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15 important things you should know about Artisan APHSX mutual fund

Updated: September 09, 2020
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Bull Case
  • 3-year return above the benchmark
  • 5-year return above the benchmark
  • 10-year return above the benchmark
  • No sales load or distribution fees
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • High expense ratio

Before we start: if you’re looking for APHSX “stock” price, you can quickly find it out by visiting Finny and typing "APHSX quote". If you’re looking for a quick scoop on APHSX "stock" (price chart, key stats, buy or sell analysis and holdings), go to Finny and look for "APHSX". You’ll get all this info in one place.

Are you looking to buy or sell APHSX? Or perhaps you’re looking for APHSX fact sheet, and learn about its alternatives? If so, you came to the right place.

In this APHSX mutual fund review, we’ll address key questions our readers have been asking us about this fund, above and beyond what you can find in its prospectus, and on Morningstar or Yahoo Finance.

Here is what you’ll be able to find in this review:

  • Fact Sheet: APHSX performance, returns, expense ratio, holdings and dividend yield;
  • Analysis: APHSX buy or sell; the pros and cons of investing in APHSX mutual fund;
  • Alternatives: other ETFs and mutual funds you should consider as alternatives to APHSX.

And here is the list of questions we’ll answer:

  1. Describe Artisan Partners Funds, Inc: Artisan Small Cap Fund; Institutional Shares (APHSX).
  2. What are APHSX holdings?
  3. What is APHSX performance? What are APHSX historical returns?
  4. How many up and down years did APHSX have historically?
  5. What is APHSX dividend yield?
  6. What is APHSX minimum initial investment amount?
  7. What is APHSX expense ratio?
  8. Does APHSX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  9. What is APHSX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?
  10. What is APHSX beta? How would you assess APHSX risk?
  11. What is APHSX Sharpe ratio?
  12. What is APHSX Finny Score? APHSX buy or sell?
  13. What are the pros of investing in APHSX? What are APHSX buy reasons?
  14. What are the cons of investing in APHSX? What are APHSX sell reasons?

So let’s start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Artisan Partners Funds, Inc: Artisan Small Cap Fund; Institutional Shares (APHSX).

The Fund seeks maximum long-term capital growth by investing in well-managed companies with sustainable growth prospects whose stocks appear undervalued, either because they lack investor recognition or are temporarily out of favor.

2. What are APHSX top holdings?

APHSX has 59 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 33.37% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Teledyne Technologies Inc TDY 4.12%
Zynga Inc Class A ZNGA 3.82%
Halozyme Therapeutics Inc HALO 3.55%
Q2 Holdings Inc QTWO 3.54%
Chegg Inc CHGG 3.49%
DexCom Inc DXCM 3.33%
BlackLine Inc BL 3.19%
NeoGenomics Inc NEO 2.94%
Guidewire Software Inc GWRE 2.71%
Tyler Technologies Inc TYL 2.68%

3. What is APHSX performance? What are APHSX historical returns?

APHSX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -3.65%;
  • 3-month return is 9.35%;
  • 1-year return is 31.53%;
  • 3-year return is 23.95%;
  • 5-year return is 18.94%;
  • 10-year return is 17.85%.

4. How many up and down years did APHSX have historically?

In the last 10 years, APHSX had 9 up years and 1 down year.

5. What is APHSX dividend yield?

APHSX yield is 0%.

6. What is APHSX minimum initial investment amount?

APHSX minimum initial investment amount is N/A.

7. What is APHSX expense ratio?

APHSX expense ratio is 1.01%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

8. Does APHSX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?

APHSX 12b-1 distribution fee is 0. APHSX front-end sales load is 0. APHSX back-end sales load is 0.

9. What is APHSX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 1.75%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 2.99%.

10. What is APHSX beta? How would you assess APHSX risk?

  • 3-year beta is 1.16;
  • 5-year beta is 1.15;
  • 10-year beta is 1.09.

11. What is APHSX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.95;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.77;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.97.

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 67. Our quantitative analysis shows 4 reasons to buy and 2 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 67.

13. What are the pros of investing in APHSX? What are APHSX buy reasons?

The following are APHSX strengths from our perspective:

  • APHSX 3-year return is 23.95%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 TR USD), 4.23%.
  • APHSX 5-year return is 18.94%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 TR USD), 7.72%.
  • APHSX 10-year return is 17.85%, which is higher than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 TR USD), 10.6%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

14. What are the cons of investing in APHSX? What are APHSX negatives?

The following are APHSX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • APHSX net assets are $702.80 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • APHSX expense ratio is 1.01%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the APHSX review, we covered APHSX key stats (return, performance, yield, expense ratio, and holdings), buy and sell analysis, and alternative investments. If this review was helpful to you, feel free to check out other mutual fund and ETF reviews.
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