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Fund Details

As of 3/19/19
Inception Date:
9/18/97
Current NAV:
$41.05
$ Change:
$0.10
% Change:
0.24%
Net Assets*
1.3 bil
(*Total Net Assets as of 12/31/18)

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Overview

The fund invests in the equities of U.S. companies with a range of market capitalizations that we believe offer the best potential for growth.

Key Features

  • Utilize more than two decades of extensive research experience in growth investing
  • Active management focuses on top-down views and bottom-up fundamentals
  • Research-driven approach identifies opportunities by combining top-down analysis with a focus on key growth characteristics

Portfolio Fit

This actively-managed fund seeks to provide attractive returns through its emphasis on higher growth companies primarily in large and mid cap arenas.

Return on Invested Capital

AS OF 12/31/2018

Debt/Capital

AS OF 12/31/2018

Important Fund Information

An investment in the Fund(s) is subject to risks, and you could lose money on your investment in the Fund(s). There can be no assurance that the Fund(s) will achieve its investment objective. Your investment in the Fund(s) is not a deposit in a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or any other government agency. The risks associated with an investment in the Fund(s) can increase during times of significant market volatility. The Fund(s) also has specific principal risks, which are described below. More detailed information regarding these risks can be found in the Fund’s prospectus.

The principal risks of investing in the Calamos Growth Fund include: equity securities risk consisting of market prices declining in general, growth stock risk consisting of potential increased volatility due to securities trading at higher multiples, mid-sized company risk, foreign securities risk and portfolio selection risk.

As a result of political or economic instability in foreign countries, there can be special risks associated with investing in foreign securities, including fluctuations in currency exchange rates, increased price volatility and difficulty obtaining information. In addition, emerging markets may present additional risk due to potential for greater economic and political instability in less developed countries.

NOTES

The S&P 1500 Growth Index consists of the growth segment of the securities found in the S&P 1500 Index. The S&P 1500 combines the S&P 500, S&P MidCap 400 and the S&P SmallCap 600.

Debt/Capital Ratio-Is a measure of a company s financial leverage, calculated as the company’s debt divided by its total capital.

ROIC (Return On Invested Capital)-Measures how effectively a company uses the money invested in its operations, calculated as a company’s net income minus any dividends divided by the company’s total capital.

Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Please refer to Important Risk Information. The principal value and return of an investment will fluctuate so that your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance reflected at NAV does not include the Fund's maximum front-end sales load of 4.75%. Had it been included, the Fund's return would have been lower.

The funds' gross expense ratios as of the prospectus dated 3/1/19 are as follows: Growth A 1.29%, C 2.04% and I 1.04%; Growth and Income A 1.10%, C 1.85% and I 0.85%; Opportunistic Value A 1.61%, C 2.36% and I 1.37%; Dividend Growth A 1.84%, C 2.60% and I 1.61%; Global Growth and Income A 1.50%, C 2.25% and I 1.25%; International Growth A 1.51%, C 2.26%, I 1.26% and R6 1.21%; Global Equity A 1.56%, C 2.32% and I 1.31%; Evolving World Growth A 1.63%, C 2.38% and I 1.38%; Emerging Market Equity A 2.30%, C 3.05% and I 2.05%; Convertible A 1.17%, C 1.92% and I 0.92%; Global Convertible A 1.36%, C 2.11% and I 1.11%; Market Neutral Income A 1.26%, C 2.01% and I 1.00%; Phineus Long/Short A 2.32%, C 3.07% and I 2.04%; Hedged Equity A 1.48%, C 2.31% and I 1.27%; High Income Opportunities A 1.46%, C 2.22% and I 1.21%; Total Return Bond A 1.05%, C 1.80% and I 0.80%; and Short-Term Bond A 0.95%, and I 0.70%.  

NOT FDIC INSURED | NO BANK GUARANTEE | MAY LOSE VALUE

Before investing carefully consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Please see the prospectus and summary prospectus containing this and other information which can be obtained by calling 1-800-582-6959. Read it carefully before investing.

Calendar Year Total Returns

AS OF 12/31/18

Annualized Total Returns

AS OF 12/31/18

Important Fund Information

An investment in the Fund(s) is subject to risks, and you could lose money on your investment in the Fund(s). There can be no assurance that the Fund(s) will achieve its investment objective. Your investment in the Fund(s) is not a deposit in a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or any other government agency. The risks associated with an investment in the Fund(s) can increase during times of significant market volatility. The Fund(s) also has specific principal risks, which are described below. More detailed information regarding these risks can be found in the Fund's prospectus.

The principal risks of investing in the Calamos Growth Fund include: equity securities risk consisting of market prices declining in general, growth stock risk consisting of potential increased volatility due to securities trading at higher multiples, mid-sized company risk, foreign securities risk and portfolio selection risk.

As a result of political or economic instability in foreign countries, there can be special risks associated with investing in foreign securities, including fluctuations in currency exchange rates, increased price volatility and difficulty obtaining information. In addition, emerging markets may present additional risk due to potential for greater economic and political instability in less developed countries.

10k Performance is for the Fund’s Class A shares at net asset value and does not include the Fund’s maximum front-end sales charge of 4.75%—had it been included, the Fund’s return would have been lower. Index data shown is from 8/31/90, since comparative index data is available only for full monthly periods. Source: State Street Corporation, Lipper, Inc. and Mellon Analytical Solutions, LLC.

Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Please refer to Important Risk Information. The principal value and return of an investment will fluctuate so that your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance reflected at NAV does not include the Fund's maximum front-end sales load of 4.75%. Had it been included, the Fund's return would have been lower.

Russell Midcap® Growth Index-Measures the performance of those Russell Midcap companies whose average market capitalization is approximately $4.2 billion, with higher price-to-book ratios and higher growth values.

The S&P 1500 Growth Index consists of the growth segment of the securities found in the S&P 1500 Index. The S&P 1500 combines the S&P 500, S&P MidCap 400 and the S&P SmallCap 600.

Unmanaged index returns assume reinvestment of any and all distributions and, unlike fund returns, do not reflect fees, expenses or sales charges. Investors cannot invest directly in an index.

Average annual total return measures net investment income and capital gain or loss from portfolio investments as an annualized average. All performance shown assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains distributions. Performance shown reflects an expense reimbursement that improved results. Load-adjusted returns are adjusted for the maximum front-end sales load of 2.25%* for Class A shares in the following funds: Convertible Fund, Global Convertible Fund, Market Neutral Income Fund, High Income Opportunities Fund, and Total Return Bond Fund. The maximum front-end sales load for Class A shares of all other funds is 4.75%. There is a 1% contingent deferred sales charge for C shares on certain redemptions within the first year of purchase. Class C shares have been adjusted for the contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC). There are no contingent deferred sales charges or distribution or service fees with respect to Class I shares. The minimum initial investment required to purchase each Fund's Class I shares is $1 million. Class I shares are offered primarily for direct investment by investors through certain tax-exempt retirement plans (including 401(k) plans, 457 plans, employer-sponsored 403(b) plans, profit sharing and money purchase pension plans, defined benefit plans and non-qualified deferred compensation plans) and by institutional clients, provided such plans or clients have assets of at least $1 million. Class I shares may also be offered to certain other entities or programs, including, but not limited to, investment companies, under certain circumstances.

The funds' gross expense ratios as of the prospectus dated 3/1/19 are as follows: Growth A 1.29%, C 2.04% and I 1.04%; Growth and Income A 1.10%, C 1.85% and I 0.85%; Opportunistic Value A 1.61%, C 2.36% and I 1.37%; Dividend Growth A 1.84%, C 2.60% and I 1.61%; Global Growth and Income A 1.50%, C 2.25% and I 1.25%; International Growth A 1.51%, C 2.26%, I 1.26% and R6 1.21%; Global Equity A 1.56%, C 2.32% and I 1.31%; Evolving World Growth A 1.63%, C 2.38% and I 1.38%; Emerging Market Equity A 2.30%, C 3.05% and I 2.05%; Convertible A 1.17%, C 1.92% and I 0.92%; Global Convertible A 1.36%, C 2.11% and I 1.11%; Market Neutral Income A 1.26%, C 2.01% and I 1.00%; Phineus Long/Short A 2.32%, C 3.07% and I 2.04%; Hedged Equity A 1.48%, C 2.31% and I 1.27%; High Income Opportunities A 1.46%, C 2.22% and I 1.21%; Total Return Bond A 1.05%, C 1.80% and I 0.80%; and Short-Term Bond A 0.95%, and I 0.70%.  

NOT FDIC INSURED | NO BANK GUARANTEE | MAY LOSE VALUE

Before investing carefully consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Please see the prospectus and summary prospectus containing this and other information which can be obtained by calling 1-800-582-6959. Read it carefully before investing.

Sector Weightings

AS OF 12/31/18
% of Assets S&P 1500 Growth Index
Information Technology 25.1% 24.2%
Consumer Discretionary 15.3% 12.4%
Communication Services 14.9% 13.1%
Industrials 13.4% 9.0%
Health Care 12.3% 18.5%
Financials 10.6% 5.9%
Materials 3.8% 2.2%
Consumer Staples 2.1% 5.3%
Energy 0.1% 3.5%
Utilities 0.1% 2.1%
Real Estate 0.0% 3.8%

Asset Allocation

AS OF 12/31/18

Top 10 Holdings

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Company Security Type Industry
%
Alphabet, Inc. - Class A Stocks Interactive Media & Services 6.4%
Facebook, Inc. - Class A Stocks Interactive Media & Services 5.3%
Microsoft Corp. Stocks Systems Software 5.2%
Amazon.com, Inc. Stocks Internet & Direct Marketing Retail 4.1%
Apple, Inc. Stocks Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals 4.0%
Visa, Inc. - Class A Stocks Data Processing & Outsourced Services 2.8%
Baxter International, Inc. Stocks Health Care Equipment 2.6%
Carmax, Inc. Stocks Automotive Retail 1.8%
UnitedHealth Group, Inc. Stocks Managed Health Care 1.8%
Johnson & Johnson Stocks Pharmaceuticals 1.7%
Total 35.7%

Fund Facts

AS OF 12/31/18
Fund S&P 1500 Growth Index
Total Net Assets $1.3 billion --
# of Holdings 158 869
Price/Book 3.3x 4.9x
Price/Earnings 16.7x 20.3x
Price/Sales 2.4x 3.0x
PEG Ratio 1.5x 1.8x
Debt/Capital 38.6% 44.5%
ROIC 19.4% 22.9%
Portfolio Turnover (12 months) 69.6% --

Market Capitalization

AS OF 12/31/18
Market Cap Range %
<=$0.30bil 0.0%
>$0.30bil<=$5bil 6.6%
>$5bil<=$20bil 16.8%
>$20bil<=$100bil 29.3%
>$100bil 47.3%

Top Currency Exposures

AS OF 12/31/18
Currency%
United States Dollar (USD) 100.0%
Canadian Dollar (CAD) 0.0%

Important Fund Information

An investment in the Fund(s) is subject to risks, and you could lose money on your investment in the Fund(s). There can be no assurance that the Fund(s) will achieve its investment objective. Your investment in the Fund(s) is not a deposit in a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or any other government agency. The risks associated with an investment in the Fund(s) can increase during times of significant market volatility. The Fund(s) also has specific principal risks, which are described below. More detailed information regarding these risks can be found in the Fund's prospectus.

The principal risks of investing in the Calamos Growth Fund include: equity securities risk consisting of market prices declining in general, growth stock risk consisting of potential increased volatility due to securities trading at higher multiples, mid-sized company risk, foreign securities risk and portfolio selection risk.

As a result of political or economic instability in foreign countries, there can be special risks associated with investing in foreign securities, including fluctuations in currency exchange rates, increased price volatility and difficulty obtaining information. In addition, emerging markets may present additional risk due to potential for greater economic and political instability in less developed countries.

Top 10 Holdings and Sector Weightings are calculated as a percentage of Net Assets. The tables exclude cash or cash equivalents, any government / sovereign bonds or broad based index hedging securities the portfolio may hold.

Holdings and weightings are subject to change daily. Holdings are provided for informational purposes only and should not be deemed as a recommendation to buy or sell the securities mentioned.

PEG Ratio-Represents a stock’s price/earnings ratio divided by estimated earnings growth rate in the next year; a lower PEG indicates that less is being paid for each unit of earnings growth.

Price/book ratio-is the stock’s capitalization divided by its book value.

Price/earnings ratio-is the current stock price over trailing 12-month earnings per share.

Price/sales ratio-is a stock’s capitalization divided by its sales over the trailing 12 months.

The S&P 1500 Growth Index consists of the growth segment of the securities found in the S&P 1500 Index. The S&P 1500 combines the S&P 500, S&P MidCap 400 and the S&P SmallCap 600.

NOT FDIC INSURED | NO BANK GUARANTEE | MAY LOSE VALUE

Before investing carefully consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Please see the prospectus and summary prospectus containing this and other information which can be obtained by calling 1-800-582-6959. Read it carefully before investing.

Total Capital Gains

  
20174.4658
20161.2028
201510.9405
201410.1314
201315.2925
20123.7276
20112.1501
20100.0000
20090.0000
20080.0000

Schedule

   
Distributions Annually
Capital Gains Annually

Distributions

Choose a year  
Income Total Reinvest
4Q 2018 0.00000 0.00000 34.96000
4Q 2017 0.00000 0.00000 42.34000
4Q 2016 0.00000 0.00000 37.53000
4Q 2015 0.00000 0.00000 38.85000
4Q 2014 0.00000 0.00000 48.29000
1Q 2014 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
4Q 2013 0.00000 0.00000 52.55000
3Q 2013 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
2Q 2013 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
1Q 2013 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
4Q 2012 0.00000 0.00000 52.72000
3Q 2012 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
2Q 2012 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
1Q 2012 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
4Q 2011 0.00000 0.00000 50.86000
3Q 2011 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
2Q 2011 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
1Q 2011 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
4Q 2010 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
3Q 2010 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
2Q 2010 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
1Q 2010 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
4Q 2009 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
3Q 2009 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
2Q 2009 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
1Q 2009 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
4Q 2008 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
3Q 2008 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
2Q 2008 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
1Q 2008 0.00000 0.00000 0.00000
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Important Fund Information

An investment in the Fund(s) is subject to risks, and you could lose money on your investment in the Fund(s). There can be no assurance that the Fund(s) will achieve its investment objective. Your investment in the Fund(s) is not a deposit in a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or any other government agency. The risks associated with an investment in the Fund(s) can increase during times of significant market volatility. The Fund(s) also has specific principal risks, which are described below. More detailed information regarding these risks can be found in the Fund's prospectus.

The principal risks of investing in the Calamos Growth Fund include: equity securities risk consisting of market prices declining in general, growth stock risk consisting of potential increased volatility due to securities trading at higher multiples, mid-sized company risk, foreign securities risk and portfolio selection risk.

As a result of political or economic instability in foreign countries, there can be special risks associated with investing in foreign securities, including fluctuations in currency exchange rates, increased price volatility and difficulty obtaining information. In addition, emerging markets may present additional risk due to potential for greater economic and political instability in less developed countries.

Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Please refer to Important Risk Information. The principal value and return of an investment will fluctuate so that your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance reflected at NAV does not include the Fund's maximum front-end sales load of 4.75%. Had it been included, the Fund's return would have been lower.

The funds' gross expense ratios as of the prospectus dated 3/1/19 are as follows: Growth A 1.29%, C 2.04% and I 1.04%; Growth and Income A 1.10%, C 1.85% and I 0.85%; Opportunistic Value A 1.61%, C 2.36% and I 1.37%; Dividend Growth A 1.84%, C 2.60% and I 1.61%; Global Growth and Income A 1.50%, C 2.25% and I 1.25%; International Growth A 1.51%, C 2.26%, I 1.26% and R6 1.21%; Global Equity A 1.56%, C 2.32% and I 1.31%; Evolving World Growth A 1.63%, C 2.38% and I 1.38%; Emerging Market Equity A 2.30%, C 3.05% and I 2.05%; Convertible A 1.17%, C 1.92% and I 0.92%; Global Convertible A 1.36%, C 2.11% and I 1.11%; Market Neutral Income A 1.26%, C 2.01% and I 1.00%; Phineus Long/Short A 2.32%, C 3.07% and I 2.04%; Hedged Equity A 1.48%, C 2.31% and I 1.27%; High Income Opportunities A 1.46%, C 2.22% and I 1.21%; Total Return Bond A 1.05%, C 1.80% and I 0.80%; and Short-Term Bond A 0.95%, and I 0.70%.  

NOT FDIC INSURED | NO BANK GUARANTEE | MAY LOSE VALUE

Before investing carefully consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Please see the prospectus and summary prospectus containing this and other information which can be obtained by calling 1-800-582-6959. Read it carefully before investing.

Annual Expenses

A SharesC SharesI Shares
Total Expense Ratio 1.29 2.04 1.04
Transaction Fee 0.00 0.00 0.00
Redemption Fee 0.00 0.00 0.00

Investment Information

A SharesC SharesI Shares
Minimum initial investment $2500 $2500 $1 million
Minimum subsequent investments $50 $50 $0
IRA initial investments $500 $500 N/A

Fund Information

A SharesC SharesI Shares
Inception Date 9/04/90 9/03/96 9/18/97
Ticker Symbol CVGRX CVGCX CGRIX
CUSIP number 128119302 128119856 128119807

Sales & Distribution

A SharesC SharesI Shares
Sales Load Front-End Level-Load N/A
Maximum Sales Charge 4.75 1.00 N/A
US Bank Fund Number 606 620 630
Distributions Annual dividends; annual capital gains

Important Fund Information

An investment in the Fund(s) is subject to risks, and you could lose money on your investment in the Fund(s). There can be no assurance that the Fund(s) will achieve its investment objective. Your investment in the Fund(s) is not a deposit in a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or any other government agency. The risks associated with an investment in the Fund(s) can increase during times of significant market volatility. The Fund(s) also has specific principal risks, which are described below. More detailed information regarding these risks can be found in the Fund's prospectus.

The principal risks of investing in the Calamos Growth Fund include: equity securities risk consisting of market prices declining in general, growth stock risk consisting of potential increased volatility due to securities trading at higher multiples, mid-sized company risk, foreign securities risk and portfolio selection risk.

As a result of political or economic instability in foreign countries, there can be special risks associated with investing in foreign securities, including fluctuations in currency exchange rates, increased price volatility and difficulty obtaining information. In addition, emerging markets may present additional risk due to potential for greater economic and political instability in less developed countries.

CUSIP identifiers have been provided by CUSIP Global Services, managed on behalf of the American Bankers Association by S&P Global Market Intelligence LLC, and are not for use or dissemination in a manner that would serve as a substitute for any CUSIP service. The CUSIP Database, © 2011 American Bankers Association. “CUSIP” is a registered trademark of the American Bankers Association.

NOT FDIC INSURED | NO BANK GUARANTEE | MAY LOSE VALUE

Before investing carefully consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Please see the prospectus and summary prospectus containing this and other information which can be obtained by calling 1-800-582-6959. Read it carefully before investing.

Calamos Growth Fund Quarterly Commentary A quarterly update of the Calamos Growth Fund’s performance, positioning, related market commentary and outlook.
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Calamos Growth Fund Fact Sheet The Growth Fund fact sheet provides a snap shot of the investment team, the fund strategy, performance, composition, ratings and returns.
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Calamos Growth Fund Prospectus This summary contains important information about the Class A, C, and I Growth Fund investment objective, fees and expenses, principal investment strategies, principal risks and performance.
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Statutory Prospectus You should read the accompanying prospectus and any accompanying prospectus supplement, which contain important information, before deciding whether to invest in our securities.
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SAI The statement of additional information is a supplementary document to the fund’s prospectus and contains additional information about the fund and includes further disclosure regarding its operations.
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Semi Annual Report The semiannual report includes a letter from John P. Calamos, Sr. to shareholders and provides a comprehensive review of the fund’s activities and financial performance over a six month period.
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Annual Report The annual report includes a letter from John P. Calamos, Sr. to shareholders outlining the fund's performance, as well as a comprehensive review of the fund’s activities and financial performance.
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