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SAM Conservative Growth Inst Portfolio (PCWIX)







Risk and Return Statistics

  as of 08/31/2020
Relative to SAM Conservative Growth Blended Index

Stat3 Year5 Year
Alpha -1.91 -1.31
Beta 1.03 1.01
R-squared 98.72 98.43
Standard Deviation 14.32 12.08
Mean 8.19 8.97
Sharpe Ratio 0.51 0.68
Excess Return -1.87 -1.32
Tracking Error 1.67 1.52
Information Ratio -1.12 -0.86
Inception Date: 01/16/2007
Extended Performance Inception Date: 07/25/1996

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

Morningstar Star Rating™

  as of 08/31/2020
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Rating# Funds
3 Year StarRating 301
5 Year StarRating 279
10 Year StarRating 188
Overall StarRating 301

Allocation--70% to 85% Equity

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.

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The full name of this investment option is Principal Funds, Inc. - Principal SAM Conservative Growth Inst Portfolio.

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 principal.com, 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

SAM Conservative Growth Blended Index is composed of 20% MSCI EAFE Index, 60% Russell 3000 Index and 20% Bloomberg Barclays Aggregate Bond Index.

International and global investing involves greater risks such as currency fluctuations, political/social instability and differing accounting standards.

Equity investment options involve greater risk, including heightened volatility, than fixed-income investment options. Fixed-income investment options are subject to interest rate risk, and their value will decline as interest rates rise.

This Principal Strategic Asset Management Portfolio (SAM) indirectly bears its pro rata share of the management fees incurred by the underlying Principal Funds in which this portfolio invests. Based on the asset allocation of the SAM Portfolio outlined in the prospectus dated March 1, 2020, the weighted average operating expenses of the underlying funds are: Flexible Income, 0.51%; Conservative Balanced, 0.60%; Balanced, 0.64%; Conservative Growth, 0.60%; Strategic Growth, 0.59%. While the operating expenses of the underlying mutual funds are not part of the SAM Portfolio operating expenses they are included in the Total Investment Expense. Performance results shown for the SAM Portfolios reflect the application of these expenses.

Asset allocation and diversification do not ensure a profit or protect against a loss. Additionally there is no guarantee this investment option will provide adequate income at or through retirement.

The Investment Advisor will display "Multiple Sub-Advisors" for certain target-date, target-risk and specialty investment options where the assets are directed by the Investment Manager to multiple underlying investment options. These underlying investment options may use multiple sub-advisors who are responsible for the day-to-day management responsibilities.

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.

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