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AAM S&P Emerging Markets High Dividend Value ETF (NYSE:EEMD)

EEMD Description

The AAM S&P Emerging Markets High Dividend Value ETF (NYSE: EEMD) is designed to provide current cash flow and adequate capital growth by targeting attractively valued emerging market large capitalization stocks that exhibit both a high dividend yield and sustainable dividend distribution characteristics. At the core of EEMD’s low cost, tax-efficient and transparent approach are two key valuation indicators that aim to identify sustainable dividend-paying stocks offering fundamental value.

  • Dividend yield – A high dividend yield may indicate an attractive market price and signal a company’s willingness to return capital to its shareholders, which may help meet the cash flow needs of investors.

  • Free cash flow yield – A high free cash flow means a healthy operating condition and strong balance sheet which may help EEMD avoid value traps among high dividend stocks.

The EEMD Advantage

  1. Cash Flow: EEMD targets 55 dividend-paying stocks in the S&P Emerging Plus LargeMidCap Index, potentially increasing a portfolio’s income and helping investors meet their cash flow needs.

  2. Capital Growth: Dividends have played a significant role in equity returns with a significant portion of S&P Emerging Plus LargeMidCap Index total returns being attributed to the reinvested dividends and the power of compounding.

  3. Sector and Stock Diversification: EEMD’s distinct index methodology targets five stocks from each Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) sector potentially providing investors a full range of sustainable dividend opportunities.

Performance (As of 03/28/2024)

 YTD1 yr3 yr5 yr10 yrSince Inception
EEMD NAV-2.90%14.82%0.89%2.66%-1.23%
EEMD Share Price-2.70%13.81%0.56%2.46%-1.20%
S&P Emerging Markets Dividend & Free Cash Flow Yield Index-2.57%17.19%2.27%3.65%-2.26%
S&P Emerging Plus LargeMidCap Index2.28%9.86%-4.25%2.85%-1.49%
Performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Fund performance current to the most recent month-end may be lower or higher than the performance quoted and can be obtained by calling 800.617.0004.

Distributions

04/26/202404/29/202405/01/2024$0.09000---$0.09000
03/26/202403/27/202404/01/2024$0.12000---$0.12000
02/27/202402/28/202403/01/2024$0.12000---$0.12000
01/29/202401/30/202402/01/2024$0.12000---$0.12000
12/28/202312/29/202301/03/2024$0.68218---$0.68218
11/28/202311/29/202312/01/2023$0.10000---$0.10000
10/27/202310/30/202311/01/2023$0.04500---$0.04500
09/27/202309/28/202310/02/2023$0.04500---$0.04500
08/29/202308/30/202309/01/2023$0.09000---$0.09000
07/27/202307/28/202308/01/2023$0.09000---$0.09000
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Top Holdings (As of 05/28/2024)

SITC International Holdings Co Ltd1308 HKB61X7R5Industrials85,0002.71%--
COSCO SHIPPING Holdings Co Ltd1919 HKB0B8Z18Industrials131,0002.61%--
Cash & OtherCash&Other-Cash & Other191,1832.37%--
Perusahaan Gas Negara Tbk PTPGAS IJ6719764Utilities1,923,3002.37%--
Hana Financial Group Inc086790 KSB0RNRF5Financials4,2242.33%--
Kia Corp000270 KS6490928Consumer Discretionary2,0952.27%--
China CITIC Bank Corp Ltd998 HKB1W0JF2Financials284,0002.23%--
United Plantations BHDUPL MK6917148Consumer Staples33,2002.22%--
Chongqing Rural Commercial Bank Co Ltd3618 HKB4Q1Y57Financials363,0002.20%--
African Rainbow Minerals LtdARI SJ6041122Materials14,1532.19%--
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Sector Allocation (As of 05/28/2024)

Holdings By Country (As of 05/28/2024)

China26.10%
Brazil10.85%
Taiwan10.23%
South Korea9.65%
Thailand5.84%
South Africa5.55%
Indonesia5.43%
United Arab Emirates3.68%
Chile3.46%
Greece3.40%
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CRN: 2023-0906-11089 R

Please view the EEMD fact card for standardized performance. Short-term performance is not a good indication of the fund’s future performance, and an investment should not be made based solely on returns.

* Represents the Unsubsidized Yield. The 30-day SEC Yield for an Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) is a standardized yield calculation developed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that reflects the income earned by the fund's portfolio over the past 30 days, net of expenses. It is calculated by taking the fund's net investment income, including interest and dividends, and dividing it by the fund's average net assets over the previous 30 days. This yield calculation provides investors with a snapshot of the fund's income-generating potential, taking into account expenses that impact yields, such as management fees and other operating costs. It is calculated by our Fund Administrator, US Bank. The unsubsidized yield figure reflects the dividends and interest earned during the period, after the deduction of the fund’s expenses.

The fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses must be considered carefully before investing. The statutory and summary prospectus contains this and other important information about the investment company, and it may be obtained by calling 800.617.0004 or visiting www.aamlive.com. Read it carefully before investing.

Risks: Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. Shares of any ETF are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and may trade at a discount or premium to NAV. Shares are not individually redeemable from the Fund and may be only be acquired or redeemed from the fund in creation units. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns. There are no guarantees that a company will pay or continually increase its dividends. The Fund invests in small- and mid-capitalization companies which may be more vulnerable to adverse issuer, market, political, or economic developments than securities of large-capitalization companies. Smaller-capitalization companies generally trade in lower volumes and are subject to greater and more unpredictable price changes. ADRs (American Depository Receipts) involve risks similar to those associated with investments in foreign securities, such as changes in political or economic conditions of other countries and changes in the exchange rates of foreign currencies. Investments in REITs (real estate investment trusts) involve unique risks. REITs may be affected by changes in the value of their underlying properties or economic factors affecting the real estate industry. REITs may have limited financial resources, may trade less frequently and in limited volume, and may be more volatile than other securities.

Holdings and allocations are subject to change at any time. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Cash flow is the net amount of cash and cash-equivalents moving into and out of a business. 30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread is computed by: identifying the Fund’s national best bid and national best offer as of the end of each 10 second interval during each trading day of the last 30 calendar days; dividing the difference between each such bid and offer by the midpoint of the national best bid and national best offer; and identifying the median of those values, expressed as a percentage rounded to the nearest hundredth. The Russell 2500® Index measures the performance of the small to mid-cap segment of the U.S. equity universe. It includes approximately 2500 of the smallest securities based on a combination of market cap and current index membership. The Index is completely reconstituted annually to ensure larger stocks do not distort the performance and characteristics of the true small to mid-cap opportunity set. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Advisors Asset Management, Inc. (AAM) is an SEC-registered investment advisor and member FINRA/SIPC. AAM ETFs are distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC. Quasar and AAM are not affiliated.