FlexShares STOXX US ESG Impact Index Fund
ALTAR
Score™
5.0% info Recommen-
dation
NEUTRAL
2019E    2020E
P/E
ratio
20.2x P/Sales
ratio
2.6x
P/BV
ratio
3.5x Div.
yield
1.9%


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The FlexShares STOXX US ESG Impact Index Fund follows a principles-based index composed of US-listed companies that exhibit environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) characteristics.

FUND BASICS
Category US Equities
Fund Sponsor Northern Trust
Website www.flexshares.com
Inception date Jul 13, 2016
Assets (mns) $67
Currency USD
Expense ratio 32 bp
Distributions Quarterly

FUND STRUCTURE
Regulation Open-Ended Fund
Custodian
Weighting Principles-based
Index replication
Uses derivatives No
Options available No

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 264
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $363,008
Large cap (>$10bn) 99.3%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 0.7%
Small cap (<$2bn) 0.0%
Developed mkts 100.0%
Emerging mkts 0.0%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
APPLE INC 5.7 %
MICROSOFT CORP 5.2 %
AMAZON.COM INC 5.0 %
ALPHABET INC. CLASS C 3.4 %
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO 3.2 %
FACEBOOK 2.6 %
PROCTER & GAMBLE CO/THE 2.4 %
INTEL CORP 2.3 %
BANK OF AMERICA CORP 2.1 %
EXXON MOBIL CORP 2.0 %
Total 33.9 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
UNITED STATES 95.1 %
IRELAND 3.0 %
BRITAIN 0.5 %
SWITZERLAND 0.2 %
LUXEMBOURG 0.1 %






HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru December 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
31.8% 31.8% -- -- 15.0%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 0.99 98%
MSCI EAFE 0.89 66%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.60 52%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $78.44
30d moving avg. $77.20
Annualized volatility 12.0%
Short interest (ETF) 0.0%
Relative strength (RSI) 76

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 2
Turnover 0.2%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.05%
ADV underlying (mns) $97,379

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 20 potential alternatives to the FlexShares STOXX US ESG Impact Index Fund ETF based on the alternatives' overlap in portfolio holdings with ESG. Consider funds with lower expense ratios and/or higher ALTAR Score™ ratings as possible alternatives.

Benchmark ticker: ESG Expense: 32 bp ALTAR Score™: 5.0%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH ESG
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs ESG
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs ESG
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs ESG
(%)
SNPE Xtrackers S&P 500 ESG 67.0 11 21 5.4 +0.4
IWL iShares Russell Top 200 66.2 15 17 5.3 +0.3
OEF iShares S&P 100 66.0 20 12 5.2 +0.1
MGC Vanguard Mega Cap 300 ETF 65.8 7 25 5.5 +0.5
SPXV ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Health Care 64.8 27 5 5.4 +0.3
JUST Goldman Sachs JUST U.S. Large Cap Equity 64.6 20 12 5.2 +0.2
PBP Invesco S&P 500 Buy/Write 64.4 49 -17 5.2 +0.2
SPY S&P 500 SPDR 63.9 9 23 5.5 +0.5
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 63.8 4 28 5.6 +0.6
SFY SoFi Select 500 63.8 0 32 5.3 +0.2
HSPX Global X S&P 500 Covered Call 63.8 65 -33 5.1 +0.0
SPXN ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Financials 63.5 27 5 5.5 +0.5
VOO Vanguard S&P 500 ETF 63.4 3 29 5.7 +0.6
SPYX SPDR S&P 500 Fossil Fuel Reserves Free 63.4 20 12 5.6 +0.6
SPXE ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Energy 63.2 27 5 5.5 +0.5
IQSU IQ Candriam ESG US Equity ETF 62.7 9 23 5.5 +0.5
PBUS Invesco PureBeta MSCI USA 62.4 4 28 5.6 +0.6
VV Vanguard Large-Cap ETF 62.1 4 28 5.5 +0.5
BBUS JP Morgan Betabuilders U.S. Equity 62.0 2 30 5.5 +0.5
NACP Impact Shares NAACP Minority Empowerment 61.9 75 -43 5.2 +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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Return on equity

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*Six months ago = 100

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VALUATION METRICS
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Historical valuation trends

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FlexShares STOXX US ESG Impact Index Fund
Relative
to:
S&P500 MSCI EAFE MSCI Emg. Mkts. Other ETF:

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 16.8 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 3.1 x
Less: Expense ratio 32 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 5.0 %
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MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.48 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.55
 
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.
Dividends paid by constituents to the fund. May differ from actual distributions to shareholders due to constituent changes, timing issues or other factors.
Monthly returns based on changes in price plus dividends. May differ from daily returns reported by funds. See below for standardized returns.