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MidCap Fund (A) (PEMGX)






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Risk and Return Statistics

  as of 09/30/2018
Relative to Russell Midcap Index

Stat3 Year5 Year
Alpha 1.15 0.59
Beta 0.98 1.03
R-squared 89.37 91.04
Standard Deviation 9.97 10.70
Mean 15.54 12.61
Sharpe Ratio 1.41 1.12
Excess Return 1.02 0.95
Tracking Error 3.26 3.22
Information Ratio 0.31 0.30
Inception Date: 06/28/2005
Extended Performance Inception Date: 12/06/2000

Risk and return statistical data is calculated by Morningstar, Inc. Excess Return is calculated by Principal Life Insurance Company.

Morningstar Star Rating™

  as of 09/30/2018
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Rating# Funds
3 Year StarRating 540
5 Year StarRating 483
10 Year StarRating 342
Overall StarRating 540

Mid Cap Growth

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.


Alpha- The difference between an investment's actual returns and its expected performance, given its level of risk (as measured by beta).

Beta- An investment's sensitivity to market movements.

R-Squared- Ranges from 0 to 100 and reveals how closely an investment's returns track those of a benchmark index.

Standard Deviation- Measures how much an investment's returns are likely to fluctuate.

Mean- Represents the annualized total return for a fund over 3 years.

Sharpe Ratio- Measures how an investment balances risks and rewards. The higher the Sharpe ratio, the better the investment's historical risk-adjusted performance.

Excess Return- The difference between an investment option's return and the return of an external standard such as a passive index.

Tracking Error- Also known as "excess risk", is defined as the standard deviation or volatility of excess returns.

Information Ratio- A risk-adjusted measure commonly used to evaluate an active manager's involvement skill. It's defined as the manager's excess return divided by the variability or standard deviation of the excess return.




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Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment options are subject to investment risk. Shares or unit values will fluctuate and investments, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

The full name of this investment option is Principal MidCap Fund (A).

Investors should carefully consider a 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 principalfunds.com, or calling 800-222-5852. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.

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

Russell Midcap Index includes firms 201 through 1000, based on market capitalization, from the Russell 3000 Index.

Small-cap and mid-cap stocks may have additional risks, including greater price volatility.

Small-cap and mid-cap investment options are subject to more fluctuation in value and may have additional risks than other investment options with stocks of larger, more stable companies.

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.

Formerly known as MidCap Blend Fund.

Effective June 14, 2013, the Principal MidCap Fund closed to certain new investors. Please see the prospectus for more complete information