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.
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Europe Equity Fund (Class Y) (PEUYX)
Pursuing the growth potential of established companies in European markets
The fund seeks capital appreciation.
Strategy and process
- European companies: The fund invests in established large and midsize companies across Europe that benefit from the region's economy and from operations in global markets.
- A flexible strategy: Pursuing Putnam's blend strategy, the fund can own growth- or value-style stocks to participate when either style leads European markets.
- A disciplined process: The fund manager combines fundamental research and quantitative tools to pursue multiple sources of return, supported by strong risk controls in portfolio construction.
|Yesterday’s close||52-week high||52-week low|
|Net asset value||
0.32% | $0.08
Fund facts as of 02/28/19
746747609 / 1832
Total return (%) as of 12/31/18
Annual performance as of 12/31/18
Annualized Total return (%) as of 12/31/18
|Annualized performance||1 yr.||3 yrs.||5 yrs.||10 yrs.|
|Before sales charge||-17.97%||-1.74%||-2.10%||6.54%|
|After sales charge||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|MSCI Europe Index (ND)||-14.86%||2.10%||-0.61%||6.15%|
|Before sales charge||After sales charge|
|1 mt. as of 02/28/19||3.75%||-|
|YTD as of 03/19/19||13.52%||-|
Risk-adjusted performance as of 02/28/19
|Alpha (3 yrs.)||-3.59|
|Sharpe ratio (3 yrs.)||0.32|
|Treynor ratio (3 yrs.)||3.95|
|Information ratio (3 yrs.)||-1.19|
Volatility as of 02/28/19
|Standard deviation (3 yrs.)||12.54%|
Capture ratio as of 02/28/19
|Up-market (3 yrs.)||89.72|
|Down-market (3 yrs.)||107.69|
Lipper rankings as of 02/28/19
|Time period||Rank/Funds in category||Percentile ranking|
Morningstar Ratings™ as of 02/28/19
|Time period||Funds in category||Morningstar Rating™|
|Record/Ex dividend date||12/21/18|
|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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Top 10 holdings as of 02/28/19
|Top 10 holdings, percent of portfolio||30.32%|
Full portfolio holdings as of 12/31/18
|RIO TINTO PLC||2.82%|
|COMPASS GROUP PLC||2.56%|
|KONINKLIJKE AHOLD DELHAIZE N||2.53%|
|PERNOD RICARD SA||2.05%|
|VODAFONE GROUP PLC||1.96%|
|SOCIETE GENERALE SA||1.83%|
|KERRY GROUP PLC-A||1.71%|
|NXP SEMICONDUCTORS NV||1.68%|
|ASHTEAD GROUP PLC||1.51%|
|ASSOCIATED BRITISH FOODS PLC||1.42%|
|PIRELLI & C SPA||1.40%|
|ING GROEP NV-CVA||1.37%|
|ORION ENGINEERED CARBONS SA||1.36%|
|KKR & CO INC -A||1.24%|
|SIG COMBIBLOC GROUP||1.23%|
|CELLNEX TELECOM SA||1.22%|
|BANK OF IRELAND GROUP PLC||1.20%|
|NOMAD FOODS LTD||1.13%|
|ASML HOLDING NV||1.11%|
|SKF AB-B SHARES||1.09%|
|NOVO NORDISK A/S-B||1.00%|
|EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG||0.98%|
|LONZA GROUP AG-REG||0.97%|
|CAIRN ENERGY PLC||0.90%|
|DART GROUP PLC||0.79%|
|MAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC||0.72%|
|TALEND SA - ADR||0.59%|
|CHF/USD 03/20/2019 JPMCB||0.13%|
|SEK/USD 03/20/2019 JPMCB||0.01%|
|CHF/USD 03/20/2019 BCAP-FX||0.00%|
|DKK/USD 03/20/2019 CITI||0.00%|
|EUR/USD 03/20/2019 BANKAM||0.00%|
|EUR/USD 03/20/2019 GSFX||0.00%|
|GBP/USD 03/20/2019 BANKAM||0.00%|
|GBP/USD 03/20/2019 BCAP-FX||0.00%|
|GBP/USD 03/20/2019 GSFX||0.00%|
|GBP/USD 03/20/2019 JPMCB||0.00%|
|NOK/USD 03/20/2019 JPMCB||0.00%|
|EUR/USD 03/20/2019 HSBCB||-0.01%|
|EUR/USD 03/20/2019 CITI||-0.13%|
Prior top 10 holdings
|Top 10 holdings as of 02/28/19|
|Holdings represent 30.32% of portfolio|
|Top 10 holdings as of 01/31/19|
|Holdings represent 30.05% of portfolio|
|Top 10 holdings as of 12/31/18|
|Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize Nv|
|Holdings represent 31.78% of portfolio|
|Top 10 holdings as of 11/30/18|
|Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize Nv|
|Holdings represent 31.28% of portfolio|
Portfolio composition as of 02/28/19
|Cash and net other assets||0.98%|
Equity statistics as of 02/28/19
|Median market cap||$24.04B|
|Weighted average market cap||$75.24B|
|Price to book||1.84|
|Price to earnings||13.76|
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. Investments in a single region may be affected by common economic forces and other factors. In addition, events in any one country within the region may impact the other countries or the region as a whole. Growth stocks may be more susceptible to earnings disappointments, and value stocks may fail to rebound. Risks associated with derivatives include increased investment exposure, which may be considered leverage, or, 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. Stock prices may fall or fail to rise over time for a variety of reasons, including general financial market conditions and factors related to a specific issuer or industry. You can lose money by investing in the fund.
Top industry sectors as of 02/28/19
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 02/28/19
|Class A||Class B||Class C||Class R||Class R6||Class Y|
|Total expense ratio||1.25%||2.00%||2.00%||1.50%||0.85%||1.00%|
|What you pay||1.25%||2.00%||2.00%||1.50%||0.85%||1.00%|
|Breakpoint||Class A||Class B||Class C||Class R||Class R6||Class Y|
|$0-$49,999||5.75% / 5.00%||0.00% / 4.00%||0.00% / 1.00%||--||--||--|
|$50,000-$99,999||4.50% / 3.75%||0.00% / 4.00%||0.00% / 1.00%||--||--||--|
|$100,000-$249,999||3.50% / 2.75%||--||0.00% / 1.00%||--||--||--|
|$250,000-$499,999||2.50% / 2.00%||--||0.00% / 1.00%||--||--||--|
|$500,000-$999,999||2.00% / 1.75%||--||0.00% / 1.00%||--||--||--|
|$1M-$4M||0.00% / 1.00%||--||--||--||--||--|
|$4M-$50M||0.00% / 0.50%||--||--||--||--||--|
|$50M+||0.00% / 0.25%||--||--||--||--||--|
|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%||--||--||--|
|Class A||Class B||Class C||Class R||Class R6||Class Y|
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.
MSCI Europe Index is an unmanaged index of Western European equity securities. 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. Investments in a single region may be affected by common economic forces and other factors. In addition, events in any one country within the region may impact the other countries or the region as a whole. Growth stocks may be more susceptible to earnings disappointments, and value stocks may fail to rebound. Risks associated with derivatives include increased investment exposure, which may be considered leverage, or, 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. Stock prices may fall or fail to rise over time for a variety of reasons, including general financial market conditions and factors related to a specific issuer or industry. You can lose money by investing in the fund.