iShares MSCI EAFE ESG Optimized
ALTAR
Score™
6.7% info Recommen-
dation
NEUTRAL
2019E    2020E
P/E
ratio
16.2x P/Sales
ratio
1.2x
P/BV
ratio
1.6x Div.
yield
3.2%


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The iShares MSCI EAFE ESG Optimized ETF& tracks an index of developed market international companies that have been selected and weighted for positive environmental, social, and governance characteristics.

FUND BASICS
Category International Equities
Fund Sponsor BlackRock
Website www.ishares.com
Inception date Jun 28, 2016
Assets (mns) $1,503
Currency USD
Expense ratio 20 bp
Distributions Semi-Annually

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 457
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $60,873
Large cap (>$10bn) 86.7%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 12.8%
Small cap (<$2bn) 0.3%
Developed mkts 99.8%
Emerging mkts 0.2%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
NESTLE SA-REG 2.3 %
ROCHE HOLDING AG-GENUSSCHEIN 1.6 %
BP PLC 1.2 %
TOYOTA MOTOR CORP 1.0 %
ASML HOLDING NV 1.0 %
TOTAL SA 1.0 %
ASTRAZENECA PLC 1.0 %
HSBC HOLDINGS PLC 0.9 %
ALLIANZ SE-REG 0.9 %
SIEMENS AG-REG 0.9 %
Total 11.8 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
JAPAN 23.6 %
BRITAIN 15.5 %
FRANCE 10.7 %
SWITZERLAND 9.7 %
GERMANY 7.3 %
AUSTRALIA 6.9 %
NETHERLANDS 4.3 %
HONG KONG 3.1 %
SPAIN 2.8 %
SWEDEN 2.7 %

HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru December 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
23.0% 23.0% -- -- 10.3%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 0.77 70%
MSCI EAFE 1.00 98%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.68 79%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $69.25
30d moving avg. $68.66
Annualized volatility 11.1%
Short interest (ETF) 0.3%
Relative strength (RSI) 59

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 128
Turnover 0.6%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.09%
ADV underlying (mns) $28,740

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 19 potential alternatives to the iShares MSCI EAFE ESG Optimized ETF based on the alternatives' overlap in portfolio holdings with ESGD. Consider funds with lower expense ratios and/or higher ALTAR Score™ ratings as possible alternatives.

Benchmark ticker: ESGD Expense: 20 bp ALTAR Score™: 6.7%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH ESGD
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs ESGD
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs ESGD
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs ESGD
(%)
EFA iShares MSCI EAFE 70.6 31 -11 6.7 +0.0
EFAX SPDR MSCI EAFE Fossil Fuel Free 69.6 20 0 6.8 +0.1
DBEF Xtrackers MSCI EAFE Hedged 68.6 35 -15 6.6 -0.1
HFXI IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE Int'l 67.3 20 0 7.0 +0.4
PBDM Invesco PureBeta FTSE Developed ex-North America 64.2 7 13 7.3 +0.6
IEFA iShares Core MSCI EAFE 62.0 7 13 6.8 +0.2
JHMD John Hancock Multifactor Developed International 61.2 45 -25 7.0 +0.3
EASG Xtrackers MSCI EAFE ESG Leaders Equity 60.1 14 6 6.5 -0.2
SCHF Schwab International Equity 59.6 6 14 7.1 +0.4
QEFA SPDR MSCI EAFE Quality Mix 58.6 30 -10 6.4 -0.3
IDEV iShares Core MSCI Int'l Developed Markets 56.8 5 15 6.9 +0.2
SPDW SPDR Portfolio World ex-US 56.7 4 16 6.9 +0.2
DWM WisdomTree DEFA Fund 56.2 48 -28 7.4 +0.8
BBEU JPMorgan BetaBuilders Europe 56.2 9 11 6.6 -0.1
DBEU Xtrackers Europe Hedged 56.2 45 -25 6.2 -0.5
DDWM WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged Int'l Equity 55.8 35 -15 7.6 +0.9
DOL WisdomTree Int'l Large Cap Dividend 55.8 48 -28 7.5 +0.9
IEV iShares S&P Europe 350 55.7 59 -39 6.2 -0.5
HFXE IQ 50 PERCENT HEDGED FTSE EUROPE 55.5 30 -10 6.4 -0.3

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

Revision activity*
*Six months ago = 100

Net margins

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VALUATION METRICS
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Historical valuation trends

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iShares MSCI EAFE ESG Optimized
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 10.6 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 1.6 x
Less: Expense ratio 20 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 6.7 %
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MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.64 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.63
 
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.