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Equity Income Fund (Class Y)  (PEIYX)

A multidimensional approach that defines value on a daily basis

Equity Income Fund received an  Overall Morningstar Rating  of  

A multidimensional approach to value investing

Darren A. Jaroch, CFA, Portfolio Manager


"I've always been patient and disciplined. And I think those traits have served me well as an investor."

Darren A. Jaroch, CFA, has been a member of Putnam's U.S. and international value equity teams since 1999. He has been instrumental in developing strategic risk controls for Putnam's value investment process.

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Highlights

Objective

The fund seeks capital growth and current income.

Strategy and process

  • A 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.

Fund price

Yesterday’s close 52-week high 52-week low
Net asset value $24.94
-0.20% | $-0.05
$25.36
09/19/19
$20.84
12/26/18
Historical fund price

Consistency of positive performance over five years

Performance represents 5-year returns in rolling quarter-end periods since inception.

Performance shown does not reflect the effects of any sales charges. Note that returns of 0.00% are counted as positive periods. For complete fund performance, please click on the performance tab.

21.69%

Best 5-year annualized return

(for period ending 06/30/99)


-2.12%

Worst 5-year annualized return

(for period ending 03/31/09)


10.53%

Average 5-year annualized return


Fund facts as of 09/30/19

Total net assets
$12,997.25M
Turnover (fiscal year end)
16%
Dividend frequency (view rate)
Quarterly
Number of holdings
99
Fiscal year-end
November
CUSIP / Fund code
746745405 / 1810
Inception date
10/01/98
Category
Value
Open to new investors
Ticker
PEIYX

Management team

Portfolio Manager
Portfolio Manager, Analyst
Portfolio Manager, Analyst


Manager commentary | Q2 2019

Why the focus remains on relative value

Portfolio Manager Darren Jaroch explains why investors should consider relative value in today's market.


Literature

Fund information

Fact Sheet (A share) (PDF)
Fact Sheet (R6 share) (PDF)
Fact Sheet (Y share) (PDF)
Brochure (PDF)
Disciplined process — Defining value daily (PDF)
Comparing Putnam's U.S. equity funds (PDF)

Legal documents

Summary Prospectus (PDF)
Statutory Prospectus (PDF)
Statement of Additional Information (SAI) (PDF)
Proxy voting results (Form N-PX) (PDF)

Commentary

Annual Report (PDF)
Semiannual Report (PDF)
Quarterly commentary (PDF)
Equity Outlook (PDF)

October stock market volatility may signal a shift
Recent stock market volatility reflects a process of pricing in the fact that the global growth outlook has diverged.

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 2.91% 11.36% 8.65% 11.71%
After sales charge N/A N/A N/A N/A
Russell 1000 Value Index 4.00%9.43%7.79%11.46%

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 09/30/19 3.52% -
YTD as of 10/16/19 19.29% -

Yield

Distribution rate before sales charge
as of 10/16/19
1.84%
Distribution rate after sales charge
as of 10/16/19
1.84%
30-day SEC yield as of 09/30/19 1.81%

Risk-adjusted performance as of 09/30/19

Alpha (3 yrs.) 2.19
Sharpe ratio (3 yrs.) 0.82
Treynor ratio (3 yrs.) 10.22
Information ratio (3 yrs.) 0.78

Volatility as of 09/30/19

Standard deviation (3 yrs.) 12.02%
Beta 0.97
R-squared 0.96

Capture ratio as of 09/30/19

Up-market (3 yrs.) 103.54
Down-market (3 yrs.) 91.56

Lipper rankings as of 09/30/19

Time period Rank/Funds in category Percentile ranking
1 yr. 332/539 62%
3 yrs. 114/475 24%
5 yrs. 142/418 34%
10 yrs. 58/248 24%
Lipper category: Equity Income Funds

Morningstar Ratings as of 09/30/19

Time period Funds in category Morningstar Rating
Overall 1090
3 yrs. 1090
5 yrs. 944
10 yrs. 693
Morningstar category: Large Value

Distributions

Record/Ex dividend date 09/26/19
Payable date 09/30/19
Income $0.115
Extra income --
Short-term cap. gain --
Long-term cap. gain --

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.


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Holdings

Top 10 holdings as of 09/30/19

JPMorgan Chase 4.05%
Bank Of America Corp 3.16%
Microsoft Corp 2.99%
Citigroup 2.82%
Walmart 2.64%
Northrop Grumman Corp 2.23%
Johnson Johnson 1.85%
Apple 1.73%
American Tower Corp 1.59%
American Electric Power 1.56%
Top 10 holdings, percent of portfolio 24.62%

Portfolio composition as of 09/30/19

Common stock 95.59%
Cash and net other assets 3.87%
Convertible preferred stock 0.54%

Equity statistics as of 09/30/19

Median market cap $50.73B
Weighted average market cap $168.29B
Price to book 2.17
Price to earnings 13.54

Fund characteristics will vary over time.

Due to rounding, percentages may not equal 100%.

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.

Top industry sectors as of 09/30/19

Financials 21.91%
Health care 13.67%
Industrials 11.18%
Information technology 10.35%
Consumer staples 9.00%
Energy 8.97%
Utilities 5.42%
Communication services 4.72%
Consumer discretionary 4.23%
 
Other
10.55%
Cash and net other assets 3.87%
Materials 3.41%
Real estate 3.27%

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

Sectors will vary over time.


Expenses

Expense ratio

Class A Class B Class C Class M Class R Class R5 Class R6 Class Y
Total expense ratio 0.91% 1.66% 1.66% 1.41% 1.16% 0.65% 0.55% 0.66%
What you pay 0.91% 1.66% 1.66% 1.41% 1.16% 0.65% 0.55% 0.66%

Sales charge

 Breakpoint Class A Class B Class C Class M Class R Class R5 Class R6 Class Y
$0-$49,999 5.75% / 5.00% 0.00% / 4.00% 0.00% / 1.00% 3.50% / 3.00% -- -- -- --
$50,000-$99,999 4.50% / 3.75% 0.00% / 4.00% 0.00% / 1.00% 2.50% / 2.00% -- -- -- --
$100,000-$249,999 3.50% / 2.75% -- 0.00% / 1.00% 1.50% / 1.00% -- -- -- --
$250,000-$499,999 2.50% / 2.00% -- 0.00% / 1.00% 1.00% / 1.00% -- -- -- --
$500,000-$999,999 2.00% / 1.75% -- 0.00% / 1.00% 1.00% / 1.00% -- -- -- --
$1M-$4M 0.00% / 1.00% -- -- -- -- -- -- --
$4M-$50M 0.00% / 0.50% -- -- -- -- -- -- --
$50M+ 0.00% / 0.25% -- -- -- -- -- -- --

CDSC

  Class A (sales for $1,000,000+) Class B Class C Class M Class R Class R5 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% -- -- -- -- --

Trail commissions

  Class A Class B Class C Class M Class R Class R5 Class R6 Class Y
  0.25% 0.25% 1.00% 0.65% 0.50% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
  NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
  NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

For sales and trail commission information on purchases over $1 million and participant-directed qualified retirement plans, see a Putnam fund prospectus and the statement of additional information.

The Russell 1000 Value Index is an unmanaged index of those companies in the large-cap Russell 1000 Index chosen for their value orientation. You cannot invest directly in an index.

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.