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Name

As of 05/21/2024

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

$26.57

$153 M

2.23%

$0.59

0.39%

Vitals

YTD Return

6.7%

1 yr return

20.1%

3 Yr Avg Return

2.0%

5 Yr Avg Return

4.5%

Net Assets

$153 M

Holdings in Top 10

22.2%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$26.5
$22.13
$27.01

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 0.39%

SALES FEES

Front Load N/A

Deferred Load N/A

TRADING FEES

Turnover 103.00%

Redemption Fee N/A


Min Investment

Standard (Taxable)

N/A

IRA

N/A


Fund Classification

Fund Type

Exchange Traded Fund


Name

As of 05/21/2024

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

$26.57

$153 M

2.23%

$0.59

0.39%

IVAL - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 6.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 2.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 4.5%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency N/A
  • Net Income Ratio 2.78%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 2.2%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency None

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Alpha Architect International Quantitative Value ETF
  • Fund Family Name
    Alpha Architect
  • Inception Date
    Dec 16, 2014
  • Shares Outstanding
    5375000
  • Share Class
    N/A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    US
  • Manager
    Wesley Gray

Fund Description

The Fund’s Investment Strategy
The Fund is actively managed by Empowered Funds, LLC dba EA Advisers, the Fund’s investment adviser (the “Adviser”). The Adviser manages the Fund using proprietary methodology developed by Empirical Finance, LLC, d/b/a Alpha Architect (the Adviser’s parent) and licensed to the Adviser.
The Adviser employs a multi-step, quantitative, rules-based methodology to identify a portfolio of approximately 50 to 200 undervalued international equity securities with the potential for capital appreciation. A security is considered to be undervalued when it trades at a price below the price at which the Adviser believes it would trade if the market reflected all factors relating to the company’s worth.
The Adviser analyzes an initial universe of liquid stocks that principally trade developed non-U.S. markets securities exchanges in countries included in the MSCI EAFE Index. Typically, the minimum market capitalization for the smallest-capitalization stocks in the initial universe is above $1 billion. 
The Adviser eliminates from the initial universe illiquid securities, real estate investment trusts, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), stocks of financial firms, and stocks of companies with less than twelve months of available financial data. The resulting universe is composed primarily of highly liquid, small-, mid- and large-cap stocks. 
The Adviser then employs proprietary screens, which evaluate among other things, the firms’ accounting practices, to eliminate firms that are potential “value traps.” That is, these screens eliminate firms with, in the Adviser’s view, negative characteristics. Those could include situations where firms appear to be experiencing financial distress or have manipulated accounting data. For example, we may seek to avoid firms that have large accruals (i.e., their net income greatly exceeds their free cash flow). 
Next, the Adviser employs a value-driven approach to identify the cheapest companies based on a value-centric metric known as the “enterprise multiple,” a firm’s total enterprise value (TEV) divided by a firm’s earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT, often referred to as operating income). While enterprise multiples are the focus of the Adviser’s approach, the Adviser also incorporates information from other common value metrics, such as book-to-market, cash-flow to price, and earnings to price to identify the cheapest companies. Last, the Adviser employs an ensemble of quality screens, which consider metrics like current profitability, stability, and recent operational improvements, to select the top 50 to 200 stocks from the cheapest stocks. 
As of September 30, 2023, the Fund had significant exposures to the following sectors: Consumer Discretionary (32.4%), Energy (22.7%), and Industrials (18.4%).
The Adviser will reallocate the Fund’s portfolio on a periodic basis (e.g., every two months), but will do so at least quarterly. 
The Fund may also invest up to 20% of its assets in cash and cash equivalents, other investment companies, as well as securities and other instruments.
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IVAL - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period IVAL Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 6.7% 0.9% 14.7% 78.86%
1 Yr 20.1% 2.9% 27.8% 19.56%
3 Yr 2.0%* -3.6% 76.2% 85.25%
5 Yr 4.5%* 0.6% 47.4% 96.48%
10 Yr N/A* -0.5% 22.0% 72.64%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period IVAL Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 14.3% 1.0% 26.9% 37.66%
2022 -16.7% -22.8% 166.1% 90.97%
2021 -3.9% -66.6% 64.4% 96.72%
2020 -7.1% -23.1% 17.3% 86.94%
2019 18.0% 4.4% 31.6% 13.78%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period IVAL Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 6.7% 0.9% 14.7% 78.86%
1 Yr 20.1% 2.9% 27.8% 19.56%
3 Yr 2.0%* -3.6% 76.2% 85.25%
5 Yr 4.5%* 0.6% 47.4% 96.48%
10 Yr N/A* -0.5% 22.0% N/A

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period IVAL Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 20.6% 5.4% 31.0% 12.66%
2022 -10.1% -19.9% 344.3% 52.26%
2021 -0.2% -0.2% 75.3% 100.00%
2020 -4.9% -20.4% 18.9% 90.03%
2019 21.3% 11.2% 32.1% 20.14%

IVAL - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

IVAL Category Low Category High IVAL % Rank
Net Assets 153 M 2.04 M 46.7 B 80.76%
Number of Holdings 51 2 3900 88.64%
Net Assets in Top 10 34.1 M 485 K 14 B 82.02%
Weighting of Top 10 22.18% 6.0% 100.0% 62.97%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. SANKYO CO LTD 2.59%
  2. FORTESCUE LTD 2.28%
  3. AIR FRANCE-KLM 2.23%
  4. DAIMLER TRUCK HOLD 2.23%
  5. JB HI-FI 2.19%
  6. TAYLOR WIMPEY 2.17%
  7. REXEL 2.15%
  8. CIE DE ST-GOBAIN 2.13%
  9. BARRATT DEVEL 2.11%
  10. IVECO GROUP NV 2.10%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High IVAL % Rank
Stocks
99.29% 1.01% 104.96% 14.51%
Cash
0.71% 0.00% 17.09% 71.92%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 4.99% 97.79%
Other
0.00% -1.99% 38.17% 89.59%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.15% 95.90%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 73.30% 95.90%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High IVAL % Rank
Basic Materials
26.72% 0.00% 30.76% 0.96%
Consumer Cyclical
24.86% 0.00% 27.46% 2.23%
Industrials
18.77% 1.03% 36.79% 10.19%
Energy
14.92% 0.00% 26.59% 3.82%
Technology
8.20% 0.00% 24.16% 29.94%
Healthcare
2.09% 0.00% 23.28% 98.41%
Consumer Defense
2.00% 0.00% 25.99% 95.22%
Communication Services
1.70% 0.00% 22.75% 98.09%
Financial Services
0.73% 0.00% 42.76% 99.68%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 27.46% 100.00%
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 17.06% 99.68%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High IVAL % Rank
Non US
97.25% 0.00% 100.56% 22.08%
US
2.04% 0.00% 99.97% 64.04%

IVAL - Expenses

Operational Fees

IVAL Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.39% 0.01% 7.03% 93.69%
Management Fee 0.39% 0.00% 1.25% 8.86%
12b-1 Fee 0.00% 0.00% 1.00% 27.45%
Administrative Fee N/A 0.03% 0.47% N/A

Sales Fees

IVAL Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 3.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

IVAL Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.25% 2.00% 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.

IVAL Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 103.00% 2.00% 158.16% 90.25%

IVAL - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

IVAL Category Low Category High IVAL % Rank
Dividend Yield 2.23% 0.00% 13.19% 0.30%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

IVAL Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency None Annual Quarterly Annual

Net Income Ratio Analysis

IVAL Category Low Category High IVAL % Rank
Net Income Ratio 2.78% 0.18% 7.85% 35.18%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

IVAL Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually

Distributions History

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IVAL - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Wesley Gray


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 16, 2014

7.46

7.5%

Wesley R.Gray, Ph.D. has studied and been an active participant in financial markets throughout his career. After serving as a Captain in the USMC, Dr. Gray received a PhD, and was a finance professor at Drexel University. Dr. Gray's interest in entrepreneurship and behavioral finance led him to found Alpha Architect, LLC, an SEC-registered Investment Advisor, where he is the Executive Managing Member. Dr. Gray has published two books: Embedded: A Marine Corps Adviser Inside the Iraqi Army and Quantitative Value: A practitioner's guide to Automating Intelligent Investment and Eliminating Behavioral Errors. His work has been highlighted on CNN, NPR, Motley Fool, WSJ Market Watch, CFA Institute, Institutional Investor, and CBS news. Dr. Gray earned an MBA and a PhD in finance from the University of Chicago and graduated magna cum laude with a BS from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

John Vogel


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 16, 2014

7.46

7.5%

Dr. Vogel is a Managing Member of Empowered Funds, LLC and Empiritrage, where he heads the research department and assists in business development and operations. Dr. Vogel conducts research in empirical asset pricing and behavioral finance, and has collaborated with Dr. Gray on multiple projects. His academic experience involves being an instructor and research assistant at Drexel University in both the Finance and Mathematics departments. Dr. Vogel received a Ph.D. in Finance from Drexel University. He has a M.S. in Mathematics from Drexel University, and graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Mathematics and Education from The University of Scranton. Dr. Vogel holds the Series 65 license.

Brandon Koepke


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 26, 2020

1.93

1.9%

Mr. Brandon Koepke serves as Chief Technology Officer & Portfolio Manager. Mr. Koepke has a BSc in Computer Science specializing in Software Engineering at the University of Calgary and a BComm in Finance from the Haskayne School of Business.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.2 29.68 7.89 4.04