iShares MSCI Spain
ALTAR
Score™
6.8% info Recommen-
dation
NEUTRAL
2017E    2018E
P/E
ratio
14.0x P/Sales
ratio
1.2x
P/BV
ratio
1.4x Div.
yield
3.7%


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The iShares MSCI Spain Index fund seeks investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance of publicly traded securities in the Spanish market, as measured by the MSCI Spain Index.

FUND BASICS
Category International-Country ETFs
Fund Sponsor Barclays Global Investors
Website www.ishares.com
Inception date Mar 18, 1996
Assets (mns) $1,539
Currency USD
Expense ratio 48 bp
Distributions Semi-Annually

FUND STRUCTURE
Regulation Open-End Investment Co
Custodian State Street Bank & Trust
Weighting Market Cap
Index replication Optimized
Uses derivatives No
Options available Yes

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 21
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $43,674
Large cap (>$10bn) 94.0%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 6.0%
Small cap (<$2bn) 0.0%
Developed mkts 100.0%
Emerging mkts 0.0%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
BANCO SANTANDER SA 19.1 %
BANCO BILBAO VIZCAYA ARGENTA 10.0 %
TELEFONICA SA 8.7 %
AMADEUS IT HOLDING SA-A SHS 5.1 %
INDITEX 5.0 %
REPSOL YPF SA 4.7 %
ABERTIS INFRAESTRUCTURAS SA 4.4 %
CRITERIA CAIXACORP SA 4.4 %
AENA SA 4.1 %
GRUPO FERROVIAL 3.5 %
Total 69.1 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
SPAIN 90.9 %
BRITAIN 2.0 %









HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru August 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
28.4% 31.7% 9.2% -0.4% 8.1%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 1.01 30%
MSCI EAFE 1.26 71%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.71 39%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $33.87
30d moving avg. $33.74
Annualized volatility 18.6%
Short interest (ETF) 6.7%
Relative strength (RSI) 44

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 1,124
Turnover 2.5%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.04%
ADV underlying (mns) $2,305

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 20 potential alternatives to the iShares MSCI Spain ETF based on the alternatives' overlap in portfolio holdings with EWP. Consider funds with lower expense ratios and/or higher ALTAR Score™ ratings as possible alternatives.

Benchmark ticker: EWP Expense: 48 bp ALTAR Score™: 6.8%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH EWP
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs EWP
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs EWP
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs EWP
(%)
DBSE Deutsche X-Trackers MSCI Southern Europe Hedged 50.1 45 3 5.0 -1.7
HEDJ Wisdomtree International Hedged Equity 16.5 58 -10 6.5 -0.2
DDEZ WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged Europe Equity 12.1 43 5 6.4 -0.4
EUFN iShares MSCI Europe Financial Sector 10.6 48 0 7.1 +0.4
EZU iShares MSCI Euro Monetary Union 9.2 48 0 6.0 -0.7
FEZ SPDR DJ Euro Stoxx 50 8.9 29 19 6.8 +0.1
DOO WisdomTree Int'l Dividend Ex-Financials 8.3 58 -10 6.4 -0.3
IGF iShares S&P Global Infrastructure 8.1 48 0 4.2 -2.5
DBEZ Deutsche X-Trackers MSCI EMU Hedged 8.0 45 3 5.8 -1.0
GII SPDR FTSE/Macquarie Global Infrastructure 7.9 40 8 4.4 -2.4
IDOG ALPS International Sector Dividend Dogs 7.9 50 -2 5.7 -1.1
CID Victory CEMP International High Div Volatility Wtd 7.8 45 3 6.9 +0.2
RFEU First Trust Riverfront Dynamic Europe 6.4 83 -35 5.5 -1.3
GHII Guggenheim S&P High Income Infrastructure 6.3 45 3 6.5 -0.3
HDEZ Deutsche X-trackers MSCI Eurozone High Div Yield Hedged 6.2 45 3 8.3 +1.5
GVAL Cambria Global Value 5.6 69 -21 10.8 +4.0
FEUZ First Trust Eurozone AlphaDex 5.5 80 -32 5.3 -1.5
FXEU PowerShares Europe Currency Hedged Low Vol. 5.1 25 23 5.6 -1.2
FEU SPDR DJ Stoxx 50 4.8 29 19 6.5 -0.2
LVHI Legg Mason International Low Volatility High Dividend 4.8 40 8 8.1 +1.4

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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Return on equity

Revision activity*
*Six months ago = 100

Net margins

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VALUATION METRICS
  2016 2017E 2018E
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Historical valuation trends

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iShares MSCI Spain
Relative
to:
S&P500 MSCI EAFE MSCI Emg. Mkts. Other ETF:

NEUTRAL

Average appreciation potential. A rating of NEUTRAL is assigned to ETFs with ALTAR Scores between 6.0% and 8.0%. This indicates that valuations adequately reflect the fundamentals of stocks in these funds. The majority of funds we cover fall into this category.

ALTAR Score™


Calculation of ALTAR Score™
Avg. Return on Equity 9.5 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 1.3 x
Less: Expense ratio 48 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 6.8 %
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MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.81 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.62
 
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.