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Pacer Developed Markets International Cash Cows 100 Index


A strategy driven index that aims to provide capital appreciation over time by screening the FTSE Developed ex-US Index for the top 100 international companies based on free cash flow yield.

Index Methodology

Index Facts | Index Statistics | Top 10 Holdings | Sector Breakdown | Country Breakdown | Hypothetical Growth |
Historical Performance | Calendar Year Returns

Index Facts

as of 12/31/2020

Bloomberg Index Symbol ICOWNT
Index Inception Date 12/16/16
Base Index Value ($) 100
Number of Components in Index 100
Total Return Index Closing Value ($)  
Total Index Market Capitalization ($ Million) 2,358,984.94

Index Statistics

as of 12/31/2020

Dividend Yield 3.69
Price/Earnings 15.37
Price/Estimated Earnings 13.56
Price/Book 1.30
Price/Sales 0.60
Price/Cash Flow 5.01

There is no guarantee dividends will be paid.

Top Holdings

as of 12/31/2020

Holding Weight (%)
Fortescue Metals Group Ltd 2.32
A.P. Moller - Maersk A/S Class B 2.12
Sony Corporation 2.09
Itochu Corporation 2.05
KDDI Corporation 2.03
Softbank Corp. 2.03
Deutsche Post AG 2.02
Mitsubishi Corporation 2.01
Rio Tinto plc 2.00
Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. 2.00
Total 20.67

Sector Breakdown

as of 12/31/2020

Sector Weight (%)
Industrials 24.06
Communication Services 19.37
Consumer Staples 15.63
Materials 12.50
Consumer Discretionary 10.62
Information Technology 6.42
Energy 6.37
Health Care 4.31
Utilities 0.41
Real Estate 0.30
Total 100.00

Country Breakdown

as of 12/31/2020

Country Weight (%)
Japan 26.95
United Kingdom 17.46
Germany 8.51
Korea 5.55
France 4.77
Australia 4.48
Switzerland 4.34
Spain 4.29
Canada 4.05
Hong Kong 3.69
Other 15.91
Total 100.00

Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 (Gross of Fees)

All performance data presented for the Pacer Developed Markets International Cash Cows 100 Index before 12/8/16 is backtested.

12/31/2004 - 12/31/2020


Historical Performance and Volatility Comparison (%)

12/31/2004 - 12/31/2020

  Pacer Developed Markets International Cash Cows 100 Index FTSE Developed ex-US Index
Annualized Average Return 10.05 5.41
Annualized Volatility 17.62 17.67

Minimum and Maximum Calendar Year Returns (%)

12/31/2004 - 12/31/2020

  Pacer Developed Markets International Cash Cows 100 Index FTSE Developed ex-US Index
Maximum Return 40.78 (2009) 34.80 (2009)
Minimum Return -32.45 (2008) -43.60 (2008)

All Indexes shown are Total Return Indexes.


Source: Pacer Advisors and FactSet. The hypothetical backtested index performance of the Pacer Developed Markets International Cash Cows 100 Index is shown gross of fees and reflects the reinvestment of dividends. The Index was released on 12/8/16. Any data shown prior to this date is hypothetical, retrospectively calculated, and is based on rules-based criteria applied retroactively with the benefit of hindsight and knowledge of factors that may have positively affected its performance, and cannot account for all financial risk that may affect the actual performance. The actual performance of the Index may vary significantly from the backtested index data. The start date for this data was chosen based the validity of the fundamental data of the FTSE Developed ex-US Index. The results shown are hypothetical and do not reflect actual returns.

FTSE Developed ex-US Index Comprised of large (85%)-and mid (15%)-cap stocks providing coverage of developed markets (24 countries), excluding the US. The index is derived from the FTSE Global Equity Index Series (GEIS), which covers 98% of the world’s investable market-capitalization.

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Index performance returns are for illustrative purposes only and do not represent actual fund or portfolio performance. Investing involves risks, including possible loss of principal.