Baron Small Cap Fund (BSCFX)

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Fund Description

Baron Small Cap Fund invests primarily in small growth companies.

    

    

Price as of Jul 30 , 2014 Collapse

NAV Daily Change ($) Daily Change (%) MTD YTD 52-Week High 52-Week Low
$34.44 $0.20 0.58% -2.77% -1.01% $35.82 $30.97 

Price History

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9/30/1997 – 7/30/2014
  • Low: $6.68 10/8/1998
  • High: $35.82 3/4/2014

Performance as of June 30, 2014

Month End   |   Quarter End Download Fund Performance
    Annualized Returns
6/30/14
Since Inception
9/30/97
 
  YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR Annualized Cumulative Expense
Ratio*
BSCFX - Baron Small Cap Fund 1.81% 22.55% 13.38% 19.61% 9.45% 10.42% 426.11% 1.31%
Russell 2000 Growth Index 2.22% 24.73% 14.49% 20.50% 9.04% 5.46% 143.60% N/A
S&P 500 Index 7.14% 24.61% 16.58% 18.83% 7.78% 6.37% 181.35% N/A
Morningstar Small Growth Category Average 0.87% 22.40% 12.73% 19.88% 8.72% N/A N/A N/A
    Annualized Returns
6/30/14
Since Inception
9/30/97
 
  YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR Annualized Cumulative Expense
Ratio*
BSCFX - Baron Small Cap Fund 1.81% 22.55% 13.38% 19.61% 9.45% 10.42% 426.11% 1.31%
Russell 2000 Growth Index 2.22% 24.73% 14.49% 20.50% 9.04% 5.46% 143.60% N/A
S&P 500 Index 7.14% 24.61% 16.58% 18.83% 7.78% 6.37% 181.35% N/A
Morningstar Small Growth Category Average 0.87% 22.40% 12.73% 19.88% 8.72% N/A N/A N/A
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Growth of $10,000 Chart

 
9/30/1997 – 7/29/2014
  • Baron Small Cap Fund: $50,858.14
  • Russell 2000 Growth: $23,364.25
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Rolling Returns

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Historical Performance

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Year Baron Small Cap Fund - R Russell 2000 Growth Index S&P 500 Index
2013 37.77% 43.30% 32.39%
2012 17.98% 14.59% 16.00%
2011 -1.58% -2.91% 2.11%
2010 23.47% 29.09% 15.06%
2009 35.26% 34.47% 26.46%
2008 -40.24% -38.54% -37.00%
2007 11.69% 7.05% 5.49%
2006 11.83% 13.35% 15.79%
2005 8.34% 4.15% 4.91%
2004 22.16% 14.31% 10.88%
2003 38.82% 48.54% 28.68%
2002 -9.66% -30.26% -22.06%
2001 5.19% -9.23% -11.93%
2000 -17.53% -22.43% -9.10%
1999 70.78% 43.09% 21.04%
1998 2.23% 1.23% 28.58%
1997^ 3.10% -8.20% 2.87%
^ For the period September 30, 1997 (Fund inception) to December 31, 1997
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Cumulative Returns

9/30/1997 – 6/30/2014
  • BSCFX - Baron Small Cap Fund: 426.11%
  • Russell 2000 Growth Index: 143.60%
  • S&P 500 Index: 181.35%
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Total Returns By Quarters

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Quarters Baron Small Cap Fund - R Russell 2000 Growth Index S&P 500 Index
6/30/2014 2.82% 1.72% 5.23%
3/31/2014 -0.98% 0.48% 1.81%
12/31/2013 10.03% 8.17% 10.51%
9/30/2013 9.40% 12.80% 5.24%
6/30/2013 1.66% 3.74% 2.91%
3/31/2013 12.59% 13.21% 10.61%
12/31/2012 3.48% 0.45% -0.38%
9/30/2012 4.60% 4.84% 6.35%
6/30/2012 -3.87% -3.94% -2.75%
3/31/2012 13.39% 13.28% 12.59%
12/31/2011 12.30% 14.99% 11.82%
9/30/2011 -21.57% -22.25% -13.87%
6/30/2011 1.53% -0.59% 0.10%
3/31/2011 10.05% 9.24% 5.92%
12/31/2010 13.78% 17.11% 10.76%
9/30/2010 10.93% 12.83% 11.29%
6/30/2010 -7.19% -9.22% -11.43%
3/31/2010 5.40% 7.61% 5.39%
12/31/2009 7.24% 4.14% 6.04%
9/30/2009 13.53% 15.95% 15.61%
6/30/2009 20.31% 23.38% 15.93%
3/31/2009 -7.65% -9.74% -11.01%
12/31/2008 -23.85% -27.45% -21.94%
9/30/2008 -7.33% -6.99% -8.37%
6/30/2008 -1.94% 4.47% -2.73%
3/31/2008 -13.64% -12.83% -9.44%
12/31/2007 0.12% -2.10% -3.33%
9/30/2007 1.23% 0.02% 2.03%
6/30/2007 6.12% 6.69% 6.28%
3/31/2007 3.85% 2.48% 0.64%
12/31/2006 9.83% 8.77% 6.70%
9/30/2006 -1.21% -1.76% 5.67%
6/30/2006 -7.41% -7.25% -1.44%
3/31/2006 11.31% 14.36% 4.21%
12/31/2005 3.64% 1.61% 2.09%
9/30/2005 0.65% 6.32% 3.60%
6/30/2005 3.38% 3.48% 1.37%
3/31/2005 0.45% -6.83% -2.15%
12/31/2004 18.21% 15.08% 9.23%
9/30/2004 -5.14% -6.01% -1.87%
6/30/2004 1.61% 0.09% 1.72%
3/31/2004 7.22% 5.58% 1.69%
12/31/2003 7.53% 12.68% 12.18%
9/30/2003 7.74% 10.47% 2.65%
6/30/2003 19.55% 24.15% 15.39%
3/31/2003 0.22% -3.88% -3.15%
12/31/2002 0.08% 7.51% 8.44%
9/30/2002 -15.97% -21.52% -17.28%
6/30/2002 -1.45% -15.70% -13.40%
3/31/2002 9.01% -1.96% 0.32%
12/31/2001 19.86% 26.17% 10.63%
9/30/2001 -19.43% -28.08% -14.68%
6/30/2001 19.41% 17.97% 5.85%
3/31/2001 -8.78% -15.20% -11.86%
12/31/2000 -7.51% -20.20% -7.82%
9/30/2000 -10.29% -3.97% -0.97%
6/30/2000 0.28% -7.37% -2.66%
3/31/2000 -0.89% 9.28% 2.29%
12/31/1999 34.63% 33.39% 14.88%
9/30/1999 0.07% -4.92% -6.24%
6/30/1999 12.36% 14.75% 7.05%
3/31/1999 12.81% -1.68% 4.98%
12/31/1998 22.42% 23.64% 21.30%
9/30/1998 -28.07% -22.36% -9.95%
6/30/1998 1.10% -5.74% 3.30%
3/31/1998 14.84% 11.88% 13.95%
12/31/1997 3.10% -8.20% 2.87%
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Total Returns By Months

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Month End Baron Small Cap Fund - R Russell 2000 Growth Index S&P 500 Index
6/30/2014 4.79% 6.20% 2.07%
5/31/2014 1.90% 0.97% 2.35%
4/30/2014 -3.72% -5.13% 0.74%
3/31/2014 -2.10% -2.46% 0.84%
2/28/2014 4.83% 4.83% 4.57%
1/31/2014 -3.51% -1.73% -3.46%
12/31/2013 3.63% 2.05% 2.53%
11/30/2013 2.37% 4.11% 3.05%
10/31/2013 3.72% 1.82% 4.60%
9/30/2013 5.22% 6.96% 3.14%
8/31/2013 -0.98% -1.95% -2.90%
7/31/2013 5.00% 7.56% 5.09%
6/30/2013 -0.60% -0.62% -1.34%
5/31/2013 2.34% 5.07% 2.34%
4/30/2013 -0.07% -0.66% 1.93%
3/31/2013 4.76% 5.10% 3.75%
2/28/2013 1.08% 1.06% 1.36%
1/31/2013 6.33% 6.58% 5.18%
12/31/2012 2.26% 2.88% 0.91%
11/30/2012 2.13% 0.77% 0.58%
10/31/2012 -0.92% -3.11% -1.85%
9/30/2012 2.15% 3.00% 2.58%
8/31/2012 5.31% 3.59% 2.25%
7/31/2012 -2.76% -1.74% 1.39%
6/30/2012 3.19% 5.16% 4.12%
5/31/2012 -7.77% -7.13% -6.01%
4/30/2012 1.00% -1.64% -0.63%
3/31/2012 2.40% 2.03% 3.29%
2/29/2012 4.96% 3.29% 4.32%
1/31/2012 5.50% 7.48% 4.48%
12/31/2011 -0.78% -0.22% 1.02%
11/30/2011 -0.18% -0.53% -0.22%
10/31/2011 13.39% 15.86% 10.93%
9/30/2011 -12.07% -11.50% -7.03%
8/31/2011 -8.25% -8.57% -5.43%
7/31/2011 -2.79% -3.92% -2.03%
6/30/2011 -0.60% -2.14% -1.67%
5/31/2011 -0.74% -1.95% -1.13%
4/30/2011 2.90% 3.60% 2.96%
3/31/2011 2.07% 3.75% 0.04%
2/28/2011 5.43% 5.88% 3.43%
1/31/2011 2.27% -0.56% 2.37%
12/31/2010 5.88% 7.59% 6.68%
11/30/2010 4.32% 4.36% 0.01%
10/31/2010 3.01% 4.30% 3.80%
9/30/2010 10.70% 14.15% 8.92%
8/31/2010 -5.41% -7.29% -4.51%
7/31/2010 5.94% 6.61% 7.01%
6/30/2010 -6.03% -6.71% -5.23%
5/31/2010 -6.40% -6.61% -7.99%
4/30/2010 5.52% 4.20% 1.58%
3/31/2010 6.17% 7.94% 6.03%
2/28/2010 2.52% 4.36% 3.10%
1/31/2010 -3.17% -4.47% -3.60%
12/31/2009 7.18% 8.56% 1.93%
11/30/2009 3.34% 3.09% 6.00%
10/31/2009 -3.17% -6.95% -1.86%
9/30/2009 5.09% 6.57% 3.73%
8/31/2009 2.70% 0.98% 3.61%
7/31/2009 5.18% 7.75% 7.56%
6/30/2009 1.93% 3.24% 0.20%
5/31/2009 3.47% 3.87% 5.59%
4/30/2009 14.07% 15.05% 9.57%
3/31/2009 8.05% 8.98% 8.76%
2/28/2009 -8.01% -10.35% -10.65%
1/31/2009 -7.09% -7.61% -8.43%
12/31/2008 5.79% 5.42% 1.06%
11/30/2008 -10.68% -12.10% -7.18%
10/31/2008 -19.41% -21.70% -16.80%
9/30/2008 -10.27% -11.30% -8.91%
8/31/2008 2.81% 2.48% 1.45%
7/31/2008 0.45% 2.33% -0.84%
6/30/2008 -9.55% -5.96% -8.43%
5/31/2008 3.19% 5.66% 1.30%
4/30/2008 5.05% 5.14% 4.87%
3/31/2008 -1.25% -0.58% -0.43%
2/29/2008 -3.56% -3.46% -3.25%
1/31/2008 -9.32% -9.17% -6.00%
12/31/2007 -2.52% 0.63% -0.69%
11/30/2007 -2.64% -6.91% -4.18%
10/31/2007 5.50% 4.50% 1.59%
9/30/2007 4.81% 2.91% 3.74%
8/31/2007 0.83% 2.51% 1.50%
7/31/2007 -4.21% -5.19% -3.10%
6/30/2007 0.08% -0.57% -1.66%
5/31/2007 3.88% 4.55% 3.49%
4/30/2007 2.07% 2.62% 4.43%
3/31/2007 0.68% 0.92% 1.12%
2/28/2007 -0.72% -0.32% -1.96%
1/31/2007 3.90% 1.86% 1.51%
12/31/2006 0.93% -0.24% 1.40%
11/30/2006 2.85% 2.39% 1.90%
10/31/2006 5.81% 6.48% 3.26%
9/30/2006 3.28% 0.68% 2.58%
8/31/2006 2.24% 2.93% 2.38%
7/31/2006 -6.45% -5.19% 0.62%
6/30/2006 -1.32% 0.06% 0.14%
5/31/2006 -5.69% -7.04% -2.88%
4/30/2006 -0.50% -0.29% 1.34%
3/31/2006 4.50% 4.86% 1.24%
2/28/2006 -0.20% -0.53% 0.27%
1/31/2006 6.73% 9.65% 2.65%
12/31/2005 2.12% -0.15% 0.03%
11/30/2005 6.63% 5.66% 3.78%
10/31/2005 -4.81% -3.70% -1.67%
9/30/2005 -1.03% 0.79% 0.81%
8/31/2005 -2.71% -1.41% -0.91%
7/31/2005 4.54% 6.99% 3.72%
6/30/2005 4.99% 3.23% 0.14%
5/31/2005 3.07% 7.05% 3.18%
4/30/2005 -4.46% -6.36% -1.90%
3/31/2005 -0.40% -3.75% -1.77%
2/28/2005 1.50% 1.37% 2.10%
1/31/2005 -0.63% -4.50% -2.44%
12/31/2004 6.15% 3.59% 3.40%
11/30/2004 6.95% 8.45% 4.05%
10/31/2004 4.12% 2.43% 1.53%
9/30/2004 2.79% 5.53% 1.08%
8/31/2004 -1.69% -2.15% 0.40%
7/31/2004 -6.13% -8.98% -3.31%
6/30/2004 -1.32% 3.33% 1.94%
5/31/2004 0.10% 1.99% 1.37%
4/30/2004 2.86% -5.02% -1.57%
3/31/2004 2.74% 0.47% -1.51%
2/29/2004 0.57% -0.15% 1.39%
1/31/2004 3.77% 5.25% 1.84%
12/31/2003 -1.75% 0.45% 5.24%
11/30/2003 0.69% 3.26% 0.88%
10/31/2003 8.69% 8.64% 5.66%
9/30/2003 -2.49% -2.53% -1.06%
8/31/2003 5.23% 5.37% 1.95%
7/31/2003 4.99% 7.56% 1.76%
6/30/2003 4.16% 1.93% 1.28%
5/31/2003 6.14% 11.27% 5.27%
4/30/2003 8.13% 9.46% 8.24%
3/31/2003 3.00% 1.51% 0.97%
2/28/2003 -2.18% -2.67% -1.50%
1/31/2003 -0.52% -2.72% -2.62%
12/31/2002 -3.81% -6.90% -5.87%
11/30/2002 4.73% 9.91% 5.89%
10/31/2002 -0.66% 5.06% 8.80%
9/30/2002 -3.11% -7.22% -10.87%
8/31/2002 -2.41% -0.05% 0.66%
7/31/2002 -11.14% -15.37% -7.80%
6/30/2002 -4.89% -8.48% -7.12%
5/31/2002 -0.52% -5.85% -0.74%
4/30/2002 4.16% -2.16% -6.06%
3/31/2002 7.31% 8.69% 3.76%
2/28/2002 0.39% -6.47% -1.93%
1/31/2002 1.18% -3.56% -1.41%
12/31/2001 8.41% 6.23% 0.83%
11/30/2001 11.08% 8.35% 7.67%
10/31/2001 -0.47% 9.62% 1.91%
9/30/2001 -11.63% -16.14% -8.08%
8/31/2001 -4.27% -6.24% -6.26%
7/31/2001 -4.76% -8.53% -0.98%
6/30/2001 5.70% 2.73% -2.43%
5/31/2001 3.76% 2.32% 0.67%
4/30/2001 8.87% 12.24% 7.77%
3/31/2001 -8.21% -9.09% -6.34%
2/28/2001 -6.81% -13.71% -9.12%
1/31/2001 6.64% 8.09% 3.55%
12/31/2000 6.95% 6.12% 0.49%
11/30/2000 -13.74% -18.16% -7.88%
10/31/2000 0.25% -8.12% -0.42%
9/30/2000 -8.18% -4.97% -5.28%
8/31/2000 -0.17% 10.52% 6.21%
7/31/2000 -2.12% -8.57% -1.56%
6/30/2000 12.66% 12.92% 2.47%
5/31/2000 -2.99% -8.76% -2.05%
4/30/2000 -8.24% -10.10% -3.01%
3/31/2000 1.02% -10.51% 9.78%
2/29/2000 6.84% 23.27% -1.89%
1/31/2000 -8.17% -0.93% -5.02%
12/31/1999 15.76% 17.63% 5.89%
11/30/1999 10.60% 10.57% 2.03%
10/31/1999 5.16% 2.56% 6.33%
9/30/1999 0.60% 1.93% -2.74%
8/31/1999 -4.66% -3.74% -0.49%
7/31/1999 4.34% -3.09% -3.12%
6/30/1999 2.61% 5.27% 5.55%
5/31/1999 3.33% 0.16% -2.36%
4/30/1999 5.97% 8.83% 3.87%
3/31/1999 5.60% 3.56% 4.00%
2/28/1999 -4.01% -9.15% -3.11%
1/31/1999 11.29% 4.50% 4.18%
12/31/1998 10.48% 9.05% 5.76%
11/30/1998 8.41% 7.76% 6.06%
10/31/1998 2.21% 5.22% 8.13%
9/30/1998 1.18% 10.14% 6.41%
8/31/1998 -22.71% -23.08% -14.46%
7/31/1998 -8.02% -8.35% -1.06%
6/30/1998 1.96% 1.02% 4.06%
5/31/1998 -4.48% -7.27% -1.72%
4/30/1998 3.80% 0.61% 1.01%
3/31/1998 6.00% 4.20% 5.12%
2/28/1998 9.30% 8.83% 7.21%
1/31/1998 -0.87% -1.33% 1.11%
12/31/1997 4.35% 0.06% 1.72%
11/30/1997 -0.40% -2.38% 4.63%
10/31/1997 -0.80% -6.01% -3.34%
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Performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate; an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. The Fund's transfer agency expenses may be reduced by expense offsets from an unaffiliated transfer agent, without which performance would have been lower. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted above. For performance information current to the most recent month end, click on Total Returns By Month tab above.

*As of fiscal year ended 9/30/2013 the expense ratio of the Fund’s Retail Shares was 1.31%.

Historical Performance for  the year 1997 is annualized for the period from inception on 9/30/1997 through 12/31/1997.

Definitions (provided by BAMCO, Inc.): The indexes are unmanaged. The Russell 2000® Growth Index measures the performance of small-sized U.S. companies that are classified as growth and the S&P 500 Index of 500 widely held large-cap U.S. companies. The indexes and the Fund are with dividends, which positively impact the performance results. The Morningstar Small Growth Average is not weighted and represents the straight average of annualized returns of each of the funds in the Small Growth category. The Fund's Retail Shares have been included in the category since inception and the Fund's Institutional Shares since 5/29/09. As of 6/30/13, the category consisted of 744, 741, 713, 632, 558 and 362 funds for the 3-month, year-to-date, 1-, 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods. © 2014 Morningstar, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.  The Morningstar information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely.  Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.