WisdomTree Global ex-US Utilities Index

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The WisdomTree Global ex-US Utilities Index is a fundamentally weighted index that measures the performance of utilities companies from developed and emerging markets outside of the United States classified as being part of the “Global Utilities” sector. The Index is comprised of the 100 largest qualifying utilities companies ranked by market capitalization. Companies are weighted in the Index based on their dividend yields. The Index was established with a base value of 200 on June 3, 2011 and is calculated in US dollars and updated to reflect market prices and exchange rates. Closing or last-sale prices are used when non-U.S. markets are closed.

Index Facts

  • As of 03/27/2015
Bloomberg Index Symbol WTGXU
Exchange Index Symbol GXU
Index Inception Date 06/06/2011
Base Index Value 200
Number of Components in Index 95
Current Index Value 170.80
Total Return Index Closing Value 198.22
Total Index Market Capitalization ($ Trillion) 0.98
Index MarketCap Breakdown
Large Cap (> $10 Billion) 42.98%
Mid Cap (≥ $2 Billion and ≤ $10 Billion) 49.83%
Small Cap (< $2 Billion) 7.20%

Index Statistics

  • As of 03/27/2015
Dividend Yield 4.97
Price/Earnings 14.38
Estimated Price/Earnings N/A
Price/Book 1.18
Price/Sales 0.89
Price/Cash Flow 5.92

Top Components

  • As of 03/27/2015
Components Weight
1. China Power International Deve 2.31%
2. AGL Energy Ltd 2.26%
3. Huaneng Power International In 2.23%
4. Scottish & Southern Energy PLC 2.22%
5. Veolia Environnement 2.16%
6. Suez Environnement SA 2.05%
7. Snam Rete Gas SpA 2.04%
8. United Utilities Group PLC 2.03%
9. CEZ AS 1.98%
10. Fortum Oyj 1.97%
  • * Holdings are subject to change without notice.

Industry Group Breakdown

  • As of 03/27/2015
Industry Group Weight
1. Utilities 98.25%
2. Capital Goods 1.07%
3. Telecommunication Services 0.67%

Country Allocation

  • As of 03/27/2015
Country Weight
1. United Kingdom 13.00%
2. Canada 9.03%
3. France 8.91%
4. Hong Kong 8.54%
5. Italy 8.23%
6. China 6.92%
7. Spain 6.46%
8. Japan 6.21%
9. Brazil 4.46%
10. Poland 4.14%

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.
  • Total Return Index Values assume reinvestment of dividends after the deduction of withholding taxes, which apply to non-U.S. dividends.
  • You cannot invest directly in an index.