Putnam Capital Manager

Putnam Small Cap Value Subaccount

The subaccount seeks capital appreciation.

Fund description

The subaccount pursues its objective of long-term capital appreciation by investing in stocks of small companies that are undergoing positive changes. In accordance with its value strategy, it seeks holdings that have below-average price/earnings ratios and that are priced below their long-term business value. The subaccount's focus on low valuation helps to manage the risk associated with investing in small companies.

Sales story

Pursuing capital appreciation through undervalued small companiesSmall companies: Often overlooked by Wall Street analysts, the stocks of small companies can represent attractive opportunities to firms with strong research capabilities.A value strategy: The fund focuses on finding small companies whose stocks are priced below their long-term potential, and where there may be a catalyst for positive change.Rigorous research: The portfolio managers and a team of senior research analysts offer the collaboration of a boutique with the extensive resources of a large, global firm.

Management team

Lipper ranking ‡ as of 07/31/20

Category: Small-Cap Value Funds

  Percentile ranking Rank/Funds in category
10 yrs. 44% 14/31
1 yr. 76% 25/32
3 yrs. 82% 27/32
5 yrs. 79% 26/32

Risk Characteristics as of 07/31/20

Alpha (%) -2.33
Beta 1.13
R squared 0.97
Standard deviation (3 yrs.) 26.69

‡ Lipper is an industry research firm whose rankings are based on total return performance, vary over time, and do not reflect the effects of sales charges. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

Quick facts as of 07/31/20

Fiscal Year End December
Asset Class Putnam Capital Manager
Subaccount Status Open to new investors
Number of issues 110
Turnover (fiscal year end) 164%
Net Assets $94M
Inception Date 04/30/99


Vista Outdoor 2.16%
Turning Point Brands 1.91%
Major Drilling 1.55%
Louisiana-Pacific Corp 1.44%
Purple Innovation 1.34%
Griffon Corp 1.30%
Vectrus 1.29%
Photronics 1.26%
Newpark Resources 1.25%
Element Solutions 1.20%
Top 10 holdings, total: 14.70%

Top 10 holdings as of 07/31/20
1: Vista Outdoor 2.16%
2: Turning Point Brands 1.91%
3: Major Drilling 1.55%
4: Louisiana-Pacific Corp 1.44%
5: Purple Innovation 1.34%
6: Griffon Corp 1.30%
7: Vectrus 1.29%
8: Photronics 1.26%
9: Newpark Resources 1.25%
10: Element Solutions 1.20%
Holdings represent 14.70% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 06/30/20
1: Vista Outdoor 2.02%
2: Newpark Resources 1.45%
3: Qts Realty Trust 1.44%
4: Vectrus 1.43%
5: Limelight Networks 1.39%
6: Shoe Carnival 1.27%
7: Louisiana-Pacific Corp 1.27%
8: Element Solutions 1.26%
9: Purple Innovation 1.25%
10: Ingles Markets 1.23%
Holdings represent 14.01% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 05/31/20
1: Purple Innovation 1.79%
2: Vectrus 1.64%
3: Qts Realty Trust 1.61%
4: Vista Outdoor 1.54%
5: Caci International 1.44%
6: Newpark Resources 1.36%
7: Parsons Corp 1.35%
8: Magellan Health 1.31%
9: Element Solutions 1.30%
10: Unitil Corp 1.28%
Holdings represent 14.62% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 04/30/20
1: Vectrus 1.65%
2: Qts Realty Trust 1.56%
3: Caci International 1.53%
4: Scorpio Tankers 1.48%
5: Purple Innovation 1.47%
6: Parsons Corp 1.37%
7: Unitil Corp 1.35%
8: Ladder Capital Corp 1.32%
9: Silgan Holdings 1.32%
10: Element Solutions 1.30%
Holdings represent 14.35% of portfolio

Portfolio Composition as of 07/31/20

Common stock 98.61%
Cash and net other assets 1.39%

Consider these risks before investing: Investments in small and/or midsize companies increase the risk of greater price fluctuations. Value stocks may fail to rebound, and the market may not favor value-style investing. The value of investments in the fund’s portfolio may fall or fail to rise over extended periods of time for a variety of reasons, including general economic, political, or financial market conditions; investor sentiment and market perceptions; government actions; geopolitical events or changes; and factors related to a specific issuer, geography, industry, or sector. These and other factors may lead to increased volatility and reduced liquidity in the fund’s portfolio holdings. These risks are generally greater for small and midsize companies. From time to time, the fund may invest a significant portion of its assets in companies in one or more related industries or sectors, which would make the fund more vulnerable to adverse developments affecting those industries or sectors. Our investment techniques, analyses, and judgments may not produce the outcome we intend. The investments we select for the fund may not perform as well as other securities that we do not select for the fund. We, or the fund’s other service providers, may experience disruptions or operating errors that could have a negative effect on the fund. You can lose money by investing in the fund. Variable annuities are long-term investments designed for retirement purposes. Withdrawals prior to age 59 1/2 may be subject to a 10% IRS penalty.

Top Industry Sectors as of 07/31/20

Financials 24.96%
Industrials 17.58%
Consumer discretionary 13.50%
Materials 9.49%
Information technology 7.80%
Real estate 6.71%
Health care 4.75%
Energy 4.69%
Utilities 3.95%
Consumer staples 3.05%
Communication services 2.13%
Cash and net other assets 1.39%