Delaware Small Cap Value Fund

Delaware Small Cap Value Fund

Key features

Stocks are selected by a highly experienced, value-focused investment team of five sector specialists, averaging over 20 years of industry experience

Focus on a company's ability to effectively deploy and generate sustainable free-cash flow

A disciplined investment process with a focus on risk mitigation that has been consistently applied for over 20 years

Daily pricing as of 01/27/2023

NAV
NAV 1-day net change
Max offer price
$73.50

Total net assets as of 12/31/2022

All share classes
$5.8 billion

Overview

Fund information
Inception date 11/09/1992
Dividends paid (if any) Annually
Capital gains paid (if any) November or December
Fund identifiers
NASDAQ DEVIX
CUSIP 246097208

Benchmark and peer group

Russell 2000® Value Index (view definition)

Morningstar Small Value Category (view definition)

Lipper Small-Cap Core Funds Average (view definition)

Performance

The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.

Total returns may reflect waivers and/or expense reimbursements by the manager and/or distributor for some or all of the periods shown. Performance would have been lower without such waivers and reimbursements.

Average annual total return as of month-end (12/31/2022)

Returns for less than one year are not annualized.

Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs, or expenses. Indices are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index.

Average annual total return as of quarter-end (12/31/2022)

Returns for less than one year are not annualized.

Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs, or expenses. Indices are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index.

Overall Morningstar RatingTM

Institutional Class shares - as of 12/31/2022

MorningstarMorningstarMorningstar
Rating No. of funds
Overall 3 452
3 years 3 452
5 years 3 423
10 years 3 322
Morningstar category Morningstar Small Value Category

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The Morningstar rating is based on risk-adjusted returns.

Morningstar ranking - as of 12/31/2022
1 year 280 / 481
3 years 322 / 453
5 years 252 / 426
10 years 128 / 322
Morningstar category Morningstar Small Value Category

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The Morningstar ranking is based on historical total returns.

Lipper ranking - as of 12/31/2022
1 year 281 / 909
3 years 473 / 865
5 years 490 / 804
10 years 259 / 557
Lipper classification Lipper Small-Cap Core Funds Average

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The Lipper ranking is based on historical total returns.

Expense ratio

Gross
0.86%
Net
0.86%

Calendar year total returns @ NAV

Year
Annual return
Year
Annual return
2022
-12.21%
2021
34.23%
2020
-1.23%
2019
28.16%
2018
-17.35%
2017
12.00%
2016
31.35%
2015
-6.21%
2014
5.64%
2013
32.50%
2012
13.37%

Portfolio

Portfolio characteristics as of 12/31/2022

Number of holdings
99
Market cap (median) Source: FactSet
$3.9 billion
Market cap (weighted average) Source: FactSet
$4.8 billion
Portfolio turnover (last fiscal year)
14%
Beta (relative to Russell 2000 Value Index) (view definition)
0.99
Annualized standard deviation, 3 years (view definition)
27.95

Portfolio composition as of 12/31/2022
Total may not equal 100% due to rounding.

Domestic equities
96.7%
Cash, cash equivalents and other assets
2.1%
International equities & depositary receipts
1.2%

Top 10 holdings as of 12/31/2022

Holdings are as of the date indicated and subject to change.

List may exclude cash and cash equivalents. Please see the Fund's complete list of holdings for more information.

Holdings based by issuer.

Holding
% of portfolio
Holding
% of portfolio
Hancock Whitney Corp.
2.35
Mastec Inc.
2.28
Webster Finl Corp.
2.23
F.N.B Corp.
2.10
East West Bancorp Inc.
2.08
Wesco International Inc.
1.98
Stifel Finl Corp.
1.86
Atkore Inc.
1.78
MAGNOLIA OIL & GAS CORP
1.71
Berry Global Group Inc.
1.64

Total % Portfolio in Top 10 holdings - 20.01%

List of monthly holdingsList of quarterly holdings

Sector allocation as of 12/31/2022

List may exclude cash, cash equivalents, and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that are used for cash management purposes. Please see the Fund’s complete list of holdings for more information.

Sector
Fund
Sector
Fund
Financial services
27.9%
Industrials
13.9%
Consumer discretionary
11.1%
Technology
9.8%
Basic industry
7.9%
REITs
7.3%
Energy
7.0%
Utilities
4.0%
Healthcare
3.9%
Consumer staples
2.9%
Transportation
2.2%

Distribution history - annual distributions (Institutional Class)1,2
Distributions ($ per share)

Year
Capital gains3
Net investment income
Year
Capital gains3
Net investment income
2022
2.312
0.676
2021
3.104
0.440
2020
0.000
0.537
2019
2.038
0.740
2018
3.962
0.605
2017
0.614
0.421
2016
0.000
0.433
2015
2.895
0.454
2014
2.616
0.312
2013
1.101
0.173
2012
0.254
0.190

1If a Fund makes a distribution from any source other than net income, it is required to provide shareholders with a notice disclosing the source of such distribution (each a "Notice"). The amounts and sources of distributions reported above and in each Notice are only estimates and are not provided for tax reporting purposes. Each Fund will send each shareholder a Form 1099 DIV for the calendar year that will provide definitive information on how to report the Fund's distributions for federal income tax purposes. The information in the table above will not be updated to reflect any subsequent recharacterization of dividends and distributions. Click here to see recent Notices pertaining to the Fund (if any).

2Information on return of capital distributions (if any) is only provided from June 1, 2014 onward.

3Includes both short- and long-term capital gains.

Management

Kelley McKee

Kelley M. Carabasi, CFA

  • Co-Chief Investment Officer — US Small-Mid Cap Value Equity
  • Start date on the Fund: July 2012
  • Years of industry experience: 19
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Kent P Madden

Kent P. Madden, CFA

  • Co-Chief Investment Officer — US Small-Mid Cap Value Equity
  • Start date on the Fund: July 2012
  • Years of industry experience: 26
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Steven Catricks

Steven G. Catricks, CFA

  • Senior Portfolio Manager
  • Start date on the Fund: July 2012
  • Years of industry experience: 24
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Michael Foley

Michael Foley, CFA

  • Senior Portfolio Manager
  • Start date on the Fund: July 2019
  • Years of industry experience: 13
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Fees

Shareholder fees
Maximum sales charge (load) imposed on purchases as a percentage of offering price none
Maximum contingent deferred sales charge (load) as a percentage of original purchase price or redemption price, whichever is lower none
Annual fund operating expenses
Management fees 0.63%
Distribution and service (12b-1) fees none
Other expenses 0.23%
Total annual fund operating expenses 0.86%

Please see the prospectus and SAI for additional information.

Institutional Class shares are available only to certain investors. See the prospectus for more information.

Resources

Carefully consider the Fund's investment objectives, risk factors, charges, and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Fund's prospectus and it's summary prospectus, which may be obtained by visiting delawarefunds.com/literature or calling 877 693-3546. Investors should read the prospectus and the summary prospectus carefully before investing.

Carefully consider the Fund's investment objectives, risk factors, charges, and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Fund's prospectus and it's summary prospectus, which may be obtained by visiting delawarefunds.com/literature or calling 800 523-1918. Investors should read the prospectus and the summary prospectus carefully before investing.

The Fund’s investment manager, Delaware Management Company (Manager), may permit its affiliates, Macquarie Investment Management Global Limited (MIMGL) and Macquarie Funds Management Hong Kong Limited, to execute Fund security trades on behalf of the Manager. The Manager may also seek quantitative support from MIMGL.

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal.

Narrowly focused investments may exhibit higher volatility than investments in multiple industry sectors. Investment strategies that hold securities issued by companies principally engaged in the infrastructure industry have greater exposure to the potential adverse economic, regulatory, political, and other changes affecting such entities.

Investments in small and/or medium-sized companies typically exhibit greater risk and higher volatility than larger, more established companies.

REIT investments are subject to many of the risks associated with direct real estate ownership, including changes in economic conditions, credit risk, and interest rate fluctuations.

The disruptions caused by natural disasters, pandemics, or similar events could prevent the Fund from executing advantageous investment decisions in a timely manner and could negatively impact the Fund’s ability to achieve its investment objective and the value of the Fund’s investments.

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