Motley Fool Small-Cap Growth ETF
ALTAR
Score™
0.5% info Recommen-
dation
AVOID
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
164.1x P/Sales
ratio
4.9x
P/BV
ratio
6.6x Div.
yield
0.3%


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The Motley Fool Small-Cap Growth ETF is an actively managed portfolio of small-cap growth stocks. The fund seeks long-term capital appreciation.

FUND BASICS
Category US Equities
Fund Sponsor The RBB Fund
Website www.mfamfunds.com
Inception date Oct 29, 2018
Assets (mns) $183
Currency USD
Expense ratio 85 bp
Distributions Annually

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

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 30
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $4,800
Large cap (>$10bn) 6.5%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 76.9%
Small cap (<$2bn) 14.8%
Developed mkts 100.0%
Emerging mkts 0.0%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
PAYLOCITY HOLDING CORP 5.6 %
JONES LANG LASALLE INC 5.0 %
ULTRAGENYX PHARMACEUTICAL IN 4.5 %
AXON ENTERPRISE INC 4.5 %
PTC THERAPEUTICS INC 4.2 %
HESKA CORP 4.2 %
HEALTHEQUITY INC 4.0 %
Q2 HOLDINGS INC 3.8 %
IRHYTHM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 3.8 %
GOOSEHEAD INSURANCE, INC. CLASS A 3.8 %
Total 43.4 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
UNITED STATES 96.2 %










HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru December 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
58.5% 58.5% -- -- 38.1%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 1.29 79%
MSCI EAFE 1.22 68%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 1.01 56%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $41.76
30d moving avg. $39.64
Annualized volatility 30.7%
Short interest (ETF) 0.0%
Relative strength (RSI) 58

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 36
Turnover 0.8%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.50%
ADV underlying (mns) $1,503

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

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

Benchmark ticker: MFMS Expense: 85 bp ALTAR Score™: 0.5%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH MFMS
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs MFMS
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs MFMS
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs MFMS
(%)
BFTR Future Innovators ETF 11.0 80 5 -1.5 -2.0
RFG Invesco S&P Midcap 400 Pure Growth ETF 9.5 35 50 3.3 +2.8
GNOM Global X Genomics & Biotechnology ETF 9.4 50 35 -3.0 -3.5
JSMD Janus Henderson Small/Mid Cap Growth Alpha ETF 8.8 30 55 4.9 +4.4
JKK iShares Morningstar Small-Cap Growth ETF 8.7 30 55 0.6 +0.1
FNY First Trust Mid Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund 8.2 70 15 1.6 +1.1
IQM Franklin Intelligent Machines ETF 8.2 50 35 1.3 +0.9
CLOU Global X Cloud Computing ETF 7.3 68 17 0.5 +0.0
XMMO Invesco S&P MidCap Momentum ETF 6.9 34 51 3.4 +2.9
PAMC Pacer Lunt MidCap Multi-Factor Alternator ETF 6.0 60 25 3.6 +3.1
VBK Vanguard Small-Cap Growth Index Fund 5.8 7 78 1.9 +1.4
MDYG SPDR S&P 400 Mid Cap Growth ETF 5.8 15 70 3.7 +3.2
IJK iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Growth ETF 5.8 17 68 3.7 +3.2
HTEC ROBO Global Healthcare Technology & Innovation ETF 5.7 68 17 0.8 +0.4
IHAK iShares Cybersecurity & Tech ETF 5.7 47 38 3.0 +2.5
XHE SPDR S&P Health Care Equipment ETF 5.6 35 50 0.5 +0.1
PSCI Invesco S&P SmallCap Industrials ETF 5.5 29 56 4.9 +4.4
JHSC John Hancock Multifactor Small Cap ETF 5.3 42 43 4.5 +4.1
IVOG Vanguard S&P Mid-Cap 400 Growth ETF 5.0 15 70 4.1 +3.7
BTEC Principal Healthcare Innovators Index ETF 4.9 42 43 -2.5 -3.0
PTH Invesco DWA Healthcare Momentum ETF 4.8 60 25 -2.3 -2.8
FXR First Trust Industrials/Producer Durables AlphaDEX Fund 4.7 63 22 5.1 +4.7
VTWG Vanguard Russell 2000 Growth Index Fund 4.7 15 70 0.1 -0.4
IWO iShares Russell 2000 Growth ETF 4.7 24 61 -0.1 -0.6
JSML Janus Henderson Small Cap Growth Alpha ETF 4.6 30 55 5.8 +5.3
MGMT Ballast Small/Mid Cap ETF 4.6 110 -25 6.8 +6.3
PSCT Invesco S&P SmallCap Information Technology ETF 4.5 29 56 4.1 +3.6
XAR SPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense ETF 4.5 35 50 4.3 +3.8
LOUP Innovator Loup Frontier Tech ETF 4.5 70 15 2.9 +2.4
ARKK ARK Innovation ETF 4.4 75 10 -1.6 -2.1
SFYX Sofi Next 500 ETF 4.3 0 85 4.8 +4.3
SMMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA Small-Cap ETF 4.3 20 65 3.7 +3.2
FNX First Trust Mid Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund 4.1 61 24 5.0 +4.6
BOSS Global X Founder-Run Companies ETF 4.0 45 40 2.7 +2.2
OSCV Opus Small Cap Value Plus ETF 3.9 79 6 4.5 +4.0
BKSE BNY Mellon US Small Cap Core Equity ETF 3.8 4 81 4.7 +4.2
BBP BioShares Biotechnology Products Fund 3.6 79 6 -2.5 -2.9
ESML iShares MSCI USA Small-Cap ESG Optimized ETF 3.6 17 68 4.0 +3.5
PBSM Invesco PureBeta MSCI USA Small Cap ETF 3.6 6 79 4.0 +3.5
QMOM Alpha Architect U.S. Quantitative Momentum ETF 3.6 49 36 -0.6 -1.1
MDY SPDR S&P Midcap 400 ETF Trust 3.6 23 62 5.1 +4.6
IJH iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF 3.6 5 80 5.3 +4.8
SPMD SPDR Portfolio Mid Cap ETF 3.6 5 80 5.3 +4.8
EDOC Global X Telemedicine & Digital Health ETF 3.5 68 17 1.0 +0.5
XJH iShares ESG Screened S&P Mid-Cap ETF 3.5 12 73 5.4 +4.9
ITA iShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense ETF 3.5 42 43 5.4 +4.9
PRNT The 3D Printing ETF 3.5 66 19 0.7 +0.2
XSW SPDR S&P Software & Services ETF 3.4 35 50 3.1 +2.6
WCLD WisdomTree Cloud Computing Fund 3.4 45 40 7.5 +7.0
VTWO Vanguard Russell 2000 Index Fund 3.4 10 75 2.6 +2.2
HSMV First Trust Horizon Managed Volatility Small/Mid ETF 3.4 80 5 4.7 +4.2
PAWZ ProShares Pet Care ETF 3.4 50 35 2.3 +1.8
NUSC Nuveen ESG Small-Cap ETF 3.4 40 45 3.9 +3.5
IVOO Vanguard S&P Mid-Cap 400 ETF 3.3 10 75 5.3 +4.8
SCHA Schwab U.S. Small-Cap ETF 3.3 4 81 3.6 +3.1
FBT First Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index Fund 3.3 55 30 -1.4 -1.9
PTF Invesco DWA Technology Momentum ETF 3.2 60 25 -0.7 -1.2
XSMO Invesco S&P SmallCap Momentum ETF 3.2 39 46 3.6 +3.1
SLYG SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Growth ETF 3.2 15 70 4.4 +3.9
BBMC JPMorgan BetaBuilders U.S. Mid Cap Equity ETF 3.2 7 78 3.9 +3.4
IJT iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF 3.2 18 67 4.3 +3.9
VIOG Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF 3.2 16 69 4.3 +3.8
ITB iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF 3.2 42 43 7.5 +7.0
DWEQ AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright Alpha Equal Weight ETF 3.2 103 -18 1.7 +1.2
SIMS SPDR S&P Kensho Intelligent Structures ETF 3.1 45 40 3.7 +3.3
FAD First Trust Multi Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund 3.1 66 19 1.8 +1.3
DWAS Invesco DWA SmallCap Momentum ETF 3.1 60 25 -1.2 -1.7
GIGE SoFi Gig Economy ETF 3.1 59 26 -0.2 -0.7
VB Vanguard Small-Cap ETF 3.0 5 80 4.4 +3.9
GBGR Global Beta Momentum-Growth ETF 2.9 29 56 1.3 +0.9
FYC First Trust Small Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund 2.9 70 15 1.7 +1.2
IWFH iShares Virtual Work and Life Multisector ETF 2.9 47 38 0.5 +0.0
HELX Franklin Genomic Advancements ETF 2.9 50 35 -1.3 -1.7
XMLV Invesco S&P MidCap Low Volatility ETF 2.8 25 60 5.1 +4.6
OUSM O'Shares FTSE Russell Small Cap Quality Dividend ETF 2.8 48 37 5.5 +5.1
SNSR Global X Internet of Things Thematic ETF 2.8 68 17 3.9 +3.5
DVLU First Trust Dorsey Wright Momentum & Value ETF 2.8 60 25 8.6 +8.1
BOUT Innovator IBD Breakout Opportunities ETF 2.8 84 1 2.5 +2.1
SBIO ALPS Medical Breakthroughs ETF 2.8 50 35 -0.5 -1.0
SIXL 6 Meridian Low Beta Equity Strategy ETF 2.8 84 1 4.1 +3.6
DVOL First Trust Dorsey Wright Momentum & Low Volatility ETF 2.8 60 25 3.5 +3.0
EWMC Invesco S&P MidCap 400 Equal Weight ETF 2.7 40 45 5.6 +5.2
IWM iShares Russell 2000 ETF 2.7 19 66 2.5 +2.0
PDP Invesco DWA Momentum ETF 2.7 62 23 1.8 +1.3
BBSC JPMorgan BetaBuilders U.S. Small Cap Equity ETF 2.7 9 76 3.3 +2.8
FSMD Fidelity Small-Mid Factor ETF 2.7 29 56 5.2 +4.7
ACTV LeaderShares Activist Leaders ETF 2.7 75 10 5.7 +5.2
RZG Invesco S&P Smallcap 600 Pure Growth ETF 2.7 35 50 3.7 +3.3
BOTZ Global X Robotics & Artificial Intelligence ETF 2.6 68 17 2.3 +1.8
RYJ Invesco Raymond James SB-1 Equity ETF 2.6 76 9 3.6 +3.2
XBI SPDR S&P BIOTECH ETF 2.5 35 50 -2.3 -2.8
ARKG ARK Genomic Revolution ETF 2.5 75 10 -2.1 -2.6
SCHM Schwab U.S. Mid-Cap ETF 2.5 4 81 5.0 +4.5
XHS SPDR S&P Health Care Services ETF 2.4 35 50 3.5 +3.1
PPA Invesco Aerospace & Defense ETF 2.4 59 26 5.1 +4.6
IVES Wedbush ETFMG Global Cloud Technology ETF 2.4 68 17 2.0 +1.6
FINX Global X FinTech Thematic ETF 2.4 68 17 2.7 +2.2
RWK Invesco S&P MidCap 400 Revenue ETF 2.4 39 46 6.3 +5.9
AFSM First Trust Active Factor Small Cap ETF 2.4 77 8 4.3 +3.8
XHB SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF 2.3 35 50 6.9 +6.4

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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OTHER FUNDAMENTAL METRICS

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Asset turnover **%   Assets-to-equity **x

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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AVOID

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 8.1 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 6.1 x
Less: Expense ratio 85 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 0.5 %
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MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.48 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.49
 
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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