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U.S. MID CAP GROWTH

Strategy Objective

A mid-cap growth equity strategy that invests in common stocks of medium size capitalization U.S. companies in high-growth industries. The strategy seeks to outperform the Russell Midcap Growth Index over a full market cycle.

Key Differentiators
  • In-depth capital structure analysis
  • Rigorous top-down and fundamental research
  • High active share, high relative growth focus
  • Team approach to management

Strategy Details




As of 09/30/14
Inception Date:
02/01/03
Strategy Assets*:
$85.7 M
Benchmark:
Russell Midcap Growth Index

Resources

* Strategy Assets includes assets under management as well as assets for which the company provides model portfolio design and oversight.

Sector Weightings

AS OF 09/30/14
% of Assets Russell Midcap Growth Index Under/Overweight %
Information Technology 22.7% 18.1%
Consumer Discretionary 19.1 23.3
Health Care 17.8 12.9
Industrials 15.6 16.4
Financials 10.5 8.9
Energy 8.1 6.7
Consumer Staples 3.5 7.6
Materials 2.7 4.8
Telecommunication Services 0.0 1.1
Utilities 0.0 0.2
 

Representative Portfolio Ten Largest Holdings

AS OF 09/30/14
Company Sector %
Cerner Corp. Health Care 3.4
Deckers Outdoor Corp. Consumer Discretionary 3.1
LinkedIn Corp. - Class A Information Technology 2.9
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Health Care 2.5
Ambarella, Inc. Information Technology 1.9
Cummins, Inc. Industrials 1.9
Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. Financials 1.8
Medidata Solutions, Inc. Health Care 1.8
Insulet Corp. Health Care 1.7
Whirlpool Corp. Consumer Discretionary 1.7

Characteristics

AS OF 09/30/14
  Calamos Portfolio Russell Midcap Growth Index
Assets in Strategy $85.7 million N/A
# of Holdings 87 546
Portfolio Turnover % (5-Year) 80.1% N/A
Median Market Cap ($bil) $6.6 $6.3
Weighted Average Market Cap ($bil) $17.2 $12.9
ROIC % 19.5% 18.1%
Debt/Capital % 31.1% 45.8%
PEG Ratio (1 year forward) 1.5x 1.7x

Composite Summary

AS OF 09/30/14
Period Ending Composite Assets (in Millions) Total Assets (in Millions) % Of Total Assets Managed # Of Clients Average Acct. Size (in Millions)
12/31/2012 297 30,580 1.0% 11 27
12/31/2011 298 32,777 0.9% 8 37
12/31/2010 355 35,414 1.0% 9 39
12/31/2009 211 32,144 0.7% 6 35
12/31/2008 258 23,522 1.1% 11 23
12/31/2007 677 46,208 1.5% 16 42
12/31/2006 542 44,725 1.2% 21 26
12/31/2005 692 43,805 1.6% 25 28
12/31/2004 651 37,975 1.7% 20 33
12/31/2003 246 23,840 1.0% 8 31

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Annualized Total Returns

AS OF 09/30/14
1-Year3-Year5-Year10-YearSince Inception (2/03)
U.S. Mid Cap Growth (Gross)7.07%15.05%13.61%7.79%10.53%
U.S. Mid Cap Growth (Net)6.11%14.16%12.78%6.93%9.65%
Russell Midcap Growth Index14.43%22.74%17.12%10.24%12.30%

Calendar Year Returns

AS OF 09/30/14
                           Qtr ending Sep 14YTD 201420132012201120102009200820072006200520042/1/2003 to 12/31/2003
U.S. Mid Cap Growth (Gross)-2.63%-0.96%33.01%7.92%-6.27%29.72%55.12%-48.93%24.37%0.13%9.85%19.57%43.58%
U.S. Mid Cap Growth (Net)-2.87%-1.64%31.96%7.20%-6.89%28.83%53.93%-49.37%23.34%-0.78%8.86%18.58%42.60%
Russell Midcap Growth Index-0.73%5.73%35.74%15.81%-1.65%26.38%46.29%-44.32%11.43%10.66%12.10%15.48%44.13%



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Risk/Reward Since Inception

AS OF 09/30/14
  Calamos Mid Cap Growth Composite Russell Midcap Growth Index
Alpha -2.17% N/A
Beta 1.08 1.00
Standard Deviation 19.55% 17.37%
Upside Semivariance 18.05% 14.99%
Downside Semivariance 14.80% 11.35%
Sharpe Ratio 0.46 0.63
Information Ratio -0.22 N/A

Since Inception Up/Down Capture Vs. Russell Midcap Growth Index

AS OF 09/30/14

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Strategy Vehicles

Separately Managed Accounts Minimum: $5 million

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Fact Sheet The U.S. Mid Cap Growth Strategy fact sheet provides a snap shot of the investment team, the investment strategy, performance, composition, ratings and returns.
Performance Review A discussion of the Calamos U.S. Mid Cap Growth Strategy’s performance versus a benchmark, positioning, related market commentary, and outlook.
Equity Valuation Process A review of Calamos Investments’ research process for determining a company’s business valuation and how Calamos research uncovers the economic profits of a company and how our research determines the quality of the cash flows, the return on capital, and finally, the equity’s valuation.
Investment Team View the Growth Equity/Fixed Income Team biographies