First Trust Small Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund
ALTAR
Score™
10.1% info Recommen-
dation
SPECULATIVE
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
25.6x P/Sales
ratio
0.6x
P/BV
ratio
1.0x Div.
yield
2.3%


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First Trust Small Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund seeks investment results that correspond to the Defined Small Cap Value Index.

FUND BASICS
Category US Equities
Fund Sponsor First Trust Advisors LP
Website www.ftportfolios.com
Inception date Apr 19, 2011
Assets (mns) $57
Currency USD
Expense ratio 72 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 No

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 262
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $1,525
Large cap (>$10bn) 0.0%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 24.6%
Small cap (<$2bn) 75.5%
Developed mkts 100.0%
Emerging mkts 0.0%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
RENEWABLE ENERGY GROUP INC 1.2 %
SIGNET JEWELERS LIMITED 1.1 %
NATIONAL GENERAL HLDGS 1.0 %
DOMTAR CORP 0.8 %
GROUP 1 AUTOMOTIVE INC 0.8 %
TAL INTERNATIONAL GROUP INC 0.8 %
WARRIOR MET COAL, INC. 0.8 %
STEWART INFORMATION SERVICES 0.8 %
LAUREATE EDUCATION, INC. CLASS A 0.8 %
WESCO INTERNATIONAL INC 0.8 %
Total 8.9 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
UNITED STATES 95.5 %
BERMUDA 2.1 %
PUERTO RICO 0.7 %
LUXEMBOURG 0.7 %
NETHERLANDS 0.3 %






HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru August 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
-14.3% 2.9% 3.7% -- 6.0%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 1.60 83%
MSCI EAFE 1.69 77%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 1.23 65%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $30.58
30d moving avg. $32.88
Annualized volatility 30.9%
Short interest (ETF) 2.2%
Short interest (Underlying) 7.4%
Relative strength (RSI) 51

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 17
Turnover 0.9%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.18%
ADV underlying (mns) $241

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 100 potential alternatives to the First Trust Small Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund ETF based on the alternatives' overlap in portfolio holdings with FYT. Consider funds with lower expense ratios and/or higher ALTAR Score™ ratings as possible alternatives.

Benchmark ticker: FYT Expense: 72 bp ALTAR Score™: 10.1%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH FYT
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs FYT
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs FYT
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs FYT
(%)
FYX First Trust Small Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund 52.8 63 9 6.6 -3.5
EES WisdomTree SmallCap Earnings Fund 33.7 38 34 10.7 +0.7
RNSC Small Cap US Equity Select ETF 33.5 60 12 7.4 -2.7
CSA VictoryShares US Small Cap Volatility Weighted Index ETF 32.8 35 37 8.6 -1.5
TPSC Timothy Plan US Small Cap Core ETF 32.4 52 20 8.5 -1.6
VIOV Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Value ETF 32.0 15 57 9.5 -0.6
IJS iShares S&P Small-cap 600 Value ETF 31.6 25 47 9.3 -0.7
SLYV SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Value ETF 31.6 15 57 9.5 -0.6
ISMD Inspire Small/Mid Cap Impact ETF 29.1 60 12 6.3 -3.8
AVUV Avantis U.S. Small Cap Value ETF 28.9 25 47 8.7 -1.4
CSF VictoryShares US Discovery Enhanced Volatility Weighted Idx 27.1 35 37 8.5 -1.6
DES WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Dividend Fund 26.9 38 34 8.9 -1.2
IWN iShares Russell 2000 Value ETF 26.3 24 48 7.4 -2.7
ROGS Hartford Multifactor Global Small Cap ETF 26.2 34 38 8.4 -1.7
VIOO Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 ETF 24.5 10 62 7.4 -2.7
XSVM Invesco S&P SmallCap Value with Momentum ETF 24.4 39 33 9.5 -0.6
RWJ Invesco S&P SmallCap 600 Revenue ETF 24.0 39 33 7.4 -2.7
SLY SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap ETF 23.5 15 57 7.4 -2.7
SPSM SPDR Portfolio Small Cap ETF 23.5 5 67 7.5 -2.6
IJR iShares Core S&P Small Cap ETF 23.4 6 66 7.4 -2.7
BUY USCF SummerHaven SHPEI Index Fund 22.9 80 -8 9.3 -0.8
CSML IQ Chaikin U.S. Small Cap ETF 22.8 35 37 4.1 -6.0
EWSC Invesco S&P Smallcap 600 Equal Weight ETF 22.4 40 32 7.3 -2.8
PSC Principal U.S. Small Cap Index ETF 21.9 38 34 7.1 -3.0
AFSM First Trust Active Factor Small Cap ETF 20.7 75 -3 5.6 -4.4
PQSV PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha Small-Cap Value ETF 20.6 29 43 6.2 -3.9
JPSE JPMorgan Diversified Return U.S. Small Cap Equity ETF 20.5 29 43 5.5 -4.6
SQLV Legg Mason Small-Cap Quality Value 20.4 62 10 6.5 -3.6
FAB First Trust Multi Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund 20.0 71 1 10.1 -0.0
VTWV Vanguard Russell 2000 Value Index Fund 19.9 15 57 7.4 -2.7
IUSS Invesco Strategic US Small Company ETF 19.4 23 49 5.5 -4.6
FNDA Schwab Fundamental U.S. Small Co. Index ETF 19.2 25 47 7.2 -2.9
SSLY Syntax Stratified SmallCap ETF 18.4 30 42 6.8 -3.3
SMLF iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA Small-Cap ETF 18.3 30 42 7.9 -2.2
DGRS WisdomTree US SmallCap Quality Dividend Growth Fund 17.9 38 34 9.0 -1.1
PSCF Invesco S&P SmallCap Financials ETF 16.8 29 43 12.0 +1.9
PRFZ Invesco FTSE RAFI US 1500 Small-Mid ETF 16.6 39 33 4.9 -5.2
SMLV SPDR SSGA US Small Cap Low Volatility Index ETF 16.6 12 60 7.8 -2.3
IWM iShares Russell 2000 ETF 16.3 19 53 3.7 -6.4
RZV Invesco S&P Smallcap 600 Pure Value ETF 16.2 35 37 8.8 -1.3
GSSC Goldman Sachs Activebeta U.S. Small Cap Equity ETF 16.2 20 52 5.2 -4.9
CSB VictoryShares US Small Cap High Dividend Volatility Wtd Idx 16.1 35 37 9.4 -0.7
USVM VictoryShares USAA MSCI USA Small Cap Value Momentum ETF 15.8 24 48 6.8 -3.2
VTWO Vanguard Russell 2000 Index Fund 15.7 10 62 3.8 -6.3
FLQS Franklin LibertyQ U.S. Small Cap Equity ETF 14.8 35 37 6.2 -3.9
VUSE Vident Core US Equity Fund 14.1 48 24 9.1 -1.0
CALF Pacer US Small Cap Cash Cows 100 ETF 13.4 59 13 11.1 +1.0
VBR Vanguard Small Cap Value Index Fund 13.1 7 65 8.5 -1.6
VIOG Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF 12.9 16 56 5.6 -4.5
IJT iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF 12.8 25 47 5.6 -4.5
SLYG SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Growth ETF 12.7 15 57 5.6 -4.4
XSHQ Invesco S&P SmallCap Quality ETF 12.6 29 43 7.1 -3.0
RFV Invesco S&P Midcap 400 Pure Value ETF 12.5 35 37 9.8 -0.3
VFVA Vanguard U.S. Value Factor ETF 12.5 14 58 11.4 +1.4
JKL iShares Morningstar Small Cap Value ETF 11.8 30 42 10.4 +0.3
SCHA Schwab U.S. Small-Cap ETF 11.5 4 68 4.8 -5.3
QABA First Trust NASDAQ ABA Community Bank Index Fund 10.6 60 12 11.4 +1.3
RWK Invesco S&P MidCap 400 Revenue ETF 10.6 39 33 8.0 -2.1
FSMD Fidelity Small-Mid Factor ETF 10.4 29 43 6.6 -3.5
VAMO Cambria Value & Momentum ETF 10.3 63 9 7.2 -2.9
ESML iShares MSCI USA Small-Cap ESG Optimized ETF 10.3 17 55 5.1 -5.0
EWMC Invesco S&P MidCap 400 Equal Weight ETF 10.2 40 32 7.2 -2.9
PQSG PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha Small-Cap Growth ETF 10.1 29 43 0.2 -9.9
OMFS Invesco Russell 2000 Dynamic Multifactor ETF 10.1 39 33 7.0 -3.1
IJJ iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF 10.0 25 47 8.6 -1.4
MDYV SPDR S&P 400 Mid Cap Value ETF 10.0 15 57 8.8 -1.3
KRE SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF 9.9 35 37 11.9 +1.8
PBSM Invesco PureBeta MSCI USA Small Cap ETF 9.9 6 66 5.4 -4.6
IVOV Vanguard S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF 9.7 15 57 8.8 -1.3
VFMF Vanguard U.S. Multifactor ETF 9.5 19 53 7.8 -2.3
PSCI Invesco S&P SmallCap Industrials ETF 9.3 29 43 6.9 -3.2
SMDY Syntax Stratified MidCap ETF 8.9 30 42 6.4 -3.6
SMMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA Small-Cap ETF 8.8 20 52 4.8 -5.3
NUSC Nuveen ESG Small-Cap ETF 8.8 40 32 5.2 -4.9
XSLV Invesco S&P SmallCap Low Volatility ETF 8.7 25 47 5.9 -4.2
IFRA iShares U.S. Infrastructure ETF 8.6 40 32 6.2 -3.9
PSCD Invesco S&P SmallCap Consumer Discretionary ETF 8.6 29 43 7.9 -2.2
PXMV Invesco S&P MidCap Value with Momentum ETF 7.9 39 33 10.2 +0.2
VFQY Vanguard U.S. Quality Factor ETF 7.9 13 59 6.6 -3.5
VB Vanguard Small-Cap ETF 7.8 5 67 5.5 -4.5
AFMC First Trust Active Factor Mid Cap ETF 7.5 65 7 6.6 -3.5
TUSA First Trust Total US Market AlphaDEX ETF 7.5 70 2 6.0 -4.1
PSM Principal U.S. Small-MidCap Multi-Factor Core Index ETF 7.4 20 52 9.3 -0.8
BKSE BNY Mellon US Small Cap Core Equity ETF 7.4 4 68 6.2 -3.9
SYLD Cambria Shareholder Yield ETF 7.3 59 13 9.2 -0.9
PAVE Global X U.S. Infrastructure Development ETF 7.2 47 25 5.7 -4.4
PWC Invesco Dynamic Market ETF 6.8 58 14 5.9 -4.2
JKJ iShares Morningstar Small-Cap ETF 6.8 25 47 6.8 -3.3
HSMV First Trust Horizon Managed Volatility Small/Mid ETF 6.8 80 -8 5.9 -4.2
JSML Janus Henderson Small Cap Growth Alpha ETF 6.6 30 42 8.2 -1.9
PXSG Invesco S&P SmallCap Momentum ETF 6.5 39 33 5.0 -5.0
EZM WisdomTree U.S. MidCap Earnings Fund 6.4 38 34 9.3 -0.8
SDVY First Trust SMID Cap Rising Dividend Achievers ETF 6.4 60 12 8.3 -1.8
VXF Vanguard Extended Market Index Fund 6.0 6 66 3.7 -6.4
BFOR Barron's 400 ETF 5.9 65 7 6.5 -3.5
AIRR First Trust RBA American Industrial Renaissance ETF 5.8 70 2 7.4 -2.7
VFLQ Vanguard U.S. Liquidity Factor ETF 5.5 14 58 4.4 -5.7
PSCE Invesco S&P SmallCap Energy ETF 5.3 29 43 0.2 -9.9
RYJ Invesco Raymond James SB-1 Equity ETF 5.2 76 -4 3.5 -6.5
KBE SPDR S&P Bank ETF 5.1 35 37 12.1 +2.0

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

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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First Trust Small Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund
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S&P500 MSCI EAFE MSCI Emg. Mkts. Other ETF:

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 10.1 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 0.9 x
Less: Expense ratio 72 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 10.1 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.61 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.