*For the 3-year time period ended March 31, 2022, Neuberger Berman Large Cap Value Fund had an upside capture of 106.13, a downside capture of 77.97, an alpha of 5.92, beta vs the Russell 1000 Index of 1.06 and outperformance vs the Russell 1000 Index of 725 bps.
1 Source: Morningstar, as of March 31, 2022.
2 Source: BofA US Equity & Quant Strategy, Bloomberg. as of March 31, 2022.
3 Source: Morningstar, as of March 31, 2022. Fund ranked against entire Large Value Morningstar category.
4 Source: Morningstar, periods ending March 31, 2022. Morningstar rankings are based on Morningstar total returns, which include both income and capital gains or losses and are not adjusted for sales charges or redemption fees, to all funds that have the same Morningstar category. The highest percentile rank is 1 and the lowest is 100. The Morningstar Large Value category has 1,254, 1,215, 1,146, 1,047, 724 and 770 funds for the YTD, 1-year, 3-year, 5-year, Since Manager Inception and 10-year time periods, respectively.
An investor should consider the Neuberger Berman Large Cap Value Fund’s investment objectives, risks and fees and expenses carefully before investing. This and other important information can be found in the Fund’s prospectus or summary prospectus, which you can obtain by calling 877.628.2583. Please read the prospectus, and if available the summary prospectus, carefully before making an investment.
Neuberger Berman Large Cap Value Fund – Total Returns
For Periods Ended March 31, 2022
|NB Large Cap Value Fund Institutional Class1
|NB Large Cap Value Fund Class A1
|NB Large Cap Value Fund Class C1
|NB Large Cap Value Fund Class R61
|Russell 1000 Value Index
|Morningstar US Fund Large Value Average3
WITH SALES CHARGE
|NB Large Cap Value Fund Class A1
|NB Large Cap Value Fund Class C1
Performance data quoted represent past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Results are shown on a “total return” basis and include reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains distributions. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance given. For current performance data, including current to the most recent month end, please visit www.nb.com/performance.
Average Annual Total Returns with sales charge reflect deduction of current maximum initial sales charge of 5.75% for Class A shares and applicable contingent deferred sales charges (CDSC) for Class C shares. The maximum CDSC for Class C shares is 1%, which is reduced to 0% after 1 year.
1. Prior to April 2, 2012, Neuberger Berman Large Cap Value Fund was known as Neuberger Berman Partners Fund. The inception date of Class A, Class C and Class R3 was 6/21/10. The inception date of Class R6 was 1/18/19. The inception dates for the Institutional, Investor, Trust, and Advisor Classes were 6/7/06, 1/20/75 (when Neuberger Berman Management Inc. first became investment adviser to Partners Fund), 8/30/93, and 8/16/96, respectively. The inception date used to calculate benchmark performance is of the Investor Class.
2. The Russell 1000® Value Index measures the performance of those Russell 1,000 companies with lower price-to-book ratios and lower forecasted growth values. Please note that indices do not take into account any fees and expenses of investing in the individual securities that they track, and that individuals cannot invest directly in any index. Data about the performance of these indices are prepared or obtained by the Manager and include reinvestment of all dividends and capital gain distributions.
3. Morningstar Large Value Category: Large-value portfolios invest primarily in big U.S. companies that are less expensive or growing more slowly than other large-cap stocks. Stocks in the top 70% of the capitalization of the U.S. equity market are defined as large cap. Value is defined based on low valuations (low price ratios and high dividend yields) and slow growth (low growth rates for earnings, sales, book value and cash flow).
4. Gross expense represents the total annual operating expenses that shareholders pay (after the effect of fee waivers and/or expense reimbursement). The Fund’s investment manager has contractually undertaken to waive and/or reimburse certain fees and expenses of the Fund so that the total annual operating expenses are capped (excluding interest, taxes, brokerage commissions, acquired fund fees and expenses, dividend and interest expenses relating to short sales, and extraordinary expenses, if any through 8/31/25 for Institutional Class at 0.70%, 1.11% for Class A, 1.86% for Class C and 0.60% for Class R6 (each as a percentage of average net assets). As of the Fund’s most recent prospectuses, the Manager was not required to waive or reimburse any expenses pursuant to this arrangement. Absent such arrangements, which cannot be changed without Board approval, the returns may have been lower. Information as of the most recent prospectuses dated December 17, 2021, as amended, restated and supplemented.
The Morningstar ratings for the Fund's Institutional Class for the 3-, 5- and 10-year periods ended March 31, 2022 was 5 stars (out of 1,146 Large Value funds), 5 stars (out of 1,047 Large Value funds) and 5 stars (out of 770 Large Value funds), respectively. Morningstar calculates a Morningstar rating based on a risk-adjusted total return.
For each retail mutual fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund’s monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each 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. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.) The Overall Morningstar Rating for a retail mutual fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five- and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. Ratings are ©2022 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The 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.
The S&P 500 Index consists of 500 stocks chosen for market size, liquidity and industry group representation. It is a market value-weighted index (stock price times number of shares outstanding), with each stock's weight in the Index proportionate to its market value. The S&P 500 Index is one of the most widely used benchmarks of U.S. equity performance. The Russell 1000 Growth Index measures the performance of the large-cap growth segment of the U.S. equity universe. It includes those Russell 1000 companies with higher price-to-book ratios and higher forecasted growth values. The Russell 1000® Value Index measures the performance of those Russell 1,000 companies with lower price-to-book ratios and lower forecasted growth values. Please note that indices do not take into account any fees and expenses of investing in the individual securities that they track, and that individuals cannot invest directly in any index. Data about the performance of these indices are prepared or obtained by the Manager and include reinvestment of all dividends and capital gain distributions.
The Up-Capture Ratio is a measure of how the portfolio performs when the benchmark is positive. It is calculated by dividing the portfolio returns by the benchmark returns and multiplying by 100. The higher the Up-Capture Ratio the better the performance in a positive market. The Down Capture Ratio is a measure of how the portfolio performs when the benchmark is negative. It is calculated by removing the returns when the benchmark is positive, dividing the remaining portfolio returns by the negative benchmark returns. The lower the Down Capture Ratio the better the performance in a negative market. Alpha is a measure of performance, indicating when a strategy, trader or portfolio manager has managed to beat the market return over some period. Beta is a measure of the systematic risk of a portfolio. It is the covariance of the portfolio and the benchmark divided by the variance of the benchmark. Beta measures the historical sensitivity of a portfolio's returns to movements in the benchmark. The beta of the benchmark will always be one. A portfolio with a beta above the benchmark (i.e. >1) means that the portfolio has greater volatility than the benchmark.
Value stocks may remain undervalued or may decrease in value during a given period or may not ever realize what the portfolio management team believes to be their full value. This may happen, among other reasons, because of a failure to anticipate which stocks or industries would benefit from changing market or economic conditions or investor preferences.
Investing in companies in anticipation of a catalyst carries the risk that the catalyst may not happen as anticipated, possibly due to the actions of other market participants, or the market may react to the catalyst differently than expected.
An individual security may be more volatile, and may perform differently, than the market as a whole.
Markets may be volatile and values of individual securities and other investments, including those of a particular type, may decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, economic or other developments that may cause broad changes in market value, public perceptions concerning these developments, and adverse investor sentiment or publicity.
At times, mid- and large-cap companies may be out of favor with investors. Compared to smaller companies, large-cap companies may be less responsive to changes and opportunities. Compared to larger companies, midcap companies may depend on a more limited management group, may have a shorter history of operations, and may have limited product lines, markets or financial resources. The securities of mid-cap companies are often more volatile and less liquid than the securities of larger companies and may be more affected than other types of securities by the underperformance of a sector or during market downturns. To the extent the Fund holds securities of mid-cap companies, the Fund will be subject to their risks.
Investing in foreign securities may involve greater risks than investing in securities of U.S. issuers, such as currency fluctuations, potential social, political or economic instability, restrictions on foreign investors, less stringent regulation and less market liquidity. To the extent that the Fund invests in securities or other instruments denominated in or indexed to foreign currencies, changes in currency exchange rates could adversely impact investment gains or add to investment losses. To the extent that the Fund invests in securities or other instruments denominated in or indexed to foreign currencies, changes in currency exchange rates could adversely impact investment gains or add to investment losses.
The use of options involves investment strategies and risks different from those associated with ordinary portfolio securities transactions. If a strategy is applied at an inappropriate time or market conditions or trends are judged incorrectly, the use of options may lower the Fund’s return. There can be no guarantee that the use of options will increase the Fund’s return or income.
By writing put options, the Fund takes on the risk of declines in the value of the underlying instrument, including the possibility of a loss up to the entire strike price of each option it sells, but without the corresponding opportunity to benefit from potential increases in the value of the underlying instrument.
REIT and other real estate company securities are subject to risks similar to those of direct investments in real estate and the real estate industry in general.
From time to time, based on market or economic conditions, the Fund may have significant positions in one or more sectors of the market. To the extent the Fund invests more heavily in particular sectors, its performance will be especially sensitive to developments that significantly affect those sectors.
This material is not intended as a formal research report and should not be relied upon as a basis for making an investment decision. Investing entails risks, including possible loss of principal. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Historical trends to do imply, forecast or guarantee future results. Due to a variety of factors, actual events or market behavior may differ significantly from any views expressed.
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