iShares MSCI Japan Value ETF
ALTAR
Score™
10.0% info Recommen-
dation
SPECULATIVE
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
16.7x P/Sales
ratio
0.6x
P/BV
ratio
0.8x Div.
yield
3.2%


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The iShares MSCI Japan Value ETF seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of large- and mid-capitalization Japanese equities with value characteristics and relatively lower valuations.

FUND BASICS
Category International Equities
Fund Sponsor BlackRock
Website www.ishares.com
Inception date Mar 05, 2019
Assets (mns) $7
Currency USD
Expense ratio 15 bp
Distributions Semi-annual

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

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 195
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $41,182
Large cap (>$10bn) 69.7%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 30.3%
Small cap (<$2bn) 0.0%
Developed mkts 100.0%
Emerging mkts 0.0%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
TOYOTA MOTOR CORP 8.1 %
SOFTBANK GROUP CORP. 3.0 %
MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GRO 3.0 %
KDDI CORPORATION 2.5 %
HONDA MOTOR CO LTD 2.3 %
SUMITOMO MITSUI FINANCIAL GR 2.3 %
MIZUHO FINANCIAL GROUP INC 1.8 %
MITSUI & CO LTD 1.7 %
NTT DOCOMO, INC. 1.7 %
NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE COR 1.6 %
Total 28.0 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
JAPAN 99.6 %










HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru August 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
-9.0% 1.8% -- -- -0.7%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 0.73 68%
MSCI EAFE 0.82 77%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.47 41%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $23.49
30d moving avg. $23.04
Annualized volatility 18.6%
Short interest (ETF) 0.1%
Relative strength (RSI) 68

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 2
Turnover 0.7%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.15%
ADV underlying (mns) $5,421

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

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

Benchmark ticker: EWJV Expense: 15 bp ALTAR Score™: 10.0%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH EWJV
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs EWJV
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs EWJV
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs EWJV
(%)
EWJ iShares MSCI Japan ETF 53.2 49 -34 6.9 -3.1
QJPN SPDR MSCI Japan StrategicFactors ETF 53.2 14 1 7.4 -2.6
DBJP Xtrackers MSCI Japan Hedged Equity ETF 52.8 45 -30 7.0 -3.0
BBJP JPMorgan BetaBuilders Japan ETF 52.4 19 -4 7.2 -2.8
DXJ WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund 50.2 48 -33 7.9 -2.1
HFXJ IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE Japan ETF 49.3 30 -15 0.0 -10.0
FLJP Franklin FTSE Japan ETF 49.3 9 6 7.4 -2.6
FLJH Franklin FTSE Japan Hedged ETF 49.2 9 6 7.4 -2.6
GSJY Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Japan Equity ETF 48.0 25 -10 7.1 -2.9
JPXN iShares JPX-Nikkei 400 ETF 47.8 48 -33 7.0 -3.0
EWJE iShares MSCI Japan Equal Weighted ETF 47.2 15 0 7.1 -2.9
JPN Xtrackers Japan JPX-Nikkei 400 Equity ETF 45.9 9 6 7.5 -2.5
SCIJ Global X Scientific Beta Japan ETF 41.4 40 -25 6.8 -3.2
IVLU iShares Edge MSCI Intl Value Factor ETF 38.0 30 -15 11.3 +1.3
JPMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Japan ETF 36.5 30 -15 6.2 -3.8
IPAC iShares Core MSCI Pacific ETF 31.9 9 6 7.1 -2.9
VPL Vanguard FTSE Pacific ETF 26.3 8 7 7.4 -2.6
EFV iShares MSCI EAFE Value ETF 24.6 39 -24 9.5 -0.5
FJP First Trust Japan AlphaDEX Fund 23.0 80 -65 8.5 -1.5
PQIN PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha International Equity ETF 22.4 29 -14 7.4 -2.5
IQIN IQ 500 International ETF 21.5 25 -10 8.5 -1.5
IDY Pacific Global International Equity Income ETF 21.3 39 -24 7.9 -2.1
ESGN Columbia Sustainable International Equity Income ETF 20.8 45 -30 10.7 +0.7
DIM WisdomTree International MidCap Dividend Fund 20.1 58 -43 7.4 -2.5
ISZE iShares Edge MSCI Intl Size Factor ETF 19.6 30 -15 7.1 -2.9
UIVM VictoryShares USAA MSCI International Value Momentum ETF 19.4 35 -20 8.5 -1.5
IDLV Invesco S&P International Developed Low Volatility ETF 19.0 25 -10 6.6 -3.4
FNDF Schwab Fundamental International Large Co. Index ETF 18.9 25 -10 8.6 -1.4
FIVA Fidelity International Value Factor ETF 17.6 39 -24 9.6 -0.4
HDEF Xtrackers MSCI EAFE High Dividend Yield Hedged Equity ETF 17.4 20 -5 9.6 -0.4
JHMD John Hancock Multifactor Developed International ETF 17.0 39 -24 7.2 -2.7
CEFA Global X S&P Catholic Values Developed ex-U.S. ETF 16.6 35 -20 6.8 -3.2
DDWM WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged International Equity Fund 15.5 35 -20 8.5 -1.5
RFAP First Trust Riverfront Dynamic Asia Pacific ETF 15.4 83 -68 5.4 -4.6
PXF Invesco FTSE RAFI Developed Markets ex-U.S. ETF 15.4 45 -30 8.7 -1.3
FIDI Fidelity International High Dividend ETF 15.0 39 -24 11.1 +1.2
ISDX Invesco Strategic Developed ex-US ETF 14.9 23 -8 7.2 -2.8
QEFA SPDR MSCI EAFE Quality Mix ETF 14.8 30 -15 6.7 -3.3
DWM WisdomTree International Equity Fund 14.5 48 -33 8.2 -1.8
ESGD iShares MSCI EAFE ESG Optimized ETF 14.5 20 -5 6.8 -3.2
GSID Goldman Sachs MarketBeta International Equity ETF 14.1 20 -5 7.1 -2.9
RBIN Nationwide Risk-Based International Equity ETF 14.0 42 -27 6.0 -4.0
DOL WisdomTree International LargeCap Dividend Fund 13.9 48 -33 8.6 -1.4
HFXI IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE International ETF 13.8 20 -5 7.3 -2.7
EFA iShares MSCI EAFE ETF 13.7 32 -17 6.9 -3.1
JPIN JPMorgan Diversified Return International Equity ETF 13.6 37 -22 7.7 -2.2
DHDG WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged Intl Quality Div Growth 13.6 30 -15 0.0 -10.0
INTF iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Intl ETF 13.5 30 -15 7.7 -2.3
PDEV Principal International Multi-Factor Core Index ETF 13.5 25 -10 7.7 -2.3
EFAX SPDR MSCI EAFE Fossil Fuel Free ETF 13.4 20 -5 6.9 -3.1
DBEF Xtrackers MSCI EAFE Hedged Equity ETF 13.4 35 -20 6.7 -3.3
IDHD Invesco S&P Intl Developed High Dividend Low Volatility ETF 13.3 30 -15 8.4 -1.5
DOO WisdomTree International Dividend ex-Financials Fund 13.1 58 -43 8.7 -1.2
HDMV First Trust Horizon Managed Volatility Developed Intl ETF 13.1 80 -65 6.4 -3.6
IQSI IQ Candriam ESG International Equity ETF 13.0 15 0 7.2 -2.8
VGFO Virtus WMC Global Factor Opportunities ETF 12.7 49 -34 7.9 -2.1
BKIE BNY Mellon International Equity ETF 12.7 4 11 7.3 -2.7
DTH WisdomTree DEFA Equity Income Fund 12.7 58 -43 9.7 -0.2
QLVD FlexShares Developed Markets ex-US Quality Low Volatility Id 12.6 32 -17 5.9 -4.1
RNDM Developed International Equity Select ETF 12.6 65 -50 6.2 -3.8
PBDM Invesco PureBeta FTSE Developed ex-North America ETF 12.6 7 8 7.4 -2.6
GCOW Pacer Global High Dividend ETF 12.3 60 -45 10.3 +0.4
EFAV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF 12.2 20 -5 5.4 -4.6
RODM Hartford Multifactor Developed Markets (ex-US) ETF 12.0 29 -14 7.6 -2.4
DWMF WisdomTree International Multifactor Fund 12.0 38 -23 6.2 -3.8
CIZ VictoryShares Developed Enhanced Volatility Weighted Index E 11.9 45 -30 6.5 -3.5
SPDW SPDR Portfolio Developed World ex-US ETF 11.9 4 11 7.0 -3.0
CIL VictoryShares International Volatility Weighted Index ETF 11.9 45 -30 6.6 -3.4
DEEF Xtrackers FTSE Developed ex US Comprehensive Factor ETF 11.9 24 -9 7.0 -3.0
IEFA iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF 11.7 7 8 7.1 -2.8
VYMI Vanguard International High Dividend Yield ETF 11.6 27 -12 10.1 +0.1
MFDX PIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor International Equity ETF 11.6 39 -24 6.4 -3.6
EASG Xtrackers MSCI EAFE ESG Leaders Equity ETF 11.6 14 1 6.8 -3.2
SCHF Schwab International Equity ETF 11.5 6 9 7.2 -2.8
CARZ First Trust NASDAQ Global Auto Index Fund 11.3 70 -55 11.8 +1.8
CID VictoryShares Intl High Dividend Volatility Wtd Index ETF 11.0 45 -30 9.8 -0.2
FDT First Trust Developed Markets ex-US Alphadex Fund 10.9 80 -65 7.2 -2.8
IDLB Invesco FTSE International Low Beta Equal Weight ETF 10.9 45 -30 7.0 -3.0
HDAW Xtrackers MSCI All World ex US High Dividend Yield Hedged 10.8 20 -5 11.2 +1.2
ICOW Pacer Developed Markets International Cash Cows 100 ETF 10.6 65 -50 10.7 +0.7
NUDM Nuveen ESG International Developed Markets Equity ETF 10.3 40 -25 6.6 -3.4
IDEV iShares Core MSCI International Developed Markets ETF 10.2 5 10 7.1 -2.9
VEA Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF 10.2 5 10 7.3 -2.7
EKAR Innovation Shares NextGen Vehicles & Technology ETF 10.1 95 -80 6.9 -3.1
EXI iShares Global Industrials ETF 10.0 46 -31 5.4 -4.5
GSIE Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta International Equity ETF 9.9 25 -10 6.6 -3.4
DVYA iShares Asia/Pacific Dividend ETF 9.8 49 -34 13.3 +3.3
FDEV Fidelity Targeted International Factor ETF 9.7 39 -24 6.3 -3.7
CWI SPDR MSCI ACWI ex-US ETF 9.7 30 -15 7.1 -2.9
RXI iShares Global Consumer Discretionary ETF 9.6 46 -31 4.9 -5.1
IDRV iShares Self-driving EV & Tech ETF 9.5 47 -32 6.8 -3.2
TLTD FlexShares Morningstar Developed Markets ex-US Factor Tilt 9.4 39 -24 8.1 -1.8
VSGX Vanguard ESG International Stock ETF 9.4 17 -2 7.0 -3.0
LVIN Hartford Multifactor Low Volatility International Equity ETF 9.4 29 -14 11.4 +1.4
TPIF Timothy Plan International ETF 9.3 62 -47 6.1 -3.9
WLDR Affinity World Leaders Equity ETF 9.0 47 -32 9.5 -0.5
ACWX iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF 8.8 32 -17 7.2 -2.8
DMDV AAM S&P Developed Markets High Dividend Value ETF 8.7 39 -24 10.9 +1.0

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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Return on equity

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*Six months ago = 100

Net margins

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VALUATION METRICS
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Historical valuation trends

Forward
multiple:
iShares MSCI Japan Value ETF
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SPECULATIVE

Deeply undervalued but risky. A rating of SPECULATIVE is assigned to ETFs with ALTAR Scores in the top quintile (the top 20%) of their category, indicating exceptional appreciation potential. However, often these are narrowly-focused funds or in industries with structural issues, which may also make them very risky. Nonetheless they may still be useful as part of a well-diversified portfolio.

ALTAR Score™


Calculation of ALTAR Score™
Avg. Return on Equity 7.9 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 0.8 x
Less: Expense ratio 15 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 10.0 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.61 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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