FICS

First Trust International Developed Capital Strength ETF
*Unless otherwise stated, data provided by FactSet.

FICS Fund Description

The First Trust International Developed Capital Strength ETF (the “Fund”) seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before the Fund’s fees and expenses) of an index called The International Developed Capital Strength IndexSM (the “Index”).

FICS Factset Analytics Insight

FICS provides exposure to companies of any market cap with strong market positions that potentially provide a greater degree of stability and performance over time. With the NASDAQ Developed ex-US Index as its initial universe, securities (which may include common stocks and REITs) are first ranked by market cap and those not in the top 500 are excluded. Eligible securities are then screened for fundamental factors such as long-term debt-to-market cap ratio and return-on-equity ratio, before being ranked once again by a combined short-term (three-months) and long-term (one year) historical volatility. The 50 securities with the lowest volatility scores are selected for inclusion in the underlying index. Moreover, the index is equal-dollar weighted such that no industry or country has a weight greater than 30%. The fund will use the net total return version of the index

FICS MSCI ESG Analytics Insight

First Trust International Developed Capital Strength ETF has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of AAA based on a score of 9.18 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. First Trust International Developed Capital Strength ETF ranks in the 93th percentile within its peer group and in the 87th percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.

FICS 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 01/20/22] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
FICS -2.47% -1.69% -6.01% 10.65% -- -- --
FICS (NAV) -2.28% -2.73% -6.76% 9.48% -- -- --
MSCI World ex USA IMI 3.45% -1.22% -0.87% 8.63% 11.98% 9.17% 7.56%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

FICS Summary Data

First Trust
12/15/20
Open-Ended Fund
0.70%
$24.04M
$422.80K
0.12%

FICS Portfolio Data

$71.63B
20.69
4.78
1.35%
N/A
50

FICS Index Data

The International Developed Capital Strength Index
Equal
Multi-Factor
MSCI World ex USA IMI

FICS Portfolio Management

0.70%
--
--
--

FICS Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
--
Qualified dividends
No

FICS Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
N/A
-- / --
N/A
N/A
Medium
Daily

FICS Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 01/21/22
5
4
3
2
1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of FICS. FICS is rated a N/A out of 5.

FICS Tradability

11,732
$422.80K
4,237
$151.38K
0.12%
$0.04
0.29%
1.76% / -2.53%
None
36.00%
--
--
--
--
0
$34.08
N/A

FICS Sector/Industry Breakdown


FICS
Segment Benchmark
27.92%
15.99%
18.17%
10.25%
13.71%
8.63%
11.71%
21.38%
11.26%
10.28%
8.74%
12.32%
4.29%
8.06%

FICS Top 10 Holdings[View All]

2.38%
2.34%
2.25%
2.18%
2.17%
2.16%
2.16%
2.14%
2.12%
2.12%
22.02%

FICS Countries


FICS
Segment Benchmark
15.54%
9.18%
14.29%
13.74%
14.21%
8.43%
10.47%
9.16%
10.23%
6.37%
9.92%
7.48%
9.84%
4.00%
4.05%
4.23%
3.98%
2.29%
3.66%
21.34%

FICS Regions


FICS
Segment Benchmark
70.57%
57.09%
15.54%
10.57%
13.89%
31.65%
--
0.69%

FICS Economic Development


FICS
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%
--
0.00%

FICS Performance Statistics

0.52
0.80
0.77
0.85
0.61%
MSCI World ex USA IMI

FICS MSCI ESG Ratings

9.18 / 10
87.41
93.24
5.75%
--
33.99

FICS Benchmark Comparison Holdings

50
3494
50
13.92%

FICS Benchmark Comparison Summary


FICS
Segment Benchmark
50
3494
$71.63B
$69.48B
20.69
18.42
4.78
1.82
1.87%
2.47%
Medium
Low

FICS Benchmark Comparison Market Cap Size


FICS
Segment Benchmark
95.96%
72.75%
4.04%
19.79%
0.00%
6.98%
0.00%
0.48%