Franklin LibertyQ U.S. Small Cap Equity ETF
ALTAR
Score™
5.8% info Recommen-
dation
NEUTRAL
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
30.2x P/Sales
ratio
1.1x
P/BV
ratio
2.1x Div.
yield
1.8%


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The Franklin LibertyQ U.S. Small-Cap Equity ETF tracks a multi-factor US small-cap index based on a composite scores of quality, value, momentum, and low-volatility.

FUND BASICS
Category US Equities
Fund Sponsor Franklin ETF Trust
Website www.libertyshares.com
Inception date Apr 26, 2017
Assets (mns) $16
Currency USD
Expense ratio 35 bp
Distributions Quarterly

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

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 498
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $2,491
Large cap (>$10bn) 0.3%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 55.8%
Small cap (<$2bn) 43.9%
Developed mkts 99.9%
Emerging mkts 0.1%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
LITHIA MOTORS INC-CL A 1.2 %
LHC GROUP INC 1.1 %
DECKERS OUTDOOR CORP 1.1 %
EXPONENT INC 1.1 %
HELEN OF TROY LTD 1.0 %
WINGSTOP, INC. 1.0 %
TEXAS ROADHOUSE INC 1.0 %
QUALYS INC 0.9 %
SIMPSON MANUFACTURING CO INC 0.9 %
STAMPS.COM INC 0.9 %
Total 10.3 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
UNITED STATES 95.9 %
BERMUDA 2.3 %
PUERTO RICO 0.6 %
IRELAND 0.4 %
BRITAIN 0.3 %
LUXEMBOURG 0.1 %
PANAMA 0.1 %
MONACO 0.0 %
CAYMAN ISLANDS 0.0 %


HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru July 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
-10.9% -6.0% -- -- 2.0%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 1.10 86%
MSCI EAFE 1.14 78%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.78 60%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $26.62
30d moving avg. $25.34
Annualized volatility 20.4%
Short interest (ETF) 0.0%
Relative strength (RSI) 66

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 2
Turnover 0.3%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.27%
ADV underlying (mns) $6,303

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 100 potential alternatives to the Franklin LibertyQ U.S. Small Cap Equity ETF ETF based on the alternatives' overlap in portfolio holdings with FLQS. Consider funds with lower expense ratios and/or higher ALTAR Score™ ratings as possible alternatives.

Benchmark ticker: FLQS Expense: 35 bp ALTAR Score™: 5.8%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH FLQS
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs FLQS
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs FLQS
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs FLQS
(%)
SLY SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap ETF 37.9 15 20 6.5 +0.7
SPSM SPDR Portfolio Small Cap ETF 37.9 5 30 6.7 +0.8
IJR iShares Core S&P Small Cap ETF 37.9 7 28 6.6 +0.8
VIOO Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 ETF 37.7 10 25 6.6 +0.8
GSSC Goldman Sachs Activebeta U.S. Small Cap Equity ETF 36.1 20 15 4.9 -1.0
JPSE JPMorgan Diversified Return U.S. Small Cap Equity ETF 35.8 29 6 4.7 -1.1
VIOG Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF 34.5 16 19 5.0 -0.8
SLYG SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Growth ETF 34.2 15 20 5.1 -0.8
IJT iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF 34.2 25 10 5.0 -0.9
SMLF iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA Small-Cap ETF 34.0 30 5 7.2 +1.4
IWO iShares Russell 2000 Growth ETF 33.9 24 11 -0.1 -5.9
VTWG Vanguard Russell 2000 Growth Index Fund 33.0 15 20 -0.0 -5.9
CSA VictoryShares US Small Cap Volatility Weighted Index ETF 32.1 35 0 7.8 +2.0
AFSM First Trust Active Factor Small Cap ETF 29.9 75 -40 5.3 -0.6
IWM iShares Russell 2000 ETF 29.7 19 16 3.5 -2.4
DES WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Dividend Fund 29.7 38 -3 8.2 +2.4
VTWO Vanguard Russell 2000 Index Fund 29.1 10 25 3.6 -2.2
EWSC Invesco S&P Smallcap 600 Equal Weight ETF 29.1 40 -5 6.3 +0.5
PQSG PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha Small-Cap Growth ETF 28.8 29 6 0.0 -5.8
EES WisdomTree SmallCap Earnings Fund 27.6 38 -3 10.6 +4.8
CSF VictoryShares US Discovery Enhanced Volatility Weighted Idx 27.6 35 0 7.9 +2.1
SSLY Syntax Stratified SmallCap ETF 26.3 30 5 6.0 +0.2
ROGS Hartford Multifactor Global Small Cap ETF 26.0 34 1 7.6 +1.8
ISMD Inspire Small/Mid Cap Impact ETF 25.5 60 -25 6.0 +0.2
PSC Principal U.S. Small Cap Index ETF 25.5 38 -3 6.6 +0.8
RNSC Small Cap US Equity Select ETF 25.1 60 -25 7.0 +1.1
IWN iShares Russell 2000 Value ETF 24.7 24 11 6.9 +1.1
VIOV Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Value ETF 24.2 15 20 8.5 +2.7
FYX First Trust Small Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund 24.2 63 -28 6.3 +0.5
IJS iShares S&P Small-cap 600 Value ETF 24.1 25 10 8.4 +2.5
SLYV SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Value ETF 24.1 15 20 8.5 +2.6
RWJ Invesco S&P SmallCap 600 Revenue ETF 23.6 39 -4 6.2 +0.4
CSML IQ Chaikin U.S. Small Cap ETF 23.2 35 0 3.7 -2.1
DGRS WisdomTree US SmallCap Quality Dividend Growth Fund 23.0 38 -3 8.5 +2.7
PRFZ Invesco FTSE RAFI US 1500 Small-Mid ETF 22.9 39 -4 4.0 -1.8
SMMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA Small-Cap ETF 22.6 20 15 4.6 -1.3
USVM VictoryShares USAA MSCI USA Small Cap Value Momentum ETF 22.4 24 11 6.6 +0.7
SMLV SPDR SSGA US Small Cap Low Volatility Index ETF 21.8 12 23 7.3 +1.5
IUSS Invesco Strategic US Small Company ETF 21.1 23 12 5.2 -0.6
VTWV Vanguard Russell 2000 Value Index Fund 20.8 15 20 7.1 +1.3
FNDA Schwab Fundamental U.S. Small Co. Index ETF 20.7 25 10 6.2 +0.4
RZG Invesco S&P Smallcap 600 Pure Growth ETF 20.6 35 0 5.7 -0.2
FYC First Trust Small Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund 20.6 70 -35 1.8 -4.0
PQSV PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha Small-Cap Value ETF 20.2 29 6 6.0 +0.2
PXSG Invesco S&P SmallCap Momentum ETF 19.9 39 -4 4.7 -1.2
JKJ iShares Morningstar Small-Cap ETF 19.8 25 10 6.4 +0.6
JHSC John Hancock Multifactor Small Cap ETF 19.6 42 -7 5.6 -0.2
FSMD Fidelity Small-Mid Factor ETF 19.6 29 6 6.7 +0.9
AVUV Avantis U.S. Small Cap Value ETF 19.3 25 10 8.4 +2.6
SCHA Schwab U.S. Small-Cap ETF 19.2 4 31 4.4 -1.4
JKK iShares Morningstar Small-Cap Growth ETF 19.2 30 5 1.0 -4.8
XSLV Invesco S&P SmallCap Low Volatility ETF 19.2 25 10 5.8 +0.0
NUSC Nuveen ESG Small-Cap ETF 17.1 40 -5 4.9 -1.0
SQLV Legg Mason Small-Cap Quality Value 16.6 62 -27 7.4 +1.6
VFMF Vanguard U.S. Multifactor ETF 16.3 19 16 6.8 +1.0
BKSE BNY Mellon US Small Cap Core Equity ETF 16.0 4 31 5.8 +0.0
PBSM Invesco PureBeta MSCI USA Small Cap ETF 15.8 6 29 5.0 -0.8
HSMV First Trust Horizon Managed Volatility Small/Mid ETF 15.7 80 -45 5.1 -0.7
ESML iShares MSCI USA Small-Cap ESG Optimized ETF 15.4 17 18 4.9 -0.9
PSCD Invesco S&P SmallCap Consumer Discretionary ETF 14.6 29 6 7.5 +1.7
XSHQ Invesco S&P SmallCap Quality ETF 14.4 29 6 6.3 +0.4
SMDV ProShares Russell 2000 Dividend Growers ETF 14.3 40 -5 6.4 +0.5
FYT First Trust Small Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund 14.2 72 -37 9.7 +3.9
JSMD Janus Henderson Small/Mid Cap Growth Alpha ETF 14.1 30 5 5.4 -0.4
VFQY Vanguard U.S. Quality Factor ETF 14.1 13 22 5.8 -0.0
OMFS Invesco Russell 2000 Dynamic Multifactor ETF 12.9 39 -4 6.5 +0.7
SMDY Syntax Stratified MidCap ETF 12.8 30 5 6.1 +0.2
JSML Janus Henderson Small Cap Growth Alpha ETF 12.1 30 5 7.3 +1.5
EWMC Invesco S&P MidCap 400 Equal Weight ETF 11.9 40 -5 6.8 +1.0
VBR Vanguard Small Cap Value Index Fund 11.8 7 28 8.1 +2.2
VB Vanguard Small-Cap ETF 11.7 5 30 5.2 -0.6
BFOR Barron's 400 ETF 11.7 65 -30 6.1 +0.3
VBK Vanguard Small-Cap Growth Index Fund 11.7 7 28 2.2 -3.6
VUSE Vident Core US Equity Fund 11.6 48 -13 7.5 +1.7
AFMC First Trust Active Factor Mid Cap ETF 11.3 65 -30 5.9 +0.1
PSM Principal U.S. Small-MidCap Multi-Factor Core Index ETF 10.8 20 15 9.2 +3.4
CSB VictoryShares US Small Cap High Dividend Volatility Wtd Idx 10.7 35 0 9.0 +3.2
PSCI Invesco S&P SmallCap Industrials ETF 10.5 29 6 6.0 +0.2
DWAS Invesco DWA SmallCap Momentum ETF 10.4 60 -25 -2.3 -8.1
KSCD KFA Small Cap Quality Dividend Index ETF 10.4 51 -16 5.4 -0.4
VFLQ Vanguard U.S. Liquidity Factor ETF 10.3 14 21 4.5 -1.3
VXF Vanguard Extended Market Index Fund 10.1 7 28 3.5 -2.3
FNX First Trust Mid Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund 10.1 61 -26 6.4 +0.6
IWC iShares Micro-Cap ETF 10.0 60 -25 -3.5 -9.4
RNMC Mid Cap US Equity Select ETF 9.8 60 -25 7.3 +1.5
FNY First Trust Mid Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund 9.7 70 -35 2.0 -3.9
FAD First Trust Multi Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund 9.3 66 -31 2.2 -3.6
EZM WisdomTree U.S. MidCap Earnings Fund 9.2 38 -3 8.8 +3.0
CALF Pacer US Small Cap Cash Cows 100 ETF 9.0 59 -24 10.5 +4.7
XRT SPDR S&P Retail ETF 8.9 35 0 5.0 -0.8
BUY USCF SummerHaven SHPEI Index Fund 8.7 80 -45 9.1 +3.3
SDVY First Trust SMID Cap Rising Dividend Achievers ETF 8.7 60 -25 7.9 +2.1
FAB First Trust Multi Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund 8.6 71 -36 9.7 +3.9
MDYV SPDR S&P 400 Mid Cap Value ETF 8.5 15 20 8.3 +2.5
IJJ iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF 8.5 25 10 8.2 +2.4
MDY SPDR S&P Midcap 400 ETF Trust 8.2 23 12 6.2 +0.3
SPMD SPDR Portfolio Mid Cap ETF 8.2 5 30 6.3 +0.5
IJH iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF 8.2 6 29 6.3 +0.5
IVOV Vanguard S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF 8.1 15 20 8.3 +2.5
VFMO Vanguard U.S. Momentum Factor ETF 8.1 13 22 0.1 -5.7

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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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 12.4 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 2.0 x
Less: Expense ratio 35 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 5.8 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.58 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.52
 
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.