iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF
ALTAR
Score™
7.4% info Recommen-
dation
NEUTRAL
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
16.7x P/Sales
ratio
1.3x
P/BV
ratio
1.6x Div.
yield
2.5%


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The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index fund seeks investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. The index consists of the stocks in developing economies around the world.

FUND BASICS
Category Emerging Market Equities
Fund Sponsor Barclays Global Investors
Website www.ishares.com
Inception date Apr 07, 2003
Assets (mns) $23,626
Currency USD
Expense ratio 68 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 1202
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $129,751
Large cap (>$10bn) 73.0%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 24.3%
Small cap (<$2bn) 1.6%
Developed mkts 9.5%
Emerging mkts 88.0%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LTD. SPONSOR 6.9 %
TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD 6.4 %
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFAC 4.5 %
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD 3.5 %
MEITUAN DIANPING 1.5 %
NASPERS LTD-N SHS 1.4 %
CHINA CONSTRUCTION BANK-H 1.3 %
RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LTD 1.1 %
PING AN INSURANCE GROUP CO-H 1.0 %
JD.COM INC-ADR 0.9 %
Total 28.4 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
CHINA 35.5 %
TAIWAN 12.0 %
SOUTH KOREA 11.3 %
INDIA 7.9 %
BRAZIL 5.1 %
HONG KONG 4.6 %
SOUTH AFRICA 3.6 %
RUSSIA 3.1 %
SAUDI ARABIA 2.4 %
THAILAND 2.1 %

HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru June 30)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
-10.4% -4.3% 2.4% 2.8% 9.3%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 0.88 62%
MSCI EAFE 1.06 77%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.93 94%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $43.14
30d moving avg. $39.76
Annualized volatility 19.0%
Short interest (ETF) 17.5%
Relative strength (RSI) 67

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 57,282
Turnover 10.5%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.03%
ADV underlying (mns) $71,920

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

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

Benchmark ticker: EEM Expense: 68 bp ALTAR Score™: 7.4%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH EEM
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs EEM
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs EEM
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs EEM
(%)
DBEM Xtrackers MSCI Emerging Markets Hedged Equity ETF 93.6 65 3 7.4 +0.1
IEMG iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF 88.4 13 55 7.9 +0.5
GSEE Goldman Sachs MarketBeta Emerging Markets Equity ETF 87.0 36 32 8.1 +0.8
SCHE Schwab Emerging Markets Equity ETF 79.6 11 57 7.8 +0.4
AAXJ iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF 77.8 68 0 7.0 -0.4
FLAX Franklin FTSE Asia Ex Japan ETF 75.1 19 49 7.7 +0.3
EEMA iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Asia ETF 75.1 50 18 7.5 +0.1
VWO Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF 74.7 10 58 8.0 +0.6
BKEM BNY Mellon Emerging Markets Equity ETF 72.6 11 57 8.4 +1.0
EEMX SPDR MSCI Emerging Markets Fossil Fuel Free ETF 72.0 30 38 7.8 +0.4
PBEE Invesco PureBeta FTSE Emerging Markets ETF 69.1 15 53 8.6 +1.2
JHEM John Hancock Multifactor Emerging Markets ETF 68.1 49 19 8.3 +0.9
GEM Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Emerging Markets Equity ETF 67.2 45 23 7.9 +0.5
ESGE iShares ESG MSCI EM ETF 63.2 25 43 8.6 +1.2
XSOE WisdomTree Emerging Markets ex-State-Owned Enterprises Fund 61.8 32 36 6.1 -1.3
SPEM SPDR Portfolio Emerging Markets ETF 60.6 11 57 7.8 +0.4
TLTE FlexShares Morningstar Emerging Markets Factor Tilt Index 55.8 59 9 10.9 +3.5
BKF iShares MSCI BRIC ETF 55.6 69 -1 7.3 -0.1
EMSG Xtrackers MSCI Emerging Markets ESG Leaders Equity ETF 53.3 20 48 6.8 -0.5
GMF SPDR S&P Emerging Asia Pacific ETF 52.9 49 19 7.2 -0.2
QEMM SPDR MSCI Emerging Markets StrategicFactors ETF 50.3 30 38 8.6 +1.2
EMXC iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ex China ETF 48.3 25 43 8.3 +0.9
PXH Invesco FTSE RAFI Emerging Markets ETF 45.8 50 18 12.8 +5.4
AVEM Avantis Emerging Markets Equity ETF 45.1 33 35 8.9 +1.5
KEMX KraneShares MSCI Emerging Markets EX China Index ETF 43.0 49 19 7.9 +0.6
DVEM WisdomTree Emerging Markets Dividend Fund 42.6 32 36 8.2 +0.8
MFEM PIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor Emerging Markets Equity ETF 41.7 49 19 8.6 +1.2
MCHI iShares MSCI China ETF 40.9 59 9 7.5 +0.1
GXC SPDR S&P China ETF 39.5 59 9 7.7 +0.3
FLCH Franklin FTSE China ETF 39.1 19 49 7.9 +0.5
FNDE Schwab Fundamental Emerging Markets Large Co. Index ETF 37.5 39 29 12.5 +5.1
NUEM Nuveen ESG Emerging Markets Equity ETF 37.1 45 23 7.2 -0.2
CN Xtrackers MSCI All China Equity ETF 36.2 50 18 7.7 +0.3
RFEM First Trust Riverfront Dynamic Emerging Markets ETF 36.0 95 -27 9.1 +1.8
WCHN WisdomTree ICBCCS S&P China 500 Fund 35.5 55 13 8.7 +1.3
KALL KraneShares FTSE Emerging Markets Plus ETF 35.1 49 19 7.8 +0.4
EMCG WisdomTree Emerging Markets Consumer Growth Fund 34.3 32 36 7.5 +0.1
ISEM Invesco Strategic Emerging Markets ETF 34.3 35 33 10.0 +2.7
QLVE FlexShares Emerging Markets Quality Low Volatility Index Fun 33.8 40 28 7.1 -0.3
DGRE WisdomTree Emerging Markets Quality Dividend Growth Fund 32.1 32 36 8.8 +1.5
JPEM JPMorgan Diversified Return Emerging Markets Equity ETF 30.7 44 24 8.8 +1.5
EEMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Emerging Markets ETF 30.4 25 43 7.6 +0.2
AXJL WisdomTree Asia Pacific ex-Japan Fund 29.5 48 20 9.7 +2.3
ACSG Xtrackers MSCI ACWI ex USA ESG Leaders Equity ETF 29.3 16 52 6.9 -0.5
MXDE Nationwide Maximum Diversification Emerging Mkts Core Eq 29.1 64 4 4.7 -2.7
AIA iShares Asia 50 ETF 27.9 50 18 7.9 +0.5
DBAW Xtrackers MSCI All World ex US Hedged Equity ETF 27.9 40 28 7.0 -0.4
CHIL Global X MSCI China Large-Cap 50 ETF 27.6 29 39 7.9 +0.6
CEZ VictoryShares Emerging Market Volatility Wtd Index ETF 27.5 50 18 10.1 +2.7
FDEM Fidelity Targeted Emerging Markets Factor ETF 27.5 45 23 9.4 +2.0
CXSE WisdomTree China ex-State-Owned Enterprises Fund 26.9 32 36 6.0 -1.4
EEMO Invesco S&P Emerging Markets Momentum ETF 26.5 29 39 6.6 -0.8
ACWX iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF 26.4 32 36 7.2 -0.2
IXUS ishares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF 25.3 9 59 7.3 -0.0
ROAM Hartford Multifactor Emerging Markets ETF 25.1 44 24 14.4 +7.0
RNEM Emerging Markets Equity Select ETF 24.9 75 -7 10.2 +2.8
VSGX Vanguard ESG International Stock ETF 23.7 17 51 7.2 -0.2
EMGF iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Emerging Markets ETF 23.4 45 23 9.1 +1.7
VXUS Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund 22.9 8 60 7.5 +0.1
EMMF WisdomTree Emerging Markets Multifactor Fund 22.8 48 20 9.3 +1.9
VEU Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Index Fund 22.7 8 60 7.5 +0.2
XCEM Columbia EM Core ex-China ETF 21.4 16 52 7.3 -0.1
EMQQ EMQQ The Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce ETF 21.3 86 -18 2.1 -5.2
VYMI Vanguard International High Dividend Yield ETF 21.1 32 36 10.0 +2.6
ECON Columbia Emerging Markets Consumer ETF 20.9 59 9 4.4 -3.0
CWI SPDR MSCI ACWI ex-US ETF 20.8 30 38 7.1 -0.3
FDNI First Trust Dow Jones International Internet ETF 20.0 65 3 2.2 -5.2
BICK First Trust BICK Index Fund 19.7 64 4 4.7 -2.7
KWEB KraneShares CSI China Internet ETF 19.2 76 -8 1.7 -5.6
UEVM VictoryShares USAA MSCI Emerging Markets Value Momentum ETF 19.0 45 23 13.2 +5.8
EELV Invesco S&P Emerging Markets Low Volatility ETF 17.6 29 39 9.6 +2.2
TTTN UP Fintech China-U.S. Internet Titans ETF 17.3 59 9 4.1 -3.3
FXI iShares China Large-Cap ETF 16.8 74 -6 11.8 +4.4
PIE Invesco DWA Emerging Markets Momentum ETF 16.3 90 -22 5.1 -2.2
JOYY Infusive Compounding Global Equities ETF 16.0 50 18 3.7 -3.7
HDAW Xtrackers MSCI All World ex US High Dividend Yield Hedged 15.6 20 48 10.9 +3.5
OGIG O'Shares Global Internet Giants ETF 14.9 48 20 0.7 -6.7
VIGI Vanguard International Dividend Appreciation ETF 13.8 25 43 5.5 -1.9
DEM WisdomTree Emerging Markets High Dividend Fund 12.9 63 5 13.6 +6.3
CHIQ Global X China Consumer ETF 12.8 65 3 7.2 -0.2
FRDM Freedom 100 Emerging Markets ETF 12.4 49 19 6.8 -0.6
EWT iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF 12.0 59 9 5.8 -1.6
CRBN iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF 12.0 20 48 6.1 -1.3
FNI First Trust Chindia ETF 11.8 60 8 2.7 -4.7
AIQ Global X Future Analytics Tech ETF 11.7 68 0 3.8 -3.6
FLTW Franklin FTSE Taiwan ETF 11.6 19 49 6.3 -1.1
PGJ Invesco Golden Dragon China ETF 11.5 70 -2 3.1 -4.3
DINT Davis Select International ETF 11.5 68 0 5.7 -1.7
ACWI iShares MSCI ACWI ETF 11.4 32 36 5.8 -1.6
LOWC SPDR MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF 11.4 20 48 6.0 -1.4
GBUY Goldman Sachs Motif New Age Consumer ETF 11.3 50 18 1.9 -5.5
FLKR Franklin FTSE South Korea ETF 11.2 9 59 9.4 +2.1
EMDV ProShares MSCI Emerging Markets Dividend Growers ETF 11.1 60 8 8.2 +0.9
ADRE Invesco BLDRS Emerging Markets 50 ADR Index Fund 11.1 18 50 5.6 -1.7
EMFM Global X MSCI Next Emerging & Frontier ETF 11.0 66 2 8.9 +1.5
EWY iShares MSCI South Korea ETF 10.8 59 9 8.9 +1.5
VPL Vanguard FTSE Pacific ETF 10.8 8 60 7.7 +0.3
KEMQ Kraneshares Emerging Markets Consumer Technology Index ETF 10.4 80 -12 3.8 -3.6
CQQQ Invesco China Technology ETF 10.4 70 -2 3.7 -3.7

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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iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF
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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 12.4 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 1.5 x
Less: Expense ratio 68 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 7.4 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.39 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.45
 
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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