iShares MSCI Japan Min Volatility
ALTAR
Score™
7.0% info Recommen-
dation
NEUTRAL
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
15.0x P/Sales
ratio
0.8x
P/BV
ratio
1.1x Div.
yield
2.8%


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iShares MSCI Japan Minimum Volatility ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The ETF seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of Japanese equities that, in the aggregate, have lower volatility characteristics relative to the broader Japanese equity markets.

FUND BASICS
Category International Equities
Fund Sponsor BlackRock Fund Advisors
Website www.ishares.com
Inception date Jun 05, 2014
Assets (mns) $33
Currency USD
Expense ratio 30 bp
Distributions Semi-Annually

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

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 165
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $25,509
Large cap (>$10bn) 67.1%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 32.9%
Small cap (<$2bn) 0.0%
Developed mkts 100.0%
Emerging mkts 0.0%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
JAPAN REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT 1.8 %
KDDI CORPORATION 1.6 %
NTT DOCOMO, INC. 1.6 %
NIPPON BUILDING FUND INC 1.6 %
NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE COR 1.5 %
ORIENTAL LAND CO LTD 1.5 %
YAMADA DENKI CO LTD 1.5 %
SECOM CO LTD 1.5 %
JAPAN POST HOLDINGS CO. LTD. 1.5 %
WEST JAPAN RAILWAY CO 1.5 %
Total 15.6 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
JAPAN 100.2 %










HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru January 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
-1.6% 5.0% 7.1% -- 6.6%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 0.40 36%
MSCI EAFE 0.53 54%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.38 47%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $66.18
30d moving avg. $67.32
Annualized volatility 8.0%
Short interest (ETF) 0.0%
Relative strength (RSI) 46

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 3
Turnover 0.6%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.08%
ADV underlying (mns) $8,454

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

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

Benchmark ticker: JPMV Expense: 30 bp ALTAR Score™: 7.0%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH JPMV
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs JPMV
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs JPMV
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs JPMV
(%)
SCIJ Global X Scientific Beta Japan 50.5 39 -9 7.2 +0.2
GSJY Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Japan Equity 50.4 25 5 7.7 +0.7
EWJ iShares MSCI Japan 46.9 47 -17 7.6 +0.6
QJPN SPDR MSCI Japan Quality Mix 46.7 14 16 8.0 +1.1
DBJP Xtrackers MSCI Japan Hedged 45.5 45 -15 7.5 +0.5
BBJP JPMorgan BetaBuilders Japan 45.4 19 11 7.8 +0.8
JPXN iShares JPX-Nikkei 400 44.4 48 -18 7.6 +0.6
JPN Xtrackers Japan JPX-Nikkei 400 Equity 43.8 9 21 8.0 +1.1
FLJP Franklin FTSE Japan 43.1 9 21 8.0 +1.0
HFXJ IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE Japan 42.9 30 0 7.7 +0.7
FLJH Franklin FTSE Japan Hedged 42.6 9 21 7.9 +0.9
EWJE iShares MSCI Japan Equal Weighted 41.1 15 15 7.2 +0.2
EWJV iShares MSCI Japan Value 36.1 15 15 10.6 +3.6
IPAC iShares Core MSCI Pacific 31.7 9 21 7.3 +0.3
DXJ WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity 31.1 48 -18 8.5 +1.5
EFAV iShares MSCI EAFE Minimum Volatility 28.2 20 10 5.5 -1.5
VPL Vanguard Pacific ETF 27.6 9 21 7.5 +0.5
RFAP First Trust Riverfront Dynamic Asia Pacific 26.8 83 -53 7.1 +0.1
MVIN Natixis Seeyond International Minimum Volatility 26.2 55 -25 6.2 -0.8
RBIN Nationwide Risk-Based International Equity 25.3 42 -12 6.6 -0.4

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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VALUATION METRICS
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Historical valuation trends

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iShares MSCI Japan Min Volatility
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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 8.2 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 1.1 x
Less: Expense ratio 30 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 7.0 %
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MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.72 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.64
 
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.
 

 

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Monthly returns based on changes in price plus dividends. May differ from daily returns reported by funds. See below for standardized returns.