Touchstone Small Company Fund

Touchstone Small Company Fund

Daily NAV
$
Overall Morningstar RatingTM
Small Growth

Morningstar

Overall Morningstar RatingTM is calculated against 583 funds in the Small Growth category.

The Morningstar RatingTM 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 3-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 Morningstar RatingTM does not include any adjustment for sales load. The top 10% of products in each product category receive five stars, the next 22.5% receive four stars, the next 35% receive three stars, the next 22.5% receive two stars, and the bottom 10% receive one star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5- and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% 3-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% 5-year rating/40% 3-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% 5-year rating/20% 3-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 3-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

Class A Shares star ratings do not include any front-end sales load and are intended for those investors who have access to such purchase terms.
Active Share
95 %

Active Share

Active Share measures the percentage of the Fund’s holdings that differ from those of the benchmark. It is calculated by taking the sum of the absolute difference between all of the holdings and weights in the portfolio and those of the benchmark holdings and weights and dividing the results by two.

Active
Closet Index
Passive
 100%-80%  80%-60%  60%-40% 40%-20%   20%-0%
Generally, a Fund with an active share of more than 60% is considered actively managed. Active Share is not a performance measurement. A high degree of Active Share does not assure outperformance of a fund relative to its benchmark index. 
 

Overview

Overview

Actively Managed and Sub-Advised by Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.

Objective

The fund seeks growth of capital.

Small Company Fund Commentary

Investment Style

  • Seeks to invest primarily in common stocks of small capitalization companies
  • Research-intensive approach focuses on finding high-quality companies that are believed to have improving business models, solid management teams, sustainable growth potential and favorable industry dynamics
  • Quality companies are those that possess the following traits:
    - Consistent earnings
    - Reasonable valuations
    - Low debt levels
    - Solid free cash flows
    - Strong management with a history of good capital allocation
A WORD ABOUT RISK

The Fund invests in equities which are subject to market volatility and loss. The Fund invests in stocks of small-cap companies, which may be subject to more erratic market movements than stocks of larger, more established companies. The Fund invests in foreign securities which carry the associated risks of economic and political instability, market liquidity, currency volatility and differences in accounting standards. The Fund may focus its investments in a particular industry and/or market sector which may increase the Fund’s volatility and magnify its effects on total return. Current and future portfolio holdings are subject to risk. The Advisor engages a sub-advisor to make investment decisions for the Fund’s portfolio; it may be unable to identify and retain a sub-advisor who achieves superior investment returns relative to other similar sub-advisors.

Fund Facts

Symbol
CUSIP
Share Class Inception Date
Total Share Class Net Assets as of 12/31/2018
Total Fund Net Assets as of 12/31/2018 $1,052,774,589
Asset Class US Equity
Morningstar Category Small Growth
Benchmark Russell 2000® Index
Distribution Frequency Annually
Portfolio Turnover Rate
Fiscal Year End
Prospectus Date 10/30/2018

Performance

Daily Returns as of
NAV NAV $ Change
Touchstone Small Company Fund -
HISTORICAL DAILY NAV
as of 01/31/2019 1 Month 3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
Touchstone Small Company Fund -
Including Sales Charge
Touchstone Small Company Fund -
Excluding Sales Charge
Russell 2000® Index 11.25% -0.41% 11.25% -3.52% 14.71% 7.26% 14.52% --
Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance data quoted. The investment return and principal value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. From time to time, the investment advisor may waive some fees and/or reimburse expenses, which if not waived or reimbursed, will lower performance. Returns are not annualized for periods of less than one year. Assumes reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains. The maximum front-end sales charge for Class A Shares of Touchstone U.S. Equity, International/Global Equity and Multi-Asset/Alternative Investment Funds excluding Touchstone Flexible Income Fund is 5.00%.
Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance data quoted. The investment return and principal value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. From time to time, the investment advisor may waive some fees and/or reimburse expenses, which if not waived or reimbursed, will lower performance. Returns are not annualized for periods of less than one year. Assumes reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains. Performance for Class C Shares is adjusted for the contingent deferred sales charges (CDSC) in effect at the end of the specified period. The CDSC for Class C Shares is 1.00% the first year you hold the shares and declines to 0% after the first year.
Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance data quoted. The investment return and principal value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. From time to time, the investment advisor may waive some fees and/or reimburse expenses, which if not waived or reimbursed, will lower performance. Returns are not annualized for periods of less than one year. Assumes reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains. Class Y Shares are sold at net asset value (NAV), without an initial sales charge and are not subject to a 12b-1 fee or contingent deferred sales charges.
Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance data quoted. The investment return and principal value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. From time to time, the investment advisor may waive some fees and/or reimburse expenses, which if not waived or reimbursed, will lower performance. Returns are not annualized for periods of less than one year. Assumes reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains. Class INST Shares are sold at net asset value (NAV), without an initial sales charge and are not subject to a 12b-1 fee or contingent deferred sales charges.
Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance data quoted. The investment return and principal value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. From time to time, the investment advisor may waive some fees and/or reimburse expenses, which if not waived or reimbursed, will lower performance. Returns are not annualized for periods of less than one year. Assumes reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains. Class R6 Shares are sold at net asset value (NAV), without an initial sales charge and are not subject to a 12b-1 fee or contingent deferred sales charges.
The performance presented for Class C, Y, INST and R6 Shares combines the performance of an older class of shares (Class A Shares) from the Fund’s inception, 03/01/93, with the performance since the inception date of each share class.
Prior to October 30, 2017, the performance, rating and ranking history is that of the Sentinel Small Company Fund.
as of 12/31/2018 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
Touchstone Small Company Fund -
Including Sales Charge
Touchstone Small Company Fund -
Excluding Sales Charge
Russell 2000® Index -11.01% 7.36% 4.41% 11.97% --
Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance data quoted. The investment return and principal value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. From time to time, the investment advisor may waive some fees and/or reimburse expenses, which if not waived or reimbursed, will lower performance. Returns are not annualized for periods of less than one year. Assumes reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains. The maximum front-end sales charge for Class A Shares of Touchstone U.S. Equity, International/Global Equity and Multi-Asset/Alternative Investment Funds excluding Touchstone Flexible Income Fund is 5.00%.
Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance data quoted. The investment return and principal value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. From time to time, the investment advisor may waive some fees and/or reimburse expenses, which if not waived or reimbursed, will lower performance. Returns are not annualized for periods of less than one year. Assumes reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains. Performance for Class C Shares is adjusted for the contingent deferred sales charges (CDSC) in effect at the end of the specified period. The CDSC for Class C Shares is 1.00% the first year you hold the shares and declines to 0% after the first year.
Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance data quoted. The investment return and principal value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. From time to time, the investment advisor may waive some fees and/or reimburse expenses, which if not waived or reimbursed, will lower performance. Returns are not annualized for periods of less than one year. Assumes reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains. Class Y Shares are sold at net asset value (NAV), without an initial sales charge and are not subject to a 12b-1 fee or contingent deferred sales charges.
Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance data quoted. The investment return and principal value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. From time to time, the investment advisor may waive some fees and/or reimburse expenses, which if not waived or reimbursed, will lower performance. Returns are not annualized for periods of less than one year. Assumes reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains. Class INST Shares are sold at net asset value (NAV), without an initial sales charge and are not subject to a 12b-1 fee or contingent deferred sales charges.
Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance data quoted. The investment return and principal value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. From time to time, the investment advisor may waive some fees and/or reimburse expenses, which if not waived or reimbursed, will lower performance. Returns are not annualized for periods of less than one year. Assumes reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains. Class R6 Shares are sold at net asset value (NAV), without an initial sales charge and are not subject to a 12b-1 fee or contingent deferred sales charges.
The performance presented for Class C, Y, INST and R6 Shares combines the performance of an older class of shares (Class A Shares) from the Fund’s inception, 03/01/93, with the performance since the inception date of each share class.
Prior to October 30, 2017, the performance, rating and ranking history is that of the Sentinel Small Company Fund.

Consider Touchstone Small Company Fund for Your Portfolio

Touchstone Small Company Fund invests primarily in common stocks of small capitalization companies with consistent earnings, reasonable valuations, low debt levels, solid free cash flows and strong management. It seeks to build a portfolio that may provide growth of capital.
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Portfolio

as of 12/31/2018
Number of Holdings
68
Active Share
95%

Active Share

Active Share measures the percentage of the Fund’s holdings that differ from those of the benchmark. It is calculated by taking the sum of the absolute difference between all of the holdings and weights in the portfolio and those of the benchmark holdings and weights and dividing the results by two.

Active
Closet Index
Passive
 100%-80%  80%-60%  60%-40% 40%-20%   20%-0%
Generally, a Fund with an active share of more than 60% is considered actively managed. Active Share is not a performance measurement. A high degree of Active Share does not assure outperformance of a fund relative to its benchmark index. 
 
Weighted Average Market Capitalization
$3.0 B
Median Market Capitalization
$2.7 B
Price To Earnings Ratio
(Weighted Harmonic Average)
10.2x
Price to Book Ratio
(Weighted Harmonic Average)
2.0x
as of 12/31/2018
Composition % of Portfolio
Equities 97.7
Cash Equivalents 2.3
Data may not total due to rounding.
For the data illustrated for Touchstone Domestic Equity Funds, Morningstar is the source. For the data illustrated for Touchstone Fixed Income Funds,  International/Global Equity Funds and Multi-Asset & Alternative Funds, the fund’s sub-advisor is the source. All holdings data is sourced from BNY Mellon Asset Servicing.
as of 12/31/2018
Sector % of Portfolio
Industrials 23.9
Information Technology 23.6
Healthcare 20.7
Consumer Discretionary 14.5
Financials 10.7
Communication Services 3.0
Consumer Staples 2.2
Real Estate 1.6
Utilities 0.0
Energy 0.0
Materials 0.0
There is no guarantee that the Fund will continue to hold any one particular security or stay invested in any one particular sector. Holdings are subject to change. Calculations for sectors and top holdings exclude cash equivalents. Data may not total due to rounding. 
For the data illustrated for Touchstone Domestic Equity Funds, Morningstar is the source. For the data illustrated for Touchstone Fixed Income Funds,  International/Global Equity Funds and Multi-Asset & Alternative Funds, the fund’s sub-advisor is the source. All holdings data is sourced from BNY Mellon Asset Servicing.
as of 01/31/2019
Security Description % of Portfolio
VERINT SYSTEMS INC 2.8
WOODWARD INC 2.4
CRANE CO 2.3
QUANTA SERVICES INC 2.3
TOPBUILD CORP 2.3
REGAL BELOIT CORP 2.2
AVAYA HOLDINGS CORP 2.2
WESTERN ALLIANCE BANCORP 2.2
ENERSYS 2.2
SKYWEST INC 2.2
There is no guarantee that the Fund will continue to hold any one particular security or stay invested in any one particular sector. Holdings are subject to change. Calculations for sectors and top holdings exclude cash equivalents. Data may not total due to rounding. 
For the data illustrated for Touchstone Domestic Equity Funds, Morningstar is the source. For the data illustrated for Touchstone Fixed Income Funds,  International/Global Equity Funds and Multi-Asset & Alternative Funds, the fund’s sub-advisor is the source. All holdings data is sourced from BNY Mellon Asset Servicing.
as of 12/31/2018
Security Description
Country
Shares Par Value
Current Price ($)
Market Value ($)
% of Portfolio
8X8 INC US 879,761 18.04 15,870,888 1.50
AARON'S INC US 381,026 42.05 16,022,143 1.52
ADTALEM GLOBAL EDUCATION INC US 331,416 47.32 15,682,605 1.49
ALLSCRIPTS HEALTHCARE SOLUTI US 2,845,154 9.64 27,427,285 2.60
ANGIODYNAMICS INC US 760,720 20.13 15,313,294 1.45
ASPEN TECHNOLOGY INC US 194,900 82.18 16,016,882 1.52
AVAYA HOLDINGS CORP US 1,455,007 14.56 21,184,902 2.01
BIO-RAD LABORATORIES-A US 51,964 232.22 12,067,080 1.14
BIO-TECHNE CORP US 85,276 144.72 12,341,143 1.17
BLOOMIN' BRANDS INC US 1,294,603 17.89 23,160,448 2.19
BOTTOMLINE TECHNOLOGIES (DE) US 285,149 48.00 13,687,152 1.30
BRUNSWICK CORP US 52,200 46.45 2,424,690 0.23
CARBONITE INC US 638,895 25.26 16,138,488 1.53
CARE.COM INC US 380,000 19.31 7,337,800 0.70
CHEMICAL FINANCIAL CORP US 581,786 36.61 21,299,185 2.02
CISION LTD US 1,238,725 11.70 14,493,083 1.37
CLEAN HARBORS INC US 323,794 49.35 15,979,234 1.51
COGENT COMMUNICATIONS HOLDIN US 349,951 45.21 15,821,285 1.50
COMMVAULT SYSTEMS INC US 268,104 59.09 15,842,265 1.50
CORPORATE OFFICE PROPERTIES US 721,657 21.03 15,176,447 1.44
CRANE CO US 311,452 72.18 22,480,605 2.13
DAVE & BUSTER'S ENTERTAINMEN US 350,179 44.56 15,603,976 1.48
DICK'S SPORTING GOODS INC US 514,228 31.20 16,043,914 1.52
DREYFUS-GOV C-IN US 24,293,813 1.00 24,293,813 2.30
ENCOMPASS HEALTH CORP US 208,700 61.70 12,876,790 1.22
ENERSYS US 314,234 77.61 24,387,701 2.31
GENESEE & WYOMING INC-CL A US 208,519 74.02 15,434,576 1.46
G-III APPAREL GROUP LTD US 76,000 27.89 2,119,640 0.20
GLACIER BANCORP INC US 286,814 39.62 11,363,571 1.08
GLOBUS MEDICAL INC - A US 365,751 43.28 15,829,703 1.50
HAEMONETICS CORP/MASS US 161,248 100.05 16,132,862 1.53
HEARTLAND FINANCIAL USA INC US 356,507 43.95 15,668,483 1.48
HILLENBRAND INC US 416,512 37.93 15,798,300 1.50
ITT INC US 439,144 48.27 21,197,481 2.01
J2 GLOBAL INC US 228,419 69.38 15,847,710 1.50
KNIGHT-SWIFT TRANSPORTATION US 577,776 25.07 14,484,844 1.37
MAXIMUS INC US 243,601 65.09 15,855,989 1.50
MEDNAX INC US 482,945 33.00 15,937,185 1.51
MOBILE MINI INC US 509,642 31.75 16,181,134 1.53
MOVADO GROUP INC US 76,000 31.62 2,403,120 0.23
NETSCOUT SYSTEMS INC US 641,457 23.63 15,157,629 1.44
NICE LTD - SPON ADR IL 143,620 108.21 15,541,120 1.47
NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS INC US 1,207,118 13.23 15,970,171 1.51
NUVASIVE INC US 442,554 49.56 21,932,976 2.08
OMNICELL INC US 238,742 61.24 14,620,560 1.39
ON SEMICONDUCTOR CORP US 611,380 16.51 10,093,884 0.96
OPEN TEXT CORP CA 333,320 32.60 10,866,232 1.03
ORTHOFIX MEDICAL INC US 311,485 52.49 16,349,848 1.55
OXFORD INDUSTRIES INC US 35,000 71.04 2,486,400 0.24
PENN NATIONAL GAMING INC US 279,268 18.83 5,258,616 0.50
PLANTRONICS INC US 455,025 33.10 15,061,328 1.43
QUANTA SERVICES INC US 869,945 30.10 26,185,345 2.48
QUINSTREET INC US 421,000 16.23 6,832,830 0.65
REGAL BELOIT CORP US 384,435 70.05 26,929,672 2.55
SKYWEST INC US 464,401 44.47 20,651,912 1.96
SPROUTS FARMERS MARKET INC US 962,428 23.51 22,626,682 2.14
STEVEN MADDEN LTD US 75,900 30.26 2,296,734 0.22
TACTILE SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY I US 312,802 45.55 14,248,131 1.35
TEXAS ROADHOUSE INC US 261,659 59.70 15,621,042 1.48
TIVITY HEALTH INC US 607,781 24.81 15,079,047 1.43
TOPBUILD CORP US 570,226 45.00 25,660,170 2.43
TREX COMPANY INC US 126 59.36 7,479 0.00
VERINT SYSTEMS INC US 646,477 42.31 27,352,442 2.59
WEBSTER FINANCIAL CORP US 445,614 49.29 21,964,314 2.08
WESTERN ALLIANCE BANCORP US 551,396 39.49 21,774,628 2.06
WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC US 47,200 50.45 2,381,240 0.23
WOODWARD INC US 310,418 74.29 23,060,953 2.19
WSFS FINANCIAL CORP US 422,506 37.91 16,017,202 1.52
There is no guarantee that the Fund will continue to hold any one particular security or stay invested in any one particular sector. Holdings are subject to change. Calculations for sectors and top holdings exclude cash equivalents. Data may not total due to rounding. 
For the data illustrated for Touchstone Domestic Equity Funds, Morningstar is the source. For the data illustrated for Touchstone Fixed Income Funds,  International/Global Equity Funds and Multi-Asset & Alternative Funds, the fund’s sub-advisor is the source. All holdings data is sourced from BNY Mellon Asset Servicing.

Management

Management

Actively Managed and Sub-Advised by Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.
Jason Ronovech, CFA

Jason Ronovech, CFA

Investment Experience since 1998

Career Summary 
Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.
Sentinel Asset Management, Inc.
Paradigm Capital Management
Prudential Financial

Education 
Hamilton College, BA Economics

Fees

Total Annual Fund Operating Expense Ratio
Net Annual Fund Operating Expense Ratio
Touchstone Advisors has contractually agreed to waive a portion of its fees and/or reimburse certain Fund expenses in order to limit certain annual fund operating expenses (excluding Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses “AFFE,” and other expenses, if any) to 1.22% for Class A Shares, 1.95% for Class C Shares, 0.89% for Class Y Shares, 0.79% for Class INST Shares and 0.73% for Class R6 Shares. These expense limitations will remain in effect until at least 10/29/2019.

Distributions

Capital Gain and Income Distribution as of
Pay Date Income Distribution Short Term Capital Gains Per Share Long Term Capital Gains Per Share Total Capital Gains Per Share

Resources

Consider Touchstone Small Company Fund for Your Portfolio

Touchstone Small Company Fund invests primarily in common stocks of small capitalization companies with consistent earnings, reasonable valuations, low debt levels, solid free cash flows and strong management. It seeks to build a portfolio that may provide growth of capital.
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Please consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the fund carefully before investing. The prospectus and the summary prospectus contain this and other information about the fund. To obtain a prospectus or a summary prospectus, contact your financial advisor or download and/or request one at Resources & Tools. Please read the prospectus and/or summary prospectus carefully before investing.

Investment return and principal value of an investment in a Fund will fluctuate so that investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. All investing involves risk.

Touchstone Funds are distributed by Touchstone Securities, Inc., a registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC


Investment products offered are not FDIC insured, may lose value and have no bank guarantee.

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