StocksPLUS® Short Fund

PSPLX

Updated June 14, 2019

Objective

Seeks total return through the implementation of short investments positions on the S&P 500 Index

Primary Portfolio

Short S&P 500 Index derivatives backed by an actively managed portfolio of fixed income securities with an absolute return orientation

Overview

Fund Overview

Efficient inverse exposure to the S&P 500 Index

The Lipper-Award-winning strategy provides passive short exposure to the S&P 500 Index, plus an additional source of return potential.

Why Invest In This Fund

An innovative way to gain short S&P 500 exposure

For investors seeking to hedge against a potential downturn in stocks, the fund invests in short index positions to gain daily inverse exposure to the S&P 500 Index. The fund may benefit when the index is declining, but may not perform as well when rising. The fund does not replicate the inverse performance of the S&P 500 Index. See "A word about risk."

A structural advantage to gaining short equity

The fund’s returns are driven by the daily inverse of the S&P 500 Index; by selling forward contracts, the fund earns a financing rate in exchange for selling the index returns short. In contrast shorting stocks directly incurs a borrowing cost. This difference provides a structural advantage versus traditional inverse index funds.

Award winning performance

PIMCO has been recognized multiple times by Lipper as Best Group Large Equity for the time-tested and consistently strong risk-adjusted performance of our StocksPLUS strategies.

Our Expertise

PIMCO helped pioneer the innovative StocksPLUS strategy in 1986 –the same award-winning approach used across our “PLUS” portfolios, which capitalizes on the depth and breadth of PIMCO’s global resources. Today, we manage “PLUS” portfolios across a range of objectives and market exposures.

PRIMARY BENCHMARK

S&P 500 Index

PRIMARY BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION

S&P 500 Index is an unmanaged market index generally considered representative of the stock market as a whole. The Index focuses on the large-cap segment of the U.S. equities market. It is not possible to invest directly in an unmanaged index.

SECONDARY BENCHMARK

Inverse of S&P 500 Index

SECONDARY BENCHMARK DESCRIPTION

Inverse of S&P 500 Index is the negative equivalent of the return of the S&P 500 index. The S&P 500 Index is an unmanaged market index generally considered representative of the stock market as a whole. The Index focuses on the large-cap segment of the U.S. equities market It is not possible to invest directly in an unmanaged index.

DIVIDEND FREQUENCY

Quarterly

SHARE CLASS INCEPTION

01/29/2010

CUSIP

72201M339

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Managers

Mohsen Fahmi

Portfolio Manager, Global Fixed Income

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Jing Yang

Portfolio Manager, Structured Credit

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Bryan Tsu

Portfolio Manager, CMBS and CLO

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Yields & Distributions

Historical Prices & Distributions

Distribution Yield (At Nav) 1 as of 03/31/2019 1.84%
1 - Day Distribution Yield as of 06/14/2019 -
30-Day SEC Yield as of 05/31/2019 3.89%
Latest Dividend Distribution ($ Share)2 as of 03/14/2019 $0.07249
Dividend Distribution (YTD) 3 as of 03/14/2019 $0.07249
Yields & Distributions Footnotes & Disclosures

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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.
2Data does not include special cash dividends.
3Data is based on distributions since the most recent calendar year end and does not include special cash dividends.
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 07/30/2018
Total Expense Ratio 0.76%
The Net Expense Ratio excluding interest expense is 0.74%. Interest expense can result from portfolio investment transactions and is not paid to PIMCO.

Prices & Performance

Daily Statistics

All data as of 06/14/2019

NAV $7.63 One Day Return 0.13%
Daily Change $0.01 Daily YTD Return -11.79%
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Performance quoted represents past performance and 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 average annual returns shown. Performance quoted does not reflect any sales charges, if applicable, and performance would be lower if it did.

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.

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Morningstar and Lipper

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Prices & Performance Footnotes & Disclosures

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Performance figures presented reflect the total return performance after fees 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.
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.
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Portfolio Composition

All data as of unless otherwise stated

Summary Characteristics - Index

Stocks in Portfolio 500
P/E Ratio (Forward) 16.68
Weighted Median Market Cap ($US MM) 103,596.92
P/E Ratio (Trailing) 18.89
Weighted Avg Market Cap ($US MM) 200,112.28