies. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical, currency exchange rates or other conditions. 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. The share class has no sales charge.
 

Calendar Year Returns (%)

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Fund at NAV 35.08 23.95 -4.20 6.88 36.93 2.03 -2.70 15.69 15.63 -4.67
Russell 2500™ Index2 34.39 26.71 -2.51 17.88 36.80 7.07 -2.90 17.59 16.81 -10.00
 

Fund Facts

Expense Ratio (Gross)3 1.12%
Expense Ratio (Net)3,4 1.10%
Class I Inception 07/29/2011
Performance Inception 04/22/1968
Distribution Frequency Annually

Risk Measures (3 Year)8 as of Mar 31, 2019

Alpha (%) 1.85
Beta 0.86
R-Squared (%) 95.98
Standard Deviation (%) 12.51
Sharpe Ratio 0.93
 

Morningstar Rating™ as of Mar 31, 2019

Time Period Rating Funds in
Mid-Cap Growth
Category
Overall ** 555
3 Years *** 555
5 Years ** 495
10 Years ** 352
 

NAV History

Date NAV NAV Change
Apr 17, 2019 $23.87 -$0.15
Apr 16, 2019 $24.02 -$0.07
Apr 15, 2019 $24.09 $0.03
Apr 12, 2019 $24.06 $0.12
Apr 11, 2019 $23.94 $0.04
Apr 10, 2019 $23.90 $0.22
Apr 09, 2019 $23.68 -$0.23
Apr 08, 2019 $23.91 -$0.02
Apr 05, 2019 $23.93 $0.19
Apr 04, 2019 $23.74 $0.02
 

Distribution History9

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 History9

Ex-Date Short-Term Long-Term Reinvest NAV
Dec 07, 2018 $0.29990 $1.56230 $21.55
Dec 12, 2017 $0.30430 $1.03770 $22.89
Jul 26, 2017 $0.04160 $0.22760 $23.09
Dec 13, 2016 $0.89290 $21.66
Jun 15, 2016 $0.52370 $20.00
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. Smaller companies are generally subject to greater price fluctuations, limited liquidity, higher transaction costs and higher investment risk than larger, more established companies. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical, currency exchange rates or other conditions. 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 (%)6,10 as of Mar 31, 2019

Portfolio Statistics as of Mar 31, 2019

Average Market Cap $6.2B
Price/Earnings Ratio 20.53
Number of Holdings 100
Price/Book Ratio 2.88
Active Share11 93.06%
 

GICS Sector Breakdown (%)6 as of Mar 31, 2019

 

Fund Holdings (%)6,12 as of Feb 28, 2019

Holding % of Net Assets
RealPage Inc 2.67%
ACI Worldwide Inc 2.67%
Hexcel Corp 2.18%
Grand Canyon Education Inc 2.18%
Gildan Activewear Inc 2.08%
Altair Engineering Inc 2.03%
Euronet Worldwide Inc 2.03%
Black Knight Inc 1.88%
ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc 1.80%
AMETEK Inc 1.73%
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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. Smaller companies are generally subject to greater price fluctuations, limited liquidity, higher transaction costs and higher investment risk than larger, more established companies. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical, currency exchange rates or other conditions. 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

J. Griffith Noble, CFA

J. Griffith Noble, CFA

Vice President, Eaton Vance Management
Joined Eaton Vance 2012

Biography

J. Griffith Noble is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management, co-director of U.S. small-cap equity and a portfolio manager on Eaton Vance’s small-/midcap team. He is responsible for buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction and risk management for the firm’s small- and midcap equity portfolios, as well as coverage of the energy and industrials sectors. He joined Eaton Vance in 2012.

Griff began his career in the investment management industry in 1996. Before joining Eaton Vance, he was an equity analyst with BlackRock, Inc. He was previously affiliated with Byram Capital Management, Emerson Investment Management, Deutsche Asset Management and Putnam Investments.

Griff earned a B.S. from the University of Vermont and an MBA from Babson College. He is a member of the CFA Society of Boston and is a CFA charterholder.

Education
  • B.S. University of Vermont
  • M.B.A. Babson College

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2015

 
Michael D. McLean, CFA

Michael D. McLean, CFA

Vice President, Eaton Vance Management
Joined Eaton Vance 2001

Biography

Michael McLean is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management, co-director of U.S. small-cap equity and a portfolio manager and equity analyst on Eaton Vance's small-/midcap team. He is responsible for buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction and risk management for the firm's small- and midcap equity portfolios, as well as coverage of the consumer discretionary and consumer staples sectors. He began his career in the investment management industry with Eaton Vance in 2001.

Mike earned a B.S. from Providence College. He is a CFA charterholder.

Education
  • B.S. Providence College

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2015

 

Literature

Literature

Fact Sheet

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Annual Report

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Full Prospectus

Download - Last updated: May 1, 2018

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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