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Ivy VIP Small Cap Value

  • $18.67 NAV as of 4/21/2017
  • ($-0.04) / -0.22% Daily NAV Change
  • 1.76% YTD (NAV)

Summary

Seeking small companies with the potential for big value

Process
Seeks stocks believed to be undervalued or those trading at a significant discount relative to the intrinsic value of the company, as estimated by the Fund's manager, and/or are out of favor in the financial markets but have a favorable outlook.
Approach
Uses fundamental, bottom-up research while considering a top-down and quantitative analysis.
Conviction
Typically invests with conviction, holding a limited number of stocks. This allows for greater opportunity for the manager to interact with company management and for the best ideas to drive performance.

Morningstar Style Box

Blend
Small
Source: Morningstar

Portfolio Management

Kenneth G. Gau

  • Ivy Investment Management Company
  • 2 Years with Fund
  • 22 Years in Industry
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Kenneth G. Gau is a vice president of Ivy Investment Management Company and Waddell & Reed Investment Management Company. Mr. Gau joined the firm in June 2000 as an investment analyst. He was appointed assistant vice president in February 2006 and joined the small-cap growth team as assistant portfolio manager in March 2006. Mr. Gau was appointed vice president in January 2009. He was named assistant portfolio manager of small-cap growth institutional accounts in February 2011. In August 2014, Mr. Gau was appointed portfolio manager of the Ivy Small Cap Value Fund and Ivy VIP Small Cap Value. (The Fund was renamed Ivy Small Cap Core Fund effective March 3, 2017 and Ivy VIP Small Cap Core effective April 28, 2017.) He graduated from The Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business Administration in May 1994 with a BS in finance. He earned an MBA from Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management in May 2000. While in business school, Mr. Gau participated in Chase Manhattan Bank's summer associate program. Prior to returning for a graduate degree, he worked at Bankers Trust for approximately three and a half years.

Growth of a $10,000 Investment
through 3/31/2017

Assumes an investment over 10 years or life of the share class, reinvestment of dividends and capital gains, and does not include the effect of sales charges or taxes.

Documents

Perspectives

Quarterly Fund Commentary

Daily Prices as of 4/21/2017

Net Asset Value (NAV) $18.67
Daily NAV Change ($) ($-0.04) -0.22%
Weekly NAV Change ($) $0.41 2.23%
Public Offering Price (POP) $18.67

Fund Facts

CUSIP 46600H778
Fund Code 864
Fund Type Domestic Equity
Fund Inception 10/1/1997
Class Inception 10/1/1997
Fiscal Year End December
Dividends Paid May
Fund Assets (as of 3/31/2017) $335.3 mil
Total Equity Holdings (as of 3/31/2017) 59
Total Holdings (as of 3/31/2017) 61
Portfolio Turnover Rate (as of 12/31/2016) 182%
Lipper Category VA Small-Cap Core Funds
Morningstar Category Small Value
Benchmark Russell 2000 Value TR USD

Performance

Data quoted is past performance and current performance may be lower or higher. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate, and shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance data quoted does not reflect any expenses or charges associated with owning a variable life insurance policy or variable annuity contract that invests in the Portfolio's shares. When such charges are deducted, actual investment performance in a variable annuity will be lower.

Performance at NAV does not include the effect of sales charges, if it had, performance shown would be lower. Class A shares, including sales charges, reflects the maximum applicable front-end sales load.

Monthly Rates of Return

Average Annual Total Returns as of 3/31/2017
(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
 
Russell 2000 Value TR USD -0.13% 29.37% 7.62% 12.54% 6.09% 8.51%
Lipper VA Small-Cap Core Funds 2.00% 24.08% 6.91% 12.09% 6.93% 7.11%
Fund at NAV 3.21% 29.12% 9.27% 13.79% 7.71% 8.51%

Quarterly Rates of Return

Average Annual Total Returns as of 3/31/2017
(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
 
Russell 2000 Value TR USD -0.13% 29.37% 7.62% 12.54% 6.09% 8.51%
Lipper VA Small-Cap Core Funds 2.00% 24.08% 6.91% 12.09% 6.93% 7.11%
Fund at NAV 3.21% 29.12% 9.27% 13.79% 7.71% 8.51%

Calendar Year Return

  2012
Russell 2000 Value TR USD 18.05 34.52 4.22 -7.47 31.74
Class A 18.63 33.53 7.05 -5.58 28.88

Morningstar Ratings as of 3/31/2017 Morningstar Logo

Category: Small Value
Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns
Overall out of 353
3 Year out of 353
5 Year out of 309
10 Year out of 199

Lipper Ranking through 3/31/2017 Lipper Logo

Category: VA Small-Cap Core Funds
 
Rankings are based on average annual total returns, but do not consider sales charges.
1 Year 8/138 6
3 Year 7/132 6
5 Year 9/128 7
10 Year 24/98 25

Expense Ratios as of 4/30/2016

Net 1.15%
Gross 1.15%

3-Year Standard Deviation as of 3/31/2017

Russell 2000 Value TR USD 14.36

3-Year MPT* Statistics as of 3/31/2017

*Modern Portfolio Theory
Alpha 3.23
Beta 0.79
R-Squared 90.55
Sharpe Ratio 0.70
Capture Ratio Upside: 87.28%
Downside: 72.54%

Distributions

Historical Prices Inception 10/1/1997

4/3/2017 $18.79 NO NO
4/4/2017 $18.75 NO NO
4/5/2017 $18.50 NO NO
4/6/2017 $18.68 NO NO
4/7/2017 $18.65 NO NO
4/10/2017 $18.69 NO NO
4/11/2017 $18.74 NO NO
4/12/2017 $18.49 NO NO
4/13/2017 $18.26 NO NO
4/17/2017 $18.50 NO NO
4/18/2017 $18.43 NO NO
4/19/2017 $18.52 NO NO
4/20/2017 $18.71 NO NO
4/21/2017 $18.67 NO NO

Historical Distributions Inception 10/1/1997

5/18/2016 $0.0672 Long: $1.432 Short: $0.000 $15.01 5/18/2016
5/20/2015 $0.0153 Long: $1.266 Short: $0.132 $16.76 5/20/2015
5/21/2014 $0.0179 Long: $2.050 Short: $1.026 $16.74 5/21/2014
5/22/2013 $0.1579 Long: $0.655 Short: $0.513 $17.35 5/22/2013
5/16/2012 $0.0698 Long: $1.021 Short: $0.000 $14.08 5/16/2012

*Special Dividend
The table includes the daily prices at NAV (net asset value) for the history of this fund's selected share class. NAV is the amount per share you would receive if you sold shares that day.

Portfolio

Top 10 Equity Holdings as a % of net assets 3/31/2017

Laredo Petroleum Holdings, Inc. Laredo Petroleum, Inc. operates as an independent energy company in the U.S. It focuses on the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and natural gas properties, as well as the transportation of oil and natural gas primarily in the Permian Basin in West Texas. 5.11%
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is an American multinational publisher, developer, and distributor of video games and video game peripherals. 4.75%
Pinnacle Foods, Inc. Pinnacle Foods Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, and distributes branded convenience food products in North America. 4.58%
Healthways, Inc. Healthways, Inc. (Tivity Health, Inc.) is a provider of fitness and health improvement programs with a focus on developing and managing network solutions. 4.18%
AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc., Class A AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a theatrical exhibition company in the United States and internationally. 4.17%
Webster Financial Corp. Webster Financial Corp. operates as the bank and financial holding company for Webster Bank, National Association that provides financial services to individuals, families, and businesses in the U.S. 3.96%
Communications Sales & Leasing, Inc. Communications Sales & Leasing, an internally managed real estate investment trust (REIT), is engaged in the acquisition and construction of mission-critical communications infrastructure, and is a provider of wireless infrastructure solutions for the communications industry. 3.88%
Sensient Technologies Corp. Sensient Technologies Corporation supplies and manufactures a variety of ink-jet inks, cosmetic and pharmaceutical additives, and food and beverage flavors. 2.83%
Woodward, Inc. Woodward, Inc. designs, manufactures, and services energy control and optimization solutions for the aerospace, industrial, and energy markets worldwide. 2.54%
Western Alliance Bancorp. Western Alliance Bancorp is a multi-bank holding company. The company provides a full range of banking and related services to businesses and consumers in Nevada, Arizona, and California. 2.42%

Total Portfolio Holdings

Updated quarterly, upon availability.

Market Capitalization
as a % of equity assets as of 3/31/2017

Large 0.9%
Medium 61.9%
Small 37.2%
Median Market Cap (as of 3/31/2017) $2.8 bil

Top 10 Industry Allocation
as a % of Equity Holdings as of 3/31/2017

Regional Banks 17.8%
Specialty Chemicals 6.5%
Packaged Foods & Meats 5.8%
Oil & Gas Exploration & Production 5.2%
Home Entertainment Software 4.8%
Specialized REITs 4.4%
Health Care Services 4.3%
Movies & Entertainment 4.2%
Industrial Machinery 4.1%
Trucking 4.0%

Sector Allocation
as a % of equity assets as of 3/31/2017

Financials 21.03%
Industrials 16.40%
Information Technology 13.31%
Consumer Discretionary 11.52%
Health Care 8.66%
Materials 7.52%
Consumer Staples 6.88%
Real Estate 5.62%
Energy 5.21%
Telecommunication Services 2.08%
Utilities 1.77%

Portfolio Composition
as a % of net assets as of 3/31/2017

Domestic Common Stock 98.23%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 1.77%

Equity Country Allocation
as a % of equity assets as of 3/31/2017

United States 100.0%

Total Portfolio Holdings

Updated quarterly, upon availability.

Risk Factors: The value of the Portfolio's shares will change, and you could lose money on your investment. An investment in the Portfolio is not a bank deposit and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. Investing in small-cap stocks may carry more risk than investing in stocks of larger, more well-established companies. The value of a security believed by the Portfolio's manager to be undervalued may never reach what the manager believes to be it's full value, or such security's value may decrease. These and other risks are more fully described in the Portfolio's prospectus. Not all portfolios may be offered at all broker/ dealers. The IVY VARIABLE INSURANCE PORTFOLIOSSM, are only available as investment options in variable life insurance policies and variable annuity contracts issued by participating insurance companies. They are not offered or made available directly to the general public.

Stylebox: The Morningstar Equity Style Box reveals a fund's investment strategy by displaying the fund's investment style and the market capitalization of the stocks owned.

Index Description: Russell 2000 Value is an unmanaged index comprised of securities that represent the small cap sector of the stock market. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Consider All Factors. The value of the Portfolio's shares will change, and you could lose money on your investment. An investment in the Portfolio is not insured or guaranteed by the FDIC or any other government agency. Investing in companies involved in one specified sector may be more risky and volatile than an investment with greater diversification. These and other risks are more fully described in the portfolios's prospectus.

Annuities are long-term financial products designed for retirement purposes. Annuity and life insurance guarantees are based on the financial strength and claims-paying ability of the issuing insurance company. The guarantees have no bearing on the performance of a variable investment option. Variable investment options are subject to market risk, including loss of principal. There are charges and expenses associated with annuities and variable life insurance products, including mortality and expense risk charges, management fees, administrative fees, expenses for optional riders and deferred sales charges for early withdrawals. Withdrawals before age 59 1/2 may be subject to a 10% IRS tax penalty and surrender charges may apply.

Pricing: All prices and year-to-date returns are based on closing quotes unless noted, as supplied to the NASDAQ by 6:00 p.m. Eastern time. YTD Prices can be updated 3 to 4 hours after the Daily Pricing information which can result in mismatching data.

Unsubsidized yields reflect what the yield would have been without the effect of reimbursements and waivers. The adviser and its affiliates have or may voluntarily waive a portion of their fees (including, but not limited to, distribution and service (12b-1) fees) and reimburse certain expenses. There is no guarantee that the fund will avoid a negative yield. Such undertaking may be amended or withdrawn at any time.

12-Month Trailing Distribution Yield: at NAV refers to the 12-month historical cash flow paid over the past 12 months in dividends, divided by the past months ending NAV.

MPT Statistics: Alpha is a measure of a portfolio’s actual returns and expected performance, given its level of risk (as measured by beta). Beta reflects the sensitivity of the portfolio’s return to fluctuations in the market index. R-squared indicates how much of a portfolio’s fluctuations are attributable to movements in the portfolio’s benchmark. Standard deviation is a measure of how volatile a portfolio’s returns are. Sharpe ratio is a measure of a portfolio’s risk-adjusted performance.

The Morningstar RatingTM for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. 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 three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

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