Davis Opportunity Fund


    Investment Strategy

    The goal of the Davis Opportunity Fund is to create an opportunistic portfolio that can seek attractive businesses across all market caps, industries and sectors.

    Using our signature Davis Investment Discipline, the Fund has outperformed the Russell 3000® Index since Davis began managing the Fund.1 Click here to learn more about our long-term returns.

    Why Invest in the Davis Opportunity Fund

    Sixty Years of Experience

    The Davis family has compounded wealth for investors over six decades and three generations.

    Long-Term Investment Results

    The Fund has outperformed the Russell 3000® Index since Davis began managing the Fund. A hypothetical $10,000 investment in the Fund on January 1, 1999 compounded to over $49,391 as of September 30, 2017 vs. only $31,603 for the Russell 3000® Index.1

    Aligned with Shareholders

    With more than $2 billion invested side by side with fellow shareholders, we experience the same risks and reap the same rewards.2

    Lower than Average Expense Ratio3

    Davis Opportunity Fund A, 0.95%; Lipper category average, 1.86%

    Lower than Average Turnover Rate3

    Davis Opportunity Fund, 61%; Lipper category average, 75%

    Performance as of 9/30/17

    A hypothetical $10,000 investment in the Davis Opportunity Fund on 1/1/99 compounded to $49,391 by September 30, 2017 vs. only $31,603 for the Russell 3000® Index.

    Total Returns
    as of September 30, 2017
    Davis Opportunity Fund Class A Shares
    with a maximum 4.75% sales charge
    12.51% 16.13% 6.55%

    The performance presented represents past performance and is not a guarantee of future results. Total return assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gain distributions. Investment return and principal value will vary so that, when redeemed, an investor’s shares may be worth more or less than their original cost. The total annual operating expense ratio for Class A shares as of the most recent prospectus was 0.95%. The total annual operating expense ratio may vary in future years. Returns and expenses for other classes of shares will vary. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance quoted. For most recent month-end performance, click here or call 800.279.0279.

    Portfolio Characteristics as of 9/30/17

    Market Capitalization

    Small Cap 10.0%
    Mid Cap 6.1%
    Large Cap 83.9%

    Portfolio Composition

    Opportunity Fund Russell 3000®
    Forecast P/E Ratio 19.5 19.4
    P/B Ratio 3.4 3.9
    Weighted Average Market Cap ($bn) 135.6 144.2
    Beta (3 year) 1.1 1.0
    Standard Deviation (5 year, A shares) 11.7 9.8
    Number of Holdings 46 2,973

    Turnover and Expenses

    Opportunity Fund Lipper Category Average
    Turnover Rate3 61% 75%
    Expense Ratio3 (A Shares) 0.95% 1.86%

    Top 10 Holdings

    Alphabet Inc. 6.7%
    Apache Corp. 5.6%
    Wells Fargo & Co. 5.0%
    Amazon.com, Inc. 4.7%
    Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. 4.5%
    Encana Corp. 4.4%
    Adient PLC 4.0%
    Delphi Automotive PLC 3.7%
    Grab Inc. 3.7%
    Didi Chuxing Joint Co. 3.7%

    Click here for month-end holdings.
    Click here for quarter-end holdings.

    Top 5 Industries

    Information Technology 19.6%
    Energy 15.6%
    Retailing 13.9%
    Capital Goods 9.5%
    Automobiles & Components 7.7%


    Fact Sheets
    Fund Fact Sheet Download

    How the Fund applies the Davis Investment Discipline to companies of various market capitalizations, Portfolio characteristics, top holdings, and performance.

    Portfolio Composition Download

    Quarterly update of portfolio characteristics.

    Portfolio Manager Commentary
    Manager Commentary - Semi-Annual Review 2017 Download View

    The Fund research team discusses the Portfolio, performance and how they apply the Davis Investment Discipline to uncover opportunities in the current environment.

    This material must be accompanied or preceded by a current Davis Opportunity Fund Prospectus. You should carefully consider the Fund’s investment objective, risks, charges, and expenses before investing. The prospectus contains this and other information and can be obtained by clicking here or calling 800.279.0279. Read the prospectus carefully before you invest or send money.

    1Class A shares, not including a sales charge. Davis began managing the fund on 1/1/99.  Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

    2As of June 30, 2017.

    3See Expense ratio/Turnover link below.

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