DIVS

Dividend Builder ETF

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Seeks a moderate level of current income and consistent dividend growth at a rate that exceeds inflation by investing in high-quality dividend growers.

The Case for Dividend Income

Dividends can grow over time and historically have grown at a rate that exceeds the inflation rate. Dividend income may help people realize their vision to attain financial security.

Why is DIVS a Potentially Good Investment Idea

Investors looking to add sustainable income to their portfolios should consider DIVS as a possible way to conserve and protect their wealth.

Fund Description

  • DIVS invests globally in high-quality dividend growers with a long history of persistently high return on capital.
  • DIVS invests with a quality bias. We seek companies with growing dividends, consistent high rates of return on capital, and low levels of debt.
  • We seek to purchase shares at a time when target companies are trading at the low end of their peers, low end of their history, and low end of their industry.
  • The aim is to construct a portfolio of dividend-paying companies that has the potential to be able to grow their dividends consistently over time.
  • Many dividend growth ETFs focus on the dividend history. We prefer to look at the economic fundamentals of each company.
Fund Facts
Symbol
DIVS
Primary Exchange
NYSE
CUSIP
402031 835
Annual Operating Expense1
0.65% (net)
1.09% (gross)
Inception Date
3/30/2012
Benchmark
MSCI World NR
30 Day SEC Yield2
  as of 5/31/2024
Subsidized 1.15
Unsubsidized 0.81
NAV Share *
27.87
Market Price *
27.83
Premium (Discount) *
-0.15%
30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread *
0.14%
* As of 6/11/2024
DIVS Morningstar Ratings™
As of 5/31/2024
Category: Global Large-Stock Blend
Overall
5
(330 funds)
3-Year
5
(330 funds)
5-Year
5
(294 funds)
10-Year
5
(196 funds)
Based on Risk Adjusted returns.
As of Month End 5/31/2024
YTD
1 Yr
3 Yr
5 Yr
10 Yr
Since Inception
Fund NAV
7.47%
17.75%
7.64%
12.69%
9.00%
10.58%
Market Price
7.10%
16.97%
7.48%
12.68%
8.99%
10.58%
Index
9.52%
24.92%
6.66%
12.74%
9.12%
10.27%
As of Quarter End 3/31/2024
YTD
1 Yr
3 Yr
5 Yr
10 Yr
Since Inception
Fund NAV
5.92%
16.10%
9.78%
11.83%
9.26%
10.60%
Market Price
5.86%
16.00%
9.67%
11.89%
9.29%
10.63%
Index
8.88%
25.11%
8.60%
12.06%
9.39%
10.36%

Performance data quoted represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Investment returns and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. Performance data for the most recent month-end is available above.

The SmartETFs Dividend Builder ETF acquired the assets and liabilities of the predecessor mutual fund, the Guinness Atkinson Dividend Builder Fund, on March 26, 2021. As a result of the transaction, the Fund adopted the accounting and performance history of its predecessor mutual fund. Performance results shown prior to March 26, 2021, reflect the performance of the predecessor mutual fund. The Market Price returns shown prior to March 26, 2021 reflects the predecessor mutual fund’s NAV.

The fund Benchmark Index is the MSCI World Index.

The MSCI World Index is a broad global equity index that represents large and mid-cap equity performance across 23 developed markets countries. It covers approximately 85% of the free float-adjusted market capitalization in each country and MSCI world index does not offer exposure to emerging markets.

An investor cannot invest directly in an index.

Market Price: The current price at which shares are bought and sold. Market returns are based upon the last trade price.

NAV: The dollar value of a single share, based on the value of the underlying assets of the fund minus its liabilities, divided by the number of shares outstanding. Calculated at the end of each business day.

Effective as of the close of business on March 26, 2021, the fund acquired the assets and assumed the performance, financial and other historical information of the Guinness Atkinson Dividend Builder Fund, an open-end mutual fund (incepted March 30, 2012). The fund’s investment objectives, strategies and policies are substantially similar to those of the predecessor mutual fund and it was managed by the same portfolio managers. Performance information for periods prior to March 26, 2021 is the historical performance of the predecessor mutual fund and reflects the higher operating expenses of the predecessor mutual fund. The fund has lower expenses than the predecessor mutual fund. For periods prior to March 29, 2021, the fund’s performance would have been higher than shown had it operated with the fund’s current expense levels.

Fund holdings and sector allocations are subject to change.

DIVS Top 10 Holdings
as of 06/11/2024
Net Assets %
Ticker
Name
Description
Market Price ($)
Shares Held
Market Value ($)
CUSIP
3.07
MSFT
MICROSOFT CORP
COMMON STOCK
432.68
2,275
984,347.00
594918104
3.00
ROG
ROCHE HOLDING AG-GENUSSC
COMMON STOCK
269.18
3,567
960,155.06
H69293217
2.99
ABBV
ABBVIE INC
COMMON STOCK
167.70
5,715
958,405.50
00287Y109
2.99
AJG
ARTHUR J GALLAGHER & CO
COMMON STOCK
256.12
3,738
957,376.56
363576109
2.96
TSM
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR-SP ADR
COMMON STOCK
165.71
5,722
948,192.62
874039100
2.96
NOVOB DC
NOVO NORDISK A/S-B
COMMON STOCK
141.42
6,703
947,945.81
K72807140
2.94
HEN3
HENKEL AG & CO KGAA
COMMON STOCK
91.19
10,347
943,554.19
D3207M110
2.92
AVGO
BROADCOM INC
COMMON STOCK
1,461.03
640
935,059.19
11135F101
2.91
ATCOA
ATLAS COPCO AB-A SHS
COMMON STOCK
19.29
48,278
931,220.38
W1R924252
2.89
SHL
SONIC HEALTHCARE LTD
COMMON STOCK
16.41
56,407
925,879.75
Q8563C107
DIVS Top 10 Holdings
as of 06/10/2024
Net Assets %
Ticker
Name
Description
Market Price ($)
Shares Held
Market Value ($)
CUSIP
3.03
ABBV
ABBVIE INC
COMMON STOCK
170.46
5,715
974,178.88
00287Y109
3.03
MSFT
MICROSOFT CORP
COMMON STOCK
427.87
2,275
973,404.25
594918104
2.99
TSM
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR-SP ADR
COMMON STOCK
168.16
5,722
962,211.50
874039100
2.97
NOVOB DC
NOVO NORDISK A/S-B
COMMON STOCK
142.61
6,703
955,941.06
K72807140
2.97
AJG
ARTHUR J GALLAGHER & CO
COMMON STOCK
255.17
3,738
953,825.44
363576109
2.97
ROG
ROCHE HOLDING AG-GENUSSC
COMMON STOCK
267.31
3,567
953,507.19
H69293217
2.94
HEN3
HENKEL AG & CO KGAA
COMMON STOCK
91.39
10,347
945,621.62
D3207M110
2.92
ATCOA
ATLAS COPCO AB-A SHS
COMMON STOCK
19.43
48,278
938,268.69
W1R924252
2.90
NESN
NESTLE SA-REG
COMMON STOCK
106.61
8,735
931,265.75
H57312649
2.90
SHL
SONIC HEALTHCARE LTD
COMMON STOCK
16.51
56,407
931,098.12
Q8563C107
Calendar Year 2022
Q1 2023
Q2 2023
Q3 2023
Q4 2023
Q1 2024
Days traded at a premium
158
62
62
63
63
61
Days traded at a discount
81
0
0
0
0
0

DIVS Premium Discount NAV to Closing Price: Calendar Year 2023

DIVS Premium Discount NAV to Closing Price: Calendar Year 2023

DIVS Premium Discount NAV to Closing Price: Q1 2024

DIVS Premium Discount NAV to Closing Price: Q1 2024
  1. The Adviser has contractually agreed to reduce its fees and/or pay ETF expenses (excluding acquired fund fees and expenses, interest, taxes, dividends on short positions and extraordinary expenses) in order to limit the Fund’s total annual operating expenses to 0.65% through June 30, 2027. This contractual arrangement may be terminated by the Board of the Fund at any time without penalty upon 60 days’ notice.
  2. The 30 Day SEC Yield represents net investment income earned by the Fund over the 30 Day period, expressed as annual percentage rate based on the Fund’s share price at the end of the 30 Day period. The 30-Day unsubsidized SEC Yield does not reflect any fee waivers/reimbursements/limits in effect.

Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. Dividend Payment Risk. The Fund invests in securities that pay dividends, and there is no guarantee that the securities held by the Fund will declare or pay dividends in the future, or that dividends will remain at current levels or increase. Foreign Securities & Emerging Markets Risk. Investments in foreign securities involve greater volatility, political, economic and currency risks and differences in accounting methods. These risks are greater for emerging markets countries. For more information on the risks of investing in this Fund, please see the prospectus.

Morningstar Ratings™ Disclosure

The Morningstar Rating™ 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.

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