On May 25, 2022, the Mutual Fund Board approved changes to the Small Company Variable Portfolio's principal investment strategies, expense limitation agreement and portfolio management team. The Board has appointed Vincent Costa and Gareth Shepherd as new Portfolio Managers on the Portfolio. These changes are effective as of June 1, 2022.
Voya Small Company Portfolio
Tap Into the Opportunity and Long-Term Growth Potential of U.S. Small Cap Companies
The Voya Small Company Portfolio Offers
Opportunistic Stock Selection
Robust Risk Management
|Inception Date||December 27, 1996|
About this Product
- A small cap portfolio of quality companies with strong potential to out-perform their peers, with no static style or factor biases
- Applies machine learning models to evaluate financial, fundamental and ESG characteristics of over 2,000 companies to form a deep, holistic view of each stock (without emotional biases)
- Team has more than a decade working together, focused on delivering consistent outperformance with low correlation to most investment strategies
The Fund seeks growth of capital primarily through investment in a diversified portfolio of common stock of companies with smaller market capitalizations.
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Average Annual Total Returns %
As of February 28, 2023
As of December 31, 2022
|Most Recent Month End||YTD||1 YR||3 YR||5 YR||10 YR||Expense Ratios|
|Net Asset Value||+8.33||-5.09||+10.27||+4.61||+8.81||0.99%||0.90%|
|With Sales Charge||+8.33||-5.09||+10.27||+4.61||+8.81|
|Net Asset Value||-16.68||-16.68||+2.40||+2.66||+8.69||0.99%||0.90%|
|With Sales Charge||-16.68||-16.68||+2.40||+2.66||+8.69|
|Russell 2000 Index||+7.89||-6.02||+10.08||+6.01||+9.06||—||—|
|Russell 2000 Index||-20.44||-20.44||+3.10||+4.13||+9.01||—||—|
Inception Date - Class I:December 27, 1996
Current Maximum Sales Charge: 0.00%
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 Portfolio. 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 Portfolio's prospectus for more information. The expense limits will continue through at least 2023-05-01. Expenses are being waived to the contractual cap.
The Russell 2000 Index is an unmanaged index that measures the performance of securities of smaller U.S. companies. The Index does not reflect fees, brokerage commissions, taxes or other expenses of investing. Investors cannot invest directly in an index.
Past performance does not guarantee future results.
As of February 28, 2023
|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.
The ratio of portfolio returns in excess of a market index to the variability of those excess returns; in effect, information ratio describes the value added by active management in relation to the risk taken to achieve those returns.
Growth of a $10,000 Investment
For the period 03/31/2013 through 02/28/2023
Ending Value: $23,255.00
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 February 28, 2023
|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.
|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, 2023
|iShares Russell 2000 ETF||1.96|
|Element Solutions, Inc.||1.83|
|Watts Water Technologies, Inc.||1.56|
|Old Republic International Corp.||1.50|
|Sensient Technologies Corp.||1.32|
|First BanCorp. Puerto Rico||1.31|
|AGNC Investment Corp.||1.13|
|World Fuel Services Corp.||1.13|
|Steven Madden Ltd.||1.10|
as of February 28, 2023
% of Total Investments as of February 28, 2023
|Not Classified - Mutual Fund||1.97|
Information provided is not a recommendation to buy or sell any security. Portfolio data is subject to daily change.
Payment Frequency: Semi-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.
|Long-Term Capital Gain||05/12/2022||05/13/2022||05/11/2022||$1.982400|
|Short-Term Capital Gain||05/12/2022||05/13/2022||05/11/2022||$2.788200|
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
Gareth Shepherd, PhD, CFA
Co-head of Machine Intelligence, Portfolio Manager
Years of Experience: 25
Years with Voya: 3
Vincent Costa, CFA
Chief Investment Officer, NY Equities
Years of Experience: 38
Years with Voya: 17
Russell Shtern, CFA
Years of Experience: 23
Years with Voya: 1
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 Smaller-Sized Companies may entail greater volatility and less liquidity than larger companies. The Portfolio may use Derivatives, such as options and futures, which can be illiquid, may disproportionately increase losses and have a potentially large impact on Portfolio performance. Other risks of the Portfolio include but are not limited to: Company; Currency; Growth Investing; Investment Model; Liquidity; Market; Other Investment Companies Risks; Price Volatility; Real Estate Companies and Real Estate Investment Trusts (“REITs”); Securities Lending and Value Investing Risks. Investors should consult the Portfolio's Prospectus and Statement of Additional Information for a more detailed discussion of the Portfolio's risks.
An investment in the Portfolio is not a bank deposit and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Board or any other government agency.