iShares Currency Hedged MSCI EAFE Small-Cap
ALTAR
Score™
6.0% info Recommen-
dation
UNDERWEIGHT
2019E    2020E
P/E
ratio
17.1x P/Sales
ratio
0.9x
P/BV
ratio
1.4x Div.
yield
2.7%


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The iShares Currency Hedged MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF tracks an index of small-cap stocks from developed markets outside the US and Canada, hedged against movements in the underlying currencies for US investors.

FUND BASICS
Category International Equities
Fund Sponsor BlackRock
Website www.ishares.com
Inception date Jul 01, 2015
Assets (mns) $32
Currency USD
Expense ratio 42 bp
Distributions Semi-Annually

FUND STRUCTURE
Regulation Open-Ended Fund
Custodian
Weighting Market Cap
Index replication
Uses derivatives Yes
Options available No

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 2
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $2,468
Large cap (>$10bn) 0.5%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 57.8%
Small cap (<$2bn) 42.9%
Developed mkts 101.1%
Emerging mkts 0.2%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
ISHARES MSCI EAFE SMALL CAP 99.7 %
Total 99.7 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
0.0 %











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% 10.7% -- -- 8.0%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 0.78 74%
MSCI EAFE 0.87 79%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.57 53%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $30.63
30d moving avg. $29.95
Annualized volatility 11.0%
Short interest (ETF) 0.1%
Relative strength (RSI) 74

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 7
Turnover 0.7%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.13%
ADV underlying (mns) $9,384

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 1 potential alternatives to the iShares Currency Hedged MSCI EAFE Small-Cap ETF based on the alternatives' overlap in portfolio holdings with HSCZ. Consider funds with lower expense ratios and/or higher ALTAR Score™ ratings as possible alternatives.

Benchmark ticker: HSCZ Expense: 42 bp ALTAR Score™: 6.0%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH HSCZ
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs HSCZ
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs HSCZ
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs HSCZ
(%)
SMCP AlphaMark Actively Managed Small Cap 5.3 122 -80 4.6 -1.5

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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OTHER FUNDAMENTAL METRICS

Long term EPS growth est. **%   Debt-to-equity **x
Asset turnover **%   Assets-to-equity **x

Return on equity

Revision activity*
*Six months ago = 100

Net margins

Compound annual growth rates

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VALUATION METRICS
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Historical valuation trends

Forward
multiple:
iShares Currency Hedged MSCI EAFE Small-Cap
Relative
to:
S&P500 MSCI EAFE MSCI Emg. Mkts. Other ETF:

UNDERWEIGHT

Below average appreciation potential. A rating of UNDERWEIGHT is assigned to ETFs with ALTAR Scores in the 2nd quintile (ranking higher than only 20%-40%) of their category. Typically, funds in this category consist of stocks trading at relatively expensive valuations and/or having below-average fundamentals.

ALTAR Score™


Calculation of ALTAR Score™
Avg. Return on Equity 8.3 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 1.3 x
Less: Expense ratio 42 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 6.0 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.65 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.63
 
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.