• Overview

    Category
    Domestic Equity

    Hennessy Cornerstone Mid Cap 30 Fund

    Quantitatively managed, the Fund maintains a concentrated portfolio of mid-cap companies.

    Investor

    HFMDX

    Institutional

    HIMDX

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    Why Invest

    • Concentrated portfolio of purely mid-cap stocks
    • Quantitatively-driven, repeatable investment process
    • Focus on undervalued companies that have proven sales and earnings growth

    Investment Criteria

    The Hennessy Cornerstone Mid Cap 30 Fund utilizes a quantitative formula to identify a concentrated portfolio of 30 domestic, common stocks with the highest one-year price appreciation that also meet the following criteria:

    1. Market capitalization between $1 and $10 billion
    2. Price-to-sales ratio below 1.5
    3. Annual earnings higher than the previous year
    4. Positive stock price appreciation over the past three- and six-month periods

    Portfolio Managers

    • Neil J. Hennessy
      Chief Market Strategist and Portfolio Manager
      • 19
        Years on Fund
      • 42
        Years of Experience
    • Ryan C. Kelley
      Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager
      • 5
        Years on Fund
      • 26
        Years of Experience
    • L. Joshua Wein, CAIA
      Portfolio Manager
      • 3
        Years on Fund
      • 25
        Years of Experience

    “Sitting in the ‘sweet spot’ of the market, we believe mid-caps present a compelling investment opportunity.”

    - Ryan Kelley

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  • Performance

    Daily Pricing & Performance

    as of 1/25/22
    • Investor Class (HFMDX)
      • NAV

        $18.69

      • $ Change

        -$0.05

      • % Change

        -0.27%

      • YTD

        -4.69%

    • Institutional Class (HIMDX)
      • NAV

        $19.54

      • $ Change

        -$0.05

      • % Change

        -0.26%

      • YTD

        -4.68%

    Average Annualized Total Return

    as of 12/31/21
    Name 1 Mo YTD 1 yr 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr Since Inception (9/17/03)
    Investor Class (HFMDX) 3.41% 27.22% 27.22% 22.02% 11.07% 11.91% 10.81%
    Institutional Class (HIMDX) 3.42% 27.76% 27.76% 22.44% 11.48% 12.29% 11.10%
    Russell Midcap® Index 4.08% 22.58% 22.58% 23.29% 15.10% 14.91% 11.61%
    S&P 500® Index 4.48% 28.71% 28.71% 26.07% 18.47% 16.55% 10.96%

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    as of 12/31/21
    Name QTR YTD 1 yr 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr Since Inception (9/17/03)
    Investor Class (HFMDX) 7.07% 27.22% 27.22% 22.02% 11.07% 11.91% 10.81%
    Institutional Class (HIMDX) 7.20% 27.76% 27.76% 22.44% 11.48% 12.29% 11.10%
    Russell Midcap® Index 6.44% 22.58% 22.58% 23.29% 15.10% 14.91% 11.61%
    S&P 500® Index 11.03% 28.71% 28.71% 26.07% 18.47% 16.55% 10.96%

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    Hypothetical Growth of $10,000

    as of 12/31/2021

    Value of $10,000 invested between 12/31/2020 and 12/31/2021

    Cornerstone Mid Cap 30 Fund (HFMDX) $12,722
    Cornerstone Mid Cap 30 Fund (HIMDX) $12,776
    Russell Midcap® Index $12,258
    S&P 500® Index $12,871

    Value of $10,000 invested between 12/31/2018 and 12/31/2021

    Cornerstone Mid Cap 30 Fund (HFMDX) $18,168
    Cornerstone Mid Cap 30 Fund (HIMDX) $18,354
    Russell Midcap® Index $18,739
    S&P 500® Index $20,037

    Value of $10,000 invested between 12/31/2016 and 12/31/2021

    Cornerstone Mid Cap 30 Fund (HFMDX) $16,906
    Cornerstone Mid Cap 30 Fund (HIMDX) $17,219
    Russell Midcap® Index $20,197
    S&P 500® Index $23,341

    Value of $10,000 invested between 12/31/2011 and 12/31/2021

    Cornerstone Mid Cap 30 Fund (HFMDX) $30,816
    Cornerstone Mid Cap 30 Fund (HIMDX) $31,877
    Russell Midcap® Index $40,124
    S&P 500® Index $46,258

    Value of $10,000 invested between 9/17/2003 and 12/31/2021

    Cornerstone Mid Cap 30 Fund (HFMDX) $65,355
    Cornerstone Mid Cap 30 Fund (HIMDX) $68,572
    Russell Midcap® Index $74,553
    S&P 500® Index $67,039

    This data illustrates the performance of a hypothetical $10,000 investment made in the Fund for the period noted, and it assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. This chart does not imply future performance.

    Calendar Year Total Returns

      2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
    Investor Class (HFMDX)
    14.10 29.63 16.44 0.02 5.82 20.51 -22.78 15.76 23.37 27.22
    Institutional Class (HIMDX)
    14.54 30.06 16.75 0.23 6.20 20.96 -22.44 16.02 23.82 27.76
    Russell Midcap® Index
    17.28 34.76 13.22 -2.44 13.80 18.52 -9.06 30.54 17.10 22.58
    S&P 500® Index
    16.00 32.39 13.69 1.38 11.96 21.83 -4.38 31.49 18.40 28.71
    Year
    Investor Class (HFMDX)
    Institutional Class (HIMDX)
    Russell Midcap® Index
    S&P 500® Index
    2011 4.05% 4.42% -1.55% 2.11%
    2010 27.26% 27.82% 25.48% 15.06%
    2009 24.67% 25.13% 40.48% 26.46%
    2008 -33.10% -32.92% -41.46% -37.00%
    2007 6.69% 6.69% 5.60% 5.49%
    2006 11.91% 11.91% 15.26% 15.79%
    2005 32.74% 32.74% 12.65% 4.91%
    2004 14.10% 14.10% 20.22% 10.88%

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    Returns-Based Statistics
    Relative to Russell Midcap® Index

    as of 12/31/21
    Investor Class (HFMDX)
    Type 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr
    Alpha -5.16 -5.66 -4.01
    Beta 1.28 1.24 1.15
    Upside Capture 104.59 97.80 95.40
    Downside Capture 115.61 118.74 111.45
    Institutional Class (HIMDX)
    Type 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr
    Alpha -4.79 -5.27 -3.66
    Beta 1.27 1.23 1.14
    Upside Capture 105.01 98.53 96.24
    Downside Capture 114.57 117.75 110.50

    Alpha measures the fund’s excess return relative to the return of the benchmark. Beta measures the volatility of the fund compared to that of the benchmark. The beta of the benchmark is 1.00. Capture ratios measure the fund’s overall performance in up markets (positive return periods) and down markets (negative return periods).

    Sharpe Ratio

    as of 12/31/21
    Type 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr
    Investor Class (HFMDX) 0.82 0.52 0.66
    Institutional Class (HIMDX) 0.84 0.53 0.68
    Russell Midcap® Index 1.08 0.82 0.97
    Mid-Cap Blend Category Average 0.96 0.68 0.83

    Sharpe Ratio is a measure of risk-adjusted return, reflecting the average return earned in excess of the risk-free rate per unit of volatility.

    Standard Deviation

    as of 12/31/21
    Type 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr
    Investor Class (HFMDX) 28.50 23.88 19.02
    Institutional Class (HIMDX) 28.47 23.85 19.01
    Russell Midcap® Index 20.84 17.85 14.87
    Mid-Cap Blend Category Average 20.76 17.82 14.92

    Standard deviation is a statistical measure of the historical volatility of a mutual fund or portfolio.

    Fund Expenses

    • Investor Class (HFMDX)
      • Gross expense ratio

        1.37%

    • Institutional Class (HIMDX)
      • Gross expense ratio

        1.01%

    Performance data quoted represents past performance; past performance does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance of the fund may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.

    The performance shown for Institutional Class shares / HIMDX prior to 3/3/08 represents the performance of Investor Class shares of the Fund and includes expenses that are not applicable to and are higher than those of Institutional Class shares.

    Each Morningstar category average represents a universe of funds with similar objectives. The Morningstar Style Box reveals the fund's investment style as of 12/31/21. The vertical axis shows the market capitalization of the stocks owned and the horizontal axis shows investment style (value, blend, or growth). ©Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    The Russell Midcap® Index is an unmanaged index commonly used to measure the performance of U.S. medium-capitalization stocks. The S&P 500® Index is an unmanaged index commonly used to measure the performance of U.S. stocks. One cannot invest directly in an index.

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    Fund holdings and sector allocations are subject to change and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell any security.

  • Portfolio

    Portfolio Characteristics

    as of 12/31/21
    Inception Date (HFMDX) 9/17/03
    Inception Date (HIMDX) 3/3/08
    Total Fund Assets $382 Million
    Active Share vs. Russell Midcap® Index 99%
    Portfolio Turnover 100%
    Median Market Cap $5.3 Billion
    Median Price/Earnings 10.1x
    Median Price/Book 1.9x
    Median Price/Sales 0.6x

    Price/Earnings measures a stock’s price per share compared to earnings. Price/Book measures a stock’s price per share to book value. Price/Sales measures a stock’s price per share to revenue. Portfolio Turnover, Price/Earnings, and Price/Sales shown reflect the trailing 12-month period.

    Sector Weighting

    as of 12/31/21
    Fund Russell Midcap® Index Difference
    Consumer Discretionary 32.6% 12.4% +20.2%
    Energy 18.2% 3.8% +14.4%
    Materials 11.4% 5.5% +5.9%
    Industrials 10.9% 15.3% -4.4%
    Consumer Staples 10.8% 3.4% +7.4%
    Financials 9.7% 12.3% -2.6%
    Information Technology 3.9% 19.4% -15.6%
    Utilities 0.0% 4.7% -4.7%
    Health Care 0.0% 11.2% -11.2%
    Communication Services 0.0% 3.6% -3.6%
    Real Estate 0.0% 8.4% -8.4%
    Cash & Other 2.5%

    Portfolio Holdings

    Top 10 Holdings

    as of 12/31/21
    Top 10 Holdings Ticker % of Net Assets
    ArcBest Corp. ARCB 4.4%
    Alcoa Corp. AA 4.3%
    Jabil, Inc. JBL 3.9%
    BJ's Wholesale Club Holdings BJ 3.8%
    Commercial Metals Co. CMC 3.7%
    Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. GT 3.7%
    Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. SPB 3.6%
    Group 1 Automotive, Inc. GPI 3.6%
    First American Financial Corp. FAF 3.5%
    United Natural Foods, Inc. UNFI 3.5%
    Total as % of Net Assets 37.9%

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    Total Holdings: 29

    as of 12/31/21
    Equity Holdings Ticker % of Net Assets
    ArcBest Corp. ARCB 4.4%
    Alcoa Corp. AA 4.3%
    Jabil, Inc. JBL 3.9%
    BJ's Wholesale Club Holdings BJ 3.8%
    Commercial Metals Co. CMC 3.7%
    Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. GT 3.7%
    Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. SPB 3.6%
    Group 1 Automotive, Inc. GPI 3.6%
    First American Financial Corp. FAF 3.5%
    United Natural Foods, Inc. UNFI 3.5%
    Olin Corp. OLN 3.4%
    Academy Sports & Outdoors, Inc. ASO 3.4%
    Penske Automotive Group, Inc. PAG 3.3%
    Macy's, Inc. M 3.3%
    WESCO International, Inc. WCC 3.3%
    PVH Corp. PVH 3.2%
    HollyFrontier Corp. HFC 3.2%
    Ryder System, Inc. R 3.2%
    AutoNation, Inc. AN 3.2%
    NOV, Inc. NOV 3.2%
    Mr. Cooper Group, Inc. COOP 3.1%
    Dillard's, Inc. DDS 3.1%
    Old Republic International Corp. ORI 3.1%
    Plains All American Pipeline, LP PAA 3.1%
    Green Plains, Inc. GPRE 3.1%
    Abercrombie & Fitch Co. ANF 2.9%
    Antero Resources Corp. AR 2.9%
    Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. ABG 2.9%
    Peabody Energy Corp. BTU 2.8%
    Total as % of Net Assets 97.5%
    Cash & Other Holdings % of Net Assets
    Cash & Other 2.5%
    Total as % of Net Assets 2.5%

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    Country Allocation

    as of 12/31/21
    • United States

      97.5%

    • Cash & Other

      2.5%

    United States 97.5%
    Cash & Other 2.5%
  • Distributions

    The Hennessy Cornerstone Mid Cap 30 Fund pays capital gains (if any) once annually, usually in December. Ordinary income distributions (if any) are paid annually, usually in December.

    Date Paid Income Short-Term Gain Long-Term Gain Total Per Share Reinvest Price
    12/29/2021 $0.33969 -- -- $0.33969 $19.71
    12/07/2018 -- $0.15008 $4.34596 $4.49604 $11.60
    12/07/2017 -- -- $3.66211 $3.66211 $19.17
    12/07/2016 -- -- $0.12486 $0.12486 $20.31
    12/29/2015 $0.02570 -- -- $0.02570 $18.93
    12/09/2015 -- $0.14238 -- $0.14238 $19.13
    12/08/2014 -- -- $1.13945 $1.13945 $18.68
    12/31/2013 $0.01748 -- -- $0.01748 $17.04
    12/10/2013 $0.03064 -- $1.26111 $1.29175 $16.81
    12/31/2012 $0.18367 -- -- $0.18367 $14.17
    11/29/2007 -- $0.10246 $1.91402 $2.01648 $11.19
    11/28/2006 -- -- $0.09968 $0.09968 $12.40
    11/17/2005 -- -- $1.61196 $1.61196 $11.12

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    Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

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    Date Paid Income Short-Term Gain Long-Term Gain Total Per Share Reinvest Price
    12/29/2021 $0.35150 -- -- $0.35150 $20.60
    12/07/2018 -- $0.15336 $4.44097 $4.59433 $11.99
    12/07/2017 -- -- $3.77322 $3.77322 $19.68
    12/07/2016 -- -- $0.12776 $0.12776 $20.78
    12/29/2015 $0.06342 -- -- $0.06342 $19.31
    12/09/2015 -- $0.14547 -- $0.14547 $19.55
    12/08/2014 -- -- $1.16167 $1.16167 $19.04
    12/31/2013 $0.06065 -- -- $0.06065 $17.33
    12/10/2013 $0.03064 -- $1.26111 $1.29175 $17.13
    12/31/2012 $0.23557 -- -- $0.23557 $14.38

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  • Fund Documents

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    Cornerstone Mid Cap 30 Fund Documents
    Fact Sheet
    Portfolio Perspective View
    Summary Prospectus
    Full Prospectus
    Statement of Additional Information
    Cornerstone Mid Cap 30 Fund Shareholder Reports and Quarterly Holdings
    Q1 Holdings
    Semi-Annual Report
    Q3 Holdings
    Annual Report

    Paper copies of the annual and semi-annual reports will no longer be sent by mail unless shareholders specifically request paper copies. You may elect to receive paper copies free of charge by calling U.S. Bank Global Fund Services at 1-800-261-6950 or, if you own shares through a financial intermediary, by contacting your financial intermediary.