PIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor Emerging Markets Equity ETF
ALTAR
Score™
8.1% info Recommen-
dation
NEUTRAL
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
16.0x P/Sales
ratio
0.8x
P/BV
ratio
1.1x Div.
yield
2.9%


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The PIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor Emerging Markets Equity ETF is a smart beta strategy that seeks to track the investment results of the RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor Emerging Markets Index, wchih provides dynamically-weighted exposure to multiple equity factors, including value, quality, low volatility and momentum.

FUND BASICS
Category Emerging Market Equities
Fund Sponsor PIMCO
Website www.pimcoetfs.com
Inception date Aug 31, 2017
Assets (mns) $640
Currency USD
Expense ratio 49 bp
Distributions Quarterly

FUND STRUCTURE
Regulation Open-Ended Fund
Custodian
Weighting Tiered
Index replication
Uses derivatives No
Options available No

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 573
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $79,944
Large cap (>$10bn) 69.9%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 24.5%
Small cap (<$2bn) 3.8%
Developed mkts 8.2%
Emerging mkts 91.8%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFAC 5.1 %
HYUNDAI MOTOR CO 2.8 %
JD.COM INC-ADR 2.2 %
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LTD. SPONSOR 2.2 %
INFOSYS TECHNOLOGIES-SP ADR 2.1 %
TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD 2.0 %
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD 2.0 %
RELIANCE INDS-SPONS GDR 144A 1.8 %
NASPERS LTD-N SHS 1.6 %
HYNIX SEMICONDUCTOR INC 1.6 %
Total 23.4 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
SOUTH KOREA 19.1 %
CHINA 17.7 %
TAIWAN 15.7 %
BRAZIL 6.7 %
INDIA 6.5 %
RUSSIA 5.7 %
SOUTH AFRICA 5.3 %
HONG KONG 3.5 %
THAILAND 3.3 %
MEXICO 2.3 %

HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru August 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
-7.8% 3.2% -- -- -0.6%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 0.89 66%
MSCI EAFE 1.08 82%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.91 93%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $22.13
30d moving avg. $22.87
Annualized volatility 19.3%
Short interest (ETF) 0.1%
Relative strength (RSI) 49

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 13
Turnover 0.0%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.17%
ADV underlying (mns) $9,444

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 98 potential alternatives to the PIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor Emerging Markets Equity ETF ETF based on the alternatives' overlap in portfolio holdings with MFEM. Consider funds with lower expense ratios and/or higher ALTAR Score™ ratings as possible alternatives.

Benchmark ticker: MFEM Expense: 49 bp ALTAR Score™: 8.1%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH MFEM
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs MFEM
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs MFEM
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs MFEM
(%)
JHEM John Hancock Multifactor Emerging Markets ETF 46.0 49 0 8.9 +0.8
DBEM Xtrackers MSCI Emerging Markets Hedged Equity ETF 44.6 65 -16 7.7 -0.5
EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF 42.9 68 -19 7.7 -0.4
IEMG iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF 40.7 13 36 8.2 +0.1
EEMX SPDR MSCI Emerging Markets Fossil Fuel Free ETF 40.7 30 19 8.0 -0.1
GEM Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Emerging Markets Equity ETF 40.7 45 4 7.7 -0.4
PBEE Invesco PureBeta FTSE Emerging Markets ETF 40.5 15 34 8.9 +0.8
XSOE WisdomTree Emerging Markets ex-State-Owned Enterprises Fund 40.4 32 17 6.1 -2.0
GSEE Goldman Sachs MarketBeta Emerging Markets Equity ETF 40.4 36 13 7.6 -0.5
EEMA iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Asia ETF 40.2 50 -1 7.8 -0.3
EMXC iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ex China ETF 39.9 25 24 8.4 +0.3
KEMX KraneShares MSCI Emerging Markets EX China Index ETF 39.8 49 0 7.9 -0.2
BKEM BNY Mellon Emerging Markets Equity ETF 39.7 11 38 8.7 +0.5
PXH Invesco FTSE RAFI Emerging Markets ETF 37.3 50 -1 14.0 +5.9
QEMM SPDR MSCI Emerging Markets StrategicFactors ETF 36.8 30 19 9.0 +0.9
SCHE Schwab Emerging Markets Equity ETF 36.0 11 38 8.2 +0.1
ESGE iShares ESG MSCI EM ETF 35.8 25 24 8.9 +0.8
AAXJ iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF 35.8 68 -19 7.3 -0.8
FLAX Franklin FTSE Asia Ex Japan ETF 35.6 19 30 7.9 -0.2
SPEM SPDR Portfolio Emerging Markets ETF 35.6 11 38 8.2 +0.1
VWO Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF 34.7 10 39 8.3 +0.2
DVEM WisdomTree Emerging Markets Dividend Fund 33.6 32 17 7.5 -0.6
ISEM Invesco Strategic Emerging Markets ETF 33.5 35 14 11.1 +3.0
EMSG Xtrackers MSCI Emerging Markets ESG Leaders Equity ETF 33.1 20 29 7.0 -1.1
AVEM Avantis Emerging Markets Equity ETF 32.1 33 16 9.2 +1.1
XCEM Columbia EM Core ex-China ETF 31.7 16 33 7.4 -0.7
FNDE Schwab Fundamental Emerging Markets Large Co. Index ETF 31.0 39 10 13.6 +5.5
GMF SPDR S&P Emerging Asia Pacific ETF 30.3 49 0 7.6 -0.5
TLTE FlexShares Morningstar Emerging Markets Factor Tilt Index 29.4 59 -10 11.4 +3.3
EEMO Invesco S&P Emerging Markets Momentum ETF 29.3 29 20 6.5 -1.6
BICK First Trust BICK Index Fund 28.0 64 -15 4.6 -3.5
FDEM Fidelity Targeted Emerging Markets Factor ETF 26.6 45 4 8.8 +0.7
JPEM JPMorgan Diversified Return Emerging Markets Equity ETF 26.3 44 5 9.3 +1.2
ROAM Hartford Multifactor Emerging Markets ETF 26.2 44 5 13.5 +5.4
BKF iShares MSCI BRIC ETF 24.5 69 -20 7.8 -0.4
NUEM Nuveen ESG Emerging Markets Equity ETF 24.4 45 4 7.1 -1.0
QLVE FlexShares Emerging Markets Quality Low Volatility Index Fun 24.0 40 9 7.5 -0.6
EEMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Emerging Markets ETF 24.0 25 24 8.1 +0.0
DGRE WisdomTree Emerging Markets Quality Dividend Growth Fund 23.3 32 17 9.3 +1.2
CEZ VictoryShares Emerging Market Volatility Wtd Index ETF 23.0 50 -1 10.8 +2.7
EMMF WisdomTree Emerging Markets Multifactor Fund 22.6 48 1 9.7 +1.6
UEVM VictoryShares USAA MSCI Emerging Markets Value Momentum ETF 22.5 45 4 14.8 +6.7
EMGF iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Emerging Markets ETF 21.4 45 4 9.2 +1.1
AIA iShares Asia 50 ETF 21.2 50 -1 8.2 +0.1
RFEM First Trust Riverfront Dynamic Emerging Markets ETF 21.2 95 -46 8.3 +0.2
GXC SPDR S&P China ETF 19.7 59 -10 8.3 +0.2
MCHI iShares MSCI China ETF 19.7 59 -10 8.1 -0.0
RNEM Emerging Markets Equity Select ETF 19.7 75 -26 12.2 +4.1
FLCH Franklin FTSE China ETF 19.1 19 30 8.6 +0.5
FLKR Franklin FTSE South Korea ETF 18.5 9 40 9.1 +1.0
EWY iShares MSCI South Korea ETF 18.0 59 -10 8.6 +0.5
VSGX Vanguard ESG International Stock ETF 17.8 17 32 7.2 -0.9
KALL KraneShares FTSE Emerging Markets Plus ETF 17.6 49 0 8.3 +0.2
CN Xtrackers MSCI All China Equity ETF 17.3 50 -1 8.4 +0.3
ACWX iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF 17.0 32 17 7.4 -0.7
DBAW Xtrackers MSCI All World ex US Hedged Equity ETF 16.9 40 9 7.1 -1.0
ACSG Xtrackers MSCI ACWI ex USA ESG Leaders Equity ETF 16.9 16 33 7.0 -1.1
FRDM Freedom 100 Emerging Markets ETF 16.7 49 0 6.9 -1.2
ECON Columbia Emerging Markets Consumer ETF 16.4 59 -10 4.6 -3.5
EELV Invesco S&P Emerging Markets Low Volatility ETF 16.0 29 20 10.3 +2.2
PIE Invesco DWA Emerging Markets Momentum ETF 16.0 90 -41 5.1 -3.0
EWT iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF 15.6 59 -10 6.2 -1.9
VYMI Vanguard International High Dividend Yield ETF 15.3 27 22 10.5 +2.4
FLTW Franklin FTSE Taiwan ETF 15.2 19 30 6.4 -1.7
CXSE WisdomTree China ex-State-Owned Enterprises Fund 15.2 32 17 6.1 -2.0
VEU Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Index Fund 15.0 8 41 7.7 -0.4
IXUS ishares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF 14.9 9 40 7.5 -0.6
VXUS Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund 14.9 8 41 7.7 -0.4
CHIL Global X MSCI China Large-Cap 50 ETF 14.0 29 20 8.0 -0.1
EMQQ EMQQ The Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce ETF 13.7 86 -37 2.3 -5.8
FDNI First Trust Dow Jones International Internet ETF 13.7 65 -16 2.2 -5.9
FKO First Trust South Korea AlphadDEX Fund 13.0 80 -31 9.8 +1.7
CWI SPDR MSCI ACWI ex-US ETF 13.0 30 19 7.3 -0.8
FEM First Trust Emerging Markets AlphaDEX Fund 12.8 80 -31 13.9 +5.8
FNI First Trust Chindia ETF 12.6 60 -11 2.7 -5.4
WUGI Esoterica NextG Economy ETF 12.4 75 -26 1.6 -6.5
DEM WisdomTree Emerging Markets High Dividend Fund 12.1 63 -14 15.4 +7.3
ADRE Invesco BLDRS Emerging Markets 50 ADR Index Fund 11.9 18 31 5.6 -2.5
KEMQ Kraneshares Emerging Markets Consumer Technology Index ETF 11.3 60 -11 4.5 -3.6
GBUY Goldman Sachs Motif New Age Consumer ETF 10.5 50 -1 1.8 -6.3
GIGE SoFi Gig Economy ETF 10.4 59 -10 -0.7 -8.8
TTTN UP Fintech China-U.S. Internet Titans ETF 10.3 59 -10 4.3 -3.8
KWEB KraneShares CSI China Internet ETF 10.3 76 -27 2.0 -6.1
FLLA Franklin FTSE Latin America ETF 9.8 19 30 7.1 -1.0
HDAW Xtrackers MSCI All World ex US High Dividend Yield Hedged 9.8 20 29 11.6 +3.5
BLOK Amplify Transformational Data Sharing ETF 9.7 70 -21 4.5 -3.6
LEGR First Trust Index Digital Transaction & Process Technology E 9.6 65 -16 7.2 -0.9
AIQ Global X Future Analytics Tech ETF 9.5 68 -19 4.3 -3.8
FPA First Trust Asia Pacific ex-Japan AlphaDEX Fund 9.4 80 -31 7.7 -0.4
ECOW Pacer Emerging Markets Cash Cows 100 ETF 9.0 74 -25 13.9 +5.8
BUYZ Franklin Disruptive Commerce ETF 8.9 50 -1 -0.1 -8.2
EMDV ProShares MSCI Emerging Markets Dividend Growers ETF 8.9 60 -11 9.2 +1.1
DINT Davis Select International ETF 8.8 68 -19 6.1 -2.0
VIDI Vident International Equity Fund 8.7 59 -10 11.4 +3.3
NXTG First Trust Indxx NextG ETF 8.7 70 -21 6.2 -2.0
DWLD Davis Select Worldwide ETF 8.5 63 -14 6.8 -1.3
IQDF FlexShares International Quality Dividend Index Fund 8.5 47 2 9.2 +1.1
BLCN Reality Shares Nasdaq NextGen Economy ETF 8.3 68 -19 3.8 -4.3

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

Forward
multiple:
PIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor Emerging Markets Equity ETF
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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 9.1 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 1.1 x
Less: Expense ratio 49 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 8.1 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.38 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.44
 
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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