Davis New York Venture Fund


    Investment Strategy

    The goal of the Davis New York Venture Fund is to provide investors access to attractive investment opportunities among large cap, durable, well-managed businesses. We seek to purchase these businesses at value prices and hold them for the long term. This approach makes the Davis New York Venture Fund an ideal foundation for an investor’s portfolio.

    Using our signature Davis Investment Discipline, the Fund has significantly outperformed the S&P 500® Index since its inception in 1969.1 Click here to learn more about our historical record of attractive long-term returns.

    Why Invest in the Davis New York Venture Fund

    Sixty Years of Experience

    The Davis family has compounded wealth for investors over six decades and three generations.

    Long-Term Investment Results

    The Davis New York Venture Fund has significantly outperformed the S&P 500® Index since its inception in 1969.1

    Aligned with Shareholders

    With more than $2 billion invested side by side with fellow shareholders, we experience the same risks and reap the same rewards.2

    Lower than Average Expense Ratio4

    Davis New York Venture Fund A, 0.86%; Lipper category average, 1.12%

    Lower than Average Turnover Rate4

    Davis New York Venture Fund, 20%; Lipper category average, 65%.

    Performance as of 12/31/14

    1) Compounding Wealth

    By consistently outperforming the S&P 500® Index over time, a hypothetical $10,000 investment in the Fund on February 17, 1969 compounded to $1,701,244 as of December 31, 2014 vs. only $821,117 for the S&P 500® Index and $871,382 for the average large cap fund.

    Total Returns
    as of December 31, 2014
    YTD* 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr 15 Yr 20 Yr 25 Yr 30 Yr 35 Yr 40 Yr Since
    DNYVF Class A shares
    without a sales charge
    6.55% 6.55% 17.35% 11.52% 6.22% 5.37% 10.24% 10.54% 12.37% 13.25% 14.18% 11.85%
    with a maximum 4.75% sales charge 1.49% 1.49% 15.47% 10.44% 5.70% 5.03% 9.98% 10.33% 12.19% 13.10% 14.04% 11.73%
    S&P 500® Index 13.69% 13.69% 20.41% 15.45% 7.67% 4.24% 9.85% 9.62% 11.34% 11.83% 12.20% 10.08%

    *YTD is not annualized.

    The performance presented represents past performance and is not a guarantee of future results. Total return assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gain distributions. Investment return and principal value will vary so that, when redeemed, an investor’s shares may be worth more or less than their original cost. The total annual operating expense ratio for Class A shares as of the most recent prospectus was 0.86%. The total annual operating expense ratio may vary in future years. Returns and expenses for other classes of shares will vary. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance quoted. For most recent month-end performance, click here or call 800.279.0279.

    2) A History of Consistent Long Term Outperformance

    Since no manager can outperform over all periods, our objective has been to increase the probability of outperformance the longer an investor stays with us. As shown below, the longer one has invested with us, the more likely they have earned above-average returns.6

    Percentage of Time the Davis New York Venture Fund Has Outperformed the Market
    (2/17/69 - 12/31/14)

    Source: Thomson Financial, Lipper and Bloomberg. The "market" is represented by the S&P 500® Index. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

    Portfolio Characteristics as of 12/31/14

    Portfolio Composition

    New York
    Venture Fund
    S&P 500®
    Forecast P/E Ratio 17.2 17.4
    P/B Ratio 3.3 3.5
    Weighted Average Market Cap ($bn) 94.9 130.8
    Beta (3 year) 1.1 1.0
    Standard Deviation (5 year, A Shares) 13.4 13.0
    Number of Holdings 62 502

    Turnover and Expenses

    New York
    Venture Fund
    Lipper Category
    Turnover Rate4 20% 65%
    Expense Ratio4 (A Shares) 0.86% 1.12%

    Top 10 Holdings

    Bank of New York Mellon Corp. 7.0%
    Wells Fargo & Co. 6.9%
    Google, Inc. 6.0%
    American Express Co. 6.0%
    Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Class A 5.2%
    Amazon.com, Inc. 4.3%
    Liberty Global PLC, Series C 3.8%
    Express Scripts Holding Co. 3.7%
    UnitedHealth Group, Inc. 3.3%
    CarMax, Inc. 2.8%

    Click here for month-end holdings.
    Click here for quarter-end holdings.

    Top 10 Industries

    Diversified Financials 23.5%
    Information Technology 12.6%
    Health Care 11.8%
    Retailing 9.6%
    Banks 9.6%
    Materials 5.9%
    Capital Goods 4.2%
    Media 3.8%
    Insurance 3.8%
    Energy 3.7%


    Fact Sheets
    Fund Fact Sheet Download

    Goals of the Fund, types of companies in the Portfolio, top holdings, Portfolio characteristics, and historical performance.

    Portfolio Composition Download

    Quarterly update of portfolio characteristics.

    Insights Into the Fund
    Compounding Wealth Since 1969 Download As equity specialists, Davis has consistently built shareholder wealth. The Davis NY Venture Fund has compounded to double the value of the S&P500 since inception.*
    Portfolio Manager Highlights from Recent Investor Conference Download

    Our PMs on Davis NY Venture Fund’s portfolio of exceptional businesses, and the time-tested discipline that has produced consistent outperformance across our equity funds.

    A History of Long Term Outperformance Download Discusses the Fund’s growing success in beating the S&P500 as investor holding period increased (ultimately reaching 100%).
    A Conversation with Chris Davis Download

    PM Chris Davis on strategies that can help every investor to become more successful.

    Portfolio Manager Commentaries
    Manager Commentary - Annual Review 2015 Download View

    An interview with the Fund Managers.

    Manager Commentary - Fall Review 2014 Download View

    An Interview with the Fund Managers.

    First Quarter 2014 Update Download View

    A quarterly discussion of the market environment, Fund performance, major positions, and investment opportunities.

    Insights About Davis Advisors
    Davis Advisors: A Tradition of Success Download

    The evolution of our investment discipline over three generations of successful investors, examines what we look for in a company and profiles the investment professionals at Davis Advisors.

    This material must be accompanied or preceded by a current Davis New York Venture Fund Prospectus. You should carefully consider the Fund’s investment objective, risks, charges, and expenses before investing. The prospectus contains this and other information and can be obtained by clicking here or calling 800.279.0279. Read the prospectus carefully before you invest or send money.

    1Class A shares, not including a sales charge. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

    2As of December 31, 2014.

    4See Expense ratio/Turnover link below.

    5The Average Large Cap Fund is represented by the equities in the Lipper Average Large Cap peer group. Lipper will not calculate returns with inceptions in the middle of the month. Inception date used is 2/28/69. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

    6See "outperforming the market" link below.

    * Class A shares without a sales charge. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Inception is 2/17/1969.

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