iShares MSCI United Kingdom Small Cap ETF
ALTAR
Score™
8.5% info Recommen-
dation
OVERWEIGHT
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
25.8x P/Sales
ratio
0.9x
P/BV
ratio
1.4x Div.
yield
2.0%


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iShares MSCI United Kingdom Small Cap Index Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the MSCI United Kingdom Small Cap Index.

FUND BASICS
Category International Equities
Fund Sponsor BlackRock Fund Advisors
Website www.ishares.com
Inception date Jan 25, 2012
Assets (mns) $58
Currency USD
Expense ratio 59 bp
Distributions Semi-Annually

FUND STRUCTURE
Regulation Open-Ended Fund
Custodian State Street Bank & Trust
Weighting Market Cap
Index replication Optimized
Uses derivatives No
Options available No

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 247
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $2,412
Large cap (>$10bn) 0.0%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 68.4%
Small cap (<$2bn) 27.2%
Developed mkts 94.2%
Emerging mkts 0.7%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
RIGHTMOVE PLC 1.7 %
PENNON GROUP PLC 1.6 %
B&M EUROPEAN VALUE RETAIL SA. 1.5 %
HOMESERVE PLC 1.4 %
INTERMEDIATE CAPITAL GROUP PLC 1.4 %
AVAST PLC 1.4 %
DS SMITH PLC 1.3 %
PHOENIX GROUP HOLDINGS 1.3 %
WEIR GROUP PLC/THE 1.1 %
BELLWAY PLC 1.1 %
Total 13.8 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
BRITAIN 74.2 %
UNITED KINGDOM 4.4 %
IRELAND 2.1 %
BERMUDA 1.6 %
LUXEMBOURG 1.5 %
SWITZERLAND 0.6 %
GERMANY 0.4 %
ISRAEL 0.4 %
AUSTRIA 0.3 %
GIBRALTAR 0.2 %

HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru July 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
-24.7% -7.4% -2.1% -- 5.9%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 1.19 72%
MSCI EAFE 1.41 86%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 1.02 73%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $34.39
30d moving avg. $32.65
Annualized volatility 24.0%
Short interest (ETF) 0.0%
Relative strength (RSI) 65

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 4
Turnover 0.2%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.28%
ADV underlying (mns) $1,237

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

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

Benchmark ticker: EWUS Expense: 59 bp ALTAR Score™: 8.5%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH EWUS
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs EWUS
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs EWUS
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs EWUS
(%)
IEUS iShares MSCI Europe Small-Cap ETF 26.4 40 19 7.7 -0.7
FKU First Trust United Kingdom AlphaDEX Fund 16.4 80 -21 8.4 -0.1
ISCF iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Intl Small-Cap ETF 15.9 40 19 8.6 +0.2
SCZ iShares MSCI Eafe Small-Cap ETF 14.4 40 19 7.2 -1.3
DFE WisdomTree Europe SmallCap Dividend Fund 11.0 58 1 8.4 -0.1
AVDV Avantis International Small Cap Value ETF 10.6 36 23 7.7 -0.8
SCHC Schwab International Small-Cap Equity ETF 10.1 11 48 6.6 -1.8
SCID Global X Scientific Beta Europe ETF 9.0 39 20 6.4 -2.1
IFEU iShares Europe Development Real Estate ETF 8.0 48 11 6.5 -2.0
ISDS Invesco Strategic Developed ex-US Small Company ETF 7.6 35 24 6.8 -1.7
FNDC Schwab Fundamental International Small Co. Index ETF 7.5 39 20 7.3 -1.2
VSS Vanguard FTSE All World (ex-US) Small Cap Index Fund 7.2 11 48 6.4 -2.0
PDN Invesco FTSE RAFI Developed Markets ex-US Small-Mid ETF 6.9 49 10 6.6 -1.9
DDLS WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged Intl SmallCap Equity Fund 6.6 43 16 8.7 +0.2
DLS WisdomTree International SmallCap Dividend Fund 6.6 58 1 8.6 +0.1
GWX SPDR S&P International Small Cap ETF 6.2 40 19 6.5 -2.0
FEP First Trust Europe AlphaDEX Fund 5.6 80 -21 7.4 -1.1
FLGB Franklin FTSE United Kingdom ETF 5.4 9 50 7.8 -0.7
RWX SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate ETF 4.9 59 0 6.8 -1.6
IFGL iShares International Developed Real Estate ETF 4.9 48 11 7.8 -0.7
FDTS First Trust Developed Markets ex-US Small Cap AlphaDEX Fund 4.6 80 -21 10.4 +1.9
WPS iShares International Developed Property ETF 4.6 48 11 8.0 -0.5
FYLD Cambria Foreign Shareholder Yield ETF 4.2 59 0 6.9 -1.6
RFEU First Trust Riverfront Dynamic Europe ETF 4.2 83 -24 5.3 -3.2
TLTD FlexShares Morningstar Developed Markets ex-US Factor Tilt 4.2 39 20 8.4 -0.1
WWJD Inspire International ESG ETF 3.7 80 -21 7.5 -1.0
IEUR iShares Core MSCI Europe ETF 3.5 9 50 7.2 -1.2
DBAP Xtrackers MSCI Asia Pacific ex Japan Hedged Equity ETF 3.5 10 49 9.3 +0.8
PIZ Invesco DWA Developed Markets Momentum ETF 3.5 81 -22 4.6 -3.8
JPIN JPMorgan Diversified Return International Equity ETF 3.4 37 22 7.9 -0.5
VNQI Vanguard Global ex-US Real Estate Index Fund 3.3 12 47 10.2 +1.7
PIO Invesco Global Water ETF 2.9 75 -16 3.8 -4.7
FDT First Trust Developed Markets ex-US Alphadex Fund 2.9 80 -21 7.3 -1.1
VGK Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF 2.9 8 51 7.4 -1.1
RFDI First Trust Riverfront Dynamic Developed International ETF 2.9 83 -24 5.6 -2.8
MFDX PIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor International Equity ETF 2.8 39 20 6.5 -2.0
FEU SPDR Portfolio Europe ETF 2.8 9 50 7.3 -1.2
AVDE Avantis International Equity ETF 2.8 23 36 7.8 -0.6
HACK ETFMG Prime Cyber Security ETF 2.7 60 -1 2.8 -5.7
RODM Hartford Multifactor Developed Markets (ex-US) ETF 2.6 29 30 8.7 +0.2
DIM WisdomTree International MidCap Dividend Fund 2.5 58 1 7.7 -0.7
FTRI First Trust Indxx Global Natural Resources Income ETF 2.5 70 -11 8.9 +0.5
REET iShares Global REIT ETF 2.4 14 45 7.4 -1.1
DEEF Xtrackers FTSE Developed ex US Comprehensive Factor ETF 2.4 24 35 7.2 -1.3
IMOM Alpha Architect International Quantitative Momentum ETF 2.3 59 0 3.4 -5.1
BLES Inspire Global Hope Large Cap ETF 2.3 52 7 6.5 -2.0
TTAI TrimTabs All Cap International Free-Cash-Flow ETF 2.3 61 -2 4.8 -3.6
GFIN Goldman Sachs Motif Finance Reimagined ETF 2.2 50 9 5.1 -3.3
FFR First Trust FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Markets Real Estate 2.2 60 -1 7.2 -1.3
IGRO iShares International Dividend Growth ETF 2.1 22 37 8.1 -0.4
DRW WisdomTree Global ex-US Real Estate Fund 2.1 58 1 10.9 +2.4
IEFA iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF 2.1 7 52 7.3 -1.1
RWO SPDR Dow Jones Global Real Estate ETF 2.0 50 9 7.0 -1.5
DMDV AAM S&P Developed Markets High Dividend Value ETF 2.0 39 20 11.1 +2.7
IDV iShares International Select Dividend ETF 2.0 49 10 10.2 +1.7
PDEV Principal International Multi-Factor Core Index ETF 2.0 25 34 7.9 -0.6
IDEV iShares Core MSCI International Developed Markets ETF 1.9 5 54 7.2 -1.2
FGD First Trust Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Index Fund 1.9 59 0 11.2 +2.7
XBUY Amplify International Online Retail ETF 1.9 69 -10 -0.5 -9.0
IQIN IQ 500 International ETF 1.9 25 34 8.8 +0.4
PAWZ ProShares Pet Care ETF 1.9 50 9 2.4 -6.1
RNDM Developed International Equity Select ETF 1.8 65 -6 6.3 -2.2
IPKW Invesco International BuyBack Achievers ETF 1.8 55 4 8.1 -0.3
FDEV Fidelity Targeted International Factor ETF 1.8 39 20 6.6 -1.9
DTEC ALPS Disruptive Technologies ETF 1.8 50 9 3.3 -5.2
IHAK iShares Cybersecurity & Tech ETF 1.7 47 12 3.5 -4.9
GBUY Goldman Sachs Motif New Age Consumer ETF 1.6 50 9 1.7 -6.8
TBLU Tortoise Water Fund 1.6 40 19 4.7 -3.8
CGW Invesco S&P Global Water Index ETF 1.6 59 0 4.1 -4.3
ISDX Invesco Strategic Developed ex-US ETF 1.6 23 36 7.4 -1.1
FPXE First Trust IPOX Europe Equity Opportunities ETF 1.6 70 -11 2.3 -6.2
VEA Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF 1.5 5 54 7.4 -1.1
CIBR First Trust NASDAQ CEA Cybersecurity ETF 1.5 60 -1 3.1 -5.4
FIVA Fidelity International Value Factor ETF 1.5 39 20 10.0 +1.5
KLDW Gavekal Knowledge Leaders Developed World ETF 1.4 75 -16 5.3 -3.2
VIGI Vanguard International Dividend Appreciation ETF 1.4 25 34 5.6 -2.9
PSP Invesco Global Listed Private Equity ETF 1.4 178 -119 5.3 -3.1
GOEX Global X Gold Explorers ETF 1.4 65 -6 2.5 -6.0
BLOK Amplify Transformational Data Sharing ETF 1.4 70 -11 4.2 -4.3
IXUS ishares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF 1.4 9 50 7.3 -1.1
EUDG WisdomTree Europe Quality Dividend Growth Fund 1.4 58 1 6.1 -2.4
BUG Global X Cybersecurity ETF 1.3 50 9 1.1 -7.4
FLEH Franklin FTSE Europe Hedged ETF 1.3 9 50 7.1 -1.4
HFXE IQ 50 PERCENT HEDGED FTSE EUROPE ETF 1.3 30 29 6.8 -1.7
CUT Invesco MSCI Global Timber ETF 1.3 61 -2 8.9 +0.4
AFK VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF 1.3 79 -20 8.5 +0.1
FLEE Franklin FTSE Europe ETF 1.3 9 50 7.0 -1.5
GQRE FlexShares Global Quality Real Estate Index Fund 1.2 45 14 6.9 -1.6
IDLB Invesco FTSE International Low Beta Equal Weight ETF 1.2 45 14 7.2 -1.3
SPDW SPDR Portfolio Developed World ex-US ETF 1.2 4 55 7.1 -1.3
BETZ Roundhill Sports Betting & iGaming ETF 1.2 75 -16 8.4 -0.0
VXUS Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund 1.1 8 51 7.5 -1.0
OEUR O'shares FTSE Europe Quality Dividend ETF 1.1 48 11 6.7 -1.8
IQDG WisdomTree International Quality Dividend Growth Fund 1.1 38 21 6.4 -2.0
GDXJ VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF 1.1 53 6 2.1 -6.3
GOAU U.S. Global GO GOLD & Precious Metal Miners ETF 1.1 60 -1 2.0 -6.5
VSGX Vanguard ESG International Stock ETF 1.1 17 42 7.1 -1.4
DNL WisdomTree Global ex-US Quality Dividend Growth Fund 1.1 58 1 7.8 -0.6
IHDG WisdomTree International Hedged Quality Dividend Growth Fund 1.0 58 1 6.3 -2.1

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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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
multiple:
iShares MSCI United Kingdom Small Cap ETF
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OVERWEIGHT

Above average appreciation potential. A rating of OVERWEIGHT is assigned to ETFs with ALTAR Scores in the 4th quintile (ranking higher than 60%-80%) of their category. Typically, funds in this category consist of stocks trading at attractive valuations and/or having above-average fundamentals.

ALTAR Score™


Calculation of ALTAR Score™
Avg. Return on Equity 12.1 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 1.3 x
Less: Expense ratio 59 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 8.5 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.58 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™
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.