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Intermediate-Term Municipal Income Fund (Class Y)  (PIMYX)

A national portfolio of intermediate-term municipal bonds seeking tax-free income with moderate interest-rate sensitivity

Highlights

Objective

The fund seeks as high a level of current income exempt from federal income tax as the managers believe is consistent with preservation of capital.

Strategy and process

  • Tax-advantaged income: Pursues income free from federal income tax with a portfolio of municipal bonds selected from many states and market sectors.
  • Focus on total return:Seeks to offer a competitive yield and the potential for price appreciation while striving to protect investors' capital through prudent security selection and active risk management.
  • High-quality, intermediate-term portfolio:The national portfolio features a range of high-quality, intermediate-term bonds that seek to provide tax-free income with moderate interest-rate sensitivity.

Fund price

Yesterday’s close 52-week high 52-week low
Net asset value $10.47
0.00% | $0.00
$10.47
05/15/19
$10.02
11/06/18
Historical fund price

Fund facts as of 04/30/19

Total net assets
$10.49M
Turnover (fiscal year end)
69%
Dividend frequency (view rate)
Monthly
Number of holdings
87
Fiscal year-end
November
CUSIP / Fund code
74676A766 / 1881
Inception date
03/18/13
Category
Tax-free Income
Open to new investors
Ticker
PIMYX

Management team

Portfolio Manager
Portfolio Manager


Literature


Munis feel knock-on effects of tax reform
The municipal bond market will likely see a reduction in supply in 2018 because of certain provisions in the new tax reform law.
Munis feel knock-on effects of tax reform
The municipal bond market will likely see a reduction in supply in 2018 because of certain provisions in the new tax reform law.

Performance

Consistency of positive performance over five years

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

Performance shown above 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 see below.

2.70%

Best 5-year annualized return

(for period ending 03/31/19)


1.85%

Worst 5-year annualized return

(for period ending 03/31/18)


2.40%

Average 5-year annualized return


  • Total return (%) as of 03/31/19

  • Annual performance as of 03/31/19

Annualized Total return (%) as of 03/31/19

Annualized performance 1 yr. 3 yrs. 5 yrs. Life (inception: 03/18/13 )
Before sales charge 4.38% 2.24% 2.70% 2.32%
After sales charge N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bloomberg Barclays 7 Year Municipal Index 5.66%2.26%3.11%--

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 04/30/19 0.36% -
YTD as of 05/20/19 3.59% -

Yield

Distribution rate before sales charge
as of 05/20/19
2.00%
Distribution rate after sales charge
as of 05/20/19
2.00%
30-day SEC yield with subsidy
as of 04/30/19
1.82%
30-day SEC yield without subsidy
as of 04/30/19
0.32%

Risk-adjusted performance as of 04/30/19

Sharpe ratio (3 yrs.) 0.34
Information ratio (3 yrs.) 0.11

Volatility as of 04/30/19

Standard deviation (3 yrs.) 2.89%
Beta 0.86
R-squared 0.94

Lipper rankings as of 04/30/19

Time period Rank/Funds in category Percentile ranking
1 yr. 105/208 51%
3 yrs. 48/184 26%
5 yrs. 94/173 55%
10 yrs. --  
Lipper category: Intermediate Municipal Debt Funds

Morningstar Ratings as of 04/30/19

Time period Funds in category Morningstar Rating
Overall 250
3 yrs. 250
5 yrs. 223
Morningstar category: Muni National Interm

Distributions

Accrual days 30
Accrual start date 04/01/19
Accrual end date 04/30/19
Payable date 04/30/19
Non-taxable income $0.017660574
Extra taxable income --

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

Top 10 holdings as of 04/30/19

Los Angeles Dept Arpt 05.0000 05/15/2038 3.44%
Duluth Isd 709-B-Ref 05.0000 02/01/2021 3.02%
Fl Tpk Auth-B 06.1400 07/01/2025 2.95%
In Fin Auth-Amt-A-Ref 02.1000 05/01/2034 2.89%
Mo H/E Var-Wa Univ-D 02.0500 09/01/2030 2.88%
Clifton Hgr Edu Fin 04.0000 08/15/2030 2.68%
Gilliam Wst Var-A-Con 02.4000 08/01/2025 2.41%
Allegheny Hosp Dev-A 05.0000 04/01/2032 2.26%
Centrl Tx Regl Mob 05.0000 01/01/2037 2.25%
Ky Pub Energy Auth-B 04.0000 01/01/2049 2.12%
Top 10 holdings, percent of portfolio 26.90%

Full portfolio holdings as of 03/31/19

LOS ANGELES DEPT ARPT 05.0000 05/15/2038 3.41%
IN FIN AUTH-AMT-A-REF 02.1000 05/01/2034 2.87%
CLIFTON HGR EDU FIN 04.0000 08/15/2030 2.66%
OHIO ST-A 04.0000 02/01/2033 2.53%
GILLIAM WST VAR-A-CON 02.2500 08/01/2025 2.40%
ALLEGHENY HOSP DEV-A 05.0000 04/01/2032 2.28%
CENTRL TX REGL MOB 05.0000 01/01/2037 2.23%
ARLINGTON HGR EDU FIN 04.0000 12/01/2031 2.10%
KY PUB ENERGY AUTH-B 04.0000 01/01/2049 2.10%
DALLAS ETC ARPT-B-AMT 04.5000 11/01/2045 2.06%
MAIN STREET NATURAL-A 05.0000 05/15/2021 2.03%
PENNSYLVANIA-A-COPS 05.0000 07/01/2030 2.00%
CALIFORNIA STWD CMNTY 03.0000 07/01/2025 1.96%
PA ECON DEV-A-WASTE 01.7000 08/01/2037 1.91%
ARLINGTON HGR EDU-A 04.0000 12/01/2031 1.74%
SAN MATEO UHSD CONV-B 00.0000 12/15/2043 1.74%
AZ LOTTERY-REF 05.0000 07/01/2025 1.66%
ILLINOIS ST-D 05.0000 11/01/2021 1.55%
CA PCR WST MGMT-C 03.2500 12/01/2027 1.51%
BURKE CNTY DEV AUTH 01.8500 12/01/2049 1.44%
PR ELEC-REF-SER V V 05.2500 07/01/2026 1.20%
BROWARD CO ARPT-A-AMT 05.0000 10/01/2025 1.15%
HIGH PLAINS CO MET DI 05.0000 12/01/2029 1.15%
JEFFERSON CO-REV-REF 05.0000 09/15/2029 1.14%
PA TURNPIKE-B1 05.0000 06/01/2029 1.14%
TSASC INC-A-REF 05.0000 06/01/2026 1.14%
CHICAGO WTRWKS-REMK 05.0000 11/01/2030 1.12%
NEW JERSEY ST ECON DE 05.0000 11/01/2026 1.12%
PUBLIC FIN AUTH-AMT 05.0000 09/30/2025 1.12%
CA HLTH FACS-A 04.0000 03/01/2033 1.11%
ILLINOIS ST FIN AUTH 05.0000 11/01/2031 1.11%
OHIO HOSP REVENUE-A 05.0000 01/15/2031 1.11%
PHILADELPHIA AUTH-A 05.0000 12/01/2023 1.10%
CHICAGO ARPT-AMT 05.0000 01/01/2023 1.07%
CUMBERLAND CNTY PA MU 05.0000 01/01/2032 1.07%
MI FIN AUTH-B-LOC GOV 05.0000 07/01/2029 1.07%
WHITING IN ENVRNMNTL 05.0000 11/01/2045 1.07%
ILLINOIS ST-REF 05.0000 02/01/2026 1.06%
MET TRANS AUTH-C1-REF 04.0000 11/15/2032 1.06%
WARREN HLTHCR-A-REF 05.0000 07/01/2040 1.06%
GAINESVILLE ETC DEV 05.0000 03/01/2027 1.05%
SC PUB SVC AUTH-B-REF 05.0000 12/01/2038 1.05%
CARLISLE SD-IMPT 04.0000 12/01/2031 1.04%
BLACK BELT ENERGY GAS 04.0000 12/01/2048 1.03%
ILLINOIS ST-A 05.0000 04/01/2021 1.03%
TX PRIVATE ACT-SR LIE 07.0000 06/30/2040 1.03%
HOUSTON ARPT FAC-C 05.0000 07/15/2020 1.00%
PA HSG-115A-AMT 03.3500 10/01/2023 1.00%
MARTIN CO DEV-REF 04.2000 12/15/2025 0.99%
MTA HUDSON RAIL YRD-A 05.0000 11/15/2046 0.99%
CAPE GIRARDEAU CNTY M 05.0000 03/01/2020 0.98%
E-470 HWY-B-LIBOR 02.7110 09/01/2039 0.97%
SOUTHLANDS CO MET DT 03.5000 12/01/2027 0.97%
WASHINGTON ST HLTH CA 02.7610 01/01/2042 0.97%
CHESTER CO IDA-A 03.0000 08/01/2019 0.96%
MS BUSINESS FIN-REF 02.5000 04/01/2022 0.96%
FARMINGTON NM POLL CO 01.8750 04/01/2033 0.95%
CHICAGO BOE CAB-SCH-A 00.0000 12/01/2021 0.88%
MD ECON DEV CORP-REF 04.0000 07/01/2020 0.84%
NJ HLTH CARE-REF 05.0000 09/15/2023 0.80%
CHICAGO OHARE-A-REF 05.0000 01/01/2022 0.79%
CO ST HLTH FACS-EVANG 05.0000 12/01/2022 0.79%
CHICAGO-A-REF 04.0000 01/01/2024 0.75%
CHICAGO WSTWTR TRANS 05.0000 01/01/2026 0.55%
LORAIN PORT-A-REF 05.0000 11/15/2023 0.55%
MASSACHUSETTS TPK -A 05.1250 01/01/2023 0.53%
WEST SHORE AREA AUTH 05.0000 07/01/2025 0.53%
ILLINOIS ST 05.0000 07/01/2023 0.52%
CHICAGO BOE-E-REF 05.0000 12/01/2021 0.51%
MAIN ST NAT GAS INC-B 05.0000 03/15/2021 0.51%
RAILSPLITTER 05.2500 06/01/2020 0.51%
DEEPHAVEN CHTR-REF-A 04.4000 07/01/2025 0.50%
AZ INDL DEV-A-REF P/P 144A 04.0000 07/01/2021 0.49%
HAMILTON CO HLTH 04.0000 01/01/2021 0.49%
IL FIN AUTH 05.0000 11/15/2022 0.49%
E HEMPFIELD TWP IDA 05.0000 07/01/2030 0.41%
KY ST ECON DEV-A 05.0000 06/01/2020 0.30%
NJ HLTH-RF-HOLY NAME 04.5000 07/01/2020 0.25%
LAS VEGAS IMPT DIST 05.0000 06/01/2024 0.21%
RAILSPLITTER 05.2500 06/01/2021 0.21%
MA H/E-PARTNERS HLTHC 04.0000 07/01/2019 0.15%

Prior top 10 holdings

Top 10 holdings as of 04/30/19
Los Angeles Dept Arpt 05.0000 05/15/2038
Duluth Isd 709-B-Ref 05.0000 02/01/2021
Fl Tpk Auth-B 06.1400 07/01/2025
In Fin Auth-Amt-A-Ref 02.1000 05/01/2034
Mo H/E Var-Wa Univ-D 02.0500 09/01/2030
Clifton Hgr Edu Fin 04.0000 08/15/2030
Gilliam Wst Var-A-Con 02.4000 08/01/2025
Allegheny Hosp Dev-A 05.0000 04/01/2032
Centrl Tx Regl Mob 05.0000 01/01/2037
Ky Pub Energy Auth-B 04.0000 01/01/2049
Holdings represent 26.90% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 03/31/19
Los Angeles Dept Arpt 05.0000 05/15/2038
In Fin Auth-Amt-A-Ref 02.1000 05/01/2034
Clifton Hgr Edu Fin 04.0000 08/15/2030
Ohio St-A 04.0000 02/01/2033
Gilliam Wst Var-A-Con 02.2500 08/01/2025
Allegheny Hosp Dev-A 05.0000 04/01/2032
Centrl Tx Regl Mob 05.0000 01/01/2037
Arlington Hgr Edu Fin 04.0000 12/01/2031
Ky Pub Energy Auth-B 04.0000 01/01/2049
Dallas Etc Arpt-B-Amt 04.5000 11/01/2045
Holdings represent 24.64% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 02/28/19
Triboro Bridge-F-Ref 01.6800 11/01/2032
Nyc Tran Fin Auth-Sub 05.0000 05/01/2037
Los Angeles Dept Arpt 05.0000 05/15/2038
Clifton Hgr Edu Fin 04.0000 08/15/2030
Ohio St-A 04.0000 02/01/2033
Gilliam Wst Var-A-Con 02.2500 08/01/2025
Ms Bus Fin-Var-E-Chev 01.6900 12/01/2030
Los Angeles Co Facs-A 05.0000 12/01/2037
Allegheny Hosp Dev-A 05.0000 04/01/2032
Ky Pub Energy Auth-B 04.0000 01/01/2049
Holdings represent 29.58% of portfolio
Top 10 holdings as of 01/31/19
Nyc Tran Fin Auth-Sub 05.0000 05/01/2037
Los Angeles Dept Arpt 05.0000 05/15/2038
Clifton Hgr Edu Fin 04.0000 08/15/2030
Ohio St-A 04.0000 02/01/2033
Gilliam Wst Var-A-Con 02.2500 08/01/2025
Los Angeles Co Facs-A 05.0000 12/01/2037
Miami-Dade Sch Brd-A 05.0000 05/01/2028
Allegheny Hosp Dev-A 05.0000 04/01/2032
Arlington Hgr Edu Fin 04.0000 12/01/2031
Ky Pub Energy Auth-B 04.0000 01/01/2049
Holdings represent 26.46% of portfolio

Portfolio composition as of 04/30/19

Municipal bonds and notes 100.36%
Cash and net other assets -0.36%

Fixed income statistics as of 04/30/19

Average stated maturity 11.31 yrs.
Average effective maturity 4.65 yrs.
Option adjusted duration 4.42 yrs.
Duration to worst 3.83 yrs.
Average yield to maturity 2.90%
Average coupon 4.26%
Average price $107.80
AMT exposure 22.42%

Quality rating as of 04/30/19

AAA 7.09%
AA 22.52%
A 39.42%
BBB 24.92%
BB 4.45%
Not Rated 1.96%
Cash and net other assets -0.36%

Fund characteristics will vary over time.

Due to rounding, percentages may not equal 100%.

Consider these risks before 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. Bond investments are subject to interest-rate risk (the risk of bond prices falling if interest rates rise) and credit risk (the risk of an issuer defaulting on interest or principal payments). Interest-rate risk is generally greater for longer-term bonds, and credit risk is generally greater for below-investment-grade bonds. Unlike bonds, funds that invest in bonds have fees and expenses. Tax-exempt bonds may be issued under the Internal Revenue Code only by limited types of issuers for limited types of projects. As a result, the fund’s investments may be focused in certain market segments and be more vulnerable to fluctuations in the values of the securities it holds than a more broadly invested fund. Interest the fund receives may be taxable. Capital gains, if any, are taxed at the federal and, in most cases, state levels. For some investors, investment income may be subject to the federal alternative minimum tax. You can lose money by investing in the fund. 

Credit qualities are shown as a percentage of net assets. A bond rated BBB or higher (SP-3 or higher, for short-term debt) is considered investment grade. This chart reflects the highest security rating provided by one or more of Standard & Poor's, Moody's, and Fitch. Ratings may vary over time. Cash and net other assets, if any, represent the market value weights of cash, derivatives, and short-term securities in the portfolio. The fund itself has not been rated by an independent rating agency.

Top industry sectors as of 04/30/19

Transportation 17.77%
Local Debt 13.49%
Health care 13.29%
State Debt 10.07%
Industrials 9.83%
Education 8.71%
Utilities 8.31%
Financials 5.71%
Prerefunded 5.23%
 
Other
7.59%
Special Tax 2.23%
Tobacco 1.86%
Other 1.68%
Land 1.19%
Housing 0.99%
Cash and net other assets -0.36%

Sectors will vary over time.


Expenses

Expense ratio

Class A Class B Class C Class M Class R6 Class Y
Total expense ratio 1.87% 2.47% 2.62% 2.12% 1.58% 1.62%
What you pay† 0.86% 1.46% 1.61% 1.11% 0.57% 0.61%

† 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 03/30/20

Sales charge

Investment Breakpoint Class A Class B Class C Class M Class R6 Class Y
$0-$49,999 4.00% 0.00% 0.00% 3.25% -- --
$50,000-$99,999 4.00% 0.00% 0.00% 2.25% -- --
$100,000-$249,999 3.25% -- 0.00% 1.25% -- --
$250,000-$499,999 2.50% -- 0.00% 1.00% -- --
$500,000-$999,999 0.00% -- -- -- -- --
$1M-$4M 0.00% -- -- -- -- --
$4M-$50M 0.00% -- -- -- -- --
$50M+ 0.00% -- -- -- -- --

CDSC

  Class A (sales for $500,000+) Class B Class C Class M 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 Bloomberg Barclays 7-Year Municipal Index is a subset of the Bloomberg Barclays Municipal Bond Index, covering those issues with remaining maturities of six to seven years. You cannot invest directly in an index.

Consider these risks before 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. Bond investments are subject to interest-rate risk (the risk of bond prices falling if interest rates rise) and credit risk (the risk of an issuer defaulting on interest or principal payments). Interest-rate risk is generally greater for longer-term bonds, and credit risk is generally greater for below-investment-grade bonds. Unlike bonds, funds that invest in bonds have fees and expenses. Tax-exempt bonds may be issued under the Internal Revenue Code only by limited types of issuers for limited types of projects. As a result, the fund’s investments may be focused in certain market segments and be more vulnerable to fluctuations in the values of the securities it holds than a more broadly invested fund. Interest the fund receives may be taxable. Capital gains, if any, are taxed at the federal and, in most cases, state levels. For some investors, investment income may be subject to the federal alternative minimum tax. You can lose money by investing in the fund. 

Credit qualities are shown as a percentage of net assets. A bond rated BBB or higher (SP-3 or higher, for short-term debt) is considered investment grade. This chart reflects the highest security rating provided by one or more of Standard & Poor's, Moody's, and Fitch. Ratings may vary over time. Cash and net other assets, if any, represent the market value weights of cash, derivatives, and short-term securities in the portfolio. The fund itself has not been rated by an independent rating agency.