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MFS® International Value Fund


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Symbol: MGIAX   CUSIP:  55273E301   Newspaper Abbreviation: IntlVA   Fund number: 87  
Daily NAV:  $33.70  (as of 4/16/14)
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Fund Profile

A long-term oriented international value fund

A more conservative international equity offering relative to our other international funds, seeks companies that are undervalued in the market relative to their long-term potential. The fund generally focuses on companies with characteristics such as low price-to-cash flow, price-to-sales, price-to-book or price-to-earnings ratios.


Seeks capital appreciation.

Important Risk Considerations


  • Classification: Global/International
  • Fiscal Year End:  MAY
  • Fund Commencement: 10/24/95  
  • Class Inception: 10/24/95  
  • CUSIP:  55273E301  
  • Newspaper Abbreviation: IntlVA  
  • Net Assets:  $17,143.39 million (as of 3/31/14)
  • Maximum Sales Charge:  5.75%

Portfolio Facts:

Portfolio characteristic data are based on unaudited net assets.

The portfolio is actively managed, and current holdings may be different.

Types of Holdings
(on 3/31/14)
Stocks 93.76%
Cash & Other1 6.24%
Top 10 Holdings
(on 3/31/14)  
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Full & Historical Holdings
Danone SA
Nestle SA
GlaxoSmithKline PLC
Kao Corp
Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC
Compass Group PLC
Novartis AG
Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson
Bayer AG

27.56% of total net assets
Total number of holdings: 94
5 Largest Equity Sectors/Categories
(on 3/31/14)
Consumer Staples 21.92%
Financial Services 18.50%
Health Care 11.23%
Technology 9.44%
Special Products & Services 8.35%
Top 10 Country Weightings
(on 3/31/14)
Japan 23.75%
United Kingdom 22.03%
Switzerland 12.33%
Germany 10.27%
France 7.53%
Netherlands 3.67%
Australia 2.35%
Sweden 2.31%
Spain 1.89%
Finland 1.50%

Portfolio characteristics are based on equivalent exposure, which measures how a portfolio's value would change due to price changes in an asset held either directly or, in the case of a derivative contract, indirectly. The market value of the holding may differ.


1 Cash and other assets are less liabilities; this may include derivative offsets.


Morningstar RatingTM: As of 3/31/14

Morningstar Category: Foreign Large Value
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Number of funds in Foreign Large Value: 306 306 267 140

For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating based on a Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. Within each asset class, the top 10%, the next 22.5%, 35%, 22.5%, and the bottom 10% receive 5, 4, 3, 2, or 1 star, respectively. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.) Each fund is rated exclusively against U.S. domiciled funds. The Overall Morningstar Rating™ is based on the weighted average of the number of stars assigned to the fund's applicable time periods. In cases where the fund has changed investment categories, its historical information is given less weight. If the fund has been in existence at least 10 years, the 10-year rating accounts for 50%, the 5-year for 30%, and the 3-year for 20%. If the fund has been in existence at least 5 years, but less than 10 years, the 5-year rating accounts for 60% and the 3-year for 40%. If the fund has been in existence for 3 years, but less than 5 years, the 3-year rating accounts for 100%. Morningstar rankings may vary among share classes and are based on historical total returns, which are not indicative of future results.

Load-waived (LW) Class A share star ratings do not include any front-end sales load and are intended for those investors who have access to such purchase terms (e.g., plan participants of a defined contribution plan). Not all A share mutual funds for which Morningstar calculates a load-waived A share star rating may actually waive their front-end sales load. Therefore, Morningstar strongly encourages investors to contact their investment professional to determine whether they are eligible to purchase the A share without paying the front load.


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Important Risk Considerations

The fund may not achieve its objective and/or you could lose money on your investment in the fund.

Stock markets and investments in individual stocks are volatile and can decline significantly in response to issuer, market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical, and other conditions.

Investments in foreign markets can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical, or other conditions.

Investments in derivatives can be used to take both long and short positions, be highly volatile, result in leverage (which can magnify losses), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying indicator(s) on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty and liquidity risk.

Investments in value companies can continue to be undervalued for long periods of time and be more volatile than the stock market in general.

Please see the prospectus for further information on these and other risk considerations.

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