Investment Process

The investment team seeks to invest in high-quality, undervalued businesses that offer the potential for superior risk/reward outcomes.

Undervaluation

  • Determine the intrinsic value of the business
  • Invest at a significant discount to intrinsic value

Business Quality

  • Strong free cash flow
  • High/improving returns on capital
  • Strong competitive positions

Financial Strength

  • Strong balance sheets reduce potential for capital risk
  • Provides management ability to build value

Shareholder-Oriented Management

  • History of building shareholder value

In-depth Investment Process

 

Investment
Results (%)

As of 31 May 2024 QTD YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Inception
Investor Class: ARTKX 3.34 7.88 21.78 7.20 12.38 7.14 11.73
MSCI EAFE Index 1.21 7.07 18.53 3.06 8.05 4.60 7.40
MSCI All Country World ex USA Index 1.06 5.79 16.74 0.27 6.81 4.03 7.51
As of 31 March 2024 QTD YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Inception
Investor Class: ARTKX 4.38 4.38 16.28 8.64 11.19 7.22 11.65
MSCI EAFE Index 5.78 5.78 15.32 4.78 7.33 4.80 7.40
MSCI All Country World ex USA Index 4.69 4.69 13.26 1.94 5.97 4.25 7.52

Calendar Year Returns (%)

2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Investor Class: ARTKX 23.96 8.52 16.69 -7.00 22.65
MSCI EAFE Index 22.01 7.82 11.26 -14.45 18.24
MSCI All Country World ex USA Index 21.51 10.65 7.82 -16.00 15.62
Returns for periods less than one year are not annualized. 

Past performance does not guarantee and is not a reliable indicator of future results. Investment returns and principal values will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than that shown. 

Ratings

Morningstar Overall RatingTM
As of 31 May 2024
     
Morningstar Medalist RatingTM
As of 31 May 2024
Gold

Analyst-Driven: 100%
Data Coverage: 100%

Morningstar Rating Disclosure

Star ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year Morningstar Ratings metrics. 680 funds in the overall Foreign Large Blend category. View full Fund ratings.

View Important Disclosures below for further details on Morningstar Medalist Rating™. 

Expense Ratio

Semi-Annual Report 31 March 2024 1.18%
Prospectus 30 September 2023 1.26%

Expense Ratio Disclosure

See prospectus for further details. Semi-Annual Report Figure(s): Unaudited, annualized for the six-month period. Excludes Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses as described in the prospectus. 

Top 10 Holdings
(% of total portfolio as of 31 May 2024)
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (Korea) 5.5
Arch Capital Group Ltd (United States) 5.1
ABB Ltd (Switzerland) 4.3
Novartis AG (Switzerland) 4.1
UBS Group AG (Switzerland) 4.1
Unilever PLC (United Kingdom) 4.1
Danone SA (France) 4.1
Koninklijke Philips NV (Netherlands) 3.4
Safran SA (France) 3.1
HCL Technologies Ltd (India) 2.8
Total 40.6%
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Portfolio Statistics
(as of 31 May 2024)
Median Market Cap (Billions) $26.1
Weighted Avg. Market Cap (Billions) $83.1
Weighted Harmonic Avg. P/E (FY1) 15.9X
Weighted Harmonic Avg. P/E (FY2) 14.2X
Weighted Avg. Net Debt/Capital 10.1%
Median Price/Book Value 1.9X
Weighted Avg. ROA 7.4%
Active Share 92.6%
Annual Turnover 19.5%
Number of Securities 53
Number of Countries 17
Cash (% of total portfolio) 13.4%
Region Allocation
(% of portfolio securities as of 31 May 2024)
Region Allocation chart
Europe 63.7
Americas 18.4
Emerging Markets 15.9
Pacific Basin 2.0
Total 100.0%
Top 10 Countries
(% of portfolio securities as of 31 May 2024)
Switzerland 21.5
United Kingdom 17.3
United States 13.7
France 12.8
Korea 7.7
Netherlands 5.6
Canada 4.6
China 3.3
India 3.2
Ireland 2.2
Sector Diversification
(% of portfolio securities as of 31 May 2024)
Communication Services 3.6
Consumer Discretionary 15.0
Consumer Staples 17.5
Energy 2.6
Financials 17.0
Health Care 10.0
Industrials 17.9
Information Technology 12.6
Materials 3.9
Real Estate
Utilities
Other
Total 100.0%
The investment team leverages high degrees of experience and knowledge within a disciplined investment process. Learn more about the Team.
  • N. David Samra
  • Portfolio Manager
  • 31Years Investment
    Experience
  • Ian P. McGonigle, CFA
  • Co-Portfolio Manager
  • 21Years Investment
    Experience
  • Benjamin L. Herrick, CFA
  • Associate Portfolio Manager
  • 20Years Investment
    Experience
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Current and future portfolio holdings are subject to risk. The value of portfolio securities selected by the investment team may rise or fall in response to company, market, economic, political, regulatory or other news, at times greater than the market or benchmark index. International investments involve special risks, including currency fluctuation, lower liquidity, different accounting methods and economic and political systems, and higher transaction costs. These risks typically are greater in emerging and less developed markets, including frontier markets. Securities of small- and medium-sized companies tend to have a shorter history of operations, be more volatile and less liquid and may have underperformed securities of large companies during some periods. Value securities may underperform other asset types during a given period. These risks are discussed in the prospectus. Please read it carefully before you invest or send money. 

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Performance Source: Artisan Partners/MSCI. Data & Statistics Sources: Artisan Partners/MSCI/GICS. Sector exposure percentages reflect sector designations as currently classified by GICS. Annual turnover is reported as of the Fund’s fiscal year end. Artisan Partners may exclude outlier data and certain securities which lack applicable attributes, such as private securities when calculating portfolio statistics. If information is unavailable for a particular security Artisan may use data from a related security to calculate portfolio statistics. For the purpose of determining the Fund's holdings, securities of the same issuer are aggregated to determine the weight in the Fund. Cash weighting includes cash and cash equivalents. Totals may not sum due to rounding. 

Median is the data's midpoint value. Market Cap (USD) is the aggregate value of all of a company's outstanding equity securities. Weighted Average is the average of values weighted to the data set's composition. Weighted Harmonic Average is a calculation of weighted average commonly used for rates or ratios. Price-to-Earnings Ratio (P/E Ratio) measures how expensive a stock is. Earnings figures used for FY1 and FY2 are estimates for the current and next unreported fiscal years. Net Debt/Capital reflects a company’s financial leverage as measured by its net debt (total debt minus cash & cash equivalents) divided by total capital. The aggregate calculation excludes companies classified by GICS as banks, consumer finance and capital markets to focus on nonfinancial liabilities. Price-to-Book Ratio (P/B Ratio) is a valuation measure used to compare a stock's market value to its book value. Return on Assets (ROA) is a profitability ratio that measures the amount of net income returned as a percentage of total assets. Active Share is defined as the percentage of a portfolio that differs from its benchmark index. Active Share can range from 0% for an index fund that perfectly mirrors its benchmark to 100% for a portfolio with no overlap with an index. Annual Turnover is a measure of the trading activity in an investment portfolio—how often securities are bought and sold by a portfolio. Free Cash Flow is a measure of financial performance calculated as operating cash flow minus capital expenditures. Return on Capital (ROC) is a measure of how effectively a company uses the money (borrowed or owned) invested in its operations. 

MSCI EAFE Index measures the performance of developed markets, excluding the US and Canada. MSCI All Country World ex-USA Index measures the performance of developed and emerging markets, excluding the US. The index(es) are unmanaged; include net reinvested dividends; do not reflect fees or expenses; and are not available for direct investment. 

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