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Short-Term Income R4 Fund (PSIPX)

Quick Facts


Short Term Bond

Investment Strategy

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The investment seeks to provide as high a level of current income as is consistent with prudent investment management and stability of principal. The fund invests primarily in high quality short-term bonds and other fixed-income securities that, at the time of purchase, are rated BBB- or higher by Standard & Poor's Rating Service or Baa3 or higher by Moody's Investors Service, Inc. or, if unrated, in the opinion of the Sub-Advisor of comparable quality. It maintains an effective maturity of five years or less and an average portfolio duration that is within 15% of the duration of the Barclays Credit 1-3 Years Index.

Morningstar Style Box™

  as of 08/31/2015
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Investment Style
Stylebox Market Capitalization

Overall Morningstar Star Rating™

  as of 09/30/2015
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Out of 475 Short Term Bond Funds


Morningstar's Star Ratings reflect risk adjusted performance and are derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three, five, and ten-year (if applicable) time periods.

Total Returns

Investment results shown represent historical performance and do not guarantee future results. Investment returns and principal values fluctuate with changes in interest rates and other market conditions so the value, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than original costs. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data shown.

In situations where the net and gross total investment expense figures are different, the mutual fund or the underlying fund in which a Separate Account invests has waived/capped a portion of its management fees through the date displayed in the waiver expiration date or contractual cap expiration date column. Differences may also be shown due to the fund family choosing to pay certain expenses that would normally be payable by the fund. Returns displayed are based on net total investment expense.

Month-End | Quarter-End
Average Annual Total Returns as of 09/30/2015
1 Month3 MonthYTD1 Year3 Year5 Year10 YearSince     
Total Return % 0.28 0.15 0.80 1.07 1.08 1.70 3.15 3.95
Barclays Credit 1-3 Years Index % 0.30 0.24 1.06 1.18 1.35 1.83 3.59 ---
Short Term Bond Category % 0.08 -0.14 0.60 0.53 0.76 1.49 2.92 ---
Morningstar Percentile Rankings** --- --- --- 27 30 36 38 ---
# of Funds in Category 590 577 559 557 475 401 276 ---
**Morningstar percentile rankings are based on total returns.


  as of 09/30/2015
Total Investment Expense - Gross: 0.80%
Total Investment Expense - Net: 0.79%
Waiver Date: 02/29/2016
Contractual Cap Date: 02/29/2016
12b-1 Fee: 0.10%
Total Investment Expense Gross Per $1,000 Invested: $8.00



30-Day SEC Yield - Subsidized (Net)
as of 09/30/2015:
30-Day SEC Yield - Non-Subsidized (Gross)
as of 09/30/2015:

Growth of $10,000

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Performance assumes reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains. Extended performance is calculated based on the historical performance of the investment option's oldest share class, adjusted for the fees and expenses of the share class shown. Periods of less than one year are not annualized.

Inv Manager or Sub-Advisor

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Edge Asset Management, Inc.

Portfolio Managers

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Scott J. Peterson , CFA
Since 01/01/2010
M.B.A. , New York University

John R. Friedl , CFA
Since 05/19/2010
M.S. , Seattle University

Ryan P. McCann , CFA
Since 05/19/2010
B.A. , Washington State University

Gregory L. Tornga , CFA
Since 07/01/2011
M.B.A. , Chapman University

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Returns shown for periods of less than one year are not annualized.

Insurance products and plan administrative services, if applicable, are provided by Principal Life Insurance Company. Principal Funds, Inc. is distributed by Principal Funds Distributor, Inc. Securities are offered through Princor Financial Services Corporation, 800-547-7754, member SIPC and/or independent broker/dealers. Securities sold by a Princor® Registered Representative are offered through Princor. Principal Funds Distributor, Princor and Principal Life are members of the Principal Financial Group®, Des Moines, IA 50392. Certain investment options may not be available in all states or U.S. commonwealths.

The full name of this investment option is Principal Funds, Inc. - Principal Short-Term Income R4 Fund.

Investors should carefully consider a mutual fund's investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses prior to investing. A prospectus, or summary prospectus if available, containing this and other information can be obtained by contacting a financial professional, visiting, or calling 1-800-547-7754. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Not FDIC Insured
May Lose Value - Not a Deposit - No Bank Guarantee
Not Insured by any Federal Government Agency

Fees and expenses are only one of several factors that participants and beneficiaries should consider when making investment decisions.  The cumulative effect of fees and expenses can substantially reduce the growth of a participant's or beneficiary's retirement account.  Participants and beneficiaries can visit the Employee Benefit Security Administration's website for an example demonstrating the long-term effect of fees and expenses.

Barclays Credit 1-3 Years Index is composed of publicly issued U.S. corporate and specified foreign debentures and secured notes that meet the specified maturity, liquidity, and quality requirements. To qualify, bonds must be SEC-registered.

These calculated returns reflect the historical performance of the oldest share class of the fund, adjusted to reflect a portion of the fees and expenses of this share class. For time periods prior to inception date of the fund, predecessor performance is reflected. Please see the fund's prospectus for more information on specific expenses, and the fund's most recent shareholder report for actual date of first sale. Expenses are deducted from income earned by the fund. As a result, dividends and investment results will differ for each share class.

The risks associated with derivative investments include that the underlying security, interest rate, market index, or other financial asset will not move in the direction the Investment Adviser and/or Sub-Advisor anticipated, the possibility that there may be no liquid secondary market, the risk that adverse price movements in an instrument can result in a loss substantially greater than a fund's initial investment, the possibility that the counterparty may fail to perform its obligations; and the inability to close out certain hedged positions to avoid adverse tax consequences.

Fixed-income and asset allocation investment options that invest in mortgage securities are subject to increased risk due to real estate exposure.

Fixed-income investment options are subject to interest rate risk, and their value will decline as interest rates rise. Neither the principal of bond investment options nor their yields are guaranteed by the U.S. government.