Principal Healthcare Innovators Index ETF

The investment seeks to provide investment results that closely correspond, before expenses, to the performance of the Nasdaq Healthcare Innovators Index (the "index"). Under normal circumstances, the fund invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in equity securities of companies that compose the index at the time of purchase. The index uses a quantitative model designed to identify equity securities in the Nasdaq US benchmark index (the "Parent Index") (including growth and value stock) that are small and medium capitalization U.S. healthcare companies.

Key features

High-growth potential
Seeks to tap into the increasing demand for healthcare solutions as demographic trends have driven healthcare spending to more than double in the last 20 years.1

Specialized healthcare solution 
Brings an efficient, systematic approach to identifying and selecting smaller healthcare companies that many investors neglect.

Early-stage access 
Seeking to help investors keep more of what they earn by mitigating portfolio volatility.

1 "How Has U.S. Spending on Healthcare Changed over Time?" Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker

Index methodology

Principal Healthcare Innovators Index ETF Index Methodology

Daily as of 8/22/2019 unless otherwise stated


NASDAQ US Health Care Innovators Index


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30 Day SEC Yield as of 7/31/2019


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30 Day SEC Yield (Unsubsidized) as of 7/31/2019


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Distribution Yield as of 8/25/2019


Investment Manager or Sub-advisor

Principal Global Investors, LLC

Portfolio Managers

Mark Nebelung since 8/19/2016

Paul Kim since 8/19/2016

Jeffrey Schwarte since 8/19/2016

  • Monthlyas of 7/31/2019
  • Monthlyas of 7/31/2019
  • Quarterlyas of 6/30/2019
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Average Annual Total Returns 1 Month 3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception*
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NASDAQ US Health Care Innovators Index
Morningstar Percentile Rankings
# of Funds in Category
Average Annual Total Returns 1 Month 3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception*
Net Asset Value (NAV) Return
Market Price Return
NASDAQ US Health Care Innovators Index
Calendar Year Total Returns 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Net Asset Value (NAV) Return 2018-11.20 201736.31 2016N/A 2015N/A 2014N/A
Calendar Year Total Returns 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Market Price Return 2018-11.47 201736.53 2016N/A 2015N/A 2014N/A
Calendar Year Total Returns 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
NASDAQ US Health Care Innovators Index 2018-10.82 201736.99 2016N/A 2015N/A 2014N/A
Calendar Year Total Returns 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Health 2018-0.40 201724.31 2016-10.60 20158.05 201427.25

*Inception date: 8/19/2016


Morningstar percentile rankings are based on total returns. 

Investment results shown represent historical performance and do not guarantee future results. Investment returns and principal values fluctuate with changes in interest rates and other market conditions so the value, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than original costs. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data shown.

Ex-Date Type $ Per Share
Ex-Date12/15/2017 TypeLong Term Capital Gain $ Per Share0.009789
Ex-Date12/15/2017 TypeShort Term Capital Gain $ Per Share0.041551

Dividends are paid quarterly.

This information shows differences between the per share net asset value (NAV) of the Fund and the market trading price of shares. For these purposes, the market price is the midpoint of the highest bid and lowest offer for Fund shares as of close of trading on the exchange where Fund shares are listed. Timing discrepancies may exist between NAV and closing price. Shareholders may pay more than net asset value when they buy Fund shares and receive less than net asset value when they sell those shares, because shares are bought and sold at current market prices.

as of 7/31/2019
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Inception Date: 8/19/2016

Risk and return statistical data is calculated by Morningstar, Inc.

Excess Return is calculated by Principal.

Fund Information

as of 7/31/2019
Average Market Cap (mil): $3,800.06
Price/Earnings Ratio: 21.52
Price/Book Ratio: 3.45
Price/Cash Flow Ratio: 7.96
Turnover Ratio: 33.60%
# Stock Holdings: 189
# Bond Holdings: 0
# Other Holdings: 1
# Total Holdings: 190
as of 7/31/2019

as of 8/23/2019
Top 10 Holdings Total Market Value % of Net Assets
Top 10 HoldingsDEXCOM INC COMMON STOCK USD.001 Total Market Value2,496,106.55 % of Net Assets4.56%
Top 10 HoldingsSEATTLE GENETICS INC COMMON STOCK USD.001 Total Market Value1,896,703.80 % of Net Assets3.46%
Top 10 HoldingsEXACT SCIENCES CORP COMMON STOCK USD.01 Total Market Value1,833,939.33 % of Net Assets3.35%
Top 10 HoldingsALEXION PHARMACEUTICALS INC COMMON STOCK USD.0001 Total Market Value1,619,941.82 % of Net Assets2.96%
Top 10 HoldingsBIOMARIN PHARMACEUTICAL INC COMMON STOCK USD.001 Total Market Value1,544,981.40 % of Net Assets2.82%
Top 10 HoldingsIONIS PHARMACEUTICALS INC COMMON STOCK USD.001 Total Market Value1,482,522.50 % of Net Assets2.71%
Top 10 HoldingsDAVITA INC COMMON STOCK USD.001 Total Market Value1,481,876.76 % of Net Assets2.71%
Top 10 HoldingsNOVOCURE LTD COMMON STOCK Total Market Value1,461,075.00 % of Net Assets2.67%
Top 10 HoldingsINSULET CORP COMMON STOCK USD.001 Total Market Value1,412,694.57 % of Net Assets2.58%
Top 10 HoldingsNEUROCRINE BIOSCIENCES INC COMMON STOCK USD.001 Total Market Value1,405,993.16 % of Net Assets2.57%

Includes, but is not limited to, unsettled activity from creation/redemption transactions and portfolio security trades and accrued interest. Values may exceed 100% if both long and short positions are included in the portfolio.

as of 7/31/2019
Asset Type Net Short Long
Asset TypeU.S. Bonds Net0.00% Short0.00% Long0.00%
Asset TypeNon-U.S. Bonds Net0.00% Short0.00% Long0.00%
Asset TypeU.S. Stocks Net98.89% Short0.00% Long98.89%
Asset TypeNon-U.S. Stocks Net0.94% Short0.00% Long0.94%
Asset TypePreferred Net0.00% Short0.00% Long0.00%
Asset TypeOther Net0.00% Short0.00% Long0.00%
Asset TypeCash Net0.17% Short0.00% Long0.17%
Asset TypeConvertibles Net0.00% Short0.00% Long0.00%
Total: 100.00%
as of 7/31/2019
Stock Sector Breakdown (% of Stocks)
% of stocks
Basic Materials 0.06%
Consumer Cyclical 0.00%
Financial Services 0.15%
Real Estate 0.00%

Consumer Defensive 0.00%
Healthcare 98.50%
Utilities 0.00%

Communication Services 0.00%
Energy 0.00%
Industrials 0.00%
Technology 1.28%


Holding, portfolio and sector allocations are subject to change.

Returns shown for periods of less than one year are not annualized.

Investor shares are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Ordinary brokerage commissions apply.

The market price used to calculate the Market Price Return is the midpoint between the highest bid and the lowest offer on the exchange on which the shares of the Fund are listed for trading, as of the time that the Fund's NAV is calculated. If you trade your shares at another time, your return may differ.

Where gross and net expense ratios differ, the investment adviser has contractually agreed to limit the investment option's expenses. Differences also may be due to the investment adviser's decision to waive (through the same dates) certain expenses that would normally be payable by the fund. The net expense figure reflects the impact of any limits or waivers. Returns displayed are based on net total investment expense.

Performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance is no guarantee of future results and investment returns, and principal value of the Fund will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance quoted.

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The Principal Healthcare Innovators Index ETF seeks to track the Nasdaq U.S. Healthcare Innovators Index, a Nasdaq-licensed index based on Principal’s intellectual property. The Nasdaq U.S. Healthcare Innovators Index is designed to provide exposure to U.S. companies that are early stage healthcare companies.


Asset allocation and diversification do not ensure a profit or protect against a loss. Investing in ETFs involves risk, including possible loss of principal. ETFs are subject to risk similar to those of stocks, including those regarding short-selling and margin account maintenance.

Equity investments involve greater risk, including higher volatility, than fixed-income investment options.

Small and mid-cap stocks may have additional risks including greater price volatility.

Investments concentrated in the healthcare industry may be adversely impacted by sector specific market shocks, unforeseen rate controls or regulations, higher than expected costs, or inability to bring new products to market.