Brand Leaders Plus Income ETF
|Date||Symbol||NAV ($)||NAV Change ($)||MKT ($)||MKT Change ($)||Distribution Total ($)|
Fund Quick Facts August 31, 2017
|TSX Code||HBF | HBF.U|
|Net AUM||$46.6 million|
|Distribution Method||Cash or DRIP|
Portfolio Analysis* August 31, 2017
|Average Market Capitalization (USD)||$229.8B|
|Number of Equity Securities||20|
|Average Dividend Yield||2.25%|
|5 Year Average Return on Equity||32.72%|
Top Ten Holdings
August 31, 2017
|Cash and other assets and liabilities||5.7|
|Johnson & Johnson||4.9|
|United Parcel Service, Inc. Class B||4.9|
The Fund invests in an equally-weighted portfolio of equity securities of 20 Brand Leaders from the Brand Leaders Investable Universe that have a minimum market capitalization of US$10 billion at the time of investment and meet certain investment characteristics. The portfolio is rebalanced quarterly back to equal weights.
The Fund’s investment objectives are to provide Unitholders with: (i) monthly cash distributions; (ii) the opportunity for capital appreciation; and (iii) lower overall volatility of Portfolio returns than would otherwise be experienced by owning Equity Securities of the Brand Leaders directly.
In order to seek to generate additional returns, the Investment Manager will sell call options no more than 33% in each Equity Securities held in the Portfolio.
The Fund’s distribution target is $0.0542 per Unit per month ($0.65 per annum).
Cumulative Growth $10,000 Invested
June 30, 2017 (NAV pricing)
|Harvest Portfolios Group Inc.
PAUL MACDONALD, CFA
Chief Investment Officer
JAMES LEARMONTH, CFA
MIKE DRAGOSITS, CFA
Associate Portfolio Manager
Investors seeking a regular income through investment in the worlds leading brand companies.
Investors seeking to hold their investment for medium to long term.
Brand Leaders Plus ETF
Quarterly Portfolio Holdings
as of June 30, 2017
|Security||% of Portfolio|
|Nike Inc. Class B Shares||5.3|
|Johnson & Johnson||5.3|
|JPMorgan Chase & Co.||5.1|
|United Parcel Service, Inc. Class B||5.1|
|Deere & Company||5.0|
|Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A ADR||4.8|
|Alphabet Inc. Class A||4.8|
|The Walt Disney Company||4.8|
|International Business Machines Corporation||4.7|
|General Electric Company||3.8|
|Cash and other assets and liabilities||3.1|
|Foreign Currency Schedule||0.0|
|July 20, 2017||Harvest Portfolios Group Inc. Announces DRIP Eligibility for ETFs|
|August 18, 2016||Harvest Portfolios Group Inc. Announces Unitholder Meetings|
|August 12, 2016||Brand Leaders Plus Income ETF Announces Monthly Distributions|
July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017
Brand Leaders Plus Income ETF
The Fund originally commenced operations as a TSX listed closed-end fund on July 24, 2014 and converted into an exchange-traded fund on October 24, 2016. Commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with investing in HARVEST Exchange Traded Funds. Please read the relevant prospectus before investing. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns including changes in unit value and reinvestment of all distributions and do not take into account income taxes payable by any securityholder that would have reduced returns. The funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. Distributions are paid to you in cash unless you request, pursuant to your participation in a distribution reinvestment plan, that they be reinvested into Class A or Class U units of the Fund. If the Fund earns less than the amounts distributed, the difference is a return of capital. Tax, investment and all other decisions should be made with guidance from a qualified professional.
*Source: Bloomberg. Average statistics calculated based on portfolio weighted average. Dividend yield based on Bloomberg indicated 12 month yield of portfolios positions and does not represent the distribution yield paid to investors. P/E calculated based on Bloomberg consensus 12 month forward earnings estimates. Return on Equity (ROE) based on 5 year trailing average ROE. The above information is for illustrative purposes only, is estimated and unaudited.