Value Fund

Overview

Objective

Seeks capital appreciation and, secondarily, current income.

Strategy

Invests in a diversified portfolio of equity securities of companies that represent excellent value relative to their current price. The Fund seeks a higher return than the market index over time as the stocks it purchases rise in price to more normal valuations.

The Management Team

The Fund is managed by the Equity Strategy Team, a group of senior-level investment professionals who average 31 years of experience.

Risk/Return

LOW - - - • - - - HIGH

In general, greater returns are associated with greater risks.

Fund Statistics

Inception Date 03/03/97
Ticker Symbol CFVLX
Cusip 200626828
Minimum Initial Investment $1,000

Commentary

In the fourth quarter, the equity markets traded lower ahead of the presidential election. After the election, fear and uncertainty declined along with positive news on the vaccine front, and hopes of another round of stimulus being injected into the economy fueled the equity markets to continue its rally. For the fourth quarter, The Commerce Value Fund’s return of 12.47% underperformed the Russell 1000 Value Index of 16.25%. The Fund’s security selection and sector allocation detracted from performance.

Security selection had the largest negative impact on relative performance. The Fund’s top detractors were Amgen Inc. (2.42%), Dominion Energy Inc (2.92%), Lockheed Martin Corporation (1.90%), and General Mills, Inc. (1.42%) returning -8.93%, -3.96%, -6.72%, and -3.88%, respectively, for the period. The Fund’s top performers were Interpublic Group of Companies (1.91%) and Morgan Stanley (2.05%) returning 42.71% and 42.77%, respectively.

The Fund’s sector allocation had a negative impact on performance. The Fund was overweight 2.63% to the Index’s weight of 7.99% in the Consumer Staples sector, which was the worst performing sector for the quarter returning 6.06%. In addition, the Fund had a slight underweight to the Energy sector, which was the best performing sector returning 28.16% for the quarter. The Index had a 4.19% weight to the Energy sector. Helping performance, the Fund had a large underweight to the Real Estate sector which returned 11.79% underperforming the Index’s return of 16.22%. The Index had a 4.48% position in Real Estate while the Fund had a 2.12% weight to the sector.

The Fund maintains a portfolio of around 45 stocks with a history of solid earnings and dividends to provide both capital appreciation and current income.

Total Fund Assets as of 12/31/2020 $281,444,349
Net Asset Value1 $30.49
Asset Allocation  
Equities 98.6%
Cash 1.4%
Weighted Average Market Capitalization 116.62 Billion

Holdings

Top Ten Equity Holdings2 as of 12/31/2020

Chevron Corporation
3.6%
iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF
3.2%
J P Morgan Chase & Company
3.0%
Johnson and Johnson
3.0%
Dominion Energy Inc 2.9%
Duke Energy Corporation
2.9%
Verizon Communitcations
2.8%
Pfizer Inc 2.5%
Amgen Inc 2.4%
Morgan Stanley Dean Witter 2.1%

Footnotes:
1. The Net Asset Value represents the assets of the fund (ex dividend) by the total number of shares.
2. The composition of the portfolio is subject to change in the future.
3. The Russell 1000 Growth Index is an unmanaged index that measures the performance of those Russell 1000 companies with higher price-to-book ratios and higher forecasted growth values. The Index figures do not reflect any fees or expenses.

Portfolio Holdings

The Fund is subject to market risk so that the value of the securities in which it invests may go up or down in response to the prospects of individual companies, particular industry sectors and/or general economic conditions.

Holdings and allocations shown are unaudited, and may not be representative of current or future investments. Holdings and allocations may not include the Fund's entire investment portfolio, which may change at any time. Fund holdings should not be relied on in making investment decisions and should not be construed as research or investment advice regarding particular securities.

Commerce Value Holdings

November 2020*
December 2020*
January 2021*

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