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Investment Objective/Strategy - The First Trust Water ETF is an exchange-traded fund. The investment objective of the Fund is to seek investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield, before fees and expenses, of an equity index called the ISE Clean Edge Water Index.
There can be no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.
  • The ISE Clean Edge Water Index is a modified market capitalization-weighted index comprised of exchange-listed companies that derive a substantial portion of their revenues from the potable and wastewater industry.
  • The Index begins by establishing the total population of stocks in the potable and wastewater industry and eliminates stocks which do not meet the Index's baseline eligibility requirements.
  • To meet Index eligibility, a stock must satisfy market capitalization, liquidity and weighting concentration requirements.
  • The Index selects the top 36 stocks in the industry by market capitalization.
  • The Index is rebalanced on the application of the above model on a semi-annual basis.
Fund Overview
TickerFIW
Fund TypeSector - Water
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBank of New York Mellon
CUSIP33733B100
ISINUS33733B1008
Intraday NAVFIWIV
Fiscal Year-End12/31
ExchangeNYSE Arca
Inception5/8/2007
Inception Price$20.00
Inception NAV$20.00
Rebalance FrequencySemi-Annual
Gross Expense Ratio*0.54%
Net Expense Ratio*0.54%
* As of 5/3/2021
Expenses are capped contractually at 0.60% per year, at least until April 30, 2022.
Current Fund Data (as of 7/23/2021)
Closing NAV1$86.11
Closing Market Price2$86.13
Bid/Ask Midpoint$86.10
Bid/Ask Discount0.01%
30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread30.07%
Total Net Assets$1,119,490,365
Outstanding Shares13,000,002
Daily Volume124,447
Average 30-Day Daily Volume59,705
Closing Market Price 52-Week High/Low$86.13 / $57.97
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$86.11 / $57.96
Number of Holdings (excluding cash)36
Top Holdings (as of 7/23/2021)*
Holding Percent
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. 4.67%
Danaher Corporation 4.64%
Roper Technologies, Inc. 4.60%
Agilent Technologies, Inc. 4.37%
Xylem Inc. 4.33%
Pentair Plc 4.28%
American Water Works Company, Inc. 4.13%
IDEX Corporation 4.08%
Essential Utilities, Inc. 4.05%
Ecolab Inc. 3.64%

* Excluding cash.  Holdings are subject to change.

NAV History (Since Inception)
Past performance is not indicative of future results.
Overall Morningstar RatingTM (as of 6/30/2021)4

Among 105 funds in the Natural Resources category. This fund was rated 5 stars/105 funds (3 years), 5 stars/98 funds (5 years), 5 stars/86 funds (10 years) based on risk adjusted returns.
Distribution Information
Dividend per Share Amt (as of 7/25/2021)5$0.0987
30-Day SEC Yield (as of 6/30/2021)60.44%
Unsubsidized 30-Day SEC Yield (as of 6/30/2021)70.44%
12-Month Distribution Rate (as of 6/30/2021)80.45%
Index Yield (as of 6/30/2021)90.98%
Fund Characteristics (as of 6/30/2021)11
Maximum Market Cap.$191,416
Median Market Cap.$5,000
Minimum Market Cap.$592
Price/Earnings34.09
Price/Book4.26
Price/Cash Flow23.45
Price/Sales3.12
Bid/Ask Premium/Discount (as of 7/23/2021)
  2020 Q1 2021 Q2 2021 Q3 2021
Days Traded at Premium 106 48 58 13
Days Traded at Discount 147 13 5 3
Top Sector Exposure (as of 7/23/2021)
Industrials 55.77%
Utilities 21.08%
Health Care 13.69%
Information Technology 3.74%
Materials 3.64%
Consumer Staples 2.08%
Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 Since Inception (as of 7/23/2021) *