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 02/28/21

Category: Equity Income Funds

  Percentile ranking Rank/Funds in category
10 yrs. 13% 7/56
1 yr. 17% 13/79
3 yrs. 12% 9/76
5 yrs. 15% 10/70

Risk Characteristics as of 02/28/21

Alpha (%) 1.75
Beta 1.00
R squared 0.98
Standard deviation (3 yrs.) 19.67

‡ 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 03/31/21

Fiscal Year End December
Asset Class Putnam Capital Manager
Subaccount Status Open to new investors
Number of issues 83
Turnover (fiscal year end) 20%
Net Assets $1,545M
Inception Date 05/01/03


JPMorgan Chase 3.50%
Bank Of America Corp 3.36%
Microsoft Corp 3.13%
Citigroup 3.04%
Freeport-Mcmoran 2.74%
Walmart 2.59%
Southwest Airlines 2.10%
General Motors 2.08%
Johnson&Johnson 2.03%
T-Mobile Us 1.78%
Top 10 holdings, total: 26.35%

Represents equity portion of portfolio.

Top 10 holdings as of 02/28/21
1: JPMorgan Chase 3.50%
2: Bank Of America Corp 3.36%
3: Microsoft Corp 3.13%
4: Citigroup 3.04%
5: Freeport-Mcmoran 2.74%
6: Walmart 2.59%
7: Southwest Airlines 2.10%
8: General Motors 2.08%
9: Johnson&Johnson 2.03%
10: T-Mobile Us 1.78%
Holdings represent 26.35% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 01/31/21
1: Microsoft Corp 3.32%
2: JPMorgan Chase 3.25%
3: Bank Of America Corp 3.05%
4: Walmart 2.97%
5: Citigroup 2.84%
6: Freeport-Mcmoran 2.31%
7: Johnson&Johnson 2.22%
8: General Motors 2.18%
9: Qualcomm 2.01%
10: Eli Lilly And 1.99%
Holdings represent 26.14% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 12/31/20
1: JPMorgan Chase 3.18%
2: Microsoft Corp 3.15%
3: Bank Of America Corp 3.08%
4: Walmart 3.02%
5: Citigroup 2.99%
6: Freeport-Mcmoran 2.21%
7: Johnson&Johnson 2.12%
8: T-Mobile Us 2.05%
9: Qualcomm 1.94%
10: Charter Communications 1.85%
Holdings represent 25.59% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 11/30/20
1: Walmart 3.36%
2: Microsoft Corp 3.16%
3: JPMorgan Chase 3.09%
4: Bank Of America Corp 3.02%
5: Citigroup 2.77%
6: Johnson&Johnson 2.04%
7: Freeport-Mcmoran 2.04%
8: Fidelity National Information Services 2.01%
9: Qualcomm 1.98%
10: T-Mobile Us 1.98%
Holdings represent 25.45% of portfolio

Portfolio Composition as of 02/28/21

Common stock 97.20%
Convertible preferred stock 1.57%
Cash and net other assets 1.23%

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. Our investment techniques, analyses, and judgments may not produce the outcome we intend. The investments we select for the fund may not perform as well as other securities that we do not select for the fund. We, or the fund’s other service providers, may experience disruptions or operating errors that could have a negative effect on the fund. 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 02/28/21

Financials 20.88%
Health care 13.89%
Industrials 11.70%
Information technology 9.88%
Materials 7.44%
Consumer discretionary 7.36%
Consumer staples 6.85%
Energy 6.71%
Communication services 6.09%
Utilities 4.68%
Real estate 3.29%
Cash and net other assets 1.23%