iShares Core MSCI Pacific
ALTAR
Score™
7.2% info Recommen-
dation
NEUTRAL
2019E    2020E
P/E
ratio
16.2x P/Sales
ratio
1.1x
P/BV
ratio
1.4x Div.
yield
2.8%


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The iShares Core MSCI Pacific ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The ETF seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of Pacific region developed market large, mid and small capitalization equities.

FUND BASICS
Category International Equities
Fund Sponsor BlackRock Fund Advisors
Website www.ishares.com
Inception date Jun 12, 2014
Assets (mns) $1,107
Currency USD
Expense ratio 9 bp
Distributions Semi-Annually

FUND STRUCTURE
Regulation Open-End Investment Company
Custodian Bank of New York Mellon
Weighting Market Cap
Index replication Optimized
Uses derivatives No
Options available No

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 795
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $34,242
Large cap (>$10bn) 66.3%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 25.4%
Small cap (<$2bn) 8.2%
Developed mkts 99.5%
Emerging mkts 0.5%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
TOYOTA MOTOR CORP 2.4 %
AIA GROUP LTD 2.1 %
COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRAL 1.5 %
SONY CORP 1.5 %
CSL LIMITED 1.4 %
BHP BILLITON LTD 1.2 %
SOFTBANK GROUP CORP. 1.1 %
KEYENCE CORP 1.0 %
MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GRO 1.0 %
TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL CO LTD 0.9 %
Total 14.0 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
JAPAN 65.6 %
AUSTRALIA 18.4 %
HONG KONG 8.3 %
SINGAPORE 3.3 %
NEW ZEALAND 0.9 %
MACAU 0.3 %
BERMUDA 0.2 %
CHINA 0.2 %
IRELAND 0.2 %


HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru December 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
19.4% 19.4% 7.4% -- 5.8%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 0.77 76%
MSCI EAFE 0.89 84%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.65 77%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $59.18
30d moving avg. $58.88
Annualized volatility 10.7%
Short interest (ETF) 0.6%
Relative strength (RSI) 48

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 96
Turnover 0.5%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.16%
ADV underlying (mns) $18,245

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 19 potential alternatives to the iShares Core MSCI Pacific ETF based on the alternatives' overlap in portfolio holdings with IPAC. Consider funds with lower expense ratios and/or higher ALTAR Score™ ratings as possible alternatives.

Benchmark ticker: IPAC Expense: 9 bp ALTAR Score™: 7.2%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH IPAC
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs IPAC
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs IPAC
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs IPAC
(%)
VPL Vanguard Pacific ETF 76.2 9 0 7.5 +0.3
HFXJ IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE Japan 59.3 30 -21 7.5 +0.4
FLJP Franklin FTSE Japan 59.2 9 0 7.8 +0.6
FLJH Franklin FTSE Japan Hedged 59.2 9 0 7.7 +0.5
BBJP JPMorgan BetaBuilders Japan 58.3 19 -10 7.7 +0.5
EWJ iShares MSCI Japan 57.1 47 -38 7.4 +0.3
DBJP Xtrackers MSCI Japan Hedged 56.8 45 -36 7.3 +0.1
QJPN SPDR MSCI Japan Quality Mix 56.4 14 -5 7.8 +0.7
GSJY Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Japan Equity 54.2 25 -16 7.5 +0.4
JPXN iShares JPX-Nikkei 400 53.9 48 -39 7.4 +0.3
JPN Xtrackers Japan JPX-Nikkei 400 Equity 53.7 9 0 7.8 +0.7
RFAP First Trust Riverfront Dynamic Asia Pacific 48.3 83 -74 7.0 -0.2
EWJE iShares MSCI Japan Equal Weighted 42.9 15 -6 7.0 -0.2
DXJ WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity 38.8 48 -39 8.2 +1.1
EASG Xtrackers MSCI EAFE ESG Leaders Equity 36.4 14 -5 6.5 -0.7
EFV iShares MSCI EAFE Value 35.5 38 -29 8.8 +1.7
EFAX SPDR MSCI EAFE Fossil Fuel Free 35.2 20 -11 6.8 -0.4
EFA iShares MSCI EAFE 35.2 31 -22 6.7 -0.5
EFG iShares MSCI EAFE Growth 34.6 40 -31 4.5 -2.7

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

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VALUATION METRICS
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Historical valuation trends

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iShares Core MSCI Pacific
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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 9.5 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 1.3 x
Less: Expense ratio 9 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 7.2 %
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MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.62 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.