Active Equities

International Growth Fund (Class A)  (PINOX)

Harnessing the potential of international growth companies since 1995

Highlights

Objective

The fund seeks long-term capital appreciation.

Strategy and process

  • International growth: The fund invests in international companies that the manager believes have sustainable above-average earnings growth.
  • Diverse companies: The portfolio includes large companies that dominate their industries and midsize companies that may be emerging industry leaders.
  • A rigorous process: The fund follows a disciplined investment process with fundamental stock selection supported by quantitative tools and macroeconomic analysis.

Fund price

Yesterday’s close 52-week high 52-week low
Net asset value $22.86
0.88% | $0.20
$22.86
12/13/19
$18.03
12/24/18
(Optional)

Fund facts as of 10/31/19

Total net assets
$260.14M
Turnover (fiscal year end)
96%
Dividend frequency
Annually
Number of holdings
79
Fiscal year-end
September
CUSIP / Fund code
746802206 / 0045
Inception date
01/03/95
Category
Growth
Open to new investors
Ticker
PINOX

Management team

Portfolio Manager



Performance

  • Total return (%) as of 09/30/19

  • Annual performance as of 09/30/19

Annualized Total return (%) as of 09/30/19

Annualized performance 1 yr. 3 yrs. 5 yrs. 10 yrs.
Before sales charge -5.68% 5.33% 2.60% 4.92%
After sales charge -11.10% 3.27% 1.40% 4.30%
MSCI EAFE Growth Index (ND) 2.21%7.77%5.49%6.52%

Current performance may be lower or higher than the quoted past performance, which cannot guarantee future results. Share price, principal value, and return will vary, and you may have a gain or loss when you sell your shares. Performance assumes reinvestment of distributions and does not account for taxes. Returns before sales charge do not reflect the current maximum sales charges as indicated below. Had the sales charge been reflected, returns would be lower. Returns at public offering price (after sales charge) for class A and class M shares reflect the current maximum initial sales charges of 5.75% and 3.50% for equity funds and Putnam Multi-Asset Absolute Return Fund, 4.00% and 3.25% for income funds and 2.25% and 0.75% for Putnam Floating Rate Income Fund, Short-Term Municipal Income, Short Duration Bond Fund, and Fixed Income Absolute Return Fund, respectively. Class B share returns reflect the applicable contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC), which is 5% in the first year, declining to 1% in the sixth year, and is eliminated thereafter (except for Putnam Floating Rate Income Fund, which is 3% in the first year, declining to 1% in the fourth year, and is eliminated thereafter). Class C shares reflect a 1% CDSC the first year that is eliminated thereafter. Performance for class B, C, M, N, R, and Y shares prior to their inception is derived from the historical performance of class A shares, adjusted for the applicable sales charge (or CDSC) and, except for class Y shares, the higher operating expenses for such shares (with the exception of Putnam Tax-Free High Yield Fund and Putnam AMT-Free Municipal Fund, which are based on the historical performance of class B shares). Returns at public offering price (after sales charge) for class N shares reflect the current maximum initial sales charge of 1.50%. Class R5/R6 shares, available to qualified employee-benefit plans only, are sold without an initial sales charge and have no CDSC. Class Y shares are generally only available for corporate and institutional clients and have no initial sales charge. Performance for Class R5/R6 shares before their inception are derived from the historical performance of class Y shares, which have not been adjusted for the lower expenses; had they, returns would have been higher. Class A and M shares of Putnam money market funds have no initial sales charge. For a portion of the periods, some funds had expense limitations or had been sold on a limited basis with limited assets and expenses, without which returns would be lower.

Performance snapshot

  Before sales charge After sales charge
1 mt. as of 11/30/19 1.31% -4.51%
YTD as of 12/13/19 22.44% 15.40%

Risk-adjusted performance as of 10/31/19

Alpha (3 yrs.) -3.47
Sharpe ratio (3 yrs.) 0.52
Treynor ratio (3 yrs.) 6.00
Information ratio (3 yrs.) -0.63

Volatility as of 10/31/19

Standard deviation (3 yrs.) 12.81%
Beta 1.11
R-squared 0.92

Capture ratio as of 10/31/19

Up-market (3 yrs.) 99.64
Down-market (3 yrs.) 119.75

Lipper rankings as of 10/31/19

Time period Rank/Funds in category Percentile ranking
1 yr. 367/492 75%
3 yrs. 228/426 54%
5 yrs. 232/354 66%
10 yrs. 173/284 61%
Lipper category: International Multi-Cp Gro Fds

Morningstar Ratings as of 10/31/19

Time period Funds in category Morningstar Rating
Overall 397
3 yrs. 397
5 yrs. 339
10 yrs. 247
Morningstar category: Foreign Large Growth

Lipper rankings are based on total return without sales charge relative to all share classes of funds with similar objectives as determined by Lipper. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

The Morningstar RatingTM 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.

The up-market capture ratio is used to evaluate how well an investment manager performed relative to an index during periods when that index has risen. The ratio is calculated by dividing the manager’s returns by the returns of the index during the up-market, and multiplying that factor by 100. The down-market capture ratio is used to evaluate how well an investment manager performed relative to an index during periods when that index has dropped. The ratio is calculated by dividing the manager’s returns by the returns of the index during the down-market and multiplying that factor by 100.


Holdings

Astrazeneca 2.91%
Airbus 2.91%
Prudential 2.37%
Unilever Nv 2.20%
Visa 2.19%
Ashtead Group 2.19%
Kering 2.15%
Asml Holding Nv 2.07%
Constellation Software Canada 2.07%
Asahi Group Holdings 2.05%
Top 10 holdings, percent of portfolio 23.11%



Portfolio composition as of 10/31/19

Common stock 99.29%
Cash and net other assets 0.71%

Equity statistics as of 10/31/19

Median market cap $10.97B
Weighted average market cap $63.78B
Price to book 2.97
Price to earnings 15.49

Fund characteristics will vary over time.

Due to rounding, percentages may not equal 100%.

Consider these risks before investing: International investing involves currency, economic, and political risks. Emerging-market securities carry illiquidity and volatility risks. Investments in small and/or midsize companies increase the risk of greater price fluctuations. Growth stocks may be more susceptible to earnings disappointments, and the market may not favor growth-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. Risks associated with derivatives include increased investment exposure (which may be considered leverage) and, in the case of over-the-counter instruments, the potential inability to terminate or sell derivatives positions and the potential failure of the other party to the instrument to meet its obligations. You can lose money by investing in the fund.

Top industry sectors as of 10/31/19

Financials 15.04%
Consumer discretionary 14.97%
Industrials 14.61%
Information technology 14.47%
Consumer staples 14.31%
Health care 11.45%
Communication services 6.46%
Energy 2.86%
Materials 2.79%
 
Other
3.04%
Real estate 2.33%
Cash and net other assets 0.71%

The unclassified sector (where applicable) includes exchange traded funds and other securities not able to be classified by sector.

Sectors will vary over time.

Country allocation as of 10/31/19

Japan 16.68%
United Kingdom 16.09%
France 9.45%
Netherlands 8.35%
United States 6.51%
Germany 5.88%
Canada 5.28%
China 5.27%
Switzerland 3.74%
 
Other
22.75%
Ireland 2.87%
Indonesia 2.85%
India 2.71%
Australia 2.03%
Hong Kong 1.84%
Taiwan 1.83%
Brazil 1.70%
Norway 1.49%
Isle of Man 1.24%
Poland 1.18%
Saudi Arabia 0.89%
Cash and net other assets 0.71%
Egypt 0.55%
Kenya 0.54%
Russia 0.32%

Expenses

Expense ratio

Class A Class B Class C Class R Class R6 Class Y
Total expense ratio 1.51% 2.26% 2.26% 1.76% 1.08% 1.26%
What you pay† 1.40% 2.15% 2.15% 1.65% 0.97% 1.15%

† The fund's expense ratio is taken from the most recent prospectus and is subject to change. What you pay reflects Putnam Management's decision to contractually limit expenses through 01/30/20

Sales charge

Investment Breakpoint Class A Class B Class C Class R Class R6 Class Y
$0-$49,999 5.75% 0.00% 0.00% -- -- --
$50,000-$99,999 4.50% 0.00% 0.00% -- -- --
$100,000-$249,999 3.50% -- 0.00% -- -- --
$250,000-$499,999 2.50% -- 0.00% -- -- --
$500,000-$999,999 2.00% -- 0.00% -- -- --
$1M-$4M 0.00% -- -- -- -- --
$4M-$50M 0.00% -- -- -- -- --
$50M+ 0.00% -- -- -- -- --

CDSC

  Class A (sales for $1,000,000+) Class B Class C Class R Class R6 Class Y
0 to 9 mts. 1.00% 5.00% 1.00% -- -- --
9 to 12 mts. 1.00% 5.00% 1.00% -- -- --
2 yrs. 0.00% 4.00% 0.00% -- -- --
3 yrs. 0.00% 3.00% 0.00% -- -- --
4 yrs. 0.00% 3.00% 0.00% -- -- --
5 yrs. 0.00% 2.00% 0.00% -- -- --
6 yrs. 0.00% 1.00% 0.00% -- -- --
7+ yrs. 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% -- -- --

The MSCI EAFE Growth Index is an unmanaged index that measures the performance of equity securities in 20 countries within Europe, Australasia and the Far East with a greater-than-average growth orientation. You cannot invest directly in an index.

Consider these risks before investing: International investing involves currency, economic, and political risks. Emerging-market securities carry illiquidity and volatility risks. Investments in small and/or midsize companies increase the risk of greater price fluctuations. Growth stocks may be more susceptible to earnings disappointments, and the market may not favor growth-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. Risks associated with derivatives include increased investment exposure (which may be considered leverage) and, in the case of over-the-counter instruments, the potential inability to terminate or sell derivatives positions and the potential failure of the other party to the instrument to meet its obligations. You can lose money by investing in the fund.