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First Trust Active Factor Small Cap ETF

etf
AFSM
Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$24.33 +0.47 +0%
primary theme
U.S. Small-Cap Blend Equity
AFSM (ETF)

First Trust Active Factor Small Cap ETF

Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$24.33 +0.47 +0%
primary theme
U.S. Small-Cap Blend Equity
AFSM (ETF)
First Trust Active Factor Small Cap ETF
Dividend policy
Active
Price as of:
$24.33 +0.47 +0%
primary theme
U.S. Small-Cap Blend Equity

AFSM - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return 10.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return N/A
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return N/A
  • Net Assets $2.46 M
  • Holdings in Top 10 8.7%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$23.86
$11.80
$25.98

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.75%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover N/A

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) N/A
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification

  • Primary Theme U.S. Small-Cap Blend Equity
  • Fund Type Exchange Traded Fund
  • Investment Style Small Blend

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Overview

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Dividend.com Ratings*

$44.63

+2.67%

$16.81 B

0.95%

$0.41

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16.16%

0.36%

$86.62

+2.38%

$8.44 B

0.96%

$0.81

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16.58%

0.09%

$27.31

+2.71%

$6.97 B

0.75%

$0.20

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19.41%

0.52%

$336.35

+2.11%

$4.98 B

0.86%

$2.82

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11.16%

0.08%

$55.17

+2.59%

$3.71 B

0.79%

$0.42

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15.47%

0.46%

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Overview

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Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

Dividend.com Ratings*

$209.96

+1.86%

$126.85 B

0.82%

$1.68

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7.85%

0.05%

$217.71

+2.12%

$67.57 B

0.96%

$2.04

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11.04%

0.19%

$107.05

+2.27%

$65.69 B

0.98%

$1.02

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16.49%

0.07%

$98.13

+1.93%

$15.02 B

0.97%

$0.93

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10.26%

0.04%

$175.84

+1.98%

$4.98 B

0.85%

$1.46

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11.10%

0.10%

AFSM - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 10.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return N/A
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return N/A
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency N/A
  • Net Income Ratio 0.91%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.2%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    First Trust Active Factor Small Cap ETF
  • Fund Family Name
    First Trust
  • Inception Date
    Dec 04, 2019
  • Shares Outstanding
    100002
  • Share Class
    N/A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Daniel Lindquist

Fund Description

Under normal market conditions, the fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets (including investment borrowings) in U.S.-listed equity securities issued by small capitalization companies. The manager defines small capitalization companies as those that, at the time of investment, have a market capitalization between a minimum of $250 million and the maximum market capitalization of a widely recognized index of small capitalization companies based upon the composition of the index at the time of investment. It is non-diversified.


AFSM - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period AFSM Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 10.0% -9.2% 25.8% 80.60%
1 Yr 38.7% -37.8% 97.2% 63.62%
3 Yr N/A* -19.1% 23.4% N/A
5 Yr N/A* -2.7% 24.2% N/A
10 Yr N/A* 1.0% 13.9% N/A

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AFSM Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 7.7% -51.0% 110.8% 60.39%
2019 N/A -54.6% 48.3% N/A
2018 N/A -67.3% 0.0% N/A
2017 N/A -62.9% 36.3% N/A
2016 N/A -3.5% 34.1% N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period AFSM Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 10.0% -9.2% 25.8% 80.60%
1 Yr 38.7% -40.9% 97.2% 60.32%
3 Yr N/A* -20.1% 23.4% N/A
5 Yr N/A* -3.2% 24.2% N/A
10 Yr N/A* 1.0% 13.9% N/A

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period AFSM Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 7.7% -51.0% 110.8% 60.39%
2019 N/A -54.6% 48.3% N/A
2018 N/A -67.1% 0.0% N/A
2017 N/A -17.6% 52.6% N/A
2016 N/A -3.5% 34.1% N/A

AFSM - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

AFSM Category Low Category High AFSM % Rank
Net Assets 2.46 M 150 K 127 B 98.72%
Number of Holdings 344 1 2541 35.70%
Net Assets in Top 10 215 K 63.7 K 4.47 B 99.72%
Weighting of Top 10 8.74% 3.1% 100.0% 77.44%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. BMC Stock Holdings Inc 1.17%
  2. Hibbett Sports Inc 1.07%
  3. Quidel Corp 0.98%
  4. Boise Cascade Co 0.97%
  5. The Providence Service Corp 0.93%
  6. ModivCare Inc 0.92%
  7. Generac Holdings Inc 0.91%
  8. ArcBest Corp 0.88%
  9. Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc 0.86%
  10. Redfin Corp 0.85%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High AFSM % Rank
Stocks
99.77% 3.66% 102.89% 17.07%
Cash
0.23% -17.82% 55.73% 81.79%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 17.45% 56.33%
Other
0.00% -8.00% 12.55% 56.19%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 2.24% 53.91%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 48.32% 56.76%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High AFSM % Rank
Healthcare
20.49% 0.00% 53.75% 20.52%
Industrials
17.86% 2.32% 41.95% 45.48%
Technology
14.43% 0.00% 44.33% 65.57%
Financial Services
13.56% 0.00% 38.38% 73.89%
Consumer Cyclical
11.45% 0.00% 38.52% 73.46%
Consumer Defense
6.03% 0.00% 15.21% 15.64%
Real Estate
5.14% 0.00% 22.75% 66.00%
Basic Materials
3.62% 0.00% 13.96% 68.72%
Communication Services
3.15% 0.00% 20.10% 29.12%
Energy
2.56% 0.00% 16.98% 43.90%
Utilities
1.72% 0.00% 22.75% 55.95%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High AFSM % Rank
US
98.63% 3.66% 100.87% 21.62%
Non US
1.14% 0.00% 32.26% 53.06%

AFSM - Expenses

Operational Fees

AFSM Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.75% 0.01% 11.80% 79.10%
Management Fee 0.75% 0.00% 2.18% 52.35%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.47% N/A

Sales Fees

AFSM Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 2.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

AFSM Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 2.00% N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

AFSM Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover N/A 0.00% 454.00% N/A

AFSM - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

AFSM Category Low Category High AFSM % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.24% 0.00% 4.45% 7.38%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

AFSM Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annually Quarterly Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

AFSM Category Low Category High AFSM % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.91% -3.16% 2.63% 23.21%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

AFSM Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History

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AFSM - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Daniel Lindquist


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 04, 2019

1.24

1.2%

Daniel J. Lindquist, CFA, was born in 1970. Mr. Lindquist earned a B.A. in Business Economics from Wheaton College and has an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago. He has been with First Trust Advisors L.P. since 2004 and is a Managing Director. Mr. Lindquist is the Chairman of the Investment Committee and is responsible for the overall supervision of the Separate Managed Accounts.

Jon Erickson


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 04, 2019

1.24

1.2%

Jon C. Erickson, CFA, was born in 1966. Mr. Erickson earned a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois and has an MBA from the University of Illinois in Finance. He has been with First Trust Advisors L.P. since 1994 and he is a Portfolio Manager and Senior Vice President. As the head of FTA’s Equity Research Group, Mr. Erickson shall be responsible for determining the securities to be purchased and sold by Funds that do not utilize quantitative investment strategies on behalf of the Investment Committee.

Chris Peterson


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 04, 2019

1.24

1.2%

Chris A. Peterson, CFA was born in 1975. Mr. Peterson earned a B.S in Finance from Bradley University and has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in Analytic Finance & Accounting. He has been with First Trust Advisors L.P. since 2000. As head of FTA’s Portfolio Advisor’s Strategy Research Group, Mr. Peterson shall be responsible for developing and implementing quantitative equity strategies on behalf of the Investment Committee.

Roger Testin


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 04, 2019

1.24

1.2%

Roger F. Testin, CFA, was born in 1966. Mr. Testin earned a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Illinois and has an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago. He has been with First Trust Advisors L.P. since 2001 and he is a Portfolio Manager and Senior Vice President. As Product Manager for the VA’s, SMA’s and International Managed Products, Mr. Testin shall be responsible for the daily implementation and execution of the strategies for these product vehicles on behalf of the Investment Committee.

Stan Ueland


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 04, 2019

1.24

1.2%

Mr. Ueland joined First Trust Advisors as a Vice President in August 2005 and has been a Senior Vice President of First Trust and FTP since September 2012. At First Trust, he plays an important role in executing the investment strategies of each portfolio of exchange-traded funds advised by First Trust. Before joining First Trust, he was vice president of sales at BondWave LLC from May 2004 through August 2005, an account executive for Mina Capital Management LLC and Samaritan Asset Management LLC from January 2003 through May 2004, and a sales consultant at Oracle Corporation from January 1997 through January 2003.

David McGarel


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 04, 2019

1.24

1.2%

David G. McGarel, CFA, was born in 1966. Mr. McGarel earned a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame. He has been with First Trust Advisors L.P. since 1997 and he is a Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Investment Officer. As head of FTA’s Strategy Research Group, Mr. McGarel shall be responsible for developing and implementing quantitative investment strategies for those Funds that have investment policies that require them to follow such strategies, on behalf of the Investment Committee.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.01 48.36 6.47 1.33