Voya MidCap Opportunities Fund
Seeking a More Favorable Risk/Return Trade-off
Mid-Caps have historically delivered stronger returns than both large- and small caps but remain an under-utilized asset class
The Voya MidCap Opportunities Fund Offers
Identifying underappreciated companies
Historically strong risk-adjusted returns
The Voya MidCap Opportunities Fund Has Outperformed Across Various Market Cycles
Source: Morningstar®, Inc., as of 12/31/17.
Excludes sales charges. If sales charges and taxes had been included, the value would have been lower. An index does not reflect fees, brokerage commissions, taxes or other expenses of investing.
Investors cannot directly invest in an index.
The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results.
The Voya Difference
- Identifying underappreciated growth companies
A focus on finding companies in the sweet spot of growth investing where business momentum, valuation, and market recognition intersect.
- Research-intensive process
Company-by-company fundamental research aims to identify underappreciated growth stocks through in-depth financial analysis.
- Historically strong risk-adjusted returns
Intensive fundamental research has generated strong returns while disciplined risk management has provided historically low relative volatility.
|Inception Date||August 20, 1998|
|Min. Initial Investment||$1,000.00|
About this Product
- Invests primarily in stocks of mid-sized U.S. companies with above average prospects for growth and which fall within the range of companies in the Russell Midcap® Growth Index
- Fundamentals-based stock selection seeks companies with positive business momentum, market recognition, and valuations with upside potential
- Provides investors with access to the underutilized MidCap asset class
The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation.
Portfolio Management Team
Voya Investments, LLC
Voya Investment Management Co. LLC
Jeffrey R Bianchi, CFA
Head of Growth and Portfolio Manager
Years of Experience: 25
Years with Voya: 25
Chief Investment Officer, Equities
Years of Experience: 33
Years with Voya: 15
Average Annual Total Returns %
As of February 28, 2019
As of December 31, 2018
|Most Recent Month End||YTD||1 YR||3 YR||5 YR||10 YR||Expense Ratios|
|Net Asset Value||+14.14||+2.93||+14.10||+8.13||+16.63||1.26%||1.26%|
|With Sales Charge||+7.59||-2.99||+11.88||+6.85||+15.94|
|Net Asset Value||-8.01||-8.01||+6.95||+5.79||+13.61||1.26%||1.26%|
|With Sales Charge||-13.28||-13.28||+4.85||+4.55||+12.94|
|Russell Midcap Growth Index||+18.03||+9.85||+17.20||+10.18||+18.52||—||—|
|Russell Midcap Growth Index||-4.75||-4.75||+8.59||+7.42||+15.12||—||—|
Inception Date - Class A:August 20, 1998
Current Maximum Sales Charge: 5.75%
The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance information shown. The investment return and principal value of an investment in the Portfolio will fluctuate, so that your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. See above "Average Annual Total Returns %" for performance information current to the most recent month-end.
Returns for the other share classes will vary due to different charges and expenses. Performance assumes reinvestment of distributions and does not account for taxes.
Total investment return at net asset value has been calculated assuming a purchase at net asset value at the beginning of the period and a sale at net asset value at the end of the period; and assumes reinvestment of dividends, capital gain distributions and return of capital distributions/allocations, if any, in accordance with the provisions of the dividend reinvestment plan. Net asset value equals total Fund assets net of Fund expenses such as operating costs and management fees. Total investment return at net asset value is not annualized for periods less than one year.
The Adviser has contractually agreed to limit expenses of the Fund. This expense limitation agreement excludes interest, taxes, investment-related costs, leverage expenses, and extraordinary expenses and may be subject to possible recoupment. Please see the Fund's prospectus for more information. The expense limits will continue through at least 2019-10-01. The Fund is operating under the contractual expense limits.
The Russell Midcap Growth Index is an unmanaged index that measures the performance of those companies included in the Russell Midcap Index with relatively higher price-to-book ratios and higher forecasted growth values. The Index does not reflect fees, brokerage commissions, taxes or other expenses of investing. Investors cannot invest directly in an index.
Returns Based Statistics
As of February 28, 2019
|3 Year||5 Year||10 Year|
A measure of the degree to which an individual probability value varies from the distribution mean. The higher the number, the greater the risk.
The sensitivity of a portfolio's returns to changes in the return of the market as measured by the index or benchmark that represents the market. A portfolio with a beta of 1.0 behaves exactly like the index. A beta less than 1.0 suggests lower risk than the index, while a beta greater than 1.0 indicates a risk level higher than the index.
The proportion of the variation in a portfolio's returns that can be explained by the variability of the returns of an index. High R-squared (close to 1.0) is usually consistent with broad diversification.
A measure of risk-adjusted performance; alpha reflects the difference between a portfolio's actual return and the return that could be expected give its risk as measured by beta.
A risk-adjusted measure calculated using standard deviation and excess return to determine reward per unit of risk. The higher the Sharpe ratio, the better the portfolio's historical risk-adjusted performance.
Calendar Year Returns %
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Returns are shown in %. These figures are for the year ended December 31 of each year. They do not reflect sales charges and would be lower if they did. The bar chart above shows the Fund's annual returns and long-term performance, and illustrates the variability of the Fund’s returns.
As of February 28, 2019
|Net Assets millions|
The per-share dollar amount of the fund, calculated by dividing the total value of all the securities in its portfolio, less any liabilities, by the number of fund shares outstanding.
|Number of Holdings|
Number of Holdings:
Number of Holdings in the investment.
|P/E next 12 months|
P/E (next 12 months) calculates the price of a stock divided by its earnings per share.
|P/B trailing 12 months|
Price to book ratio (trailing 12 month) calculates the ratio of a stock’s price to its book value.
|Weighted Average Market Cap millions|
Weighted Average Market Cap:
Weighted Average Market Capitalization is the value of a corporation as determined by the market price of its issued and outstanding common stock.
|EPS Growth (3-5 Year Estimate)|
EPS Growth (3-5 Year Estimate):
The portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock. EPS growth serves as an indicator of a company's profitability.
Active Share is a measure of the percentage of stock holdings in a manager's portfolio that differ from the benchmark index.
|Price to Cash Flow|
Price to Cash Flow:
The ratio of a stock’s price to its cash flow per share. The price-to-cash flow ratio is an indicator of a stock’s valuation
ROA is an indicator of how profitable a company is relative to its total assets. ROA gives an idea as to how efficient management is at using its assets to generate earnings.
% of Total Investments as of February 28, 2019
|O'Reilly Automotive, Inc.||2.78|
|Lam Research Corp.||2.34|
|Edwards Lifesciences Corp.||2.14|
|Dominos Pizza, Inc.||2.08|
|Maxim Integrated Products||2.06|
% of Total Investments as of February 28, 2019
Information provided is not a recommendation to buy or sell any security. Portfolio data is subject to daily change.
Payment Frequency: Annually
Date on which a stock begins trading without the benefit of the dividend. Typically, a stock’s price moves up by the dollar amount of the dividend as the ex-dividend date approaches, then falls by the amount of the dividend after that date.
Date on which a declared stock dividend or a bond interest payment is scheduled to be paid.
Date on which a shareholder must officially own shares in order to be entitled to a dividend. After the date of record, the stock is said to be ex-dividend.
|Short-Term Capital Gain||12/14/2018||12/17/2018||12/13/2018||$0.944200|
|Long-Term Capital Gain||12/14/2018||12/17/2018||12/13/2018||$2.985600|
Income Dividend: Payout to shareholders of interest, dividends, or other income received by the Fund, net of operating expenses. By law, all such income must be distributed to shareholders, who may choose to take the money in cash or reinvest it in more shares of the Fund.
Short-Term Capital Gain: The profit realized from the sale of securities held for less than one year.
Long-Term Capital Gain: Gain on the sale of a security where the holding period was 12 months or more and the profit was subject to the long-term capital gains tax.
All investing involves risks of fluctuating prices and the uncertainties of rates of return and yield inherent in investing. Foreign Investing does pose special risks including currency fluctuation, economic and political risks not found in investments that are solely domestic. Investing in stocks of Mid-Sized Companies may entail greater volatility and less liquidity than larger companies. The Fund may use Derivatives, such as options and futures, which can be illiquid, may disproportionately increase losses and have a potentially large impact on Fund performance. Other risks of the Fund include but are not limited to: Growth Investing Risks; Market Trends Risks; Other Investment Companies Risks; Price Volatility Risks; Inability to Sell Securities Risks; Securities Lending Risks; and Portfolio Turnover Risks. Investors should consult the Fund's Prospectus and Statement of Additional Information for a more detailed discussion of the Fund's risks.
The Russell Midcap Growth Index is an unmanaged index that measures the performance of those companies included in the Russell Midcap Index with relatively higher price-to- book ratios and higher forecasted growth values. The Index does not reflect fees, brokerage commissions, taxes or other expenses of investing. Russell 1000 Index measures the performance of the large-cap segment of the U.S. equity universe. It is a subset of the Russell 3000 Index and includes approximately 1,000 of the largest securities based on a combination of the market cap and current index membership. Russell 2000 Index measures the performance of the smallcap segment of the U.S. equity universe. The Russell 2000 Index is a a subset of the Russell 3000 Index. It includes approximately 2,000 of the smallest securities based on a combination of the market cap and current index membership. Investors cannot invest directly in an index.