FTCS

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

FTCS Fund Description

FTCS tracks an equally weighted US large-cap equity index targeting companies with a strong cash balance, low long-term debt, and high return on equity.

FTCS Factset Analytics Insight

FTCS seeks to outperform the broader large-cap space by selecting companies based on their strength of their balance sheets, looking at cash balances, long-term debt ratios, and ROE. FTCS picks from a relatively narrow subset of the large-cap universe: the NASDAQ US benchmark, a 500-firm composite of NASDAQ-listed companies. Surprisingly, the portfolio shows only a moderate bias toward technology, instead heavily overweighting industrials, while financials are drastically underweighted. By design, FTCS will always struggle to reflect the broad large-cap market given its limited selection universe, but it fills a niche within a crowded segment.FTCS trades reasonably well, with manageable spreads. With a basket of US large-caps, underlying liquidity is ample for block trades. FTCS charges a reasonable fee for a specialist fund, but quarterly rebalances may be a drag on tracking, as the fund tends to lag its index by more than its fee.FTCS formerly tracked a large-cap value index and traded under the ticker FDV. The fund was rebranded in May 2013.

FTCS MSCI ESG Analytics Insight

First Trust Capital Strength ETF has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of A based on a score of 6.12 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 Capital Strength ETF ranks in the 68th percentile within its peer group and in the 86th percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.

FTCS 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.

FTCS Charts And Performance

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PERFORMANCE [as of 11/08/19] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
FTCS 5.65% 2.84% 21.70% 9.52% 15.05% 11.05% 12.64%
FTCS (NAV) 5.77% 2.95% 21.72% 9.63% 15.06% 11.02% 13.37%
The NASDAQ Capital Strength Index -- -- -- -- -- -- 13.37%
MSCI USA Large Cap Index 7.19% 5.89% 25.55% 12.68% 15.71% 11.28% 13.50%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

FTCS Summary Data

First Trust
07/06/06
Open-Ended Fund
0.60%
$3.09B
$17.19M
0.03%

FTCS Portfolio Data

$118.31B
21.09
5.60
1.36%
12/13/19
51

FTCS Index Data

Equal
Fundamental
MSCI USA Large Cap Index

FTCS Portfolio Management

0.60%
-0.69%
-0.51%
-0.78%

FTCS Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Qualified dividends
No

FTCS Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
No
100% / 0%
N/A
N/A
Low
Daily
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Last 10 Trades
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FTCS Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 11/11/19
5
4
3
2
1

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

FTCS Tradability

303,004
$17.19M
265,963
$15.29M
0.03%
$0.02
0.04%
0.20% / -0.22%
None
100.00%
50,000
5.32
0.02%
0.03%
0
$58.19
5

FTCS Sector/Industry Breakdown


FTCS
Segment Benchmark
22.23%
13.81%
21.98%
9.29%
17.76%
14.83%
17.49%
28.73%
9.96%
13.09%
8.63%
7.98%
1.97%
2.07%

FTCS Top 10 Holdings[View All]

Amgen Inc. 2.13%
21.53%

FTCS Countries


FTCS
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

FTCS Regions


FTCS
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

FTCS Economic Development


FTCS
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

FTCS Performance Statistics

0.94
0.94
0.92
0.95
0.25%
MSCI USA Large Cap Index

FTCS MSCI ESG Ratings

A
6.12 / 10
85.55
68.26
1.92%
8.42%
102.57

FTCS Benchmark Comparison Holdings

51
297
43
23.10%

FTCS Benchmark Comparison Summary


FTCS
Segment Benchmark
51
297
$118.31B
$269.32B
21.09
21.84
5.60
3.49
1.90%
1.95%
Medium
Low

FTCS Benchmark Comparison Market Cap Size


FTCS
Segment Benchmark
92.06%
99.84%
7.94%
0.16%
0.00%
0.00%
0.00%
0.00%