iShares Micro-Cap ETF
ALTAR
Score™
-4.7% info Recommen-
dation
AVOID
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
-254.9x P/Sales
ratio
0.6x
P/BV
ratio
1.2x Div.
yield
3.1%


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iShares Russell Microcap Index Fund seeks investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance of the Russell Microcap Index.

FUND BASICS
Category US Equities
Fund Sponsor Barclays Global Fund Advisors
Website www.ishares.com
Inception date Aug 16, 2005
Assets (mns) $543
Currency USD
Expense ratio 60 bp
Distributions Quarterly

FUND STRUCTURE
Regulation Open-Ended Fund
Custodian State Street Bank & Trust
Weighting Market Cap
Index replication Full
Uses derivatives No
Options available Yes

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 1387
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $443
Large cap (>$10bn) 0.0%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 0.7%
Small cap (<$2bn) 99.2%
Developed mkts 100.0%
Emerging mkts 0.0%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
FORTY SEVEN INC 1.0 %
CHEMOCENTRYX INC 0.7 %
RA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 0.7 %
NANOMETRICS INC 0.7 %
AXSOME THERAPEUTICS, INC. 0.6 %
KODIAK SCIENCES, INC. 0.5 %
INNOVATIVE INDUSTRIAL PROPERTIES I 0.5 %
KARYOPHARM THERAPEUTICS INC 0.5 %
PLUG POWER INC 0.5 %
PRINCIPIA BIOPHARMA, INC. 0.4 %
Total 6.0 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
UNITED STATES 96.3 %
BERMUDA 0.5 %
CANADA 0.3 %
CAYMAN ISLANDS 0.3 %
IRELAND 0.2 %
BRITAIN 0.2 %
PUERTO RICO 0.1 %
ISRAEL 0.1 %
MONACO 0.1 %
GERMANY 0.1 %

HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru March 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
-32.4% -26.7% -2.1% 5.9% 3.2%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 1.27 75%
MSCI EAFE 1.20 65%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.89 52%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $64.99
30d moving avg. $73.76
Annualized volatility 22.4%
Short interest (ETF) 1.1%
Short interest (Underlying) 5.2%
Relative strength (RSI) 29

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 150
Turnover 1.8%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.80%
ADV underlying (mns) $4,109

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 100 potential alternatives to the iShares Micro-Cap ETF ETF based on the alternatives' overlap in portfolio holdings with IWC. Consider funds with lower expense ratios and/or higher ALTAR Score™ ratings as possible alternatives.

Benchmark ticker: IWC Expense: 60 bp ALTAR Score™: -4.7%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH IWC
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs IWC
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs IWC
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs IWC
(%)
PQSV PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha Small-Cap Value ETF 29.3 29 31 14.8 +19.5
CSML IQ Chaikin U.S. Small Cap ETF 22.7 35 25 7.3 +12.0
EES WisdomTree SmallCap Earnings Fund 21.8 38 22 17.1 +21.8
GSSC Goldman Sachs Activebeta U.S. Small Cap Equity ETF 21.4 20 40 8.3 +13.0
EWSC Invesco S&P Smallcap 600 Equal Weight ETF 20.3 40 20 8.4 +13.1
PQSG PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha Small-Cap Growth ETF 19.9 29 31 3.2 +7.9
IWN iShares Russell 2000 Value ETF 18.3 24 36 9.5 +14.3
PRFZ Invesco FTSE RAFI US 1500 Small-Mid ETF 17.9 39 21 6.0 +10.7
VTWV Vanguard Russell 2000 Value Index Fund 17.9 15 45 9.7 +14.4
DWMC AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright Micro-Cap ETF 17.3 125 -65 -3.3 +1.4
DWAS Invesco DWA SmallCap Momentum ETF 17.2 60 0 -1.1 +3.6
FDM First Trust Dow Jones Select Microcap Index Fund 16.2 60 0 11.0 +15.7
VFLQ Vanguard U.S. Liquidity Factor ETF 16.2 13 47 5.1 +9.8
IWM iShares Russell 2000 ETF 15.5 19 41 5.2 +9.9
VTWO Vanguard Russell 2000 Index Fund 15.0 10 50 5.4 +10.1
AVUV Avantis U.S. Small Cap Value ETF 14.5 25 35 12.8 +17.5
DES WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Dividend Fund 13.8 38 22 11.8 +16.5
USVM VictoryShares USAA MSCI USA Small Cap Value Momentum ETF 13.8 24 36 10.4 +15.1
SMLV SPDR SSGA US Small Cap Low Volatility Index ETF 13.6 12 48 11.1 +15.8
IWO iShares Russell 2000 Growth ETF 13.2 24 36 1.4 +6.1
SLYV SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Value ETF 13.1 15 45 11.6 +16.3
IJS iShares S&P Small-cap 600 Value ETF 13.1 25 35 11.5 +16.2
VIOV Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Value ETF 13.0 15 45 11.6 +16.3
VTWG Vanguard Russell 2000 Growth Index Fund 12.7 15 45 1.7 +6.4
BBC Virtus LifeSci Biotech Clinical Trials ETF 12.3 79 -19 0.0 +4.7
CSA Victory CEMP US Small Cap Volatility Weighted Index ETF 12.1 35 25 10.8 +15.5
TPSC Timothy Plan US Small Cap Core ETF 12.0 52 8 10.3 +15.0
SCAP AdvisorShares Cornerstone Small Cap ETF 11.7 90 -30 7.3 +12.0
ROGS Hartford Multifactor Global Small Cap ETF 11.7 34 26 11.0 +15.7
VFMO Vanguard U.S. Momentum Factor ETF 11.6 13 47 4.4 +9.1
SMLF iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA Small-Cap ETF 11.6 30 30 10.1 +14.8
BUY USCF SummerHaven SHPEI Index Fund 11.4 80 -20 16.1 +20.8
QABA First Trust NASDAQ ABA Community Bank Index Fund 11.1 60 0 12.8 +17.5
IJR iShares Core S&P Small Cap ETF 11.1 7 53 9.1 +13.8
SPSM SPDR Portfolio Small Cap ETF 11.1 5 55 9.1 +13.8
SLY SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap ETF 11.0 15 45 9.0 +13.7
BTEC Principal Healthcare Innovators Index ETF 10.9 42 18 -4.8 -0.1
VIOO Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 ETF 10.8 10 50 9.1 +13.8
CSF Victory CEMP US Discovery Enhanced Volatility Weighted Idx E 10.6 35 25 10.8 +15.5
SQLV Legg Mason Small-Cap Quality Value 10.5 62 -2 10.7 +15.4
RWJ Invesco S&P SmallCap 600 Revenue ETF 10.2 39 21 9.1 +13.8
JPSE JPMorgan Diversified Return U.S. Small Cap Equity ETF 9.8 29 31 7.9 +12.6
FLQS Franklin LibertyQ U.S. Small Cap Equity ETF 9.8 35 25 8.6 +13.3
IJT iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF 8.8 25 35 7.1 +11.8
SLYG SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Growth ETF 8.8 15 45 7.2 +11.9
VFQY Vanguard U.S. Quality Factor ETF 8.7 13 47 8.0 +12.7
SMMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA Small-Cap ETF 8.7 20 40 7.4 +12.1
VIOG Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF 8.7 16 44 7.1 +11.8
PSC Principal U.S. Small Cap Index ETF 8.6 38 22 10.1 +14.8
XBI SPDR S&P BIOTECH ETF 8.1 35 25 -4.9 -0.2
AFSM First Trust Active Factor Small Cap ETF 8.0 75 -15 8.9 +13.6
IUSS Invesco Strategic US Small Company ETF 7.9 23 37 8.4 +13.1
SCHA Schwab U.S. Small-Cap ETF 7.8 4 56 6.9 +11.7
VFVA Vanguard U.S. Value Factor ETF 7.6 13 47 15.6 +20.3
VFMF Vanguard U.S. Multifactor ETF 7.5 18 42 10.3 +15.0
DGRS WisdomTree US SmallCap Quality Dividend Growth Fund 7.4 38 22 12.6 +17.3
IBB iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF 7.2 47 13 0.7 +5.5
OMFS Oppenheimer Russell 2000 Dynamic Multifactor ETF 7.2 39 21 8.2 +12.9
FSMD Fidelity Small-Mid Factor ETF 6.8 29 31 9.4 +14.1
FYC First Trust Small Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund 6.5 70 -10 3.4 +8.1
PBSM Invesco PureBeta MSCI USA Small Cap ETF 6.4 6 54 7.4 +12.2
VXF Vanguard Extended Market Index Fund 6.1 7 53 5.5 +10.2
ESML iShares MSCI USA Small-Cap ESG Optimized ETF 6.0 17 43 6.8 +11.5
FYX First Trust Small Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund 6.0 63 -3 8.4 +13.1
NUSC Nuveen ESG Small-Cap ETF 5.8 40 20 7.1 +11.8
SBIO ALPS Medical Breakthroughs ETF 5.7 50 10 -1.3 +3.4
CALF Pacer US Small Cap Cash Cows 100 ETF 5.6 59 1 16.3 +21.0
RZG Invesco S&P Smallcap 600 Pure Growth ETF 5.6 35 25 9.1 +13.8
KOMP SPDR Kensho New Economies Composite ETF 5.2 20 40 2.5 +7.3
FNDA Schwab Fundamental U.S. Small Co. Index ETF 5.1 25 35 9.1 +13.8
XSHQ Invesco S&P SmallCap Quality ETF 5.1 29 31 7.5 +12.2
PSCT Invesco S&P SmallCap Information Technology ETF 5.0 29 31 7.1 +11.8
JSML Janus Henderson Small Cap Growth Alpha ETF 5.0 35 25 8.8 +13.5
RZV Invesco S&P Smallcap 600 Pure Value ETF 5.0 35 25 12.3 +17.0
GDNA Goldman Sachs Motif Human Evolution ETF 4.9 50 10 0.5 +5.2
PXSG Invesco S&P SmallCap Momentum ETF 4.8 39 21 7.1 +11.8
PSCH Invesco S&P SmallCap Health Care ETF 4.7 29 31 4.1 +8.8
VAMO Cambria Value & Momentum ETF 4.3 64 -4 9.0 +13.7
XSVM Invesco S&P SmallCap Value with Momentum ETF 4.2 39 21 15.0 +19.7
VFMV Vanguard U.S. Minimum Volatility ETF 4.1 13 47 5.7 +10.5
BFOR Barron's 400 ETF 4.0 66 -6 8.5 +13.2
PSCF Invesco S&P SmallCap Financials ETF 3.9 29 31 14.7 +19.4
RNSC Small Cap US Equity Select ETF 3.9 60 0 9.0 +13.7
PTH Invesco DWA Healthcare Momentum ETF 3.3 60 0 -2.9 +1.8
IDNA iShares Genomics Immunology & Healthcare ETF 3.3 47 13 -3.3 +1.4
TUSA First Trust Total US Market AlphaDEX ETF 3.1 70 -10 8.7 +13.4
IEIH iShares Evolved U.S. Innovative Healthcare ETF 3.0 18 42 4.3 +9.0
IFRA iShares U.S. Infrastructure ETF 2.8 40 20 7.3 +12.0
PSCD Invesco S&P SmallCap Consumer Discretionary ETF 2.8 29 31 12.9 +17.6
AIRR First Trust RBA American Industrial Renaissance ETF 2.6 70 -10 9.4 +14.1
RYJ Invesco Raymond James SB-1 Equity ETF 2.5 82 -22 5.2 +10.0
OSCV Opus Small Cap Value Plus ETF 2.5 79 -19 7.8 +12.5
JSMD Janus Henderson Small/Mid Cap Growth Alpha ETF 2.4 35 25 7.3 +12.0
XSW SPDR S&P Software & Services ETF 2.4 35 25 4.8 +9.5
XHE SPDR S&P Health Care Equipment ETF 2.4 35 25 2.5 +7.3
XPH SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals ETF 2.3 35 25 5.9 +10.6
PAVE Global X U.S. Infrastructure Development ETF 2.3 47 13 7.8 +12.5
PSCI Invesco S&P SmallCap Industrials ETF 2.3 29 31 9.3 +14.0
ROOF IQ US Real Estate Small Cap ETF 2.3 70 -10 14.4 +19.1
IHE iShares U.S. Pharmaceuticals ETF 2.3 42 18 6.1 +10.8

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

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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

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multiple:
iShares Micro-Cap ETF
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Not worthwhile for most investors. A rating of AVOID is assigned to ETFs with ALTAR Scores in the lowest quintile (the bottom 20%) of their category. Often, funds in this category consist of stocks with little if any history or expectation of profitability, and as a result our fundamentally-driven analysis may not be relevant.

ALTAR Score™


Calculation of ALTAR Score™
Avg. Return on Equity -5.0 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 1.2 x
Less: Expense ratio 60 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score -4.7 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.35 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.51
 
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™
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