CUSIP Number: 05464C101
Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement: 12/31/2019
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* The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting
person's initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class
of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information
which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.
The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not
be deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of
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the Act (however, see the Notes).
CUSIP No.: 05464C101
1. NAME OF REPORTING PERSON S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE
PERSON Janus Henderson Group plc EIN #00-0000000
2. CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP a. ___ b. ___ 3. SEC
4. CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION Jersey, Channel Islands
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH:
5. SOLE VOTING POWER 0**
6. SHARED VOTING POWER 2,600,214**
7. SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER 0**
8. SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER 2,600,214**
9. AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
10. CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES
11. PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9) 4.4%**
12. TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON IA, HC
** See Item 4 of this filing
Item 1. (a). Name of Issuer: Axon Enterprise, Inc. ("Axon")
(b). Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices:
17800 North 85th Street Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Item 2. (a).-(c). Name, Principal Business Address, and Citizenship of
(1) Janus Henderson Group plc 201 Bishopsgate EC2M 3AE, United Kingdom
Citizenship: Jersey, Channel Islands
(d). Title of Class of Securities: Common Stock
(e). CUSIP Number: 05464C101
This statement is filed pursuant to Rule 13d-1 (b) or 13d-2(b) and the
person filing, Janus Henderson Group plc ("Janus Henderson") is a parent
holding company/control person in accordance with Section
240.13d-1(b)(ii)(G). See Item 4 for additional information.
Item 4. Ownership
The information in items 1 and 5 through 11 on the cover page(s) on
Schedule 13G is hereby incorporated by reference.
Janus Henderson has an indirect 97% ownership stake in Intech Investment
Management LLC ("Intech") and a 100% ownership stake in Janus Capital
Management LLC ("JCM"), Perkins Investment Management LLC ("Perkins"),
Geneva Capital Management LLC ("Geneva"), Henderson Global Investors
Limited ("HGIL") and Janus Henderson Investors Australia Institutional
Funds Management Limited ("JHIAIFML"), (each an "Asset Manager" and
collectively as the "Asset Managers"). Due to the above ownership
structure, holdings for the Asset Managers are aggregated for purposes
of this filing. Each Asset Manager is an investment adviser registered
or authorized in its relevant jurisdiction and each furnishing
investment advice to various fund, individual and/or institutional
clients (collectively referred to herein as "Managed Portfolios").
As a result of its role as investment adviser or sub-adviser to the
Managed Portfolios, JCM may be deemed to be the beneficial owner of
2,600,214 shares or 4.4% of the shares outstanding of Axon Common Stock
held by such Managed Portfolios. However, JCM does not have the right to
receive any dividends from, or the proceeds from the sale of, the
securities held in the Managed Portfolios and disclaims any ownership
associated with such rights.
Item 5. Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class
The Managed Portfolios, set forth in Item 4 above, have the right to
receive all dividends from, and the proceeds from the sale of, the
securities held in their respective accounts.
This statement is being filed to report the fact that the reporting
persons have ceased to be the beneficial owners of more than five
percent of the class of securities.
These shares were acquired in the ordinary course of business, and not
with the purpose of changing or influencing control of the Issuer.
Item 6. Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person
Item 7. Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which
Acquired the Security Being Reported on by the Parent Holding Company
Intech, JCM, Perkins, Geneva, HGIL and JHIAIFML are indirect
subsidiaries of Janus Henderson and are registered investment advisers
furnishing investment advice to Managed Portfolios.
Item 8. Identification and Classification of Members of the Group
Item 9. Notice of Dissolution of Group
Item 10. Certification
By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief,
the securities referred to above were acquired in the ordinary course of
business and were not acquired for the purpose of and do not have the
effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of such
securities and were not acquired in connection with or as a participant
in any transaction having such purposes or effect.
After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I
certify that the information set forth in this statement is true,
complete and correct.
JANUS HENDERSON GROUP PLC
By /s/ Kristin Mariani
Kristin Mariani, Global Head of Investment Compliance