KSA

iShares MSCI Saudi Arabia ETF
B

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*Unless otherwise stated, data provided by FactSet.

KSA Fund Description

KSA tracks a market cap-weighted index of Saudi Arabian firms covering 99% of the market cap spectrum.

KSA Factset Analytics Insight

KSA was the first ETF to provide direct exposure to Saudi Arabian equity. Foreign ownership of Saudi stock was prohibited before June 2015, and the fund's continued ability to invest is subject to limitation and review by the country's regulators. Don't plan on getting a piece of the famous Saudi oil fields—those remain in the hands of the state-owned Saudi Aramco, and KSA's energy stake is relatively modest. Instead, the fund is dominated by industrial mega-cap SABIC, as well as a number of banks and other financial firms, some of which retain significant state ownership. Given the bureaucratic hoops the issuer must jump through—not to mention scant competition—it's no surprise that KSA doesn't come cheap. However, the fund does a decent job overall at providing comprehensive coverage of a market that's not easy to access.

KSA MSCI ESG Analytics Insight

iShares MSCI Saudi Arabia ETF has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of B based on a score of 1.63 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 Saudi Arabia ETF ranks in the 1st percentile within its peer group and in the 0th percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.

KSA 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.

KSA Charts And Performance

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PERFORMANCE [as of 10/17/19] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
KSA -2.18% -15.13% 0.29% 2.85% 14.55% -- --
KSA (NAV) -2.38% -16.03% -0.08% 1.81% 15.11% -- --
MSCI Saudi Arabia IMI 25/50 Index -2.33% -15.94% 0.39% 2.42% 16.00% -- --
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All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

KSA Summary Data

Blackrock
iShares
09/16/15
Open-Ended Fund
0.74%
$670.27M
$22.59M
0.07%

KSA Portfolio Data

$26.98B
19.82
1.87
2.65%
12/16/19
72

KSA Index Data

Market Cap
Market Cap
MSCI Saudi Arabia IMI

KSA Portfolio Management

0.74%
-0.70%
-0.56%
-0.78%

KSA Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Ordinary income
No

KSA Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
No
80% / 20%
N/A
N/A
Low
Daily
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Last 10 Trades
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KSA Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 10/18/19
5
4
3
2
1

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

KSA Tradability

742,114
$22.59M
637,297
$19.37M
0.07%
$0.02
0.28%
2.39% / -3.25%
None
0.00%
50,000
12.75
0.85%
0.47%
1,036
$28.59
4

KSA Sector/Industry Breakdown


KSA
Segment Benchmark
45.36%
45.96%
28.54%
29.06%
8.34%
9.21%
5.31%
4.83%
3.99%
3.43%
3.08%
2.98%
2.13%
1.77%
1.91%
1.60%
1.35%
1.16%

KSA Top 10 Holdings[View All]

12.64%
11.63%
8.78%
6.21%
4.36%
4.01%
3.10%
3.09%
3.05%
2.78%
59.65%

KSA Countries


KSA
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

KSA Regions


KSA
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

KSA Economic Development


KSA
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

KSA Performance Statistics

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0.00%
MSCI Saudi Arabia IMI

KSA MSCI ESG Ratings

B
1.63 / 10
0.34
1.11
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2.52%
502.50

KSA Benchmark Comparison Holdings

72
70
70
95.72%

KSA Benchmark Comparison Summary


KSA
Segment Benchmark
72
70
$26.98B
$28.27B
19.82
19.35
1.87
1.90
3.86%
3.92%
High
High

KSA Benchmark Comparison Market Cap Size


KSA
Segment Benchmark
59.52%
62.18%
22.75%
22.98%
15.38%
13.17%
2.35%
1.67%