Investment Objective and Strategy

The Fund’s sole investment objective is long-term growth of capital.

To achieve the Fund’s investment objective, the Adviser invests substantially all of the Fund’s assets in common stock. Under normal circumstances, the Adviser expects that the Fund’s portfolio will generally consist of positions in 25 to 50 companies. The Adviser considers companies with market capitalization of greater than $10 billion to be larger companies. The Fund is actively managed by the Adviser. During the investment selection process, the Adviser performs fundamental and quantitative analysis on each company and utilizes the rankings of companies by the Value Line Timeliness™ Ranking System (the “Ranking System”) to assist in selecting securities for purchase. The Adviser has discretion in managing the Fund, including whether and which ranked stocks to include within the Fund’s portfolio, whether and when to buy or sell stocks based upon changes in their rankings, and the frequency and timing of rebalancing the Fund’s portfolio.

Average Annual Returns as of 08/31/17

YTD 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr
transparent Investor Class - VALLX 31.84% 25.65% 14.33% 16.97% 7.74%
transparent Institutional Class - VLLIX 1 31.97% 25.86% 14.33% 16.97% 7.74%
transparent S&P 500 11.93% 16.23% 9.54% 14.34% 7.61%
transparent Morningstar Large Growth Funds 18.18% 18.81% 9.16% 13.88% 7.95%
Morningstar Large Growth Funds Ranking - 131/1391 18/1258 62/1124 470/790
Percentile Rank as of 08/31/17 - 12% 3% 8% 57%
VALLX Gross / Net Expense Ratio*: 1.23% / 1.15%, VLLIX Gross / Net Expense Ratio*: 17.29% / 0.90%.
Morningstar rates funds based on enhanced Morningstar risk-adjusted returns.
1Italics indicate Morningstar Extended Performance. Extended performance is an estimate based on the performance of the fund's oldest share class, adjusted for fees. The Inception Date of VLLIX is November 1, 2015.
Morningstar™ Ratings and Rankings based on Investor class shares.
VALLX VLLIX1 S&P 500 MLGF
YTD 31.84% 31.97% 11.93% 18.18%
1 Yr 25.65% 25.86% 16.23% 18.81%
3 Yr 14.33% 14.33% 9.54% 9.16%
5 Yr 16.97% 16.97% 14.34% 13.88%
10 Yr 7.74% 7.74% 7.61% 7.95%
VALLX Gross / Net Expense Ratio*: 1.23% / 1.15%, VLLIX Gross / Net Expense Ratio*: 17.29% / 0.90%.
Morningstar rates funds based on enhanced Morningstar risk-adjusted returns.
1 Indicates Morningstar Extended Performance. Extended performance is an estimate based on the performance of the fund's oldest share class, adjusted for fees. The Inception Date of VLLIX is November 1, 2015.
Morningstar™ Ratings and Rankings based on Investor class shares.

Morningstar as of 08/31/17

Category Large Growth Funds
3 Year of 1258 Funds
5 Year of 1124 Funds
10 Year of 790 Funds
Overall of 1258 Funds

* EULAV Asset Management (the “Adviser”) has contractually agreed to waive certain Fund-wide fees and further assume certain Fund-wide expenses to the extent necessary to limit such expenses (excluding brokerage commissions, interest, taxes, and certain non-routine Fund-wide expenses) to 0.90% of the average daily net assets of each class during the period August 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019. In addition, the Adviser and EULAV Securities LLC (the “Distributor”) have contractually agreed to waive certain class-specific fees and assume certain class-specific expenses so that the Institutional Class bears its class-specific fees and expenses at the same percentage of its average daily net assets as the Investor Class’s class-specific fees and expenses (excluding 12b-1 fee and certain non-routine class-specific expenses) during the period March 17, 2016 through June 30, 2019. The “Expense Limitation” can be terminated or modified before June 30, 2019 only with the agreement of the Fund’s board. The Adviser and the Distributor may subsequently recover from a class any fees waived and expenses assumed within three years after the fiscal year end in which the waiver or assumption occurred for such class, to the extent its expense ratio is less than the applicable Expense Limitation. The Fund's performance would be lower in the absence of such waivers.

Morningstar™ Categories based on Investor class shares.

The performance data quoted herein represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Market volatility can dramatically impact the fund's short term performance. Current performance may be lower or higher than figures shown. The investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed may be worth more or less than their original cost. Past performance data through the most recent month end is available at vlfunds.com or by calling 1-800-243-2729.

You should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of Value Line Funds before investing. This and other information can be found in the fund's prospectus and summary prospectus, which can be obtained free of charge from your investment representative, by calling 800.243.2729, or by clicking on the applicable fund at www.vlfunds.com. Please read it carefully before you invest or send money. The inception dates of Value Line Mutual Funds range from 1950 to 2017. Value Line Funds are distributed by EULAV Securities LLC. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Portfolio holdings are subject to change and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell securities. Current and future portfolio holdings are subject to risk.

The average annual returns shown above are historical and reflect changes in share price, reinvested dividends and are net of expenses. Investment results and the principal value of an investment will vary.

The Morningstar Rating™ 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. VLIFX (3 Year / 5 stars / 576 funds; 5 Year / 4 stars / 498 funds; 10 Year / 2 stars / 369 funds; ) VALLX (3 Year / 5 stars / 1258 funds; 5 Year / 5 stars / 1124 funds; 10 Year / 3 stars / 790 funds; ) VLEOX (3 Year / 4 stars / 600 funds; 5 Year / 4 stars / 531 funds; 10 Year / 4 stars / 394 funds; ) VALSX (3 Year / 4 stars / 576 funds; 5 Year / 3 stars / 498 funds; 10 Year / 4 stars / 369 funds; ) VLAAX (3 Year / 5 stars / 723 funds; 5 Year / 4 stars / 652 funds; 10 Year / 4 stars / 452 funds; ) VALIX (3 Year / 5 stars / 328 funds; 5 Year / 5 stars / 285 funds; 10 Year / 5 stars / 206 funds; ) VAGIX (3 Year / 2 stars / 849 funds; 5 Year / 3 stars / 762 funds; 10 Year / 2 stars / 531 funds; ) VLHYX (3 Year / 1 stars / 140 funds; 5 Year / 1 stars / 131 funds; 10 Year / 1 stars / 104 funds; )

Source: Morningstar Direct