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First Trust Expanded Technology ETF (XPND)
Investment Objective/Strategy - The First Trust Expanded Technology ETF (the "Fund") seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation. Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in the common stocks of companies identified by the Fund's investment advisor as either information technology companies or consumer discretionary and communication services companies whose operations are principally derived from and/or dependent upon technology (such companies are collectively referred to herein as "Expanded Technology Companies"). While the Fund is actively managed, the investment advisor intends to utilize a quantitative model to help identify Expanded Technology Companies with attractive long-term capital appreciation potential.
There can be no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.
Fund Overview
TickerXPND
Fund TypeTechnology
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBank of New York Mellon
CUSIP33740U851
ISINUS33740U8514
Intraday NAVXPNDIV
Fiscal Year-End08/31
ExchangeNYSE Arca
Inception6/14/2021
Inception Price$20.18
Inception NAV$20.18
Expense Ratio0.65%
Current Fund Data (as of 7/23/2021)
Closing NAV1$21.51
Closing Market Price2$21.51
Bid/Ask Midpoint$21.51
Bid/Ask Premium0.00%
30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread30.10%
Total Net Assets$16,132,937
Outstanding Shares750,002
Daily Volume5,876
Average 30-Day Daily Volume24,811
Closing Market Price 52-Week High/Low$21.51 / $19.83
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$21.51 / $19.82
Number of Holdings (excluding cash)50
Top Holdings (as of 7/23/2021)*
Holding Percent
Adobe Incorporated 5.12%
Apple Inc. 4.87%
Intuit Inc. 4.86%
PayPal Holdings, Inc. 4.82%
Microsoft Corporation 4.79%
NVIDIA Corporation 4.73%
Facebook, Inc. (Class A) 4.61%
Oracle Corporation 4.48%
Alphabet Inc. (Class A) 4.45%
QUALCOMM Incorporated 4.44%

* Excluding cash.  Holdings are subject to change.

NAV History (Since Inception)
Past performance is not indicative of future results.
Fund Characteristics (as of 6/30/2021)4
Maximum Market Cap.$2,285,538
Median Market Cap.$37,439
Minimum Market Cap.$14,947
Price/Earnings35.13
Price/Book12.06
Price/Cash Flow28.11
Price/Sales8.13
Bid/Ask Premium/Discount (as of 7/23/2021)
  2020 Q1 2021 Q2 2021 Q3 2021
Days Traded at Premium --- --- 12 15
Days Traded at Discount --- --- 0 1
Top Industry Exposure (as of 7/23/2021)
Software 31.45%
Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment 28.72%
IT Services 14.89%
Interactive Media & Services 9.08%
Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals 5.10%
Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components 3.65%
Entertainment 2.43%
Internet & Direct Marketing Retail 1.97%
Media 1.75%
Communications Equipment 0.96%
Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 Since Inception (as of 7/23/2021) *


Month End Performance (as of 6/30/2021)
  3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Fund
Inception5
Fund Performance *
Net Asset Value (NAV) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 3.02%
After Tax Held N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 3.02%
After Tax Sold N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1.79%
Market Price N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 3.02%
Index Performance **
S&P 500 Information Technology Index N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 3.16%
Quarter End Performance (as of 6/30/2021)
  3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Fund
Inception5
Fund Performance *
Net Asset Value (NAV) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 3.02%
After Tax Held N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 3.02%
After Tax Sold N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1.79%
Market Price N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 3.02%
Index Performance **
S&P 500 Information Technology Index N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 3.16%

*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.

**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 500 Information Technology Index - The Index is an unmanaged index which includes the stocks in the information technology sector of the S&P 500 Index.

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 6/14/2021

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

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.

In managing a fund's investment portfolio, the portfolio managers will apply investment techniques and risk analyses that may not have the desired result.

A fund that effects all or a portion of its creations and redemptions for cash rather than in-kind may be less tax-efficient.

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.

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

Information technology companies are subject to certain risks, including 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. Certain companies may be smaller and less experienced companies, with limited product lines, markets or financial resources.

Large capitalization companies may grow at a slower rate than the overall market.

The utilization of quantitative models entails the risks that a model may be limited or incorrect, the data on which a model relies may be incorrect or incomplete and the portfolio managers may not be successful in selecting companies for investment or determining the weighting of particular stocks in a fund's portfolio. Any of these factors could cause a fund to underperform funds that do not rely on models.

Large inflows and outflows may impact a new fund's market exposure for limited periods of time.

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.

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.

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

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.

Not FDIC Insured • Not Bank Guaranteed • May Lose Value
 
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