Form N-CSRS FIDELITY SELECT PORTFOLI For: Jul 31

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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549


FORM N-CSR

CERTIFIED SHAREHOLDER REPORT OF REGISTERED

MANAGEMENT INVESTMENT COMPANIES


Investment Company Act file number   811-03114


Fidelity Select Portfolios

 (Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)


245 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210

 (Address of principal executive offices)       (Zip code)


Cynthia Lo Bessette, Secretary

245 Summer St.

Boston, Massachusetts  02210

(Name and address of agent for service)



Registrant's telephone number, including area code:

617-563-7000



Date of fiscal year end:

January 31



Date of reporting period:

July 31, 2021


Item 1.

Reports to Stockholders





Fidelity® Telecom and Utilities Fund



Semi-Annual Report

July 31, 2021

Fidelity Investments



Fidelity Investments

Contents

Note to Shareholders

Investment Summary

Schedule of Investments

Financial Statements

Notes to Financial Statements

Shareholder Expense Example

Board Approval of Investment Advisory Contracts and Management Fees

Liquidity Risk Management Program


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This report and the financial statements contained herein are submitted for the general information of the shareholders of the Fund. This report is not authorized for distribution to prospective investors in the Fund unless preceded or accompanied by an effective prospectus.

A fund files its complete schedule of portfolio holdings with the SEC for the first and third quarters of each fiscal year on Form N-PORT. Forms N-PORT are available on the SEC’s web site at http://www.sec.gov. A fund's Forms N-PORT may be reviewed and copied at the SEC’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. Information regarding the operation of the SEC's Public Reference Room may be obtained by calling 1-800-SEC-0330.

For a complete list of a fund's portfolio holdings, view the most recent holdings listing, semiannual report, or annual report on Fidelity's web site at http://www.fidelity.com, http://www.institutional.fidelity.com, or http://www.401k.com, as applicable.

NOT FDIC INSURED •MAY LOSE VALUE •NO BANK GUARANTEE

Neither the Fund nor Fidelity Distributors Corporation is a bank.



Note to Shareholders:

Early in 2020, the outbreak and spread of a new coronavirus emerged as a public health emergency that had a major influence on financial markets, primarily based on its impact on the global economy and the outlook for corporate earnings. The virus causes a respiratory disease known as COVID-19. On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, citing sustained risk of further global spread.

In the weeks following, as the crisis worsened, we witnessed an escalating human tragedy with wide-scale social and economic consequences from coronavirus-containment measures. The outbreak of COVID-19 prompted a number of measures to limit the spread, including travel and border restrictions, quarantines, and restrictions on large gatherings. In turn, these resulted in lower consumer activity, diminished demand for a wide range of products and services, disruption in manufacturing and supply chains, and – given the wide variability in outcomes regarding the outbreak – significant market uncertainty and volatility. Amid the turmoil, global governments and central banks took unprecedented action to help support consumers, businesses, and the broader economies, and to limit disruption to financial systems.

The situation continues to unfold, and the extent and duration of its impact on financial markets and the economy remain highly uncertain. Extreme events such as the coronavirus crisis are “exogenous shocks” that can have significant adverse effects on mutual funds and their investments. Although multiple asset classes may be affected by market disruption, the duration and impact may not be the same for all types of assets.

Fidelity is committed to helping you stay informed amid news about COVID-19 and during increased market volatility, and we’re taking extra steps to be responsive to customer needs. We encourage you to visit our websites, where we offer ongoing updates, commentary, and analysis on the markets and our funds.

Investment Summary (Unaudited)

Top Ten Stocks as of July 31, 2021

 % of fund's net assets 
AT&T, Inc. 14.4 
T-Mobile U.S., Inc. 8.3 
Verizon Communications, Inc. 7.1 
Sempra Energy 6.4 
Exelon Corp. 6.4 
NextEra Energy, Inc. 4.9 
Southern Co. 4.9 
FirstEnergy Corp. 4.9 
Evergy, Inc. 4.6 
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. 4.3 
 66.2 

Top Five Industries as of July 31, 2021

 % of fund's net assets 
Electric Utilities 42.8 
Diversified Telecommunication Services 21.5 
Multi-Utilities 14.6 
Wireless Telecommunication Services 8.9 
Independent Power and Renewable Electricity Producers 8.2 

Asset Allocation (% of fund's net assets)

As of July 31, 2021* 
   Stocks 97.8% 
   Short-Term Investments and Net Other Assets (Liabilities) 2.2% 


 * Foreign investments - 0.3%

Schedule of Investments July 31, 2021 (Unaudited)

Showing Percentage of Net Assets

Common Stocks - 97.8%   
 Shares Value (000s) 
COMMUNICATION SERVICES - 30.4%   
Diversified Telecommunication Services - 21.5%   
AT&T, Inc. 4,956,500 $139,030 
Verizon Communications, Inc. 1,238,904 69,106 
  208,136 
Wireless Telecommunication Services - 8.9%   
T-Mobile U.S., Inc. (a) 559,369 80,560 
Telephone & Data Systems, Inc. 236,054 5,276 
  85,836 
TOTAL COMMUNICATION SERVICES  293,972 
INDUSTRIALS - 0.8%   
Commercial Services & Supplies - 0.3%   
Charah Solutions, Inc. (a)(b) 557,916 2,622 
Electrical Equipment - 0.5%   
Sunrun, Inc. (a) 96,000 5,085 
TOTAL INDUSTRIALS  7,707 
REAL ESTATE - 1.0%   
Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) - 1.0%   
SBA Communications Corp. Class A 28,900 9,855 
UTILITIES - 65.6%   
Electric Utilities - 42.8%   
American Electric Power Co., Inc. 348,562 30,715 
Duke Energy Corp. 283,100 29,757 
Edison International 552,728 30,124 
Entergy Corp. 213,263 21,949 
Evergy, Inc. 688,388 44,897 
Exelon Corp. 1,323,151 61,923 
FirstEnergy Corp. 1,238,477 47,458 
NextEra Energy, Inc. 611,284 47,619 
NRG Energy, Inc. 495,926 20,452 
PG&E Corp. (a) 3,727,774 32,767 
Southern Co. 745,190 47,595 
  415,256 
Independent Power and Renewable Electricity Producers - 8.2%   
Brookfield Renewable Corp. 73,500 3,119 
NextEra Energy Partners LP (b) 297,154 23,038 
Sunnova Energy International, Inc. (a) 190,914 7,274 
The AES Corp. 1,580,104 37,448 
Vistra Corp. 461,141 8,831 
  79,710 
Multi-Utilities - 14.6%   
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. 1,645,704 41,900 
Dominion Energy, Inc. 355,348 26,605 
NiSource, Inc. 432,400 10,711 
Sempra Energy 474,471 61,990 
  141,206 
TOTAL UTILITIES  636,172 
TOTAL COMMON STOCKS   
(Cost $740,553)  947,706 
Money Market Funds - 2.2%   
Fidelity Cash Central Fund 0.06% (c) 1,494,626 1,495 
Fidelity Securities Lending Cash Central Fund 0.06% (c)(d) 20,083,349 20,085 
TOTAL MONEY MARKET FUNDS   
(Cost $21,580)  21,580 
TOTAL INVESTMENT IN SECURITIES - 100.0%   
(Cost $762,133)  969,286 
NET OTHER ASSETS (LIABILITIES) - 0.0%  166 
NET ASSETS - 100%  $969,452 

Legend

 (a) Non-income producing

 (b) Security or a portion of the security is on loan at period end.

 (c) Affiliated fund that is generally available only to investment companies and other accounts managed by Fidelity Investments. The rate quoted is the annualized seven-day yield of the fund at period end. A complete unaudited listing of the fund's holdings as of its most recent quarter end is available upon request. In addition, each Fidelity Central Fund's financial statements are available on the SEC's website or upon request.

 (d) Investment made with cash collateral received from securities on loan.

Affiliated Central Funds

Information regarding fiscal year to date income earned by the Fund from investments in Fidelity Central Funds is as follows:

Fund Income earned 
 (Amounts in thousands) 
Fidelity Cash Central Fund $1 
Fidelity Securities Lending Cash Central Fund 
Total $7 

Amounts in the income column in the above table include any capital gain distributions from underlying funds, which are presented in the corresponding line-item in the Statement of Operations, if applicable. Amount for Fidelity Securities Lending Cash Central Fund represents the income earned on investing cash collateral, less rebates paid to borrowers and any lending agent fees associated with the loan, plus any premium payments received for lending certain types of securities.

Fiscal year to date information regarding the Fund's investments in Fidelity Central Funds, including the ownership percentage, is presented below.

Fund (Amounts in thousands) Value, beginning of period Purchases Sales Proceeds Realized Gain/Loss Change in Unrealized appreciation (depreciation) Value, end of period % ownership, end of period 
Fidelity Cash Central Fund 0.06% $12,154 $62,822 $73,482 $1 $-- $1,495 0.0% 
Fidelity Securities Lending Cash Central Fund 0.06% 1,958 99,557 81,430 -- -- 20,085 0.1% 
Total $14,112 $162,379 $154,912 $1 $-- $21,580  

Investment Valuation

The following is a summary of the inputs used, as of July 31, 2021, involving the Fund's assets and liabilities carried at fair value. The inputs or methodology used for valuing securities may not be an indication of the risk associated with investing in those securities. For more information on valuation inputs, and their aggregation into the levels used below, please refer to the Investment Valuation section in the accompanying Notes to Financial Statements.

 Valuation Inputs at Reporting Date: 
Description Total Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 
(Amounts in thousands)     
Investments in Securities:     
Equities:     
Communication Services $293,972 $293,972 $-- $-- 
Industrials 7,707 7,707 -- -- 
Real Estate 9,855 9,855 -- -- 
Utilities 636,172 636,172 -- -- 
Money Market Funds 21,580 21,580 -- -- 
Total Investments in Securities: $969,286 $969,286 $-- $-- 

See accompanying notes which are an integral part of the financial statements.


Financial Statements

Statement of Assets and Liabilities

Amounts in thousands (except per-share amount)  July 31, 2021 (Unaudited) 
Assets   
Investment in securities, at value (including securities loaned of $19,707) — See accompanying schedule:
Unaffiliated issuers (cost $740,553) 
$947,706  
Fidelity Central Funds (cost $21,580) 21,580  
Total Investment in Securities (cost $762,133)  $969,286 
Receivable for investments sold  16,563 
Receivable for fund shares sold  128 
Dividends receivable  4,377 
Distributions receivable from Fidelity Central Funds  
Prepaid expenses  
Other receivables  139 
Total assets  990,499 
Liabilities   
Payable for fund shares redeemed $352  
Accrued management fee 315  
Other affiliated payables 147  
Other payables and accrued expenses 148  
Collateral on securities loaned 20,085  
Total liabilities  21,047 
Net Assets  $969,452 
Net Assets consist of:   
Paid in capital  $739,193 
Total accumulated earnings (loss)  230,259 
Net Assets  $969,452 
Net Asset Value, offering price and redemption price per share ($969,452 ÷ 34,631 shares)  $27.99 

See accompanying notes which are an integral part of the financial statements.


Statement of Operations

Amounts in thousands  Six months ended July 31, 2021 (Unaudited) 
Investment Income   
Dividends  $15,132 
Income from Fidelity Central Funds (including $6 from security lending)  
Total income  15,139 
Expenses   
Management fee   
Basic fee $2,086  
Performance adjustment (28)  
Transfer agent fees 721  
Accounting fees 163  
Custodian fees and expenses  
Independent trustees' fees and expenses  
Registration fees 20  
Audit 24  
Legal  
Miscellaneous  
Total expenses before reductions 2,996  
Expense reductions (49)  
Total expenses after reductions  2,947 
Net investment income (loss)  12,192 
Realized and Unrealized Gain (Loss)   
Net realized gain (loss) on:   
Investment securities:   
Unaffiliated issuers 22,092  
Fidelity Central Funds  
Total net realized gain (loss)  22,093 
Change in net unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investment securities  3,915 
Net gain (loss)  26,008 
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations  $38,200 

See accompanying notes which are an integral part of the financial statements.


Statement of Changes in Net Assets

Amounts in thousands Six months ended July 31, 2021 (Unaudited) Year ended January 31, 2021 
Increase (Decrease) in Net Assets   
Operations   
Net investment income (loss) $12,192 $21,960 
Net realized gain (loss) 22,093 719 
Change in net unrealized appreciation (depreciation) 3,915 (54,293) 
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations 38,200 (31,614) 
Distributions to shareholders (9,836) (39,465) 
Share transactions   
Proceeds from sales of shares 26,575 75,202 
Reinvestment of distributions 8,811 35,200 
Cost of shares redeemed (62,518) (219,083) 
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from share transactions (27,132) (108,681) 
Total increase (decrease) in net assets 1,232 (179,760) 
Net Assets   
Beginning of period 968,220 1,147,980 
End of period $969,452 $968,220 
Other Information   
Shares   
Sold 954 2,901 
Issued in reinvestment of distributions 319 1,375 
Redeemed (2,244) (8,627) 
Net increase (decrease) (971) (4,351) 

See accompanying notes which are an integral part of the financial statements.


Financial Highlights

Fidelity Telecom and Utilities Fund

 Six months ended (Unaudited) July 31, Years endedJanuary 31,     
 2021 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 
Selected Per–Share Data       
Net asset value, beginning of period $27.20 $28.73 $25.40 $26.24 $25.32 $22.31 
Income from Investment Operations       
Net investment income (loss)A .35 .58 .69 .64 .57 .57 
Net realized and unrealized gain (loss) .72 (1.08) 4.57 1.00 1.91 3.26 
Total from investment operations 1.07 (.50) 5.26 1.64 2.48 3.83 
Distributions from net investment income (.20) (.62) (.76) (.61) (.55) (.67) 
Distributions from net realized gain (.08) (.40) (1.17) (1.87) (1.01) (.15) 
Total distributions (.28) (1.03)B (1.93) (2.48) (1.56) (.82) 
Net asset value, end of period $27.99 $27.20 $28.73 $25.40 $26.24 $25.32 
Total ReturnC,D 3.95% (1.47)% 21.02% 6.41% 9.88% 17.41% 
Ratios to Average Net AssetsE,F       
Expenses before reductions .61%G .67% .75% .70% .55% .57% 
Expenses net of fee waivers, if any .61%G .67% .75% .70% .55% .57% 
Expenses net of all reductions .60%G .66% .74% .68% .54% .56% 
Net investment income (loss) 2.49%G 2.25% 2.48% 2.49% 2.15% 2.33% 
Supplemental Data       
Net assets, end of period (in millions) $969 $968 $1,148 $974 $961 $992 
Portfolio turnover rateH 44%G 60% 48% 77% 63% 41% 

 A Calculated based on average shares outstanding during the period.

 B Total distributions per share do not sum due to rounding.

 C Total returns for periods of less than one year are not annualized.

 D Total returns would have been lower if certain expenses had not been reduced during the applicable periods shown.

 E Fees and expenses of any underlying mutual funds or exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are not included in the Fund's expense ratio. The Fund indirectly bears its proportionate share of these expenses. For additional expense information related to investments in Fidelity Central Funds, please refer to the "Investments in Fidelity Central Funds" note found in the Notes to Financial Statements section of the most recent Annual or Semi-Annual report.

 F Expense ratios reflect operating expenses of the class. Expenses before reductions do not reflect amounts reimbursed, waived, or reduced through arrangements with the investment advisor, brokerage services, or other offset arrangements, if applicable, and do not represent the amount paid by the class during periods when reimbursements, waivers or reductions occur.

 G Annualized

 H Amount does not include the portfolio activity of any underlying mutual funds or exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

See accompanying notes which are an integral part of the financial statements.


Notes to Financial Statements (Unaudited)

For the period ended July 31, 2021
(Amounts in thousands except percentages)

1. Organization.

Fidelity Telecom and Utilities Fund (the Fund) is a non-diversified fund of Fidelity Select Portfolios (the Trust) and is authorized to issue an unlimited number of shares. Share transactions on the Statement of Changes in Net Assets may contain exchanges between affiliated funds. The Trust is registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the 1940 Act), as an open-end management investment company organized as a Massachusetts business trust.

2. Investments in Fidelity Central Funds.

Funds may invest in Fidelity Central Funds, which are open-end investment companies generally available only to other investment companies and accounts managed by the investment adviser and its affiliates. The Schedule of Investments lists any Fidelity Central Funds held as an investment as of period end, but does not include the underlying holdings of each Fidelity Central Fund. An investing fund indirectly bears its proportionate share of the expenses of the underlying Fidelity Central Funds.

Based on its investment objective, each Fidelity Central Fund may invest or participate in various investment vehicles or strategies that are similar to those of the investing fund. These strategies are consistent with the investment objectives of the investing fund and may involve certain economic risks which may cause a decline in value of each of the Fidelity Central Funds and thus a decline in the value of the investing fund.

Fidelity Central Fund Investment Manager Investment Objective Investment Practices Expense Ratio(a) 
Fidelity Money Market Central Funds Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC (FMR) Each fund seeks to obtain a high level of current income consistent with the preservation of capital and liquidity. Short-term Investments Less than .005% to .01% 

 (a) Expenses expressed as a percentage of average net assets and are as of each underlying Central Fund's most recent annual or semi-annual shareholder report.

A complete unaudited list of holdings for each Fidelity Central Fund is available upon request or at the Securities and Exchange Commission website at www.sec.gov. In addition, the financial statements of the Fidelity Central Funds which contain the significant accounting policies (including investment valuation policies) of those funds, and are not covered by the Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm, are available on the Securities and Exchange Commission website or upon request.

3. Significant Accounting Policies.

The Fund is an investment company and applies the accounting and reporting guidance of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standards Codification Topic 946 Financial Services - Investment Companies. The financial statements have been prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP), which require management to make certain estimates and assumptions at the date of the financial statements. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Subsequent events, if any, through the date that the financial statements were issued have been evaluated in the preparation of the financial statements. The Fund's Schedule of Investments lists any underlying mutual funds or exchange-traded funds (ETFs) but does not include the underlying holdings of these funds. The following summarizes the significant accounting policies of the Fund:

Investment Valuation. Investments are valued as of 4:00 p.m. Eastern time on the last calendar day of the period. The Board of Trustees (the Board) has delegated the day to day responsibility for the valuation of the Fund's investments to the Fair Value Committee (the Committee) established by the Fund's investment adviser. In accordance with valuation policies and procedures approved by the Board, the Fund attempts to obtain prices from one or more third party pricing vendors or brokers to value its investments. When current market prices, quotations or currency exchange rates are not readily available or reliable, investments will be fair valued in good faith by the Committee, in accordance with procedures adopted by the Board. Factors used in determining fair value vary by investment type and may include market or investment specific events. The frequency with which these procedures are used cannot be predicted and they may be utilized to a significant extent. The Committee oversees the Fund's valuation policies and procedures and reports to the Board on the Committee's activities and fair value determinations. The Board monitors the appropriateness of the procedures used in valuing the Fund's investments and ratifies the fair value determinations of the Committee.

The Fund categorizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to value its investments into a disclosure hierarchy consisting of three levels as shown below:

  • Level 1 – quoted prices in active markets for identical investments
  • Level 2 – other significant observable inputs (including quoted prices for similar investments, interest rates, prepayment speeds, etc.)
  • Level 3 – unobservable inputs (including the Fund's own assumptions based on the best information available)

Valuation techniques used to value the Fund's investments by major category are as follows:

Equity securities, including restricted securities, for which market quotations are readily available, are valued at the last reported sale price or official closing price as reported by a third party pricing vendor on the primary market or exchange on which they are traded and are categorized as Level 1 in the hierarchy. In the event there were no sales during the day or closing prices are not available, securities are valued at the last quoted bid price or may be valued using the last available price and are generally categorized as Level 2 in the hierarchy. For foreign equity securities, when market or security specific events arise, comparisons to the valuation of American Depositary Receipts (ADRs), futures contracts, Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) and certain indexes as well as quoted prices for similar securities may be used and would be categorized as Level 2 in the hierarchy. For equity securities, including restricted securities, where observable inputs are limited, assumptions about market activity and risk are used and these securities may be categorized as Level 3 in the hierarchy.

Investments in open-end mutual funds including the Fidelity Central Funds, are valued at their closing net asset value (NAV) each business day and are categorized as Level 1 in the hierarchy

Changes in valuation techniques may result in transfers in or out of an assigned level within the disclosure hierarchy. The aggregate value of investments by input level as of July 31, 2021 is included at the end of the Fund's Schedule of Investments.

Investment Transactions and Income. For financial reporting purposes, the Fund's investment holdings and NAV include trades executed through the end of the last business day of the period. The NAV per share for processing shareholder transactions is calculated as of the close of business of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), normally 4:00 p.m. Eastern time and includes trades executed through the end of the prior business day. Gains and losses on securities sold are determined on the basis of identified cost. Dividend income is recorded on the ex-dividend date, except for certain dividends from foreign securities where the ex-dividend date may have passed, which are recorded as soon as the Fund is informed of the ex-dividend date. Non-cash dividends included in dividend income, if any, are recorded at the fair market value of the securities received. Income and capital gain distributions from Fidelity Central Funds, if any, are recorded on the ex-dividend date. Certain distributions received by the Fund represent a return of capital or capital gain. The Fund determines the components of these distributions subsequent to the ex-dividend date, based upon receipt of tax filings or other correspondence relating to the underlying investment. These distributions are recorded as a reduction of cost of investments and/or as a realized gain.

Expenses. Expenses directly attributable to a fund are charged to that fund. Expenses attributable to more than one fund are allocated among the respective funds on the basis of relative net assets or other appropriate methods. Expenses included in the accompanying financial statements reflect the expenses of that fund and do not include any expenses associated with any underlying mutual funds or exchange-traded funds. Although not included in a fund's expenses, a fund indirectly bears its proportionate share of these expenses through the net asset value of each underlying mutual fund or exchange-traded fund. Expense estimates are accrued in the period to which they relate and adjustments are made when actual amounts are known.

Deferred Trustee Compensation. Under a Deferred Compensation Plan (the Plan) for certain Funds, certain independent Trustees have elected to defer receipt of a portion of their annual compensation. Deferred amounts are invested in affiliated mutual funds, are marked-to-market and remain in a fund until distributed in accordance with the Plan. The investment of deferred amounts and the offsetting payable to the Trustees presented below are included in the accompanying Statement of Assets and Liabilities in other receivables and other payables and accrued expenses, as applicable.

Fidelity Telecom and Utilities Fund $123 

Income Tax Information and Distributions to Shareholders. Each year, the Fund intends to qualify as a regulated investment company under Subchapter M of the Internal Revenue Code, including distributing substantially all of its taxable income and realized gains. As a result, no provision for U.S. Federal income taxes is required. The Fund files a U.S. federal tax return, in addition to state and local tax returns as required. The Fund's federal income tax returns are subject to examination by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for a period of three fiscal years after they are filed. State and local tax returns may be subject to examination for an additional fiscal year depending on the jurisdiction.

Distributions are declared and recorded on the ex-dividend date. Income and capital gain distributions are determined in accordance with income tax regulations, which may differ from GAAP.

Capital accounts within the financial statements are adjusted for permanent book-tax differences. These adjustments have no impact on net assets or the results of operations. Capital accounts are not adjusted for temporary book-tax differences which will reverse in a subsequent period.

Book-tax differences are primarily due to deferred trustees compensation and losses deferred due to excise tax regulations, and wash sales.

As of period end, the cost and unrealized appreciation (depreciation) in securities, and derivatives if applicable, for federal income tax purposes were as follows:

Gross unrealized appreciation $228,259 
Gross unrealized depreciation (22,001) 
Net unrealized appreciation (depreciation) $206,258 
Tax cost $763,028 

The Fund elected to defer to its next fiscal year approximately $826,986 of ordinary losses recognized during the period January 1,2021 to January 31, 2021.

4. Purchases and Sales of Investments.

Purchases and sales of securities, other than short-term securities and in-kind transactions, as applicable, are noted in the table below.

 Purchases ($) Sales ($) 
Fidelity Telecom and Utilities Fund 210,293 239,161 

5. Fees and Other Transactions with Affiliates.

Management Fee. Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC (the investment adviser) and its affiliates provide the Fund with investment management related services for which the Fund pays a monthly management fee. The management fee is the sum of an individual fund fee rate that is based on an annual rate of .20% of the Fund's average net assets and an annualized group fee rate that averaged .23% during the period. The group fee rate is based upon the monthly average net assets of a group of registered investment companies with which the investment adviser has management contracts. The group fee rate decreases as assets under management increase and increases as assets under management decrease. In addition, the management fee is subject to a performance adjustment (up to a maximum of +/- .15% of the Fund's average net assets over a 36 month performance period). The upward or downward adjustment to the management fee is based on the Fund's relative investment performance as compared to its benchmark index, the Russell 3000 Telecom and Utilities Select Index effective September 21, 2020 (Russell 3000 Utilities Index prior to September 21, 2020), over the same 36 month performance period. For the reporting period, the total annualized management fee rate, including the performance adjustment, was .42% of the Fund's average net assets. The performance adjustment included in the management fee rate may be higher or lower than the maximum performance adjustment rate due to the difference between the average net assets for the reporting and performance periods.

Transfer Agent Fees. Fidelity Investments Institutional Operations Company LLC (FIIOC), an affiliate of the investment adviser, is the Fund's transfer, dividend disbursing and shareholder servicing agent. FIIOC receives account fees and asset-based fees that vary according to account size and type of account. FIIOC pays for typesetting, printing and mailing of shareholder reports, except proxy statements. For the period, the transfer agent fees were equivalent to an annualized rate of .15% of average net assets.

Accounting Fees. Fidelity Service Company, Inc. (FSC), an affiliate of the investment adviser, maintains the Fund's accounting records. The accounting fee is based on the level of average net assets for each month. For the period, the fees were equivalent to the following annualized rates:

 % of Average Net Assets 
Fidelity Telecom and Utilities Fund .03 

Brokerage Commissions. A portion of portfolio transactions were placed with brokerage firms which are affiliates of the investment adviser. Brokerage commissions are included in net realized gain (loss) and change in net unrealized appreciation (depreciation) in the Statement of Operations. The commissions paid to these affiliated firms were as follows:

 Amount 
Fidelity Telecom and Utilities Fund $8 

Interfund Trades. Funds may purchase from or sell securities to other Fidelity Funds under procedures adopted by the Board. The procedures have been designed to ensure these interfund trades are executed in accordance with Rule 17a-7 of the 1940 Act. Any interfund trades are included within the respective purchases and sales amounts shown in the Purchases and Sales of Investments note and are noted in the table below.

 Purchases ($) Sales ($) 
Fidelity Telecom and Utilities Fund – 2,073 

6. Committed Line of Credit.

Certain Funds participate with other funds managed by the investment adviser or an affiliate in a $4.25 billion credit facility (the "line of credit") to be utilized for temporary or emergency purposes to fund shareholder redemptions or for other short-term liquidity purposes. The participating funds have agreed to pay commitment fees on their pro-rata portion of the line of credit, which are reflected in Miscellaneous expenses on the Statement of Operations, and are listed below. During the period, there were no borrowings on this line of credit.

 Amount 
Fidelity Telecom and Utilities Fund $1 

7. Security Lending.

Funds lend portfolio securities from time to time in order to earn additional income. Lending agents are used, including National Financial Services (NFS), an affiliate of the investment adviser. Pursuant to a securities lending agreement, NFS will receive a fee, which is capped at 9.9% of a fund's daily lending revenue, for its services as lending agent. A fund may lend securities to certain qualified borrowers, including NFS. On the settlement date of the loan, a fund receives collateral (in the form of U.S. Treasury obligations, letters of credit and/or cash) against the loaned securities and maintains collateral in an amount not less than 100% of the market value of the loaned securities during the period of the loan. The market value of the loaned securities is determined at the close of business of a fund and any additional required collateral is delivered to a fund on the next business day. A fund or borrower may terminate the loan at any time, and if the borrower defaults on its obligation to return the securities loaned because of insolvency or other reasons, a fund may apply collateral received from the borrower against the obligation. A fund may experience delays and costs in recovering the securities loaned. Any cash collateral received is invested in the Fidelity Securities Lending Cash Central Fund. Any loaned securities are identified as such in the Schedule of Investments, and the value of loaned securities and cash collateral at period end, as applicable, are presented in the Statement of Assets and Liabilities. Security lending income represents the income earned on investing cash collateral, less rebates paid to borrowers and any lending agent fees associated with the loan, plus any premium payments received for lending certain types of securities. Security lending income is presented in the Statement of Operations as a component of income from Fidelity Central Funds. Affiliated security lending activity, if any, was as follows:

 Total Security Lending Fees Paid to NFS Security Lending Income From Securities Loaned to NFS Value of Securities Loaned to NFS at Period End 
Fidelity Telecom and Utilities Fund $1 $– $– 

8. Expense Reductions.

Commissions paid to certain brokers with whom the investment adviser, or its affiliates, places trades on behalf of the Fund include an amount in addition to trade execution, which may be rebated back to the Fund to offset expenses. This amount totaled $42 for the period.

In addition, during the period the investment adviser or an affiliate reimbursed and/or waived a portion of operating expenses in the amount of $7.

9. Other.

Fund's organizational documents provide former and current trustees and officers with a limited indemnification against liabilities arising in connection with the performance of their duties to the fund. In the normal course of business, the fund may also enter into contracts that provide general indemnifications. The fund's maximum exposure under these arrangements is unknown as this would be dependent on future claims that may be made against the fund. The risk of material loss from such claims is considered remote.

10. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.

An outbreak of COVID-19 first detected in China during December 2019 has since spread globally and was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization during March 2020. Developments that disrupt global economies and financial markets, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, may magnify factors that affect the Fund's performance.

Shareholder Expense Example

As a shareholder, you incur two types of costs: (1) transaction costs, which may include sales charges (loads) on purchase payments or redemption proceeds, as applicable and (2) ongoing costs, which generally include management fees, distribution and/or service (12b-1) fees and other Fund expenses. This Example is intended to help you understand your ongoing costs (in dollars) of investing in a fund and to compare these costs with the ongoing costs of investing in other mutual funds.

The Example is based on an investment of $1,000 invested at the beginning of the period and held for the entire period (February 1, 2021 to July 31, 2021).

Actual Expenses

The first line of the accompanying table provides information about actual account values and actual expenses. You may use the information in this line, together with the amount you invested, to estimate the expenses that you paid over the period. Simply divide your account value by $1,000.00 (for example, an $8,600 account value divided by $1,000.00 = 8.6), then multiply the result by the number in the first line for a class/Fund under the heading entitled "Expenses Paid During Period" to estimate the expenses you paid on your account during this period. If any fund is a shareholder of any underlying mutual funds or exchange-traded funds (ETFs) (the Underlying Funds), such fund indirectly bears its proportional share of the expenses of the Underlying Funds in addition to the direct expenses incurred presented in the table. These fees and expenses are not included in the annualized expense ratio used to calculate the expense estimate in the table below.

Hypothetical Example for Comparison Purposes

The second line of the accompanying table provides information about hypothetical account values and hypothetical expenses based on the actual expense ratio and an assumed rate of return of 5% per year before expenses, which is not the actual return. The hypothetical account values and expenses may not be used to estimate the actual ending account balance or expenses you paid for the period. You may use this information to compare the ongoing costs of investing in the Fund and other funds. To do so, compare this 5% hypothetical example with the 5% hypothetical examples that appear in the shareholder reports of the other funds. If any fund is a shareholder of any Underlying Funds, such fund indirectly bears its proportional share of the expenses of the Underlying Funds in addition to the direct expenses as presented in the table. These fees and expenses are not included in the annualized expense ratio used to calculate the expense estimate in the table below.

Please note that the expenses shown in the table are meant to highlight your ongoing costs only and do not reflect any transaction costs. Therefore, the second line of the table is useful in comparing ongoing costs only, and will not help you determine the relative total costs of owning different funds.

 Annualized Expense Ratio-A Beginning
Account Value
February 1, 2021 
Ending
Account Value
July 31, 2021 
Expenses Paid
During Period-B
February 1, 2021
to July 31, 2021 
Fidelity Telecom and Utilities Fund .61%    
Actual  $1,000.00 $1,039.50 $3.08 
Hypothetical-C  $1,000.00 $1,021.77 $3.06 

 A Annualized expense ratio reflects expenses net of applicable fee waivers.

 B Expenses are equal to the annualized expense ratio, multiplied by the average account value over the period, multiplied by 181/ 365 (to reflect the one-half year period). The fees and expenses of any Underlying Funds are not included in each annualized expense ratio.

 C 5% return per year before expenses

Board Approval of Investment Advisory Contracts and Management Fees

Fidelity Telecom and Utilities Fund

Each year, the Board of Trustees, including the Independent Trustees (together, the Board), votes on the renewal of the management contract with Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC (FMR) and the sub-advisory agreements (together, the Advisory Contracts) for the fund. FMR and the sub-advisers are referred to herein as the Investment Advisers. The Board, assisted by the advice of fund counsel and Independent Trustees' counsel, requests and considers a broad range of information relevant to the renewal of the Advisory Contracts throughout the year.

The Board meets regularly and, at each of its meetings, covers an extensive agenda of topics and materials and considers factors that are relevant to its annual consideration of the renewal of the fund's Advisory Contracts, including the services and support provided to the fund and its shareholders. The Board has established various standing committees (Committees), each composed of and chaired by Independent Trustees with varying backgrounds, to which the Board has assigned specific subject matter responsibilities in order to enhance effective decision-making by the Board. The Board, acting directly and through its Committees, requests and receives information concerning the annual consideration of the renewal of the fund's Advisory Contracts. The Board also meets as needed to review matters specifically related to the Board's annual consideration of the renewal of the Advisory Contracts. Members of the Board may also meet with trustees of other Fidelity funds through joint ad hoc committees to discuss certain matters relevant to all of the Fidelity funds.

At its May 2021 meeting, the Board unanimously determined to renew the fund's Advisory Contracts. In reaching its determination, the Board considered all factors it believed relevant, including (i) the nature, extent, and quality of the services provided to the fund and its shareholders (including the investment performance of the fund); (ii) the competitiveness of the fund's management fee and total expense ratio relative to peer funds; (iii) the total costs of the services provided by and the profits realized by Fidelity from its relationships with the fund; and (iv) the extent to which, if any, economies of scale exist and are realized as the fund grows, and whether any economies of scale are appropriately shared with fund shareholders.

In considering whether to renew the Advisory Contracts for the fund, the Board reached a determination, with the assistance of fund counsel and Independent Trustees' counsel and through the exercise of its business judgment, that the renewal of the Advisory Contracts was in the best interests of the fund and its shareholders and that the compensation payable under the Advisory Contracts was fair and reasonable. The Board's decision to renew the Advisory Contracts was not based on any single factor, but rather was based on a comprehensive consideration of all the information provided to the Board at its meetings throughout the year. The Board, in reaching its determination to renew the Advisory Contracts, was aware that shareholders of the fund have a broad range of investment choices available to them, including a wide choice among funds offered by Fidelity's competitors, and that the fund's shareholders, who have the opportunity to review and weigh the disclosure provided by the fund in its prospectus and other public disclosures, have chosen to invest in this fund, which is part of the Fidelity family of funds.

Nature, Extent, and Quality of Services Provided.  The Board considered Fidelity's staffing as it relates to the fund, including the backgrounds of investment personnel of Fidelity, and also considered the fund's investment objective, strategies, and related investment philosophy. The Independent Trustees also had discussions with senior management of Fidelity's investment operations and investment groups. The Board considered the structure of the investment personnel compensation program and whether this structure provides appropriate incentives to act in the best interests of the fund. Additionally, the Board considered the portfolio managers' investments, if any, in the funds that they manage.

Resources Dedicated to Investment Management and Support Services.  The Board and the Fund Oversight and Research Committees reviewed the general qualifications and capabilities of Fidelity's investment staff, including its size, education, experience, and resources, as well as Fidelity's approach to recruiting, training, managing, and compensating investment personnel. The Board noted that Fidelity has continued to increase the resources devoted to non-U.S. offices, including expansion of Fidelity's global investment organization. The Board also noted that Fidelity's analysts have extensive resources, tools and capabilities that allow them to conduct sophisticated quantitative and fundamental analysis, as well as credit analysis of issuers, counterparties and guarantors. Further, the Board considered that Fidelity's investment professionals have sufficient access to global information and data so as to provide competitive investment results over time, and that those professionals also have access to sophisticated tools that permit them to assess portfolio construction and risk and performance attribution characteristics continuously, as well as to transmit new information and research conclusions rapidly around the world. Additionally, in its deliberations, the Board considered Fidelity's trading, risk management, compliance, and technology and operations capabilities and resources, which are integral parts of the investment management process. The Board also considered Fidelity's investments in business continuity planning, and its success in continuously providing services to the fund notwithstanding the severe disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shareholder and Administrative Services.  The Board considered (i) the nature, extent, quality, and cost of advisory, administrative, and shareholder services performed by the Investment Advisers and their affiliates under the Advisory Contracts and under separate agreements covering transfer agency, pricing and bookkeeping, and securities lending services for the fund; (ii) the nature and extent of the supervision of third party service providers, principally custodians, subcustodians, and pricing vendors; and (iii) the resources devoted to, and the record of compliance with, the fund's compliance policies and procedures. The Board also reviewed the allocation of fund brokerage, including allocations to brokers affiliated with the Investment Advisers, the use of brokerage commissions to pay fund expenses, and the use of "soft" commission dollars to pay for research services.

The Board noted that the growth of fund assets over time across the complex allows Fidelity to reinvest in the development of services designed to enhance the value and convenience of the Fidelity funds as investment vehicles. These services include 24-hour access to account information and market information over the Internet and through telephone representatives, investor education materials and asset allocation tools, and the expanded availability of Fidelity Investor Centers.

The Board noted that, in the past, it and the boards of certain other Fidelity funds had formed an ad hoc Committee on Transfer Agency Fees to review the variety of transfer agency fee structures throughout the industry and Fidelity's competitive positioning with respect to industry participants.

Investment in a Large Fund Family.  The Board considered the benefits to shareholders of investing in a Fidelity fund, including the benefits of investing in a fund that is part of a large family of funds offering a variety of investment disciplines and providing a large variety of mutual fund investor services. The Board noted that Fidelity had taken, or had made recommendations that resulted in the Fidelity funds taking, a number of actions over the previous year that benefited particular funds, including: (i) continuing to dedicate additional resources to Fidelity's investment research process, which includes meetings with management of issuers of securities in which the funds invest, and to the support of the senior management team that oversees asset management; (ii) continuing efforts to enhance Fidelity's global research capabilities; (iii) launching new funds and ETFs with innovative structures, strategies and pricing and making other enhancements to meet client needs; (iv) launching new share classes of existing funds; (v) eliminating purchase minimums and broadening eligibility requirements for certain funds and share classes; (vi) approving the reduction in the holding period for the Class C to Class A conversion policy; (vii) reducing management fees and total expenses for certain target date funds and classes and index funds; (viii) lowering expenses for certain existing funds and classes by implementing or lowering expense caps; (ix) rationalizing product lines and gaining increased efficiencies from fund mergers, liquidations, and share class consolidations; (x) continuing to develop, acquire and implement systems and technology to improve services to the funds and shareholders, strengthen information security, and increase efficiency; and (xi) continuing to implement enhancements to further strengthen Fidelity's product line to increase investors' probability of success in achieving their investment goals, including retirement income goals.

Investment Performance.  The Board considered whether the fund has operated in accordance with its investment objective, as well as its record of compliance with its investment restrictions and its performance history.

The Board took into account discussions that occur at Board meetings throughout the year with representatives of the Investment Advisers about fund investment performance. In this regard the Board noted that as part of regularly scheduled fund reviews and other reports to the Board on fund performance, the Board considers annualized return information for the fund for different time periods, measured against an appropriate securities market index (benchmark index). In its evaluation of fund investment performance, the Board gave particular attention to information indicating changes in performance of certain Fidelity funds for specific time periods and discussed with the Investment Advisers the reasons for any overperformance or underperformance.

In addition to reviewing absolute and relative fund performance, the Independent Trustees periodically consider the appropriateness of fund performance metrics in evaluating the results achieved. In general, the Independent Trustees believe that fund performance should be evaluated based on net performance (after fees and expenses) of both the highest performing and lowest performing fund share classes, where applicable, compared to appropriate benchmark indices, over appropriate time periods that may include full market cycles, taking into account relevant factors including the following: general market conditions; issuer-specific information; and fund cash flows and other factors.

The Independent Trustees recognize that shareholders evaluate performance on a net basis over their own holding periods, for which one-, three-, and five-year periods are often used as a proxy. For this reason, the performance information reviewed by the Board also included net cumulative total return information for the fund and an appropriate benchmark index for the most recent one-, three-, and five-year periods ended September 30, 2020, as shown below.

Fidelity Telecom and Utilities Fund


The Board also considered that the fund's management fee is subject to upward or downward adjustment depending upon whether, and to what extent, the fund's investment performance for the performance period (a rolling 36-month period) exceeds, or is exceeded by, a securities index, thus leading to a performance adjustment for the same period. The Board noted that the performance adjustment provides FMR with a strong economic incentive to seek to achieve superior long-term performance for the fund's shareholders and helps to more closely align the interests of FMR and the shareholders of the fund.

Based on its review, the Board concluded that the nature, extent, and quality of services provided to the fund under the Advisory Contracts should continue to benefit the shareholders of the fund.

Competitiveness of Management Fee and Total Expense Ratio.  The Board considered the fund's management fee and total expense ratio compared to "mapped groups" of competitive funds and classes created for the purpose of facilitating the Trustees' competitive analysis of management fees and total expenses. Fidelity creates "mapped groups" by combining similar Lipper investment objective categories that have comparable investment mandates. For this purpose, all sector focused equity funds are grouped in the same mapped group. Combining Lipper investment objective categories aids the Board's management fee and total expense ratio comparisons by broadening the competitive group used for comparison.

Management Fee.  The Board considered two proprietary management fee comparisons for the 12-month periods ended September 30 (June 30 for periods ended 2019 and 2018 and December 31 for periods prior to 2018) shown in basis points (BP) in the chart below. The group of Lipper funds used by the Board for management fee comparisons is referred to below as the "Total Mapped Group." The Total Mapped Group comparison focuses on a fund's standing in terms of gross management fees before expense reimbursements or caps, and without giving effect to the fund's performance adjustment, relative to the total universe of funds with comparable investment mandates (i.e., sector equities), regardless of whether their management fee structures also are comparable. Funds with comparable management fee structures have similar management fee contractual arrangements (e.g., flat rate charged for advisory services, all-inclusive fee rate, etc.). "TMG %" represents the percentage of funds in the Total Mapped Group that had management fees that were lower than the fund's. For example, a hypothetical TMG % of 20% would mean that 80% of the funds in the Total Mapped Group had higher, and 20% had lower, management fees than the fund. The fund's actual TMG %s and the number of funds in the Total Mapped Group are in the chart below. The "Asset-Sized Peer Group" (ASPG) comparison focuses on a fund's standing relative to a subset of non-Fidelity funds within the Total Mapped Group that are similar in size and management fee structure without taking into account performance adjustments, if any. For example, if a fund is in the first quartile of the ASPG, the fund's management fee ranks in the least expensive or lowest 25% of funds in the ASPG. The ASPG represents at least 15% of the funds in the Total Mapped Group with comparable asset size and management fee structures, subject to a minimum of 50 funds (or all funds in the Total Mapped Group if fewer than 50). Additional information, such as the ASPG quartile in which the fund's management fee rate ranked and the impact of the fund's performance adjustment, is also included in the chart and was considered by the Board.

Fidelity Telecom and Utilities Fund


The Board noted that the fund's management fee rate ranked below the median of its Total Mapped Group and below the median of its ASPG for the 12-month period ended September 30, 2020. The Board also noted the effect of the fund's performance adjustment, if any, on the fund's management fee ranking.

The Board noted that, in the past, it and the boards of other Fidelity funds had formed an ad hoc Committee on Group Fee to conduct an in-depth review of the "group fee" component of the management fee of funds with such management fee structures. The Committee's focus included the mechanics of the group fee, the competitive landscape of group fee structures, Fidelity funds with no group fee component and investment products not included in group fee assets. The Board also considered that, for funds subject to the group fee, FMR agreed to voluntarily waive fees over a specified period of time in amounts designed to account for assets converted from certain funds to certain collective investment trusts.

Based on its review, the Board concluded that the fund's management fee is fair and reasonable in light of the services that the fund receives and the other factors considered.

Total Expense Ratio.  In its review of the fund's total expense ratio, the Board considered the fund's management fee rate as well as other fund expenses, such as transfer agent fees, pricing and bookkeeping fees, and custodial, legal, and audit fees. The Board noted the impact of the fund's performance adjustment. The Board also noted that Fidelity may agree to waive fees or reimburse expenses from time to time, and the extent to which, if any, it has done so for the fund. As part of its review, the Board also considered the current and historical total expense ratios of the fund compared to competitive fund median expenses. The fund is compared to those funds and classes in the Total Mapped Group (used by the Board for management fee comparisons) that have a similar sales load structure (SLTG). The Board also considered a total expense ASPG comparison for the fund, which focuses on the total expenses of the fund relative to a subset of non-Fidelity funds within the total expense SLTG. The total expense ASPG is limited to 15 larger and 15 smaller classes in fund average assets for a total of 30 classes, where possible. The total expense ASPG comparison excludes performance adjustments and fund-paid 12b-1 fees to eliminate variability in fee structures.

The Board noted that the fund's total expense ratio ranked below the SLTG competitive median and below the ASPG competitive median for the 12-month period ended September 30, 2020.

Fees Charged to Other Fidelity Clients.  The Board also considered Fidelity fee structures and other information with respect to clients of Fidelity, such as other funds advised or subadvised by Fidelity, pension plan clients, and other institutional clients with similar mandates. The Board noted that a joint ad hoc committee created by it and the boards of other Fidelity funds periodically reviews and compares Fidelity's institutional investment advisory business with its business of providing services to the Fidelity funds and also noted the most recent findings of the committee. The Board noted that the committee's review included a consideration of the differences in services provided, fees charged, and costs incurred, as well as competition in the markets serving the different categories of clients.

Based on its review of total expense ratios and fees charged to other Fidelity clients, the Board concluded that the total expense ratio of each class of the fund was reasonable in light of the services that the fund and its shareholders receive and the other factors considered.

Costs of the Services and Profitability.  The Board considered the revenues earned and the expenses incurred by Fidelity in conducting the business of developing, marketing, distributing, managing, administering and servicing the fund and servicing the fund's shareholders. The Board also considered the level of Fidelity's profits in respect of all the Fidelity funds.

On an annual basis, Fidelity presents to the Board information about the profitability of its relationships with the fund. Fidelity calculates profitability information for each fund, as well as aggregate profitability information for groups of Fidelity funds and all Fidelity funds, using a series of detailed revenue and cost allocation methodologies which originate with the books and records of Fidelity on which Fidelity's audited financial statements are based. The Audit Committee of the Board reviews any significant changes from the prior year's methodologies and the full Board approves such changes.

A public accounting firm has been engaged annually by the Board as part of the Board's assessment of Fidelity's profitability analysis. The engagement includes the review and assessment of the methodologies used by Fidelity in determining the revenues and expenses attributable to Fidelity's mutual fund business, and completion of agreed-upon procedures in respect of the mathematical accuracy of certain fund profitability information and its conformity to established allocation methodologies. After considering the reports issued under the engagement and information provided by Fidelity, the Board concluded that while other allocation methods may also be reasonable, Fidelity's profitability methodologies are reasonable in all material respects.

The Board also reviewed Fidelity's non-fund businesses and potential indirect benefits such businesses may have received as a result of their association with Fidelity's mutual fund business (i.e., fall-out benefits) as well as cases where Fidelity's affiliates may benefit from the funds' business. The Board considered areas where potential indirect benefits to the Fidelity funds from their relationships with Fidelity may exist. The Board also considered that in 2019 a joint ad hoc committee created by it and the boards of other Fidelity funds evaluated potential fall-out benefits (PFOB Committee). The Board noted that it considered the PFOB Committee's findings in connection with its consideration of the renewal of the Advisory Contracts.

The Board considered the costs of the services provided by and the profits realized by Fidelity in connection with the operation of the fund, including the conclusions of the PFOB Committee, and was satisfied that the profitability was not excessive.

Economies of Scale.  The Board considered whether there have been economies of scale in respect of the management of the Fidelity funds, whether the Fidelity funds (including the fund) have appropriately benefited from any such economies of scale, and whether there is potential for realization of any further economies of scale. The Board considered the extent to which the fund will benefit from economies of scale as assets grow through increased services to the fund, through waivers or reimbursements, or through fee or expense ratio reductions. The Board also noted that a committee (the Economies of Scale Committee) created by it and the boards of other Fidelity funds periodically analyzes whether Fidelity attains economies of scale in respect of the management and servicing of the Fidelity funds, whether the Fidelity funds have appropriately benefited from such economies of scale, and whether there is potential for realization of any further economies of scale.

The Board recognized that the fund's management contract incorporates a "group fee" structure, which provides for lower group fee rates as total "group assets" increase, and for higher group fee rates as total "group assets" decrease ("group assets" as defined in the management contract). FMR calculates the group fee rates based on a tiered asset "breakpoint" schedule that varies based on asset class. The Board considered that the group fee is designed to deliver the benefits of economies of scale to fund shareholders when total Fidelity fund assets increase, even if assets of any particular fund are unchanged or have declined, because some portion of Fidelity's costs are attributable to services provided to all Fidelity funds, and all funds benefit if those costs can be allocated among more assets. The Board further considered that Fidelity agreed to impose a temporary fee waiver in the form of additional breakpoints to the current breakpoint schedule. The Board concluded that, given the group fee structure, fund shareholders will benefit from lower management fees as "group assets" increase at the fund complex level, regardless of whether Fidelity achieves any such economies of scale.

The Board concluded, taking into account the analysis of the Economies of Scale Committee, that economies of scale, if any, are being appropriately shared between fund shareholders and Fidelity.

Additional Information Requested by the Board.  In order to develop fully the factual basis for consideration of the Fidelity funds' advisory contracts, the Board requested and received additional information on certain topics, including: (i) fund flow and performance trends, in particular the underperformance of certain funds and strategies, and Fidelity's long-term strategies for certain funds; (ii) consideration of expanding the use of performance fees for additional funds; (iii) Fidelity's pricing philosophy compared to competitors; (iv) metrics for evaluating index fund and ETF performance and information about ETF trading characteristics; (v) the methodology with respect to evaluating competitive fund data and peer group classifications and fee and expense comparisons; (vi) the expense structures for different funds and classes and information about the differences between various expense structures; (vii) group fee breakpoints; (viii) information regarding other accounts managed by Fidelity and sub-advisory arrangements; and (ix) Fidelity's philosophies and strategies for evaluating funds and classes with lower or declining asset levels.

Based on its evaluation of all of the conclusions noted above, and after considering all factors it believed relevant, the Board concluded that the advisory fee arrangements are fair and reasonable, and that the fund's Advisory Contracts should be renewed.

Liquidity Risk Management Program

The Securities and Exchange Commission adopted Rule 22e-4 under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the Liquidity Rule) to promote effective liquidity risk management throughout the open-end investment company industry, thereby reducing the risk that funds will be unable to meet their redemption obligations and mitigating dilution of the interests of fund shareholders.

The Fund has adopted and implemented a liquidity risk management program pursuant to the Liquidity Rule (the Program) effective December 1, 2018. The Program is reasonably designed to assess and manage the Fund’s liquidity risk and to comply with the requirements of the Liquidity Rule. The Fund’s Board of Trustees (the Board) has designated the Fund’s investment adviser as administrator of the Program. The Fidelity advisers have established a Liquidity Risk Management Committee (the LRM Committee) to manage the Program for each of the Fidelity Funds. The LRM Committee monitors the adequacy and effectiveness of implementation of the Program and on a periodic basis assesses each Fund’s liquidity risk based on a variety of factors including (1) the Fund’s investment strategy, (2) portfolio liquidity and cash flow projections during normal and reasonably foreseeable stressed conditions, (3) shareholder redemptions, (4) borrowings and other funding sources and (5) in the case of exchange-traded funds, certain additional factors including the effect of the Fund’s prices and spreads, market participants, and basket compositions on the overall liquidity of the Fund’s portfolio, as applicable.

In accordance with the Program, each of the Fund’s portfolio investments is classified into one of four liquidity categories described below based on a determination of a reasonable expectation for how long it would take to convert the investment to cash (or sell or dispose of the investment) without significantly changing its market value.

  • Highly liquid investments – cash or convertible to cash within three business days or less
  • Moderately liquid investments – convertible to cash in three to seven calendar days
  • Less liquid investments – can be sold or disposed of, but not settled, within seven calendar days
  • Illiquid investments – cannot be sold or disposed of within seven calendar days

Liquidity classification determinations take into account a variety of factors including various market, trading and investment-specific considerations, as well as market depth, and generally utilize analysis from a third-party liquidity metrics service.

The Liquidity Rule places a 15% limit on a fund’s illiquid investments and requires funds that do not primarily hold assets that are highly liquid investments to determine and maintain a minimum percentage of the fund’s net assets to be invested in highly liquid investments (highly liquid investment minimum or HLIM). The Program includes provisions reasonably designed to comply with the 15% limit on illiquid investments and for determining, periodically reviewing and complying with the HLIM requirement as applicable.

At a recent meeting of the Fund’s Board of Trustees, the LRM Committee provided a written report to the Board pertaining to the operation, adequacy, and effectiveness of implementation of the Program for the annual period from December 1, 2019 through November 30, 2020. The report concluded that the Program has been implemented and is operating effectively and is reasonably designed to assess and manage the Fund’s liquidity risk.





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Item 2.

Code of Ethics


Not applicable.

 

Item 3.

Audit Committee Financial Expert


Not applicable.


Item 4.

Principal Accountant Fees and Services


Not applicable.


Item 5.

Audit Committee of Listed Registrants


Not applicable.


Item 6.  

Investments


(a)

Not applicable.


(b)

Not applicable


Item 7.

Disclosure of Proxy Voting Policies and Procedures for Closed-End Management Investment Companies


Not applicable.


Item 8.

Portfolio Managers of Closed-End Management Investment Companies


Not applicable.


Item 9.  

Purchase of Equity Securities by Closed-End Management Investment Company and Affiliated Purchasers


Not applicable.


Item 10.

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders


There were no material changes to the procedures by which shareholders may recommend nominees to the Fidelity Select Portfolioss Board of Trustees.


Item 11.

Controls and Procedures


(a)(i)  The President and Treasurer and the Chief Financial Officer have concluded that the Fidelity Select Portfolioss (the Trust) disclosure controls and procedures (as





defined in Rule 30a-3(c) under the Investment Company Act) provide reasonable assurances that material information relating to the Trust is made known to them by the appropriate persons, based on their evaluation of these controls and procedures as of a date within 90 days of the filing date of this report.


(a)(ii)  There was no change in the Trusts internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rule 30a-3(d) under the Investment Company Act) that occurred during the period covered by this report that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Trusts internal control over financial reporting.


Item 12.

Disclosure of Securities Lending Activities for Closed-End Management

Investment Companies


Not applicable.



Item 13.

Exhibits


(a)

(1)

Not applicable.

(a)

(2)

Certification pursuant to Rule 30a-2(a) under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (17 CFR 270.30a-2(a)) is filed and attached hereto as Exhibit 99.CERT.

(a)

(3)

Not applicable.

(b)


Certification pursuant to Rule 30a-2(b) under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (17 CFR 270.30a-2(b)) is furnished and attached hereto as Exhibit 99.906CERT.






SIGNATURES


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Investment Company Act of 1940, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.


Fidelity Select Portfolios



By:

/s/Stacie M. Smith


Stacie M. Smith


President and Treasurer



Date:

September 21, 2021


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Investment Company Act of 1940, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated.



By:

/s/Stacie M. Smith


Stacie M. Smith


President and Treasurer



Date:

September 21, 2021



By:

/s/John J. Burke III


John J. Burke III


Chief Financial Officer



Date:

September 21, 2021

 








                                                      Exhibit EX-99.CERT

     

I, Stacie M. Smith, certify that:


1.

I have reviewed this report on Form N-CSR of Fidelity Select Portfolios;

2.

Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

3.

Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations, changes in net assets, and cash flows (if the financial statements are required to include a statement of cash flows) of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

4.

The registrant's other certifying officer(s) and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 30a-3(c) under the Investment Company Act of 1940) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rule 30a-3(d) under the Investment Company Act of 1940) for the registrant and have:

a.

Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

b.

Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

c.

Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant's disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of a date within 90 days prior to the filing date of this report based upon such evaluation; and

d.

Disclosed in this report any change in the registrants internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the period covered by this report that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrants internal control over financial reporting; and





5.

The registrant's other certifying officer(s) and I have disclosed to the registrant's auditors and the audit committee of the registrant's board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

a.

All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant's ability to record, process, summarize, and report financial information; and

b.

Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant's internal control over financial reporting.


Date:

 September 21, 2021

/s/Stacie M. Smith

Stacie M. Smith

President and Treasurer







I, John J. Burke III, certify that:

1.

I have reviewed this report on Form N-CSR of Fidelity Select Portfolios;

2.

Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

3.

Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations, changes in net assets, and cash flows (if the financial statements are required to include a statement of cash flows) of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

4.

The registrant's other certifying officer(s) and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 30a-3(c) under the Investment Company Act of 1940) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rule 30a-3(d) under the Investment Company Act of 1940) for the registrant and have:

a.

Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 b.

Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

c.

Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant's disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of a date within 90 days prior to the filing date of this report based upon such evaluation; and

d.

Disclosed in this report any change in the registrants internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the period covered by this report that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrants internal control over financial reporting; and

5.

The registrant's other certifying officer(s) and I have disclosed to the registrant's auditors and the audit committee of the registrant's board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):





a.

All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant's ability to record, process, summarize, and report financial information; and

b.

Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant's internal control over financial reporting.


Date:

September 21, 2021

/s/John J. Burke III

John J. Burke III

Chief Financial Officer










Exhibit EX-99.906CERT



Certification Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (subsections (a) and (b) of section 1350, chapter 63 of title 18, United States Code)


In connection with the attached Report of Fidelity Select Portfolios (the Trust) on Form N-CSR to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Report), each of the undersigned officers of the Trust does hereby certify that, to the best of such officers knowledge:


1.

The Report fully complies with the requirements of 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

2.

The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Trust as of, and for, the periods presented in the Report.


Dated: September 21, 2021



/s/Stacie M. Smith

Stacie M. Smith

President and Treasurer



 

Dated: September 21, 2021



/s/John J. Burke III

John J. Burke III

Chief Financial Officer




A signed original of this written statement required by Section 906, or other document authenticating, acknowledging, or otherwise adopting the signature that appears in typed form within the electronic version of this written statement required by Section 906, has been provided to the Trust and will be retained by the Trust and furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff upon request.







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