EEMS
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Small-Cap ETF

Price: $61.73
Change: $0.05 (-0.0%)
Last Updated:

Vitals

Brand iShares
Structure ETF
Expense Ratio 0.71%
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Inception Aug 16, 2011

Analyst Report

This ETF offers exposure to small cap stocks in emerging markets, an asset class that is often overlooked by investors but that should be included in most buy-and-hold portfolios. In addition to being a very useful tool for investors with a long-term time horizon, EEMS can be appealing to more active traders as well; this ETF offers a way to achieve quick exposure to risky assets that often exhibit relatively high volatility in both directions.


The most popular emerging markets ETFs, including EEM and VWO, are dominated by large cap stocks. While these funds offer exposure to the largest companies in the developing world, they may be impacted more significantly by broader macroeconomic trends than changes in local consumption. Small cap emerging markets companies may offer better “pure plays” on the local economies, and may also provide exposure to sectors that are underrepresented in large cap-heavy funds (which tend to be tilted toward energy and financials). Given its objective, EEMS can be useful as either an alternative or complement to products such as EEM or VWO; those seeking to achieve well rounded emerging markets exposure can do so by combining positions in large cap and small cap funds.


The EEMS portfolio is both broad and deep; the concentration issues that can pop up in large cap funds are not present, and this fund is relatively well balanced from a sector perspective as well. EEMS is more expensive than many other emerging markets ETFs, but the fees charged are reasonable given the type of exposure offered (though EWX offers a way to improve cost efficiency). Beyond EWX, another option for similar exposure is the dividend-weighted DGS (that ETF is also a bit cheaper). Investors also have a number of more targeted small cap ETFs that focus on specific emerging markets, including India (SCIN), China (ECNS), Brazil (BRF), and Russia (RSXJ).

ETF Database Themes

Asset Class Equity
Asset Class Size Multi-Cap
Asset Class Style Blend
Region (General) Emerging Markets
Region (Specific) Broad

FactSet Classifications

  • Segment Equity: Emerging Markets - Small Cap
  • Category Size and Style
  • Focus Small Cap
  • Niche Broad-based
  • Strategy Vanilla
  • Weighting Scheme Market Cap

Trading Data

Open - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • Open
  • Volume
  • Day Lo
  • Day Hi
  • 52 Week Lo $42.36
  • 52 Week Hi $63.21
  • AUM $401.3 M
  • Shares 6.5 M

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume 20,626
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume 28,521

Alternative ETFs in the ETF Database Foreign Small & Mid Cap Equities Category

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SCHC 0.11% $3.9 B 213,277 14.76%
Largest (AUM) SCZ 0.40% $15.4 B 1 M 12.14%
Most Liquid (Volume) SCZ 0.40% $15.4 B 1 M 12.14%
Top YTD Performer HSCZ 0.43% $108.7 M 10,812 17.40%

Alternative ETFs in the FactSet Equity: Emerging Markets - Small Cap Segment

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest DGS 0.58% $2.3 B 149,903 13.76%
Largest (AUM) DGS 0.58% $2.3 B 149,903 13.76%
Most Liquid (Volume) DGS 0.58% $2.3 B 149,903 13.76%
Top YTD Performer EWX 0.65% $655.8 M 28,774 16.26%

Top 15 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to its peers.

Holdings Comparison

EEMS ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Number of Holdings 1449 1522 1246
% of Assets in Top 10 4.03% 12.64% 6.00%
% of Assets in Top 15 5.47% 14.36% 8.40%
% of Assets in Top 50 13.36% 23.58% 22.06%

Size Comparison

EEMS ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Large (>12.9B) 0.00% 1.22% 1.29%
Mid (>2.7B) 21.20% 35.47% 21.52%
Small (>600M) 72.04% 56.83% 68.93%
Micro (<600M) 6.74% 6.48% 8.26%

EEMS Valuation

This section compares the P/E ratio of this ETF to its peers.

EEMS
P/E Ratio
16.57
ETF Database Category Average
P/E Ratio
15.43
FactSet Segment Average
P/E Ratio
12.05

EEMS Dividend

This section compares the dividend yield of this ETF to its peers.

EEMS ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Dividend $ 0.38 $ 0.39 $ 0.55
Dividend Date 2021-06-10 N/A N/A
Annual Dividend Rate $ 1.23 $ 1.21 $ 1.60
Annual Dividend Yield 1.99% 2.12% 3.13%

EEMS Price and Volume Charts

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EEMS Fund Flows Charts

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5 Day Net Flows: 0 1 Month Net Flows: 0 3 Month Net Flows: 12.72 M 6 Month Net Flows: 37.7 M 1 Year Net Flows: 110.72 M 3 Year Net Flows: 85.9 M 5 Year Net Flows: 195.86 M 10 Year Net Flows: 267.22 M

EEMS Price vs Flows AUM Influence Charts

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Realtime Rating

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for EEMS on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETF Database Pro members, shows the ETF in the Foreign Small & Mid Cap Equities with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETF Database Pro. To view information on how the ETF Database Realtime Ratings work, click here.

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity B+ n/a
Expenses C+ n/a
Performance
Volatility
Dividend
Concentration

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

EEMS Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to its peers.

Expenses Ratio Analysis

EEMS
Expense Ratio
0.71%
ETF Database Category Average
Expense Ratio
0.43%
FactSet Segment Average
Expense Ratio
0.69%

Tax Analysis

Max ST Capital Gains Rate 39.60%
Max LT Capital Gains Rate 20.00%
Tax On Distributions Qualified dividends
Distributes K1 No
ESG Themes and Scores

EEMS does not have an ESG score. There are no ESG themes that map to this ETF.

EEMS Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peers.

EEMS ETF Database
Category Average
Factset Segment
Average
1 Month Return 2.90% 2.13% 1.06%
3 Month Return -0.15% 0.79% -1.21%
YTD Return 17.61% 14.57% 13.26%
1 Year Return 40.69% 34.17% 33.49%
3 Year Return 63.02% 41.15% 53.76%
5 Year Return 60.69% 54.95% 56.59%

Geographic Exposure

The following charts reflect the geographic spread of EEMS's underlying holdings.

Region Percentage
Asia Pacific 75.74%
Europe 13.66%
North, Central and South America 10.2%
Other 0.25%
Country Percentage
Taiwan 20.85%
India 20.27%
South Korea 17.5%
China 6.17%
Brazil 5.23%
South Africa 3.81%
Thailand 3.4%
Malaysia 3.16%
Saudi Arabia 2.38%
Hong Kong 2.35%
Mexico 1.76%
Indonesia 1.68%
Poland 1.48%
Turkey 1.24%
Other 1.07%
Philippines 0.99%
Greece 0.92%
Russia 0.91%
Kuwait 0.87%
Qatar 0.86%
Chile 0.63%
United Arab Emirates 0.61%
Argentina 0.39%
Egypt 0.26%
Pakistan 0.24%
Colombia 0.22%
United States 0.12%
Cyprus 0.11%
Peru 0.09%
Hungary 0.07%
Belgium 0.06%
Spain 0.06%
Uruguay 0.05%
Czechia 0.02%
Cayman Islands 0.02%

Holdings Analysis

The following charts reflect the allocation of EEMS's underlying holdings.

Sector Percentage
Finance 16.45%
Electronic Technology 15.93%
Process Industries 9.99%
Producer Manufacturing 7.94%
Health Technology 5.99%
Consumer Non-Durables 4.5%
Technology Services 4.47%
Utilities 4.12%
Non-Energy Minerals 4.05%
Transportation 3.45%
Retail Trade 3.31%
Consumer Services 3.27%
Industrial Services 3.2%
Consumer Durables 2.87%
Commercial Services 2.23%
Energy Minerals 2.06%
Health Services 1.72%
Miscellaneous 1.38%
Communications 1.36%
Distribution Services 1.31%
CASH 0.22%
Other 0.03%
Market Cap Percentage
Small 72.04%
Mid 21.2%
Micro 6.74%
Large 0.0%
Region Percentage
Asset Percentage
Share/Common/Ordinary 92.6%
Non-Voting Depositary Receipt 3.4%
American Depositary Receipt 1.31%
Open-ended Fund 0.82%
Preferred Equity 0.8%
Unit 0.43%
Global Depositary Receipt 0.24%
CASH 0.22%
Other 0.03%
Right 0.0%
Sector Percentage
Finance 16.45%
Electronic Technology 15.93%
Process Industries 9.99%
Producer Manufacturing 7.94%
Health Technology 5.99%
Consumer Non-Durables 4.5%
Technology Services 4.47%
Utilities 4.12%
Non-Energy Minerals 4.05%
Transportation 3.45%
Retail Trade 3.31%
Consumer Services 3.27%
Industrial Services 3.2%
Consumer Durables 2.87%
Commercial Services 2.23%
Energy Minerals 2.06%
Health Services 1.72%
Miscellaneous 1.38%
Communications 1.36%
Distribution Services 1.31%
CASH 0.22%
Other 0.03%

EEMS Technicals

Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETF Database Category.

5 Day Volatility
117.18%
Rank
5 of 13

20 Day Volatility
11.24%
Rank
2 of 13

50 Day Volatility
14.00%
Rank
2 of 13

200 Day Volatility
12.84%
Rank
5 of 13

Beta
0.95
Rank
11 of 13

Standard Deviation
5.04%
Rank
4 of 13

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA $61.22
  • 60 Day MA $61.26
  • MACD 15 Period 0.25
  • MACD 100 Period 0.03
  • Williams % Range 10 Day 55.71
  • Williams % Range 20 Day 24.53
  • RSI 10 Day 54
  • RSI 20 Day 52
  • RSI 30 Day 52
  • Ultimate Oscillator 41

Bollinger Bands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day) $61.22
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day) $62.47
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day) $59.83
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day) $62.63
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day) $59.83
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day) $62.60

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1 $61.61
  • Support Level 2 $61.49
  • Resistance Level 1 $61.95
  • Resistance Level 2 $62.17

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day) 25.12
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day) 52.11
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day) 37.81
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day) 52.94

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