• Overview

    Category
    Sector & Specialty - Technology

    Hennessy Technology Fund

    Quantitatively managed, the Fund maintains a relatively concentrated portfolio of Technology stocks.

    Investor

    HTECX

    Institutional

    HTCIX

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    Portfolio Manager Commentary
    Portfolio Manager Commentary

    Why Invest

    • Opportunity to participate in the potential growth of technology companies
    • Focus on minimizing volatility in a relatively volatile sector
    • Potential high-growth companies purchased at attractive valuations

    Investment Approach

    Holdings are selected from the Information Technology sector as well as other sub-industries, including internet and direct marketing, interactive home entertainment, and interactive media and services.

    Analyzing several metrics, the Hennessy Technology Fund selects 60 stocks which demonstrate:

    • Sector-leading cash flows and profits, with the ability to sustain profitability
    • A history of delivering returns in excess of the cost of capital
    • Attractive balance sheet risk profile
    • Attractive relative valuation
    • Ability to generate cash

    Portfolio Managers

    “We believe a carefully selected, concentrated portfolio provides the best opportunity to outperform the overall Technology sector.”

    - Ryan Kelley

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  • Performance

    Daily Pricing & Performance

    as of 9/27/21
    • Investor Class (HTECX)
      • NAV

        $27.17

      • $ Change

        $0.03

      • % Change

        0.11%

      • YTD

        14.79%

    • Institutional Class (HTCIX)
      • NAV

        $27.92

      • $ Change

        $0.03

      • % Change

        0.11%

      • YTD

        14.99%

    Average Annualized Total Return

    as of 8/31/21
    Name 1 Mo YTD 1 yr 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr Since Inception (2/1/02)
    Investor Class (HTECX) 1.62% 16.86% 44.54% 20.57% 20.05% 14.41% 9.23%
    Institutional Class (HTCIX) 1.61% 17.05% 44.94% 20.86% 20.37% 14.73% 9.40%
    NASDAQ Composite Index 4.08% 18.92% 30.49% 24.61% 25.19% 20.83% 12.35%
    S&P 500® Index 3.04% 21.58% 31.17% 18.07% 18.02% 16.34% 9.54%

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    as of 6/30/21
    Name QTR YTD 1 yr 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr Since Inception (2/1/02)
    Investor Class (HTECX) 5.86% 15.29% 56.58% 24.56% 21.62% 12.78% 9.24%
    Institutional Class (HTCIX) 5.93% 15.44% 57.03% 24.87% 21.95% 13.09% 9.41%
    NASDAQ Composite Index 9.68% 12.92% 45.23% 25.72% 25.80% 19.36% 12.16%
    S&P 500® Index 8.55% 15.25% 40.79% 18.67% 17.65% 14.84% 9.33%

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    Hypothetical Growth of $10,000

    as of 8/31/2021

    Value of $10,000 invested between 8/31/2020 and 8/31/2021

    Technology Fund (HTECX) $14,454
    Technology Fund (HTCIX) $14,494
    NASDAQ Composite Index $13,049
    S&P 500® Index $13,117

    Value of $10,000 invested between 8/31/2018 and 8/31/2021

    Technology Fund (HTECX) $17,527
    Technology Fund (HTCIX) $17,655
    NASDAQ Composite Index $19,347
    S&P 500® Index $16,461

    Value of $10,000 invested between 8/31/2016 and 8/31/2021

    Technology Fund (HTECX) $24,931
    Technology Fund (HTCIX) $25,269
    NASDAQ Composite Index $30,755
    S&P 500® Index $22,895

    Value of $10,000 invested between 8/31/2011 and 8/31/2021

    Technology Fund (HTECX) $38,436
    Technology Fund (HTCIX) $39,502
    NASDAQ Composite Index $66,317
    S&P 500® Index $45,424

    Value of $10,000 invested between 2/1/2002 and 8/31/2021

    Technology Fund (HTECX) $56,332
    Technology Fund (HTCIX) $58,064
    NASDAQ Composite Index $97,744
    S&P 500® Index $59,553

    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 (HTECX)
    -10.77 8.67 29.75 1.73 3.46 2.03 20.20 -1.82 39.10 32.98
    Institutional Class (HTCIX)
    -10.67 8.93 30.12 1.99 3.90 2.39 20.56 -1.60 39.48 33.26
    NASDAQ Composite Index
    -0.79 17.75 40.11 14.75 6.96 8.87 29.64 -2.84 36.69 44.92
    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 (HTECX)
    Institutional Class (HTCIX)
    NASDAQ Composite Index
    S&P 500® Index
    2010 12.73% 12.93% 18.13% 15.06%
    2009 54.93% 54.93% 45.34% 26.46%
    2008 -42.89% -42.89% -39.98% -37.00%
    2007 9.36% 9.36% 10.66% 5.49%
    2006 9.25% 9.25% 10.89% 15.79%
    2005 11.80% 11.80% 2.12% 4.91%
    2004 6.75% 6.75% 10.27% 10.88%
    2003 52.86% 52.86% 50.77% 28.68%

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    Returns-Based Statistics
    Relative to NASDAQ Composite Index

    as of 6/30/21
    Investor Class (HTECX)
    Type 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr
    Alpha -2.31 -4.38 -7.03
    Beta 1.09 1.06 1.10
    Upside Capture 105.39 92.97 93.17
    Downside Capture 115.95 106.85 125.43
    Institutional Class (HTCIX)
    Type 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr
    Alpha -2.06 -4.11 -6.75
    Beta 1.09 1.06 1.10
    Upside Capture 105.85 93.62 93.77
    Downside Capture 115.67 106.52 124.78

    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 6/30/21
    Type 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr
    Investor Class (HTECX) 0.98 1.04 0.71
    Institutional Class (HTCIX) 0.99 1.05 0.72
    NASDAQ Composite Index 1.15 1.38 1.17
    Technology Category Average 1.16 1.42 1.06

    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 6/30/21
    Type 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr
    Investor Class (HTECX) 24.35 19.62 18.56
    Institutional Class (HTCIX) 24.35 19.63 18.56
    NASDAQ Composite Index 20.70 16.88 15.65
    Technology Category Average 22.17 18.19 17.10

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

    Fund Expenses

    • Investor Class (HTECX)
      • Gross expense ratio

        3.45%

      • Net expense ratio

        1.23%

    • Institutional Class (HTCIX)
      • Gross expense ratio

        3.08%

      • Net expense ratio

        0.98%

    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 6/30/21. 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 performance shown for Institutional Class / HTCIX shares periods prior to 3/12/10 represents the performance of Investor Class shares of the Fund and includes expenses that are not applicable to and are higher than those of the Institutional Class shares.

    The performance shown for periods prior to 10/26/12 is that of the predecessor FBR Fund.

    NASDAQ Composite Index is a broad-based capitalization-weighted index of all the NASDAQ National Market and Small Cap 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.

    The Fund’s investment manager has contractually agreed to limit expenses until 2/28/2022.

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

    Active share was calculated versus the Fidelity NASDAQ Composite Index Fund (FNCMX), which differs from the Fund's primary benchmark. References to other investment products should not be interpreted as an offer of these securities.

  • Portfolio

    Portfolio Characteristics

    as of 6/30/21
    Inception Date (HTECX) 2/1/02
    Inception Date (HTCIX) 3/12/10
    Total Fund Assets $9 Million
    Active Share vs. Fidelity NASDAQ Composite Index Fund (FNCMX) 92%
    Portfolio Turnover 210%
    Median Market Cap $9.4 Billion
    Median Price/Earnings 28.1x
    Median Price/Book 13.7x

    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 6/30/21
    Fund
    Information Technology 82.0%
    Consumer Discretionary 11.4%
    Communication Services 4.7%
    Cash & Other 1.9%
    Sub-Industry Weighting % of Net Assets
    Application Software 15.3%
    Semiconductors 13.2%
    Internet & Direct Marketing Retail 11.4%
    Data Processing & Outsourced Services 9.7%
    Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals 9.4%
    Electronic Manufacturing Services 9.1%
    Systems Software 6.7%
    Technology Distributors 4.7%
    IT Consulting & Other Services 3.2%
    Semiconductor Equipment 3.2%
    Interactive Media & Services 3.1%
    Electronic Components 3.1%
    Electronic Equipment & Instruments 3.0%
    Interactive Home Entertainment 1.6%
    Communications Equipment 1.5%

    Portfolio Holdings

    Top 10 Holdings

    as of 6/30/21
    Top 10 Holdings Ticker % of Net Assets
    ContextLogic, Inc. WISH 2.6%
    Sykes Enterprises, Inc. SYKE 2.0%
    Etsy, Inc. ETSY 2.0%
    Zoom Video Communications, Inc. ZM 1.9%
    Revolve Group, Inc. RVLV 1.9%
    ServiceNow, Inc. NOW 1.8%
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. AMD 1.8%
    eBay, Inc. EBAY 1.8%
    Digital Turbine, Inc. APPS 1.8%
    Fortinet, Inc. FTNT 1.8%
    Total as % of Net Assets 19.3%

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    Total Holdings: 60

    as of 6/30/21
    Equity Holdings Ticker % of Net Assets
    ContextLogic, Inc. WISH 2.6%
    Sykes Enterprises, Inc. SYKE 2.0%
    Etsy, Inc. ETSY 2.0%
    Zoom Video Communications, Inc. ZM 1.9%
    Revolve Group, Inc. RVLV 1.9%
    ServiceNow, Inc. NOW 1.8%
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. AMD 1.8%
    eBay, Inc. EBAY 1.8%
    Digital Turbine, Inc. APPS 1.8%
    Fortinet, Inc. FTNT 1.8%
    Canadian Solar, Inc. CSIQ 1.7%
    Atlassian Corp., PLC TEAM 1.7%
    Bentley Systems, Inc. BSY 1.7%
    Vertex, Inc. VERX 1.7%
    Apple, Inc. AAPL 1.7%
    Tower Semiconductor, Ltd. TSEM 1.7%
    NetApp, Inc. NTAP 1.7%
    CDW Corp. CDW 1.7%
    Shutterstock, Inc. SSTK 1.7%
    Accenture PLC ACN 1.7%
    Momo, Inc. MOMO 1.7%
    QUALCOMM, Inc. QCOM 1.6%
    Jabil, Inc. JBL 1.6%
    KLA Corp. KLAC 1.6%
    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing TSM 1.6%
    Citrix Systems, Inc. CTXS 1.6%
    Teradata Corp. TDC 1.6%
    Texas Instruments, Inc. TXN 1.6%
    Aspen Technology, Inc. AZPN 1.6%
    Micron Technology, Inc. MU 1.6%
    Autodesk, Inc. ADSK 1.6%
    Fair Isaac Corp. FICO 1.6%
    Xerox Holdings Corp. XRX 1.6%
    Automatic Data Processing, Inc. ADP 1.6%
    Sciplay Corp. SCPL 1.6%
    Lam Research Corp. LRCX 1.6%
    DXC Technology Co. DXC 1.6%
    LG Display Co., Ltd. LPL 1.6%
    Mastercard, Inc. MA 1.6%
    Kimball Electronics, Inc. KE 1.6%
    SYNNEX Corp. SNX 1.5%
    Flex, Ltd. FLEX 1.5%
    QIWI PLC QIWI 1.5%
    Conduent Inc CNDT 1.5%
    Intel Corp. INTC 1.5%
    Dell Technologies, Inc. DELL 1.5%
    Oracle Corp. ORCL 1.5%
    Daktronics, Inc. DAKT 1.5%
    Qurate Retail, Inc. QRTEA 1.5%
    Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. VSH 1.5%
    Cargurus, Inc. CARG 1.5%
    Sanmina Corp. SANM 1.5%
    TTM Technologies, Inc. TTMI 1.5%
    Arrow Electronics, Inc. ARW 1.5%
    Vontier Corp. VNT 1.5%
    The Western Union Co. WU 1.5%
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. HPE 1.5%
    Cambium Networks Corp. CMBM 1.5%
    Celestica, Inc. CLS 1.4%
    Seagate Technology Holdings PLC STX 1.4%
    Total as % of Net Assets 98.1%
    Cash & Other Holdings % of Net Assets
    Cash & Other 1.9%
    Total as % of Net Assets 1.9%

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    Country Allocation

    as of 6/30/21
    • United States

      79.0%

    • International

      19.0%

    • Cash & Other

      1.9%

    United States 79.0%
    Canada 3.2%
    Ireland 3.1%
    Cayman Islands 3.1%
    Israel 1.7%
    United Kingdom 1.7%
    Korea, Republic Of 1.6%
    Taiwan 1.6%
    Cyprus 1.5%
    Singapore 1.5%
    Cash & Other 1.9%
  • Distributions

    The Hennessy Technology 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
    12/29/2020 $0.04309 -- -- $0.04309 $23.38
    12/08/2020 -- $0.80473 $1.55971 $2.36444 $22.69
    12/06/2019 -- $0.21868 $0.30216 $0.52084 $19.15
    12/07/2018 -- $1.57251 $0.68615 $2.25866 $15.07
    12/07/2017 -- -- $1.63413 $1.63413 $16.76
    12/14/2007 -- $0.86749 $0.36093 $1.22842 $11.60
    12/15/2006 -- $0.20290 $0.19125 $0.39415 $11.77
    12/16/2005 -- $0.17257 $0.40606 $0.57864 $11.10
    12/17/2004 -- $0.76921 $0.85416 $1.62337 $10.15
    12/17/2003 -- $0.18108 $0.01552 $0.19661 $10.82

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    Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

    Download historical distributions and NAVs
    Date Paid Income Short-Term Gain Long-Term Gain Total Per Share Reinvest Price
    12/29/2020 $0.10946 -- -- $0.10946 $23.98
    12/08/2020 -- $0.82768 $1.60417 $2.43185 $23.34
    12/27/2019 $0.00921 -- -- $0.00921 $20.30
    12/06/2019 -- $0.22446 $0.31014 $0.53460 $19.65
    12/07/2018 -- $1.60970 $0.70239 $2.31209 $15.43
    12/07/2017 -- -- $1.66909 $1.66909 $17.11

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    Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

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  • Fund Documents

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