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Baron Small Cap Fund (BSCFX)

Mutual Fund · Currency in USD · Last updated Sep 30, 2023

The investment seeks capital appreciation through investments primarily in securities of small-sized growth companies. The fund invests 80% of its net assets in equity securities in the form of common stock of U.S. small-sized growth companies. BAMCO, Inc. ("BAMCO" or the "Adviser") defines small-sized companies as those, at the time of purchase, with market capitalizations up to the largest market cap stock in the Russell 2000 Growth Index at reconstitution, or companies with market capitalizations up to $2.5 billion, whichever is larger.

Summary

Fund Info

ISINUS0682783081
CUSIP068278308
IssuerBaron Capital Group, Inc.
Inception DateSep 30, 1997
CategorySmall Cap Growth Equities
Minimum Investment$2,000
Asset ClassEquity

Asset Class Size

Small-Cap

Asset Class Style

Growth

Expense Ratio

The Baron Small Cap Fund has a high expense ratio of 1.29%, indicating higher-than-average management fees.


1.29%
0.00%2.15%

Share Price Chart


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Performance

The chart shows the growth of an initial investment of $10,000 in Baron Small Cap Fund, comparing it to the performance of the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. All prices have been adjusted for splits and dividends.


-5.00%0.00%5.00%10.00%MayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
3.54%
3.97%
BSCFX (Baron Small Cap Fund)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

S&P 500

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Return

Baron Small Cap Fund had a return of 12.71% year-to-date (YTD) and 17.48% in the last 12 months. Over the past 10 years, Baron Small Cap Fund had an annualized return of 8.78%, while the S&P 500 had an annualized return of 9.75%, indicating that Baron Small Cap Fund did not perform as well as the benchmark.


PeriodReturnBenchmark
1 month-5.29%-4.87%
6 months3.04%4.35%
Year-To-Date12.71%11.68%
1 year17.48%19.59%
5 years (annualized)5.94%7.97%
10 years (annualized)8.78%9.75%

Monthly Returns Heatmap


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2023-1.79%-1.04%-3.49%11.39%3.49%-1.18%

Risk-Adjusted Performance

This table presents a comparison of risk-adjusted performance metrics for Baron Small Cap Fund (BSCFX) and S&P 500 (^GSPC). Risk-adjusted metrics are performance indicators that assess an investment's returns in relation to its risk, enabling a more accurate comparison of different investment options.


Sharpe ratioSortino ratioOmega ratioCalmar ratioUlcer Index
BSCFX
Baron Small Cap Fund
0.62
^GSPC
S&P 500
0.89

Sharpe Ratio

The current Baron Small Cap Fund Sharpe ratio is 0.62. A Sharpe ratio between 0 and 1.0 is considered sub-optimal.


Rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio-0.500.000.501.00MayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
0.62
0.89
BSCFX (Baron Small Cap Fund)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

Dividend History

Baron Small Cap Fund granted a 5.23% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $1.45 per share.


PeriodTTM20222021202020192018201720162015201420132012
Dividend$1.45$1.45$4.72$4.12$2.82$2.61$3.85$5.68$3.54$2.03$1.28$0.81

Dividend yield

5.23%5.90%13.18%13.27%12.76%15.92%21.70%40.82%27.97%15.27%9.80%8.56%

Monthly Dividends

The table displays the monthly dividend distributions for Baron Small Cap Fund. The dividends shown in the table have been adjusted to account for any splits that may have occurred.


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2023$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
2022$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$1.45
2021$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$4.72$0.00
2020$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$4.12$0.00
2019$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$2.82$0.00
2018$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$2.61$0.00
2017$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$3.85$0.00
2016$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$5.68$0.00
2015$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$3.54
2014$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$2.03
2013$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$1.28$0.00
2012$0.01$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.80$0.00

Drawdowns Chart

The Drawdowns chart displays portfolio losses from any high point along the way.


-30.00%-25.00%-20.00%-15.00%-10.00%-5.00%MayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
-26.08%
-10.60%
BSCFX (Baron Small Cap Fund)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

Worst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the Baron Small Cap Fund. A maximum drawdown is an indicator of risk. It shows a reduction in portfolio value from its maximum due to a series of losing trades.

The maximum drawdown since January 2010 for the Baron Small Cap Fund is 55.59%, recorded on Mar 9, 2009. It took 487 trading sessions for the portfolio to recover.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-55.59%Nov 7, 2007334Mar 9, 2009487Feb 10, 2011821
-45.91%Apr 22, 1998119Oct 8, 1998128Apr 14, 1999247
-39.58%Feb 21, 202019Mar 18, 202087Jul 22, 2020106
-37.94%Nov 17, 2021146Jun 16, 2022
-33.94%Jul 21, 2000291Sep 21, 2001480Aug 21, 2003771

Volatility Chart

The current Baron Small Cap Fund volatility is 3.91%, representing the average percentage change in the investments's value, either up or down over the past month. The chart below shows the rolling one-month volatility.


2.00%3.00%4.00%5.00%6.00%7.00%8.00%MayJuneJulyAugustSeptember
3.91%
3.17%
BSCFX (Baron Small Cap Fund)
Benchmark (^GSPC)