Ticker
  BUFIX

Inception Date
  September 28, 2007

Total Fund Assets
  $277.67 Million  (3/31/18)

Expense Ratio
  1.05%

Benchmark Index
  Russell Global ex-US

MORNINGSTAR RATING

Overall Morningstar™ rating out of 345 Foreign Large Growth funds as of 5/31/18 (derived from a weighted average of the fund’s 3-, 5-, and 10-year risk adjusted return measure).

INVESTMENT STRATEGY

The investment objective of the Buffalo International Fund is long-term growth of capital. The International Fund invests primarily in equity securities of established companies that are economically tied to various countries throughout the world (excluding the U.S.).

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INVESTMENT STYLE

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RECENT NEWS

“Why Invest Internationally Now?”

Our International Fund portfolio managers provide a detailed analysis of various global factors they view as key drivers of growth in international markets and discuss why today’s investing environment could be ideal for investors looking to expand their international exposure.

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When it comes to investing internationally, we believe our approach to stock selection is distinct. We are focused on finding good companies and aren’t constrained by benchmark alignment to countries or industries. Our approach is based on finding companies with sound business models, exposure to long-term secular growth trends, and attractive risk/return growth and valuation characteristics, which we can own for the long-term.

~ Bill Kornitzer, Portfolio Manager

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In a recent Q&A, the Buffalo International Fund (BUFIX) portfolio managers, Bill Kornitzer, CFA, and Nicole Kornitzer, CFA, provided some insightful answers to questions posed regarding the current state of the international markets.

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Performance (%)

As of 5/31/183 MOYTD1 YR3 YR5 YR10 YRSince Inception
(9/28/07)
Buffalo International Fund2.933.8211.778.578.444.744.75
  Russell Global ex-US Index-2.31-1.6610.265.286.022.391.93
  Lipper International Fund Index-1.36-1.208.674.816.462.662.12
  Morningstar Foreign Large Growth0.200.9312.036.257.373.172.40
As of 3/31/183 MOYTD1 YR3 YR5 YR10 YRSince Inception
(9/28/07)
Buffalo International Fund1.211.2118.328.818.555.494.57
  Russell Global ex-US Index-1.18-1.1816.836.796.803.282.01
  Lipper International Fund Index-0.74-0.7416.346.307.123.442.20
  Morningstar Foreign Large Growth0.200.2020.067.357.623.902.38
YearBuffalo International FundRussell Global ex-US IndexMorningstar Foreign Large Growth
201729.3328.3930.87
20163.194.92-2.14
2015-0.45-3.930.95
2014-2.04-3.08-3.92
201319.2916.8118.58
201219.0117.8417.70
2011-13.82-13.97-12.30
201013.7314.0414.78
200946.4545.8338.02
2008-40.82-46.57-46.56
(As of 3/31/18)

vs Russell Global ex-US Index
Upside Capture89.23
Downside Capture79.06
Alpha2.28
Beta0.88
Sharpe Ratio0.71

Performance data quoted represents past performance; past performance does not guarantee future results. The 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 of the fund may be lower of higher than the performance quoted and can be obtained here. Performance is annualized for periods greater than 1 year. Each Morningstar category average represents a universe of funds with similar objectives.

Growth of $10k

This chart illustrates the performance of a hypothetical $10,000 investment made in the Fund on the Inception Date. Assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. This chart does not imply future performance.

Portfolio

(As of 3/31/18)

# of Holdings81
Median Market Cap$28.32 B
Weighted Average Market Cap$53.50 B
3-Yr Annualized Turnover Ratio7.65%
Name of HoldingTickerCountrySector% of Net Assets
KeringKERFranceConsumer Discretionary3.12%
SAP SESAPGermanyTechnology2.59%
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing LtdTSMTaiwan (China)Technology2.49%
WirecardWDIGermanyTechnology2.34%
Davide Campari-MilanoCPR IMItalyConsumer Staples2.22%
Fresenius SE & Co KGaAFREGermanyHealth Care2.22%
Linde AGLINGermanyMaterials2.18%
Broadcom LtdAVGOSingaporeTechnology2.17%
InterxionINXNNetherlandsTechnology2.00%
Carl Zeiss MeditecAFXGermanyHealth Care1.92%
TOP 10 HOLDINGS TOTAL23.25%
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As of 12/31/17. Top 10 Holdings for the quarter are not disclosed until 60 days after quarter end. Those listed are for the previous quarter. Fund holdings are subject to change and are not recommendations to buy or sell any securities.

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The portfolio data and its presentation here may differ from the complete schedules of investments in regulatory filings due to differing accounting and reporting requirements.

As of 3/31/18. Security weightings are subject to change and are not recommendations to buy or sell any securities.
Sector Allocation may not equal 100% due to rounding.

TOP 10 COUNTRIES 
TOP 10 TOTAL81.8%
Germany26.7%
France17.2%
United Kingdom8.7%
Switzerland6.6%
Japan5.9%
Netherlands5.2%
Italy3.8%
Hong Kong3.1%
Taiwan2.5%
Singapore2.2%
As of 12/31/17. Top 10 Holdings for the quarter are not disclosed until 60 days after quarter end. Those listed are for the previous quarter. Fund holdings are subject to change and are not recommendations to buy or sell any securities.

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The portfolio data and its presentation here may differ from the complete schedules of investments in regulatory filings due to differing accounting and reporting requirements.

Commentary

Commentary for Q1 2018   (As of 3/31/18)

CAPITAL MARKET OVERVIEW

(As of 3/31/18) — The long streak of low volatility and positively-skewed equity performance ended in the 1st quarter of 2018. Strong gains in January were erased in February and March, leaving many global equity markets in slightly negative territory for the quarter.

Volatility increased substantially as worries about increasing interest rates, possible trade wars, and elevated political uncertainty offset generally strong economic data, pushing the Russell Global ex-U.S. Index down 1.02% in the 1st quarter.

PERFORMANCE COMMENTARY

(As of 3/31/18) — For the 1st quarter of 2018, the Buffalo International Fund produced a return of +1.21%, outperforming the Russell Global ex-U.S. Index by over 2.0%. The Fund’s outperformance versus the benchmark was primarily driven by stock selection as our sector allocations had limited impact on relative returns.

TOP CONTRIBUTORS
Top contributors in the period were Naturex, YOOX Net aPorter, and Sartorius. Shares of both Naturex and YOOX were driven by acquisition offers – presumably as the acquirers perceived value opportunities similar to what we’ve identified through our own analysis of each company.

Sartorius, a leading equipment supplier to the biopharmaceutical industry, benefited as investors once again looked at the long-term opportunity of providing “picks and shovels” to the burgeoning biotechnology field, rather than worrying about temporary supply constraints within the industry.

TOP DETRACTORS
Top detractors in the period were Linde, Eurofins, and DUFRY. Linde, which provides industrial and medical gases for numerous industries around the globe, saw its stock price suffer as investors feared regulators could block a significant planned merger with Praxair. Eurofins, which offers laboratory safety and purity analysis, came under pressure primarily due to currency headwinds that reduced earnings estimates for the year. Meanwhile DUFRY AG, which operates duty-free and retail shops in airports around the globe, saw shares of its stock decline as investors became concerned that the company’s future revenue growth and margins profile could be hindered as travel growth has slowed and competitive pressures have increased.

OUTLOOK

(As of 3/31/18) — Global growth has been relatively robust, but concerns that we may be late in an extended business cycle in the U.S. and globally could put a damper on further multiple expansion. The “easy” financial conditions being promulgated by central banks and governments provide a benign economic backdrop for further growth. That said, equity market participants are increasingly wary of any stimuli that could upset the applecart, be it trade wars, inflation, rising interest rates, or geopolitical actions, any of which could lead to increased market volatility.

With respect to concerns of escalating protectionism and possible trade wars, we remain somewhat sanguine. Free trade in an economic sense is best for everyone. While governments may have a duty to act in best interest of their country and citizens, corporations as stateless entities have the ability to flex their operations to different locales and can generally produce and sell where it’s most prudent.

Our investment philosophy is based on identifying secularly-growing companies with non-government mandated
competitive advantages, and, as such, are generally outside the milieu of those industries ripe for trade actions, except from perhaps a very broad economic perspective. In this more unstable environment, the Buffalo International Fund seeks to use the added volatility to trim or exit holdings in which we have modest expectations for risk-adjusted returns, or to add to higher conviction stocks in which we anticipate superior risk-adjusted returns.

Economic conditions may ebb and flow, but our focus remains steadfast on investing in attractively-priced, financially strong, well-managed companies with innovative strategies, fueled by the Buffalo Secular Growth Trends, by our own internal analysis. We believe this discipline could lead to superior risk-adjusted returns over the long term.

The opinions expressed are those of the Portfolio Manager(s) and are subject to change, are not guaranteed and should not be considered recommendations to buy or sell any security. Fund holdings and sector allocations are subject to change and are not recommendations to buy or sell any security. Earnings growth is not representative of the fund’s future performance.

Fundamental Approach

We get to know the companies we invest in and learn how they run their business.

Top-Down & Bottom-Up

We identify Top-Down broad, secular growth trends and search for companies from the Bottom-Up.

Proprietary Philosophy

We construct our portfolios based on our own proprietary investment strategy.

Disciplined Investing

Sticking to our disciplined investment strategy ensures we maintain a consistent, balanced approach.

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The Buffalo International Fund received 4 stars among 345 for the 3-year, 4 stars among 307 for the 5-year, and 4 stars among 216 Foreign Large Growth funds for the 10-year period ending 5/31/18.

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