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Equity Income Fund (A) (PQIAX)






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Quick Facts


PQIAX
05/31/1939
Large Value
$5,635.33

Investment Strategy

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The investment seeks to provide a relatively high level of current income and long-term growth of income and capital. The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in dividend-paying equity securities. It usually invests in equity securities of companies with large market capitalizations. For this Fund, companies with large market capitalizations are those with market capitalizations within the range of companies comprising the Russell 1000 (R) Value Index. The fund also invests in real estate investment trusts and securities of foreign issuers.




Morningstar Style Box™

  as of 02/28/2014
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Investment Style
Stylebox Market Capitalization

Overall Morningstar Star Rating™

  as of 03/31/2014
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Out of 1068 Large Value Funds

StarRating

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.


Total Returns



Investment results shown represent historical performance and do not guarantee future results. Investment returns and principal values fluctuate with changes in interest rates and other market conditions so the value, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than original costs. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data shown.

Where gross and net expense ratios differ, Principal Management Corporation has contractually agreed to limit the investment option's expenses. Differences also may be due to Principal Management Corporation's decision to pay (through the same dates) certain expenses that would normally be payable by the fund. Returns displayed are based on net total investment expense.


Month-End | Quarter-End
Average Annual Total Returns as of 03/31/2014
1 Month3 MonthYTD1 Year3 Year5 Year10 YearSince     
Inception*
Excluding Sales Charge % 2.21 3.26 3.26 18.06 13.66 19.80 7.93 8.84
Including Sales Charge % -3.40 -2.42 -2.42 11.58 11.54 18.46 7.33 8.76
Russell 1000 Value Index % 2.39 3.02 3.02 21.57 14.80 21.75 7.58 ---
Large Value Category % 1.82 2.27 2.27 20.74 13.09 19.82 6.91 ---
Morningstar Percentile Rankings** --- --- --- 79 41 48 21 ---
# of Funds in Category 1310 1304 1304 1239 1068 951 626 ---
05/31/1939
**Morningstar percentile rankings are based on total returns and do not reflect the inclusion of sales charges. If sales charges were reflected, rankings could be lower.


Expenses

  as of 03/31/2014
Total Investment Expense - Gross: 0.93%
Total Investment Expense - Net: 0.93%
Maximum Up-front Sales Charge: 5.50%
Contingent Deferred Sales Charge: 1.00%
12b-1 Fee: 0.25%



Growth of $10,000

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Represents performance for Class A shares adjusted for the maximum sales charge and assumes the reinvestment of distributions.

Performance assumes reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains. Extended performance is calculated based on the historical performance of the investment option's oldest share class, adjusted for the fees and expenses of the share class shown. Periods of less than one year are not annualized.



Inv Manager or Sub-Advisor

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Edge Asset Management, Inc.



Portfolio Managers

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David W. Simpson , CFA
Since 03/31/2008
M.B.A. , University of Wisconsin

Daniel R. Coleman
Since 05/19/2010
M.B.A. , New York University






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The full name of this investment option is Principal Equity Income 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 1000 Value Index is a market-capitalization weighted index of those firms in the Russell 1000 with lower price-to-book ratios and lower forecasted growth values.