• Overview

    Category
    Domestic Equity

    Hennessy Cornerstone Value Fund

    Quantitatively managed, the Fund maintains a concentrated portfolio of large, high dividend-yielding companies.

    Investor

    HFCVX

    Institutional

    HICVX

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    Why Invest

    • Quantitatively-driven, repeatable investment process
    • Concentrated portfolio of large, widely-held stocks
    • Focus on high dividend-yielding stocks, which may be undervalued

    Investment Criteria

    From the universe of stocks in the S&P Capital IQ Database (excluding utilities), the Hennessy Cornerstone Value Fund utilizes a quantitative formula to identify 50 common stocks with the highest dividend yield that also meet the following criteria:

    1. Above-average market capitalization
    2. Above-average number of shares outstanding
    3. Trailing 12-month sales 50% greater than average
    4. Above-average cash flow

    Portfolio Managers

    • Neil J. Hennessy
      Chief Market Strategist and Portfolio Manager
      • 20
        Years on Fund
      • 41
        Years of Experience
    • Ryan C. Kelley
      Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager
      • 4
        Years on Fund
      • 25
        Years of Experience
    • L. Joshua Wein, CAIA
      Portfolio Manager
      • 2
        Years on Fund
      • 24
        Years of Experience

    “With a focus on dividend yield, we seek to uncover income-generating, undervalued companies.”

    - Neil Hennessy

  • Insights & News

  • Performance

    Daily Pricing & Performance

    as of 4/9/21
    • Investor Class (HFCVX)
      • NAV

        $18.38

      • $ Change

        $0.05

      • % Change

        0.27%

      • YTD

        16.04%

    • Institutional Class (HICVX)
      • NAV

        $18.39

      • $ Change

        $0.05

      • % Change

        0.27%

      • YTD

        16.10%

    Average Annualized Total Return

    as of 3/31/21
    Name 1 Mo YTD 1 yr 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr Since Inception (11/1/96)
    Investor Class (HFCVX) 7.76% 14.84% 50.15% 6.63% 9.28% 9.23% 7.03%
    Institutional Class (HICVX) 7.82% 14.96% 50.49% 6.86% 9.54% 9.48% 7.17%
    Russell 1000® Value Index 5.88% 11.26% 56.09% 10.96% 11.74% 10.99% 8.85%
    S&P 500® Index 4.38% 6.18% 56.35% 16.78% 16.29% 13.91% 9.39%

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    as of 3/31/21
    Name QTR YTD 1 yr 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr Since Inception (11/1/96)
    Investor Class (HFCVX) 14.84% 14.84% 50.15% 6.63% 9.28% 9.23% 7.03%
    Institutional Class (HICVX) 14.96% 14.96% 50.49% 6.86% 9.54% 9.48% 7.17%
    Russell 1000® Value Index 11.26% 11.26% 56.09% 10.96% 11.74% 10.99% 8.85%
    S&P 500® Index 6.18% 6.18% 56.35% 16.78% 16.29% 13.91% 9.39%

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    Hypothetical Growth of $10,000

    as of 3/31/2021

    Value of $10,000 invested between 3/31/2020 and 3/31/2021

    Cornerstone Value Fund (HFCVX) $15,015
    Cornerstone Value Fund (HICVX) $15,049
    Russell 1000® Value Index $15,609
    S&P 500® Index $15,635

    Value of $10,000 invested between 3/31/2018 and 3/31/2021

    Cornerstone Value Fund (HFCVX) $12,124
    Cornerstone Value Fund (HICVX) $12,203
    Russell 1000® Value Index $13,663
    S&P 500® Index $15,925

    Value of $10,000 invested between 3/31/2016 and 3/31/2021

    Cornerstone Value Fund (HFCVX) $15,587
    Cornerstone Value Fund (HICVX) $15,768
    Russell 1000® Value Index $17,421
    S&P 500® Index $21,271

    Value of $10,000 invested between 3/31/2011 and 3/31/2021

    Cornerstone Value Fund (HFCVX) $24,183
    Cornerstone Value Fund (HICVX) $24,729
    Russell 1000® Value Index $28,372
    S&P 500® Index $36,788

    Value of $10,000 invested between 11/1/1996 and 3/31/2021

    Cornerstone Value Fund (HFCVX) $52,559
    Cornerstone Value Fund (HICVX) $54,199
    Russell 1000® Value Index $79,171
    S&P 500® Index $89,363

    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

      2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
    Investor Class (HFCVX)
    6.47 11.94 26.40 8.86 -6.37 17.25 19.16 -9.34 20.79 -6.38
    Institutional Class (HICVX)
    6.73 12.24 26.74 9.06 -6.36 17.61 19.48 -9.12 20.98 -6.20
    Russell 1000® Value Index
    0.39 17.51 32.53 13.45 -3.83 17.34 13.66 -8.27 26.54 2.80
    S&P 500® Index
    2.11 16.00 32.39 13.69 1.38 11.96 21.83 -4.38 31.49 18.40
    Year
    Investor Class (HFCVX)
    Institutional Class (HICVX)
    Russell 1000® Value Index
    S&P 500® Index
    2010 12.51% 12.98% 15.51% 15.06%
    2009 44.62% 45.01% 19.69% 26.46%
    2008 -43.07% -42.98% -36.85% -37.00%
    2007 0.59% 0.59% -0.17% 5.49%
    2006 20.14% 20.14% 22.25% 15.79%
    2005 1.91% 1.91% 7.05% 4.91%
    2004 11.67% 11.67% 16.49% 10.88%
    2003 28.39% 28.39% 30.03% 28.68%
    2002 -16.03% -16.03% -15.52% -22.10%
    2001 6.60% 6.60% -5.59% -11.89%
    2000 8.77% 8.77% 7.01% -9.10%
    1999 6.01% 6.01% 7.35% 21.04%
    1998 6.59% 6.59% 15.63% 28.58%
    1997 15.29% 15.29% 35.18% 33.36%

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    Yield

    as of 3/31/21
    Investor Class (HFCVX) Institutional Class (HICVX)
    Distribution Rate 2.24% 2.41%
    30-Day SEC Yield 2.41% 2.71%
    Distribution Frequency Annually Annually

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    Returns-Based Statistics
    Relative to Russell 1000® Value Index

    as of 3/31/21
    Investor Class (HFCVX)
    Type 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr
    Alpha -3.90 -2.11 -0.89
    Beta 1.00 0.99 0.93
    Upside Capture 91.31 93.27 88.03
    Downside Capture 106.34 103.56 90.99
    Institutional Class (HICVX)
    Type 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr
    Alpha -3.68 -1.88 -0.66
    Beta 1.00 0.99 0.93
    Upside Capture 91.78 93.88 88.61
    Downside Capture 105.99 103.05 90.38

    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 3/31/21
    Type 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr
    Investor Class (HFCVX) 0.35 0.55 0.65
    Institutional Class (HICVX) 0.36 0.56 0.67
    Russell 1000® Value Index 0.55 0.70 0.75
    Large Value Category Average 0.52 0.69 0.69

    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 3/31/21
    Type 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr
    Investor Class (HFCVX) 20.36 16.54 14.15
    Institutional Class (HICVX) 20.37 16.54 14.15
    Russell 1000® Value Index 19.97 16.11 14.44
    Large Value Category Average 19.77 15.96 14.28

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

    Fund Expenses

    • Investor Class (HFCVX)
      • Gross expense ratio

        1.30%

    • Institutional Class (HICVX)
      • Gross expense ratio

        1.08%

    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.

    Each Morningstar category average represents a universe of funds with similar objectives. The Morningstar Style Box reveals the fund's investment style as of 3/31/21. 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 S&P Capital IQ Database is a robust source of data on the universe of publicly traded companies.

    Dividend Yield is calculated as the annual dividends paid by a company divided by the price of a share of their stock.

    Cash flow measures the cash generating capability of a company by adding non-cash charges (e.g. depreciation) and interest expense to pretax income

    The performance shown for Institutional Class shares / HICVX 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.

    The Russell 1000® Value and S&P 500® are unmanaged indices commonly used to measure the performance of U.S. stocks. The Russell 1000® Value measures value-oriented, large-cap stocks. One cannot invest directly in an index.

    Frank Russell Company (“Russell”) is the source and owner of the trademarks, service marks, and copyrights related to the Russell Indexes. Russell® is a trademark of Russell. Neither Russell nor its licensors accept any liability for any errors or omissions in the Russell Indexes or Russell ratings or underlying data, and no party may rely on any Russell Indexes or Russell ratings or underlying data contained in this communication. No further distribution of Russell data is permitted without Russell’s express written consent. Russell does not promote, sponsor, or endorse the content of this communication.

    Distribution Rate reflects the investment income per share during the last 12 months divided by the share price at the end of the period, expressed as an annual percentage rate. It is calculated by annualizing the Fund’s most recent distribution. The annualized dividend yield may not reflect the actual yield an investor would receive. 30-Day SEC Yield is a standardized yield computed by dividing the net investment income per share earned during the past 30-day period by the share price at the end of the period, expressed as an annual percentage rate. The 30-Day SEC Yield should be regarded as an estimate of the Fund’s rate of recent investment income, and it may not equal the Fund’s actual distribution rate. Past yields are no guarantee of future yields.

    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 3/31/21
    Inception Date (HFCVX) 11/1/96
    Inception Date (HICVX) 3/3/08
    Total Fund Assets $251 Million
    Active Share vs. Russell 1000® Value Index 77%
    Portfolio Turnover 46%
    Median Market Cap $120.7 Billion
    Median Price/Earnings 16.6x
    Median Price/Book 3.4x

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

    Sector Weighting

    as of 3/31/21
    Fund Russell 1000® Value Index Difference
    Consumer Staples 22.1% 7.1% +15.1%
    Energy 17.1% 5.1% +12.0%
    Health Care 15.6% 12.6% +3.0%
    Financials 13.7% 20.6% -6.9%
    Information Technology 12.1% 9.5% +2.6%
    Communication Services 5.9% 9.2% -3.3%
    Consumer Discretionary 4.2% 7.8% -3.7%
    Materials 4.0% 4.8% -0.8%
    Industrials 3.9% 13.9% -10.0%
    Real Estate 0.0% 4.3% -4.3%
    Utilities 0.0% 5.0% -5.0%
    Cash & Other 1.4%

    Portfolio Holdings

    Top 10 Holdings

    as of 3/31/21
    Top 10 Holdings Ticker % of Net Assets
    The Home Depot, Inc. HD 2.2%
    Altria Group, Inc. MO 2.1%
    Cisco Systems, Inc. CSCO 2.1%
    IBM Corp. IBM 2.1%
    Corning, Inc. GLW 2.1%
    Newmont Corp. NEM 2.1%
    The Kroger Co. KR 2.0%
    Mondelez International, Inc. MDLZ 2.0%
    Procter & Gamble Co. PG 2.0%
    CVS Health Corp. CVS 2.0%
    Total as % of Net Assets 20.7%

    Total Holdings: 50

    as of 3/31/21
    Equity Holdings Ticker % of Net Assets
    The Home Depot, Inc. HD 2.2%
    Altria Group, Inc. MO 2.1%
    Cisco Systems, Inc. CSCO 2.1%
    IBM Corp. IBM 2.1%
    Corning, Inc. GLW 2.1%
    Newmont Corp. NEM 2.1%
    The Kroger Co. KR 2.0%
    Mondelez International, Inc. MDLZ 2.0%
    Procter & Gamble Co. PG 2.0%
    CVS Health Corp. CVS 2.0%
    Petroleo Brasileiro SA PBR 2.0%
    Bank of New York Mellon Corp. BK 2.0%
    PepsiCo, Inc. PEP 2.0%
    Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. CNQ 2.0%
    British American Tobacco, PLC BTI 2.0%
    Kraft Heinz Co. KHC 2.0%
    AT&T, Inc. T 2.0%
    Pfizer, Inc. PFE 2.0%
    McDonald's Corporation MCD 2.0%
    Hewlett-Packard Co. HPQ 2.0%
    Merck & Co., Inc. MRK 2.0%
    Texas Instruments, Inc. TXN 2.0%
    Royal Bank of Canada RY 2.0%
    Toronto-Dominion Bank TD 2.0%
    Unilever PLC UL 2.0%
    GlaxoSmithKline PLC GSK 2.0%
    The Coca-Cola Company KO 2.0%
    United Parcel Service (Class B) UPS 2.0%
    Verizon Communications, Inc. VZ 2.0%
    Citigroup, Inc. C 2.0%
    Manulife Financial Corp. MFC 2.0%
    Philip Morris International, Inc. PM 2.0%
    Colgate-Palmolive Co. CL 1.9%
    Raytheon Technologies Corp. RTX 1.9%
    BCE, Inc. BCE 1.9%
    Dow, Inc. DOW 1.9%
    Gilead Sciences, Inc. GILD 1.9%
    Suncor Energy, Inc. SU 1.9%
    Johnson & Johnson JNJ 1.9%
    Chevron Corp. CVX 1.9%
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. BMY 1.9%
    MetLife, Inc. MET 1.9%
    Intel Corp. INTC 1.9%
    J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. JPM 1.9%
    ConocoPhillips COP 1.9%
    AbbVie, Inc. ABBV 1.9%
    TOTAL SE TOT 1.9%
    BP PLC BP 1.9%
    Exxon Mobil Corp. XOM 1.9%
    Royal Dutch Shell PLC RDS/A 1.8%
    Total as % of Net Assets 98.6%
    Cash & Other Holdings % of Net Assets
    Cash & Other 1.4%
    Total as % of Net Assets 1.4%

    Country Allocation

    as of 3/31/21
    • United States

      73.4%

    • International

      25.3%

    • Cash & Other

      1.4%

    United States 73.4%
    Canada 11.8%
    United Kingdom 7.8%
    Brazil 2.0%
    France 1.9%
    Netherlands 1.8%
    Cash & Other 1.4%
  • Distributions

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

    Date Paid Income Short-Term Gain Long-Term Gain Total Per Share Reinvest Price
    12/29/2020 $0.40873 -- -- $0.40873 $15.71
    12/27/2019 $0.46728 -- -- $0.46728 $17.40
    12/06/2019 -- -- $0.67423 $0.67423 $17.39
    12/27/2018 $0.41092 -- -- $0.41092 $15.23
    12/07/2018 -- $1.09611 $1.12340 $2.21951 $16.58
    12/27/2017 $0.41612 -- -- $0.41612 $19.67
    12/07/2017 -- $0.19820 $2.33230 $2.53050 $19.44
    12/28/2016 $0.43057 -- -- $0.43057 $19.12
    12/29/2015 $0.42745 -- -- $0.42745 $16.91
    12/31/2014 $0.40585 -- -- $0.40585 $18.21
    12/31/2013 $0.43182 -- -- $0.43182 $17.10
    12/31/2012 $0.37990 -- -- $0.37990 $13.87
    12/27/2011 $0.41965 -- -- $0.41965 $12.74
    12/30/2010 $0.37359 -- -- $0.37359 $12.32
    12/29/2009 $0.20357 -- -- $0.20357 $11.40
    12/30/2008 $0.53436 -- -- $0.53436 $7.80
    12/28/2007 $0.41127 -- -- $0.41127 $14.98
    12/28/2006 $0.34761 -- -- $0.34761 $15.31
    12/22/2005 $0.34304 -- -- $0.34304 $13.13
    12/22/2004 $0.24160 -- -- $0.24160 $13.03
    12/23/2003 $0.21117 -- -- $0.21117 $11.68
    12/23/2002 $0.19794 -- -- $0.19794 $9.50
    12/14/2001 $0.26050 -- -- $0.26050 $11.14
    12/29/2000 $0.14150 -- -- $0.14150 $11.04
    12/23/1999 $1.74560 -- -- $1.74560 $10.18
    12/30/1998 $0.75970 -- -- $0.75970 $11.36
    12/30/1997 $0.17070 -- -- $0.17070 $11.36
    12/31/1996 $0.01800 -- -- $0.01800 $10.01

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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
    12/29/2020 $0.44068 -- -- $0.44068 $15.72
    12/27/2019 $0.49508 -- -- $0.49508 $17.40
    12/06/2019 -- -- $0.67507 $0.67507 $17.41
    12/27/2018 $0.44958 -- -- $0.44958 $15.22
    12/07/2018 -- $1.09801 $1.12535 $2.22336 $16.62
    12/27/2017 $0.45937 -- -- $0.45937 $19.68
    12/07/2017 -- $0.19859 $2.33695 $2.53554 $19.48
    12/28/2016 $0.48834 -- -- $0.48834 $19.11
    12/29/2015 $0.42008 -- -- $0.42008 $16.91
    12/31/2014 $0.43675 -- -- $0.43675 $18.19
    12/31/2013 $0.47334 -- -- $0.47334 $17.08
    12/31/2012 $0.41611 -- -- $0.41611 $13.85
    12/27/2011 $0.46095 -- -- $0.46095 $12.72
    12/30/2010 $0.41391 -- -- $0.41391 $12.30
    12/29/2009 $0.22583 -- -- $0.22583 $11.39
    12/30/2008 $0.56648 -- -- $0.56648 $7.78

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    Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

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  • Fund Documents

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    Cornerstone Value Fund Documents
    Fact Sheet
    Portfolio Perspective View
    Summary Prospectus
    Full Prospectus
    Statement of Additional Information
    Cornerstone Value 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.