Mutual Funds

Invesco Small Cap Discovery Fund

Equity | US Equity

Objective & Strategy

The fund seeks capital appreciation by investing primarily in common stocks of small cap companies for which there is a disconnect between the market consensus view and the investment team’s view of a company’s true earnings potential or long-term rate of growth.

Hidden Gems

A strategy focusing on small companies with unrecognized growth potential. The fund looks for stocks whose prices do not reflect their growth prospects.

At the helm   Specialized approach   Research edge
Lead manager, Matt Hart developed this investment process and has used it to successfully manage the fund for more than a decade.   Good fishermen don’t cast their nets randomly, they try to first identify areas where fish will congregate.

The team’s selection process is similar as it seeks to identify the most promising areas within the small company universe and then uses rigorous analysis to find the best stocks.
  Small-cap companies are less-followed by analysts, so experienced analysts, doing in-depth research, are more likely to gain an information advantage.

Style Map

Invesco Small Cap Discovery Fund

The map illustrates areas in which the fund can invest, not necessarily within a limited period of time.

as of 03/31/2016

Morningstar Rating

Overall Rating - Small Growth Category

As of 03/31/2016 the Fund had an overall rating of 3 stars out of 658 funds and was rated 2 stars out of 658 funds, 2 stars out of 588 funds and 3 stars out of 423 funds for the 3-, 5- and 10- year periods, respectively.

Morningstar details

Source: Morningstar Inc. Ratings are based on a risk-adjusted return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effect of sales charges, loads and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The overall rating is derived from a weighted average of three-, five- and 10-year rating metrics, as applicable. ©2016 Morningstar Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers. It may not be copied or distributed and is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance does not guarantee future results. A fund is eligible for a Morningstar Rating three years after inception. The top 10% of funds in a category receive five stars, the next 22.5% four stars, the next 35% three stars, the next 22.5% two stars and the bottom 10% one star. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.) Ratings for other share classes may differ due to different performance characteristics.

Management team

as of 03/31/2016

Top Equity Holdings | View all

% of Total Assets
BURLINGTON STORES INC 1.94
VCA INC 1.81
GUIDEWIRE SOFTWARE INC 1.78
CADENCE DESIGN SYSTEMS INC 1.63
ULTIMATE SOFTWARE GROUP INC 1.59
INTERXION HOLDING NV 1.58
CAVIUM INC 1.56
MA COM TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS 1.55
BRUNSWICK CORP 1.55
ETRADE FINANCIAL CORP 1.54

Holdings are subject to change and are not buy/sell recommendations.

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Average Annual Returns (%)

  Incept.
Date
Max
Load (%)
Since
Incept. (%)
YTD (%) 1Y (%) 3Y (%) 5Y (%) 10Y (%)
NAV 11/27/2000 N/A 3.74 -5.96 -13.72 5.87 6.24 5.00
Load 11/27/2000 5.50 3.36 -11.16 -18.49 3.90 5.05 4.40
Performance quoted is past performance and cannot guarantee comparable future results; current performance may be lower or higher. Investment return and principal value will vary so that you may have a gain or a loss when you sell shares.

Performance shown at NAV does not include applicable front-end or CDSC sales charges, which would have reduced the performance.

Performance figures reflect reinvested distributions and changes in net asset value (NAV) and the effect of the maximum sales charge unless otherwise stated.

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Annualized Benchmark Returns


Index Name 1 Mo (%) 3 Mo (%) 1Y (%) 3Y (%) 5Y (%) 10Y (%)
Russell 2000 Growth IX Tr 7.66 -4.68 -11.84 7.91 7.70 6.00
S&P 500 Reinvested IX 6.78 1.35 1.78 11.82 11.58 7.01
Russell 2000 Growth IX Tr 7.66 -4.68 -11.84 7.91 7.70 6.00
S&P 500 Reinvested IX 6.78 1.35 1.78 11.82 11.58 7.01

Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.

Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.

An investment cannot be made directly in an index.

Expense Ratio per Prospectus

Management Fee 0.78
12b-1 Fee 0.25
Other Expenses 0.29
Interest/Dividend Exp 0.00
Total Other Expenses 0.29
Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses (Underlying Fund Fees & Expenses) 0.01
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses 1.33
Contractual Waivers/Reimbursements N/A
Net Expenses - PER PROSPECTUS 1.33
Additional Waivers/Reimbursements 0.00
Net Expenses - With Additional Fee Reduction 1.33
This information is updated per the most recent prospectus.

Historical Prices

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Distributions

From   to
    Capital Gains Reinvestment
Price ($)
Ex-Date Income Short Term Long Term
12/11/2015 N/A N/A 1.4527 8.85
12/12/2014 N/A N/A 1.7464 10.01
12/13/2013 N/A 0.3668 1.5203 11.31
12/07/2012 N/A N/A 1.1260 9.84
12/09/2011 N/A 0.3787 0.7190 9.74
12/13/2007 0.0000 0.2163 0.5226 11.82
as of 03/31/2016

Sector Breakdown

The holdings are organized according to the Global Industry Classification Standard, which was developed by and is the exclusive property and a service mark of Morgan Stanley Capital International Inc. and Standard & Poor's.

as of 03/31/2016

Fund Characteristics

3-Year Alpha -1.33%
3-Year Beta 0.91
3-Year R-Squared 0.97
3-Year Sharpe Ratio 0.38
3-Year Standard Deviation 15.42
Number of Securities 97
Total Assets $637,214,301.00
Wghtd Med Mkt Cap MM$ $3,504.00

Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc., StyleADVISOR

Benchmark:  Russell 2000 Growth IX Tr

as of 03/31/2016

Top Equity Holdings | View all

% of Total Assets
BURLINGTON STORES INC 1.94
VCA INC 1.81
GUIDEWIRE SOFTWARE INC 1.78
CADENCE DESIGN SYSTEMS INC 1.63
ULTIMATE SOFTWARE GROUP INC 1.59
INTERXION HOLDING NV 1.58
CAVIUM INC 1.56
MA COM TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS 1.55
BRUNSWICK CORP 1.55
ETRADE FINANCIAL CORP 1.54

Holdings are subject to change and are not buy/sell recommendations.

as of 03/31/2016

Top Industries

  % of Total Assets
Application Software 9.49
Building Products 6.18
Semiconductors 5.89
Life Sciences Tools & Services 4.59
Health Care Equipment 4.43
Biotechnology 3.70
Pharmaceuticals 3.39
Regional Banks 3.00
Restaurants 2.98
Health Care Facilities 2.98

The holdings are organized according to the Global Industry Classification Standard, which was developed by and is the exclusive property and a service mark of Morgan Stanley Capital International Inc. and Standard & Poor's.

 About risk

Foreign Securities Risk. The Fund's foreign investments may be adversely affected by political and social instability, changes in economic or taxation policies, difficulty in enforcing obligations, decreased liquidity or increased volatility. Foreign investments also involve the risk of the possible seizure, nationalization or expropriation of the issuer or foreign deposits (in which the Fund could lose its entire investments in a certain market) and the possible adoption of foreign governmental restrictions such as exchange controls. Unless the Fund has hedged its foreign securities risk, foreign securities risk also involves the risk of negative foreign currency rate fluctuations, which may cause the value of securities denominated in such foreign currency (or other instruments through which the Fund has exposure to foreign currencies) to decline in value. Currency exchange rates may fluctuate significantly over short periods of time. Currency hedging strategies, if used, are not always successful.

Growth Investing Risk. Growth stocks tend to be more expensive relative to the issuing company's earnings or assets compared with other types of stock. As a result, they tend to be more sensitive to changes in, or investors' expectations of, the issuing company's earnings and can be more volatile.

Initial Public Offerings (IPO) Risk. The prices of IPO securities often fluctuate more than prices of securities of companies with longer trading histories and sometimes experience significant price drops shortly after their initial issuance. In addition, companies offering securities in IPOs may have less experienced management or limited operating histories.

Management Risk. The Fund is actively managed and depends heavily on the Adviser's judgment about markets, interest rates or the attractiveness, relative values, liquidity, or potential appreciation of particular investments made for the Fund's portfolio. The Fund could experience losses if these judgments prove to be incorrect. Additionally, legislative, regulatory, or tax developments may adversely affect management of the Fund and, therefore, the ability of the Fund to achieve its investment objective.

Market Risk. The market values of the Fund's investments, and therefore the value of the Fund's shares, will go up and down, sometimes rapidly or unpredictably. Market risk may affect a single issuer, industry or section of the economy, or it may affect the market as a whole. Individual stock prices tend to go up and down more dramatically than those of certain other types of investments, such as bonds. During a general downturn in the financial markets, multiple asset classes may decline in value. When markets perform well, there can be no assurance that specific investments held by the Fund will rise in value.

REIT Risk/Real Estate Risk. Investments in real estate related instruments may be affected by economic, legal, cultural, environmental or technological factors that affect property values, rents or occupancies of real estate related to the Fund's holdings. Shares of real estate related companies, which tend to be small- and mid-cap companies, may be more volatile and less liquid.

Sector Focus Risk. The Fund may from time to time invest a significant amount of its assets (i.e. over 25%) in one market sector or group of related industries. In this event, the Fund's performance will depend to a greater extent on the overall condition of the sector or group of industries and there is increased risk that the Fund will lose significant value if conditions adversely affect that sector or group of industries.

Small- and Mid-Capitalization Risks. Small- and mid-capitalization companies tend to be more vulnerable to changing market conditions, may have little or no operating history or track record of success, and may have more limited product lines and markets, less experienced management and fewer financial resources than larger companies. These companies' securities may be more volatile and less liquid than those of more established companies, and their returns may vary, sometimes significantly, from the overall securities market.

as of 04/28/2016

VASCX

NAV Change ($)
$8.50 -0.14
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Fund Details

  • Distribution Frequency Annually
  • NASDAQ VASCX
  • WSJ Abrev. N/A
  • CUSIP 00142J214
  • Fund Type Equity
  • Geography Type N/A
  • Inception Date 11/27/2000
  • Fiscal Year End 08/31
  • Min Initial Investment $1,000
  • Subsequent Investment $50
  • Min Initial IRA Investment $250
  • Fund Number 1769
  • Tax ID 36-4353052