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 S&P 1500® 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 S&P 1500® Index since Davis began managing the Fund. A hypothetical $10,000 investment in the Fund on January 1, 1999 compounded to over $45,175 as of December 31, 2018 vs. only $32,022 for the Russell 3000® Index.1

    Aligned with Shareholders

    With more than $2 billion invested in funds and other accounts following the same investment strategy, 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, 1.02%

    Lower than Average Turnover Rate3

    Davis Opportunity Fund, 44%; Lipper category average, 64%

    Performance as of 12/31/18

    A hypothetical $10,000 investment in the Davis Opportunity Fund on 1/1/99 compounded to $45,175 by December 31, 2018 vs. only $32,022 for the S&P 1500® Index.

    Total Returns
    as of December 31, 2018
    Davis Opportunity Fund Class A Shares
    with a maximum 4.75% sales charge
    -17.61% 5.64% 12.79%

    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 12/31/18

    Market Capitalization

    Small Cap 18.0%
    Mid Cap 10.9%
    Large Cap 71.1%

    Portfolio Composition

    Opportunity Fund S&P 1500®
    Forecast P/E Ratio 12.7 15.5
    P/B Ratio 2.3 3.7
    Weighted Average Market Cap ($bn) 143.9 176.8
    Beta (3 year) 1.1 1.0
    Standard Deviation (5 year, A shares) 12.9 11.0
    Number of Holdings 46 1,506

    Turnover and Expenses

    Opportunity Fund Lipper Category Average
    Turnover Rate3 44% 64%
    Expense Ratio3 (A Shares) 0.95% 1.02%

    Top 10 Holdings

    Alphabet Inc., Class C 5.5%
    United Technologies Corp. 5.4%
    Grab Holdings Inc. 5.1%
    Wells Fargo & Co. 4.8%
    Apache Corp. 4.5%
    Quest Diagnostics Inc. 4.4%
    Didi Chuxing Joint Co. 4.2%
    Magnolia Oil & Gas Corp., Class A 4.2%
    Amazon.com, Inc. 3.9%
    Johnson Controls International plc 3.4%

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

    Top 5 Industries

    Retailing 18.8%
    Capital Goods 18.5%
    Energy 14.9%
    Information Technology 9.7%
    Media & Entertainment 8.3%


    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 - Annual Review 2019 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 December 31, 2018. This includes Davis Advisors, the Davis family and Foundation, our employees, and Fund Directors.

    3See Expense ratio/Turnover link below.

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