First Asset Morningstar Canada Value Index ETF

Investment Objectives

The First Asset Morningstar Canada Value Index ETF (the "Fund") has been designed to replicate, to the extent possible, the performance of the Morningstar® Canada Target Value IndexTM (formerly, Morningstar® Canada Value IndexTM), net of expenses.

The Index is comprised of liquid equity securities of Canadian companies utilizing proprietary CPMS methodologies from Morningstar to screen for, among other things, low price to earnings ratios, low price to cash flow ratios, low price to book value and sales, and upward earnings estimate revisions. To qualify for inclusion in the Index, the constituent securities must, among other things, trade on the TSX, be classified as a Canadian issuer, and demonstrate average monthly volume (12 month) in the top third of stocks in the investible universe. The Index is comprised of the top 30 issuers that meet the screening requirements, and are equally weighted and rebalanced quarterly.

Traditional indexes are generally based on market capitalization, which can result in overweighting stocks that are overvalued and underweighting stocks that are undervalued. The Fund is designed to address the concerns with traditional indexes based on market capitalization.

FXM 0.78%5.77%11.91%12.59%12.59%15.74%4.49%5.34%9.25%10.18%
As at: 29 Dec 2017 - Benchmark: S&P/TSX Composite Index (Total Return)


Sector Breakdown*

As at 29 December 2017
*As a percent of invested assets

The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns, including changes in unit value and do not take into account sales, redemption or optional charges or income taxes payable by a security holder that would have reduced returns.

The S&P/TSX Composite Index is a capitalization-weighted index designed to measure market activity of stocks listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. This index is used as a benchmark to help you understand the Fund`s performance relative to the general performance of broader Canadian equity market.

Key Facts

Index Characteristics

Number of Securities30
Price/Earnings Ratio13.24
Price/Book Ratio1.40
As at 29 Dec, 2017

Index Risk Return Measures

Time period: 12/29/2000 to 12/29/2017IndexBenchmark
Return (% annualized)15.066.23
Std Dev13.6413.07
Sortino Ratio1.550.51
Max Drawdown-40.75-43.35
Up Capture112.64100.00
Down Capture62.64100.00
As at 29 Dec, 2017
Index: Morningstar® Canada Target Value Index TR
Benchmark: S&P/TSX Composite TR Index


Distribution details (.csv)

Twelve month-trailing distribution yield: 1.69%

FXMTotalCashReinvestedEligible dividendsNon eligible dividendsOther incomeCapital GainsReturn of capitalForeign IncomeForeign tax paid
2017 +$0.31690$0.26690$0.05000-------
2016 +$0.26230$0.26230-$0.24814---$0.01416--
2015 +$0.27230$0.27230-$0.22954---$0.04276--
2014 +$0.72960$0.38160$0.34800$0.19375--$0.53585---
2013 +$0.29535$0.24255$0.05280$0.07384--$0.21944$0.00207--
2012 +$0.17850$0.17850-$0.11385---$0.06465--


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