Fund Stats

  • NAV

    $28.66

    $0.05 (0.17%)

    As of 1/25/23

  • Daily YTD Return

    5.68%

    As of 1/25/23

  • Total Net Assets

    $1.1 Billion

    As of 12/31/22

  • Inception Date

    9/4/90

Overview

A broad, flexible strategy enables the fund to invest in the equities of US companies across all market capitalizations and sectors in order to attain the best potential for long-term capital growth.

Key Features

  • Seeks to provide attractive returns through an emphasis on higher-growth US companies spanning the full range of market capitalizations and sectors.
  • The portfolio reflects top-down, secular thematic views along with high-conviction, fundamentally researched stocks of companies with advantaged business models, high returns on capital, solid free-cash-flow generation, and stewardship-minded management.
  • Combines secular and cyclical growth to help manage the dynamics of the economy.

Portfolio Fit

May be an attractive option for investors seeking higher growth and diversification that spans all caps of US companies across sectors and industries.

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Performance

Calendar Year Total Returns

As of 12/31/22
Date Calamos Growth Fund (NAV) Calamos Growth Fund Load-Adjusted S&P 1500 Growth Index S&P 500 Index
2022 -33.33 -36.5 -28.66 -18.11
2021 23.27 17.4 31.16 28.71
2020 32.92 26.62 32.43 18.4
2019 31.11 24.89 30.56 31.49
2018 -5.87 -10.34 -0.82 -4.38
2017 26.59 20.56 26.49 21.83
2016 -2.13 -6.79 7.9 11.96
2015 3.02 -1.86 5.21 1.38
2014 8.44 3.29 13.94 13.69
2013 33.14 26.81 33.1 32.39

Annualized Total Returns

As of 12/31/22 As of 12/31/22
TimeFrame Calamos Growth Fund (NAV) Calamos Growth Fund Load-Adjusted S&P 1500 Growth Index S&P 500 Index
1 Year -33.33 -36.5 -28.66 -18.11
3 Year 2.99 1.34 7.41 7.66
5 Year 6.16 5.13 9.92 9.42
10 Year 9.53 8.99 13.33 12.56
Since Inception 11.86 11.69 0 10.19
TimeFrame Calamos Growth Fund (NAV) Calamos Growth Fund Load-Adjusted S&P 1500 Growth Index S&P 500 Index
1 Year -33.33 -36.5 -28.66 -18.11
3 Year 2.99 1.34 7.41 7.66
5 Year 6.16 5.13 9.92 9.42
10 Year 9.53 8.99 13.33 12.56
Since Inception 11.86 11.69 9.39 10.19

Important Fund Information

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. Results are before taxes on fund distributions and assume reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Index data shown is from 9/30/90, since comparative index data is available only for full monthly periods. Source: Calamos Investments

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.

Index and Morningstar category data shown reflects full month periods only. If share class inception date is on or before the 15th of the month, the index or category calculation inception date begins on the first day of that month. If share class inception date is after the 15th of the month, the index or category calculation inception date begins on the first day of the following month.

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.

S&P 500 Index is generally considered representative of the US stock market.

Unmanaged index returns, 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.

The funds' gross expense ratios as of the prospectus dated 3/1/2022 are as follows: A Shares 1.28%, C Shares 2.04% and I Shares 1.03%.

Class I shares are offered primarily for direct investment by investors through certain tax-exempt retirement plans and by institutional clients, provided such plans or clients have assets of at least $1 million. For eligibility requirements and other available share classes see the prospectus and other Fund documents at www.calamos.com.

Portfolio

Sector Weightings

As of 12/31/22
Sector % of Assets S&P 1500 Growth Index
Information Technology 36.8% 32.5%
Health Care 15.3% 21.0%
Consumer Discretionary 14.0% 9.4%
Communication Services 8.2% 6.2%
Industrials 7.2% 6.5%
Financials 6.5% 4.4%
Consumer Staples 4.4% 7.0%
Energy 2.1% 8.3%
Materials 2.1% 2.7%
Real Estate 0.0% 1.2%
Utilities 0.0% 0.8%
Other 0.4% 0.0%

Asset Allocation

As of 12/31/22
Asset Allocation %
Common Stock 96.6266
Cash and Receivables/Payables 3.023
Other 0.3504

Top 10 Holdings

As of 12/31/22
Company Industry %
Microsoft Corp. Systems Software 10.5%
Apple, Inc. Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals 8.3%
Alphabet, Inc. - Class A Interactive Media & Services 6.5%
Amazon.com, Inc. Internet & Direct Marketing Retail 4.9%
Visa, Inc. - Class A Data Processing & Outsourced Services 3.0%
UnitedHealth Group, Inc. Managed Health Care 2.4%
Eli Lilly & Company Pharmaceuticals 2.2%
NVIDIA Corp. Semiconductors 2.1%
Linde, PLC Industrial Gases 1.5%
NIKE, Inc. - Class B Footwear 1.5%
Total 42.9%

Fund Facts

As of 12/31/22
Name Fund S&P 1500 Growth Index
Number of Holdings 163 797
Debt/Capital 42.8% 46.7%
PEG Ratio 1.8x 1.9x
Portfolio Turnover (12 months) 43.7% N/A
Price/Book 5.3x 5.8x
Price/Earnings 21.5x 17.7x
Price/Sales 2.9x 2.7x
ROIC 27.0% 27.4%
Net Assets $1.1 B N/A

Market Capitalization

As of 12/31/22
Market CAP Range % of Assets
<=$0.10bil 0.0%
>$0.10bil<=$5bil 6.0%
>$5bil<=$30bil 8.6%
>$30bil<=$200bil 34.3%
>$200bil 51.2%

Top Currency Exposures

As of 12/31/22
Currency %
United States Dollar (USD) 100.0%

Distributions

Total Capital Gains

Schedule: ANNUAL
Year Capital Gains
2008 0.0000
2009 0.0000
2010 0.0000
2011 2.1501
2012 3.7276
2013 15.2925
2014 10.1314
2015 10.9405
2016 1.2028
2017 4.4658
2018 4.3981
2019 3.0256
2020 4.1871
2021 4.9490
2022 0.0000

Schedule

Name Frequency
Distributions ANNUAL
Capital Gains ANNUAL

2022 Capital Gains
Capital gains for Calamos Mutual Funds were declared on December 21, 2022. To view the report, click here.

Distributions

Schedule: ANNUAL
Most Recent Distributions
Frequency Income Reinvest
Q4 2022 $0.0000 27.57000
Q4 2021 $0.0000 38.80000
Q4 2020 $0.0000 0.00000
Q4 2019 $0.0000 30.84000
Q3 2019 $0.0000 0.00000
Q2 2019 $0.0000 0.00000
Q4 2018 $0.0000 25.59000
Q4 2017 $0.0000 32.34000
Q4 2016 $0.0000 29.58000
Q4 2015 $0.0000 30.96000
Q4 2014 $0.0000 40.74000
Q1 2014 $0.0000 0.00000
Q4 2013 $0.0000 45.87000
Q3 2013 $0.0000 0.00000
Q2 2013 $0.0000 0.00000
Q1 2013 $0.0000 0.00000
Q4 2012 $0.0000 47.65000
Q3 2012 $0.0000 0.00000
Q2 2012 $0.0000 0.00000
Q1 2012 $0.0000 0.00000
Q4 2011 $0.0000 46.40000
Q3 2011 $0.0000 0.00000
Q2 2011 $0.0000 0.00000
Q1 2011 $0.0000 0.00000
Q4 2010 $0.0000 0.00000
Q3 2010 $0.0000 0.00000
Q2 2010 $0.0000 0.00000
Q1 2010 $0.0000 0.00000
Q4 2009 $0.0000 0.00000
Q3 2009 $0.0000 0.00000
Q2 2009 $0.0000 0.00000
Q1 2009 $0.0000 0.00000
Q4 2008 $0.0000 0.00000
Q3 2008 $0.0000 0.00000
Q2 2008 $0.0000 0.00000
Q1 2008 $0.0000 0.00000

Fees & Expenses

Annual Expenses

Name A Shares C Shares I Shares
Gross Expense Ratio 1.28% 2.04% 1.03%

Investment Information

Name A Shares C Shares I Shares
Minimum initial investment $2500 $2500 $1 million
Minimum subsequent investments $50 $50 $0
IRA initial investments $500 $500 N/A

Fund Information

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

Sales & Distribution

Name A Shares C Shares I 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
Dividends ANNUAL ANNUAL ANNUAL
Capital Gains ANNUAL ANNUAL ANNUAL

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