FLKR
Franklin FTSE South Korea ETF

Price: $16.64
Change: $0.34 (-0.02%)
Last Updated:

Vitals

Brand Franklin
Structure ETF
Expense Ratio 0.09%
ETF Home Page Home page
Inception Nov 02, 2017

Analyst Report

The Franklin FTSE South Korea ETF (FLKR) tracks an index of large and mid-size companies in South Korea. This single-country ETF can be especially useful for investors who mix-and-match emerging and developed markets funds from different issuers, since issuers differ on how South Korea is classified. As of June 2020, FLCH’s management fee is a fraction of the price of the iShares MSCI South Korea ETF (EWY), though the Franklin fund continues to trail its iShares rival in size and liquidity.


The fund is part of a series of single-country ETFs that Franklin Templeton began rolling out in 2017. The funds debuted with significantly lower management fees than rival iShares funds, which have long dominated the single-country ETF space. Many of the stocks in the fund’s portfolio are likely to be found in regional ETFs as well as emerging- and developed-market funds, and investors should be careful not to take on an unintentional overweight. Single-country funds are typically not appropriate for investors seeking a diversified portfolio and are more appealing to short-term traders placing tactical bets on specific markets.

ETF Database Themes

Asset Class Equity
Asset Class Size Large-Cap
Asset Class Style Value
Region (General) Developed Asia Pacific
Region (Specific) South Korea

FactSet Classifications

Segment Equity: South Korea - Total Market
Category Size and Style
Focus Total Market
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 $16.64
  • 52 Week Hi $28.93
  • AUM $44.0 M
  • Shares 2.6 M

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume 22,526
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume 14,912

Alternative ETFs in the ETF Database Asia Pacific Equities Category

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest VPL 0.08% $5.1 B 783,772 -25.50%
Largest (AUM) EEMV 0.25% $6.6 B 1 M -18.95%
Most Liquid (Volume) EWA 0.50% $1.5 B 5 M -18.51%
Top YTD Performer EIDO 0.57% $493.3 M 502,320 2.92%

Alternative ETFs in the FactSet Equity: South Korea - Total Market Segment

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest EWY 0.57% $2.4 B 3 M -39.18%
Largest (AUM) EWY 0.57% $2.4 B 3 M -39.18%
Most Liquid (Volume) EWY 0.57% $2.4 B 3 M -39.18%
Top YTD Performer EWY 0.57% $2.4 B 3 M -39.18%

Top 15 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

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

Holdings Comparison

FLKR ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Number of Holdings 162 343 137
% of Assets in Top 10 46.51% 42.59% 47.73%
% of Assets in Top 15 56.57% 51.28% 57.17%
% of Assets in Top 50 81.14% 77.12% 82.11%

Size Comparison

FLKR ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Large (>12.9B) 54.42% 52.18% 54.34%
Mid (>2.7B) 36.03% 32.19% 37.03%
Small (>600M) 9.39% 9.38% 8.33%
Micro (<600M) 0.05% 2.69% 0.03%

FLKR Valuation

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

FLKR
P/E Ratio
12.92
ETF Database Category Average
P/E Ratio
19.31
FactSet Segment Average
P/E Ratio
15.48

FLKR Dividend

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

FLKR ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Dividend $ 0.19 $ 0.39 $ 0.41
Dividend Date 2021-06-10 N/A N/A
Annual Dividend Rate $ 0.49 $ 0.80 $ 0.56
Annual Dividend Yield 1.75% 1.80% 1.28%

FLKR Price and Volume Charts

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FLKR Fund Flows Charts

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5 Day Net Flows: 0 1 Month Net Flows: 1.91 M 3 Month Net Flows: 1.91 M 6 Month Net Flows: 4.42 M 1 Year Net Flows: 6.55 M 3 Year Net Flows: 53.46 M 5 Year Net Flows: 71.91 M 10 Year Net Flows: 71.91 M

FLKR Price vs Flows AUM Influence Charts

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5 Day Net AUM Change: -4.89 M
1 Month Net AUM Change: -8.11 M
3 Month Net AUM Change: -8.58 M
6 Month Net AUM Change: -16.37 M
1 Year Net AUM Change: -24.46 M
3 Year Net AUM Change: 30.22 M
5 Year Net AUM Change: 41.39 M
10 Year Net AUM Change: 41.39 M

Realtime Rating

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for FLKR 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 Asia Pacific 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- EWT
Expenses A VPL
Performance
Volatility
Dividend
Concentration

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

FLKR Expenses & Fees

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

Expenses Ratio Analysis

FLKR
Expense Ratio
0.09%
ETF Database Category Average
Expense Ratio
0.49%
FactSet Segment Average
Expense Ratio
0.33%

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
5.36/10
ESG Score
27.27%
Global Percentile
4.9%
Peer Percentile
    • Revenue Exposure to Environmental Impact (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Environment Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Sustainable Impact Solutions (%)
      2.65%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons of CO2e / $M Sales)
      170.73
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Fossil Fuel Reserves (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • High Impact Fossil Fuel Reserves (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Water Stress High Risk Business Segment (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress High Risk Geography (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress Exposure Moderate (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress Exposure High (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress Exposure Low (%)
      Higher improves ESG score
    • Revenue Exposure to Energy Efficiency (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Alternative Energy (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Green Building (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Pollution Prevention (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Water Sustainability (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Social Impact (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Sustainable Impact Solutions (%)
      2.65%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • SRI Exclusion Criteria (%)
      7.42%
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Affordable Real Estate (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Education (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Major Disease Treatment (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Nutrition (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Sanitation (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to SME Finance (%)
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Human Rights Norms Violation (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Human Rights Norms Violation OR Watch List (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Human Rights Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Labor Norms Violation (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Labor Norms Violation OR Watch List (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Labor Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Severe Customer Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Global Compact Compliance Violation (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Global Compact Compliance Violation OR Watch List (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Catholic Values Fail (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Islamic Non-Compliant (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Adult Entertainment Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Alcohol Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Gambling Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Nuclear Power Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Tobacco Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Weapons Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Controversies Weapons Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Civilian Firearms Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Civilian Firearms Retailer (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Civilian Firearms Producer (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Direct Predatory Lending Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Genetic Engineering Involvement (%)
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Governance Controversies (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Flag (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Lack of Independent Board Majority (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (0-25%) (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (25-50%) (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (50-75%) (%)
      Higher improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (75-100%) (%)
      Higher improves ESG score
    • No Female Directors (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Three OR More Female Directors (%)
      Higher improves ESG score
    • Females Represent 30% of Directors (%)
      Higher improves ESG score
    • Entrenched Board (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Overboarding (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Negative Director Votes (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Ownership AND Control Flag (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • One Share One Vote (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • No Annual Director Elections (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Does Not Use Majority Voting (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Significant Votes Against Pay Practices (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Controlling Shareholder (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Controlling Shareholder Concerns (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Cross Shareholdings (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Poison Pill (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Pay Flag (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • No Pay Performance Link (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Lack of Internal Pay Equity (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Executive Pay Non-Disclosure (%)
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Accounting Flag (%)
      Lower improves ESG score

FLKR Performance

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

FLKR ETF Database
Category Average
Factset Segment
Average
1 Month Return -17.68% -9.88% -17.50%
3 Month Return -19.12% -8.66% -18.84%
YTD Return -39.80% -21.72% -39.49%
1 Year Return -41.17% -21.22% -40.61%
3 Year Return -9.17% 1.07% -9.67%
5 Year Return N/A -2.86% -12.37%

Geographic Exposure

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

Region Percentage
Asia Pacific 99.76%
Other 0.22%
Country Percentage
South Korea 99.76%
Other 0.22%

Holdings Analysis

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

Sector Percentage
Electronic Technology 33.42%
Finance 11.97%
Consumer Durables 8.98%
Producer Manufacturing 7.65%
Health Technology 7.01%
Technology Services 6.08%
Process Industries 5.72%
Consumer Non-Durables 3.76%
Non-Energy Minerals 3.17%
Commercial Services 2.88%
Transportation 2.29%
Industrial Services 2.27%
Energy Minerals 1.36%
Retail Trade 1.11%
Consumer Services 0.78%
Utilities 0.74%
Communications 0.5%
Other 0.22%
Distribution Services 0.07%
CASH 0.0%
Market Cap Percentage
Large 54.42%
Mid 36.03%
Small 9.39%
Micro 0.05%
Region Percentage
Asset Percentage
Share/Common/Ordinary 95.67%
Preferred Equity 4.05%
Other 0.22%
Preferred 0.04%
CASH 0.0%
Sector Percentage
Electronic Technology 33.42%
Finance 11.97%
Consumer Durables 8.98%
Producer Manufacturing 7.65%
Health Technology 7.01%
Technology Services 6.08%
Process Industries 5.72%
Consumer Non-Durables 3.76%
Non-Energy Minerals 3.17%
Commercial Services 2.88%
Transportation 2.29%
Industrial Services 2.27%
Energy Minerals 1.36%
Retail Trade 1.11%
Consumer Services 0.78%
Utilities 0.74%
Communications 0.5%
Other 0.22%
Distribution Services 0.07%
CASH 0.0%

FLKR Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility 32.62%
20 Day Volatility 23.58%
50 Day Volatility 22.53%
200 Day Volatility 25.68%
Beta 0.92
Standard Deviation 3.06%
5 Day Volatility
32.62%
Rank
40 of 50

20 Day Volatility
23.58%
Rank
9 of 50

50 Day Volatility
22.53%
Rank
8 of 50

200 Day Volatility
25.68%
Rank
6 of 50

Beta
0.92
Rank
12 of 50

Standard Deviation
3.06%
Rank
22 of 50

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA $18.68
  • 60 Day MA $20.17
  • MACD 15 Period -1.75
  • MACD 100 Period -4.33
  • Williams % Range 10 Day 100.00
  • Williams % Range 20 Day 100.00
  • RSI 10 Day 15
  • RSI 20 Day 24
  • RSI 30 Day 29
  • Ultimate Oscillator 28

Bollinger Bands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day) $16.28
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day) $19.52
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day) $16.70
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day) $20.68
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day) $16.91
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day) $21.68

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1 $16.54
  • Support Level 2 $16.45
  • Resistance Level 1 $16.83
  • Resistance Level 2 $17.01

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day) 33.98
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day) 8.06
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day) 42.02
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day) 10.56

Tradability

  • Tracking Difference Median (%) -0.04
  • Tracking Difference Max Upside (%) 0.09
  • Tracking Difference Max Downside (%) -0.27
  • Median Premium Discount (%) -0.11
  • Maximum Premium Discount (%) 4.35
  • Average Spread (%) 4.42
  • Average Spread ($) 4.42

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