EZA

iShares MSCI South Africa ETF
*Unless otherwise stated, data provided by FactSet.

EZA Fund Description

EZA tracks the performance of a market-cap-weighted index of South African stocks. It captures 85% of the publicly available market, excluding all small-caps.

EZA Factset Analytics Insight

EZA aims to capture the South African equity space by tracking a cap-weighted index that represents a majority of the market. It tilts large compared to our more comprehensive benchmark, as it excludes small-caps from its portfolio, Nevertheless, it still provides neutral sector exposure. Given the limitations of a small country like South Africa, investors must be conscious before investing in this fund, as it may allocate more resources to some select companies. Hence, a cap of 25% per issuer is used to ensure diversification among its holdings. EZA uses a representative sampling strategy, which means it will invest in a sample of securities that collectively have an investment profile similar to that of the underlying index. The index is rebalanced quarterly. Before September 2017, the fund tracked an uncapped version of its current index.

EZA MSCI ESG Analytics Insight

iShares MSCI South Africa ETF has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of AA based on a score of 8.15 out of 10. The MSCI ESG Fund Rating measures the resiliency of portfolios to long-term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors. ESG Fund Ratings range from best (AAA) to worst (CCC). Highly rated funds consist of companies that tend to show strong and/or improving management of financially relevant environmental, social and governance issues. These companies may be more resilient to disruptions arising from ESG events.

The fund’s Peer Rank reflects the ranking of a fund’s MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score against the scores of other funds within the same peer group, as defined by the Thomson Reuters Lipper Global Classification. iShares MSCI South Africa ETF ranks in the 87th percentile within its peer group and in the 99th percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.

EZA MSCI FaCS and Factor Box

MSCI FaCS is a standard method for evaluating and reporting the Factor characteristics of equity portfolios including ETFs. The Factor Box includes 6 Factors that MSCI has identified that historically provided a return premium. On the vertical axis, the Factor Groups, are displayed and the horizontal axis displays the Factor exposure, overweight, underweight or neutral.

PERFORMANCE [as of 12/02/21] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
EZA -4.99% -9.84% 2.92% 10.49% 1.43% 2.86% 0.51%
EZA (NAV) -1.94% -5.49% 5.07% 13.36% 2.58% 3.47% 0.77%
MSCI South Africa 25/50 Index -1.52% -5.54% 5.89% 14.30% 3.20% -- --
MSCI South Africa IMI Index -1.47% -5.45% 5.09% 12.24% 3.24% 3.72% 1.54%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

EZA Summary Data

Blackrock
iShares
02/03/03
Open-Ended Fund
0.59%
$305.90M
$15.14M
0.10%

EZA Portfolio Data

$21.35B
14.49
1.95
4.99%
12/13/21
40

EZA Index Data

Market Cap
Market Cap
MSCI South Africa IMI Index

EZA Portfolio Management

0.59%
-0.57%
6.54%
-3.93%

EZA Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
--
Qualified dividends
No

EZA Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
Yes
-- / --
N/A
N/A
Low
Daily

EZA Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 12/03/21
5
4
3
2
1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of EZA. EZA is rated a 4 out of 5.

EZA Tradability

331,458
$15.14M
250,346
$11.61M
0.10%
$0.05
0.16%
3.02% / -2.49%
None
8.00%
100,000
2.50
0.03%
0.73%
985
$45.91
4

EZA Sector/Industry Breakdown


EZA
Segment Benchmark
34.48%
35.01%
24.59%
21.11%
14.78%
12.98%
8.98%
10.15%
8.28%
7.48%
4.21%
6.30%
1.94%
2.97%
1.54%
2.60%
1.21%
1.05%

EZA Top 10 Holdings[View All]

13.87%
7.48%
7.32%
4.36%
4.35%
4.09%
3.90%
3.90%
3.74%
3.52%
56.52%

EZA Countries


EZA
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
99.70%
--
0.30%

EZA Regions


EZA
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
99.70%
--
0.30%

EZA Economic Development


EZA
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
99.70%
--
0.30%

EZA Performance Statistics

0.87
0.96
0.88
1.04
0.56%
MSCI South Africa IMI Index

EZA MSCI ESG Ratings

8.15 / 10
99.13
87.22
3.47%
--
447.36

EZA Benchmark Comparison Holdings

40
82
36
85.44%

EZA Benchmark Comparison Summary


EZA
Segment Benchmark
40
82
$21.35B
$18.71B
14.49
17.09
1.95
1.90
2.29%
2.39%
High
Medium

EZA Benchmark Comparison Market Cap Size


EZA
Segment Benchmark
43.46%
37.82%
54.94%
47.98%
1.60%
12.83%
0.00%
1.37%