Victory Capital Management, Inc. launched its latest exchange-traded fund (ETF), the VictoryShares Free Cash Flow ETF (VFLO), on the Nasdaq. The new rules-based ETF invests in profitable U.S. large-cap companies with high free cash flow yields.
VFLO seeks to provide investment results that track the performance of the Victory U.S. Large Cap Free Cash Flow Index1. The Index aims to select large-cap companies from the universe2 by applying a profitability screen. It then selects companies with the highest free cash flow yields that exhibit relatively higher growth potential based on trailing and forward-looking metrics. Free cash flow gives companies the ability to reinvest cash, pay dividends, or repay debts.
Consider High Free Cash Flow Yields Without Losing the Relative Growth Potential of a Value Strategy
Mannik Dhillon, CFA, CAIA, President, VictoryShares and Solutions, said that VFLO is “designed to capitalize on companies with attractive free cash flow yields without sacrificing relative growth potential.”
The Index screens an initial universe of companies, excluding those classified as Financials and Real Estate, using a combination of trailing and forward-looking free cash flow. It then eliminates companies with the worst growth characteristics to seek better outcomes in a variety of market environments.
The outcome is a 50-stock portfolio consisting of companies with the highest combination of free cash flow yields and growth rates3 to be included in the Index that is reconstituted and rebalanced every quarter.
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VettaFi LLC (“VettaFi”) is the index provider for VFLO, for which it receives an index licensing fee. However, VFLO is not issued, sponsored, endorsed or sold by VettaFi, and VettaFi has no obligation or liability in connection with the issuance, administration, marketing or trading of VFLO.
Free cash flow (FCF) represents the cash that a company generates after accounting for cash outflows to support operations and maintain its capital assets.
1/ This Index calculates free cash flow yield by dividing expected free cash flow by enterprise value. Expected free cash flow is the average of trailing 12-month FCF and next 12-month forward free cash flow. Enterprise value (EV) measures a company’s total value, often used as a more comprehensive alternative to equity market capitalization.
2/ The Victory U.S. Large Cap Free Cash Flow Index’s starting universe is the VettaFi 1000 Index which consists of market cap weighted U.S. large-cap stocks.
3/ Growth rate is defined as the long-term sales growth trend defined as an average of 5-years historical and 2-years forward sales growth
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