Select Page

Appleseed Fund News

Barron’s

Skepticism About Syntel Creates an Opportunity

01/28/2017

See the Full Story

Investing involves risk, including loss of principal.  Investments in international markets present special risks including currency fluctuation, the potential for diplomatic and political instability, regulatory and liquidity risks, foreign taxation and differences in auditing and other financial standards. 

The views and opinions expressed in this material are those of the participants.  There is no guarantee that any opinions in this material will be realized.  Information should not be construed as investment advice nor be considered a recommendation to buy, sell or hold any particular security.

You should carefully consider the investment objectives, potential risks, management fees, and charges and expenses of the Fund before investing.  The Fund’s prospectus contains this and other information about the Fund, and should be read carefully before investing.  You may obtain a current copy of the Fund’s prospectus by calling 1-800-470-1029.  Distributed by Unified Financial Securities, LLC.  (Member FINRA)

Through 12/31/2016, the Appleseed Fund (APPLX) generated a one year return of 9.94%, a three year annualized return of -0.60%, a five year annualized return of 5.80%, a ten year annualized return of 5.70% and an annualized return of 5.70% since the Fund’s inception on 12/08/06.

Performance data quoted above represents past performance; past performance does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance of the fund may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Performance data current to the most recent month is available by calling us toll free at 1-800-470-1029.

Appleseed Fund has contractually agreed to limit the net expense rate to 1.14% of net assets of Investor shares and 0.95% of net assets of Institutional shares, through January 31, 2018. The gross expense ratio of the Fund’s investor class is 1.41%, and the net expense ratio after contractual fee waivers is 1.24%. The gross expense ratio of the Fund’s institutional class is 1.22%, and the net expense ratio after contractual fee waivers is 1.05%. The Fund’s ninety day redemption fee is 2.00%.

As of 12/31/2016 the following represent the fund’s top ten holdings – Sprott Physical Gold Trust – 14.78%, Herbalife Ltd – 8.80%, United Natural Foods Inc – 7.15%, Oaktree Capital Group LLC – 4.83%, SK Telecom Co Ltd ADR –  4.06%, Aggreko PLC  – 3.82%, Syntel Inc – 3.62%, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG – 3.15%, Verizon Communications Inc – 3.15%, Toyo Tanso Co Ltd – 3.02%.

Investment Terms:

EPS – Earnings per share (EPS) is the portion of a company’s profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock. Earnings per share serves as an indicator of a company’s profitability.

P/E – The price-earnings ratio (P/E Ratio) is the ratio for valuing a company that measures its current share price relative to its per-share earnings.

FCF Yield – The free cash flow yield is an overall return evaluation ratio of a stock, which standardizes the free cash flow per share a company is expected to earn against its market price per share. The ratio is calculated by taking the free cash flow per share divided by the share price. Free cash flow yield is similar in nature to the earnings yield metric, which is usually meant to measure GAAP earnings per share divided by share price.