497K 1 d427966d497k.htm WASATCH SMALL CAP GROWTH FUND - INVESTOR CLASS SHARES Wasatch Small Cap Growth Fund - Investor Class Shares
Wasatch Small Cap Growth Fund®
(Investor Class Shares)
Summary Prospectus —September 1, 2017 Ticker: WAAEX

Before you invest, you may want to review the Fund’s prospectus, which contains more information about the Fund and its risks. You can find the Fund’s prospectus and other information about the Fund online at www.WasatchFunds.com.You can also get this information at no cost by calling 800.551.1700 or by sending an email to shareholderservice@wasatchfunds.com. The Fund’s prospectus and statement of additional information, each dated September 1, 2017, are incorporated by reference into this summary prospectus.
Investment Objectives
The Fund’s primary investment objective is long-term growth of capital. Income is a secondary objective, but only when consistent with long-term growth of capital. Currently, we do not expect the Fund’s investments to generate substantial income.
Fees and Expenses of the Fund
The tables below describe the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy, sell or hold Investor Class shares of the Fund.
Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment) Investor Class
Maximum Sales Charge (Load) Imposed on Purchases (as a % of offering price) None
Redemption Fee (as a % of amount redeemed on shares held 60 days or less) 2.00%
Exchange Fee None
Maximum Account Fee None
Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment) Investor Class
Management Fee 1.00%
Distribution/Service (12b-1) Fee None
Other Expenses 0.29%
Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses1 0.01%
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses2 1.30%
1 The Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses may not equal the expense ratio stated in the Fund’s most recent Annual Report and Financial Highlights, which reflects the operating expenses of the Fund and does not include Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses.
2 Wasatch Advisors, Inc. (Advisor), the Fund’s investment advisor, has contractually agreed to reimburse the Investor Class shares of the Fund for Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses in excess of 1.50% of average daily net assets until at least January 31, 2019 (excluding interest, dividend expense on short sales/interest expense, taxes, brokerage commissions, other investment related costs, acquired fund fees and expenses, and extraordinary expenses, such as litigation and other expenses not incurred in the ordinary course of business). The Board of Trustees is the only party that can terminate the contractual limitation prior to the contract’s expiration. The Advisor can rescind the contractual limitation on expenses at any time after its expiration date.
This example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Investor Class of the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The example assumes that you invested $10,000 in the Investor Class of the Fund for the time periods indicated and then redeemed all of your shares at the end of those periods. The example also assumes that your investment had a


5% return each year and that operating expenses (as a percentage of net assets) of the Fund’s Investor Class remained the same. This example reflects contractual fee waivers and reimbursements through January 31, 2019. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:
  1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
Small Cap Growth Fund — Investor Class $132 $411 $712 $1,568
Portfolio Turnover
The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). Higher portfolio turnover may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the example, affect the Fund’s performance. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 20% of the average value of its portfolio.
Principal Strategies
The Fund invests primarily in small growth companies.
Under normal market conditions, we will invest at least 80% of the Fund’s net assets (plus borrowings for investment purposes) in the equity securities of small-capitalization companies. Equity securities include common stock, preferred stock and securities convertible into common stock, warrants and rights, and other securities with equity characteristics (for example, participatory notes or derivatives linked to a basket of underlying equity securities, certain options on common stock, and exchange-traded funds). The Fund considers a company to be a small-capitalization company if its market capitalization, at the time of purchase, is less than the larger of $3 billion or the market capitalization of the largest company in the Russell 2000 Index as of its most recent reconstitution date. The Russell 2000 Index reconstitution date is typically each year on or around July 1. As of the 2017 reconstitution date, the market capitalization of the largest company in the Russell 2000 Index was $5.68 billion. The market capitalization of the largest company in the Russell 2000 Index is subject to change at its next reconstitution date.
The Fund may invest up to 20% of its total assets at the time of purchase in securities issued by foreign companies in developed or emerging markets. Securities issued by companies incorporated outside the United States whose securities are principally traded in the United States are not defined as foreign companies and are not subject to this limitation.
Within the Fund’s portfolio, we seek to create a blend of “core” companies that we believe have the potential to grow steadily over long periods of time at faster rates than average large companies, and “high growth” companies that we believe have the potential to grow faster and more aggressively than core companies. The Fund’s secondary objective of income is achieved when fast growing portfolio companies pay dividends, generated by cash flow, typically after achieving growth targets.
We use a “bottom-up” process of fundamental analysis to look for individual companies that we believe have superior growth prospects. Our analysis may include studying a company’s financial statements, building proprietary financial models, visiting company facilities, and meeting with executive management, suppliers and customers.
The Fund may invest a large percentage of its assets in a few sectors, including consumer discretionary, energy, financials, health care, industrials, information technology and real estate.
The Fund may invest in initial public offerings (IPOs).
Principal Risks
All investments carry some degree of risk that will affect the value of the Fund, its investment performance and the price of its shares. As a result, you may lose money if you invest in the Fund. An investment in the Fund is not a deposit of any bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or any other government agency.
The Fund is subject to the following principal investment risks:
Stock Market Risk. The Fund’s investments may decline in value due to movements in the overall stock market.
Stock Selection Risk. The Fund’s investments may decline in value even when the overall stock market is not in a general decline.
Foreign Securities Risk. Foreign securities are generally more volatile and less liquid than U.S. securities. Further, foreign securities may be subject to additional risks not associated with investments in U.S. securities. Differences in the economic and political environment, the amount of available public information, the degree of market regulation, and financial reporting, accounting and auditing standards, and, in the case of foreign currency-denominated securities, fluctuations in currency exchange rates, can have a significant effect on the value of a foreign security. Additionally, certain countries may utilize formal or informal currency-exchange controls or “capital controls.” Capital controls may impose restrictions on the Fund’s ability to repatriate investments or income. Such capital controls can also have a significant effect on the value of the Fund’s holdings.
Emerging Markets Risk. In addition to the risks of investing in foreign securities in general, the risks of investing in the securities of companies domiciled in emerging market countries include increased political or social instability, economies based on only a few industries, unstable currencies, runaway inflation, highly volatile and less liquid securities markets, unpredictable shifts in policies relating to foreign investments, lack of protection for investors against parties that fail to complete transactions, and the potential for government seizure of assets or nationalization of companies.


Small Company Stock Risk. Small-cap stocks may be very sensitive to changing economic conditions and market downturns because the issuers often have narrow markets for their products or services, fewer product lines, and more limited managerial and financial resources than larger issuers. The stocks of small-cap companies may therefore be more volatile and the ability to sell these stocks at a desirable time or price may be more limited.
Growth Stock Risk. Growth stock prices may be more sensitive to changes in companies’ current or expected earnings than the prices of other stocks, and growth stock prices may fall or may not appreciate in step with the broader securities markets.
Sector Weightings Risk. To the extent the Fund emphasizes, from time to time, investments in a particular sector, the Fund will be subject to a greater degree to the risks particular to that sector, including the sectors described below. Market conditions, interest rates, and economic, regulatory, or financial developments could significantly affect all the securities in a single sector. If the Fund invests in a few sectors, it may have increased exposure to the price movements of securities in those sectors. The Fund may also from time to time make significant investments in an industry or industries within a particular sector. Adverse conditions in such industry or industries could have a correspondingly adverse effect on the financial condition of issuers. These conditions may cause the value of the Fund’s shares to fluctuate more than the values of shares of funds that invest in a greater variety of investments.
Consumer Discretionary Sector Risk. Industries in the consumer discretionary sector, such as consumer durables, hotels, restaurants, media, retailing, and automobiles, may be significantly impacted by the performance of the overall economy, interest rates, competition, consumer confidence and spending, and changes in demographics and consumer tastes.
Energy Sector Risk. The value of energy companies is particularly vulnerable to developments in the energy sector, fluctuations in the price and supply of energy fuels, energy conservation, the supply of and demand for specific energy-related products or services, and tax policy and other government regulation.
Financials Sector Risk. The financials sector is subject to extensive government regulation, can be subject to relatively rapid change due to increasingly blurred distinctions between service segments, and can be significantly affected by the availability and cost of capital funds, changes in interest rates, the rate of corporate and consumer debt defaults, and price competition.
Health Care Sector Risk. Health care companies are strongly affected by worldwide scientific or technological developments. Their products may rapidly become obsolete. Many health care companies are also subject to significant government regulation and may be affected by changes in government policies.
Industrials Sector Risk. Industries in the industrials sector include companies engaged in the production, distribution or service of products or equipment for manufacturing, agriculture, forestry, mining, and construction, and can be significantly affected by general economic trends, including such factors as employment and economic growth, interest rate changes, changes in consumer spending, legislative and government regulation and spending, import controls, commodity prices, and worldwide competition.
Information Technology Sector Risk. Stocks of information technology companies may be volatile because issuers are sensitive to rapid obsolescence of existing technology, short product cycles, falling prices and profits, competition from new market entrants, and general economic conditions. Information technology stocks, especially those of smaller, less-seasoned companies, tend to be more volatile than the overall market.
Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) Risk. IPOs involve a higher degree of risk because companies involved in IPOs generally have limited operating histories and their prospects for future profitability are uncertain. Prices of IPOs may also be unstable due to the absence of a prior public market, the small number of shares available for trading and limited investor information.
Real Estate Sector Risk. Real estate securities may be adversely affected by, among other things, rental income fluctuation, depreciation, property tax value changes, differences in real estate market values, overbuilding and extended vacancies, increased competition, costs of materials, operating expenses or zoning laws, costs of environmental clean-up or damages from natural disasters, cash flow fluctuations, and defaults by borrowers and tenants.


Historical Performance
The following tables provide information on how the Investor Class of the Fund has performed over time. The past performance, before and after taxes, of the Fund’s Investor Class is not necessarily an indication of how these shares will perform in the future. The bar chart below is intended to provide you with an indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund’s performance from year to year, as represented by the Investor Class of the Fund. The table below is designed to help you evaluate your risk tolerance by showing the best and worst quarterly performance of the Fund’s Investor Class for the calendar years shown in the bar chart. The average annual total returns table below allows you to compare the Fund’s performance over the time periods indicated to that of a broad-based market index and an additional index composed of securities similar to those held by the Fund. Performance information is updated regularly and is available on the Fund’s website www.WasatchFunds.com.
Wasatch Small Cap Growth Fund — Investor Class
Year by Year Total Returns
Year-to-Date Return
6/30/2017 9.83%
Best and Worst Quarterly Returns
Best — 6/30/2009 25.04%
Worst — 12/31/2008 -22.04%
Average Annual Total Returns — (as of 12/31/16) 1 Year 5 Years 10 Years
Wasatch Small Cap Growth Fund — Investor Class      
Return Before Taxes 4.82% 10.41% 7.11%
Return After Taxes on Distributions 2.80% 8.32% 5.84%
Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares 4.40% 8.28% 5.77%
Russell 2000® Growth Index* (reflects no deductions for fees, expenses or taxes) 11.32% 13.74% 7.76%
Russell 2000® Index* (reflects no deductions for fees, expenses or taxes) 21.31% 14.46% 7.07%
After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates, and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on the investor’s tax situation and may differ from those shown. The after-tax returns are not relevant to investors who hold Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.
The Fund’s returns after taxes on distributions and sale of Fund shares may be higher than returns before taxes and after taxes on distributions because they include the effect of a tax benefit an investor may receive from the capital losses that would have been incurred.
* Russell Investment Group is the source and owner of the trademarks, service marks and copyrights related to the Russell indexes.  Russell® is a trademark of Russell Investment Group.
Portfolio Management
Investment Advisor
Wasatch Advisors, Inc.
Portfolio Managers
JB Taylor
Lead Portfolio Manager
Since 2016
Jeff Cardon, CFA
Portfolio Manager
Since 1986
Ken Korngeibel, CFA
Portfolio Manager
Since August 2017
Ryan Snow
Portfolio Manager
Since August 2017


Purchase and Sale of Fund Shares
Investment Minimums Investor Class
New Accounts $2,000
New Accounts with an Automatic Investment Plan $1,000
Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) $2,000
Coverdell Education Savings Accounts $1,000
Subsequent Purchases Investor Class
Regular Accounts and IRAs $100
Automatic Investment Plan $50 per month
and/or $100 per quarter
You may purchase, sell (redeem) or exchange Fund shares on any day the New York Stock Exchange is open for business.
To open a new account directly with Wasatch Funds or to purchase shares for an existing account, go online at www.WasatchFunds.com. For a new account, complete and electronically submit the online application. Accounts for third parties, trusts, corporations, partnerships and other entities may not be opened online and are not eligible for online transactions. By telephone, complete the appropriate application and call a shareholder services representative at 800.551.1700 for instructions on how to open or add to an account via wire. To open a new account by mail, complete and mail the application and any other materials (such as a corporate resolution for corporate accounts) and a check. To add to an existing account, complete the additional investment form from your statement or write a note that includes the Fund name and Class of shares (i.e., Investor Class), name(s) of investor(s) on the account and the account number. Send materials to: Wasatch Funds, P.O. Box 2172, Milwaukee, WI 53201-2172 or via overnight delivery to: Wasatch Funds, 235 W. Galena St., Milwaukee, WI 53212.
To sell shares purchased directly from Wasatch Funds, go online at www.WasatchFunds.com, or call a shareholder services representative at 800.551.1700 if you did not decline the telephone redemption privilege when establishing your account. Redemption requests may be sent by mail or overnight delivery to the appropriate address shown above. Include your name, Fund name, Class of shares (i.e., Investor Class), account number, dollar amount of shares to be sold, your daytime telephone number, signature(s) of account owners (sign exactly as the account is registered) and Medallion signature guarantee (if required). For IRA accounts, please obtain an IRA Distribution Form from www.WasatchFunds.com or by calling a shareholder services representative.
Fund shares may be bought or sold through banks or investment professionals, including brokers. They may charge you a transaction fee for this service.
Tax Information
The Fund intends to make distributions. You will generally have to pay federal income taxes, and any applicable state or local taxes, on the distributions you receive from the Fund as ordinary income or capital gains unless you are investing through a tax exempt account such as a qualified retirement plan. Distributions on investments made through tax-deferred vehicles, such as 401(k) plans or IRAs, may be taxed later upon withdrawal of assets from those plans or accounts.
Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries
If you purchase shares of the Fund through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary (such as a bank), the Advisor or its affiliates may pay the intermediary for the sale of shares and related services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary or your individual financial advisor to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your individual financial advisor or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.