iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA Small-Cap ETF
ALTAR
Score™
4.5% info Recommen-
dation
UNDERWEIGHT
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
30.9x P/Sales
ratio
1.6x
P/BV
ratio
2.1x Div.
yield
1.9%


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The iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA Small-Cap ETF tracks an index of US-listed small capitalization stocks selected and weighted to create a low volatility portfolio, subject to constraints including sector exposure.

FUND BASICS
Category US Equities
Fund Sponsor BlackRock
Website www.ishares.com
Inception date Sep 07, 2016
Assets (mns) $857
Currency USD
Expense ratio 20 bp
Distributions Quarterly

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

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 364
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $3,442
Large cap (>$10bn) 1.8%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 64.3%
Small cap (<$2bn) 33.6%
Developed mkts 100.0%
Emerging mkts 0.0%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
POOL CORP 1.7 %
FLOWERS FOODS INC 1.5 %
LIFE STORAGE, INC. 1.4 %
CUBESMART 1.4 %
AMERICAN HOMES 4 RENT- A 1.3 %
TORNIER NV 1.3 %
ROYAL GOLD INC 1.2 %
IDACORP INC 1.2 %
LANCASTER COLONY CORP 1.1 %
EQUITY COMMONWEALTH 1.1 %
Total 13.1 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
UNITED STATES 94.9 %
BERMUDA 2.2 %
NETHERLANDS 1.3 %
PUERTO RICO 0.4 %
CAYMAN ISLANDS 0.3 %
BRITAIN 0.2 %
IRELAND 0.2 %
CANADA 0.2 %
SINGAPORE 0.1 %


HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

  Custom date range Compare to  
  thru


Standardized Annual Returns (thru September 30)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
-16.7% -13.3% -- -- 6.3%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 0.87 81%
MSCI EAFE 0.91 73%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.62 53%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $30.83
30d moving avg. $29.91
Annualized volatility 17.1%
Short interest (ETF) 0.0%
Relative strength (RSI) 59

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 229
Turnover 0.8%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.14%
ADV underlying (mns) $7,873

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 100 potential alternatives to the iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA Small-Cap ETF ETF based on the alternatives' overlap in portfolio holdings with SMMV. Consider funds with lower expense ratios and/or higher ALTAR Score™ ratings as possible alternatives.

Benchmark ticker: SMMV Expense: 20 bp ALTAR Score™: 4.5%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH SMMV
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs SMMV
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs SMMV
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs SMMV
(%)
HSMV First Trust Horizon Managed Volatility Small/Mid ETF 28.4 80 -60 5.5 +1.0
IJK iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Growth ETF 24.7 24 -4 4.7 +0.2
FSMD Fidelity Small-Mid Factor ETF 24.6 29 -9 6.0 +1.5
USVM VictoryShares USAA MSCI USA Small Cap Value Momentum ETF 22.5 24 -4 6.3 +1.7
SMLV SPDR SSGA US Small Cap Low Volatility Index ETF 22.4 12 8 7.3 +2.7
FLQS Franklin LibertyQ U.S. Small Cap Equity ETF 22.4 35 -15 5.7 +1.2
XMLV Invesco S&P MidCap Low Volatility ETF 22.2 25 -5 5.4 +0.8
PBSM Invesco PureBeta MSCI USA Small Cap ETF 22.0 6 14 4.9 +0.4
CSA VictoryShares US Small Cap Volatility Weighted Index ETF 20.5 35 -15 7.5 +3.0
OUSM O'Shares FTSE Russell Small Cap Quality Dividend ETF 20.2 48 -28 6.1 +1.6
ESML iShares MSCI USA Small-Cap ESG Optimized ETF 20.1 17 3 4.6 +0.1
IJJ iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF 20.0 25 -5 7.9 +3.4
JKJ iShares Morningstar Small-Cap ETF 19.8 25 -5 6.1 +1.6
JPSE JPMorgan Diversified Return U.S. Small Cap Equity ETF 19.5 29 -9 4.8 +0.3
GSSC Goldman Sachs Activebeta U.S. Small Cap Equity ETF 19.4 20 0 4.7 +0.1
SMLF iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA Small-Cap ETF 19.4 30 -10 7.3 +2.7
JHSC John Hancock Multifactor Small Cap ETF 19.1 42 -22 5.3 +0.8
SCHA Schwab U.S. Small-Cap ETF 18.9 4 16 4.6 +0.0
IVOO Vanguard S&P Mid-Cap 400 ETF 18.0 10 10 6.1 +1.5
PRFZ Invesco FTSE RAFI US 1500 Small-Mid ETF 17.9 39 -19 4.4 -0.2
MDY SPDR S&P Midcap 400 ETF Trust 17.9 23 -3 6.1 +1.6
SPMD SPDR Portfolio Mid Cap ETF 17.9 5 15 6.3 +1.8
IJH iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF 17.9 5 15 6.3 +1.8
IWM iShares Russell 2000 ETF 17.8 19 1 3.2 -1.3
CSF VictoryShares US Discovery Enhanced Volatility Weighted Idx 17.8 35 -15 7.7 +3.1
EWMC Invesco S&P MidCap 400 Equal Weight ETF 17.8 40 -20 7.0 +2.4
BKSE BNY Mellon US Small Cap Core Equity ETF 17.7 4 16 5.5 +0.9
IWO iShares Russell 2000 Growth ETF 17.6 24 -4 -0.1 -4.7
VTWO Vanguard Russell 2000 Index Fund 17.5 10 10 3.4 -1.1
AFSM First Trust Active Factor Small Cap ETF 17.5 75 -55 5.3 +0.8
TPSC Timothy Plan US Small Cap Core ETF 17.4 52 -32 7.7 +3.1
PQSG PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha Small-Cap Growth ETF 17.3 29 -9 0.2 -4.4
SMDY Syntax Stratified MidCap ETF 17.3 30 -10 6.5 +1.9
VBK Vanguard Small-Cap Growth Index Fund 17.2 7 13 2.2 -2.3
SFYX Sofi Next 500 ETF 17.2 0 20 5.6 +1.1
ROGS Hartford Multifactor Global Small Cap ETF 16.9 34 -14 7.9 +3.4
IUSS Invesco Strategic US Small Company ETF 16.8 23 -3 5.0 +0.4
IVOG Vanguard S&P Mid-Cap 400 Growth ETF 16.8 15 5 4.7 +0.2
BBMC JPMorgan BetaBuilders U.S. Mid Cap Equity ETF 16.8 7 13 5.0 +0.4
FNDA Schwab Fundamental U.S. Small Co. Index ETF 16.6 25 -5 7.0 +2.5
AFMC First Trust Active Factor Mid Cap ETF 16.5 65 -45 6.1 +1.5
VB Vanguard Small-Cap ETF 16.4 5 15 5.1 +0.5
VIOO Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 ETF 16.1 10 10 6.7 +2.1
NUSC Nuveen ESG Small-Cap ETF 16.0 40 -20 4.6 +0.1
MDYG SPDR S&P 400 Mid Cap Growth ETF 16.0 15 5 4.8 +0.3
FNX First Trust Mid Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund 15.8 61 -41 6.2 +1.6
VTWG Vanguard Russell 2000 Growth Index Fund 15.7 15 5 0.1 -4.5
SPSM SPDR Portfolio Small Cap ETF 15.7 5 15 6.8 +2.2
SLY SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap ETF 15.7 15 5 6.7 +2.1
IJR iShares Core S&P Small Cap ETF 15.6 6 14 6.8 +2.3
STSB iShares Factors US Small Blend Style ETF 15.6 35 -15 3.5 -1.0
RNMC Mid Cap US Equity Select ETF 15.0 60 -40 7.2 +2.7
XSLV Invesco S&P SmallCap Low Volatility ETF 14.9 25 -5 5.4 +0.9
EZM WisdomTree U.S. MidCap Earnings Fund 14.9 38 -18 8.4 +3.8
CSML IQ Chaikin U.S. Small Cap ETF 14.5 35 -15 3.7 -0.8
IWN iShares Russell 2000 Value ETF 14.5 24 -4 6.5 +1.9
VFLQ Vanguard U.S. Liquidity Factor ETF 14.4 14 6 4.0 -0.5
IJT iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF 14.3 25 -5 5.3 +0.8
SLYG SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Growth ETF 14.3 15 5 5.2 +0.7
VIOG Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF 14.1 16 4 5.2 +0.6
MDYV SPDR S&P 400 Mid Cap Value ETF 14.1 15 5 8.1 +3.6
ISMD Inspire Small/Mid Cap Impact ETF 14.1 60 -40 4.7 +0.2
VBR Vanguard Small Cap Value Index Fund 13.8 7 13 7.7 +3.2
EWSC Invesco S&P Smallcap 600 Equal Weight ETF 13.5 40 -20 6.9 +2.4
IVOV Vanguard S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF 13.3 15 5 8.0 +3.4
RWK Invesco S&P MidCap 400 Revenue ETF 12.9 39 -19 7.7 +3.2
FYX First Trust Small Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund 12.9 63 -43 5.9 +1.3
FNK First Trust Mid Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund 12.8 70 -50 10.3 +5.8
SSLY Syntax Stratified SmallCap ETF 12.8 30 -10 6.2 +1.7
VXF Vanguard Extended Market Index Fund 12.6 6 14 3.4 -1.1
USLB Invesco Russell 1000 Low Beta Equal Weight ETF 12.5 35 -15 5.3 +0.7
SCHM Schwab U.S. Mid-Cap ETF 12.4 4 16 5.7 +1.2
DES WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Dividend Fund 12.3 38 -18 8.1 +3.6
EES WisdomTree SmallCap Earnings Fund 12.3 38 -18 9.7 +5.2
PSC Principal U.S. Small Cap Index ETF 12.2 38 -18 6.5 +2.0
VFMV Vanguard U.S. Minimum Volatility ETF 12.1 13 7 4.2 -0.3
JKK iShares Morningstar Small-Cap Growth ETF 11.9 30 -10 1.0 -3.5
PSM Principal U.S. Small-MidCap Multi-Factor Core Index ETF 11.6 20 0 8.8 +4.3
VFMF Vanguard U.S. Multifactor ETF 11.5 19 1 7.1 +2.6
PQSV PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha Small-Cap Value ETF 11.3 29 -9 5.5 +1.0
FNY First Trust Mid Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund 11.3 70 -50 2.0 -2.5
DON WisdomTree U.S. MidCap Dividend Fund 11.3 38 -18 7.3 +2.7
VIOV Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Value ETF 11.3 15 5 8.5 +3.9
RNSC Small Cap US Equity Select ETF 11.2 60 -40 6.7 +2.2
IJS iShares S&P Small-cap 600 Value ETF 11.2 25 -5 8.5 +4.0
SLYV SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Value ETF 11.1 15 5 8.4 +3.9
VTWV Vanguard Russell 2000 Value Index Fund 11.1 15 5 6.6 +2.1
OSCV Opus Small Cap Value Plus ETF 10.9 79 -59 5.2 +0.7
VFQY Vanguard U.S. Quality Factor ETF 10.5 13 7 6.2 +1.6
JPME JPMorgan Diversified Return U.S. Mid Cap Equity ETF 9.8 24 -4 5.9 +1.3
FYC First Trust Small Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund 9.5 70 -50 1.8 -2.7
FAD First Trust Multi Cap Growth AlphaDEX Fund 9.3 66 -46 2.2 -2.3
USEQ Invesco Russell 1000 Enhanced Equal Weight ETF 9.2 29 -9 6.6 +2.0
REGL ProShares S&P MidCap 400 Dividend Aristocrats ETF 9.2 41 -21 5.9 +1.4
SQLV Legg Mason Small-Cap Quality Value 9.1 62 -42 6.1 +1.6
IWC iShares Micro-Cap ETF 9.0 60 -40 -3.8 -8.3
DGRS WisdomTree US SmallCap Quality Dividend Growth Fund 8.9 38 -18 8.2 +3.6
ONEV SPDR Russell 1000 Low Volatility Focus ETF 8.9 20 0 6.7 +2.1
FYT First Trust Small Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund 8.9 72 -52 9.1 +4.5
BFOR Barron's 400 ETF 8.8 65 -45 6.3 +1.7

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

Compound annual growth rates

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VALUATION METRICS
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Historical valuation trends

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

UNDERWEIGHT

Below average appreciation potential. A rating of UNDERWEIGHT is assigned to ETFs with ALTAR Scores in the 2nd quintile (ranking higher than only 20%-40%) of their category. Typically, funds in this category consist of stocks trading at relatively expensive valuations and/or having below-average fundamentals.

ALTAR Score™


Calculation of ALTAR Score™
Avg. Return on Equity 9.4 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 2.0 x
Less: Expense ratio 20 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 4.5 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.56 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.51
 
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.
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