Voya SMID Cap Growth Fund - Class A

Class A: VGROX
Class I: VSMDX
Class R6: VSGRX
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Voya SMID Cap Growth Fund

Tap into the long-term growth potential of small to mid-sized U.S. companies.

Daily Prices

as of December 12, 2018

Net Asset Value (NAV)$10.20
% Change+1.09
$ Change+0.11
YTD Return-8.60%

Product Facts

Ticker SymbolVGROX
CUSIP92913K546
Inception DateDecember 6, 2016
Dividends PaidAnnually
Min. Initial Investment$1,000.00

About this Product

  • A SMID cap growth portfolio comprised of common stocks from small to mid-size, lesser-known companies that fall within the range of the Russell 2500 Growth Index.
  • Robust investment process balances quantitative screening, fundamental research, and targeted economic sector analysis.
  • Company analysis and selection focuses on prospects for continuing bottom-line growth, balance sheet strength, and cash flow characteristics

Investment Objective

The Fund seeks capital appreciation.

Management Team

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Portfolio Management Team

Voya Investments, LLC

Investment Adviser

Voya Investments, LLC., serves as the investment adviser to each of the Funds. Voya Investments has overall responsibility for the management of the Funds. Voya Investments provides or oversees all investment advisory and portfolio management services for each Fund, and assists in managing and supervising all aspects of the general day-to-day business activities and operations of the Funds, including custodial, transfer agency, dividend disbursing, accounting, auditing, compliance and related services. The Investment Adviser may, from time to time, directly manage a portion of the Fund’s assets to seek to manage the Fund’s overall risk exposure to achieve the Fund’s desired risk/return profile and to effect the Fund’s investment strategies. The Investment Adviser may invest in futures and exchange-traded funds to implement its investment process.

Voya Investment Management Co. LLC

Investment Sub-Adviser

Voya Investment Management Co. LLC (“Voya IM” or “Sub-Adviser”), a Delaware limited liability company, was founded in 1972 and is registered with the SEC as an investment adviser. Voya IM is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Voya Financial, Inc. and is an affiliate of the Adviser. Voya IM has acted as adviser or sub-adviser to mutual funds since 1994 and has managed institutional accounts since 1972. The principal office of Voya IM is located at 230 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10169. As of December 31, 2016, Voya IM managed approximately $86.4 billion in assets.
Joseph Basset

Joseph Basset, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Managed Fund since 2016

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Joseph Basset is an analyst on the small cap team at Voya Investment Management covering the industrials, energy, materials and utilities sectors. He also is a portfolio manager for the small cap and SMID cap strategies. Prior to joining the firm, Joe taught economics and finance at the university level for eight years. He also covered semiconductor, information technology and communication equipment companies for Banc One and One Group Technology Fund. Joe received a BA in economics from Tulane University and an MBA and ABD in finance from the University of Texas. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
James Hasso

James Hasso

Portfolio Manager

Managed Fund since 2016

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James Hasso serves as the head of the small cap team and a portfolio manager for the small cap and SMID cap strategies at Voya Investment Management. Previously at the firm, James also covered the financial-related sectors as an analyst. Prior to joining the firm, Jim worked at First Investors Corporation, Valenzuela Capital Partners, Mitchell Hutchins Asset Management and Spears, Benzak, Salomon & Farrell in research analyst/associate portfolio manager capacities. He received a BA in economics from Lehman College and an MBA in finance from Fordham University.

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Performance

Average Annual Total Returns %

As of November 30, 2018

As of September 30, 2018

Most Recent Month EndMost Recent Quarter EndMost Recent Month EndMost Recent Quarter End
Most Recent Month EndYTD1 YR3 YR5 YR10 YRInceptionExpense Ratios
GrossNet
Net Asset Value-3.14-2.84+6.873.79%1.22%
With Sales Charge-8.70-8.46+3.73
Net Asset Value+7.71+13.55+13.993.79%1.22%
With Sales Charge+1.52+7.03+10.34
Russell 2500 Growth Index+3.80+4.08+13.42
Russell 2500 Growth Index+15.78+23.13+21.85

Inception Date - Class A:December 6, 2016

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.

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 12/06/2016 through 11/30/2018

Ending Value: $11,410.00

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.

Portfolio

Portfolio Statistics

As of November 30, 2018

Net Assets millions
Net Assets:

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.

$3.5
Number of Holdings
Number of Holdings:

Number of Holdings in the investment.

123
P/E next 12 months
P/E:

P/E (next 12 months) calculates the price of a stock divided by its earnings per share.

22.99
P/B trailing 12 months
P/B:

Price to book ratio (trailing 12 month) calculates the ratio of a stock’s price to its book value.

6.37
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.

$6,424.9
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.

16.76
Active Share
Active Share:

Active Share is a measure of the percentage of stock holdings in a manager's portfolio that differ from the benchmark index.

77.34
PEG Ratio1.46
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

21.09
ROA %
ROA:

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.

4.41
Total

Top Holdings

% of Total Investments as of November 30, 2018

Vail Resorts, Inc.1.56
iShares Russell 2000 Growth ETF1.53
WellCare Health Plans, Inc.1.49
Ultimate Software Group, Inc./The1.35
SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc.1.34
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp.1.32
PTC, Inc.1.31
Euronet Worldwide, Inc.1.29
Avery Dennison Corp.1.27
Crown Holdings, Inc.1.26
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Portfolio Composition

as of November 30, 2018

Stocks94.95
Other2.57
Short Terms2.48
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Sector Weightings

% of Total Investments as of November 30, 2018

Information Technology22.66
Health Care22.37
Industrials19.18
Consumer Discretionary13.52
Financials7.97
Materials5.96
Not Classified - Mutual Fund2.64
Communication Services2.34
Real Estate1.82
Energy1.54
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Information provided is not a recommendation to buy or sell any security. Portfolio data is subject to daily change.

Distributions

Distributions

Payment Frequency: Annually

Ex-Date
Ex-Date:

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.

Payable Date
Payable Date:

Date on which a declared stock dividend or a bond interest payment is scheduled to be paid.

Record Date
Record Date:

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.

Amount
Short-Term Capital Gain12/15/201712/18/201712/14/2017$0.611300
Totals: $0.611300

Ratings

Morningstar™ Ratings

As of November 30, 2018

No Morningstar™ ratings are currently available for this share class.

Disclosures

Principal Risks

Investment Risks: You could lose money on an investment in the Fund. Any of the following risks, among others, could affect Fund performance or cause the Fund to lose money or to underperform: Company: The price of a company’s stock could decline or underperform. Foreign Investing poses special risks including currency fluctuation, economic and political risks not found in investments that are solely domestic.Growth stocks may be more volatile than value stocks due to their relatively high valuations, and growth investing may fall out of favor with investors. Investing in stocks of Small- and Mid-Sized Companies may entail greater volatility and less liquidity than larger companies. Because the Fund may invest in Other Investment Companies, you may pay a proportionate share of the expenses of that other investment company, in addition to the expenses of the Fund. Risks of the REIT's are similar to those associated with direct ownership of Real Estate, such as changes in real estate values and property taxes, interest rates, cash flow of underlying real estate assets, supply and demand, and the management skill and credit worthiness of the issuer. Other risks of the Fund include but are not limited to: Currency, Investment Model, Liquidity, Market, Securities Lending. Investors should consult the Fund's Prospectus and Statement of Additional Information for a more detailed discussion of the Fund's risks.