Looking for broad exposure to the Small Cap Value segment of the US equity market? You should consider the Invesco S&P SmallCap Value with Momentum ETF (
XSVM Quick Quote XSVM - Free Report) , a passively managed exchange traded fund launched on 03/03/2005.
The fund is sponsored by Invesco. It has amassed assets over $609.08 million, making it one of the average sized ETFs attempting to match the Small Cap Value segment of the US equity market.
Why Small Cap Value
With more potential comes more risk, and small cap companies, with market capitalization below $2 billion, epitomizes this way of thinking.
Value stocks are known for their lower than average price-to-earnings and price-to-book ratios, but investors should also note their lower than average sales and earnings growth rates. Looking at their long-term performance, value stocks have outperformed growth stocks in almost all markets. They are however likely to underperform growth stocks in strong bull markets.
Cost is an important factor in selecting the right ETF, and cheaper funds can significantly outperform their more expensive counterparts if all other fundamentals are the same.
Annual operating expenses for this ETF are 0.39%, putting it on par with most peer products in the space.
It has a 12-month trailing dividend yield of 1.86%.
Sector Exposure and Top Holdings
It is important to delve into an ETF's holdings before investing despite the many upsides to these kinds of funds like diversified exposure, which minimizes single stock risk. And, most ETFs are very transparent products that disclose their holdings on a daily basis.
This ETF has heaviest allocation to the Financials sector--about 36.50% of the portfolio. Industrials and Consumer Discretionary round out the top three.
Looking at individual holdings, Olympic Steel Inc (
ZEUS Quick Quote ZEUS - Free Report) accounts for about 2.96% of total assets, followed by Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc ( RYAM Quick Quote RYAM - Free Report) and Andersons Inc/the ( ANDE Quick Quote ANDE - Free Report) .
The top 10 holdings account for about 17.9% of total assets under management.
Performance and Risk
XSVM seeks to match the performance of the S&P 600 HIGH MOMENTUM VALUE INDEX before fees and expenses. The S&P 600 High Momentum Value Index is composed of securities with strong value characteristics selected from the Russell 2000 Index.
The ETF has lost about -15.48% so far this year and is down about -8.93% in the last one year (as of 06/28/2022). In the past 52-week period, it has traded between $44.09 and $56.67.
The ETF has a beta of 1.19 and standard deviation of 34.94% for the trailing three-year period. With about 121 holdings, it effectively diversifies company-specific risk.
Invesco S&P SmallCap Value with Momentum ETF carries a Zacks ETF Rank of 3 (Hold), which is based on expected asset class return, expense ratio, and momentum, among other factors. Thus, XSVM is a reasonable option for those seeking exposure to the Style Box - Small Cap Value area of the market. Investors might also want to consider some other ETF options in the space.
The iShares Russell 2000 Value ETF (
IWN Quick Quote IWN - Free Report) and the Vanguard SmallCap Value ETF ( VBR Quick Quote VBR - Free Report) track a similar index. While iShares Russell 2000 Value ETF has $11.79 billion in assets, Vanguard SmallCap Value ETF has $22.40 billion. IWN has an expense ratio of 0.24% and VBR charges 0.07%. Bottom-Line
While an excellent vehicle for long term investors, passively managed ETFs are a popular choice among institutional and retail investors due to their low costs, transparency, flexibility, and tax efficiency.
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