BNY Mellon Small Cap Value Fund

Why invest in this Fund?

The fund seeks long-term growth of capital. The fund invests, under normal circumstances, at least 80% of its net assets in equity securities of small-cap U.S. companies. The fund currently considers small-cap companies to be those with total market capitalizations, at the time of purchase, that are equal to or less than the total market capitalization of the largest company included in the Russell 2000 Value Index.

Min. class investment
$1,000
Class Inception Date
08/01/16
Fund Assets
$191,554,986  As of  10/16/19
Class Assets
$1,708,797  As of  10/16/19
Portfolio Turnover Rate
84.28%  As of fiscal year end  09/30/18
Morningstar Category
Small Blend
Benchmark
Russell 2000(r) Value Index
Morningstar Overall Rating
Fund Holdings
133  As of  09/30/19

Morningstar Rating™ as of September 30, 2019 for the Class C class shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Small Blend category. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 3 Stars (640 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 3 Stars (640 funds rated). The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products with at least a 3-year history. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance (not including the effects of sales charges, loads and redemption fees if applicable), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. Managed products; including open-end mutual funds, closed-end funds and exchange-traded funds; are considered a single population for comparative purposes. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. ©2018 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. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The fund represents a single portfolio with multiple share classes that have different expense structures. Other share classes may have achieved different results.

Portfolio Managers

  • Corrado, Joseph M.

    Joseph M. Corrado

    Porfolio Manager, Mellon Investments Corporation

    19 yr(s). on fund

  • Brandaleone, Stephanie K.

    Stephanie K. Brandaleone

    Portfolio Manager, Mellon Investments Corporation

    19 yr(s). on fund

  • Piskorowski, Jonathan J.

    Jonathan J. Piskorowski

    Portfolio Manager, Mellon Investments Corporation

    5 yr(s). on fund


Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  1.00% CDSC Load
As of  09/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Small Cap Value Fund
BOSCX
-5.76 7.80 7.26 10.34 10.81 08/01/16
Russell 2000(r) Value Index
-8.24 6.54 7.17 10.06 - -
As of  09/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Small Cap Value Fund
BOSCX
-5.76 7.80 7.26 10.34 10.81 08/01/16
Russell 2000(r) Value Index
-8.24 6.54 7.17 10.06 - -
Click here to see SALES CHARGE  Max Sales Charge:  1.00% CDSC Load
As of  09/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Small Cap Value Fund
BOSCX
-5.76 25.27 41.98 167.57 651.87 08/01/16
Russell 2000(r) Value Index
-8.24 20.93 41.37 160.75 - -
As of  09/30/19 Name 1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception Inception Date
BNY Mellon Small Cap Value Fund
BOSCX
-5.76 25.27 41.98 167.57 651.87 08/01/16
Russell 2000(r) Value Index
-8.24 20.93 41.37 160.75 - -
The Russell 2000® Value Index measures the performance of the small-cap value segment of the U.S. equity universe. It includes those Russell 2000 companies that are considered more value-oriented relative to the overall market as defined by Russell’s leading style methodology. The Russell 2000® Value Index is constructed to provide a comprehensive and unbiased barometer for the small-cap value segment. The index is completely reconstituted annually to ensure larger stocks do not distort the performance and characteristics of the true small-cap opportunity set and that the represented companies continue to reflect value characteristics.

The total return performance figures presented for Class C shares of the fund represent the performance of the fund's Class I for periods prior to August 01, 2016, the inception date for Class C shares, and the performance of Class C, respectively, from that inception date. Performance reflects the applicable class' distribution/servicing fees since the inception date. Had these fees and expenses been reflected for periods prior, performance would have been different. Investors should consider, when deciding whether to purchase a particular class of shares, the investment amount, anticipated holding period and other relevant factors.

Growth of $10,000 Investment

Historical Performance

    These figures do not reflect the maximum sales charge which, if included, would reduce return.

    Yearly Total Return

    Fund 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
    BOSCX
    -9.42% 9.14% 25.27% -6.05% 2.27% 36.18% 18.47% -1.92% 19.44% 31.78%

    Investment return fluctuates and past performance is no guarantee of future results.


    Redemption Charge

    As of  10/17/19  Redemption Year CDSC
    Year 1 1.00
    Class C shares are subject to a contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC) imposed on Class C shares redeemed within one year of purchase.

    Prospectus Fee Table Expense Ratios

    As of  02/01/19 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
    Management Fee 0.80%
    12B-1 Fee 0.75%
    Service Fee 0.25%
    Other Expenses 0.39%
    Total Expenses 2.19%

    Portfolio Manager/Sub-Investment Advisor

    The fund's investment adviser is BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. The fund is managed by a team of portfolio managers employed by BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc., and Mellon Investments Corporation (Mellon), an affiliate of BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc., who manage the fund in their capacity as employees of BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. The team members who are jointly and primarily responsible for managing the fund's portfolio are Joseph M. Corrado, CFA, Stephanie K. Brandaleone, CFA, and Jonathan J. Piskorowski, CFA. Mr. Corrado and Ms. Brandaleone have been primary portfolio managers of the fund since February 2000 and Mr. Piskorowski has been a primary portfolio manager of the fund since October 2014. Mr. Corrado is a senior managing director and lead portfolio manager for the U.S. small-cap value and U.S. small/mid-cap value strategies at Mellon. Ms. Brandaleone is a director, portfolio manager and investment research analyst for the U.S. small-cap value and U.S. small/mid-cap value strategies at Mellon. Mr. Piskorowski is a director and portfolio manager for the U.S. small-cap core strategy and an investment research analyst for the U.S. small-cap value and U.S. small/mid-cap value strategies at Mellon.

    Top Holdings

    As of  09/30/19   Holdings % Portfolio  Weight
    Webster Financial 1.99
    Avista 1.66
    Cambrex 1.43
    Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings 1.40
    Coherent 1.38
    Cheesecake Factory 1.36
    South State 1.32
    Portland General Electric 1.30
    Southwest Gas Holdings 1.27
    UMB Financial 1.26

    Asset Allocation


        Daily Statistics

        As of  10/16/19 Name NAV Change 11/07/18  12 Month 
        High Nav
        12/24/18  12 Month 
        Low Nav
        YTD Return
        BOSCX
        $19.44
        $0.05
        0.26%
        $23.38 $16.34 12.76%

        Performance Metrics

        Overall Morningstar Rating


        MORNINGSTAR CATEGORY Small Blend


        Morningstar Rating™ as of 09/30/19 for the Class C shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Small Blend. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 3 Stars (1519 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 3 Stars (640 funds rated); 5 Yrs. Stars (508 funds rated); 10 Yrs. Stars (371 funds rated).
        The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products with at least a 3-year history. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance (not including the effects of sales charges, loads and redemption fees if applicable), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. Managed products; including open-end mutual funds, closed-end funds and exchange-traded funds; are considered a single population for comparative purposes. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. © 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. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The fund represents a single portfolio with multiple share classes that have different expense structures. Other share classes may have achieved different results.

        Lipper Rankings

        • 1 Year
          311 out of 953
        • 3 Year
          343 out of 844
        • 5 Year
          out of
        • 10 Year
          out of

        LIPPER CLASSIFICATION Small-Cap Core Funds


        Lipper Category returns and rankings are calculated by Lipper Inc., a Reuters Company, which is a nationally recognized organization that compares the performance of mutual funds with similar investment objectives. The Category returns represent the average performance of included funds, while rankings compare an individual fund's returns to those of the other funds in its category. Both are based on total return performance, with capital gains and dividends reinvested, with annual operating expenses deducted, but without including front or back-end sales charges. Rankings begin with the actual share class inception. Rankings are relative to a peer group and do not necessarily mean that the fund had high total returns. Rankings do not reflect sales loads

        Main Risks

        Equities are subject to market, market sector, market liquidity, issuer, and investment style risks to varying degrees.

        Small and midsized company stocks tend to be more volatile and less liquid than larger company stocks as these companies are less established and have more volatile earnings histories.

        Risk Metrics

        As of  09/30/19, 3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
        BOSCX
        17.33 -6.62 1.19 70.18 0.43

        Dividend Schedule

        Declared
        Annually
        Distributed
        Annually
        Paid
        Annually
        Fiscal Year End
        Sep 30
        Year Dividend ($) Capital Gains ($)
        2018 0.0000 2.7364
        2017 0.0000 4.0429
        2016 0.0633 1.9132
        There is no guarantee that the fund will distribute any level annually. Capital gains may be short-term, long-term, or both.

        Distributions History

        (Values Listed In $) Ordinary 
        Non-Qualified 
        Dividends
        Qualified 
        Dividends
        Non-Qualified 
        Short-Term 
        Capital Gain
        Qualified 
        Short-Term 
        Capital Gain
        Long-Term 
        Capital Gain
        Total 
        Distribution
        Reinvest 
        NAV
        BOSCX
        0.0000 0.0000 0.0081 0.2361 2.4922 2.7364 17.21
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        BOSCX
        12/18/18 12/19/18 12/19/18
        (Values Listed In $) Distribution Status Ordinary 
        Non-Qualified 
        Dividends
        Qualified 
        Dividends
        Non-Qualified 
        Short-Term 
        Capital Gain
        Qualified 
        Short-Term 
        Capital Gain
        Long-Term 
        Capital Gain
        Total 
        Distribution
        Reinvest 
        NAV
        BOSCX
        Final 0.0000 0.0000 0.0081 0.2361 2.4922 2.7364 17.21
        Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date
        BOSCX
        12/18/18 12/19/18 12/19/18