iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF
ALTAR
Score™
5.5% info Recommen-
dation
AVOID
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
24.3x P/Sales
ratio
1.6x
P/BV
ratio
1.8x Div.
yield
3.0%


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iShares MSCI EAFE Minimum Volatility Index Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks to track the performance of the MSCI EAFE Minimum Volatility Index.

FUND BASICS
Category International Equities
Fund Sponsor BlackRock Fund Advisors
Website www.ishares.com
Inception date Oct 18, 2011
Assets (mns) $10,500
Currency USD
Expense ratio 20 bp
Distributions Semi-Annually

FUND STRUCTURE
Regulation Open-Ended Fund
Custodian State Street Bank & Trust
Weighting Multi-Factor
Index replication n/a
Uses derivatives No
Options available Yes

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 269
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $43,884
Large cap (>$10bn) 76.6%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 23.1%
Small cap (<$2bn) 0.0%
Developed mkts 100.0%
Emerging mkts 0.0%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
GIVAUDAN-REG 1.6 %
NESTLE SA-REG 1.5 %
SWISSCOM AG 1.5 %
ROCHE HOLDING AG-GENUSSCHEIN 1.4 %
COLOPLAST A/S CLASS B 1.4 %
CHUGAI PHARMACEUTICAL CO LTD 1.3 %
ZURICH FINANCIAL SERVICES AG 1.3 %
NTT DOCOMO, INC. 1.2 %
NOVARTIS AG-REG 1.2 %
EMS-CHEMIE HOLDING AG-REG 1.2 %
Total 13.8 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
JAPAN 30.8 %
SWITZERLAND 15.2 %
BRITAIN 9.2 %
HONG KONG 7.0 %
AUSTRALIA 5.9 %
FRANCE 5.8 %
DENMARK 4.4 %
GERMANY 4.2 %
SINGAPORE 2.9 %
NETHERLANDS 2.4 %

HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru August 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
-6.2% -0.6% 4.9% -- 6.6%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 0.53 75%
MSCI EAFE 0.63 89%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.44 69%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $67.48
30d moving avg. $68.77
Annualized volatility 10.7%
Short interest (ETF) 0.0%
Relative strength (RSI) 51

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 875
Turnover 0.6%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.02%
ADV underlying (mns) $8,880

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 98 potential alternatives to the iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF ETF based on the alternatives' overlap in portfolio holdings with EFAV. Consider funds with lower expense ratios and/or higher ALTAR Score™ ratings as possible alternatives.

Benchmark ticker: EFAV Expense: 20 bp ALTAR Score™: 5.5%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH EFAV
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs EFAV
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs EFAV
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs EFAV
(%)
QEFA SPDR MSCI EAFE Quality Mix ETF 49.8 30 -10 6.9 +1.4
QLVD FlexShares Developed Markets ex-US Quality Low Volatility Id 41.0 32 -12 6.0 +0.5
IDLV Invesco S&P International Developed Low Volatility ETF 39.7 25 -5 6.6 +1.2
HDMV First Trust Horizon Managed Volatility Developed Intl ETF 38.1 80 -60 6.6 +1.1
RBIN Nationwide Risk-Based International Equity ETF 37.9 42 -22 6.1 +0.6
MVIN Natixis Seeyond International Minimum Volatility ETF 34.9 56 -36 5.6 +0.1
EFAX SPDR MSCI EAFE Fossil Fuel Free ETF 34.8 20 0 7.1 +1.6
EFA iShares MSCI EAFE ETF 33.8 32 -12 7.1 +1.6
GSIE Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta International Equity ETF 33.6 25 -5 6.7 +1.3
RNDM Developed International Equity Select ETF 33.6 65 -45 6.3 +0.9
VGFO Virtus WMC Global Factor Opportunities ETF 33.4 49 -29 8.1 +2.7
ESGD iShares MSCI EAFE ESG Optimized ETF 33.4 20 0 7.0 +1.5
GSID Goldman Sachs MarketBeta International Equity ETF 33.0 20 0 7.4 +1.9
DBEF Xtrackers MSCI EAFE Hedged Equity ETF 32.8 35 -15 6.9 +1.4
DOL WisdomTree International LargeCap Dividend Fund 32.8 48 -28 8.8 +3.4
DHDG WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged Intl Quality Div Growth 32.8 30 -10 0.0 -5.5
DWMF WisdomTree International Multifactor Fund 32.7 38 -18 6.2 +0.8
DWM WisdomTree International Equity Fund 32.2 48 -28 8.5 +3.0
HFXI IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE International ETF 32.1 20 0 7.5 +2.0
BKIE BNY Mellon International Equity ETF 31.9 4 16 7.4 +2.0
FDEV Fidelity Targeted International Factor ETF 31.7 39 -19 6.5 +1.0
DDWM WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged International Equity Fund 31.6 35 -15 8.7 +3.3
JHMD John Hancock Multifactor Developed International ETF 31.6 39 -19 7.5 +2.0
CIL VictoryShares International Volatility Weighted Index ETF 31.2 45 -25 6.7 +1.2
CIZ VictoryShares Developed Enhanced Volatility Weighted Index E 31.2 45 -25 6.7 +1.2
RODM Hartford Multifactor Developed Markets (ex-US) ETF 31.2 29 -9 7.7 +2.3
PBDM Invesco PureBeta FTSE Developed ex-North America ETF 30.8 7 13 7.6 +2.1
IEFA iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF 30.3 7 13 7.4 +1.9
GSEU Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Europe Equity ETF 30.0 25 -5 6.5 +1.0
EASG Xtrackers MSCI EAFE ESG Leaders Equity ETF 29.6 14 6 7.0 +1.5
EFG iShares MSCI EAFE Growth ETF 29.4 40 -20 4.5 -1.0
SCHF Schwab International Equity ETF 29.3 6 14 7.4 +1.9
MFDX PIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor International Equity ETF 29.2 39 -19 6.6 +1.1
IQSI IQ Candriam ESG International Equity ETF 28.9 15 5 7.4 +1.9
JPMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Japan ETF 28.4 30 -10 6.2 +0.7
IQLT iShares Edge MSCI Intl Quality Factor ETF 28.0 30 -10 6.1 +0.6
IDEV iShares Core MSCI International Developed Markets ETF 27.8 5 15 7.3 +1.8
PDEV Principal International Multi-Factor Core Index ETF 27.8 25 -5 8.0 +2.5
TPIF Timothy Plan International ETF 27.5 62 -42 6.3 +0.8
FLEE Franklin FTSE Europe ETF 27.5 9 11 7.2 +1.7
IEV iShares Europe ETF 27.4 59 -39 7.0 +1.5
BBEU JPMorgan BetaBuilders Europe ETF 27.4 9 11 7.5 +2.0
HFXE IQ 50 PERCENT HEDGED FTSE EUROPE ETF 27.3 30 -10 0.0 -5.5
DBEU Xtrackers MSCI Europe Hedged Equity ETF 27.3 45 -25 6.7 +1.3
SPDW SPDR Portfolio Developed World ex-US ETF 27.1 4 16 7.2 +1.7
PQIN PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha International Equity ETF 26.8 29 -9 7.6 +2.1
FLEH Franklin FTSE Europe Hedged ETF 26.7 9 11 7.2 +1.7
CEFA Global X S&P Catholic Values Developed ex-U.S. ETF 26.6 35 -15 7.0 +1.5
IEUR iShares Core MSCI Europe ETF 26.6 9 11 7.4 +1.9
IDY Pacific Global International Equity Income ETF 26.4 39 -19 8.1 +2.6
VEA Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF 26.3 5 15 7.5 +2.0
ACWV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Global ETF 26.3 20 0 5.8 +0.3
FEU SPDR Portfolio Europe ETF 26.1 9 11 7.4 +2.0
VGK Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF 25.5 8 12 7.6 +2.1
ACWX iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF 24.4 32 -12 7.4 +1.9
ISZE iShares Edge MSCI Intl Size Factor ETF 24.3 30 -10 7.3 +1.8
JPIN JPMorgan Diversified Return International Equity ETF 24.3 37 -17 7.9 +2.5
CWI SPDR MSCI ACWI ex-US ETF 24.2 30 -10 7.3 +1.8
IDLB Invesco FTSE International Low Beta Equal Weight ETF 24.1 45 -25 7.1 +1.6
OEUR O'shares FTSE Europe Quality Dividend ETF 23.9 48 -28 6.8 +1.3
PXF Invesco FTSE RAFI Developed Markets ex-U.S. ETF 23.9 45 -25 9.1 +3.6
SCID Global X Scientific Beta Europe ETF 23.6 39 -19 6.5 +1.0
IMTM iShares Edge MSCI Intl Momentum Factor ETF 23.6 30 -10 4.4 -1.1
DBAW Xtrackers MSCI All World ex US Hedged Equity ETF 23.6 40 -20 7.1 +1.7
VSGX Vanguard ESG International Stock ETF 23.5 17 3 7.2 +1.7
FNDF Schwab Fundamental International Large Co. Index ETF 23.2 25 -5 8.9 +3.5
QINT American Century Quality Diversified International ETF 23.1 39 -19 6.1 +0.7
EFV iShares MSCI EAFE Value ETF 22.8 39 -19 9.9 +4.4
VEU Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Index Fund 22.7 8 12 7.7 +2.2
IDHQ Invesco S&P International Developed Quality ETF 22.7 29 -9 5.0 -0.4
ACSG Xtrackers MSCI ACWI ex USA ESG Leaders Equity ETF 22.6 16 4 7.0 +1.5
IQDE FlexShares International Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fd 22.2 47 -27 9.3 +3.8
DEEF Xtrackers FTSE Developed ex US Comprehensive Factor ETF 21.4 24 -4 7.1 +1.6
IPAC iShares Core MSCI Pacific ETF 21.3 9 11 7.2 +1.7
LVHI Legg Mason International Low Volatility High Dividend ETF 21.2 40 -20 9.4 +4.0
IXUS ishares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF 21.2 9 11 7.5 +2.0
DTH WisdomTree DEFA Equity Income Fund 20.6 58 -38 10.1 +4.6
QWLD SPDR MSCI World StrategicFactors ETF 20.6 30 -10 6.5 +1.0
VXUS Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund 20.1 8 12 7.7 +2.2
IQIN IQ 500 International ETF 20.1 25 -5 8.8 +3.3
DOO WisdomTree International Dividend ex-Financials Fund 20.0 58 -38 9.0 +3.5
IDMO Invesco S&P International Developed Momentum ETF 19.9 26 -6 4.5 -0.9
ISDX Invesco Strategic Developed ex-US ETF 19.7 23 -3 7.5 +2.0
SCIJ Global X Scientific Beta Japan ETF 19.6 40 -20 6.8 +1.3
GSJY Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Japan Equity ETF 19.4 25 -5 7.1 +1.6
TLTD FlexShares Morningstar Developed Markets ex-US Factor Tilt 19.4 39 -19 8.4 +3.0
HDEF Xtrackers MSCI EAFE High Dividend Yield Hedged Equity ETF 19.1 20 0 9.9 +4.4
NUDM Nuveen ESG International Developed Markets Equity ETF 19.0 40 -20 6.8 +1.3
EWJ iShares MSCI Japan ETF 18.9 49 -29 6.9 +1.5
IDHD Invesco S&P Intl Developed High Dividend Low Volatility ETF 18.8 30 -10 8.7 +3.2
JPXN iShares JPX-Nikkei 400 ETF 18.7 48 -28 7.0 +1.5
RFDI First Trust Riverfront Dynamic Developed International ETF 18.7 83 -63 5.7 +0.3
EWJE iShares MSCI Japan Equal Weighted ETF 18.7 15 5 7.1 +1.6
DBJP Xtrackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity ETF 18.5 45 -25 7.0 +1.5
BBJP JPMorgan BetaBuilders Japan ETF 18.4 19 1 7.2 +1.8
VYMI Vanguard International High Dividend Yield ETF 18.3 27 -7 10.5 +5.0
VIGI Vanguard International Dividend Appreciation ETF 18.3 20 0 5.6 +0.1
VPL Vanguard FTSE Pacific ETF 18.3 8 12 7.5 +2.0

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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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

Forward
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iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF
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S&P500 MSCI EAFE MSCI Emg. Mkts. Other ETF:

AVOID

Not worthwhile for most investors. A rating of AVOID is assigned to ETFs with ALTAR Scores in the lowest quintile (the bottom 20%) of their category. Often, funds in this category consist of stocks with little if any history or expectation of profitability, and as a result our fundamentally-driven analysis may not be relevant.

ALTAR Score™


Calculation of ALTAR Score™
Avg. Return on Equity 9.9 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 1.7 x
Less: Expense ratio 20 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 5.5 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.74 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.57
 
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.