WisdomTree Global ex-U.S. Dividend Growth Index

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The WisdomTree Global ex-U.S. Dividend Growth Index is a fundamentally weighted index that measures the performance of dividend paying stocks with growth characteristics in the developed and emerging markets outside of the United States. The primary starting screening universe for this index is the constituents of the WisdomTree Global ex-U.S. Dividend Index with market capitalization of at least $2 billion. The Index is comprised of the 300 companies in this universe that have the best combined rank of growth and quality factors. The growth factor ranking is based on long-term earnings growth expectations, while the quality factor ranking is based on three year historical averages for return on equity and return on assets. Companies are weighted in the Index based on annual cash dividends paid.

Prior to June 17, 2011, the WisdomTree Global ex-U.S. Dividend Growth Index was named the WisdomTree World ex-U.S. Growth Index.

Prior to October 7, 2013, the WisdomTree Global ex-U.S. Dividend Growth Index was named the WisdomTree Global ex-U.S. Growth Index.

Index Facts

  • As of 03/26/2015
Bloomberg Index Symbol WTGDXG
Exchange Index Symbol WTG
Index Inception Date 07/01/2008
Base Index Value 200
Number of Components in Index 297
Current Index Value 169.40
Total Return Index Closing Value 208.78
Total Index Market Capitalization ($ Trillion) 3.40
Index MarketCap Breakdown
Large Cap (> $10 Billion) 69.32%
Mid Cap (≥ $2 Billion and ≤ $10 Billion) 30.02%
Small Cap (< $2 Billion) 0.65%

Index Statistics

  • As of 03/26/2015
Dividend Yield 2.83
Price/Earnings 17.20
Estimated Price/Earnings N/A
Price/Book 3.59
Price/Sales 2.11
Price/Cash Flow 12.13

Top Components

  • As of 03/26/2015
Components Weight
1. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufactu 4.80%
2. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufactu 4.80%
3. Ambev S.A. 4.59%
4. Ambev S.A. 4.59%
5. Novo Nordisk A/S 3.90%
6. Novo Nordisk A/S 3.90%
7. Hennes & Mauritz AB 2.68%
8. Hennes & Mauritz AB 2.68%
9. Inditex SA 2.66%
10. Inditex SA 2.66%
  • * Holdings are subject to change without notice.

Industry Group Breakdown

  • As of 03/26/2015
Industry Group Weight
1. Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment 8.64%
2. Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment 8.64%
3. Telecommunication Services 8.17%
4. Telecommunication Services 8.17%
5. Capital Goods 7.82%
6. Capital Goods 7.82%
7. Retailing 7.77%
8. Retailing 7.77%
9. Food Beverage & Tobacco 7.29%
10. Food Beverage & Tobacco 7.29%

Country Allocation

  • As of 03/26/2015
Country Weight
1. Taiwan 9.55%
2. Taiwan 9.55%
3. South Africa 9.06%
4. South Africa 9.06%
5. Brazil 8.98%
6. Brazil 8.98%
7. United Kingdom 8.24%
8. United Kingdom 8.24%
9. Sweden 6.86%
10. Sweden 6.86%

Important Information about Index Performance

Index performance does not represent actual fund or portfolio performance. A fund or portfolio may differ significantly from the securities included in the Index. Index performance assumes reinvestment of dividends, but does not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or other expenses that would be incurred by a portfolio or fund, or brokerage commissions on transactions in Fund shares. Such fees, expenses and commissions could reduce returns. WisdomTree Investments, its affiliates and their independent providers are not liable for any informational errors, incompleteness, or delays, or for any actions taken in reliance on information contained herein.

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  • Index Dividend Yield is a measure of the annual dividends of the shares of all Index components divided by the Index value.
  • Price/Book Ratio is a ratio used to compare a stock's market value to its book value.
  • Price/Earnings Ratio is a valuation ratio of a company's current share price compared to its per-share earnings.
  • Estimated Price/Earnings is a valuation ratio of a company's current share price compared to the consensus estimates for per-share earnings over the next 12 months.
  • Price/Cash Flow Ratio is a measure of the market's expectations of a firm's future financial health.
  • Price/Sales Ratio is a ratio for valuing a stock relative to its own past performance, other companies or the market itself.
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  • Total Return Index Values assume reinvestment of dividends after the deduction of withholding taxes, which apply to non-U.S. dividends.
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