First Trust Nasdaq Artificial Intelligence & Robotics ETF
ALTAR
Score™
3.8% info Recommen-
dation
NEUTRAL
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
43.6x P/Sales
ratio
2.3x
P/BV
ratio
2.5x Div.
yield
0.9%


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The First Trust Nasdaq Artificial Intelligence and Robotics ETF tracks a modified equal-weighted index of roughly 90 all-cap, global companies involved in artificial intelligence or robotics.

FUND BASICS
Category Global Equities
Fund Sponsor First Trust
Website www.ftportfolios.com
Inception date Feb 21, 2018
Assets (mns) $111
Currency USD
Expense ratio 65 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 102
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $43,527
Large cap (>$10bn) 44.6%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 36.8%
Small cap (<$2bn) 18.6%
Developed mkts 95.0%
Emerging mkts 5.0%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
CORELOGIC INC 2.5 %
IROBOT CORP 2.1 %
ATOS ORIGIN SA 2.1 %
PROS HOLDINGS INC 2.1 %
NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS INC 2.1 %
DYNATRACE, INC. 2.0 %
AEROVIRONMENT INC 2.0 %
SYNOPSYS INC 2.0 %
TRIMBLE NAVIGATION LTD 2.0 %
PEGASYSTEMS INC 2.0 %
Total 21.1 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
UNITED STATES 52.1 %
JAPAN 14.6 %
BRITAIN 5.4 %
FRANCE 5.2 %
ISRAEL 3.7 %
SOUTH KOREA 2.4 %
SWEDEN 2.0 %
CHINA 1.9 %
CANADA 1.9 %
GERMANY 1.6 %

HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru June 30)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
4.8% 8.9% -- -- 9.6%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 1.29 91%
MSCI EAFE 1.27 75%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.94 61%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $36.25
30d moving avg. $35.32
Annualized volatility 25.6%
Short interest (ETF) 0.2%
Relative strength (RSI) 61

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 20
Turnover 0.7%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.11%
ADV underlying (mns) $76,455

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 100 potential alternatives to the First Trust Nasdaq Artificial Intelligence & Robotics ETF ETF based on the alternatives' overlap in portfolio holdings with ROBT. Consider funds with lower expense ratios and/or higher ALTAR Score™ ratings as possible alternatives.

Benchmark ticker: ROBT Expense: 65 bp ALTAR Score™: 3.8%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH ROBT
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs ROBT
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs ROBT
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs ROBT
(%)
ROBO Robo Global Robotics & Automation Index ETF 35.2 95 -30 3.6 -0.3
GMAN Goldman Sachs Motif Manufacturing Revolution ETF 22.1 50 15 4.1 +0.2
IQM Franklin Intelligent Machines ETF 19.7 50 15 2.1 -1.8
IRBO iShares Robotics & Artificial Intelligence ETF 17.4 47 18 2.7 -1.1
ARKQ Ark Industrial Innovation ETF 17.3 75 -10 0.7 -3.2
BOTZ Global X Robotics & Artificial Intelligence ETF 17.3 68 -3 2.9 -0.9
THNQ ROBO Global Artificial Intelligence ETF 16.3 68 -3 1.9 -1.9
LOUP Innovator Loup Frontier Tech ETF 16.1 70 -5 4.0 +0.2
QTUM Defiance Quantum ETF 15.7 40 25 5.8 +1.9
XT iShares Exponential Technologies ETF 15.2 47 18 5.1 +1.3
DTEC ALPS Disruptive Technologies ETF 14.3 50 15 3.6 -0.3
JHMT John Hancock Multifactor Technology ETF 14.0 40 25 5.0 +1.1
TTAC TrimTabs All Cap U.S. Free-Cash-Flow ETF 13.8 59 6 3.7 -0.2
FXL First Trust Technology AlphaDEX Fund 13.3 61 4 3.2 -0.7
RYT Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Technology ETF 13.1 40 25 6.7 +2.9
GDAT Goldman Sachs Motif Data-Driven World Etf 12.4 50 15 5.0 +1.2
QTEC First Trust NASDAQ-100 Technology Sector Index Fund 12.3 57 8 5.0 +1.1
PRNT The 3D Printing ETF 11.6 66 -1 1.2 -2.7
AIQ Global X Future Analytics Tech ETF 11.6 68 -3 3.9 +0.1
XKST SPDR Kensho Smart Mobility ETF 11.5 45 20 5.3 +1.5
FTC First Trust Large Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund 11.5 61 4 2.9 -0.9
IGV iShares North American Tech-Software ETF 11.4 46 19 2.4 -1.4
QQEW First Trust Nasdaq-100 Equal Weighted Index Fund 11.3 59 6 4.2 +0.4
QQQE Direxion NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index Shares 11.3 35 30 4.4 +0.6
RPG Invesco S&P 500 Pure Growth ETF 10.7 35 30 4.4 +0.6
KOMP SPDR Kensho New Economies Composite ETF 10.6 20 45 2.6 -1.3
ETHO Etho Climate Leadership U.S. ETF 10.5 47 18 4.4 +0.6
IDRV iShares Self-driving EV & Tech ETF 10.0 47 18 7.2 +3.3
JKH iShares Morningstar Mid-Cap Growth ETF 9.6 30 35 2.3 -1.6
PDP Invesco DWA Momentum ETF 9.4 62 3 2.8 -1.1
PEXL Pacer US Export Leaders ETF 9.4 60 5 6.1 +2.2
MOTO SmartETFs Smart Transportation & Technology ETF 9.4 68 -3 7.9 +4.0
EKAR Innovation Shares NextGen Vehicles & Technology ETF 9.3 95 -30 8.6 +4.8
QRFT Qraft Ai-Enhanced U.S. Large Cap ETF 9.0 75 -10 3.8 -0.0
FAD First Trust Multi Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund 9.0 66 -1 2.5 -1.3
AMOM Qraft AI-Enhanced U.S. Large Cap Momentum ETF 8.8 75 -10 2.1 -1.8
CHGX Change Finance U.S. Large Cap Fossil Fuel Free ETF 8.7 49 16 5.2 +1.4
IWP iShares Russell Mid-Cap Growth ETF 8.6 24 41 4.1 +0.3
QGRO American Century STOXX U.S. Quality Growth ETF 8.5 29 36 3.2 -0.7
TECB iShares US Tech Breakthrough Multisector ETF 8.5 40 25 4.0 +0.2
XSW SPDR S&P Software & Services ETF 8.4 35 30 4.0 +0.2
EQWM Invesco S&P MidCap Quality ETF 8.3 25 40 6.5 +2.6
JMOM JPMorgan U.S. Momentum Factor ETF 8.3 12 53 3.9 +0.0
JKE iShares Morningstar Large-Cap Growth ETF 8.1 25 40 2.9 -1.0
PQLC PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha Large-Cap Core ETF 8.1 17 48 6.6 +2.7
FEX First Trust Large Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund 7.9 60 5 6.0 +2.2
DRIV Global X Autonomous & Electric Vehicles ETF 7.9 68 -3 5.6 +1.8
MTUM iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF 7.7 15 50 4.2 +0.4
PTF Invesco DWA Technology Momentum ETF 7.6 60 5 1.2 -2.6
EXT WisdomTree U.S. Total Earnings Fund 7.6 28 37 5.3 +1.4
CRBN iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF 7.6 20 45 6.2 +2.3
IYW iShares U.S. Technology ETF 7.6 42 23 4.0 +0.2
LOWC SPDR MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF 7.5 20 45 6.1 +2.3
USMF WisdomTree U.S. Multifactor Fund 7.5 28 37 5.5 +1.6
XTH SPDR S&P Technology Hardware ETF 7.4 0 65 0.0 -3.8
ACWI iShares MSCI ACWI ETF 7.3 32 33 5.9 +2.1
SMH VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF 7.3 35 30 5.6 +1.7
HLAL Wahed FTSE USA Shariah ETF 7.3 50 15 4.7 +0.8
IXN iShares Global Tech ETF 7.2 46 19 4.5 +0.7
FTEC Fidelity MSCI Information Technology Index ETF 7.2 8 57 4.6 +0.7
CLRG IQ Chaikin U.S. Large Cap ETF 7.2 25 40 6.1 +2.2
SFY SoFi Select 500 ETF 7.2 0 65 5.3 +1.5
XNTK SPDR NYSE Technology ETF 7.2 35 30 3.7 -0.1
NULG Nuveen ESG Large-Cap Growth ETF 7.2 35 30 3.6 -0.3
VGT Vanguard Information Technology Index Fund 7.2 10 55 4.6 +0.7
IGM iShares Expanded Tech Sector ETF 7.2 46 19 3.8 -0.0
DWEQ AdvisorShares Dorsey Wright Alpha Equal Weight ETF 7.1 99 -34 2.3 -1.5
XOUT GraniteShares XOUT U.S. Large Cap ETF 7.1 60 5 4.4 +0.6
VONG Vanguard Russell 1000 Growth Index Fund 7.1 8 57 4.3 +0.4
URTH iShares MSCI World ETF 7.0 24 41 5.7 +1.9
RNLC Large Cap US Equity Select ETF 7.0 60 5 6.2 +2.4
PBUS Invesco PureBeta MSCI USA ETF 7.0 4 61 5.3 +1.5
NUMG Nuveen ESG Mid-Cap Growth ETF 6.9 40 25 2.4 -1.5
GSLC Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF 6.9 9 56 5.6 +1.7
SCHX Schwab U.S. Large-Cap ETF 6.9 3 62 5.3 +1.5
SPUS SP Funds S&P 500 Sharia Industry Exclusions ETF 6.9 49 16 4.1 +0.3
ONEQ Fidelity Nasdaq Composite Index Tracking Stock 6.9 21 44 3.0 -0.9
IYY iShares Dow Jones U.S. ETF 6.9 20 45 5.2 +1.4
VGFO Virtus WMC Global Factor Opportunities ETF 6.9 49 16 6.0 +2.1
BFOR Barron's 400 ETF 6.9 65 0 6.4 +2.6
BLCN Reality Shares Nasdaq NextGen Economy ETF 6.9 68 -3 4.2 +0.3
FIVG Defiance Next Gen Connectivity ETF 6.9 30 35 4.9 +1.0
IQSU IQ Candriam ESG US Equity ETF 6.8 9 56 5.1 +1.3
VONE Vanguard Russell 1000 ETF 6.8 8 57 5.3 +1.5
DEF Invesco Defensive Equity ETF 6.8 55 10 5.1 +1.3
IWB iShares Russell 1000 ETF 6.8 15 50 5.2 +1.4
SCHB Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF 6.8 3 62 5.3 +1.4
SCHK Schwab 1000 Index ETF 6.8 5 60 5.3 +1.5
ITOT iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF 6.8 3 62 5.2 +1.4
IWF iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF 6.8 19 46 4.2 +0.3
FLQM Franklin LibertyQ U.S. Mid Cap Equity ETF 6.7 30 35 6.0 +2.1
IETC iShares Evolved U.S. Technology ETF 6.7 18 47 3.8 -0.0
IWV iShares Russell 3000 ETF 6.7 20 45 5.1 +1.3
JHML John Hancock Multifactor Large Cap ETF 6.7 29 36 5.6 +1.8
NUSI Nationwide Risk-Managed Income ETF 6.7 68 -3 3.5 -0.4
BBUS JP Morgan Betabuilders U.S. Equity ETF 6.7 2 63 5.4 +1.5
VTHR Vanguard Russell 3000 Index Fund 6.7 10 55 5.2 +1.4
QYLD Global X NASDAQ 100 Covered Call ETF 6.7 60 5 3.5 -0.4
VT Vanguard Total World Stock Index Fund 6.7 8 57 6.2 +2.4
QQQ Invesco QQQ Trust 6.7 20 45 3.9 +0.0

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

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*Six months ago = 100

Net margins

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VALUATION METRICS
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Historical valuation trends

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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 10.7 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 2.4 x
Less: Expense ratio 65 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 3.8 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.57 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.50
 
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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