iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF (ITW)

The iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of Taiwanese equities.

This ETF does not include any currency hedging. This means investors in this product gain exposure to the underlying securities and the currencies in which they are denominated. Read Understanding currency exposure for further information.

All dollar amounts are in Australian dollars. All dates are in US Eastern Standard Time. Any exceptions are noted.

Trading Information

Exchange ASX
Ticker ITW
ISIN AU000000ITW0
SEDOL N/A
Bloomberg NAV EWT.NV
Bloomberg Estimated Intraday NAV (EIN) N/A
Bloomberg Shares Outstanding EWT.SO
Bloomberg Index NDEUSTW
IRESS Estimated Intraday NAV (EIN) N/A

Benchmark Information

Underlying Index MSCI Taiwan Index(SM)

Fundamentals  as at 30 June 2014

Price to Earnings Ratio
The price/earnings ratio is the latest closing price divided by the latest 12 months' earnings per share. P/E and P/B ratios are useful in comparing different equities in the same sector, e.g., individual financial companies. They are less commonly used by iShares investors because iShares ETFs represent a basket of securities across a wide universe of companies.
18.82
Price to Book Ratio
The price to book ratio is the latest closing price divided by the book value per share. Book value is an accounting term representing total assets less intangible assets and liabilities, and represents the total value of the companys assets that shareholders would theoretically receive if a company were liquidated. P/E and P/B ratios are useful in comparing different equities in the same sector, e.g., individual financial companies. They are less commonly used by iShares investors because iShares ETFs represent a basket of securities across a wide universe of companies.
2.70

Profile  as at 23 July 2014

Total Net Assets (000) $3,445,203
Management Costs2 0.61%
Units Outstanding 199,800,000
Inception Date
Inception date is the date when the fund was seeded prior to trading on the ASX.
20 June 2000
First Traded on ASX 15 November 2007
Domicile US
Base Currency USD

Top Holdings  as at 22 July 2014

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFAC 19.90%
HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY 8.00%
MEDIATEK INC 4.77%
CATHAY FINANCIAL HOLDING CO 2.64%
DELTA ELECTRONICS INC 2.49%
CHUNGHWA TELECOM CO LTD 2.26%
NAN YA PLASTICS CORP 2.21%
FORMOSA PLASTICS CORP 2.11%
FUBON FINANCIAL HOLDING CO 2.07%
CHINA STEEL CORP 1.93%
  Others 51.62%
Total 48.38%

Top Sectors  as at 22 July 2014

Information Technology 57.26%
Financials 17.08%
Materials 9.79%
Telecommunication Services 4.10%
Consumer Discretionary 4.04%
Industrials 2.93%
Consumer Staples 2.70%
Energy 0.55%
Health Care 0.08%
  Others 1.48%
Total 98.52%
  1. The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results.
  2. Total management fees and expenses as an annual percentage of net assets value.

Fund Performance - Additional Information
The performance figures represent past performance of the funds. Performance is not indicative of future performance. Performance figures for the funds shown are calculated after fund management fees and expenses, and assume reinvestment of distributions. Performance figures are in Australian dollars, where stated. Performance is calculated to the last business day of the month. Performance figures for an International iShares fund are provided in US dollars by the administrator of the fund. In respect of the managed investment scheme Australian iShares funds quoted on ASX, dates and times are Australian Eastern Standard Time. In respect of the international iShares funds cross-listed on the ASX, dates and times are US Eastern Standard Time. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's units, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. An iShares fund is not actively managed. You cannot invest directly in an index. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Before investing in an iShares exchange traded fund, you should carefully consider whether such products are appropriate for you, read the applicable prospectus or product disclosure statement available at iShares.com.au and consult an investment adviser.