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WisdomTree Asia Pacific ex-Japan Equity Income Index

The WisdomTree Asia Pacific ex-Japan Equity Income Index is a fundamentally weighted Index that measures the performance of dividend paying companies in the Asia Pacific ex-Japan region. At the index measurement date, companies incorporated in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand and that pass WisdomTree Investments market capitalization, liquidity and selection requirements are ranked by dividend yield. Securities ranking in the highest 30% by dividend yield are selected for inclusion. Companies are weighted in the Index based on annual cash dividends paid. The Index was established with a base value of 200 on October 17, 2014 and is calculated in US dollars and updated to reflect market prices and exchange rates.

Index Facts

As of 08/21/2017
Bloomberg Index Symbol WTAPXE
Exchange Index Symbol
Index Inception Date 10/20/2014
Base Index Value 200
Number of Components in Index 418
Current Index Value 193.96
Total Return Index Closing Value 220.87
Total Index Market Capitalization ($ Trillion) 2.27
Index MarketCap Breakdown
Large Cap (> $10 Billion) 55.65%
Mid Cap (≥ $2 Billion and ≤ $10 Billion) 30.90%
Small Cap (< $2 Billion) 13.46%

Index Statistics

As of 08/21/2017
Dividend Yield 4.96
Price/Earnings 12.83
Estimated Price/Earnings 12.01
Price/Book 1.43
Price/Sales 1.07
Price/Cash Flow 6.87
Gross Buyback Yield 0.26
Net Buyback Yield -0.39

Top Components

As of 08/21/2017
1. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co (2317 TT) 4.53%
2. Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (ST SP) 3.09%
3. China Construction Bank Corp (939 HK) 2.73%
4. CNOOC Ltd (883 HK) 2.71%
5. Telstra Corp Ltd (TLS AU) 2.65%
6. Korea Electric Power Corp (015760 KS) 2.36%
7. Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA AU) 2.02%
8. Formosa Petrochemical Corp (6505 TT) 2.02%
9. Chunghwa Telecom Co Ltd (2412 TT) 2.00%
10. Advanced Info Service PCL (ADVANC TB) 1.98%
Subject to change without notice.

Industry Group Breakdown

Industry Group
As of 08/21/2017
1. Banks 20.38%
2. Telecommunication Services 16.47%
3. Technology Hardware & Equipment 11.11%
4. Materials 8.86%
5. Utilities 7.23%
6. Energy 6.14%
7. Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment 4.51%
8. Transportation 4.46%
9. Capital Goods 3.63%
10. Real Estate 3.02%

Country Allocation

As of 08/21/2017
1. Taiwan 29.87%
2. Australia 19.10%
3. China 15.43%
4. Singapore 8.74%
5. Thailand 7.17%
6. Hong Kong 6.36%
7. South Korea 4.01%
8. New Zealand 3.81%
9. Malaysia 3.34%
10. Philippines 1.28%

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.

WisdomTree vs. Comparative Cap-weighted Benchmark Performance

Hypothetical Investment of $10,000

Correlation Matrix of Indexes

Index Volatility


  • 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 stocks market value to its book value.
  • Price/Earnings Ratio is a valuation ratio of a companys current share price compared to its per-share earnings.
  • Estimated Price/Earnings is a valuation ratio of a companys 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 markets expectations of a firms 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.
  • Gross Buyback Yield is the amount of a company’s gross share repurchase over the past year to its market capitalization.
  • Net Buyback Yield is the amount of a company’s net share repurchase over the past year to its market capitalization.
  • You cannot invest directly in an index.