ROBT

First Trust Nasdaq Artificial Intelligence & Robotics ETF

The First Trust Nasdaq Artificial Intelligence and Robotics ETF tracks a modified equal-weighted index of roughly 90 all-cap, global companies involved in artificial intelligence or robotics.


Global

EQUITY

Rules-Based

MANAGEMENT STYLE

65 bp

EXPENSES

$3.1 B

ASSETS UNDER MGMT

FACTOR SCORECARD

SIZE
VALUE
YIELD
MOMENTUM
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QUALITY
Fund Basics
Fund sponsorFirst Trust
CategoryGlobal
Asset classEquity
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Inception dateFeb 21, 2018
Assets (mns)$3,113
Expense ratio65 bp
CurrencyUSD
Sector Breakdown
Fund Structure
RegulationOpen-Ended Fund
DistributionsQuarterly
Taxation1099
Stock selectionCommittee
WeightingTiered
Holdings TransparencyFull
Derivatives-basedNo
Options availableYes
Currency hedgedNo
Fund of fundsNo
Top 10 Holdings Complete list  + 
PALANTIR TECHNOLOGIES INC. CLASS A 2.2 %
APPIAN CORPORATION CLASS A 2.1 %
SPRINT CORP. 2.1 %
SELVAS AI INC 2.0 %
UPSTART HOLDINGS, INC. 1.9 %
SERVICENOW INC 1.9 %
PALO ALTO NETWORKS INC 1.9 %
QINETIQ GROUP PLC 1.9 %
TOPCON CORP 1.9 %
ILLUMINA INC 1.8 %
Constituent Breakdown
Number of holdings689
Herfindahl-Hirschman Index 185
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns)$106,878
Large cap (>$10bn)51.2%
Mid cap ($2-10bn)31.3%
Small cap (<$2bn)17.5%
Developed mkts.93.2%
Emerging mkts.6.8%
Country Exposure
UNITED STATES 59.1 %
JAPAN 13.2 %
BRITAIN 4.1 %
FRANCE 3.8 %
SOUTH KOREA 3.1 %
CANADA 2.6 %
CHINA 1.8 %
TAIWAN 1.7 %
SWEDEN 1.7 %
ISRAEL 1.6 %
Historical Performance


Standardized Performance (as of 06/30/2024)
 YTD1 YR2 YR3 YR5 YR10 YRIncep.
Total Returns -6.0% -6.2% 7.6% -7.4% 5.5% -- 6.4%
Volatility 18.9% 19.2% 24.7% 24.7% 26.7% -- --
Market Correlations
versus...BetaR-squared
S&P 5001.2178%
MSCI EAFE1.1768%
MSCI Emg Mkts0.9748%
Liquidity Measures
Avg. volume (000)72
Turnover0.1%
Avg. Bid/Ask (% of price)0.10%
ADV of underlying (mns)$158,825
Technical Indicators
Recent close$42.04
30d moving avg.$42.99
Annualized volatility24.6%
Relative strength (RSI)49
Short interest (ETF)0.0%
Short interest (underlying)0.0%
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Results & Estimates
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Valuation Metrics
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ETF Research Center Fund Rating

Our measure of an ETF's overall investment merit

ALTAR Score™

ROBT

1.3%

Cat. Avg

4.0%

Fund Category: Global

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Divided by: Fwd. P/BV--x
Less: Expenses-- bp
Equals: ALTAR Score™1.3%
Recommendation

UNDERWEIGHT

Below average appreciation potential. A rating of UNDERWEIGHT is assigned to ETFs with ALTAR Scores in the 2nd quintile (ranking higher than only 20%-40%) of their category. Typically, funds in this category consist of stocks trading at relatively expensive valuations and/or having below-average fundamentals.

Category Overview
There are 352 funds in the Global category, with an average ALTAR Score™ of 4.0% and a standard deviation of 4.8%. ROBT's ALTAR Score™ is approximately 0.6 standard deviations below the category average. This places ROBT in the 28th percentile among funds in the category.
Consensus Recommendation

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Recent Trends


Breakdown
Expense Analysis

Peer Group Rules-Based
Global Equity ETFs
# of ETFs 191
Avg. Expense Ratio 55.4 bp
Std. Deviation 17.5 bp
ROBT (65 bp) Percentile rank 71
Peer Group Expense Ratio Distribution


Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Comparison
Expense (bp)
(A)
Avg. Bid/Ask (bp)
(B)
TCO (bp)
(A)+(B)
ROBT 65.0 9.8 74.8
Peer Avg. 51.3 36.4 87.7
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