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Wasatch International Select Strategy

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Strategy Overview

Highlights
  • A concentrated, yet diversified high-conviction portfolio of 20-40 stocks
  • Seeks the highest-quality growth companies outside the U.S.
  • Truly active, collaborative, bottom-up, fundamental process
  • Broad sector and country approach
Investment Approach

We use a bottom-up approach that seeks to identify companies with outstanding long-term growth potential. We look for companies with:

  • Strong financials
  • A sustainable competitive advantage
  • Industry-best management teams
  • Earnings growth greater than the relevant sector or industry

All cap flexibility with a focus on mid-cap companies

Approximately 20-40 positions

Portfolio Managers
Ken Applegate Ken Applegate Lead Portfolio Manager
2 years on strategy
5 years at wasatch
Linda Lasater Linda Lasater Lead Portfolio Manager
2 years on strategy
13 years at wasatch
4 Cumulative PM years on strategy

Our dedicated, systematic investment process and proprietary research give us an advantage from the small-cap stage through the lower end of the large-cap stage.”

—Ken Applegate, Lead Portfolio Manager

Performance

Average Annual Total Returns AS OF 09/30/19 AS OF 11/30/19
Quarter-End Month-end
1 Month
3 Month
ytd
1 yr
3 yr
5 yr
10 yr
Since
Inception
International Select Composite (Gross)
4.53%
8.23%
23.03%
15.56%
N/A
N/A
N/A
13.75%
International Select Composite (Net)
4.46%
8.15%
22.95%
15.48%
N/A
N/A
N/A
13.73%
MSCI EAFE Index
1.13%
7.76%
18.17%
12.44%
N/A
N/A
N/A
8.66%

Returns for periods less than one year are not annualized. Since inception performance is calculated from 12/31/2016.

Performance is preliminary and subject to change. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Wasatch Global Investors is an independent registered investment advisor. Registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training. Wasatch claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®). To receive a complete list of composite descriptions of Wasatch composites and/or a GIPS-compliant presentation, e-mail inforequest@wasatchglobal.com. The U.S. Dollar is the currency used to express performance.

The International Select Composite contains fully discretionary equity accounts following the International Select style.  The composite primarily invests in equity securities of all market capitalizations that are tied economically to developed countries with the goal of long-term growth of capital.  For comparison purposes the composite is measured against the MSCI EAFE index.

The MSCI EAFE Index is an unmanaged index capturing large and mid-cap representation across developed markets around the world, excluding the US and Canada.

MSCI makes no express or implied warranties or representations and shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to any MSCI data contained herein. The MSCI data may not be further redistributed or used to create indices or financial products.

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Portfolio

Characteristics AS OF 09/30/19
Portfolio
Index
Number of Holdings
27
923
Average Market Cap
($ Weighted)
$14.87 b
$63.95 b
Median Market Cap
$9.61 b
$10.13 b
EPS Growth (%, est. 5 yr)
14%
8%
P/E (Forward)
33
14
Portfolio Turnover (%)
59.57
n/a
Active Share (%)
98
n/a
Performance Statistics AS OF 09/30/19
Since Inception
Alpha
4.15
Beta
1
R-Squared
0.71
Standard Deviation
13.1
Upside Capture
106
Downside Capture
79
Top 10 Holdings AS OF 09/30/19
Company
% of Net Assets
Coloplast A/S (Denmark)
5.7%
Assa Abloy AB (Sweden)
5.3%
Sonova Holding AG (Switzerland)
4.6%
Tsuruha Holdings Inc. (Japan)
4.6%
Intertek Group PLC (United Kingdom)
4.5%
Halma PLC (United Kingdom)
4.3%
Dassault Systemes SA (France)
4.2%
Rational AG (Germany)
4.1%
Chr Hansen Holding A/S (Denmark)
4.1%
Cochlear Ltd. (Australia)
4%
27 Number of holdings
98% Active share
Sector Allocation AS OF 09/30/19
Sector
Portfolio
Index
Health Care
31.6
11.6
Information Technology
20.8
6.7
Industrials
19.3
14.7
Consumer Staples
13.7
12.0
Materials
4.1
7.0
Financials
3.2
18.6
Consumer Discretionary
3.0
11.5
Communication Services
2.7
5.4
Cash & Cash Equivalents*
1.7
0.0
Energy
0.0
5.1
Utilities
0.0
3.8
Real Estate
0.0
3.6
Country Allocation AS OF 09/30/19
Portfolio (%)
Developed
100.0
Japan
23.4
United Kingdom
11.3
Switzerland
11.0
France
10.9
Denmark
10.0
Australia
6.8
New Zealand
6.4
Other
20.4
100.0% Developed

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Important Disclosures

Portfolio Characteristics, Allocations and Top Ten Holdings are derived from a representative account.

Est. 5-year EPS Growth %: Estimated percentage increase in earnings per share (EPS) per year of the fund's holdings over the next 5 years. Returns are not guaranteed and may be higher or lower. Source: Wasatch and FactSet. P/E Ratio (forward and trailing): Sum of stock prices of the fund's holdings divided by the aggregate earnings per share of those holdings for the next 12 months (forward), or past 12 months (trailing), calculated as a weighted harmonic average. P/E to Growth Rate: Forward 12-month P/E ratio divided by the estimated 5-year EPS growth rate. Portfolios with a number less than 1.0 would be considered undervalued, around 1.0 would be considered fair valued and significantly greater than 1.0 would be considered overvalued. Weighted Average Market Cap: Average market capitalization of companies held by the fund, weighted by their percentage of fund net assets. Portfolio Turnover: A measure of trading activity in a fund's portfolio over the past 12 months expressed as a percentage of the fund's average total assets. Alpha measures a fund's risk/reward potential. A positive alpha means the fund outperformed the index. A negative alpha means the fund underperformed the index. Beta measures a fund's risk in relation to the market. A beta of 0.8 means the fund's total return is likely to move up or down 80% of the market change; 1.25 means total return is likely to move up or down 25% more than the market. R-Squared measures (from 0 to 1.0) how closely a fund's movements are correlated with movements of its benchmark. An R-squared of 1.0 would mean that the fund's movements are completely correlated with the movements of its benchmark. Active Share measures the difference between portfolio holdings and the benchmark. It is the sum of the absolute values of the different weightings of each holding in the fund versus each holding in the benchmark, divided by 2. Standard Deviation measures the degree to which a fund's performance has varied from its average performance over a particular time period. The greater the standard deviation, the greater a fund's volatility (risk). Upside Capture explains how well a fund performs in time periods where the benchmark's returns are greater than zero. Downside Capture explains how well a fund performs in time periods where the benchmark's returns are less than zero.

Portfolio holdings are subject to risks and may change at any time.

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