iShares MSCI EAFE Growth ETF
ALTAR
Score™
4.5% info Recommen-
dation
AVOID
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
29.4x P/Sales
ratio
2.5x
P/BV
ratio
3.1x Div.
yield
1.8%


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The iShares MSCI EAFE Growth Index Fund seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the MSCI EAFE Growth Index.

FUND BASICS
Category International Equities
Fund Sponsor Barclays Global Investors
Website www.ishares.com
Inception date Aug 01, 2005
Assets (mns) $7,681
Currency USD
Expense ratio 40 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 447
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $75,234
Large cap (>$10bn) 85.6%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 13.6%
Small cap (<$2bn) 0.1%
Developed mkts 100.0%
Emerging mkts 0.0%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
NESTLE SA-REG 5.0 %
ROCHE HOLDING AG-GENUSSCHEIN 3.7 %
ASML HOLDING NV 2.5 %
SAP AG 2.4 %
ASTRAZENECA PLC 2.1 %
LVMH MOET HENNESSY LOUIS VUI 1.9 %
AIA GROUP LTD 1.7 %
NOVO NORDISK A/S-B 1.7 %
SONY CORP 1.4 %
CSL LIMITED 1.3 %
Total 23.6 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
JAPAN 25.3 %
SWITZERLAND 13.6 %
FRANCE 9.7 %
BRITAIN 9.2 %
NETHERLANDS 8.1 %
GERMANY 6.4 %
AUSTRALIA 5.8 %
DENMARK 4.4 %
SWEDEN 3.8 %
HONG KONG 3.6 %

HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru June 30)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
-3.3% 4.1% 5.3% 7.7% 5.2%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 0.77 86%
MSCI EAFE 0.86 93%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.62 76%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $85.73
30d moving avg. $83.64
Annualized volatility 14.1%
Short interest (ETF) 0.0%
Relative strength (RSI) 60

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 642
Turnover 0.7%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.12%
ADV underlying (mns) $51,481

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

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

Benchmark ticker: EFG Expense: 40 bp ALTAR Score™: 4.5%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH EFG
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs EFG
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs EFG
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs EFG
(%)
EFAX SPDR MSCI EAFE Fossil Fuel Free ETF 55.1 20 20 7.1 +2.5
EFA iShares MSCI EAFE ETF 52.5 32 8 7.0 +2.5
IMTM iShares Edge MSCI Intl Momentum Factor ETF 52.4 30 10 4.3 -0.3
DBEF Xtrackers MSCI EAFE Hedged Equity ETF 51.5 35 5 6.9 +2.4
IQSI IQ Candriam ESG International Equity ETF 51.2 15 25 7.3 +2.7
EASG Xtrackers MSCI EAFE ESG Leaders Equity ETF 51.0 14 26 6.9 +2.4
ESGD iShares MSCI EAFE ESG Optimized ETF 50.5 20 20 6.9 +2.4
IQLT iShares Edge MSCI Intl Quality Factor ETF 49.3 30 10 6.0 +1.5
DBEU Xtrackers MSCI Europe Hedged Equity ETF 48.7 45 -5 6.6 +2.1
HFXI IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE International ETF 48.3 20 20 7.5 +3.0
GSID Goldman Sachs MarketBeta International Equity ETF 48.2 20 20 7.4 +2.8
QEFA SPDR MSCI EAFE Quality Mix ETF 47.7 30 10 6.8 +2.3
HFXE IQ 50 PERCENT HEDGED FTSE EUROPE ETF 47.6 30 10 6.8 +2.3
FLEH Franklin FTSE Europe Hedged ETF 47.6 9 31 7.1 +2.5
IEV iShares Europe ETF 47.3 59 -19 6.7 +2.2
FLEE Franklin FTSE Europe ETF 47.2 9 31 6.9 +2.4
PBDM Invesco PureBeta FTSE Developed ex-North America ETF 46.4 7 33 7.6 +3.0
BKIE BNY Mellon International Equity ETF 45.8 4 36 7.5 +2.9
BBEU JPMorgan BetaBuilders Europe ETF 45.5 9 31 7.3 +2.8
IEFA iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF 45.4 7 33 7.3 +2.8
CEFA Global X S&P Catholic Values Developed ex-U.S. ETF 44.8 35 5 6.9 +2.3
IEUR iShares Core MSCI Europe ETF 44.2 9 31 7.2 +2.7
GSIE Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta International Equity ETF 43.5 25 15 6.6 +2.1
SCHF Schwab International Equity ETF 43.4 6 34 7.4 +2.9
FEU SPDR Portfolio Europe ETF 42.6 9 31 7.3 +2.8
GSEU Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Europe Equity ETF 42.1 25 15 6.5 +1.9
VGK Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF 42.1 8 32 7.4 +2.9
IDHQ Invesco S&P International Developed Quality ETF 41.9 29 11 5.1 +0.5
JHMD John Hancock Multifactor Developed International ETF 41.6 39 1 7.5 +2.9
IDEV iShares Core MSCI International Developed Markets ETF 40.2 5 35 7.2 +2.7
SPDW SPDR Portfolio Developed World ex-US ETF 40.1 4 36 7.2 +2.7
DHDG WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged Intl Quality Div Growth 39.6 30 10 0.0 -4.5
IDMO Invesco S&P International Developed Momentum ETF 38.1 26 14 4.5 -0.1
VEA Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF 38.0 5 35 7.5 +2.9
VIGI Vanguard International Dividend Appreciation ETF 36.9 25 15 5.5 +1.0
MFDX PIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor International Equity ETF 36.7 39 1 6.6 +2.1
IPAC iShares Core MSCI Pacific ETF 35.5 9 31 7.4 +2.8
VPL Vanguard FTSE Pacific ETF 35.4 8 32 7.7 +3.2
CIL VictoryShares International Volatility Weighted Index ETF 34.6 45 -5 6.7 +2.2
ACWX iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF 34.0 32 8 7.2 +2.7
RFDI First Trust Riverfront Dynamic Developed International ETF 33.9 83 -43 5.6 +1.1
DBAW Xtrackers MSCI All World ex US Hedged Equity ETF 33.7 40 0 7.1 +2.5
ISZE iShares Edge MSCI Intl Size Factor ETF 33.7 30 10 7.4 +2.9
ACSG Xtrackers MSCI ACWI ex USA ESG Leaders Equity ETF 33.3 16 24 6.9 +2.3
CWI SPDR MSCI ACWI ex-US ETF 32.4 30 10 7.2 +2.6
RBIN Nationwide Risk-Based International Equity ETF 32.0 42 -2 6.4 +1.9
VEU Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Index Fund 31.7 8 32 7.6 +3.0
VSGX Vanguard ESG International Stock ETF 31.6 17 23 7.2 +2.6
IQDG WisdomTree International Quality Dividend Growth Fund 31.3 38 2 6.3 +1.8
IHDG WisdomTree International Hedged Quality Dividend Growth Fund 31.2 58 -18 6.2 +1.7
DOL WisdomTree International LargeCap Dividend Fund 31.1 48 -8 8.6 +4.0
NUDM Nuveen ESG International Developed Markets Equity ETF 31.0 40 0 6.9 +2.4
PDEV Principal International Multi-Factor Core Index ETF 30.9 25 15 7.9 +3.4
EUDG WisdomTree Europe Quality Dividend Growth Fund 30.6 58 -18 6.0 +1.5
TPIF Timothy Plan International ETF 30.6 62 -22 6.3 +1.8
DWM WisdomTree International Equity Fund 30.0 48 -8 8.3 +3.7
DDWM WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged International Equity Fund 29.9 35 5 8.5 +4.0
IXUS ishares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF 29.6 9 31 7.4 +2.9
EZU iShares MSCI Eurozone ETF 29.4 49 -9 6.6 +2.0
DBEZ Xtrackers MSCI Eurozone Hedged Equity ETF 29.1 45 -5 6.7 +2.2
EFAV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF 28.8 20 20 5.5 +1.0
VXUS Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund 28.6 8 32 7.6 +3.0
FDEV Fidelity Targeted International Factor ETF 28.6 39 1 6.5 +2.0
RFEU First Trust Riverfront Dynamic Europe ETF 28.2 83 -43 5.4 +0.8
QINT American Century Quality Diversified International ETF 28.1 39 1 5.7 +1.2
EUMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Europe ETF 28.1 25 15 5.0 +0.5
DEEF Xtrackers FTSE Developed ex US Comprehensive Factor ETF 27.7 24 16 7.3 +2.7
EURZ Xtrackers Eurozone Equity ETF 27.4 9 31 7.0 +2.5
JPEU JPMorgan Diversified Return Europe Equity ETF 27.1 37 3 7.0 +2.5
PQIN PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha International Equity ETF 26.9 29 11 7.7 +3.2
RNDM Developed International Equity Select ETF 26.0 65 -25 6.4 +1.9
EWJ iShares MSCI Japan ETF 25.4 49 -9 7.2 +2.7
HFXJ IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE Japan ETF 25.3 30 10 7.5 +3.0
GSJY Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Japan Equity ETF 25.2 25 15 7.3 +2.7
DBJP Xtrackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity ETF 25.2 45 -5 7.3 +2.8
FLJH Franklin FTSE Japan Hedged ETF 25.1 9 31 7.8 +3.2
FLJP Franklin FTSE Japan ETF 25.1 9 31 7.7 +3.2
BBJP JPMorgan BetaBuilders Japan ETF 25.0 19 21 7.6 +3.0
JPXN iShares JPX-Nikkei 400 ETF 24.5 48 -8 7.4 +2.9
QJPN SPDR MSCI Japan StrategicFactors ETF 24.5 14 26 7.7 +3.2
JPN Xtrackers Japan JPX-Nikkei 400 Equity ETF 24.2 9 31 7.8 +3.2
TLTD FlexShares Morningstar Developed Markets ex-US Factor Tilt 24.2 39 1 8.5 +3.9
OEUR O'shares FTSE Europe Quality Dividend ETF 24.2 48 -8 6.6 +2.0
SCID Global X Scientific Beta Europe ETF 23.9 39 1 6.4 +1.9
PXF Invesco FTSE RAFI Developed Markets ex-U.S. ETF 23.8 45 -5 8.9 +4.4
PIZ Invesco DWA Developed Markets Momentum ETF 23.5 81 -41 4.1 -0.4
IGRO iShares International Dividend Growth ETF 22.8 22 18 8.0 +3.5
QLVD FlexShares Developed Markets ex-US Quality Low Volatility Id 22.5 32 8 6.3 +1.8
FNDF Schwab Fundamental International Large Co. Index ETF 22.3 25 15 8.9 +4.3
AVDE Avantis International Equity ETF 22.1 23 17 7.9 +3.4
IDLB Invesco FTSE International Low Beta Equal Weight ETF 22.1 45 -5 7.3 +2.7
CIZ VictoryShares Developed Enhanced Volatility Weighted Index E 22.0 45 -5 6.8 +2.3
TTAI TrimTabs All Cap International Free-Cash-Flow ETF 21.9 61 -21 4.9 +0.4
DWCR Arrow DWA Country Rotation ETF 21.5 95 -55 16.8 +12.3
ISDX Invesco Strategic Developed ex-US ETF 21.1 23 17 7.6 +3.1
JPGE JPMorgan Diversified Return Global Equity ETF 20.2 29 11 7.5 +2.9
IDLV Invesco S&P International Developed Low Volatility ETF 20.0 25 15 6.7 +2.2
HDMV First Trust Horizon Managed Volatility Developed Intl ETF 19.6 80 -40 5.9 +1.4
JPIN JPMorgan Diversified Return International Equity ETF 19.6 37 3 8.0 +3.5

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

  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020E 2021E
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OTHER FUNDAMENTAL METRICS

Long term EPS growth est. **%   Debt-to-equity **x
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
  2019 2020E 2021E
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Historical valuation trends

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multiple:
iShares MSCI EAFE Growth ETF
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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 14.5 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 2.9 x
Less: Expense ratio 40 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 4.5 %
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™
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