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

The large value market continued its rally in July and August, however, retraced some of the gains in September due to continued uncertainty regarding COVID-19 and an increased focus on the upcoming presidential election. For the third quarter, The Commerce Value Fund’s return of 5.17% underperformed the Russell 1000 Value Index of 5.59%. The Fund’s security selection detracted from performance. The Fund’s sector allocation contributed to performance.

The Fund’s top detractors were Chevron Corporation (3.18%), People’s United Financial, Inc. (0.0%) and Cardinal Health (1.89%) returning -18.12%, -13.18% and -9.11%, respectively. The Fund’s top performers were United Parcel Service, Inc. Class B (1.88%), Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (0.0%) and Eaton Corp. Plc (1.88%) returning 50.83%, 14.32% and 17.54%.

The Fund’s sector allocation had a positive impact on performance. The Fund had a 1.41% overweight position in the Materials sector which was the second-best performing sector returning 11.96% for the quarter. The Materials sector represents 4.67% of the Index. In addition, the Fund was 1.20% underweight the worst performing sector, Energy, which was down -19.57%. The Energy sector represents 4.72% of the Index. Detracting from performance the Fund had a 6.11% position to the Consumer Discretionary sector, one of the best performing sectors returning 15.40%, while the Consumer Discretionary sector represents 7.25% of the Index.

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 9/30/2020 $248,195,349
Net Asset Value1 $27.28
Asset Allocation  
Equities 98.7%
Cash 1.3%
Weighted Average Market Capitalization 108.64 Billion

Holdings

Top Ten Equity Holdings2 as of 9/30/2020

Pfizer Inc 3.3%
Chevron Corporation
3.2%
iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF
3.1%
Duke Energy Corporation
3.0%
J P Morgan Chase & Company
2.9%
Dominion Energy Inc 2.9%
Johnson and Johnson
2.9%
Verizon Communitcations
2.8%
Amgen Inc 2.4%
Truist Financial Corporation 2.0%

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

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