Sextant International Fund


Investment Style

  • Targeted to investors seeking long-term capital growth
  • Generally large-cap, and can invest in foreign stocks with market capitalizations greater than $1 billion
  • Diversified across industries, companies, and countries
  • Value investment style, favoring income-producing securities of more seasoned companies
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Investment Objective

Long-term capital growth.

Principal Investment Strategies

The International Fund diversifies its investments among many countries, predominantly those with mature markets (such as Europe and Canada). The Fund invests at least 65% of its net assets in companies with their headquarters and at least half of their assets and earnings outside the US. The Fund diversifies its investments across industries, companies, and countries. 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.

Portfolio Managers

Christopher E. Paul MBA, CFA®
Portfolio Manager since 2020
Chris Lang CFA®
Deputy Portfolio Manager since 2020


Short Term Performance

As of February 28, 2023 Ticker 3 Month 6 Month YTD
Sextant International Investor Shares SSIFX 1.32% 7.94% 4.62%
Sextant International Z Shares SIFZX 1.43% 8.10% 4.66%
MSCI EAFE 20.43% 9.65% 8.11%

Average Annual Total Returns

Month-end, as of February 28, 2023 Ticker 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Expense Ratio² 30-Day Yield¹
Sextant International Investor Shares SSIFX -7.37% 5.69% 5.71% 5.76% 0.93% 0.28%
Sextant International Z Shares SIFZX -7.16% 5.92% 5.95% n/a 0.72% 0.52%
MSCI EAFE -2.33% 4.73% 2.63% 5.44% n/a n/a
Quarter-end, as of December 31, 2022 Ticker 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Expense Ratio² 30-Day Yield¹
Sextant International Investor Shares SSIFX -22.62% 1.53% 4.98% 5.29% 0.93% 0.50%
Sextant International Z Shares SIFZX -22.40% 1.73% 5.21% n/a 0.72% 0.72%
MSCI EAFE -14.01% 1.34% 2.03% 5.16% 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 30, 2022.

Growth of $10,000


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 MSCI EAFE Index is an international index focused on Europe, Australasia, and the Far East. Investors cannot invest directly in the indices.


Record Date Ex, Pay and
Reinvest Date
Capital Gains
Capital Gains
Total Distributions
(per share)
Z Shares (SIFZX)
12/15/2021 12/16/2021 $0.00 $0.18000 $0.00 $1.75600 $1.93600
12/16/2020 12/17/2020 $0.00 $0.12000 $0.00 $0.00 $0.12000
12/18/2019 12/19/2019 $0.00 $0.14830 $0.00 $0.54730 $0.69560
Investor Shares (SSIFX)
12/15/2021 12/16/2021 $0.00 $0.13000 $0.00 $1.75600 $1.88600
12/16/2020 12/17/2020 $0.00 $0.07500 $0.00 $0.00 $0.07500
12/18/2019 12/19/2019 $0.00 $0.10550 $0.00 $0.54730 $0.65280

The Sextant International Fund intends to distribute its net investment income and net realized capital gains, if any, to its shareowners. Distributions from income dividends and net capital gains are paid at the end of the year.

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

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)


Annual Fund Operating Expenses  (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)
  Investor Shares Z Shares
Management Fees (vary with performance) 0.43% 0.43%
Distribution (12b-1) Fees 0.25% None
Other Expenses 0.25% 0.29%
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses 0.93% 0.72%

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).


Summary Prospectus




Annual Report


Semi-Annual Report


Statement of Additional Information


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. The market value of securities will fluctuate, sometimes significantly and unpredictably, with stocks generally being more volatile than bonds. When you redeem your shares, they may be worth more or less than what you paid for them. Only consider investing in the Fund if you are willing to accept the risk that you may lose money.

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. Smaller companies may have more limited financial resources, products, or services, and tend to be more sensitive to changing economic or market conditions.

Foreign investing risk: Foreign investing involves risks not normally associated with US securities. These risks include fluctuations in currency exchange rates, less public information about securities, less governmental market supervision, and lack of uniform financial, social, and political standards. Foreign investing heightens the risk of confiscatory taxation, seizure or nationalization of assets, currency controls, or adverse political or social developments that affect investments.

Emerging markets risk: In emerging markets and less developed countries, the risks of investing in foreign securities can be magnified by less mature political systems and weaker corporate governance standards than typically found in the developed world.

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.

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