Performance

Comparative Performance Quarterly

As of June 30, 2020
Fund/Index QTD YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years Expense Ratio1
FPA U.S. Value Fund, Inc. 24.45 % 2.50 % 13.64 % 8.08 % 5.13 % 10.60 % 1.22 %
S&P 500 20.54 % -3.08 % 7.51 % 10.73 % 10.73 % 13.99 %
Russell 2500 26.56 % -11.05 % -4.70 % 4.08 % 5.41 % 11.46 %

On September 1, 2015, the Fund changed its name to FPA U.S. Value Fund, Inc., and the current portfolio manager assumed management of the Fund on that date. Contemporaneous with this change, the Fund transitioned to its current investment strategy. Performance prior to September 1, 2015 reflects the performance of the prior portfolio manager and investment strategy. Performance prior to September 1, 2015 is not indicative of performance for any subsequent periods. The transition took place during time period from September 1, 2015 to September 30, 2015.

1 Net Expense Ratio is calculated as of the date of the most recent prospectus.

The Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses before reimbursement is 1.43% (as of most recent prospectus). The Investment Advisory Agreement (“IAA”) between the Fund and FPA requires FPA to reduce its investment advisory fee to the extent necessary to reimburse the Fund for any annual expenses (exclusive of interest, taxes, the cost of brokerage and research services, legal expenses related to portfolio securities, and extraordinary expenses such as litigation, merger, reorganization or recapitalization) in excess of 1.50% of the first $30 million and 1% of the remaining average net assets of the Fund for the year. This agreement is coterminous with the IAA, and the IAA is renewed annually as of October 1 each year. The IAA may be terminated by the Board, by the vote of a majority of the Fund's shareholders, or by the Adviser. The current term of the IAA runs through September 30, 2020.

Periods greater than one year are annualized. Fund performance is shown net of all fees and expenses. Fund performance is calculated on a total return basis which includes reinvestment of all distributions. Fund performance does not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on Fund distributions or the redemption of Fund shares, which would lower these figures.

Past performance is no guarantee, nor is it indicative, of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. This data represents past performance and investors should understand that investment returns and principal values fluctuate, so that when you redeem your investment it may be worth more or less than its original cost. Current month-end performance data, which may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted, may be obtained at www.fpa.com or by calling toll-free, 1-800-982-4372.

The performance of the indices are computed on a total return basis which includes reinvestment of all distributions. Comparison to any index is for illustrative purposes only. The Fund may be less diversified than the indices noted herein, and may hold non-index securities or securities that are not comparable to those contained in an index. Indices may hold positions that are not within the investment strategy. Indices are unmanaged and returns do not reflect transaction costs, investment management fees or other commissions, or fees and expenses that would reduce performance for an investor. The Fund does not include outperformance of any index or benchmark in its investment objectives. An investor cannot invest directly in an index.

The Standard & Poor's 500 Stock Index (S&P 500) includes a representative sample of 500 hundred companies in leading industries of the U.S. economy. The index focuses on the large-cap segment of the market, with over 80% coverage of U.S. equities, but is also considered a proxy for the total market. The Russell 2500 Index consists of the 2,500 smallest companies in the Russell 3000 total capitalization universe and is considered a measure of small to mid-capitalization stock performance.


Comparative Performance Monthly

As of July 31, 2020
Fund/Index MTD YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
FPA U.S. Value Fund, Inc. 6.59 % 9.25 % 18.57 % 10.04 % 6.88 % 10.92 %
S&P 500 5.64 % 2.38 % 11.96 % 12.01 % 11.49 % 13.84 %
Russell 2500 3.98 % -7.51 % -1.92 % 5.08 % 6.28 % 11.14 %

On September 1, 2015, the Fund changed its name to FPA U.S. Value Fund, Inc., and the current portfolio manager assumed management of the Fund on that date. Contemporaneous with this change, the Fund transitioned to its current investment strategy. Performance prior to September 1, 2015 reflects the performance of the prior portfolio manager and investment strategy. Performance prior to September 1, 2015 is not indicative of performance for any subsequent periods. The transition took place during time period from September 1, 2015 to September 30, 2015.

Periods greater than one year are annualized. Fund performance is shown net of all fees and expenses. Fund performance is calculated on a total return basis which includes reinvestment of all distributions. Fund performance does not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on Fund distributions or the redemption of Fund shares, which would lower these figures.

Past performance is no guarantee, nor is it indicative, of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. This data represents past performance and investors should understand that investment returns and principal values fluctuate, so that when you redeem your investment it may be worth more or less than its original cost. Current month-end performance data, which may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted, may be obtained at www.fpa.com or by calling toll-free, 1-800-982-4372.

The performance of the indices are computed on a total return basis which includes reinvestment of all distributions. Comparison to any index is for illustrative purposes only. The Fund may be less diversified than the indices noted herein, and may hold non-index securities or securities that are not comparable to those contained in an index. Indices may hold positions that are not within the investment strategy. Indices are unmanaged and returns do not reflect transaction costs, investment management fees or other commissions, or fees and expenses that would reduce performance for an investor. The Fund does not include outperformance of any index or benchmark in its investment objectives. An investor cannot invest directly in an index.

The Standard & Poor's 500 Stock Index (S&P 500) includes a representative sample of 500 hundred companies in leading industries of the U.S. economy. The index focuses on the large-cap segment of the market, with over 80% coverage of U.S. equities, but is also considered a proxy for the total market. The Russell 2500 Index consists of the 2,500 smallest companies in the Russell 3000 total capitalization universe and is considered a measure of small to mid-capitalization stock performance.

 

Historical Annual Returns

FPA U.S. Value Fund, Inc.* S&P 500 Russell 2500
2019 34.79 % 31.49 % 27.77 %
2018 -9.36 % -4.38 % -10.00 %
2017 10.08 % 21.83 % 16.81 %
2016 -1.50 % 11.96 % 17.59 %
2015* 6.38 % 4.39 % -1.34 %

*On September 1, 2015, the Fund changed its name to FPA U.S. Value Fund, Inc., and the current portfolio manager assumed management of the Fund on that date. Contemporaneous with this change, the Fund transitioned to its current investment strategy. Performance prior to September 1, 2015 reflects the performance of the prior portfolio manager and investment strategy. Performance prior to September 1, 2015 is not indicative of performance for any subsequent periods. The transition took place during time period from September 1, 2015 to September 30, 2015.

Periods greater than one year are annualized. Fund performance is shown net of all fees and expenses. Fund performance is calculated on a total return basis which includes reinvestment of all distributions. Fund performance does not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on Fund distributions or the redemption of Fund shares, which would lower these figures.

Past performance is no guarantee, nor is it indicative, of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. This data represents past performance and investors should understand that investment returns and principal values fluctuate, so that when you redeem your investment it may be worth more or less than its original cost. Current month-end performance data, which may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted, may be obtained at www.fpa.com or by calling toll-free, 1-800-982-4372.

The performance of the indices are computed on a total return basis which includes reinvestment of all distributions. Comparison to any index is for illustrative purposes only. The Fund may be less diversified than the indices noted herein, and may hold non-index securities or securities that are not comparable to those contained in an index. Indices may hold positions that are not within the investment strategy. Indices are unmanaged and returns do not reflect transaction costs, investment management fees or other commissions, or fees and expenses that would reduce performance for an investor. The Fund does not include outperformance of any index or benchmark in its investment objectives. An investor cannot invest directly in an index.

The Standard & Poor's 500 Stock Index (S&P 500) includes a representative sample of 500 hundred companies in leading industries of the U.S. economy. The index focuses on the large-cap segment of the market, with over 80% coverage of U.S. equities, but is also considered a proxy for the total market. The Russell 2500 Index consists of the 2,500 smallest companies in the Russell 3000 total capitalization universe and is considered a measure of small to mid-capitalization stock performance.

 
As of July 31, 2020
1 Year 5 Year 10 years
Before Tax 18.57 % 6.88 % 10.92 %
After Tax on Distribution* 17.90 % 2.10 % 7.98 %
After Tax on Distribution and Sale of Fund Shares* 11.39 % 4.22 % 8.28 %

* After-tax returns are calculated net of fees, using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend upon an investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown. After-tax returns presented here are not relevant to investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts (“IRAs”). 

Early withdrawal from a 401(k) account or an IRA could lead to taxation of the withdrawn amount as ordinary income and could be subject to an additional tax penalty. The after-tax returns on distributions and sale of Fund shares may be higher than returns before taxes due to the effect of a tax benefit an investor may receive from the realization of capital losses that would have been incurred on the sale of Fund shares.

Performance has been calculated on a total return basis, which includes reinvestment of all dividends and distributions paid. Total return calculations are based on a $10,000 investment.

Past performance, both before and after taxes, is no guarantee of future results and current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. This data represents past performance and investors should understand that investment returns and principal values fluctuate, so that when you redeem your investment it may be worth more or less than its original cost.