XES Fund Description

The SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services ETF tracks an equal-weighted index of companies in the oil and gas equipment and services sub industry of the S&P Total Markets Index.

XES ETF.com Insight

At 35 bps, XES is the cheapest option for investors interested in the world of wildcatting and drilling hardware & services but its weighting scheme skews it from a neutral take on theThe fund's beta of 1.09 in relation to our benchmark indicates the higher risk market. Its equal-weight strategy produces a portfolio bias toward small-cap equities causing it to nearly bypass the oil & gas transportation industry. Instead, 25% of its portfolio is allocated to drilling companies which tend to be small companies. The equal-weight strategy is appealing in an industry riddled with a few large players that tend to dominate vanilla market cap portfolios which is why its on our Opportunities list. XES is also highly liquid and the combination of relative economy and solid trading make it a formidable choice. (Insight updated 10/01/2014)

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Performance [as of 12/18/14]
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XES
-17.22% -33.79% -35.01% -33.11% -4.71% 0.66% --

XES (NAV)
-17.27% -33.83% -34.99% -33.13% -4.73% 0.68% --

S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services Select Industry Index
-17.34% -33.90% -34.92% -33.05% -4.60% 0.88% --
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

XES Top 10 Countries

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XES Summary Data

Issuer SSgA

A company that produces and manages ETFs.

Inception Date 06/19/06

The first date of a fund's operations, as documented by the issuer.

Legal Structure Open-Ended Fund

The organizational structure of the fund or ETN.

Expense Ratio 0.35%

The net total annual fee a fund holder pays to the issuer.

Assets Under Management $189.06 M

The market value of total assets that a fund has accumulated and now manages on behalf of investors.

Average Daily $ Volume $8.99 M

It is the daily dollar value of shares traded, averaged over the past 45 trading days.

(%) | The difference between the highest price a market participant is willing to pay to buy an ETF and the lowest price at which a market participant is willing to sell an ETF, averaged over the past 45 days, as a percent." href="javascript:void(0)" class="term">Average Spread (%) 0.10%

The difference between the highest price a market participant is willing to pay to buy an ETF and the lowest price at which a market participant is willing to sell an ETF, averaged over the past 45 days, as a percent.

XES Portfolio Data

Weighted Average Market Cap $7.92 B

Describes the average of each stock's market cap (share price x shares outstanding) scaled by its weight in the portfolio.

Price / Earnings Ratio 22.29

Weighted average ratio of prices of a fund’s stocks to trailing earnings of underlying stocks.

Price / Book Ratio 1.04

Weighted average ratio of prices of a fund’s stocks to the book value of underlying equity.

Distribution Yield 1.28%

The ratio of distributions paid by the fund over the past 12 months, divided by the fund’s NAV.

Next Ex-Dividend Date 12/29/14

The date on which a security's price excludes an upcoming dividend.

Number of Holdings 52

The number of securities held in the fund as of ETF.com’s analysis date, based on issuer portfolios or the creation basket. If an ETF holds other ETFs, we count every constituent, looking through the ETF wrapper.

XES Index Data

Index Tracked S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services Select Industry Index

This is the benchmark an ETF is desigend to track or replicate.

Index Weighting Methodology Equal

A set of rules that the underlying index provider follows to weight its constituent securities.

Index Selection Methodology Market Cap

A set of rules that the underlying index provider follows to select its constituent securities.

Segment Benchmark Thomson Reuters US Oil & Gas Related Equipment & Services

This is the index that we have chosen as the best-in-class gauge for each segment's broad market.

Related ETFs to XES

Top Competing ETFs PXJ, IEZ

ETFs from within the same segment or closely related segments with similar investment objectives or market exposures.

XES ETF.com Efficiency Insight

At 35 bps, XES is the cheapest fund within its segment. Even better, XES consistently tracks its index tighter than even its expense ratio suggests - likely the product of securities lending revenue and efficient management. XES has also preserved its tax efficiency by avoiding capital gains payouts. (Insight updated 10/01/2014)


Total Return - 12/18/2014

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Performance [as of 12/18/14]
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XES
-17.22% -33.79% -35.01% -33.11% -4.71% 0.66% --

XES (NAV)
-17.27% -33.83% -34.99% -33.13% -4.73% 0.68% --

S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services Select Industry Index
-17.34% -33.90% -34.92% -33.05% -4.60% 0.88% --

Thomson Reuters US Oil & Gas Related Equipment & Services
-11.27% -19.47% -7.49% -4.55% 8.31% 8.02% --
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

XES Portfolio Management

Expense Ratio 0.35%

The net annual fee a fund holder pays to the issuer.

(12 Mo) | Compares returns of the fund's NAV to its underlying index for a daily series of overlapping 12 month periods. The median is the middle value of the results." href="javascript:void(0)" class="term">Median Tracking Difference (12 Mo) -0.27%

Compares returns of the fund's NAV to its underlying index for a daily series of overlapping 12 month periods. The median is the middle value of the results.

XES Tax Exposures

Max LT/ST Capital Gains Rate 20.00% / 39.60%

The maximum long-term and short-term U.S. tax rates applicable to a realized capital gain.

Tax on Distributions Qualified dividends

IRS treatment of the majority of the fund's distributions.

Distributes K1 No

ETFs that are structured as commodities pools and classified as limited partnerships by the IRS will issue K-1 forms to holders.

XES Fund Structure

Legal Structure Open-Ended Fund

The organizational structure of the fund or ETN.

OTC Derivative Use No

An indicator of whether a fund uses over-the-counter derivatives such as swaps or forwards to achieve its objectives.

Securities Lending Active Yes

An indicator of whether or not a fund actively lends its portfolio holdings.

ETN Counterparty N/A

The institution responsible for providing the return of the stated index and whose credit is the sole backing of the ETN.

ETN Counterparty Risk N/A

The risk of default by the ETN counterparty.

Fund Closure Risk Low

The likelihood that an issuer will shut down a fund for business or regulatory reasons.

Portfolio Disclosure Daily

The frequency of an issuer's disclosure of all fund holdings.

XES ETF.com Tradability Insight

XES offers investors deep liquidity, trading more than $2 million most days. The fund's use of an equal-weight strategy does little to impact its hedgability, and the fund trades without any significant premiums or discounts. Its average spread of 0.06% (3 cents) is among the tightest in its segment. On-screen liquidity is deep enough to accommodate small and large investors alike. (Insight updated 10/01/2014)

Average Spread

Premium/Discount

Volume

XES ETF.com/ Block LiquidityAs of 12/19/2014

5
4
3
2
1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade 25,000 shares of XES. XES is rated a 5 out of 5.

XES Tradability

Avg. Daily Share Volume 286,823

It is the daily number of shares traded, averaged over the past 45 trading days.

Average Daily $ Volume $8.99 M

It is the daily dollar value of shares traded, averaged over the past 45 trading days.

Median Daily Share Volume 217,694

Median number of shares traded over the past 45 trading days.

(%) | The difference between the highest price a market participant is willing to pay to buy an ETF and the lowest price at which a market participant is willing to sell an ETF, averaged over the past 45 days, as a percent." href="javascript:void(0)" class="term">Average Spread (%) 0.10%

The difference between the highest price a market participant is willing to pay to buy an ETF and the lowest price at which a market participant is willing to sell an ETF, averaged over the past 45 days, as a percent.

($) | The difference between the highest and lowest posted prices for an ETF, averaged over the past 45 days, in dollars." href="javascript:void(0)" class="term">Average Spread ($) $0.03

The difference between the highest and lowest posted prices for an ETF, averaged over the past 45 days, in dollars.

(12 Mo) | The greatest amount that the market price exceeded (premium) and fell below (discount) its fair value/net asset value (NAV) over a maximum 12-month period." href="javascript:void(0)" class="term">Max. Premium / Discount (12 Mo) 0.19% / -0.11%

The greatest amount that the market price exceeded (premium) and fell below (discount) its fair value/net asset value (NAV) over a maximum 12-month period.

Impediment to Creations None

This flags whether there is currently a systemic issue that has restricted the ability to create or redeem shares of the fund. This may be imposed by the fund's issuer, or by external circumstances.

Market Hours Overlap 100.00%

The percent of time that the underlying securities of an ETF are open to trading while US exchanges are open.

(Shares) | The smallest block of ETF shares that an Authorized Participant can either create or redeem at net asset value (NAV) with the issuer in exchange for the underlying shares of the fund." href="javascript:void(0)" class="term">Creation Unit Size (Shares) 50,000

The smallest block of ETF shares that an Authorized Participant can either create or redeem at net asset value (NAV) with the issuer in exchange for the underlying shares of the fund.

(45 Day Average) | The median 45 day share volume divided by the creation unit size of the fund. The higher the number, the more likely that liquidity providers will trade the fund in size, or in odd lots." href="javascript:void(0)" class="term">Creation Unit/Day (45 Day Average) 4.35

The median 45 day share volume divided by the creation unit size of the fund. The higher the number, the more likely that liquidity providers will trade the fund in size, or in odd lots.

(%) | The standard fee to create or redeem 1 creation unit of an ETF as a percentage of the dollar value of 1 creation unit." href="javascript:void(0)" class="term">Creation Unit Cost (%) 0.02%

The standard fee to create or redeem 1 creation unit of an ETF as a percentage of the dollar value of 1 creation unit.

Underlying Volume / Unit 0.14%

This metric serves as a way of understanding the impact of executing 1 creation unit worth of an ETF in terms of the volume of its underlying components.

Open Interest on ETF Options 2,662

The total number of net outstanding options contracts for an ETF.

ETF.com Implied Liquidity 5

An estimate of liquidity for the underlying baskets of securities, scaled 1 to 5.

XES ETF.com Fit Insight

XES does not reflect a neutral view of the segment but it doesn't try to. Its equal-weighting methodology causes XES to tilt toward small-caps, with 36% of the fund exposed to small-cap companies. This forces the fund to nearly ignore the oil & gas transportation industry in favor of the drilling industry. It also elevates the fund's risk relative to the broad market (beta to 1.09). Despite the higher beta the fund has underperformed our benchmark over the last 6 months, resulting in significant negative alpha. (Insight updated 10/01/2014)

XES Geographic Exposure

Countries XES Segment Benchmark
United States 99.86% 97.68%

United Kingdom 0.14% 2.32%

Regions XES Segment Benchmark
North America 99.86% 97.68%

Europe 0.14% 2.32%

Developed /
Emerging Split
100.00% / 0% 100.00% / 0%

XES Performance Statistics

Beta 1.18

The sensitivity of the returns of the fund to the movement of the ETF.com segment benchmark. Beta of 1.0 means magnitude of fund returns equals that of IU benchmark returns.

Annualized Alpha -29.37%

The excess return of fund relative to ETF.com segment benchmark on a risk adjusted basis. Only reported if statistically significant.

Up Beta 1.11

The comparison of a fund's return to our benchmark's for days when the benchmark is up. Ideally down beta is less than up beta while beta of 1.0 means they're equal.

Down Beta 1.22

The comparison of a fund's return to our benchmark's for days when the benchmark is down. Ideally down beta is less than up beta while beta of 1.0 means they're equal.

Downside Standard Deviation 0.68%

A measure of the variability between the fund's returns and the ETF.com segment benchmark returns on days when the fund underperforms the benchmark.

Segment Benchmark Thomson Reuters US Oil & Gas Related Equipment & Services

This is the index that we have chosen as the best-in-class gauge for each segment's broad market.

XES Benchmark Comparison

XES
52 Holdings
Segment Benchmark
83 Constituents
Shared Holdings
40 (Count)
 
26.87% (Weight)
XESSegment Benchmark
Market Cap | The average market capitalization of the firms in the portfolio based on each firm’s weighting in the portfolio." href="javascript:void(0)" class="term">Weighted Average
Market Cap
$40.61 B$7.92 B

The average market capitalization of the firms in the portfolio based on each firm’s weighting in the portfolio.

Size Split

The breakdown of the portfolio’s holdings into each market capitalization bucket based on each firm’s weighting in the portfolio.

Large (>12.9B)69%10%
Mid (>2.7B)23%37%
Small (>600M)8%38%
Micro (<600M)0%15%
Price / Book Ratio2.301.04

Weighted average ratio of prices of a fund’s stocks to the book value of underlying equity.

Dividend Yield2.93%1.70%

The weighted average of the current yield on the portfolio’s holdings.

Holdings | The number of securities held in the fund as of ETF.com’s analysis date, based on issuer portfolios or the creation basket. If an ETF holds other ETFs, we count every constituent, looking through the ETF wrapper." href="javascript:void(0)" class="term">Number Of
Holdings
8352

The number of securities held in the fund as of ETF.com’s analysis date, based on issuer portfolios or the creation basket. If an ETF holds other ETFs, we count every constituent, looking through the ETF wrapper.

ConcentrationHighMedium

The level of return contribution attributable to the average portfolio constituent.