Kempen Orange Fund N.V.

Profile

Kempen Orange Fund N.V. invests in smaller and medium-sized Dutch companies that are included in the GPR Dutch Small Cap Index. The fund can also invest in Dutch and Belgian companies which are not included in the Index, provided that their market capitalisation is less than € 5 billion at the time of purchase. Investments in Belgian companies may not exceed 20% of the fund’s portfolio. The environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria are incorporated in the investment process.

The fund positions itself as an engaged shareholder.

Kempen Orange Fund N.V. has the objective to earn a structurally higher return (capital gain and dividends) than its benchmark: GPR Dutch Small Cap Index.

Management team

Michiel van Dijk, Erwin Dut, Sander van Oort, Ingmar Schaefer

Performance per 2019-10-31 (rebased)

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Performance per 2019-10-31

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month 1.7 % 2.2 %
3 months -1.4 % -1.8 %
This year 24.9 % 26.0 %
2016 8.5 % 7.5 %
2017 28.7 % 28.7 %
2018 -20.0 % -17.8 %
1 year (on annual basis) 13.5 % 15.5 %
3 years (on annual basis) i 11.4 % 11.5 %
5 years (on annual basis) i 13.7 % 14.1 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 11.0 % 9.1 %
Untill 1 januari 2004 was de benchmark de CBS Small Cap Index. Performance is shown after deduction of ongoing charges and including the reinvestment of dividend that has been paid out. The value of your investments may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.
More information can be found on the documents page of this fund

Key figures

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Total fund size
EUR 127.29 M 2019-10-31
Share class size
EUR 127.29 M 2019-10-31
Number of shares
1,404,955 2019-10-31
Net Asset Value i
EUR 95.60 2019-12-09
Transaction price i
EUR 95.41 2019-12-09
Morningstar rating â„¢
Morningstar Analyst rating
Silver

Fund characteristics per 2019-10-31

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  Fund Benchmark
Number of holdings 26 60
Dividend yield i 3.83 % 2.92 %
Weighted average market capitalization i EUR 2,295 M EUR 2,341 M
P/E ratio i 15.73 16.57
Active share i 34.34 %
Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of Kempen Orange Fund N.V. (the “Fund”). KCM is authorised as a management company and regulated by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The Fund is registered under the license of KCM at the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document (available in Dutch and English) and the prospectus (available in English). These documents are available on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/en/asset-management). The information on the website is (partly) available in Dutch and English. The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.

Market developments per 2019-10-31

At a return of 1.7% in October, KOF underperformed versus the GPR Dutch Small Cap Index, which was up by 2.2%. KOF’s performance of +24.9% over the first ten months of 2019 is 1.1% below that of its benchmark. KOF has earned an average annual return of +11.3% over the past three years.

Most of the companies in the portfolio reported their third-quarter results in October. As leading macro-economic indicators have already shown, the current economic climate is dominated by a high degree of uncertainty, prompting businesses to adopt caution with respect to (large-scale) investment. The results of many cyclical companies barely improved compared to what was already a weak second quarter. Less cyclical names saw the positive impact of revenue growth on profits largely cancelled out by the persistently high level of cost inflation. What were mostly meagre corporate results were outstripped by the positivism surrounding the impact of the Fed’s further cut to interest rates and expectations of a positive outcome to the trade war between the US and China in the short term. Finally, it became clear in October that stricter environmental legislation in the Netherlands is having an impact on more businesses than originally thought. In addition to nitrogen, the presence of PFAS has led to a near total ban on dumping soil.

Portfolio developments per 2019-10-31

We increased our positions in Takeaway and ForFarmers in October. Takeaway’s share price is in our opinion being (temporarily) squeezed by Delivery Hero’s decision to sell the interest in the company it acquired when it sold its German operations. Takeaway’s third-quarter results show that transactions continue to grow unabated in both the Netherlands and Germany. We believe that the ForFarmers equity price has been punished too severely. Our holdings in ASMI and BESI have been decreased slightly in the wake of the persistently strong share performance. We shaved off some of our positions in TKH Group, Aalberts and Brunel to reduce our exposure to cyclical names. The 2020 (earnings) growth forecasts for these companies look high, creating greater room for disappointment.

The bid for VolkerWessels of €21.75 issued by major shareholder Reggeborgh (64%) only represents a premium of 23% on the closing price of the previous day. The offer is slightly below the €23 IPO price of May 2017. A bidding war looks to be unlikely as Reggeborgh holds a controlling interest and the remaining shareholder base is fragmented. At a total return of -14% from the IPO up to 28 October, the share has outperformed BAM, which noted a total return of -50%. Including the bidding premium, this translates into +1.4% for existing shareholders.

The third-quarter results reported by Intertrust were at the lower end of expectations. In spite of the third quarter’s acceleration in sales growth compared to the first two quarters, this was not enough to meet the 3-5% revenue growth target for the year as a whole. The reduced organic revenue growth target for 2019 of about 3% is in line with market expectations and therefore no surprise. Pro forma organic revenue growth including the recently acquired Viteos is higher and takes the entire company’s growth profile to a higher level. The current EBITDA margin of 36% is also historically low and will improve over to 40% in 2021, partly due to the integration benefits of Viteos, the normalisation of investment in the IT platform and the high incremental margin on the expected additional revenue. The high free cashflows will initially be used to reduce the company’s relatively high net debt/EBITDA ratio of 4.2 to the <3.0 target. The focus will therefore remain on improving cashflows, which we view as positive.

Although the third-quarter results of Fugro were largely in line with expectations, the breakdown of the results across the individual divisions was not what was expected. The results in the Land division were particularly disappointing, while Marine in fact performed better than expected. The equity’s current low valuation is being driven by the uncertainty surrounding the company’s high debt position. The latter was also confirmed by the present low prices of the company’s two outstanding convertible bonds that need to be refinanced in 2021 and 2024 respectively. However, the company has also made progress in this respect and its net debt/EBITDA ratio now stands at 2.2x, versus 2.8x on publication of the interim report and 2.5x a year ago. Fugro expects to reduce its debt further over the coming quarter, which would lead to a further improvement in its risk profile and enable a further revaluation of the shares.
Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of Kempen Orange Fund N.V. (the “Fund”). KCM is authorised as a management company and regulated by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The Fund is registered under the license of KCM at the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document (available in Dutch and English) and the prospectus (available in English). These documents are available on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/en/asset-management). The information on the website is (partly) available in Dutch and English. The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.

Performance per 2019-10-31 (rebased)

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Performance per 2019-10-31

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month 1.7 % 2.2 %
3 months -1.4 % -1.8 %
This year 24.9 % 26.0 %
2016 8.5 % 7.5 %
2017 28.7 % 28.7 %
2018 -20.0 % -17.8 %
1 year (on annual basis) 13.5 % 15.5 %
3 years (on annual basis) i 11.4 % 11.5 %
5 years (on annual basis) i 13.7 % 14.1 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 11.0 % 9.1 %
Untill 1 januari 2004 was de benchmark de CBS Small Cap Index. Performance is shown after deduction of ongoing charges and including the reinvestment of dividend that has been paid out. The value of your investments may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.

Dividends

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Distributing
Yes
Last dividend
EUR 3.80
Ex-date last dividend
2019-05-20
Number of distributions per year
1
Dividend calendar

Risk analysis (ex post) per 2019-10-31

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  3 years Since inception
Maximum drawdown i -21.46 % -59.19 %
Tracking error i 3.15 % 5.72 %
Information ratio i -0.06 0.34
Beta i 1.02 0.88
Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of Kempen Orange Fund N.V. (the “Fund”). KCM is authorised as a management company and regulated by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The Fund is registered under the license of KCM at the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document (available in Dutch and English) and the prospectus (available in English). These documents are available on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/en/asset-management). The information on the website is (partly) available in Dutch and English. The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.

Top 5 contribution (2019-10-31)

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  Contribution i Performance i
BE Semiconductor Industries 1.05 % 15.27 %
Koninklijke Volkerwessels 0.67 % 27.62 %
ASM International 0.49 % 6.59 %
Fugro 0.21 % 30.74 %
Nedap 0.21 % 5.95 %

Bottom 5 contribution (2019-10-31)

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  Contribution i Performance i
Flow Traders -0.29 % -12.07 %
Sligro Food Group -0.28 % -12.14 %
Brunel International -0.27 % -20.63 %
Forfarmers -0.26 % -6.21 %
Intertrust -0.23 % -5.02 %

Geographic allocation (2019-10-31)

94.6 %
Netherlands
1.3 %
Belgium
4.1 %
Cash
Total
100 %

Top 10 holdings (2019-10-31)

8.7 %
SBM Offshore
7.2 %
ASM International
7.2 %
BE Semiconductor Industries
5.9 %
Arcadis
5.8 %
IMCD
4.3 %
Intertrust
4.1 %
Amsterdam Commodities
4.1 %
Signify
3.9 %
Boskalis Westminster
3.8 %
ForFarmers
Total
55.1 %

Sector allocation (2019-10-31)

17.8 %
Technology
13.7 %
Industrial Goods & Services
12.6 %
Construction & Materials
11.6 %
Financial Services
10.8 %
Food & Beverage
9.9 %
Personal & Household Goods
9.6 %
Oil & Gas
5.2 %
Retail
3.2 %
Insurance
1.3 %
Health Care
4.1 %
Other
Total
100 %
Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of Kempen Orange Fund N.V. (the “Fund”). KCM is authorised as a management company and regulated by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The Fund is registered under the license of KCM at the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document (available in Dutch and English) and the prospectus (available in English). These documents are available on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/en/asset-management). The information on the website is (partly) available in Dutch and English. The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.

Ongoing charges

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Management fee i
0.75 %
Service fee i
0.25 %
Expected ongoing charges i
1.00 %
Ongoing charges last financial year i
1.00 %
The Ongoing Charges Figure of the last financial year relates to 2018.

The service fee is determined annually on basis of the net asset value as of the last day of the previous financial year:
< or equal to EUR 200 million: 0.25%
>EUR 200 million: 0.20%

Other costs

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Upward swing factor i
0.20 %
Downward swing factor i
0.20 %
As of 14 January 2019 the swing factor has been adjusted from 0.25%/0.25% to 0.20%/0.20%.
Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of Kempen Orange Fund N.V. (the “Fund”). KCM is authorised as a management company and regulated by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The Fund is registered under the license of KCM at the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document (available in Dutch and English) and the prospectus (available in English). These documents are available on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/en/asset-management). The information on the website is (partly) available in Dutch and English. The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.

Share class details

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Investor type
Institutional & Private
Distributing
Yes
Benchmark i
GPR Dutch Small Cap Index (dividends reinvested)
Investment category
Small-caps
Universum
Dutch and Belgian Small- and Mid-caps
Inception date
1990-09-07
Domicile
The Netherlands
May be offered to all investors in
The Netherlands
UCITS status i
No
Status
Open-end i
Base currency
EUR
Share class currency
EUR
Management company
Kempen Capital Management N.V.
Depositary and custodian
BNP Paribas Securities Services S.C.A.
Morningstar rating â„¢
Morningstar Analyst rating
Silver

Tradability

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Listed
yes, listed on the NAV Trading Facility of Euronext
Subscription/Redemption Frequency
daily
ISIN i
NL0000289627
Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of Kempen Orange Fund N.V. (the “Fund”). KCM is authorised as a management company and regulated by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The Fund is registered under the license of KCM at the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document (available in Dutch and English) and the prospectus (available in English). These documents are available on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/en/asset-management). The information on the website is (partly) available in Dutch and English. The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.
Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of Kempen Orange Fund N.V. (the “Fund”). KCM is authorised as a management company and regulated by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The Fund is registered under the license of KCM at the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document (available in Dutch and English) and the prospectus (available in English). These documents are available on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/en/asset-management). The information on the website is (partly) available in Dutch and English. The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.

Kempen's vision & mission

Kempen Capital Management is an asset manager that believes in stewardship and investment focusing on the long-term for the benefit of all stakeholders. Value creation is at the heart of the services we provide to our clients. We believe that being an engaged shareholder on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and retaining a long-term focus, is critical to helping our clients to preserve and create sustainable wealth that has positive real world impact and economic returns.

Kempen wide approach to responsible investment

We are committed to create sustainable alpha. The four pillars of our ESG-policy are:

  • ESG integration: Ensuring sustainability risks and opportunities are adequately considered in our investment analysis and processes.

  • Exclusion & avoidance: Not investing in companies involved in controversial activities or conduct.

  • Active ownership: Being responsible stewards of our clients’ capital and using our influence through engagement and voting to improve corporate behaviour on specific ESG issues and achieve positive change

  • Positive impact: Investing with an objective to achieve positive real world outcomes and impact, such as contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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To put our mission and vision into practice we engage with our investee companies on a wide array of strategic, financial, and ESG topics. As an active owner we use our influence to improve our investee companies’ ESG performance.  This helps us address some of the most pressing and important sustainability issues facing business and the world. Our focus themes for engagement are: human rights, labour rights, climate change and governance.

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Through collaboration with other investors and industry think tanks we contribute to the development of principles and standards of corporate responsibility both at sector levels, as well as investee company level.

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Our full voting records are available here.

Our fund approach to responsible investment

Kempen’s ESG policy is fully implemented in our fund’s investment process across the three relevant pillars of: Exclusion, ESG integration and Active ownership

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The Kempen Orange Fund (KOF) N.V. invests in smaller and medium-sized Dutch companies that are included in the GPR Dutch Small Cap Index. The fund can also invest in Dutch and Belgian companies which are not included in the Index, provided that their market capitalisation is less than €5 billion at the time of purchase. KOF positions itself as a long-term engaged shareholder. We engage with our investee companies on a regular basis. These engagements include, but are certainly not limited to, our voting instructions at the company’s AGM. We always vote the shares of investee companies and if necessary attend annual meetings to stress our discussion points to management, potentially in collaboration with other stakeholders.

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The figure 'ESG integration in the investment process' is a step-by-step illustration of how Kempen’s ESG policy is integrated in the fund’s investment process.

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1. Exclusion

The fund excludes investment in entities involved in the production tobacco and of controversial weapons, such as cluster munitions, anti-personnel mines, nuclear warheads, chemical and biological weapons.

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2. ESG integration

In the fundamental analysis phase, we dive deeper into the ESG characteristics of a company. During the process we focus on each company on a case by case basis looking at the material risks in that specific industry and the firm’s exposure, practices and disclosure. In this phase we use various data sources, including MSCI ESG Research and Sustainalytics. If our opinion deviates from the external ESG research providers we explain why. Furthermore we look into the company’s exposure to controversies and opportunities which could reduce or increase our ESG score. Based on the above analysis we form an opinion on the quality of a company’s ESG profile and give each company a score (1-5). A lower score would require a higher upside potential to be included in the portfolio.

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3. Active ownership

As active long-term investors we perform comprehensive engagements with our portfolio companies. We strongly believe that our level of engagement with our portfolio companies is much deeper compared to our competitors. We frequently speak with the management teams of our portfolio companies. Each controversial item, as well as every individual engagement, is well-documented. We monitor the progress the company is making and continue to use our influence to create positive change.

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Exercising our voting rights is also an essential part of our responsible investment philosophy. We are actively engaging with our portfolio companies and make remarks on the agenda of annual and extraordinary meetings. We often attend annual meetings in person to stress our discussion points towards management, sometimes in collaboration with other stakeholders.

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Kempen’s ESG Team also performs a quarterly screen on our portfolio and may propose engagement with low ESG performers. The results of this screening are discussed in a separate meeting and an action list is created based on the outcomes of this meeting.

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Although Kempen Capital Management N.V.’s information providers, including without limitation, MSCI ESG Research LLC and its affiliates (the “ESG Parties”), obtain information from sources they consider reliable, none of the ESG Parties warrants or guarantees the originality, accuracy and/or completeness of any data herein. None of the ESG Parties makes any express or implied warranties of any kind, and the ESG Parties hereby expressly disclaim all warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to any data herein. None of the ESG Parties shall have any liability for any errors or omissions in connection with any data herein. Further, without limiting any of the foregoing, in no event shall any of the ESG Parties have any liability for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, consequential or any other damages (including lost profits) even if notified of the possibility of such damages.

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Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of Kempen Orange Fund N.V. (the “Fund”). KCM is authorised as a management company and regulated by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The Fund is registered under the license of KCM at the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document (available in Dutch and English) and the prospectus (available in English). These documents are available on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/en/asset-management). The information on the website is (partly) available in Dutch and English. The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.