Capital Strength Portfolio, Series 47
Our goal with the Capital Strength Portfolio is to choose well-capitalized
companies with strong market positions. One important advantage that well-capitalized
companies enjoy over others is that they have the potential to provide their
stockholders with a greater degree of stability and performance over time.
Through our selection process, we seek to find companies with the following
- Well-capitalized with strong balance sheets;
- Skilled management;
- High liquidity;
- Ability to generate earnings growth; and
- Record of financial strength and profit growth.
This unit investment trust seeks above-average
capital appreciation; however, there is no
assurance the objective will be met. The
portfolio terminates approximately two years
from the initial date of deposit.
Why Cash Matters
Companies with sizeable cash positions tend to be mature companies that dominate their industries. A
company with a significant amount of cash on its balance sheet is attractive for many reasons. Cash
enables companies to bypass the credit markets and provides the means to:
- Make strategic cash-financed mergers and acquisitions;
- Begin to pay dividends or increase dividend payments to boost returns;
- Repurchase undervalued shares;
- Reinvest cash to grow their business;
- Improve their debt rating, thus reducing their cost of capital; and
- Fund research and development projects, even in a down market.
Portfolio Selection Process
Through our selection process we seek to find the stocks that we believe have
the best prospects for above-average total return.
Identify the Universe
with the companies listed in the S&P 500 Index
and eliminate those companies that do not meet
our investment criteria.
Examine Historical Financial Results
The next step in our process is to
look for those companies that have earned a net
cash flow return on investment that is above the
average of their peers. Historically, companies that
have increased their cash flows at a higher rate have
rewarded shareholders with superior total returns.
Select Companies with Attractive Valuations
step in our process is to select companies based on the fundamental analysis of our team of research
analysts. The stocks selected for the portfolio are those that meet our investment objective, trade at
attractive valuations and, in our opinion, are likely to exceed market expectations of future cash flows.
|Not FDIC Insured Not Bank Guaranteed May Lose Value
You should consider the portfolio's investment objectives, risks, and
charges and expenses carefully before investing. Contact your financial advisor
or call First Trust Portfolios, L.P. at 1.800.621.1675 to request a prospectus,
which contains this and other information about the portfolio. Read it carefully
before you invest.
An investment in this unmanaged unit investment trust should be made with an
understanding of the risks involved with owning common stocks, such as an economic
recession and the possible deterioration of either the financial condition of
the issuers of the equity securities or the general condition of the stock market.
Certain of the securities held by the trust is issued by a foreign entity. An investment in a
portfolio containing equity securities of foreign issuers is subject to additional risks,
including currency fluctuations, political risks, withholding, the lack of adequate
financial information, and exchange control restrictions impacting foreign issuers.
This UIT is a buy and hold strategy and investors should consider their ability to hold the trust until maturity. There may be tax consequences unless units are purchased in an IRA or other qualified plan.
The value of the securities held by the trust may be subject to steep declines
or increased volatility due to changes in performance or perception of the issuers.
As the use of Internet technology has become more prevalent in the course of business,
the trust has become more susceptible to potential operational risks through breaches
in cyber security.