First Trust Global Wind
ALTAR
Score™
5.7% info Recommen-
dation
NEUTRAL
2019E    2020E
P/E
ratio
19.3x P/Sales
ratio
1.1x
P/BV
ratio
1.8x Div.
yield
3.1%


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First Trust Global Wind Energy Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before fees & expenses) of the ISE Global Wind Energy Index, an index of companies engaged in that industry.

FUND BASICS
Category Global Equities
Fund Sponsor First Trust Advisors LP
Website www.ftportfolios.com
Inception date Jun 16, 2008
Assets (mns) $83
Currency USD
Expense ratio 60 bp
Distributions Quarterly

FUND STRUCTURE
Regulation Open-Ended Fund
Custodian Bank of New York Mellon
Weighting Tiered
Index replication Full
Uses derivatives No
Options available Yes

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 44
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $21,287
Large cap (>$10bn) 49.8%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 34.1%
Small cap (<$2bn) 16.1%
Developed mkts 93.1%
Emerging mkts 6.9%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S 9.5 %
GAMESA CORP TECNOLOGICA SA 8.1 %
NORTHLAND POWER INC 7.9 %
DONG ENERGY A/S 6.9 %
PATTERN ENERGY GROUP INC 5.5 %
BORALEX INC -CL 'A' 4.1 %
RENEWABLES INFRASTRUCTURE GROUP LI 3.8 %
CHINA LONGYUAN POWER GROUP-H 3.6 %
NORDEX AG 2.9 %
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO 2.6 %
Total 54.7 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
UNITED STATES 17.3 %
DENMARK 16.4 %
CANADA 12.2 %
SPAIN 11.8 %
GERMANY 9.0 %
BRITAIN 6.0 %
JAPAN 5.8 %
CHINA 5.8 %
ITALY 3.0 %
SWITZERLAND 2.5 %

HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru October 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
20.4% 23.6% 7.8% 1.2% -4.5%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 0.76 35%
MSCI EAFE 1.14 66%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.93 72%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $13.76
30d moving avg. $13.53
Annualized volatility 15.5%
Short interest (ETF) 0.4%
Relative strength (RSI) 66

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 23
Turnover 0.4%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.14%
ADV underlying (mns) $2,822

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 20 potential alternatives to the First Trust Global Wind ETF based on the alternatives' overlap in portfolio holdings with FAN. Consider funds with lower expense ratios and/or higher ALTAR Score™ ratings as possible alternatives.

Benchmark ticker: FAN Expense: 60 bp ALTAR Score™: 5.7%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH FAN
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs FAN
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs FAN
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs FAN
(%)
ICLN iShares S&P Global Clean Energy 25.7 46 14 4.1 -1.6
YLCO Global X YieldCo & Renewable Energy Income 23.6 65 -5 4.9 -0.7
GEX VanEck Vectors Global Alternative Energy 19.3 63 -3 4.1 -1.6
JXI iShares S&P Global Utilities 17.2 46 14 5.3 -0.3
ACES ALPS Clean Energy 15.0 65 -5 0.7 -5.0
GHII Invesco S&P High Income Infrastructure 12.2 45 15 4.9 -0.8
BOON NYSE Pickens Oil Response 11.5 85 -25 3.5 -2.2
PBD Invesco Gbl Clean Energy 11.2 75 -15 -1.5 -7.2
EDEN iShares MSCI Denmark Capped 10.8 53 7 4.8 -0.9
XKCP SPDR Kensho Clean Power 10.3 45 15 3.0 -2.7
PZD Invesco Cleantech 10.1 68 -8 4.9 -0.8
INFR Legg Mason Global Infrastructure 10.0 40 20 5.7 +0.0
IDOG ALPS International Sector Dividend Dogs 9.3 50 10 7.5 +1.8
NFRA FlexShares STOXX Global Broad Infrastructure 8.7 47 13 6.5 +0.8
IGF iShares S&P Global Infrastructure 8.6 46 14 4.8 -0.9
GII SPDR FTSE/Macquarie Global Infrastructure 8.6 40 20 4.9 -0.8
IDHD Invesco S&P Intl Developed High Div Low Volatility 7.4 30 30 6.5 +0.8
DOO WisdomTree Int'l Dividend Ex-Financials 7.2 58 2 8.1 +2.4
FEZ SPDR DJ Euro Stoxx 50 7.0 29 31 7.0 +1.3
EXI iShares Global Industrials 6.9 46 14 6.1 +0.5

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

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Return on equity

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VALUATION METRICS
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Historical valuation trends

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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 1.7 x
Less: Expense ratio 60 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 5.7 %
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MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.59 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.54
 
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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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.