iShares MSCI EAFE ETF
ALTAR
Score™
7.2% info Recommen-
dation
NEUTRAL
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
19.4x P/Sales
ratio
1.2x
P/BV
ratio
1.4x Div.
yield
2.9%


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The iShares MSCI EAFE Index fund seeks investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance of the MSCI EAFE Index. The index consists of the stocks in developed markets in Europe, Australia and the Far East.

FUND BASICS
Category International Equities
Fund Sponsor Barclays Global Investors
Website www.ishares.com
Inception date Aug 14, 2001
Assets (mns) $47,657
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 921
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $60,454
Large cap (>$10bn) 82.9%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 16.7%
Small cap (<$2bn) 0.1%
Developed mkts 99.9%
Emerging mkts 0.1%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
NESTLE SA-REG 2.5 %
ROCHE HOLDING AG-GENUSSCHEIN 1.9 %
NOVARTIS AG-REG 1.5 %
TOYOTA MOTOR CORP 1.1 %
ASTRAZENECA PLC 1.1 %
ASML HOLDING NV 1.1 %
SAP AG 1.0 %
LVMH MOET HENNESSY LOUIS VUI 0.9 %
NOVO NORDISK A/S-B 0.9 %
SANOFI-AVENTIS 0.9 %
Total 12.8 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
JAPAN 26.1 %
BRITAIN 13.9 %
SWITZERLAND 10.5 %
FRANCE 9.9 %
GERMANY 8.5 %
AUSTRALIA 6.2 %
NETHERLANDS 4.6 %
HONG KONG 3.0 %
SWEDEN 2.6 %
SPAIN 2.3 %

HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru May 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
-14.1% -2.9% 0.7% 5.2% 5.1%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 0.82 83%
MSCI EAFE 0.96 98%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.71 82%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $62.74
30d moving avg. $57.35
Annualized volatility 15.2%
Short interest (ETF) 6.6%
Relative strength (RSI) 68

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 34,205
Turnover 4.5%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.02%
ADV underlying (mns) $63,112

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

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

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


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH EFA
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs EFA
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs EFA
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs EFA
(%)
DBEF Xtrackers MSCI EAFE Hedged Equity ETF 96.1 35 -3 7.0 -0.1
EFAX SPDR MSCI EAFE Fossil Fuel Free ETF 90.2 20 12 7.3 +0.1
HFXI IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE International ETF 87.0 20 12 7.5 +0.4
PBDM Invesco PureBeta FTSE Developed ex-North America ETF 86.4 7 25 7.6 +0.4
IEFA iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF 84.2 7 25 7.3 +0.2
SCHF Schwab International Equity ETF 80.2 6 26 7.4 +0.2
IDEV iShares Core MSCI International Developed Markets ETF 75.6 5 27 7.3 +0.1
SPDW SPDR Portfolio Developed World ex-US ETF 73.1 4 28 7.2 +0.1
JHMD John Hancock Multifactor Developed International ETF 70.6 45 -13 7.4 +0.3
VEA Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF 70.2 5 27 7.4 +0.3
IQSI IQ Candriam ESG International Equity ETF 68.9 15 17 7.3 +0.2
ESGD iShares MSCI EAFE ESG Optimized ETF 68.4 20 12 7.2 +0.0
QEFA SPDR MSCI EAFE Quality Mix ETF 65.4 30 2 6.8 -0.4
ACWX iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF 64.9 32 0 7.5 +0.4
PXF Invesco FTSE RAFI Developed Markets ex-U.S. ETF 64.7 45 -13 8.8 +1.7
DBAW Xtrackers MSCI All World ex US Hedged Equity ETF 63.2 40 -8 7.4 +0.3
GSIE Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta International Equity ETF 63.2 25 7 6.8 -0.3
FNDF Schwab Fundamental International Large Co. Index ETF 62.6 25 7 8.7 +1.5
DWM WisdomTree International Equity Fund 61.3 48 -16 8.2 +1.1
CWI SPDR MSCI ACWI ex-US ETF 61.0 30 2 7.6 +0.5
DDWM WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged International Equity Fund 60.9 35 -3 8.6 +1.5
IEUR iShares Core MSCI Europe ETF 60.5 9 23 7.3 +0.1
DBEU Xtrackers MSCI Europe Hedged Equity ETF 60.1 45 -13 6.8 -0.4
HFXE IQ 50 PERCENT HEDGED FTSE EUROPE ETF 59.7 30 2 6.8 -0.3
FEU SPDR Portfolio Europe ETF 59.6 9 23 7.3 +0.1
FLEH Franklin FTSE Europe Hedged ETF 59.5 9 23 7.2 0.0
FLEE Franklin FTSE Europe ETF 59.5 9 23 7.0 -0.2
VEU Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Index Fund 59.5 8 24 7.7 +0.6
VGK Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF 59.1 8 24 7.3 +0.1
BBEU JPMorgan BetaBuilders Europe ETF 58.9 9 23 7.3 +0.1
PDEV Principal International Multi-Factor Core Index ETF 57.8 25 7 7.9 +0.7
IEV iShares Europe ETF 57.6 59 -27 6.8 -0.3
EFG iShares MSCI EAFE Growth ETF 57.2 40 -8 4.7 -2.4
IXUS ishares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF 56.2 9 23 7.6 +0.4
MFDX PIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor International Equity ETF 56.0 39 -7 6.7 -0.5
DOL WisdomTree International LargeCap Dividend Fund 56.0 48 -16 8.5 +1.4
GSEU Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Europe Equity ETF 55.1 25 7 6.7 -0.4
VXUS Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund 53.9 8 24 7.7 +0.6
TLTD FlexShares Morningstar Developed Markets ex-US Factor Tilt 53.3 39 -7 9.1 +1.9
VSGX Vanguard ESG International Stock ETF 52.3 17 15 7.4 +0.3
ISZE iShares Edge MSCI Intl Size Factor ETF 51.3 30 2 6.9 -0.2
EASG Xtrackers MSCI EAFE ESG Leaders Equity ETF 49.5 14 18 7.0 -0.2
ACSG Xtrackers MSCI ACWI ex USA ESG Leaders Equity ETF 49.4 16 16 7.1 -0.0
EFV iShares MSCI EAFE Value ETF 48.5 39 -7 10.0 +2.9
CIL VictoryShares International Volatility Weighted Index ETF 47.4 45 -13 6.7 -0.4
ISDX Invesco Strategic Developed ex-US ETF 47.2 23 9 7.4 +0.3
IQIN IQ 500 International ETF 46.1 25 7 9.0 +1.8
IDY Pacific Global International Equity Income ETF 45.9 39 -7 8.0 +0.9
RFDI First Trust Riverfront Dynamic Developed International ETF 43.4 83 -51 6.3 -0.8
DHDG WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged Intl Quality Div Growth 42.0 48 -16 0.0 -7.2
VYMI Vanguard International High Dividend Yield ETF 41.1 32 0 10.1 +3.0
AVDE Avantis International Equity ETF 41.0 23 9 7.9 +0.7
PQIN PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha International Equity ETF 38.3 29 3 8.1 +0.9
IQLT iShares Edge MSCI Intl Quality Factor ETF 38.3 30 2 6.2 -0.9
IMTM iShares Edge MSCI Intl Momentum Factor ETF 38.0 30 2 5.0 -2.2
VPL Vanguard FTSE Pacific ETF 36.5 8 24 7.8 +0.7
DEEF Xtrackers FTSE Developed ex US Comprehensive Factor ETF 36.4 24 8 7.2 +0.1
RNDM Developed International Equity Select ETF 36.3 65 -33 6.4 -0.8
IPAC iShares Core MSCI Pacific ETF 36.1 9 23 7.5 +0.3
TPIF Timothy Plan International ETF 35.4 62 -30 7.0 -0.2
EFAV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF 34.3 20 12 5.9 -1.3
JPEU JPMorgan Diversified Return Europe Equity ETF 34.3 37 -5 6.8 -0.4
CIZ VictoryShares Developed Enhanced Volatility Weighted Index E 33.8 45 -13 6.9 -0.3
ESGG FlexShares STOXX Global ESG Impact Index Fund 33.2 42 -10 5.6 -1.6
SCID Global X Scientific Beta Europe ETF 32.3 38 -6 6.9 -0.3
QINT American Century Quality Diversified International ETF 32.2 39 -7 5.9 -1.2
EUMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Europe ETF 31.2 25 7 5.5 -1.7
RBIN Nationwide Risk-Based International Equity ETF 31.0 42 -10 6.5 -0.7
RFEU First Trust Riverfront Dynamic Europe ETF 31.0 83 -51 5.0 -2.2
URTH iShares MSCI World ETF 30.7 24 8 5.8 -1.4
EZU iShares MSCI Eurozone ETF 30.6 49 -17 6.7 -0.4
IVLU iShares Edge MSCI Intl Value Factor ETF 30.4 30 2 11.3 +4.1
FDEV Fidelity Targeted International Factor ETF 30.3 39 -7 6.5 -0.6
DBEZ Xtrackers MSCI Eurozone Hedged Equity ETF 30.3 45 -13 6.8 -0.4
QWLD SPDR MSCI World StrategicFactors ETF 29.8 30 2 6.0 -1.1
IGRO iShares International Dividend Growth ETF 29.5 22 10 8.0 +0.8
DTH WisdomTree DEFA Equity Income Fund 29.3 58 -26 9.6 +2.4
IDLB Invesco FTSE International Low Beta Equal Weight ETF 29.1 45 -13 7.2 +0.0
NUDM Nuveen ESG International Developed Markets Equity ETF 28.9 40 -8 6.9 -0.3
JPGE JPMorgan Diversified Return Global Equity ETF 28.9 29 3 7.3 +0.2
EURZ Xtrackers Eurozone Equity ETF 28.9 9 23 7.0 -0.1
JPIN JPMorgan Diversified Return International Equity ETF 28.6 38 -6 8.0 +0.8
UIVM VictoryShares USAA MSCI International Value Momentum ETF 28.3 35 -3 8.6 +1.4
OEUR O'shares FTSE Europe Quality Dividend ETF 27.7 48 -16 6.6 -0.5
RODM Hartford Multifactor Developed Markets (ex-US) ETF 27.3 29 3 8.6 +1.5
ACWI iShares MSCI ACWI ETF 27.1 32 0 6.0 -1.1
IDHQ Invesco S&P International Developed High Quality ETF 27.1 29 3 5.4 -1.7
FIVA Fidelity International Value Factor ETF 27.1 39 -7 10.2 +3.0
IOO iShares Global 100 ETF 26.6 40 -8 4.9 -2.3
LOWC SPDR MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF 26.3 20 12 6.4 -0.8
EWJ iShares MSCI Japan ETF 26.1 49 -17 7.4 +0.3
BBJP JPMorgan BetaBuilders Japan ETF 26.0 19 13 7.7 +0.5
DBJP Xtrackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity ETF 25.9 45 -13 7.4 +0.2
GSJY Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Japan Equity ETF 25.9 25 7 7.6 +0.5
HFXJ IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE Japan ETF 25.7 30 2 7.6 +0.4
FLJH Franklin FTSE Japan Hedged ETF 25.7 9 23 7.7 +0.6
FLJP Franklin FTSE Japan ETF 25.7 9 23 7.8 +0.7
CRBN iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF 25.6 20 12 6.3 -0.8
QJPN SPDR MSCI Japan StrategicFactors ETF 25.4 14 18 8.0 +0.8

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 EAFE 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 10.1 %
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
1.57 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™
Risk & reward. Uses std. dev. as proxy for risk, ALTAR Score™ for return forecast.
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Monthly returns based on changes in price plus dividends. May differ from daily returns reported by funds. See below for standardized returns.