StocksPLUS® International Fund (Unhedged)


Updated Oct 2, 2015


    $1,068 MM
    (as of 09/30/2015)
    $1,068 MM
    (as of 09/30/2015)


Seeks total return which exceeds that of the MSCI EAFE Index

Primary Portfolio

Non-U.S. equity derivatives backed by an actively managed portfolio of fixed income securities with an absolute return orientation


Fund Overview

Aims to consistently outperform the MSCI EAFE Index

PIMCO StocksPLUS International Fund (Unhedged) aims to outperform the MSCI EAFE Index (USD unhedged) by investing in equity-linked instruments designed to replicate the returns of the MSCI EAFE, plus an additional, complementary source of alpha potential.

Why Invest In This Fund

An alternative to traditional passive and active equity investing

Traditional index funds aim to match the performance of a market index by investing in all, or a representative sample, of the stocks in the index. The fund goes further, combining passive exposure to the MSCI EAFE Index with additional return and diversification potential provided by a complementary absolute return bond alpha strategy. This unique approach allows the fund to retain key attributes of passive equity indexing, while also seeking to deliver meaningful market outperformance.

Increased return potential

As the fund gains full exposure to the MSCI EAFE Index using equity-linked instruments at a money market-based cost, the goal of the absolute return bond alpha strategy is to outperform this cost thereby allowing the fund to provide the returns of the MSCI EAFE Index "PLUS" additional alpha and diversification potential. Absolute return portfolios may not necessarily fully participate in positive market rallies or negative market declines.

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. Our “PLUS” strategies capitalize on the depth and breadth of PIMCO’s global resources and investment expertise. Today, we manage “PLUS” portfolios across a range of objectives.


MSCI EAFE Net Dividend Index (USD Unhedged)


MSCI EAFE Net Dividend Index (USD Unhedged) is an unmanaged index of issuers in countries of Europe, Australia, and the Far East represented in U.S. Dollars on a unhedged basis. It is not possible to invest directly in the index.








Mohsen Fahmi

Portfolio Manager, Global Fixed Income

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Sudi Mariappa

Portfolio Manager, Generalist

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Yields & Distributions

Historical Prices & Distributions

Distribution Yield (At NAV)1 as of 6/30/2015 5.45%
30 - Day SEC Yield2 as of 8/31/2015 1.78%
30 - Day SEC Yield2 as of 10/2/2015 -
Latest Dividend Distribution ($ Share)3 as of 9/17/2015 $0.12988
Dividend Distribution (YTD)4 as of 9/17/2015 $0.26633
Yields & Distributions Footnotes & 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 30-Day SEC yield is an annualized yield based on the most recent 30 day period.
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.
Unless stated, the Fund does not have an unsubsidized yield.

Fees & Expenses

Total Annual Operating Expenses 0.64%

Prices & Performance

Daily Statistics

All data as of 10/2/2015

NAV $5.50 One Day Return 1.10%
Daily Change $0.06 Daily YTD Return -7.54%
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  • Average Annual Returns
  • Cumulative Returns

All data as of

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All data as of

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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.

Calendar Year Returns %

All data as of

Growth of $10,000 (hypothetical)

Since inception 11/30/2006 to 8/31/2015 = $14,258

Morningstar and Lipper

  • Morningstar Ratings
  • Lipper Rankings
Prices & Performance Footnotes & Disclosures


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.
Total return performance does not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on fund distributions or the redemption of fund shares. The minimum initial investment for Institutional class shares is $1 million; however, it may be modified for certain financial intermediaries who submit trades on behalf of eligible investors.
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.
Past performance is not a guarantee or a reliable indicator of future results. For funds with at least a 3-yr history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating based on a risk-adjusted return measure that accounts for variation in a fund’s monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads and redemption fees) with an emphasis on downward variations and consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each 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 is a weighted average of the performance figures for its 3-, 5- and 10-yr (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. Morningstar, Inc.® 2015. All rights reserved. The information contained herein; (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its affiliates; (2) may not be copied or distributed; (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. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Hollow stars represent a class of shares with inception dates that is different than the inception date of the fund. For the period prior to the inception date of these shares, performance information is based on the performance of the fund’s Institutional Class shares, adjusted to reflect the actual distribution and/or service (12b-1) fees and other expenses paid by the newer share class.
The Lipper Category returns and rankings are calculated by Lipper Inc., a Reuters Company, which is a nationally recognized organization that compares the performance of mutual funds with similar investment objectives. The Category returns represent the average performance of included funds, while rankings compare an individual fund's returns to those of the other funds in its category. Both are based on total return performance, with capital gains and dividends reinvested, with annual operating expenses deducted, but without including front- or back-end sales charges. Rankings begin with the actual share class inception. Rankings are relative to a peer group and do not necessarily mean that the fund had high total returns.

Portfolio Composition

All data as of unless otherwise stated

Regional Diversification - Index
Market Value %5

EMEA 66.16
Japan 22.96
Asia/Pacific Ex Japan 10.70
North America 0.16
Latin America 0.02

Risk Characteristics
(Trailing 3 Years)

Standard Deviation 13.40
Sharpe Ratio6 0.65
Information Ratio7 -0.03
Tracking Error8 3.08

Sector Allocation - Duration in Years

US Government Related9 -0.47
Mortgage -0.41
Invest. Grade Credit 0.28
High Yield Credit 0.02
Non-USD Developed -0.20
Emerging Markets10 0.96
Municipal/Other11 0.17
Net Other Short Duration Instruments12 -1.10

Summary Characteristics - Index
Market Value %5

Stocks in Portfolios 899
P/E Ratio (Forward) 15.05
Median Market Cap ($US MM) 29,093.05
P/E Ratio (Trailing) 15.81
Weighted Avg Market Cap ($US MM) 48,468.59

Top 5 GICS Sector - Index
Market Value %5

Financials 25.76
Consumer Discretionary 13.00
Industrials 12.67
Health Care 11.94
Consumer Staples 11.33
Portfolio Composition Footnotes & Disclosures


5Equity statistics are for the MSCI EAFE Net Dividend Index (USD Unhedged), the Fund's benchmark.
6The 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 portfolio returns.
7The 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.
8Tracking error, a measure of risk, is defined as the standard deviation of the portfolio's excess return vs. the benchmark expressed in percent.
9May include nominal and inflation-protected Treasuries, Treasury futures and options, agencies, FDIC-guaranteed and government-guaranteed corporate securities, and interest rate swaps.
10Short duration emerging 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.
11May include municipals, convertibles, preferreds, and yankee bonds.
12Net Other Short Duration Instruments includes securities and other instruments (except 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 (for example Eurodollar futures) 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 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 which in certain instances may exceed the actual amount owed on such positions.
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.


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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.  Click here for a complete list of the PIMCO Funds prospectuses and summary prospectuses. Please read them carefully before you invest or send money.
A word about risk:

In managing the strategy’s investments in Fixed Income Instruments, PIMCO utilizes an absolute return approach; the absolute return approach does not apply to the equity index replicating component of the strategy. Absolute return portfolios may not fully participate in strong positive market rallies. 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. 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. 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.

The Fund may invest in non-U.S. equities or non-U.S. equity derivatives that do not comprise the Index. Investing in non-U.S. securities entails additional risks, including political and economic risk and the risk of currency fluctuations; these risks may be enhanced in emerging markets. The Fund does not normally invest directly in stocks. However, when equity derivatives appear to be overvalued, the Fund may invest some or all of its assets in stocks. The Fund also may invest in exchange traded funds. The Fund’s equity exposure will not be hedged into U.S. dollars. The Fund is non-diversified, which means that it may concentrate its assets in a smaller number of issuers than a diversified fund.

The Fund may invest up to 10% of its total assets in high yield securities (“junk bonds”) rated B or higher by Moody’s or S&P, or, if unrated, determined by PIMCO to be of comparable quality. High-yield bonds typically have a lower credit rating than other bonds. Lower rated bonds generally involve a greater risk to principal than higher rated bonds. The Fund may invest up to 10% of its total assets in Fixed Income Instruments of issuers based in countries with emerging market economies and may invest in emerging market equity securities up to the approximate weightings in the Fund’s index. With respect to the Fund’s fixed income investments, the Fund may invest up to 30% of its total assets in securities denominated in foreign currencies and may invest beyond this limit in U.S. dollar-denominated securities of foreign issuers. With respect to the Fund’s fixed income investments, the Fund will normally limit its foreign currency exposure (from non-U.S. dollar-denominated securities or currencies) to 20% of its total assets.
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