Overview:

Fund data as of 09/30/2019 unless otherwise specified.

Investment Objective:

The Fund seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation. Any income received is incidental to this objective.

Investment Strategy:

The Fund is actively managed and invests mainly in a diversified portfolio of  U.S. companies that, at the time of purchase, are in the small capitalization range of companies comprising the Russell 2000® Index. The Fund's portfolio is not limited to the companies listed in the Russell 2000® Index and, as such, is diversified among a large number of companies across different industries and economic sectors. Because the Fund may continue to hold a security whose market capitalization increase or decreases over time, a portion of the Fund's holdings may have market capitalizations outside the range of the Russell 2000® Index at any given time.

Investment Suitability:

This Fund may be suitable for investors who seek higher, long-term rates of return, can accept significant short-term fluctuations in account value, want to invest in stocks of small to medium-size U.S. companies and would like to diversify their portfolio by adding a potentially higher return, higher risk option of stocks.

Small company stocks are generally riskier than large company stocks due to greater volatility and less liquidity. This description of risks is provided as a summary of the principal investment risks associated with this mutual fund. Refer to the Fund's prospectus for more detailed risk information.

  • NASDAQ Ticker: GSCZX
  • Inception Date: 8/27/2001
Fund Size ($ in millions)
Total fund net assets for all share classes 554
Number of holdings 646

*Does not include currencies or forward currency contracts

Benchmark^
100%
Russell 2000® Index 100%
Sub-Adviser Composite
39% 25% 18% 18%
TimeSquare Capital Management 39%
Delaware Investments Fund Advisers 25%
AJO, LP 18%
Jacobs Levy Equity Management 18%

Performance

Net Asset Value (as of 11/21/2019)
Net Asset Value $15.60
Inception Date
Inception Date 8/27/2001
FEES AND EXPENSES (annualized)
Gross Expense Ratio 1.26%
Net Expense Ratio 1.26%
Daily Performance (as of 11/21/2019)
One Month 2.77%
Three Month 4.56%
Year To Date 19.91%
One Year 9.05%
Three Year* 6.99%
Five Year* 5.96%
Ten Year* 11.47%
Since Inception* 7.14%
*Returns are annualized.
The performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results.
Quarterly Performance (as of 9/30/2019)
Fund Benchmark
Three Month -3.66% -2.40%
YTD 15.45% 14.18%
One Year -8.48% -8.89%
Three Year* 7.38% 8.23%
Five Year* 6.20% 8.18%
Ten Year* 10.96% 11.19%
Since Inception* 6.98% 8.01%
*Returns are annualized.
The performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. Performance data current to the most recent month-end and complete calendar year may be obtained at GuideStoneFunds.com/Funds. The investment return of an investment will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance would have been lower without fee waivers and reimbursements to the Fund in effect. Returns exceeding 20% reflect unusual market conditions and may not be sustained at this level over the long term.
Annual Performance (as of 9/30/2019)
Fund Benchmark
2012 15.02% 16.35%
2013 38.01% 38.82%
2014 3.89% 4.89%
2015 -5.90% -4.41%
2016 17.17% 21.31%
2017 12.67% 14.65%
2018 -12.22% -11.01%
Benchmark: Russell 2000® Index
The performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results.
Morningstar
Morningstar Rating based upon risk-adjusted return as of 10/31/2019
Category: Small Blend
(Three Stars) Overall rating among 640 funds in this category.
(Three Stars) Three year rating among 640 funds in this category.
(Two Stars) Five year rating among 510 funds in this category.
(Three Stars) Ten year rating among 371 funds in this category.

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Characteristics

Asset Allocation
98%
U.S. Equities 98%
Cash* 2%
Total 100%
*Cash is maintained by the Fund for liquidity purposes and may be overlaid with equity and / or U.S. Treasury futures to provide capital market exposure.

 

Equity Sector Holdings
13.92% 25.11% 12.18% 17.29% 14.49%
Consumer Discretionary 13.92%
Consumer Staples 1.15%
Energy 2.77%
Financial Services 25.11%
Health Care 12.18%
Materials & Processing 7.34%
Producer Durables 17.29%
Technology 14.49%
Utilities 5.74%
Total 99.99%

Due to rounding, portfolio holdings data may not sum to 100%.

Top Ten Equity Holdings
j2 Global, Inc. 1.18%
Q2 Holdings, Inc. 1.12%
Paylocity Holding Corp. 0.99%
ASGN Inc 0.99%
EMCOR Group, Inc. 0.95%
TriNet Group, Inc. 0.90%
ExlService Holdings, Inc. 0.89%
WNS (Holdings) Limited Sponsored ADR 0.78%
Strategic Education, Inc. 0.74%
RealPage, Inc. 0.72%
Total 9.26%
Risk/Return Characteristics
Standard Deviation 15.94%
R-Squared 97.99%
Beta vs. Benchmark 0.98
Beta vs. S&P 500 Index 1.14
Sharpe Ratio 0.33
Information Ratio -0.87
Calculated over previous 5 years
Portfolio Characteristics
Price to Earnings Ratio 25.50x
Price to Book Ratio 3.00x
5 Year EPS Growth 13.30%
Weighted Avg Market Cap* $2,747
* $ in millions

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