iShares FactorSelect MSCI International
ALTAR
Score™
7.6% info Recommen-
dation
OVERWEIGHT
2019E    2020E
P/E
ratio
13.4x P/Sales
ratio
0.9x
P/BV
ratio
1.4x Div.
yield
3.4%


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The iShares FactorSelect MSCI International ETF tracks an index of international firms in developed markets. Stocks are selected and weighted to increase exposure to 4 factors (quality, value, momentum and small size) while maintaining similar characteristics to the MSCI World ex USA Index.

FUND BASICS
Category International Equities
Fund Sponsor BlackRock
Website www.ishares.com
Inception date Apr 28, 2015
Assets (mns) $1,185
Currency USD
Expense ratio 30 bp
Distributions Semi-Annually

FUND STRUCTURE
Regulation Open-End Investment Company
Custodian
Weighting Multi-Factor
Index replication
Uses derivatives No
Options available Yes

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 196
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $33,133
Large cap (>$10bn) 67.6%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 32.0%
Small cap (<$2bn) 0.4%
Developed mkts 100.0%
Emerging mkts 0.0%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
ROCHE HOLDING AG-GENUSSCHEIN 3.6 %
RIO TINTO PLC 2.6 %
BHP BILLITON PLC 2.4 %
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NV 2.4 %
HITACHI LTD 2.3 %
WOOLWORTHS LIMITED 2.0 %
NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE COR 2.0 %
ASTELLAS PHARMA INC 2.0 %
ROYAL AHOLD DELHAIZE N.V. 1.8 %
SOCIETE GENERALE 1.6 %
Total 22.6 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
JAPAN 17.1 %
BRITAIN 16.5 %
CANADA 13.2 %
AUSTRALIA 11.4 %
SWITZERLAND 10.0 %
NETHERLANDS 7.8 %
FRANCE 6.3 %
HONG KONG 4.2 %
GERMANY 3.1 %
BELGIUM 2.2 %

HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru December 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
18.4% 18.4% -- -- 4.6%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 0.84 70%
MSCI EAFE 1.07 94%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.75 80%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $27.44
30d moving avg. $27.00
Annualized volatility 12.1%
Short interest (ETF) 0.1%
Relative strength (RSI) 65

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 192
Turnover 0.4%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.08%
ADV underlying (mns) $5,652

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 20 potential alternatives to the iShares FactorSelect MSCI International ETF based on the alternatives' overlap in portfolio holdings with INTF. Consider funds with lower expense ratios and/or higher ALTAR Score™ ratings as possible alternatives.

Benchmark ticker: INTF Expense: 30 bp ALTAR Score™: 7.6%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH INTF
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs INTF
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs INTF
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs INTF
(%)
UIVM USAA MSCI International Value Momentum Blend Index 32.0 35 -5 7.8 +0.2
RODM Lattice Developed Markets (Ex-US) Strategy 27.2 29 1 7.5 -0.1
ACWF iShares FactorSelect MSCI Global 25.4 35 -5 7.5 -0.1
DEEF Xtrackers FTSE Dev ex-US Comprehensive Factor 24.6 24 6 6.8 -0.8
PQIN PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha International Equity 21.5 29 1 7.0 -0.6
JPIN JPMorgan Diversified Rtn. Int'l Equity 21.2 38 -8 7.1 -0.5
GSIE Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Int'l Equity 21.1 25 5 6.3 -1.3
QINT American Century Quality Diversified International 20.2 39 -9 5.9 -1.7
LVIN Hartford Multifactor Low Volatility Int'l Equity 20.2 29 1 8.8 +1.2
FDT First Trust Developed Markets ex-US AlphaDEX 20.2 80 -50 7.7 +0.1
QLVD FlexShares Developed Mkts ex-US Quality Low Volatility 19.3 32 -2 6.6 -1.0
ISZE iShares MSCI Int'l Developed Size Factor 19.2 30 0 6.6 -1.0
IVLU iShares MSCI Int'l Developed Value Factor 18.6 30 0 10.1 +2.5
TPIF Timothy Plan International 18.5 62 -32 6.3 -1.3
FIVA Fidelity International Value Factor 18.4 39 -9 9.0 +1.4
DWMF WisdomTree International Multifactor Fund 18.3 38 -8 6.0 -1.6
GSEU Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Europe Equity 18.2 25 5 6.1 -1.5
DIM WisdomTree Intl M/C Dividend 17.7 58 -28 7.2 -0.4
JPEU JPMorgan Diversified Return Europe Equity 17.5 37 -7 6.2 -1.4
JPGE JPM Diversified Return Global Equity 17.3 29 1 6.6 -1.0

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

Forward
multiple:
iShares FactorSelect MSCI International
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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 10.6 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 1.3 x
Less: Expense ratio 30 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 7.6 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.74 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.