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Top Ten Holdings as of 09/30/23

Company Name Market Value Weight (%)
RLI Corp $17,923,891 3.90
SPS Commerce Inc $17,828,745 3.88
Exponent Inc $14,012,720 3.05
RBC Bearings Inc $12,291,825 2.67
Churchill Downs Inc $11,867,643 2.58
AAON Inc $11,857,395 2.58
Woodward Inc $11,556,180 2.51
J&J Snack Foods Corp $11,439,135 2.49
ePlus Inc $11,249,392 2.45
ExlService Holdings Inc $11,145,900 2.42

Equity Sector Distribution as of 09/30/23

Portfolio Statistics
3 Year Period, as of 10/31/23

Alpha -3.37
Beta 0.93
Information Ratio -0.52
R-Squared 79.26
Sharpe Ratio 0.28
Standard Deviation 18.62

Portfolio Composition
as of 09/30/23

Equities 96.70%
Cash & Other 3.30%

as of 10/31/23

Best 3 month period ended: 12/31/20
Worst 3 month period ended: 03/31/20

Valuation (Quarterly)
as of 09/30/23

Price/Earnings 21.91x
Price/Book 3.77x
Price/Sales 1.83x
Price/Cash Flow 18.95x
Turnover (as of 12/31/22) 4%

Fees & Expenses

Redemption Fee N/A
Expense Ratio Before Waivers 1.18%
Expense Ratio After Waivers 1.18%
Minimum Initial Investment $1,000
Minimum Subsequent Investment No Minimum
Redemption Fee N/A
Expense Ratio Before Waivers 0.99%
Expense Ratio After Waivers* 0.93%
Minimum Initial Investment $100,000
Minimum Subsequent Investment No Minimum

*EULAV Asset Management (the "Adviser") has agreed to pay or reimburse certain class-specific fees and expenses incurred by the Institutional Class 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 fees and any extraordinary expenses incurred in different amounts by the classes) (the "Expense Limitation"). The Adviser may subsequently recover from assets attributable to the Institutional Class the reimbursed expenses and/or waived fees (within 3 years from the month in which the waiver/reimbursement occurred) to the extent that the Institutional Class’s expense ratio is less than the Expense Limitation or, if lower, the expense limitation in effect when the waiver/reimbursement occurred. The Expense Limitation can be terminated only with the agreement of the Fund’s board. The Fund's performance would be lower in the absence of such waivers.

Morningstar™ Categories based on Investor class shares.

There are risks associated with investing in small and mid cap stocks, which tend to be more volatile and less liquid than stocks of large companies, including the risk of price fluctuations.

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 or by calling 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 Please read it carefully before you invest or send money. 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 / 521 funds; 5 Year / 5 stars / 493 funds; 10 Year / 5 stars / 396 funds; ) VALLX (3 Year / 1 stars / 1126 funds; 5 Year / 1 stars / 1039 funds; 10 Year / 2 stars / 808 funds; ) VLEOX (3 Year / 5 stars / 560 funds; 5 Year / 5 stars / 526 funds; 10 Year / 5 stars / 395 funds; ) VALSX (3 Year / 4 stars / 1126 funds; 5 Year / 4 stars / 1039 funds; 10 Year / 3 stars / 808 funds; ) VLAAX (3 Year / 3 stars / 703 funds; 5 Year / 5 stars / 660 funds; 10 Year / 4 stars / 492 funds; ) VALIX (3 Year / 1 stars / 703 funds; 5 Year / 2 stars / 660 funds; 10 Year / 3 stars / 492 funds; ) VAGIX (3 Year / 3 stars / 423 funds; 5 Year / 2 stars / 383 funds; 10 Year / 2 stars / 278 funds; )

Source: Morningstar Direct