iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA Small-Cap ETF
ALTAR
Score™
6.1% info Recommen-
dation
OVERWEIGHT
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
18.4x P/Sales
ratio
1.1x
P/BV
ratio
2.3x Div.
yield
1.3%


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The iShares FactorSelect MSCI USA Small-Cap ETF tracks an index of small-cap US equities. Stocks are selected and weighted to increase exposure to 4 factors (quality, value, momentum and size) while maintaining similar characteristics to the MSCI USA Small Cap Index.

FUND BASICS
Category US Equities
Fund Sponsor BlackRock
Website www.ishares.com
Inception date Apr 28, 2015
Assets (mns) $726
Currency USD
Expense ratio 30 bp
Distributions Quarterly

FUND STRUCTURE
Regulation Open-End Investment Company
Custodian
Weighting Multi-Factor
Index replication
Uses derivatives No
Options available No

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 462
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $3,732
Large cap (>$10bn) 3.7%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 66.2%
Small cap (<$2bn) 28.5%
Developed mkts 100.0%
Emerging mkts 0.0%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC 1.1 %
AMEDISYS INC 1.1 %
DECKERS OUTDOOR CORP 1.0 %
BOSTON BEER COMPANY INC-CL A 1.0 %
CHEMED CORP 0.9 %
ENCOMPASS HEALTH CORPORATION 0.9 %
BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE INC 0.9 %
RELIANCE STEEL & ALUMINUM 0.9 %
LITHIA MOTORS INC-CL A 0.9 %
CIENA CORP 0.9 %
Total 9.7 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
UNITED STATES 90.0 %
BERMUDA 1.4 %
BRITAIN 0.6 %
CANADA 0.4 %
CAYMAN ISLANDS 0.3 %
PUERTO RICO 0.3 %





HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru December 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
8.3% 8.3% 10.4% -- 9.6%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 1.15 87%
MSCI EAFE 1.09 76%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.91 68%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $48.87
30d moving avg. $46.14
Annualized volatility 23.3%
Short interest (ETF) 0.2%
Relative strength (RSI) 71

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 81
Turnover 0.6%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.17%
ADV underlying (mns) $10,039

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 99 potential alternatives to the iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA Small-Cap ETF ETF based on the alternatives' overlap in portfolio holdings with SMLF. Consider funds with lower expense ratios and/or higher ALTAR Score™ ratings as possible alternatives.

Benchmark ticker: SMLF Expense: 30 bp ALTAR Score™: 6.1%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH SMLF
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs SMLF
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs SMLF
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs SMLF
(%)
USVM VictoryShares USAA MSCI USA Small Cap Value Momentum ETF 36.3 24 6 5.0 -1.1
SLY SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap ETF 35.3 15 15 5.6 -0.5
SPSM SPDR Portfolio Small Cap ETF 35.2 5 25 5.7 -0.4
IJR iShares Core S&P Small Cap ETF 35.0 6 24 5.7 -0.5
VIOO Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 ETF 34.6 10 20 5.6 -0.5
FLQS Franklin LibertyQ U.S. Small Cap Equity ETF 34.0 35 -5 5.0 -1.1
JPSE JPMorgan Diversified Return U.S. Small Cap Equity ETF 32.3 29 1 4.3 -1.8
GSSC Goldman Sachs Activebeta U.S. Small Cap Equity ETF 31.6 20 10 3.9 -2.3
AFSM First Trust Active Factor Small Cap ETF 30.3 77 -47 4.4 -1.7
AVUV Avantis U.S. Small Cap Value ETF 30.2 25 5 6.4 +0.2
CSF VictoryShares US Discovery Enhanced Volatility Weighted Idx 29.4 35 -5 6.0 -0.1
CSA VictoryShares US Small Cap Volatility Weighted Index ETF 29.3 35 -5 6.0 -0.1
STSB iShares Factors US Small Blend Style ETF 29.2 35 -5 3.0 -3.2
TPSC Timothy Plan US Small Cap Core ETF 27.9 52 -22 5.7 -0.4
OMFS Invesco Russell 2000 Dynamic Multifactor ETF 27.9 39 -9 4.0 -2.1
EWSC Invesco S&P Smallcap 600 Equal Weight ETF 27.5 40 -10 5.2 -1.0
CSML IQ Chaikin U.S. Small Cap ETF 27.1 35 -5 2.8 -3.3
FSMD Fidelity Small-Mid Factor ETF 27.0 29 1 5.3 -0.8
ROSC Hartford Multifactor Small Cap ETF 26.5 34 -4 6.6 +0.5
SLYG SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Growth ETF 25.5 15 15 4.5 -1.6
SSLY Syntax Stratified SmallCap ETF 25.4 30 0 5.0 -1.1
FYX First Trust Small Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund 25.1 63 -33 5.5 -0.6
IJT iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF 25.0 18 12 4.4 -1.7
PSC Principal U.S. Small Cap Index ETF 25.0 38 -8 4.6 -1.5
EES WisdomTree SmallCap Earnings Fund 24.5 38 -8 7.6 +1.5
VIOV Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Value ETF 24.4 15 15 6.9 +0.8
VTWO Vanguard Russell 2000 Index Fund 24.0 10 20 2.7 -3.4
PQSG PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha Small-Cap Growth ETF 23.8 29 1 -0.3 -6.4
BBSC JPMorgan BetaBuilders U.S. Small Cap Equity ETF 23.6 9 21 3.3 -2.8
VIOG Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF 23.6 16 14 4.4 -1.7
EZM WisdomTree U.S. MidCap Earnings Fund 23.6 38 -8 7.6 +1.5
RWJ Invesco S&P SmallCap 600 Revenue ETF 23.4 39 -9 5.5 -0.6
AFMC First Trust Active Factor Mid Cap ETF 23.1 65 -35 5.3 -0.8
IUSS Invesco Strategic US Small Company ETF 22.9 23 7 3.7 -2.4
IWN iShares Russell 2000 Value ETF 22.9 24 6 5.1 -1.1
PRFZ Invesco FTSE RAFI US 1500 Small-Mid ETF 22.7 39 -9 3.5 -2.6
VUSE Vident Core US Equity Fund 22.4 48 -18 7.4 +1.3
IWM iShares Russell 2000 ETF 22.4 19 11 2.5 -3.6
FNDA Schwab Fundamental U.S. Small Co. Index ETF 22.0 25 5 4.8 -1.3
IWO iShares Russell 2000 Growth ETF 21.5 24 6 -0.1 -6.2
SLYV SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Value ETF 20.8 15 15 7.0 +0.9
IJS iShares S&P Small-cap 600 Value ETF 20.6 18 12 6.8 +0.7
JKL iShares Morningstar Small Cap Value ETF 20.2 30 0 7.6 +1.5
VFMF Vanguard U.S. Multifactor ETF 20.1 19 11 6.2 +0.1
ESML iShares MSCI USA Small-Cap ESG Optimized ETF 20.0 17 13 4.1 -2.0
SCHA Schwab U.S. Small-Cap ETF 19.9 4 26 3.6 -2.5
PQSV PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha Small-Cap Value ETF 19.7 29 1 4.9 -1.2
VTWV Vanguard Russell 2000 Value Index Fund 19.5 15 15 5.2 -0.9
NUSC Nuveen ESG Small-Cap ETF 19.3 40 -10 4.0 -2.1
SMDY Syntax Stratified MidCap ETF 19.2 30 0 5.2 -0.9
VTWG Vanguard Russell 2000 Growth Index Fund 19.2 15 15 0.1 -6.1
VFQY Vanguard U.S. Quality Factor ETF 19.1 13 17 5.3 -0.8
ISMD Inspire Small/Mid Cap Impact ETF 18.9 60 -30 4.3 -1.8
PBSM Invesco PureBeta MSCI USA Small Cap ETF 18.9 6 24 4.1 -2.1
DES WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Dividend Fund 18.4 38 -8 6.7 +0.5
SQLV Legg Mason Small-Cap Quality Value 17.9 62 -32 4.1 -2.0
SMMV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA Small-Cap ETF 17.8 20 10 3.7 -2.4
RNSC Small Cap US Equity Select ETF 17.7 60 -30 6.0 -0.1
FNX First Trust Mid Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund 17.6 61 -31 5.1 -1.0
EWMC Invesco S&P MidCap 400 Equal Weight ETF 17.6 40 -10 5.7 -0.4
JHSC John Hancock Multifactor Small Cap ETF 17.1 42 -12 4.6 -1.6
VFVA Vanguard U.S. Value Factor ETF 17.0 14 16 8.5 +2.4
SMLV SPDR SSGA US Small Cap Low Volatility Index ETF 16.7 12 18 6.1 -0.1
SIXL 6 Meridian Low Beta Equity Strategy ETF 16.4 84 -54 4.2 -2.0
FYT First Trust Small Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund 16.2 72 -42 8.0 +1.9
VBR Vanguard Small Cap Value Index Fund 16.1 7 23 6.4 +0.3
RWK Invesco S&P MidCap 400 Revenue ETF 15.9 39 -9 6.4 +0.3
BKSE BNY Mellon US Small Cap Core Equity ETF 15.8 4 26 4.7 -1.4
IJJ iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF 15.8 18 12 6.9 +0.8
MDYV SPDR S&P 400 Mid Cap Value ETF 15.8 15 15 6.9 +0.8
PSM Principal U.S. Small-MidCap Multi-Factor Core Index ETF 15.7 20 10 7.1 +1.0
MDY SPDR S&P Midcap 400 ETF Trust 15.5 23 7 5.2 -0.9
SPMD SPDR Portfolio Mid Cap ETF 15.5 5 25 5.4 -0.8
IJH iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF 15.5 5 25 5.4 -0.8
XMMO Invesco S&P MidCap Momentum ETF 15.4 34 -4 3.5 -2.6
MDYG SPDR S&P 400 Mid Cap Growth ETF 15.2 15 15 3.8 -2.3
IJK iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Growth ETF 15.2 17 13 3.8 -2.3
IVOO Vanguard S&P Mid-Cap 400 ETF 15.0 10 20 5.3 -0.8
FNK First Trust Mid Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund 14.7 70 -40 7.8 +1.7
BFOR Barron's 400 ETF 14.6 65 -35 5.6 -0.5
FYC First Trust Small Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund 14.5 70 -40 1.8 -4.4
VAMO Cambria Value & Momentum ETF 14.5 63 -33 5.4 -0.7
RZG Invesco S&P Smallcap 600 Pure Growth ETF 14.2 35 -5 3.9 -2.3
FNY First Trust Mid Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund 14.0 70 -40 1.6 -4.5
JKJ iShares Morningstar Small-Cap ETF 13.9 25 5 5.1 -1.0
FAB First Trust Multi Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund 13.9 71 -41 7.5 +1.4
XSMO Invesco S&P SmallCap Momentum ETF 13.8 39 -9 3.8 -2.4
IVOG Vanguard S&P Mid-Cap 400 Growth ETF 13.7 15 15 4.2 -1.9
XMHQ Invesco S&P MidCap Quality ETF 13.6 25 5 5.5 -0.7
HSMV First Trust Horizon Managed Volatility Small/Mid ETF 13.5 80 -50 4.7 -1.4
JSMD Janus Henderson Small/Mid Cap Growth Alpha ETF 13.4 30 0 5.0 -1.2
IVOV Vanguard S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF 13.1 15 15 6.7 +0.6
JKK iShares Morningstar Small-Cap Growth ETF 13.1 30 0 0.6 -5.5
DGRS WisdomTree US SmallCap Quality Dividend Growth Fund 13.0 38 -8 7.0 +0.9
VB Vanguard Small-Cap ETF 12.8 5 25 4.5 -1.7
XMVM Invesco S&P MidCap Value with Momentum ETF 12.6 39 -9 8.2 +2.0
RNMC Mid Cap US Equity Select ETF 12.2 60 -30 6.1 -0.0
OUSM O'Shares FTSE Russell Small Cap Quality Dividend ETF 11.9 48 -18 5.6 -0.5
XSHQ Invesco S&P SmallCap Quality ETF 11.7 29 1 5.3 -0.8

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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Return on equity

Revision activity*
*Six months ago = 100

Net margins

Compound annual growth rates

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VALUATION METRICS
  2019 2020E 2021E
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Historical valuation trends

Forward
multiple:
iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA Small-Cap ETF
Relative
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S&P500 MSCI EAFE MSCI Emg. Mkts. Other ETF:

OVERWEIGHT

Above average appreciation potential. A rating of OVERWEIGHT is assigned to ETFs with ALTAR Scores in the 4th quintile (ranking higher than 60%-80%) of their category. Typically, funds in this category consist of stocks trading at attractive valuations and/or having above-average fundamentals.

ALTAR Score™


Calculation of ALTAR Score™
Avg. Return on Equity 13.3 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 2.1 x
Less: Expense ratio 30 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 6.1 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.47 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™
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.