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Name

As of 05/17/2024

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

Watchlist

$27.48

$414 M

0.80%

$0.22

0.60%

Vitals

YTD Return

13.4%

1 yr return

25.1%

3 Yr Avg Return

28.1%

5 Yr Avg Return

14.7%

Net Assets

$414 M

Holdings in Top 10

36.6%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$27.2
$21.50
$28.34

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 0.60%

SALES FEES

Front Load N/A

Deferred Load N/A

TRADING FEES

Turnover N/A

Redemption Fee N/A


Min Investment

Standard (Taxable)

N/A

IRA

N/A


Fund Classification

Fund Type

Exchange Traded Fund


Name

As of 05/17/2024

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

Watchlist

$27.48

$414 M

0.80%

$0.22

0.60%

FCG - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 13.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 28.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 14.7%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.41%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.8%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    First Trust Natural Gas ETF
  • Fund Family Name
    First Trust Advisors L.P.
  • Inception Date
    May 08, 2007
  • Shares Outstanding
    33198365
  • Share Class
    N/A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    US
  • Manager
    Jon Erickson

Fund Description

The Fund will normally invest at least 90% of its net assets (including investment borrowings) in the securities that comprise the Index. The Fund, using an indexing investment approach, attempts to replicate, before fees and expenses, the performance of the Index. The Index is developed and owned by Nasdaq, Inc. (the “Index Provider”), and is calculated and maintained by Nasdaq. The Index Provider may, from time to time, exercise reasonable discretion as it deems appropriate in order to ensure Index integrity.The Index is designed to track the performance of public companies that derive a substantial portion of their revenues from midstream activities and/or the exploration and production of natural gas. According to the Index Provider, to be eligible for inclusion in the Index, a security must be listed on a qualifying U.S. securities exchange and be issued by a company involved in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas, according to FactSet Revere, where its natural gas proved reserves accounts for 30% or greater of its total proved reserves. Natural gas shall be converted to Barrels of Oil Equivalent (“BOE”) using the industry standard conversion of 1 BOE equals 6,000 cubic feet. In addition, according to the Index Provider, eligible securities must meet the security eligibility criteria for security type, multiple classes of securities and the size, float, seasoning,and liquidity requirements of the Index. The index may be composed of common stocks, depositary receipts and master limited partnership ("MLP") units. Securities meeting the eligibility criteria are then divided into two groups: securities issued by MLPs and securities issued by non-MLPs. Each group of securities is then ranked by market capitalization. All eligible non-MLP securities and the ten largest MLP securities are chosen for inclusion in the Index.The Index uses a linear-based capitalization-weighted methodology for both groups of constituents that initially ranks the securities based on market capitalization and average daily trading value, and then adjusts the combined rankings of each security by a factor relating to its market capitalization. The resulting linear weight distribution prevents a few large component stocks from dominating the Index while allowing smaller companies to adequately influence Index performance. The Index allocates 15% of its weight to securities issued by MLPs and 85% of its weight to securities issued by non-MLPs. The maximum weight of any security is 4.5%. Therefore, any security in excess of 4.5% is capped at 4.5% and the excess weight is redistributed proportionally across the remaining constituent securities. The Fund may invest in companies with various market capitalizations.The Index is rebalanced and reconstituted quarterly and the Fund will make corresponding changes to its portfolio shortly after the Index changes are made public. The Index’s quarterly rebalance and reconstitution schedule may cause the Fund to experience a higher rate of portfolio turnover. The Fund will be concentrated in an industry or a group of industries to the extent that the Index is so concentrated. As of March 28, 2024, the Index was composed of 47 securities and the Fund had significant investments inenergy companies, although this may change from time to time. The Fund’s investments will change as the Index changes and, as a result, the Fund may have significant investments in jurisdictions or investment sectors that it may not have had as of March 28, 2024. To the extent the Fund invests a significant portion of its assets in a given jurisdiction or investment sector, the Fund may be exposed to the risks associated with that jurisdiction or investment sector.
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FCG - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FCG Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 13.4% -11.6% 17.3% 31.34%
1 Yr 25.1% -21.0% 47.0% 41.79%
3 Yr 28.1%* -11.9% 31.5% 13.43%
5 Yr 14.7%* 0.0% 21.6% 16.42%
10 Yr -10.7%* -13.4% 13.4% 87.93%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FCG Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 -0.9% -12.5% 12.1% 47.76%
2022 42.7% -9.1% 88.5% 53.73%
2021 94.8% -16.7% 94.8% 1.49%
2020 -26.9% -47.8% 134.4% 25.37%
2019 -18.0% -18.0% 61.0% 100.00%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period FCG Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 13.4% -11.6% 17.3% 31.34%
1 Yr 25.1% -21.0% 47.0% 41.79%
3 Yr 28.1%* -11.9% 31.5% 13.43%
5 Yr 14.7%* 0.0% 21.6% 16.42%
10 Yr -10.7%* -13.4% 13.4% 87.93%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period FCG Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 2.5% -11.5% 14.4% 44.78%
2022 47.2% -8.0% 88.5% 52.24%
2021 98.4% -15.7% 98.4% 1.49%
2020 -23.2% -44.2% 138.4% 16.42%
2019 -16.5% -16.5% 63.2% 100.00%

FCG - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

FCG Category Low Category High FCG % Rank
Net Assets 414 M 5.1 M 39.9 B 41.18%
Number of Holdings 52 24 216 26.47%
Net Assets in Top 10 174 M 2.02 M 27.3 B 48.53%
Weighting of Top 10 36.62% 27.8% 80.8% 91.18%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Western Midstream Partners LP 4.46%
  2. Hess Midstream LP 4.42%
  3. ConocoPhillips 3.77%
  4. Occidental Petroleum Corp 3.63%
  5. Pioneer Natural Resources Co 3.57%
  6. Hess Corp 3.53%
  7. EOG Resources Inc 3.46%
  8. Devon Energy Corp 3.39%
  9. Diamondback Energy Inc 3.30%
  10. EQT Corp 3.10%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High FCG % Rank
Stocks
99.84% 70.58% 100.03% 14.71%
Cash
1.33% 0.00% 30.67% 54.41%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 1.41% 92.65%
Other
0.00% 0.00% 29.47% 89.71%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 92.65%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 5.04% 97.06%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FCG % Rank
Energy
100.00% 0.00% 100.00% 14.71%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 39.83% 97.06%
Technology
0.00% 0.00% 35.01% 97.06%
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 0.02% 97.06%
Industrials
0.00% 0.00% 25.16% 97.06%
Healthcare
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 92.65%
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 0.41% 92.65%
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 92.65%
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 1.54% 95.59%
Consumer Cyclical
0.00% 0.00% 6.59% 97.06%
Basic Materials
0.00% 0.00% 17.92% 100.00%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High FCG % Rank
US
99.84% 40.17% 99.99% 11.76%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 59.86% 95.59%

FCG - Expenses

Operational Fees

FCG Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.60% 0.08% 2.84% 75.00%
Management Fee 0.40% 0.00% 1.25% 22.06%
12b-1 Fee 0.00% 0.00% 1.00% 13.33%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.06% 0.25% N/A

Sales Fees

FCG Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 2.00% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 1.00% N/A

Trading Fees

FCG Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A N/A N/A N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

FCG Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover N/A 5.00% 382.00% 98.28%

FCG - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

FCG Category Low Category High FCG % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.80% 0.00% 6.52% 35.29%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

FCG Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annual Quarterly Annual

Net Income Ratio Analysis

FCG Category Low Category High FCG % Rank
Net Income Ratio 1.41% -1.80% 4.54% 66.18%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

FCG Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Semi-Annually Annually

Distributions History

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FCG - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Jon Erickson


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 08, 2007

15.07

15.1%

Jon C. Erickson, CFA, was born in 1966. Mr. Erickson earned a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois and has an MBA from the University of Illinois in Finance. He has been with First Trust Advisors L.P. since 1994 and he is a Portfolio Manager and Senior Vice President. As the head of FTA’s Equity Research Group, Mr. Erickson shall be responsible for determining the securities to be purchased and sold by Funds that do not utilize quantitative investment strategies on behalf of the Investment Committee.

David McGarel


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 08, 2007

15.07

15.1%

David G. McGarel, CFA, was born in 1966. Mr. McGarel earned a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame. He has been with First Trust Advisors L.P. since 1997 and he is a Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Investment Officer. As head of FTA’s Strategy Research Group, Mr. McGarel shall be responsible for developing and implementing quantitative investment strategies for those Funds that have investment policies that require them to follow such strategies, on behalf of the Investment Committee.

Stan Ueland


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 08, 2007

15.07

15.1%

Mr. Ueland joined First Trust Advisors as a Vice President in August 2005 and has been a Senior Vice President of First Trust and FTP since September 2012. At First Trust, he plays an important role in executing the investment strategies of each portfolio of exchange-traded funds advised by First Trust. Before joining First Trust, he was vice president of sales at BondWave LLC from May 2004 through August 2005, an account executive for Mina Capital Management LLC and Samaritan Asset Management LLC from January 2003 through May 2004, and a sales consultant at Oracle Corporation from January 1997 through January 2003.

Daniel Lindquist


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 08, 2007

15.07

15.1%

Daniel J. Lindquist, CFA, was born in 1970. Mr. Lindquist earned a B.A. in Business Economics from Wheaton College and has an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago. He has been with First Trust Advisors L.P. since 2004 and is a Managing Director. Mr. Lindquist is the Chairman of the Investment Committee and is responsible for the overall supervision of the Separate Managed Accounts.

Roger Testin


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 08, 2007

15.07

15.1%

Roger F. Testin, CFA, was born in 1966. Mr. Testin earned a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Illinois and has an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago. He has been with First Trust Advisors L.P. since 2001 and he is a Portfolio Manager and Senior Vice President. As Product Manager for the VA’s, SMA’s and International Managed Products, Mr. Testin shall be responsible for the daily implementation and execution of the strategies for these product vehicles on behalf of the Investment Committee.

Chris Peterson


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Mar 18, 2016

6.21

6.2%

Chris A. Peterson, CFA was born in 1975. Mr. Peterson earned a B.S in Finance from Bradley University and has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in Analytic Finance & Accounting. He has been with First Trust Advisors L.P. since 2000. As head of FTA’s Portfolio Advisor’s Strategy Research Group, Mr. Peterson shall be responsible for developing and implementing quantitative equity strategies on behalf of the Investment Committee.

Erik Russo


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 31, 2020

1.41

1.4%

Mr. Russo is a Vice President of First Trust. He is responsible for implementing the investment strategies of each portfolio of exchange-traded funds advised by First Trust in his role as a Portfolio Manager. Mr. Russo joined First Trust in January of 2010.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.33 24.18 6.95 0.54