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Micro-Cap Growth

Lead Portfolio Manager:
Inception Date:

1/1/1996

Assets in Strategy:

$67.0 million (As of 12/31/16)

Performance Benchmarks:

Russell 2000® Growth Index
Russell Microcap® Growth Index

Portfolio Status:

Strategy open to new investors

Minimum Account Size:

$5 million for institutional account management

Objective

Realize a total return exceeding both the Russell 2000 Growth Index and the Russell Microcap Growth Index over a full market cycle.

Investment Strategy

The Oberweis Micro-Cap Growth strategy seeks to capitalize on the exceptional growth potential of companies in the early stages of their life cycle. The strategy invests in very small companies that, at the time of purchase, have a market capitalization of less than $600 million or are within the range of companies represented in the Russell Microcap Growth Index, whichever is greater. These companies often boast exciting products and/or services that are driving organic revenue and earnings growth. Our fundamental research process is specifically designed to uncover such opportunities.

Benefits

  • Access to one of the least efficient segments of the equity market
  • Potential for significant alpha over a full market cycle
  • Disciplined and repeatable investment process managed by a passionate and experienced investment team
  • Fundamental research process specifically designed to uncover micro-cap companies at the forefront of innovation
  • Emphasis on rapidly growing small companies expected to have exceptionally high revenue and earnings growth at reasonable price/earnings to growth rates
  • Diversified, fully invested portfolio—no market timing

For the Quarter Ended
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Current Period

OAM Micro-Cap Growth (Gross of Fees)
OAM Micro-Cap Growth (Net of Fees)
Russell 2000® Growth Index
Russell Microcap Growth Index
Current Quarter
Year to Date

Annualized Periods

OAM Micro-Cap Growth (Gross of Fees)
OAM Micro-Cap Growth (Net of Fees)
Russell 2000® Growth Index
Russell Microcap Growth Index
1 Year
3 Year
5 Year
10 Year
Since Inception*

Calendar Years

OAM Micro-Cap Growth (Gross of Fees)
OAM Micro-Cap Growth (Net of Fees)
Russell 2000® Growth Index
Russell Microcap Growth Index
2016
26.24%
25.24%
11.32%
6.86%
2015
8.10%
7.10%
-1.38%
-3.85%
2014
-6.00%
-7.00%
5.60%
4.30%
2013
66.74%
65.74%
43.30%
52.84%
2012
10.57%
9.57%
14.59%
15.17%
2011
-6.44%
-7.45%
-2.91%
-8.42%
2010
18.69%
17.48%
29.09%
29.49%
2009
51.47%
50.12%
34.47%
39.18%
2008
-51.26%
-51.92%
-38.54%
-44.65%
2007
10.78%
9.69%
7.05%
-2.68%
2006
2.53%
1.52%
13.35%
11.39%
2005
14.47%
13.37%
4.15%
2.05%
2004
3.37%
2.42%
14.31%
7.91%
2003
110.53%
109.53%
48.54%
69.83%
2002
-15.37%
-16.37%
-30.26%
-29.02%
2001
25.84%
24.84%
-9.23%
5.31%
2000
-6.04%
-7.04%
-22.43%
N/A
1999
21.50%
20.50%
43.09%
N/A
1998
6.29%
5.29%
1.23%
N/A
1997
12.51%
11.51%
12.95%
N/A
1996
24.74%
23.74%
11.26%
N/A

Downloadable .xls Composite Returns on the Micro-Cap Growth Strategy

Downloadable .pdf GIPS® Compliant Annual Disclosure Presentation for the Micro-Cap Growth Strategy

The Russell 2000 Index measures the performance of approximately 2,000 companies with small market capitalizations. The Russell 2000 Growth Index measures the performance of those Russell 2000 companies with higher price-to-book ratios and higher forecasted earnings growth rates.

*OAM Micro-Cap Composite inception date: 1/1/96

The Russell Microcap Growth Index measures the performance of those Russell Microcap companies with higher price-to-book ratios and higher forecasted growth values. The Russell Microcap Index is represented by the smallest 1,000 securities in the small-cap Russell 2000 Index plus the next 1,000 securities. Each index is an unmanaged group of stocks, whose performance does not reflect the deduction of fees, expenses, or taxes. You cannot invest directly in these indexes.

Advisory fees are disclosed in Part II of Form ADV. Performance is historical and includes the reinvestment of dividends and other income. Performance is calculated and presented in U.S. dollars. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.

Oberweis Asset Management, Inc. (OAM) claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS® standards). To receive a complete list and description of OAM’s composites and/or a presentation that adheres to the GIPS® standards, contact Laura Dombro at 800-323-6166; write Oberweis Asset Management, Inc., 3333 Warrenville Road, Suite 500, Lisle, IL 60532; or e-mail laura.dombro@oberweis.net.

For the Quarter Ended

OAM Micro-Cap Growth
Number of Stocks
Weighted Market Capitalization (millions)
Median Market Capitalization (millions)
P/E Forward 4 Quarters (estimated)
P/E Trailing 4 Quarters
Long-Term Future EPS Growth Rate (estimated)
2015 P/E to Growth Rate Ratio
2016 P/E to Growth Rate Ratio (estimated)
Dividend Yield
Price-to-Book Ratio
Price-to-Cash-Flow Ratio
Price-to-Sales Ratio
Long-Term Debt to Total Equity
Return on Equity
Net Profit Margin
Cash Position
Portfolio Turnover (2014)

Source: Baseline

SECTOR ALLOCATION as of

Top 10 Holdings as a % of Total Net Assets

Portfolio Holdings are subject to change at any time. References to specific securities should not be construed as a recommendation to buy or sell and should not be assumed profitable.

Top 10 Holdings as of

Source: Baseline