Principal International Multi-Factor Core Index ETF

The investment seeks to provide investment results that closely correspond, before expenses, to the performance of the Nasdaq Developed Select Leaders Core 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 of companies in the Nasdaq Developed Market Ex-US Ex-Korea Large Mid Cap Index that exhibit potential for high degrees of sustainable shareholder value, growth and strong momentum.

Key features

Index aware design 1
Deviates from traditional cap-weighted indexes, applying a multifactor model and tiered evaluation process.

Rules-based framework
Tilts towards securities with high factor scores while diversifying through currency neutrality.

Multi-factor construction
Combines three distinct factors - shareholder yield, momentum, and quality growth.

Index aware is a measurement of the fund’s consistency versus a benchmark over a given period of time.

Index methodology

Principal International Multi-Factor Core Index ETF Index Methodology

2 As defined by the Nasdaq Developed Market ex-US ex-Korea Large Mid Cap IndexSM.

Daily as of 8/22/2019 unless otherwise stated


Nasdaq Developed Select Leaders Core 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 7/23/2019

Paul Kim since 7/23/2019

Jeffrey Schwarte since 7/23/2019

  • 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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# of Funds in Category
Foreign Large Blend
Average Annual Total Returns 1 Month 3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception*
Nasdaq Developed Select Leaders Core Index N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Net Asset Value (NAV) Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
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Calendar Year Total Returns 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Net Asset Value (NAV) Return 2018N/A 2017N/A 2016N/A 2015N/A 2014N/A
Calendar Year Total Returns 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Market Price Return 2018N/A 2017N/A 2016N/A 2015N/A 2014N/A
Calendar Year Total Returns 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Nasdaq Developed Select Leaders Core Index 2018N/A 2017N/A 2016N/A 2015N/A 2014N/A
Calendar Year Total Returns 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Foreign Large Blend 2018-14.59 201725.12 20160.79 2015-1.59 2014-4.98

*Inception date: 7/23/2019


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.

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 8/25/2019
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Inception Date: 7/23/2019

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): $26,639.34
Price/Earnings Ratio: 14.39
Price/Book Ratio: 1.71
Price/Cash Flow Ratio: 7.20
Turnover Ratio: 0.00%
# Stock Holdings: 624
# Bond Holdings: 0
# Other Holdings: 2
# Total Holdings: 626
as of 7/31/2019

as of 8/23/2019
Top 10 Holdings Total Market Value % of Net Assets
Top 10 HoldingsNESTLE SA REG COMMON STOCK CHF.1 Total Market Value372,176.30 % of Net Assets2.21%
Top 10 HoldingsNOVARTIS AG REG COMMON STOCK CHF.5 Total Market Value289,454.97 % of Net Assets1.72%
Top 10 HoldingsROCHE HOLDING AG GENUSSCHEIN COMMON STOCK Total Market Value267,324.79 % of Net Assets1.59%
Top 10 HoldingsROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC A SHS COMMON STOCK EUR.07 Total Market Value227,892.15 % of Net Assets1.35%
Top 10 HoldingsTOYOTA MOTOR CORP COMMON STOCK Total Market Value155,767.12 % of Net Assets0.93%
Top 10 HoldingsLVMH MOET HENNESSY LOUIS VUI COMMON STOCK EUR.3 Total Market Value140,072.46 % of Net Assets0.83%
Top 10 HoldingsUNILEVER NV COMMON STOCK EUR.16 Total Market Value134,787.02 % of Net Assets0.80%
Top 10 HoldingsHSBC HOLDINGS PLC COMMON STOCK USD.5 Total Market Value127,164.26 % of Net Assets0.76%
Top 10 HoldingsGLAXOSMITHKLINE PLC COMMON STOCK GBP.25 Total Market Value124,802.39 % of Net Assets0.74%
Top 10 HoldingsNOVO NORDISK A/S B COMMON STOCK DKK.2 Total Market Value123,490.76 % of Net Assets0.73%

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 Net0.65% Short0.00% Long0.65%
Asset TypeNon-U.S. Stocks Net98.84% Short0.00% Long98.84%
Asset TypePreferred Net0.00% Short0.00% Long0.00%
Asset TypeOther Net0.06% Short0.00% Long0.06%
Asset TypeCash Net0.46% Short0.00% Long0.46%
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 8.03%
Consumer Cyclical 12.41%
Financial Services 16.09%
Real Estate 5.78%

Consumer Defensive 12.95%
Healthcare 10.69%
Utilities 3.16%

Communication Services 3.89%
Energy 5.65%
Industrials 15.23%
Technology 6.10%


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.

Investors should carefully consider a fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses prior to investing.

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The Morningstar RatingTM for funds, or "star rating," is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. Morningstar ratings do not reflect the inclusion of sales charges. If sales charges were reflected, ratings could be lower.


The Principal International Multi-Factor Core Index ETF seeks to track the Nasdaq Developed Select Leaders Core IndexSM, a Nasdaq-licensed index based on the intellectual property of Principal. The index is designed to provide exposure to companies within the Nasdaq Developed Market ex-US ex-Korea Large Mid Cap IndexSM that exhibit high degrees of sustainable shareholder yield, pricing power, and strong momentum.


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 investment options involve greater risk, including heightened volatility, than fixed-income investment options. Mid-cap stocks may have additional risks, including greater price volatility. International and global investing involves greater risks such as currency fluctuations, political/social instability and differing accounting standards. Equities considered to be growth or value stocks may not perform as expected. Stocks that previously exhibited high momentum characteristics may not experience positive momentum or may experience more volatility than the market as a whole.