Voya SmallCap Opportunities Fund
Focusing on High-Quality Companies with Sustainable Growth Trends
Small companies typically grow faster than large companies — and some may even become the blue chips of the future.
The Voya SmallCap Opportunities Fund Offers
Focus on consistency
|Inception Date||June 5, 1995|
|Min. Initial Investment||$1,000.00|
About this Product
- A small cap growth portfolio comprised of common stocks from smaller, lesser-known U.S. companies that fall within the range of the Russell 2000® Growth Index
- Seeks companies selling at reasonable cash flow multiples
- Robust investment process balances quantitative screening, fundamental research, and targeted economic sector analysis
- The focus of company analysis and selection is focuses on prospects for continuing bottom-line growth, balance sheet strength, and cash flow characteristics
The Fund seeks capital appreciation.
Average Annual Total Returns %
As of April 30, 2020
As of March 31, 2020
|Most Recent Month End||YTD||1 YR||3 YR||5 YR||10 YR||Expense Ratios|
|Net Asset Value||-15.06||-12.38||-0.94||+2.30||+8.33||1.37%||1.37%|
|With Sales Charge||-19.95||-17.41||-2.88||+1.10||+7.69|
|Net Asset Value||-26.48||-21.72||-5.17||-0.93||+7.17||1.37%||1.37%|
|With Sales Charge||-30.71||-26.22||-7.02||-2.10||+6.54|
|Russell 2000 Growth Index||-14.71||-9.22||+4.21||+5.19||+9.96||—||—|
|Russell 2000 Growth Index||-25.76||-18.58||+0.10||+1.70||+8.89||—||—|
Inception Date - Class A:June 5, 1995
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 2020-10-01. The Fund is operating under the contractual expense limits.
The Russell 2000 Growth Index is an unmanaged index that measures the performance of smaller U.S. companies with greater-than-average growth orientation. 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 April 30, 2020
|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.
Growth of a $10,000 Investment
For the period 05/31/2010 through 04/30/2020
Ending Value: $22,265.00
The performance quoted in the "Growth of a $10,000 Investment" chart represents past performance. Performance shown is without sales charges; had sales charges been deducted, performance would have been less. Ending value includes reinvestment of distributions.
As of April 30, 2020
|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 April 30, 2020
|Trex Co., Inc.||1.45|
|Generac Holdings, Inc.||1.38|
|Helen of Troy Ltd.||1.33|
|j2 Global, Inc.||1.33|
|EMCOR Group, Inc.||1.15|
% of Total Investments as of April 30, 2020
Information provided is not a recommendation to buy or sell any security. Portfolio data is subject to daily change.
No distributions paid in the last 12 months.
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.
Portfolio Management Team
Voya Investments, LLC
Voya Investment Management Co. LLC
Joseph Basset, CFA
Equity Analyst and Portfolio Manager
Years of Experience: 23
Years with Voya: 15
Head of Small Cap and Portfolio Manager
Years of Experience: 25
Years with Voya: 14
All investing involves risks of fluctuating prices and the uncertainties of rates of return and yield inherent in investing. In exchange for higher growth potential, investing in stocks of Smaller Companies may entail greater price volatility and less liquidity than investing in stocks of larger companies. Other risks of the Fund include but are not limited to: Company; Growth Investing; Investment Model; Market Trends; Other Investment Companies; and Securities Lending Risks. Investors should consult the Fund's Prospectus and Statement of Additional Information for a more detailed discussion of the Fund's risks.
On March 23, 2020, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued an order providing registered funds with temporary flexibility with respect to borrowing. In connection with this order, on March 30, 2020, the Fund’s Board of Trustees (the “Board”) approved a policy permitting the Fund to deviate from its fundamental policy with respect to borrowing (as set forth in the Fund’s Statement of Additional Information under the section titled “Fundamental and Non‐Fundamental Investment Restrictions”) for the period from March 30, 2020 until June 30, 2020 (unless extended by the Board upon any extension of the order by the SEC).
During this time, the Fund may borrow money in an amount of up to 331/3% of the Fund’s total assets to meet short‐term needs, such as in connection with redemptions. The Fund incurs interest and other expenses when it borrows money. Borrowing creates leverage, which may increase expenses and increase the impact of the Fund’s other risks. The use of leverage may exaggerate any increase or decrease in the Fund’s net asset value causing the Fund to be more volatile than a fund that does not borrow.