First Trust Small Cap Core Alphadex
ALTAR
Score™
5.7% info Recommen-
dation
NEUTRAL
2019E    2020E
P/E
ratio
16.1x P/Sales
ratio
0.8x
P/BV
ratio
1.4x Div.
yield
2.1%


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

FUND BASICS
Category US Equities
Fund Sponsor First Trust Advisors LP
Website www.ftportfolios.com
Inception date May 10, 2007
Assets (mns) $566
Currency USD
Expense ratio 66 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 526
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $1,713
Large cap (>$10bn) 0.2%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 33.3%
Small cap (<$2bn) 66.5%
Developed mkts 100.0%
Emerging mkts 0.0%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
KEMET CORP 0.4 %
AIRCASTLE LTD 0.4 %
CROCS INC 0.4 %
WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES 0.4 %
COVETRUS, INC. 0.4 %
ATKORE INTERNATIONAL GROUP INC. 0.4 %
INSTALLED BUILDING PRODUCTS 0.4 %
INPHI CORP 0.4 %
BOOT BARN HOLDINGS, INC. 0.4 %
STONE ENERGY CORP 0.4 %
Total 3.9 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
UNITED STATES 97.5 %
BERMUDA 1.0 %
CAYMAN ISLANDS 0.5 %
PUERTO RICO 0.4 %
NETHERLANDS 0.3 %
CANADA 0.2 %





HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru October 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
13.4% 0.8% 5.8% 11.8% 6.4%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 1.27 71%
MSCI EAFE 0.96 34%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.54 18%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $62.90
30d moving avg. $61.12
Annualized volatility 18.3%
Short interest (ETF) 0.0%
Short interest (Underlying) 6.6%
Relative strength (RSI) 67

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 51
Turnover 0.6%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.11%
ADV underlying (mns) $8,053

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

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

Benchmark ticker: FYX Expense: 66 bp ALTAR Score™: 5.7%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH FYX
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs FYX
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs FYX
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs FYX
(%)
FYT First Trust Small Cap Value AlphaDEX 57.6 76 -10 7.5 +1.8
RNSC Small Cap US Equity Select 53.7 60 6 6.2 +0.5
CSF Compass EMP US Discovery 500 Enhanced Vol. 47.7 35 31 7.3 +1.6
CSA Victory CEMP US Small Cap Volatility Wtd 47.6 35 31 7.2 +1.5
ISMD Inspire Small/Mid Cap Impact 43.0 61 5 4.7 -1.0
EES WisdomTree SmallCap Earnings 43.0 38 28 9.3 +3.6
SLY SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap 40.4 15 51 6.1 +0.4
IJR iShares Core S&P Small-Cap 40.3 7 59 6.2 +0.5
FYC First Trust Small Cap Growth AlphaDEX 39.5 70 -4 2.8 -2.9
VIOO Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 39.1 15 51 6.0 +0.3
EWSC Invesco S&P Small Cap 600 Equal Weight 38.7 40 26 5.7 +0.0
IJS iShares S&P 600 SmallCap Value 37.2 25 41 7.3 +1.6
SLYV SPDR S&P600 Small Cap Value 37.2 15 51 7.5 +1.8
DES WisdomTree Smallcap Dividend 36.8 38 28 7.3 +1.6
JPSE JPMorgan Diversified Return U.S. Small Cap Equity 36.6 29 37 5.0 -0.7
IWN iShares Russell 2000 Value 36.2 24 42 6.5 +0.8
VIOV Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Value 36.2 20 46 7.3 +1.6
PSC Principal U.S. Small Cap Index 35.9 38 28 6.3 +0.6
VTWV Vanguard Russell 2000 Value 35.6 20 46 6.6 +0.9
GSSC Goldman Sachs Activebeta U.S. Small Cap Equity 35.2 20 46 5.8 +0.1

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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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 Core Alphadex
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S&P500 MSCI EAFE MSCI Emg. Mkts. Other ETF:

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 8.4 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 1.3 x
Less: Expense ratio 66 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 5.7 %
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MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

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