Global Technology Fund (Class Y)  (PGTYX)

Pursuing investment opportunities in technology-related companies worldwide

ratings as of
Technology (funds in category)
Overall
(179)
3 yrs.
(179)
5 yrs.
(172)

Highlights

Objective

The fund seeks capital appreciation.

Strategy and process

  • A dynamic sector: From software and computers to Internet services and storage, the fund invests in industries that can profit from the global demand for technology products and services.
  • A global approach: To seek the best opportunities, the fund's managers have the flexibility to invest in stocks from around the world.
  • Active management: The managers, supported by experienced research analysts, combine rigorous fundamental research with macroeconomic views to pinpoint opportunities across the sector.

Fund price

Yesterday’s close 52-week high 52-week low
Net asset value $40.61
0.20% | $0.08
$40.61
05/25/18
$32.01
07/03/17
Historical fund price

Fund facts as of 04/30/18

Total net assets
$320.80M
Turnover (fiscal year end)
61%
Dividend frequency
Annually
Number of holdings
47
Fiscal year-end
August
CUSIP / Fund code
746764521 / 1869
Inception date
12/18/08
Class Y  
Category
Global Sector
Open to new investors
Ticker
PGTYX

Management team

Portfolio Manager, Analyst
Portfolio Manager, Analyst


Literature


Performance

  • Total return (%) as of 03/31/18

  • Annual performance as of 03/31/18

Annualized Total return (%) as of 03/31/18

Annualized performance 1 yr. 3 yrs. 5 yrs. Life (inception: 12/18/08 )
Before sales charge 35.23% 24.97% 22.38% 19.13%
After sales charge N/A N/A N/A N/A
MSCI World Information Technology Index (ND) 27.23% 17.86% 18.90% --

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, and 4.00% and 3.25% for income funds (1.00% and 0.75% for Putnam Floating Rate Income Fund, Putnam Absolute Return 100 Fund, Putnam Fixed Income Absolute Return Fund, and Putnam Short-Term Municipal Income 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, Putnam Absolute Return 100 Fund, Putnam Fixed Income Absolute Return Fund, and Putnam Short-Term Municipal Income Fund, which is 1% in the first year, declining to 0.5% in the second 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, 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). 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. For a portion of the period, some funds had expenses 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 04/30/18 0.45 % -
YTD as of 05/25/18 15.40 % -

Risk-adjusted performance as of 04/30/18

Alpha (3 yrs.) 7.43
Sharpe ratio (3 yrs.) 1.67
Treynor ratio (3 yrs.) 24.43
Information ratio (3 yrs.) 1.50

Volatility as of 04/30/18

Standard deviation (3 yrs.) 14.03%
Beta 0.96
R-squared 0.90

Capture ratio as of 04/30/18

Up-market (3 yrs.) 112.11
Down-market (3 yrs.) 80.78

Morningstar ratings as of 04/30/18

Technology Rating Funds in category
Overall (179)
3 yrs. (179)
5 yrs. (172)

Distributions

Record/Ex dividend date 12/21/17
Payable date 12/26/17
Income --
Extra income --
Short-term cap. gain $1.847
Long-term cap. gain $0.53

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 04/30/18

Microsoft Corp 10.16%
Alphabet 9.90%
Facebook 4.80%
Visa 4.16%
Sino-American Silicon Products 3.28%
Alibaba Group Holding 3.07%
Walsin Technology Corp 2.77%
Stmicroelectronics NV 2.72%
Okta 2.64%
Dxc Technology 2.62%
Top 10 holdings, percent of portfolio 46.12%

Full portfolio holdings as of 03/31/18

ALPHABET INC-CL C 10.40%
MICROSOFT CORP 7.74%
FACEBOOK INC-A 4.62%
VISA INC-CLASS A SHARES 3.56%
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING-SP ADR 3.26%
SINO-AMERICAN SILICON PRODUC 2.97%
WALSIN TECHNOLOGY CORP 2.84%
DXC TECHNOLOGY CO 2.64%
DELIVERY HERO AG 2.58%
TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD 2.38%
TOSHIBA CORP 2.23%
SCREEN HOLDINGS CO LTD 2.14%
STMICROELECTRONICS NV 2.12%
FERROTEC HOLDINGS CORP 2.10%
TALEND SA - ADR 2.03%
ON SEMICONDUCTOR CORP 1.94%
NCSOFT CORP 1.86%
GODADDY INC - CLASS A 1.80%
INSTRUCTURE INC 1.75%
MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INC 1.65%
AMAZON.COM INC 1.60%
EVERBRIDGE INC 1.59%
SUNNY OPTICAL TECH 1.57%
CASETEK HOLDINGS LTD 1.53%
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD 1.53%
HOYA CORP 1.46%
HANGZHOU HIKVISION DIGITAL - A 144A/REGS WARRANT 02/11/2019 1.45%
QUALCOMM INC 1.43%
AMS AG 1.40%
REALPAGE INC 1.29%
FIDELITY NATIONAL INFO SERV 1.26%
ADOBE SYSTEMS INC 1.15%
LOGMEIN INC 1.11%
INTERXION HOLDING NV 1.07%
ORBOTECH LTD 1.06%
MICRO FOCUS INTL-SPN ADR 1.05%
LENOVO GROUP LTD 1.04%
TDK CORP 1.00%
OKTA INC 0.96%
APPLE INC 0.93%
ORACLE CORP 0.90%
ELLIE MAE INC 0.85%
LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT IN 0.85%
SALESFORCE.COM INC 0.85%
BROADCOM LTD 0.84%
HOLTEK SEMICONDUCTOR INC 0.77%
GLOBALWAFERS CO LTD 0.60%
ACTIVISION BLIZZARD INC 0.54%
DENA CO LTD 0.43%
YY INC-ADR 0.39%
CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS INC-A 0.29%
BOTTOMLINE TECHNOLOGIES (DE) 0.25%
THE EURO EUR CALL ACCOUNT 0.24%
UBER TECH INC P/P CV PFD 0.05%
CAD/USD 04/18/2018 BANKAM 0.00%
CAD/USD 04/18/2018 SSBT 0.00%
CNH/USD 05/16/2018 GSFX 0.00%
EUR/USD 06/20/2018 BANKAM 0.00%
EUR/USD 06/20/2018 CITI 0.00%
EUR/USD 06/20/2018 GSFX 0.00%
EUR/USD 06/20/2018 HSBCB 0.00%
GBP/USD 06/20/2018 BANKAM 0.00%
GBP/USD 06/20/2018 BCAP-FX 0.00%
GBP/USD 06/20/2018 GSFX 0.00%
HKD/USD 05/16/2018 BCAP-FX 0.00%
HONG KONG DOLLAR CALL ACCOUNT 0.00%
ILS/USD 04/18/2018 SSBT 0.00%
JPY/USD 05/16/2018 CITI 0.00%
JPY/USD 05/16/2018 JPMCB 0.00%
JPY/USD 05/16/2018 SSBT 0.00%
KOREAN WON CALL ACCOUNT 0.00%
SEK/USD 06/20/2018 CSI-FX 0.00%
SEK/USD 06/20/2018 JPMCB 0.00%
TAIWAN DOLLAR CALL ACCOUNT 0.00%
EUR/USD 06/20/2018 JPMCB -0.01%

Prior top 10 holdings

Top 10 holdings as of 04/30/18
Microsoft Corp
Alphabet
Facebook
Visa
Sino-American Silicon Products
Alibaba Group Holding
Walsin Technology Corp
Stmicroelectronics NV
Okta
Dxc Technology
Holdings represent 46.12% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 03/31/18
Alphabet
Microsoft Corp
Facebook
Visa
Alibaba Group Holding
Sino-American Silicon Products
Walsin Technology Corp
Dxc Technology
Delivery Hero Ag
Tencent Holdings
Holdings represent 42.99% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 02/28/18
Alphabet
Microsoft Corp
Facebook
Visa
Alibaba Group Holding
Dxc Technology
Tencent Holdings
Sino-American Silicon Products
Delivery Hero Ag
Toshiba Corp
Holdings represent 44.66% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 01/31/18
Alphabet
Microsoft Corp
Facebook
Visa
Alibaba Group Holding
Sino-American Silicon Products
Tencent Holdings
Dxc Technology
Delivery Hero Ag
Micro Focus International
Holdings represent 46.79% of portfolio

Portfolio composition as of 04/30/18

Common stock 99.44%
Cash and net other assets 0.51%
Convertible preferred stock 0.05%

Equity statistics as of 04/30/18

Median market cap $9.44B
Weighted average market cap $233.40B
Price to book 4.75
Price to earnings 16.41

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. The technology industries may be affected by technological obsolescence, short product cycles, falling prices and profits, competitive pressures, and general market conditions. The fund concentrates on a limited group of industries and is non-diversified. Because the fund may invest in fewer issuers, it is vulnerable to common economic forces and may result in greater losses and volatility. Growth stocks may be more susceptible to earnings disappointments, and value stocks may fail to rebound. The use of short selling may result in losses if the securities appreciate in value. 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. Stock prices may fall or fail to rise over time for several 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 04/30/18

Internet Software & Services 28.98%
Software 24.65%
Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment 18.86%
IT Services 9.98%
Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components 5.70%
Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals 3.28%
Industrial Conglomerates 1.98%
Media 1.81%
Internet & Direct Marketing Retail 1.72%
 
Other
3.04%
Health Care Equipment & Supplies 1.49%
Leisure Products 1.04%
Cash and net other assets 0.51%

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 04/30/18

United States 64.13%
Japan 8.56%
China 8.11%
Taiwan 7.43%
South Korea 3.61%
France 2.72%
Germany 1.45%
United Kingdom 1.25%
Austria 1.14%
 
Other
1.60%
Netherlands 1.09%
Cash and net other assets 0.51%

Expenses

Expense ratio

Class A Class B Class C Class M Class R Class R6 Class Y
Total expense ratio 1.32% 2.07% 2.07% 1.82% 1.57% 0.92% 1.07%
What you pay† 1.28% 2.03% 2.03% 1.78% 1.53% 0.88% 1.03%

† 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 12/30/18

Sales charge/Dealer allowance

 Breakpoint Class A Class B Class C Class M Class R 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 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 R6 Class Y
  0.25% 0.25% 1.00% 0.65% 0.50% 0.00% 0.00%
  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 MSCI World Information Technology Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of developed markets in the information technology sector. 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. The technology industries may be affected by technological obsolescence, short product cycles, falling prices and profits, competitive pressures, and general market conditions. The fund concentrates on a limited group of industries and is non-diversified. Because the fund may invest in fewer issuers, it is vulnerable to common economic forces and may result in greater losses and volatility. Growth stocks may be more susceptible to earnings disappointments, and value stocks may fail to rebound. The use of short selling may result in losses if the securities appreciate in value. 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. Stock prices may fall or fail to rise over time for several reasons, including general financial market conditions and factors related to a specific issuer or industry. You can lose money by investing in the fund.