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Mid Cap US Equity Select ETF (RNMC)
  • 2018 Estimated Capital Gain Distributions
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Investment Objective/Strategy - The Mid Cap US Equity Select ETF (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 Riskalyze US Mid Cap Index (the "Index"). The Fund will normally invest at least 90% of its net assets (including investment borrowings) in common stocks that comprise the Index. The Fund, using an indexing investment approach, attempts to replicate, before fees and expenses, the performance of the Index. The Fund's investment advisor seeks a correlation of 0.95 or better (before fees and expenses) between the Fund's performance and the performance of the Index; a figure of 1.00 would represent perfect correlation. The Index is owned and is developed, maintained and sponsored by Riskalyze, Inc. (the "Index Provider").
There can be no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.
  • The Nasdaq Riskalyze US Mid Cap Index is a modified market capitalization weighted index which seeks to provide a diversified portfolio of dividend-paying US mid cap securities.
  • To be eligible for inclusion in the index, a security must meet certain criteria, including:
    • being a member of the Nasdaq US 600 Mid Cap Index,
    • having paid a dividend in the trailing twelve months.
  • Sector weights are assigned that are equal to the sector weights within the Nasdaq US 600 Mid Cap Index.
  • Securities within each sector are equally weighted.
  • The index is rebalanced and reconstituted on a quarterly basis.
Fund Overview
Fund TypeMid Cap Equity
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBrown Brothers Harriman
Fiscal Year-End03/31
Inception Price$19.78
Inception NAV$19.78
Rebalance FrequencyQuarterly
Expense Ratio0.60%
Current Fund Data (as of 12/14/2018)
Closing NAV1$19.64
Closing Share Price2$19.62
Bid/Ask Midpoint$19.69
Bid/Ask Premium0.24%
Total Net Assets$11,782,484
Outstanding Shares600,002
Daily Volume6,963
Average 30-Day Daily Volume3,085
Closing Share Price 52-Week High/Low$23.12 / $19.62
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$23.04 / $19.64
Number of Holdings362
Fund Characteristics (as of 11/30/2018)7
Maximum Market Cap.$11,612
Median Market Cap.$4,613
Minimum Market Cap.$2,099
Price/Cash Flow10.94
Top Holdings (as of 12/14/2018)
Holding Percent
Healthcare Services Group, Inc. 1.57%
Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. 1.46%
Bruker Corporation 1.35%
Encompass Health Corporation 1.31%
Cantel Medical Corp. 1.29%
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. 1.26%
Bio-Techne Corporation 1.11%
LogMeIn, Inc. 0.79%
Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. 0.79%
SYNNEX Corporation 0.78%

Holdings are subject to change.

NAV History (Since Inception)
Past performance is not indicative of future results.
Distribution Information
Dividend per Share Amt (as of 12/17/2018)3$0.0697
30-Day SEC Yield (as of 11/30/2018)41.73%
12-Month Distribution Rate (as of 11/30/2018)51.31%
Index Yield (as of 11/30/2018)62.31%
Bid/Ask Midpoint vs. NAV (as of 9/30/2018)
Number of Days Bid/Ask Midpoint Above NAV
Quarter Ended 0-49
Basis Points
Basis Points
Basis Points
Basis Points
9/30/2018 63 0 0 0
6/30/2018 64 0 0 0
3/31/2018 59 0 0 0
12/31/2017 62 0 0 0
Number of Days Bid/Ask Midpoint Below NAV
Quarter Ended 0-49
Basis Points
Basis Points
Basis Points
Basis Points
9/30/2018 0 0 0 0
6/30/2018 0 0 0 0
3/31/2018 2 0 0 0
12/31/2017 1 0 0 0

The price used to calculate market return is determined by using the midpoint between the highest bid and the lowest offer on the stock exchange, on which shares of the Fund are listed for trading, as of the time that the Fund's NAV is calculated.

Top Sector Exposure (as of 12/14/2018)
Financials 17.55%
Industrials 16.15%
Information Technology 15.23%
Real Estate 12.27%
Consumer Discretionary 11.90%
Health Care 8.37%
Materials 5.55%
Utilities 4.71%
Energy 3.73%
Communication Services 2.50%
Consumer Staples 2.04%
Month End Performance (as of 11/30/2018)
  3 Mos YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Fund Performance *
Net Asset Value (NAV) -7.25% -0.79% -0.50% N/A N/A N/A 6.13%
After Tax Held -7.38% -1.17% -1.05% N/A N/A N/A 5.63%
After Tax Sold -4.10% -0.44% -0.27% N/A N/A N/A 4.46%
Market Price -7.42% -0.93% -0.77% N/A N/A N/A 6.06%
Index Performance **
Nasdaq Riskalyze US Mid Cap Index -7.12% -0.21% 0.15% N/A N/A N/A 6.78%
Nasdaq US 600 Mid Cap Index -8.58% 1.43% 2.28% N/A N/A N/A 8.88%
S&P MidCap 400 Index -7.74% 0.26% 0.48% N/A N/A N/A 6.88%
Quarter End Performance (as of 9/28/2018)
  3 Mos YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Fund Performance *
Net Asset Value (NAV) 3.26% 4.72% 10.78% N/A N/A N/A 11.58%
After Tax Held 3.12% 4.32% 10.17% N/A N/A N/A 10.98%
After Tax Sold 1.85% 2.67% 6.09% N/A N/A N/A 8.57%
Market Price 3.26% 4.81% 10.87% N/A N/A N/A 11.69%
Index Performance **
Nasdaq Riskalyze US Mid Cap Index 3.43% 5.23% 11.51% N/A N/A N/A 12.27%
Nasdaq US 600 Mid Cap Index 4.26% 9.25% 15.91% N/A N/A N/A 16.68%
S&P MidCap 400 Index 3.86% 7.49% 14.21% N/A N/A N/A 13.84%

*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 based on the midpoint of the bid/ask spread on the stock exchange on which shares of the fund are listed for trading 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 Riskalyze US Mid Cap Index 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.

Nasdaq US 600 Mid Cap Index - The Index is a float modified market capitalization weighted index that contains the 600 securities from the mid cap segment of the NASDAQ US Benchmark Index.

S&P MidCap 400 Index - The Index is an unmanaged index of 400 stocks used to measure mid cap U.S. stock market performance.

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 share 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 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.
4 The 30-day SEC yield is calculated by dividing the net investment income per share earned during the most recent 30-day period by the maximum offering price per share on the last day of the period and includes the effects of fee waivers and expense reimbursements, if applicable.
5 12-Month Distribution Rate is calculated by dividing the sum of the fund's trailing 12-month ordinary distributions paid or declared by the NAV price. Distribution rates may vary.
6 Index yield represents the weighted average trailing 12-month dividend of the constituents of the Nasdaq Riskalyze US Mid Cap Index.
7 All market capitalization numbers are in USD$ Millions.
8 Inception Date is 6/20/2017

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.

ETF Characteristics

The fund lists and principally trades its shares on The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC.

The fund's return may not match the return of the Nasdaq Riskalyze US Mid Cap Index.  Securities held by the 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 the fund by authorized participants, in very large creation/redemption units. If the 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 the fund's net asset value and possibly face delisting.

Risk Considerations

The 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 the fund is market risk. Market risk is the risk that a particular stock owned by the fund, fund shares or stocks in general may fall in value. There can be no assurance that the fund's investment objective will be achieved.

The fund may invest in securities issued by companies concentrated in a particular industry or sector, which involves additional risks, including limited diversification. The fund may invest in small capitalization and mid capitalization companies. Such companies may experience greater price volatility than larger, more established companies.

The fund currently has fewer assets than larger funds, and like other relatively new funds, large inflows and outflows may impact the fund's market exposure for limited periods of time.

As the use of Internet technology has become more prevalent in the course of business, the fund has become more susceptible to potential operational risks through breaches in cyber security. Such events could cause the fund to incur regulatory penalties, reputational damage, additional compliance costs associated with corrective measures and/or financial loss.

The fund is classified as "non-diversified" and may invest a relatively high percentage of its assets in a limited number of issuers. As a result, the 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.

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.

Riskalyze, Inc. (the "Licensor") and the Nasdaq Riskalyze US Mid Cap Index (the "Index") are trademarks of the Licensor and have been licensed for use for certain purposes by First Trust. The Fund is based on the Licensor Index and is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Licensor, and Licensor makes no representation regarding the advisability of trading in the Fund.

Not FDIC Insured • Not Bank Guaranteed • May Lose Value
The information presented is not intended to constitute an investment recommendation for, or advice to, any specific person. By providing this information, First Trust is not undertaking to give advice in any fiduciary capacity within the meaning of ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code. First Trust has no knowledge of and has not been provided any information regarding any investor. Financial advisors must determine whether particular investments are appropriate for their clients. First Trust believes the financial advisor is a fiduciary, is capable of evaluating investment risks independently and is responsible for exercising independent judgment with respect to its retirement plan clients.
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