First Trust Small Cap Value AlphaDEX
ALTAR
Score™
7.5% info Recommen-
dation
OVERWEIGHT
2019E    2020E
P/E
ratio
12.4x P/Sales
ratio
0.5x
P/BV
ratio
1.0x Div.
yield
2.5%


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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) $64
Currency USD
Expense ratio 76 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) $1,709
Large cap (>$10bn) 0.5%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 32.6%
Small cap (<$2bn) 66.9%
Developed mkts 100.0%
Emerging mkts 0.0%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
KEMET CORP 0.9 %
AIRCASTLE LTD 0.9 %
OFFICE DEPOT INC 0.9 %
COVETRUS, INC. 0.8 %
STONE ENERGY CORP 0.7 %
CNX RESOURCES CORPORATION 0.7 %
ABERCROMBIE & FITCH CO-CL A 0.7 %
GRAY TELEVISION INC 0.7 %
HAWAIIAN HOLDINGS INC 0.7 %
DILLARDS INC-CL A 0.7 %
Total 7.7 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
UNITED STATES 97.8 %
BERMUDA 0.7 %
CAYMAN ISLANDS 0.7 %
CANADA 0.5 %
NETHERLANDS 0.5 %






HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru October 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
14.4% 1.3% 3.1% -- 7.4%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 1.35 65%
MSCI EAFE 1.05 34%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.57 16%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $36.47
30d moving avg. $35.38
Annualized volatility 20.2%
Short interest (ETF) 0.1%
Short interest (Underlying) 7.4%
Relative strength (RSI) 65

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 15
Turnover 0.9%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.52%
ADV underlying (mns) $4,228

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 20 potential alternatives to the First Trust Small Cap Value AlphaDEX 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: 76 bp ALTAR Score™: 7.5%


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 57.6 66 10 5.7 -1.8
RNSC Small Cap US Equity Select 37.1 60 16 6.2 -1.3
CSF Compass EMP US Discovery 500 Enhanced Vol. 33.5 35 41 7.3 -0.3
CSA Victory CEMP US Small Cap Volatility Wtd 33.5 35 41 7.2 -0.3
EES WisdomTree SmallCap Earnings 33.2 38 38 9.3 +1.7
SLYV SPDR S&P600 Small Cap Value 30.4 15 61 7.5 -0.1
IJS iShares S&P 600 SmallCap Value 30.3 25 51 7.3 -0.2
VIOV Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Value 29.4 20 56 7.3 -0.2
ISMD Inspire Small/Mid Cap Impact 28.9 61 15 4.7 -2.8
RWJ Invesco S&P SmallCap 600 Revenue ETF 28.2 39 37 4.9 -2.6
DES WisdomTree Smallcap Dividend 27.7 38 38 7.3 -0.2
AVUV Avantis U.S. Small Cap Value 26.6 25 51 7.4 -0.2
IWN iShares Russell 2000 Value 25.7 24 52 6.5 -1.0
SLY SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap 25.5 15 61 6.1 -1.4
IJR iShares Core S&P Small-Cap 25.4 7 69 6.2 -1.4
VTWV Vanguard Russell 2000 Value 25.3 20 56 6.6 -1.0
ROGS Lattice Global Small Cap Strategy 25.0 39 37 9.3 +1.8
DGRS WisdomTree US Small Cap Dividend Growth 24.5 38 38 8.2 +0.7
VIOO Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 24.5 15 61 6.0 -1.6
EWSC Invesco S&P Small Cap 600 Equal Weight 23.3 40 36 5.7 -1.8

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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OTHER FUNDAMENTAL METRICS

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Asset turnover **%   Assets-to-equity **x

Return on equity

Revision activity*
*Six months ago = 100

Net margins

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VALUATION METRICS
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Historical valuation trends

Forward
multiple:
First Trust Small Cap Value AlphaDEX
Relative
to:
S&P500 MSCI EAFE MSCI Emg. Mkts. Other ETF:

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 7.8 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 0.9 x
Less: Expense ratio 76 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 7.5 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.64 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.55
 
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.