Putnam Capital Manager

Putnam Equity Income Subaccount

The subaccount seeks current income. Capital growth is a secondary objective when consistent with seeking current income.

Fund description

The subaccount employs Putnam's value strategy to invest primarily in stocks of large and mid-sized companies that are undervalued and poised for positive change. The subaccount favors dividend-paying companies and is broadly diversified across market sectors. To help manage volatility and increase current income, up to 20% of the portfolio can be invested in high quality, fixed-income securities.

Sales story

A multidimensional approach that defines value on a daily basisA large-value focus: The fund focuses on large companies whose stocks are priced below their long-term potential, and where there may be a catalyst for positive change.Dividend growth: The fund places a distinct emphasis on companies that can grow their dividends and are able and willing to return cash to shareholders.A disciplined process: The portfolio managers invest using fundamental research and quantitative tools supported by strong risk controls in portfolio construction.

Management team

Lipper ranking ‡ as of 05/31/19

Category: Equity Income Funds

  Percentile ranking Rank/Funds in category
10 yrs. 17% 9/54
1 yr. 64% 51/79
3 yrs. 24% 17/72
5 yrs. 30% 20/67

Risk Characteristics as of 04/30/20

Alpha (%) 2.90
Beta 0.99
R squared 0.98
Standard deviation (3 yrs.) 17.77

‡ 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 04/30/20

Fiscal Year End December
Asset Class Putnam Capital Manager
Subaccount Status Open to new investors
Number of issues 94
Turnover (fiscal year end) 14%
Net Assets $1,191M
Inception Date 05/01/03

Holdings

Microsoft Corp 3.31%
Walmart 3.12%
Bank Of America Corp 3.01%
JPMorgan Chase 2.93%
Citigroup 2.86%
Johnson&Johnson 2.47%
Northrop Grumman Corp 2.27%
American Tower Corp 1.96%
Cigna Corp 1.95%
Eli Lilly And 1.81%
Top 10 holdings, total: 25.69%

Represents equity portion of portfolio.


Top 10 holdings as of 04/30/20
1: Microsoft Corp 3.31%
2: Walmart 3.12%
3: Bank Of America Corp 3.01%
4: JPMorgan Chase 2.93%
5: Citigroup 2.86%
6: Johnson&Johnson 2.47%
7: Northrop Grumman Corp 2.27%
8: American Tower Corp 1.96%
9: Cigna Corp 1.95%
10: Eli Lilly And 1.81%
Holdings represent 25.69% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 03/31/20
1: Microsoft Corp 4.38%
2: Walmart 3.27%
3: JPMorgan Chase 3.09%
4: Bank Of America Corp 2.98%
5: Citigroup 2.57%
6: Johnson & Johnson 2.42%
7: Northrop Grumman Corp 2.32%
8: American Tower Corp 2.01%
9: Cigna Corp 1.98%
10: Merck 1.83%
Holdings represent 26.85% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 02/29/20
1: Microsoft Corp 3.74%
2: Bank Of America Corp 3.32%
3: JPMorgan Chase 3.31%
4: Citigroup 3.22%
5: Walmart 2.57%
6: Northrop Grumman Corp 2.10%
7: Johnson&Johnson 2.06%
8: American Tower Corp 1.74%
9: Cigna Corp 1.70%
10: American Electric Power 1.59%
Holdings represent 25.35% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 01/31/20
1: Microsoft Corp 3.54%
2: Bank Of America Corp 3.45%
3: Citigroup 3.40%
4: JPMorgan Chase 3.40%
5: Walmart 2.47%
6: Northrop Grumman Corp 2.16%
7: Johnson&Johnson 2.06%
8: American Electric Power 1.67%
9: American Tower Corp 1.61%
10: Cigna Corp 1.61%
Holdings represent 25.37% of portfolio


Portfolio Composition as of 04/30/20

Common stock 98.66%
Convertible preferred stock 0.76%
Cash and net other assets 0.58%

Consider these risks before investing: Value stocks may fail to rebound, and the market may not favor value-style investing. Income provided by the fund may be reduced by changes in the dividend policies of, and the capital resources available at, the companies in which the fund invests. 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. 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 04/30/20

Financials 18.76%
Health care 18.03%
Industrials 10.70%
Information technology 10.38%
Consumer staples 8.72%
Energy 6.78%
Communication services 6.16%
Consumer discretionary 5.69%
Utilities 5.41%
 
Other
9.37%
Materials 5.37%
Real estate 3.42%
Cash and net other assets 0.58%