U.S. Micro Cap Value

Strategy Information (as of 12/31/16)

Asset Class: U.S. Equity
Strategy Inception: December 2001
Assets in Strategy: $494 million
Minimum Holdings: 90
Market Cap Range: $20 million and greater
Products: Separate Account (Closed)
Common Benchmark: Russell Micro Cap Value

Investment Approach

  • Quantitative
  • Deep Value Orientation
  • Well Diversified / Risk Controlled

The LSV U.S. Micro Cap Value Strategy applies the LSV quantitative model to a universe of stocks to create and maintain a broadly diversified portfolio of primarily micro cap U.S. listed equities. The portfolio will typically have deep value orientation relative to the portfolio benchmark, including low price to earnings, low price to cash flow, and high dividend yield relative to the portfolio benchmark.


 Since InceptionQTDYTD1 Yr3 Yr5 Yr10 Yr
U.S. Micro Cap Value (Gross)15.99%18.03%33.11%33.11%14.09%21.57%9.67%
U.S. Micro Cap Value (Net)14.56%17.68%31.49%31.49%12.69%20.09%8.31%
Russell Micro Cap Value9.88%16.32%30.59%30.59%8.01%16.92%5.26%
Russell Micro Cap8.58%10.05%20.37%20.37%5.77%15.59%5.47%


LSV claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) and has prepared the performance information in compliance with the GIPS standards.  Net-of-fee performance is based on fully discretionary accounts under management, including those accounts no longer with LSV, and was calculated using the highest model management fees applicable to portfolios within the composite. Fees may be higher for certain pooled vehicles and the composite may include accounts with performance-based fees. Non-fee paying accounts are not included in the composite. All performance results are net of commissions and transaction costs, and have been presented gross and net of management fees and include the reinvestment of all income. Dividend income is recorded on ex-dividend date or as soon after the ex-dividend date as the information becomes available to LSV. Interest income is recorded on the accrual basis. When applicable, composite performance is presented net of foreign withholding taxes. Performance results for the indices include reinvested dividends and are presented net of applicable foreign withholding taxes but, unlike the portfolio’s returns, do not reflect the payment of sales commissions or other expenses incurred in the purchase or sale of the securities included in the indices.  Past performance is not indicative of future results.

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