Delaware Value® Fund

Key features

Focus on high-quality companies with attractive valuations

A diversified portfolio with exposure to all economic sectors, seeking protection from downside risks

Team-based consensus-driven process that has been consistently applied for over 35 years

Daily pricing as of 04/14/2021

NAV
NAV 1-day net change
Max offer price
$24.06

Total net assets as of 03/31/2021

All share classes
$11.0 billion

Overview

Fund information
Inception date09/15/1998
Dividends paid (if any)Quarterly
Capital gains paid (if any)December
Fund identifiers
NASDAQDDVIX
CUSIP24610C857

Benchmark and peer group

Russell 1000® Value Index (view definition)

Morningstar Large Value Category (view definition)

Lipper Large-Cap Value 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 (03/31/2021)

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.

Performance shown prior to Oct. 4, 2019, are as of the predecessor fund and investment team.

Average annual total return as of quarter-end (03/31/2021)

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.

Performance shown prior to Oct. 4, 2019, are as of the predecessor fund and investment team.

Overall Morningstar RatingTM

Institutional Class shares - as of 03/31/2021

MorningstarMorningstarMorningstar
RatingNo. of funds
Overall31138
3 years21138
5 years21007
10 years4729
Morningstar categoryMorningstar Large Value Category
 

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The Morningstar rating is based on risk-adjusted returns.

Morningstar ranking - as of 03/31/2021
1 year 871 / 1209
3 years 849 / 1138
5 years 744 / 1007
10 years 158 / 729
Morningstar categoryMorningstar Large Value Category

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The Morningstar ranking is based on historical total returns.

Lipper ranking - as of 03/31/2021
1 year 272 / 343
3 years 280 / 319
5 years 266 / 305
10 years 62 / 231
Lipper classificationLipper Large-Cap Value Funds Average

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The Lipper ranking is based on historical total returns.

Expense ratio

Gross
0.68%
Net
0.68%

Calendar year total returns @ NAV

Year
Annual return
Year
Annual return
2020
0.16%
2019
20.25%
2018
-2.91%
2017
13.64%
2016
14.78%
2015
-0.35%
2014
13.69%
2013
33.44%
2012
14.48%
2011
9.14%

Portfolio

Portfolio characteristics as of 03/31/2021

Number of holdings
33
Market cap (median) Source: FactSet
$83.1 billion
Market cap (weighted average) Source: FactSet
$109.3 billion
Portfolio turnover (last fiscal year)
25%
Beta (relative to Russell 1000 Value Index) (view definition)
0.96
SEC 30-day yield with waiver (view definition)
1.38%
SEC 30-day yield without waiver (view definition)
1.38%
Annualized standard deviation, 3 years (view definition)
19.49

Portfolio composition as of 03/31/2021
Total may not equal 100% due to rounding.

Domestic equities
98.9%
Cash, cash equivalents and other assets
1.1%

Top 10 holdings as of 03/31/2021

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
Caterpillar Inc.
3.17
Metlife Inc.
3.16
Raytheon Technologies Corporation
3.15
Motorola Solutions Inc.
3.12
American International Group Inc.
3.12
Northrop Grumman Corp.
3.12
Equity Residential
3.10
Truist Financial Corp.
3.09
Dollar Tree Inc.
3.08
Cigna Holding Co.
3.08

Total % Portfolio in Top 10 holdings - 31.19%

List of monthly holdingsList of quarterly holdings

Sector allocation as of 03/31/2021

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
Information technology
18.1%
Healthcare
17.4%
Financials
15.5%
Industrials
12.5%
Consumer staples
8.8%
Communication services
8.6%
Consumer discretionary
6.2%
Real estate
3.1%
Materials
3.0%
Energy
3.0%
Utilities
2.7%

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

Year
Capital gains3
Net investment income
Year
Capital gains3
Net investment income
2021
0.000
0.110
2020
0.137
0.429
2019
0.670
0.422
2018
0.874
0.388
2017
0.518
0.345
2016
0.159
0.335
2015
0.243
0.332
2014
0.000
0.289
2013
0.000
0.258
2012
0.000
0.199
2011
0.000
0.221

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

Nikhil Lalvani

Nikhil G. Lalvani, CFA

  • Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager, Team Leader
  • Start date on the Fund: October 2006
  • Years of industry experience: 24
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Robert A Vogel

Robert A. Vogel Jr., CFA

  • Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager
  • Start date on the Fund: July 2004
  • Years of industry experience: 29
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Kristen Bartholdson

Kristen E. Bartholdson 

  • Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager
  • Start date on the Fund: December 2008
  • Years of industry experience: 20
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Erin Ksenak

Erin Ksenak 

  • Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager
  • Start date on the Fund: December 2020
  • Years of industry experience: 11
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Fees

Shareholder fees
Maximum sales charge (load) imposed on purchases as a percentage of offering pricenone
Maximum contingent deferred sales charge (load) as a percentage of original purchase price or redemption price, whichever is lowernone
Annual fund operating expenses
Management fees0.52%
Distribution and service (12b-1) feesnone
Other expenses0.16%
Total annual fund operating expenses0.68%
Fee waivers and expense reimbursements1none
Total annual fund operating expenses after fee waivers and expense reimbursements0.68%

Resources

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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 its summary prospectus, which may be obtained by clicking the prospectus link located under the Resources section, 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 its summary prospectus, which are located under the Resources section, 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.

Risk is increased in a concentrated portfolio since it holds a limited number of securities with each investment having a greater effect on the overall performance.

Diversification may not protect against market risk.

Natural or environmental disasters, such as earthquakes, fires, floods, hurricanes, tsunamis, and other severe weather-related phenomena generally, and widespread disease, including pandemics and epidemics, have been and can be highly disruptive to economies and markets, adversely impacting individual companies, sectors, industries, markets, currencies, interest and inflation rates, credit ratings, investor sentiment, and other factors affecting the value of the Fund’s investments. Given the increasing interdependence among global economies and markets, conditions in one country, market, or region are increasingly likely to adversely affect markets, issuers, and/or foreign exchange rates in other countries. These disruptions 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. Any such event(s) could have a significant adverse impact on the value and risk profile of the Fund.

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