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Brown Advisory Sustainable Growth (BIAWX) Fund Profile

Sustainable Growth Fund Fact Sheet

Objective

The Brown Advisory Sustainable Growth Fund seeks capital appreciation.

Strategy

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing in a concentrated portfolio of companies that, in the manager’s view, effectively implement environmentally sustainable business strategies to drive their prospects for future earnings growth.

Profile

The Fund’s investing approach focuses on finding companies whose environmental strategies are generating tangible business results, in the form of revenue growth, cost improvement, or enhanced franchise value. Companies considered by the managers may enjoy competitive advantages as a result of environmentally-efficient design or manufacturing, or offer products or services that address environmental problems. Environmental analysis complements thorough fundamental research and a strict valuation discipline; only companies with strong fundamental, environmental and valuation characteristics are considered for investment.

 

Performance

  Annualized
(As of March 31, 2014) 3-month 1-year 3-year 5-year 10-year Since Inception
Sustainable Growth Fund (Inv.) -1.00% 20.90% NA NA NA 21.14%
Russell 1000 Growth TR 1.12% 23.22% NA NA NA 21.81%

 

Performance data quoted represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than original cost. Click here for the monthly and quarterly performance information.

 

Top 10 Holdings

(As of December 31, 2013)
1. Wabtec Corp/DE 4.2%
2. Google Inc. 4.1%
3. Praxair Inc. 4.0%
4. Danaher Corp. 4.0%
5. Verisk Analytics Inc. 3.9%
6. QUALCOMM Inc. 3.7%
7. Stericycle Inc. 3.6%
8. Ecolab Inc. 3.4%
9. Trimble Navigation Ltd. 3.4%
10. Apple Inc. 3.3%

 

Characteristics

(As of December 31, 2013)
Est 3-5 Yr EPS Growth   15.1%
Forward P/E Ratio   24.4x
P/E using FY2 Est   21.6x
Weighted Average Market Cap   $63.1 B

 

Sector Exposure

(As of December 31, 2013)
Energy   0.0%
Materials   10.0%
Industrials    34.0%
Consumer Discretionary    17.0%
Consumer Staples   2.0%
Healthcare   4.0%
Financials    0.0%
Information Technology    33.0%
Telecom Services    0.0%
Utilities    0.0%
Total    100.0%

 

Estimated EPS Growth Rate is not a measure of the fund's future performance.

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

 

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