Real Return Fund

PRTNX

Updated December 01, 2021

Objective

Seeks maximum real return, consistent with preservation of capital and prudent investment management

Primary Portfolio

Inflation-indexed bonds

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Overview

Fund Overview

Help protect long-term purchasing power

Inflation often appears quickly and unexpectedly, making it important for long-term investors to be prepared in all market environments. The fund aims to help investors protect their purchasing power against the effects of inflation by seeking real (inflation-adjusted) returns primarily from Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS).

Why Invest In This Fund

A high quality inflation hedge

Active management has helped the fund deliver short- and long-term returns solidly ahead of inflation, while the portfolio’s investment-grade orientation has provided a smoother ride than other real return assets such as commodities and real estate.

Potential diversification benefits

While traditional asset classes such as stocks and bonds usually move inversely to inflation, TIPS tend to move in the same direction as inflation. Investing in assets with low correlations to one another, i.e., assets influenced by different factors, may help enhance a portfolio’s diversification, potentially lowering overall volatility. TIPS can decline in value if interest rates rise, and may be particularly sensitive if real interest rates rise rapidly.

PIMCO’s expertise

By drawing on the expertise of our global portfolio management team, the fund is able to take advantage of our macro inflation outlook and bottom-up research capabilities as it aims to deliver returns above a passive index.

Our Expertise

The strategy is managed by veteran investors Stephen Rodosky and Daniel He, who are backed by the full spectrum of PIMCO’s global resources. Importantly, PIMCO, one of the largest U.S. investors in TIPS and other inflation-linked assets, launched the country’s first TIPS-focused mutual fund, the same day as the first TIPS auction.

PRIMARY BENCHMARK

Bloomberg U.S. TIPS Index

PRIMARY BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION

Bloomberg U.S. TIPS Index is an unmanaged market index comprised of all U.S. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities rated investment grade (Baa3 or better), have at least one year to final maturity, and at least $500 million par amount outstanding. It is not possible to invest directly in an unmanaged index.

DIVIDEND FREQUENCY

Monthly with Daily Accrual

SHARE CLASS INCEPTION

01/29/1997

CUSIP

693391120

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Managers

Steve A. Rodosky

Portfolio Manager, Real Return and Long Duration

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Daniel He

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Yields & Distributions

Historical Prices & Distributions

Distribution Yield (At Nav) 1 as of 10/31/2021 1.91%
1 - Day Distribution Yield as of 12/01/2021 -
30-Day SEC Yield2 as of 10/31/2021 1.89%
Latest Dividend Distribution ($ Share)3 as of 11/30/2021 $0.017701480
Dividend Distribution (YTD) 4 as of 11/30/2021 $0.470266810

disclosures

1The distribution yield for monthly paying Funds is calculated by annualizing actual dividends distributed for the monthly period ended on the date shown and dividing by the net asset value on the last business day for the same period. The distribution yield for quarterly paying Funds is calculated by taking the average of the prior four quarterly distribution yields. The quarterly distribution yields are calculated by annualizing actual dividends distributed for the quarterly period ended on the most recent quarterly distribution date and dividing by the net asset value for the same date. The distribution yield for annual paying Funds is calculated by taking the annual distribution divided by the Fund’s net asset value on ex-date. The yield is annualized if the Fund incepted less than a year ago. The yield does not include long- or short-term capital gains distributions.
2The Subsidized yield includes contractual expense reimbursements and it would be lower without those reimbursements. The Unsubsidized 30 Day SEC yield excludes contractual expense reimbursements.
3Data does not include special cash dividends.
4Data is based on distributions since the most recent calendar year end and does not include special cash dividends.
The SEC yield is an annualized yield based on the most recent 30 day period. The fund’s yield quotation includes an adjustment to the principal value of the TIPS securities to reflect changes in the government’s official inflation rate, if any; changes in the government’s official inflation rate can cause the fund’s yield to vary substantially from one month to the next. At times, including during periods of deflation, the SEC yield calculation may result in a negative number. If the current 30-day SEC yield is denoted with a “‡,” we believe it is attributable to a rise in the inflation rate, and might not be repeated. Due to the consolidation of operations and permanence of the fund’s fee waivers, such waivers do not materially affect the fund’s SEC yield.
The 30 day SEC Yield is computed under an SEC standardized formula based on net income earned over the past 30 days.

Fees & Expenses

Effective as of 07/30/2021
Gross Expense Ratio 0.87%
Adjusted Expense Ratio 0.85%
The Adjusted Expense Ratio excludes certain investment expenses, such as interest expense from borrowings and repurchase agreements and dividend expense from investments on short sales, incurred directly by the Fund or indirectly through the Fund’s investments in underlying PIMCO Funds (if applicable), none of which are paid to PIMCO.

Front End Sales Charge Schedule

Sales Range (USD) Sales Charge %
Under $100,000 3.75%
$100,000 but under $250,000 3.25%
$250,000 but under $500,000 2.25%
$500,000 but under $1 million 1.75%
$1 million+* 0.00%

Prices & Performance

Daily Statistics

All data as of 12/01/2021

NAV $12.30 One Day Return -0.48%
Daily Change $-0.06 Daily YTD Return 4.15%

All data as of

All data as of

Performance quoted represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee or a reliable indicator of future results. Investment return and the principal value of an investment will fluctuate. Shares may be worth more or less than original cost when redeemed. Current performance may be lower or higher than performance shown. For performance current to the most recent month-end, visit www.pimco.com or call (888) 87-PIMCO. The maximum offering price (MOP) returns take into account the Class A maximum initial sales charge of 3.75% .

Differences in the Fund’s performance versus the index and related attribution information with respect to particular categories of securities or individual positions may be attributable, in part, to differences in the pricing methodologies used by the Fund and the index.

There is no assurance that any fund, including any fund that has experienced high or unusual performance for one or more periods, will experience similar levels of performance in the future. High performance is defined as a significant increase in either 1) a fund’s total return in excess of that of the fund’s benchmark between reporting periods or 2) a fund’s total return in excess of the fund’s historical returns between reporting periods. Unusual performance is defined as a significant change in a fund’s performance as compared to one or more previous reporting periods.

Certain Funds may offer a share class with an inception date which is different than the inception date of the Fund. For the periods prior to the inception date of a share class, performance information is based on the performance of the Fund’s oldest class shares, adjusted to reflect the fees and expenses paid by that class of shares.

Calendar Year Returns %

All data as of

Growth of $10,000 (hypothetical)

Morningstar and Lipper

disclosures

Performance figures presented reflect the total return performance after fees, unless otherwise noted, and reflect changes in share price and reinvestment of dividend and capital gain distributions on the payable date. All periods longer than one year are annualized. Periods less than on year are cumulative.

Investments made by a Fund and the results achieved by a Fund are not expected to be the same as those made by any other PIMCO-advised Fund, including those with a similar name, investment objective or policies. A new or smaller Fund’s performance may not represent how the Fund is expected to or may perform in the long-term. New Funds have limited operating histories for investors to evaluate and new and smaller Funds may not attract sufficient assets to achieve investment and trading efficiencies. A Fund may be forced to sell a comparatively large portion of its portfolio to meet significant shareholder redemptions for cash, or hold a comparatively large portion of its portfolio in cash due to significant share purchases for cash, in each case when the Fund otherwise would not seek to do so, which may adversely affect performance.
Total return performance does not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on fund distributions or the redemption of fund shares.
Daily YTD return is from the most recent calendar year end.
Growth of $10,000 is calculated at NAV and assumes that all dividend and capital gain distributions were reinvested. It does not take into account sales charges or the effect of taxes. Results are not indicative of future performance.
A monthly rating is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a fund. © 2021 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. 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. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
The monthly Lipper Average and Rankings are calculated by Lipper, Inc, based on the total return performance of funds included by Lipper in that category. Rankings begin with the inception of the actual share class. Lipper does not take into account sales charges.

Portfolio Composition

All data as of unless otherwise stated

Maturity %

0-1 yrs 11.62
1-3 yrs 3.36
3-5 yrs 34.06
5-10 yrs 37.24
10-20 yrs 2.89
20+ yrs 10.82
Effective Maturity (yrs) 6.99

Sector Allocation
Duration in Years

Inflation Linked Bonds
United States 8.01
United Kingdom 0.02
Europe 0.31
Canada 0.01
Other5 0.15
Other Short Duration Instruments 0.03
Non Inflation Linked Bonds
US Government Related6 -0.41
Mortgage 0.04
Invest. Grade Credit 0.01
High Yield Credit 0.00
Non-U.S. Developed -0.87
Emerging Markets7 0.01
EM Short Duration Instruments 0.00
Municipal 0.00
Other5 0.01
Net Other Short Duration Instruments8 0.07

Risk Characteristics
(Trailing 3 Years)

Standard Deviation9 4.00
Sharpe Ratio10 1.68
Information Ratio11 -0.34
Tracking Error12 0.90

Duration in Years

Effective Duration (yrs) 7.41

disclosures

5May include municipals, convertibles, preferreds, and yankee bonds.
6May include nominal and inflation-protected Treasuries, Treasury futures and options, agencies, FDIC-guaranteed and government-guaranteed corporate securities, and interest rate swaps.
7Emerging markets instruments includes an emerging market security or other instrument economically tied to an emerging market country by country of risk with an effective duration less than one year and rated investment grade or higher or if unrated, determined to be similar quality by PIMCO. Emerging Markets includes the value of short duration emerging markets instruments previously reported in another category.
8Net Other Short Duration Instruments includes securities and other instruments (except those instruments tied to emerging markets by country of risk) with an effective duration less than one year and rated investment grade or higher or, if unrated, determined by PIMCO to be of comparable quality, commingled liquidity funds, uninvested cash, interest receivables, net unsettled trades, broker money, short duration derivatives and derivatives offsets. With respect to certain categories of short duration securities, the Adviser reserves the discretion to require a minimum credit rating higher than investment grade or take into account other pertinent factors for inclusion in this category. Derivatives Offsets includes offsets associated with investments in futures, swaps and other derivatives. Such offsets may be taken at the notional value of the derivative position.
9Standard deviation is a measure of the dispersion of a set of data from its mean. The more spread apart the data, the higher the deviation.
10The Sharpe Ratio measures the risk-adjusted performance. The risk-free rate is subtracted from the rate of return for a portfolio and the result is divided by the standard deviation of the risk-free rate subtracted from the portfolio returns.
11The information ratio is defined as the portfolio's excess return per unit of risk, or tracking error. For example, an information ratio of 1 means that a portfolio manager generates 100 basis points, or one percent of excess return for every 100 basis points of risk taken.
12Tracking error, a measure of risk, is defined as the standard deviation of the portfolio's excess return vs. the benchmark expressed in percent.
Portfolio information in the charts is based on the fund's net assets. These percentages may differ from those used for the fund's compliance calculations, including the fund's prospectus, regulatory, and other investment limitations and policies, which may be based on total assets of the fund or other measurements, may include or exclude various categories of investments from those covered in the portfolio allocation categories shown in this report, and may be based on different classifications and measurements of the fund’s investments and other criteria.
References to specific sectors, securities or issuers are for illustrative purposes only. All holdings are subject to change daily. All share classes have the same portfolio but different expenses.
Duration is a measure of a portfolio’s price sensitivity expressed in years. Effective duration is the duration for a bond with an embedded option when the value is calculated to include the expected change in cash flow caused by the option as interest rates change.

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Disclosures

Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the funds carefully before investing. This and other information are contained in the fund’s prospectus and summary prospectus, if available, which may be obtained by contacting your investment professional or PIMCO representative.  Please read them carefully before you invest or send money.
A word about risk:

Investing in the bond market is subject to risks, including market, interest rate, issuer, credit, inflation risk, and liquidity risk. The value of most bonds and bond strategies are impacted by changes in interest rates. Bonds and bond strategies with longer durations tend to be more sensitive and volatile than those with shorter durations; bond prices generally fall as interest rates rise, and the current low interest rate environment increases this risk. Current reductions in bond counterparty capacity may contribute to decreased market liquidity and increased price volatility. Bond investments may be worth more or less than the original cost when redeemed. Inflation-linked bonds (ILBs) issued by a government are fixed-income securities whose principal value is periodically adjusted according to the rate of inflation; ILBs decline in value when real interest rates rise. Sovereign securities are generally backed by the issuing government, obligations of U.S. Government agencies and authorities are supported by varying degrees but are generally not backed by the full faith of the U.S. Government; portfolios that invest in such securities are not guaranteed and will fluctuate in value. Investing in foreign denominated and/or domiciled securities may involve heightened risk due to currency fluctuations, and economic and political risks, which may be enhanced in emerging markets. Mortgage and asset-backed securities may be sensitive to changes in interest rates, subject to early repayment risk, and their value may fluctuate in response to the market’s perception of issuer creditworthiness; while generally supported by some form of government or private guarantee there is no assurance that private guarantors will meet their obligations. High-yield, lower-rated, securities involve greater risk than higher-rated securities; portfolios that invest in them may be subject to greater levels of credit and liquidity risk than portfolios that do not. Equities may decline in value due to both real and perceived general market, economic, and industry conditions. Derivatives may involve certain costs and risks such as liquidity, interest rate, market, credit, management and the risk that a position could not be closed when most advantageous. Investing in derivatives could lose more than the amount invested. Diversification does not ensure against loss.
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