iShares S&P Global Financial Sector
ALTAR
Score™
8.1% info Recommen-
dation
SPECULATIVE
2019E    2020E
P/E
ratio
12.0x P/Sales
ratio
2.0x
P/BV
ratio
1.3x Div.
yield
3.3%


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iShares S&P Global Financials Sector Index Fund seeks investment results that correspond to the performance of the S&P Global Financials Index. The Fund uses a Representative Sampling strategy

FUND BASICS
Category Global Equities
Fund Sponsor Barclays Global Fund Advisors
Website www.ishares.com
Inception date Nov 16, 2001
Assets (mns) $517
Currency USD
Expense ratio 46 bp
Distributions Semi-Annually

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

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 187
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $142,021
Large cap (>$10bn) 97.6%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 2.4%
Small cap (<$2bn) 0.0%
Developed mkts 93.1%
Emerging mkts 6.9%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC-CL B 6.2 %
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO 6.0 %
BANK OF AMERICA CORP 3.9 %
WELLS FARGO & CO 2.8 %
CITIGROUP INC 2.4 %
HSBC HOLDINGS PLC 2.2 %
AIA GROUP LTD 1.9 %
ROYAL BANK OF CANADA 1.6 %
ALLIANZ SE-REG 1.4 %
TORONTO-DOMINION BANK 1.4 %
Total 30.0 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
UNITED STATES 46.4 %
BRITAIN 7.7 %
CANADA 7.4 %
AUSTRALIA 5.0 %
JAPAN 4.8 %
SWITZERLAND 4.3 %
CHINA 4.1 %
GERMANY 3.0 %
HONG KONG 2.7 %
FRANCE 2.4 %

HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru December 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
24.5% 24.5% 6.8% 7.0% 4.3%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 1.01 73%
MSCI EAFE 1.12 75%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.80 65%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $68.89
30d moving avg. $68.49
Annualized volatility 14.3%
Short interest (ETF) 0.5%
Relative strength (RSI) 63

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 238
Turnover 3.2%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.17%
ADV underlying (mns) $19,568

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 20 potential alternatives to the iShares S&P Global Financial Sector ETF based on the alternatives' overlap in portfolio holdings with IXG. Consider funds with lower expense ratios and/or higher ALTAR Score™ ratings as possible alternatives.

Benchmark ticker: IXG Expense: 46 bp ALTAR Score™: 8.1%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH IXG
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs IXG
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs IXG
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs IXG
(%)
FNCL Fidelity MSCI Financials 48.6 8 38 7.1 -1.0
XLF Financials Select Sector SPDR 48.6 13 33 6.7 -1.4
IYF iShares DJ US Financials 48.6 42 4 5.8 -2.2
VFH Vanguard Financials 48.6 10 36 7.1 -1.0
RWW Invesco S&P Financials Revenue 45.9 45 1 7.0 -1.1
JHMF John Hancock Multifactor Financials 44.0 40 6 6.4 -1.7
IEFN iShares Evolved U.S. Financials 40.1 18 28 7.1 -0.9
RYF Invesco S&P Equal Weight Financials 34.8 40 6 7.0 -1.1
IYG iShares DJ US Financial Services 33.7 42 4 6.1 -2.0
DFNL Davis Select Financial 28.2 64 -18 6.6 -1.5
VYMI Vanguard Int'l High Dividend Yield 27.2 32 14 9.0 +0.9
EFV iShares MSCI EAFE Value 27.0 38 8 8.8 +0.7
IWX iShares Russell Top 200 Value 26.4 20 26 6.6 -1.5
PXF Invesco FTSE-RAFI Developed ex-US 23.1 45 1 7.9 -0.2
EUFN iShares MSCI Europe Financial Sector 22.9 48 -2 8.7 +0.6
KBWB Invesco KBW Bank Portfolio 22.7 35 11 7.5 -0.6
MGV Vanguard Mega Cap 300 Value 22.5 7 39 6.8 -1.3
FXO First Trust Financial Alphadex 22.0 63 -17 7.6 -0.5
JKF iShares Morningstar Large Value 21.9 25 21 7.4 -0.7
VOOV Vanguard S&P 500 Value 21.4 15 31 6.7 -1.4

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

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VALUATION METRICS
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Historical valuation trends

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SPECULATIVE

Deeply undervalued but risky. A rating of SPECULATIVE is assigned to ETFs with ALTAR Scores in the top quintile (the top 20%) of their category, indicating exceptional appreciation potential. However, often these are narrowly-focused funds or in industries with structural issues, which may also make them very risky. Nonetheless they may still be useful as part of a well-diversified portfolio.

ALTAR Score™


Calculation of ALTAR Score™
Avg. Return on Equity 10.0 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 1.2 x
Less: Expense ratio 46 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 8.1 %
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MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.63 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.54
 
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.