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First Trust Nasdaq Cybersecurity ETF (CIBR)
Investment Objective/Strategy - The First Trust Nasdaq Cybersecurity ETF is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before the Fund's fees and expenses) of an equity index called the Nasdaq CTA Cybersecurity IndexSM.
There can be no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.
  • The Nasdaq CTA Cybersecurity IndexSM is designed to track the performance of companies engaged in the cybersecurity segment of the technology and industrials sectors. It includes companies primarily involved in the building, implementation, and management of security protocols applied to private and public networks, computers, and mobile devices in order to provide protection of the integrity of data and network operations.
  • To be included in the index, a security must be listed on an index-eligible global stock exchange and classified as a cybersecurity company as determined by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).
  • Each security must have a worldwide market capitalization of $250 million, have a minimum three-month average daily dollar trading volume of $1 million, and have a minimum free float of 20%.
  • The index is evaluated semi-annually in March and September, but if at any time during the year other than the evaluation, an index security no longer meets the eligibility criteria, or is otherwise determined to have become ineligible for inclusion in the index, the security is removed from the index and is not replaced. Any index security that reaches its foreign investment limit between quarterly rebalances is removed from the index.
  • The index employs a modified liquidity weighted methodology which includes caps on the percentage of any individual security to derive the final weights of the securities.
  • The index is rebalanced quarterly.
Fund Overview
TickerCIBR
Fund TypeCyber Security
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBank of New York Mellon Corp
CUSIP33734X846
ISINUS33734X8469
Intraday NAVCIBRIV
Fiscal Year-End09/30
ExchangeNasdaq
Inception7/6/2015
Inception Price$20.00
Inception NAV$20.00
Rebalance FrequencyQuarterly
Expense Ratio0.60%
Current Fund Data (as of 10/26/2021)
Closing NAV1$53.24
Closing Market Price2$53.28
Bid/Ask Midpoint$53.27
Bid/Ask Premium0.06%
30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread30.06%
Total Net Assets$5,337,350,527
Outstanding Shares100,250,002
Daily Volume1,047,940
Average 30-Day Daily Volume793,165
Closing Market Price 52-Week High/Low$53.79 / $33.31
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$53.68 / $33.29
Number of Holdings (excluding cash)36
Top Holdings (as of 10/26/2021)*
Holding Percent
Accenture Plc 6.13%
Palo Alto Networks, Inc. 6.11%
CrowdStrike Holdings, Inc. (Class A) 5.92%
Okta, Inc. 5.62%
Cisco Systems, Inc. 5.47%
Cloudflare, Inc. (Class A) 4.44%
Tenable Holdings, Inc. 3.38%
Zscaler, Inc. 3.28%
Splunk Inc. 3.17%
CyberArk Software Ltd. 3.09%

* Excluding cash.  Holdings are subject to change.

NAV History (Since Inception)
Past performance is not indicative of future results.
Fund Characteristics (as of 9/30/2021)4
Maximum Market Cap.$229,656
Median Market Cap.$9,838
Minimum Market Cap.$366
Price/Book7.07
Price/Sales4.26
Bid/Ask Premium/Discount (as of 10/26/2021)
  2020 Q1 2021 Q2 2021 Q3 2021
Days Traded at Premium 229 59 53 57
Days Traded at Discount 24 2 10 7
Top Industry Exposure (as of 10/26/2021)
Software 54.64%
IT Services 22.59%
Communications Equipment 11.97%
Professional Services 9.00%
Aerospace & Defense 1.80%
Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 Since Inception (as of 10/25/2021) *
Tracking Index: Nasdaq CTA Cybersecurity IndexSM

Month End Performance (as of 9/30/2021)
  3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Fund
Inception5
Fund Performance *
Net Asset Value (NAV) 4.41% 10.21% 40.50% 20.55% 20.41% N/A 16.09%
After Tax Held 4.41% 10.18% 40.42% 20.18% 20.16% N/A 15.80%
After Tax Sold 2.61% 6.04% 23.97% 16.07% 16.56% N/A 13.03%
Market Price 4.32% 10.04% 40.39% 20.45% 20.41% N/A 16.09%
Index Performance **
Nasdaq CTA Cybersecurity IndexSM 4.58% 10.80% 41.43% 21.45% 21.27% N/A 16.94%
S&P Composite 1500 Information Technology Index 1.15% 14.97% 29.78% 26.80% 27.88% N/A 24.95%
S&P 500 Index 0.58% 15.92% 30.00% 15.99% 16.90% N/A 14.69%
Quarter End Performance (as of 9/30/2021)
  3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Fund
Inception5
Fund Performance *
Net Asset Value (NAV) 4.41% 10.21% 40.50% 20.55% 20.41% N/A 16.09%
After Tax Held 4.41% 10.18% 40.42% 20.18% 20.16% N/A 15.80%
After Tax Sold 2.61% 6.04% 23.97% 16.07% 16.56% N/A 13.03%
Market Price 4.32% 10.04% 40.39% 20.45% 20.41% N/A 16.09%
Index Performance **
Nasdaq CTA Cybersecurity IndexSM 4.58% 10.80% 41.43% 21.45% 21.27% N/A 16.94%
S&P Composite 1500 Information Technology Index 1.15% 14.97% 29.78% 26.80% 27.88% N/A 24.95%
S&P 500 Index 0.58% 15.92% 30.00% 15.99% 16.90% N/A 14.69%
3-Year Statistics (as of 9/30/2021)
  Standard Deviation Alpha Beta Sharpe Ratio Correlation
CIBR 24.33% 3.82 1.08 0.84 0.83
S&P Composite 1500 Information Technology Index 21.44% 8.46 1.07 1.16 0.94
S&P 500 Index 18.81% --- 1.00 0.82 1.00
Standard Deviation is a measure of price variability (risk). Alpha is an indication of how much an investment outperforms or underperforms on a risk-adjusted basis relative to its benchmark.Beta is a measure of price variability relative to the market. Sharpe Ratio is a measure of excess reward per unit of volatility. Correlation is a measure of the similarity of performance.

*Performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results and current performance may be higher or lower than performance quoted. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate and shares when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

After Tax Held returns represent return after taxes on distributions. Assumes shares have not been sold. After Tax Sold returns represent the return after taxes on distributions and the sale of fund shares. Returns do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times. Market Price returns are determined by using the midpoint of the national best bid offer price ("NBBO") as of the time that the fund's NAV is calculated. Returns are average annualized total returns, except those for periods of less than one year, which are cumulative.

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on the investor’s tax situation and may differ from those shown. The after-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.

**Performance information for the Nasdaq CTA Cybersecurity IndexSM is for illustrative purposes only and does not represent actual fund performance.
Indexes do not charge management fees or brokerage expenses, and no such fees or expenses were deducted from the performance shown. Indexes are unmanaged and an investor cannot invest directly in an index.

S&P Composite 1500 Information Technology Index - The Index is a capitalization-weighted index of companies classified by GICS as information technology within the S&P Composite 1500 Index.

S&P 500 Index - The Index is an unmanaged index of 500 stocks used to measure large-cap U.S. stock market performance.

Footnotes
1 The NAV represents the fund's net assets (assets less liabilities) divided by the fund's outstanding shares .
2 Fund shares are purchased and sold on an exchange at their market price rather than net asset value (NAV), which may cause the shares to trade at a price greater than NAV (premium) or less than NAV (discount).
3 The median bid-ask spread is calculated by identifying the national best bid and national best offer ("NBBO") for the fund as of the end of each 10 second interval during each trading day of the last 30 calendar days and dividing the difference between each such bid and offer by the midpoint of the NBBO. The median of those values is identified and that value is expressed as a percentage rounded to the nearest hundredth.
4 All market capitalization numbers are in USD$ Millions.
5 Inception Date is 7/6/2015

You should consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses carefully before investing. You can download a prospectus or summary prospectus, or contact First Trust Portfolios L.P. at 1-800-621-1675 to request a prospectus or summary prospectus which contains this and other information about the fund. The prospectus or summary prospectus should be read carefully before investing.

Risk Considerations

A fund's return may not match the return of its underlying index. A fund invests in securities included in the index regardless of investment merit and the securities held by a fund will generally not be bought or sold in response to market fluctuations.

Investors buying or selling fund shares on the secondary market may incur customary brokerage commissions. Market prices may differ to some degree from the net asset value of the shares. Investors who sell fund shares may receive less than the share's net asset value. Shares may be sold throughout the day on the exchange through any brokerage account. However, unlike mutual funds, shares may only be redeemed directly from a fund by authorized participants in very large creation/redemption units. If a fund's authorized participants are unable to proceed with creation/redemption orders and no other authorized participant is able to step forward to create or redeem, fund shares may trade at a discount to a fund's net asset value and possibly face delisting.

A fund's shares will change in value, and you could lose money by investing in a fund. One of the principal risks of investing in a fund is market risk. Market risk is the risk that a particular stock owned by a fund, fund shares or stocks in general may fall in value. There can be no assurance that a fund's investment objective will be achieved. The outbreak of the respiratory disease designated as COVID-19 in December 2019 has caused significant volatility and declines in global financial markets, which have caused losses for investors. While the development of vaccines has slowed the spread of the virus and allowed for the resumption of "reasonably" normal business activity in the United States, many countries continue to impose lockdown measures in an attempt to slow the spread. Additionally, there is no guarantee that vaccines will be effective against emerging variants of the disease.

Changes in currency exchange rates and the relative value of non-US currencies may affect the value of a fund's investments and the value of a fund's shares.

Information technology companies and cybersecurity companies are generally subject to the risks of rapidly changing technologies, short product life cycles, fierce competition, aggressive pricing and reduced profit margins, loss of patent, copyright and trademark protections, cyclical market patterns, evolving industry standards and frequent new product introductions. Cybersecurity companies may also be smaller and less experienced companies, with limited product lines, markets, qualified personnel or financial resources.

As the use of Internet technology has become more prevalent in the course of business, funds have become more susceptible to potential operational risks through breaches in cyber security.

Depositary receipts may be less liquid than the underlying shares in their primary trading market.

A fund may be a constituent of one or more indices which could greatly affect a fund's trading activity, size and volatility.

There is no assurance that the index provider or its agents will compile or maintain the index accurately.

A fund classified as "non-diversified" may invest a relatively high percentage of its assets in a limited number of issuers. As a result, a fund may be more susceptible to a single adverse economic or regulatory occurrence affecting one or more of these issuers, experience increased volatility and be highly concentrated in certain issuers.

Securities of non-U.S. issuers are subject to additional risks, including currency fluctuations, political risks, withholding, the lack of adequate financial information, and exchange control restrictions impacting non-U.S. issuers.

A fund and a fund's advisor may seek to reduce various operational risks through controls and procedures, but it is not possible to completely protect against such risks.

High portfolio turnover may result in higher levels of transaction costs and may generate greater tax liabilities for shareholders.

A fund with significant exposure to a single asset class, country, region, industry, or sector may be more affected by an adverse economic or political development than a broadly diversified fund.

Securities of small- and mid-capitalization companies may experience greater price volatility and be less liquid than larger, more established companies.

Trading on the exchange may be halted due to market conditions or other reasons. There can be no assurance that the requirements to maintain the listing of a fund on the exchange will continue to be met or be unchanged.

First Trust Advisors L.P. is the adviser to the fund. First Trust Advisors L.P. is an affiliate of First Trust Portfolios L.P., the fund’s distributor.

Nasdaq® and Nasdaq CTA Cybersecurity Index℠ are registered trademarks and service marks of Nasdaq, Inc. (together with its affiliates hereinafter referred to as the “Corporations”) and are licensed for use by First Trust. The Fund has not been passed on by the Corporations as to its legality or suitability. The Fund is not issued, endorsed, sold or promoted by the Corporations. THE CORPORATIONS MAKE NO WARRANTIES AND BEAR NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE FUND.

Not FDIC Insured • Not Bank Guaranteed • May Lose Value
 
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