iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF
ALTAR
Score™
7.2% info Recommen-
dation
NEUTRAL
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
19.8x P/Sales
ratio
1.3x
P/BV
ratio
1.5x Div.
yield
2.8%


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iShares MSCI ACWX Index Fund seeks investment results that correspond to the performance of the MSCI ACWX Index.

FUND BASICS
Category International Equities
Fund Sponsor Barclays Global Fund Advisors
Website www.ishares.com
Inception date Mar 26, 2008
Assets (mns) $3,079
Currency USD
Expense ratio 32 bp
Distributions Semi-Annually

FUND STRUCTURE
Regulation Open-Ended Fund
Custodian State Street Bank & Trust
Weighting Market Cap
Index replication Full
Uses derivatives No
Options available Yes

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 1845
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $89,030
Large cap (>$10bn) 81.6%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 16.9%
Small cap (<$2bn) 0.4%
Developed mkts 74.8%
Emerging mkts 24.5%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
ISHARES MSCI INDIA ETF 2.3 %
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LTD. SPONSOR 2.3 %
TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD 1.9 %
NESTLE SA-REG 1.7 %
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFAC 1.6 %
ROCHE HOLDING AG-GENUSSCHEIN 1.2 %
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD 1.1 %
NOVARTIS AG-REG 0.8 %
SAP AG 0.8 %
ASML HOLDING NV 0.7 %
Total 14.4 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
JAPAN 15.5 %
CHINA 11.0 %
BRITAIN 8.7 %
SWITZERLAND 6.9 %
FRANCE 6.5 %
CANADA 6.5 %
GERMANY 6.0 %
AUSTRALIA 4.2 %
TAIWAN 3.8 %
SOUTH KOREA 3.4 %

HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru July 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
-7.4% 0.6% 3.0% 4.2% 1.6%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 0.83 81%
MSCI EAFE 0.99 96%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.74 89%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $46.37
30d moving avg. $45.08
Annualized volatility 15.9%
Short interest (ETF) 2.4%
Relative strength (RSI) 63

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 1,455
Turnover 2.2%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.02%
ADV underlying (mns) $120,970

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 99 potential alternatives to the iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF ETF based on the alternatives' overlap in portfolio holdings with ACWX. Consider funds with lower expense ratios and/or higher ALTAR Score™ ratings as possible alternatives.

Benchmark ticker: ACWX Expense: 32 bp ALTAR Score™: 7.2%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH ACWX
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs ACWX
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs ACWX
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs ACWX
(%)
DBAW Xtrackers MSCI All World ex US Hedged Equity ETF 90.7 40 -8 7.0 -0.2
VEU Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Index Fund 83.7 8 24 7.5 +0.3
IXUS ishares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF 83.1 9 23 7.3 +0.1
VXUS Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund 78.4 8 24 7.5 +0.3
VEA Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF 71.9 5 27 7.4 +0.2
CWI SPDR MSCI ACWI ex-US ETF 71.8 30 2 7.1 -0.1
SCHF Schwab International Equity ETF 71.6 6 26 7.4 +0.2
SPDW SPDR Portfolio Developed World ex-US ETF 69.1 4 28 7.1 -0.0
IDEV iShares Core MSCI International Developed Markets ETF 68.2 5 27 7.2 +0.0
VSGX Vanguard ESG International Stock ETF 67.7 17 15 7.1 -0.1
PBDM Invesco PureBeta FTSE Developed ex-North America ETF 65.7 7 25 7.6 +0.4
EFA iShares MSCI EAFE ETF 63.0 32 0 7.1 -0.1
IEFA iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF 63.0 7 25 7.3 +0.1
DBEF Xtrackers MSCI EAFE Hedged Equity ETF 62.7 35 -3 6.9 -0.3
HFXI IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE International ETF 61.9 20 12 7.4 +0.2
GSID Goldman Sachs MarketBeta International Equity ETF 59.9 20 12 7.4 +0.2
BKIE BNY Mellon International Equity ETF 59.7 4 28 7.4 +0.2
EFAX SPDR MSCI EAFE Fossil Fuel Free ETF 58.3 20 12 7.1 -0.1
PXF Invesco FTSE RAFI Developed Markets ex-U.S. ETF 56.7 45 -13 8.9 +1.7
GSIE Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta International Equity ETF 55.8 25 7 6.6 -0.6
JHMD John Hancock Multifactor Developed International ETF 54.5 39 -7 7.5 +0.3
FNDF Schwab Fundamental International Large Co. Index ETF 54.0 25 7 8.8 +1.6
TLTD FlexShares Morningstar Developed Markets ex-US Factor Tilt 53.4 39 -7 8.4 +1.2
QEFA SPDR MSCI EAFE Quality Mix ETF 49.6 30 2 6.9 -0.3
ACSG Xtrackers MSCI ACWI ex USA ESG Leaders Equity ETF 49.5 16 16 6.8 -0.3
ESGD iShares MSCI EAFE ESG Optimized ETF 48.3 20 12 6.9 -0.2
PDEV Principal International Multi-Factor Core Index ETF 47.6 25 7 7.9 +0.7
MFDX PIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor International Equity ETF 47.0 39 -7 6.5 -0.7
DWM WisdomTree International Equity Fund 44.5 48 -16 8.4 +1.2
ISZE iShares Edge MSCI Intl Size Factor ETF 44.3 30 2 7.3 +0.1
DDWM WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged International Equity Fund 44.2 35 -3 8.6 +1.4
IQSI IQ Candriam ESG International Equity ETF 44.1 15 17 7.3 +0.1
ISDX Invesco Strategic Developed ex-US ETF 42.4 23 9 7.4 +0.2
ACWI iShares MSCI ACWI ETF 41.4 32 0 5.7 -1.5
CIL VictoryShares International Volatility Weighted Index ETF 41.4 45 -13 6.8 -0.4
CEFA Global X S&P Catholic Values Developed ex-U.S. ETF 40.8 35 -3 7.1 -0.1
IEUR iShares Core MSCI Europe ETF 39.9 9 23 7.2 +0.0
FEU SPDR Portfolio Europe ETF 39.6 9 23 7.3 +0.1
DBEU Xtrackers MSCI Europe Hedged Equity ETF 39.6 45 -13 6.6 -0.6
HFXE IQ 50 PERCENT HEDGED FTSE EUROPE ETF 39.6 30 2 6.8 -0.4
FLEE Franklin FTSE Europe ETF 39.6 9 23 7.0 -0.2
FLEH Franklin FTSE Europe Hedged ETF 39.5 9 23 7.1 -0.1
VGK Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF 39.5 8 24 7.4 +0.2
DOL WisdomTree International LargeCap Dividend Fund 38.6 48 -16 8.7 +1.5
AVDE Avantis International Equity ETF 38.6 23 9 7.8 +0.6
BBEU JPMorgan BetaBuilders Europe ETF 38.4 9 23 7.3 +0.1
IQIN IQ 500 International ETF 37.9 25 7 8.8 +1.7
LOWC SPDR MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF 37.9 20 12 5.9 -1.3
IEV iShares Europe ETF 37.9 59 -27 6.8 -0.4
VYMI Vanguard International High Dividend Yield ETF 37.8 32 0 10.1 +2.9
GSEU Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Europe Equity ETF 37.7 25 7 6.5 -0.7
CRBN iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF 37.6 20 12 5.9 -1.2
EFG iShares MSCI EAFE Growth ETF 34.6 40 -8 4.5 -2.7
EFV iShares MSCI EAFE Value ETF 33.9 39 -7 9.7 +2.5
VT Vanguard Total World Stock Index Fund 33.8 8 24 6.0 -1.2
URTH iShares MSCI World ETF 33.3 24 8 5.5 -1.7
CIZ VictoryShares Developed Enhanced Volatility Weighted Index E 33.2 45 -13 6.7 -0.5
ESGG FlexShares STOXX Global ESG Impact Index Fund 32.9 42 -10 5.3 -1.9
QWLD SPDR MSCI World StrategicFactors ETF 32.0 30 2 6.0 -1.2
DEEF Xtrackers FTSE Developed ex US Comprehensive Factor ETF 32.0 24 8 7.2 -0.0
EASG Xtrackers MSCI EAFE ESG Leaders Equity ETF 31.6 14 18 7.0 -0.2
RNDM Developed International Equity Select ETF 31.1 65 -33 6.3 -0.9
IDY Pacific Global International Equity Income ETF 29.3 39 -7 8.1 +0.9
PQIN PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha International Equity ETF 29.0 29 3 7.7 +0.5
SPGM SPDR Portfolio MSCI Global Stock Market ETF 28.1 9 23 5.8 -1.4
TOK iShares MSCI Kokusai ETF 28.0 25 7 5.4 -1.8
QINT American Century Quality Diversified International ETF 27.5 39 -7 5.7 -1.5
KOKU Xtrackers MSCI Kokusai Equity ETF 27.3 9 23 5.5 -1.7
IEMG iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF 27.1 13 19 7.7 +0.5
EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF 27.1 68 -36 7.2 +0.0
DBEM Xtrackers MSCI Emerging Markets Hedged Equity ETF 26.9 65 -33 7.3 +0.1
IMTM iShares Edge MSCI Intl Momentum Factor ETF 26.8 30 2 4.3 -2.9
IGRO iShares International Dividend Growth ETF 26.6 22 10 8.1 +0.9
IDLB Invesco FTSE International Low Beta Equal Weight ETF 26.4 45 -13 7.2 -0.0
VPL Vanguard FTSE Pacific ETF 26.1 8 24 7.7 +0.5
IQLT iShares Edge MSCI Intl Quality Factor ETF 26.0 30 2 6.1 -1.1
DHDG WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged Intl Quality Div Growth 25.8 30 2 0.0 -7.2
SCID Global X Scientific Beta Europe ETF 25.0 39 -7 6.4 -0.8
GSEE Goldman Sachs MarketBeta Emerging Markets Equity ETF 24.8 36 -4 7.9 +0.8
RBIN Nationwide Risk-Based International Equity ETF 24.7 42 -10 6.2 -1.0
EFAV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF 24.4 20 12 5.5 -1.7
AAXJ iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF 24.0 68 -36 6.9 -0.3
TLTE FlexShares Morningstar Emerging Markets Factor Tilt Index 24.0 59 -27 10.8 +3.6
VGFO Virtus WMC Global Factor Opportunities ETF 23.9 49 -17 7.9 +0.7
RFDI First Trust Riverfront Dynamic Developed International ETF 23.6 83 -51 5.6 -1.6
FLAX Franklin FTSE Asia Ex Japan ETF 23.4 19 13 7.5 +0.3
BKEM BNY Mellon Emerging Markets Equity ETF 23.2 11 21 8.2 +1.1
JPIN JPMorgan Diversified Return International Equity ETF 22.7 37 -5 7.9 +0.8
RODM Hartford Multifactor Developed Markets (ex-US) ETF 22.5 29 3 8.7 +1.5
FDEV Fidelity Targeted International Factor ETF 22.4 39 -7 6.6 -0.6
DEW WisdomTree Global High Dividend Fund 22.3 58 -26 9.2 +2.0
IPAC iShares Core MSCI Pacific ETF 22.3 9 23 7.4 +0.2
VWO Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF 22.3 10 22 7.8 +0.6
IQDF FlexShares International Quality Dividend Index Fund 21.8 47 -15 12.2 +5.0
SCHE Schwab Emerging Markets Equity ETF 21.7 11 21 7.7 +0.5
QEMM SPDR MSCI Emerging Markets StrategicFactors ETF 21.6 30 2 8.5 +1.4
PBEE Invesco PureBeta FTSE Emerging Markets ETF 21.4 15 17 8.4 +1.2
GEM Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Emerging Markets Equity ETF 21.0 45 -13 7.7 +0.5
EEMA iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Asia ETF 20.9 50 -18 7.3 +0.1

1Overlap is the percentage of holdings by weight that are identical. For example, if Fund A has a 2% position in Apple, Inc. (AAPL) and Fund B has a 5% position, their overlapping position in AAPL is 2%.

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RESULTS & ESTIMATES

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OTHER FUNDAMENTAL METRICS

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Asset turnover **%   Assets-to-equity **x

Return on equity

Revision activity*
*Six months ago = 100

Net margins

Compound annual growth rates

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VALUATION METRICS
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Historical valuation trends

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NEUTRAL

Average appreciation potential. A rating of NEUTRAL is assigned to ETFs with ALTAR Scores in the middle quintile (ranking between 40%-60%) of their category. This indicates that valuations adequately reflect the fundamentals of stocks in these funds.

ALTAR Score™


Calculation of ALTAR Score™
Avg. Return on Equity 10.7 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 1.4 x
Less: Expense ratio 32 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 7.2 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.52 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.59
 
The composite rating is a weighted average of analysts' consensus recommendations for individual ETF constituents, based on the following scale:

BUY = 1; OVERWEIGHT = 1.5, HOLD = 2; UNDERWEIGHT = 2.5; and SELL = 3.

Readers are cautioned that because analyst ratings tend to be inflated, the composite score may be more useful as a relative measure of sentiment between funds rather than as a stand-alone recommendation.
 

 

See RATING tab for calculation of ALTAR Score™
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