iShares MSCI Int'l Developed Size Factor
ALTAR
Score™
6.7% info Recommen-
dation
UNDERWEIGHT
2019E    2020E
P/E
ratio
16.0x P/Sales
ratio
1.0x
P/BV
ratio
1.4x Div.
yield
3.0%


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The iShares MSCI International Developed Size Factor ETF tracks an index of large- and midcap equities in developed markets outside the US. Stocks are selected by market cap and weighted inversely to price volatility.

FUND BASICS
Category International Equities
Fund Sponsor BlackRock
Website www.ishares.com
Inception date Jun 18, 2015
Assets (mns) $6
Currency USD
Expense ratio 30 bp
Distributions Semi-Annually

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

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 916
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $20,074
Large cap (>$10bn) 50.3%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 48.8%
Small cap (<$2bn) 0.7%
Developed mkts 99.6%
Emerging mkts 0.4%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
AISIN SEIKI CO LTD 0.2 %
PANASONIC CORP 0.2 %
SHARP CORP 0.2 %
OMRON CORP 0.2 %
THK CO LTD 0.2 %
WELCIA HOLDINGS CO LTD 0.2 %
JS GROUP CORP 0.2 %
TSURUHA HOLDINGS INC 0.2 %
ENEL SPA 0.2 %
SEGRO PLC 0.2 %
Total 2.1 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
JAPAN 34.5 %
CANADA 8.6 %
BRITAIN 8.5 %
FRANCE 7.1 %
AUSTRALIA 6.5 %
GERMANY 5.3 %
SWITZERLAND 4.1 %
HONG KONG 3.4 %
SWEDEN 2.9 %
SINGAPORE 2.4 %

HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru October 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
16.0% 10.3% -- -- 5.3%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 0.76 69%
MSCI EAFE 0.96 94%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.68 77%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $27.51
30d moving avg. $26.67
Annualized volatility 11.1%
Short interest (ETF) 0.0%
Relative strength (RSI) 67

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 0
Turnover 0.0%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.27%
ADV underlying (mns) $45,561

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

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

Benchmark ticker: ISZE Expense: 30 bp ALTAR Score™: 6.7%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH ISZE
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs ISZE
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs ISZE
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs ISZE
(%)
GSIE Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Int'l Equity 52.6 25 5 6.6 -0.0
PQIN PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha International Equity 49.8 29 1 7.3 +0.6
EFA iShares MSCI EAFE 49.2 31 -1 6.9 +0.2
EFAX SPDR MSCI EAFE Fossil Fuel Free 48.7 20 10 7.1 +0.4
SPDW SPDR Portfolio World ex-US 48.4 4 26 7.1 +0.4
DBEF Xtrackers MSCI EAFE Hedged 48.1 35 -5 6.8 +0.1
IDEV iShares Core MSCI Int'l Developed Markets 47.7 5 25 7.1 +0.4
SCHF Schwab International Equity 47.4 6 24 7.3 +0.7
JHMD John Hancock Multifactor Developed International 47.4 45 -15 7.2 +0.5
HFXI IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE Int'l 47.0 20 10 7.2 +0.5
CIL Victory CEMP International Volatility Wtd 45.5 45 -15 6.8 +0.2
CIZ Compass EMP Dev. 500 Enhanced Vol. Wgt. 45.5 45 -15 6.9 +0.2
PBDM Invesco PureBeta FTSE Developed ex-North America 45.4 7 23 7.5 +0.8
IEFA iShares Core MSCI EAFE 45.2 7 23 7.0 +0.3
REFA Invesco International Revenue ETF 45.0 42 -12 8.7 +2.0
VEA Vanguard Europe Pacific 44.7 5 25 7.3 +0.6
DEEF Xtrackers FTSE Dev ex-US Comprehensive Factor 44.4 24 6 7.0 +0.3
QEFA SPDR MSCI EAFE Quality Mix 44.0 30 0 6.5 -0.1
FNDF Schwab Fundamental Intl Large Cap 43.7 25 5 7.4 +0.7
ACWX iShares MSCI ACWI ex-US 43.4 31 -1 7.3 +0.7

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

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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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 9.5 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 1.4 x
Less: Expense ratio 30 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 6.7 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.70 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.