Fund Overview

  • Ticker:
    FST
  • Fund Category:
    Canadian Equity
  • CUSIP:
    337331102
  • ISIN:
    CA3373311024
  • SEDOL:
    BZCNJ48
  • Currency:
    CAD
  • Fiscal Year-End:
    31-12
  • Exchange:
    Toronto Stock Exchange
  • Inception:
    2001-11-29
  • Inception Price:
    $15.00
  • Inception NAV:
    $15.00
  • Eligibility:
    RRSP, RRIF, RESP, TFSA, DPSP, RDSP

Fees and Expenses

  • Management Fee: 0.60% since 18/11/16
  • MER: 0.66% as at 31/12/17
As of Nov 18, 2016 the First Trust ETF converted from a conventional mutual fund to an exchange traded fund. In connection with such conversion, the annual management fee payable by the First Trust ETF to the Manager in respect of the Common Units and the Advisor Class Units has decreased and the MER is expected to be lower going forward. Had these changes been in place during the periods shown, the performance and management expense ratio would have been different.

Distribution Information (as at 2018-09-17)

  • Dividend Frequency:
    Quarterly
  • Dividend Per Share Amount:2
    $0.07500
  • Distribution Rate:3
    0.88%

Fund Characteristics (as at 2018-08-31)4

  • Maximum Market Cap.:
    $149,265
  • Median Market Cap.:
    $22,089
  • Minimum Market Cap.:
    $1,771
  • Price/Earnings:
    13.42
  • Price/Book:
    2.13
  • Price/Cash Flow:
    10.20
  • Price/Sales:
    1.46

Investment Objective

First Trust Canadian Capital Strength ETF (the "First Trust ETF") seeks to provide unitholders with long term capital appreciation by investing primarily in securities traded on a Canadian exchange or market. The First Trust ETF seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in securities of issuers that are based in Canada or have significant business operations in the Canadian market. Securities invested in by the First Trust ETF include common shares of public companies that are traded on a Canadian exchange or market.

Current Data (as at 2018-09-17) Currency: CAD

NAV1% Change$ Change
$33.91-0.10%-$0.03
Daily Volume52-Week High/LowAVG 30-Day Volume
864$35.52 / $31.294,708
Total Net AssetsOutstanding UnitsNumber of Holdings
$77,050,2261,342,14525

Top 10 Holdings (as at 2018-09-17)5

Holding % of Net Assets
Canfor Corp 4.45%
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. 4.43%
Bank of Montreal 4.23%
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce 4.23%
The Toronto-Dominion Bank 4.19%
Royal Bank of Canada 4.18%
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited 4.15%
CGI Group Inc. (Class A) 4.13%
National Bank of Canada 4.12%
Magna International Inc 4.08%

The top 10 investments make up 42.40% of the fund.

Portfolio Composition (as at 2018-09-17)5

Sector % of Net Assets
Financials 29.09%
Industrials 19.25%
Information Technology 12.17%
Materials 11.68%
Energy 11.12%
Consumer Staples 8.30%
Consumer Discretionary 7.90%
Cash & Equivalents 0.50%

Country Breakdown (as at 2018-09-17)5

Country % of Net Assets
Canada 99.51%

Risk Rating

This rating is based on how much the ETF’s returns have changed from year to year. It doesn’t tell you how volatile the ETF will be in the future. The rating can change over time. An ETF with a low risk rating can still lose money.

For more information about the risk rating and specific risks that can affect the ETF’s returns, see the Risk section of the ETF’s prospectus.

Footnotes

1 The NAV represents the fund's net assets (assets less liabilities) divided by the fund's outstanding shares .
2 Most recent distribution paid or declared to today's date. Subject to change in the future. There is no guarantee that the fund will declare dividends.
3 Distribution rate is calculated by dividing the most recent annualized distribution paid or declared by the Net Asset Value. Distribution rates may vary. The distributed amount may include return of capital (ROC) from time to time.
4 All market capitalization numbers are in CAD$ Millions.
5 Percentage of net assets may not equal 100%

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with Exchange-Traded Fund investments. Please carefully read the prospectus of the fund before investing. Exchange-Traded funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.