Sextant Growth Fund

Overview

Investment Objective

Long-term capital growth.

Principal Investment Strategies

The Growth Fund seeks capital growth by investing in common stocks of US companies. The Fund diversifies its investments across industries and companies. The Fund looks for companies with growing revenues and earnings, favoring companies trading for less than the adviser’s assessment of intrinsic value, which typically means companies with low price/earning multiples, low price to cash flow, and higher dividend yields. The Fund principally invests in securities of companies with market capitalizations greater than $1 billion.

 
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Investment Style

  • Targeted to investors seeking long-term capital growth
  • Generally large-cap, and can invest in domestic stocks with market capitalizations greater than $1 billion
  • Diversified across industries and companies
  • Actively managed by the award-winning, values-based, global expertise of Saturna Capital

Portfolio Managers


Scott Klimo CFA®
Portfolio Manager since 2015
Christopher E. Paul MBA, CFA®
Deputy Portfolio Manager since 2018

Performance

Short Term Performance

As of May 31, 2024 Ticker 3 Month 6 Month YTD
Sextant Growth Investor Shares SSGFX 2.21% 14.70% 9.94%
Sextant Growth Z Shares SGZFX 2.27% 14.84% 10.06%
S&P 500 Total Return 3.91% 16.35% 11.30%

Average Annual Total Returns (Net of Fees)

Month-end, as of May 31, 2024 Ticker 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Expense Ratio² 30-Day Yield¹
Sextant Growth Investor Shares SSGFX 23.97% 6.82% 15.30% 11.56% 0.74% 0.00%
Sextant Growth Z Shares SGZFX 24.26% 7.09% 15.58% n/a 0.51% 0.00%
S&P 500 Total Return 28.19% 9.53% 15.79% 12.68% n/a n/a
Quarter-end, as of March 31, 2024 Ticker 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Expense Ratio² 30-Day Yield¹
Sextant Growth Investor Shares SSGFX 28.12% 8.43% 14.68% 11.70% 0.74% 0.00%
Sextant Growth Z Shares SGZFX 28.47% 8.69% 14.96% n/a 0.51% 0.00%
S&P 500 Total Return 29.88% 11.52% 15.04% 12.96% n/a n/a

Performance data quoted represents past performance which is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be higher or lower than performance data quoted. Standardized returns current to the most recent month-end can be obtained by visiting our Month-end Returns Page or by calling toll free 1-800-728-8762. The Fund cannot guarantee that its investment objective will be met. Securities of the Fund are offered and sold only through the prospectus or summary prospectus.

¹ A Fund's 30-Day Yield, sometimes referred to as "standardized yield" or "SEC yield,” is expressed as an annual percentage rate using a method of calculation adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The 30-Day Yield provides an estimate of a Fund's investment income rate, but may not equal the actual income distribution rate.

² Expense ratios shown are as stated in the Fund's most recent prospectus or summary prospectus dated March 31, 2023.

Growth of $10,000

Sextant Growth Fund Growth of $10,000 Chart

This chart illustrates the performance of a hypothetical $10,000 invested at the beginning of the period and redeemed at the end of the period, and assumes reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains.

The S&P 500 is an index comprised of 500 widely held common stocks considered to be representative of the US stock market in general. The Russell 1000 Growth Index measures the performance of the large-cap growth segment of the US equity universe. It includes those Russell 1000 Index companies with higher price-to-book ratios and higher forecasted growth values.

Distributions

Record Date Ex, Pay and
Reinvest Date
Ordinary
Income
Qualified
Income
Short-Term
Capital Gains
Long-Term
Capital Gains
Total Distributions
(per share)
Z Shares (SGZFX)
12/20/2023 12/21/2023 $0.00 $0.02500 $0.00 $0.00 $0.02500
12/14/2022 12/15/2022 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.91750 $0.91750
12/15/2021 12/16/2021 $0.00 $0.14300 $1.21000 $3.04400 $4.39700
12/16/2020 12/17/2020 $0.00 $0.11200 $0.00 $0.22500 $0.33700
Investor Shares (SSGFX)
12/14/2022 12/15/2022 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.91750 $0.91750
12/15/2021 12/16/2021 $0.00 $0.05000 $1.21000 $3.04400 $4.30400
12/16/2020 12/17/2020 $0.00 $0.02500 $0.00 $0.22500 $0.25000

The Sextant Growth Fund intends to distribute its net investment income and net realized capital gains, if any, to its shareowners. Distributions from net capital gains are paid at the end of the year; income dividends are paid at the end of the year — as a result of its investment strategy, the Growth Fund may not pay income dividends.

Distributions for the last five years are listed in the table above. For prior distributions, please contact a Saturna representative.

Regulations regarding distributions can be complex, and there are several methods for managing your tax liability. Please consult a tax advisor about your particular circumstances. You also may obtain helpful information by calling the Internal Revenue Service at 1-800-829-1040 or visiting www.irs.gov.

If applicable, distribution information will appear on Form 1099-DIV, typically sent in late January. For more information on tax documentation, please visit our Tax Documentation page.

The Fund pays per-share distributions to shareowners invested on the Record Date. On the Payable Date, the fund's share price is reduced by the amount of its distribution.

Fees & Minimums

The following tables describe the fees and expenses mutual fund shareowners may pay. There are no shareowner fees (fees paid directly from an investment). The Fund imposes no sales charge (load) on purchases or reinvested dividends, or any deferred sales charge (load) upon redemption. There are no exchange fees or account fees. Investments in mutual funds are subject to ongoing expenses. Saturna endeavors to keep these fees low. We encourage you to compare the following fees with similar fees of other no-load mutual funds:

Shareowner Fees (fees paid directly from your investment)

None.

Annual Fund Operating Expenses  (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)
 Investor SharesZ Shares
Management Fees10.50%0.50%
Distribution (12b-1) Fees0.25%None
Other Expenses0.25%0.26%
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses1.00%0.76%

1 Effective March 31, 2023, the management fee paid to Saturna Capital Corporation, the Fund's Adviser, for providing services to the Fund is 0.50% of average daily net assets of the Fund. Prior to this date, the management fee consisted of a basic fee at an annual rate of 0.50% of the Fund's average net assets and a positive or negative performance adjustment of up to an annual rate of 0.20% (applied to the average assets at the end of each month), resulting in a total minimum fee of 0.30% and a total maximum fee of 0.70%. The average monthly management fee for the year ended November 30, 2023 was 0.54% (annual rate).

When you buy shares through a financial intermediary, that intermediary may charge a transaction fee or commission which is not reflected in the expenses table. Purchases and redemptions of Fund shares will be made at the daily net asset value established by the Fund (before imposition of a commission).

Minimum Initial Investment

The minimum initial investment for both Investor Shares and Z Shares is $1,000 (for tax-sheltered accounts, there is no minimum).

Literature

Summary Prospectus

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Prospectus

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Annual Report

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Semi-Annual Report

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Statement of Additional Information

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Principal Risks of Investing in the Fund

Market risk: The value of the Fund’s shares rises and falls as the market value of the securities in which the Fund invests goes up and down. Consider investing in the Fund only if you are willing to accept the risk that you may lose money. Fund share prices, yields, and total returns will change with the fluctuations in the securities markets as well as the fortunes of the industries and companies in which the Fund invests.

Equity securities risk: Equity securities may experience significant volatility in response to economic or market conditions or adverse events that affect a particular industry, sector, or company. Larger companies may have slower rates of growth as compared to smaller, faster-growing companies, and at times may be out of favor with investors. Smaller companies may have more limited financial resources, products, or services, and tend to be more sensitive to changing economic or market conditions. The Fund also tends to favor growth stocks, which tend to trade based on future earnings expectations, and may be more volatile than slower-growing value stocks, especially when market expectations are not met.

Liquidity risk: Liquidity risk exists when particular investments are difficult to sell and may be more difficult to value. If the Fund is forced to sell these investments during unfavorable conditions to meet redemptions or for other cash needs, the Fund may lose money on its investments. As a result, the Fund may be unable to achieve its objective.

Sector risk: From time to time, based on market or economic conditions, the Fund may have significant positions in one or more sectors of the market. To the extent the Fund invests more heavily in particular sectors, its performance will be especially sensitive to developments that significantly affect those sectors. Individual sectors may be more volatile, and may perform differently, than the broader market. The industries that constitute a sector may all react in the same way to economic, political or regulatory events.

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