• 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

  • Insights & News

  • Performance

    Daily Pricing & Performance

    as of 5/28/20
    • Investor Class (HTECX)
      • NAV

        $18.23

      • $ Change

        -$0.19

      • % Change

        -1.03%

      • YTD

        -7.41%

    • Institutional Class (HTCIX)
      • NAV

        $18.72

      • $ Change

        -$0.20

      • % Change

        -1.06%

      • YTD

        -7.37%

    Average Annualized Total Return

    as of 4/30/20
    Name 1 Mo YTD 1 yr 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr Since Inception (2/1/02)
    Investor Class (HTECX) 14.05% -11.38% -4.50% 10.56% 8.16% 7.84% 6.61%
    Institutional Class (HTCIX) 14.07% -11.33% -4.23% 10.83% 8.48% 8.13% 6.77%
    NASDAQ Composite Index 15.49% -0.63% 10.99% 14.93% 13.74% 15.05% 9.94%
    S&P 500® Index 12.82% -9.29% 0.86% 9.04% 9.12% 11.69% 7.52%

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    as of 3/31/20
    Name QTR YTD 1 yr 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr Since Inception (2/1/02)
    Investor Class (HTECX) -22.30% -22.30% -10.70% 5.96% 5.58% 6.52% 5.87%
    Institutional Class (HTCIX) -22.27% -22.27% -10.51% 6.22% 5.90% 6.80% 6.03%
    NASDAQ Composite Index -13.95% -13.95% 0.70% 10.39% 10.70% 13.71% 9.12%
    S&P 500® Index -19.60% -19.60% -6.98% 5.10% 6.73% 10.53% 6.84%

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    Hypothetical Growth of $10,000

    as of 4/30/2020

    Value of $10,000 invested between 4/30/2019 and 4/30/2020

    Technology Fund (HTECX) $9,550
    Technology Fund (HTCIX) $9,577
    NASDAQ Composite Index $11,099
    S&P 500® Index $10,086

    Value of $10,000 invested between 4/30/2017 and 4/30/2020

    Technology Fund (HTECX) $13,513
    Technology Fund (HTCIX) $13,615
    NASDAQ Composite Index $15,180
    S&P 500® Index $12,966

    Value of $10,000 invested between 4/30/2015 and 4/30/2020

    Technology Fund (HTECX) $14,804
    Technology Fund (HTCIX) $15,023
    NASDAQ Composite Index $19,032
    S&P 500® Index $15,474

    Value of $10,000 invested between 4/30/2010 and 4/30/2020

    Technology Fund (HTECX) $21,280
    Technology Fund (HTCIX) $21,843
    NASDAQ Composite Index $40,648
    S&P 500® Index $30,221

    Value of $10,000 invested between 2/1/2002 and 4/30/2020

    Technology Fund (HTECX) $32,125
    Technology Fund (HTCIX) $33,006
    NASDAQ Composite Index $56,359
    S&P 500® Index $37,528

    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

      2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
    Investor Class (HTECX)
    12.73 -10.77 8.67 29.75 1.73 3.46 2.03 20.20 -1.82 39.10
    Institutional Class (HTCIX)
    12.93 -10.67 8.93 30.12 1.99 3.90 2.39 20.56 -1.60 39.48
    NASDAQ Composite Index
    18.13 -0.79 17.75 40.11 14.75 6.96 8.87 29.64 -2.84 36.69
    S&P 500® Index
    15.06 2.11 16.00 32.39 13.69 1.38 11.96 21.83 -4.38 31.49
    Year
    Investor Class (HTECX)
    Institutional Class (HTCIX)
    NASDAQ Composite Index
    S&P 500® Index
    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 3/31/20
    Investor Class (HTECX)
    Type 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr
    Alpha -5.00 -5.51 -7.41
    Beta 1.17 1.12 1.10
    Upside Capture 96.42 90.56 90.37
    Downside Capture 117.02 113.36 124.60
    Institutional Class (HTCIX)
    Type 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr
    Alpha -4.77 -5.21 -7.14
    Beta 1.17 1.12 1.10
    Upside Capture 97.23 91.46 91.00
    Downside Capture 116.89 112.97 124.00

    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 3/31/20
    Type 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr
    Investor Class (HTECX) 0.30 0.33 0.41
    Institutional Class (HTCIX) 0.31 0.34 0.43
    NASDAQ Composite Index 0.58 0.67 0.88
    Technology Category Average 0.57 0.67 0.77

    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 3/31/20
    Type 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr
    Investor Class (HTECX) 20.33 18.25 17.70
    Institutional Class (HTCIX) 20.34 18.26 17.70
    NASDAQ Composite Index 16.39 15.38 15.17
    Technology Category Average 18.05 16.71 16.39

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

    Fund Expenses

    • Investor Class (HTECX)
      • Gross expense ratio

        3.85%

      • Net expense ratio

        1.24%

    • Institutional Class (HTCIX)
      • Gross expense ratio

        3.48%

      • Net expense ratio

        0.99%

    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.

    Morningstar Proprietary Ratings reflect risk-adjusted performance as of 3/31/20. The Morningstar Rating for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. among 201, 179 and 153 Technology Funds, respectively. Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in distribution percentage.

    Each Morningstar category average represents a universe of funds with similar objectives. The Morningstar Style Box reveals the fund's investment style as of 3/31/20. 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 2/28/2021.

    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 3/31/20
    Inception Date (HTECX) 2/1/02
    Inception Date (HTCIX) 3/12/10
    Total Fund Assets $4 Million
    Active Share vs. Fidelity NASDAQ Composite Index Fund (FNCMX) 86%
    Portfolio Turnover 173%
    Median Market Cap $12.6 Billion
    Median Price/Earnings 16.2x
    Median Price/Book 8.2x

    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 3/31/20
    Fund
    Information Technology 84.6%
    Communication Services 7.8%
    Consumer Discretionary 5.3%
    Cash & Other 2.2%
    Sub-Industry Weighting % of Net Assets
    Application Software 18.9%
    Electronic Manufacturing Services 10.4%
    Data Processing & Outsourced Services 10.2%
    Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals 9.2%
    Systems Software 8.9%
    Semiconductors 6.8%
    IT Consulting & Other Services 6.1%
    Interactive Home Entertainment 5.9%
    Technology Distributors 5.6%
    Internet & Direct Marketing Retail 5.3%
    Communications Equipment 3.7%
    Semiconductor Equipment 3.3%
    Interactive Media & Services 1.9%
    Electronic Components 1.5%

    Portfolio Holdings

    Top 10 Holdings

    as of 3/31/20
    Top 10 Holdings Ticker % of Net Assets
    Citrix Systems, Inc. CTXS 2.5%
    Take-Two Interactive Software TTWO 2.1%
    Sciplay Corp. SCPL 2.0%
    Ubiquiti, Inc. UI 2.0%
    Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN 1.9%
    Match Group, Inc. MTCH 1.9%
    Sanmina Corp. SANM 1.9%
    Seagate Technology PLC. STX 1.9%
    Oracle Corp. ORCL 1.9%
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. CDNS 1.9%
    Total as % of Net Assets 20.0%

    Total Holdings: 60

    as of 3/31/20
    Equity Holdings Ticker % of Net Assets
    Citrix Systems, Inc. CTXS 2.5%
    Take-Two Interactive Software TTWO 2.1%
    Sciplay Corp. SCPL 2.0%
    Ubiquiti, Inc. UI 2.0%
    Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN 1.9%
    Match Group, Inc. MTCH 1.9%
    Sanmina Corp. SANM 1.9%
    Seagate Technology PLC. STX 1.9%
    Oracle Corp. ORCL 1.9%
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. CDNS 1.9%
    Qurate Retail, Inc. QRTEA 1.9%
    Fortinet, Inc. FTNT 1.9%
    Intel Corp. INTC 1.8%
    Atlassian Corp., PLC TEAM 1.8%
    Microsoft Corp. MSFT 1.8%
    Electronic Arts, Inc. EA 1.8%
    Dropbox, Inc. DBX 1.8%
    Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Co. BAH 1.8%
    F5 Networks, Inc. FFIV 1.8%
    Adobe Inc. ADBE 1.7%
    eGain Corp. EGAN 1.7%
    NetApp, Inc. NTAP 1.7%
    Palo Alto Networks, Inc. PANW 1.7%
    KLA Corp. KLAC 1.7%
    Apple, Inc. AAPL 1.7%
    Visa, Inc. V 1.7%
    Maxim Integrated Products Inc MXIM 1.7%
    Intuit, Inc. INTU 1.7%
    Methode Electronics, Inc. MEI 1.7%
    Accenture PLC ACN 1.7%
    Texas Instruments, Inc. TXN 1.7%
    Automatic Data Processing, Inc. ADP 1.7%
    ServiceNow, Inc. NOW 1.6%
    QUALCOMM, Inc. QCOM 1.6%
    Fair Isaac Corp. FICO 1.6%
    Lam Research Corp. LRCX 1.6%
    Paychex, Inc. PAYX 1.6%
    Mastercard, Inc. MA 1.6%
    IBM Corp. IBM 1.6%
    CDW Corp. CDW 1.5%
    Kimball Electronics, Inc. KE 1.5%
    Booking Holdings, Inc. BKNG 1.5%
    Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. VSH 1.5%
    Avnet, Inc. AVT 1.5%
    EVERTEC, Inc. EVTC 1.5%
    Arrow Electronics, Inc. ARW 1.4%
    Benchmark Electronics, Inc. BHE 1.4%
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. HPE 1.4%
    Flex, Ltd. FLEX 1.4%
    Digital Turbine, Inc. APPS 1.4%
    Jabil, Inc. JBL 1.4%
    Paycom Software, Inc. PAYC 1.4%
    NCR Corp. NCR 1.3%
    Paylocity Holding Corp. PCTY 1.3%
    QIWI PLC QIWI 1.2%
    SYNNEX Corp. SNX 1.1%
    Xerox Holdings Corp. XRX 1.1%
    DXC Technology Co. DXC 1.1%
    GreenSky, Inc. GSKY 1.1%
    Celestica, Inc. CLS 1.1%
    Total as % of Net Assets 97.8%
    Cash & Other Holdings % of Net Assets
    Cash & Other 2.2%
    Total as % of Net Assets 2.2%

    Country Allocation

    as of 3/31/20
    • United States

      87.2%

    • Foreign

      10.5%

    • Cash & Other

      2.2%

    United States 87.2%
    Ireland 3.6%
    United Kingdom 1.8%
    Puerto Rico 1.5%
    Singapore 1.4%
    Cyprus 1.2%
    Canada 1.0%
    Cash & Other 2.2%
  • 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
    12/06/2019 -- $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
    12/27/2019 $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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  • Fund Documents

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    Fund Documents
    Technology Fund Fact Sheet
    Technology Fund Portfolio Perspective View
    Shareholder Reports
    Technology Fund Summary Prospectus
    Full Prospectus
    Statement of Additional Information
    Technology Fund Semi-Annual Report
    Technology Fund Annual Report