Definitions

Alpha: Alpha is the excess return of an investment relative to a benchmark return.

Active Share: Active Share represents the proportion of portfolio holdings that differ from those in the benchmark index.

EPS Growth: The earnings growth forecast shows what the consensus is among analysts concerning the company’s growth rate over for the previous, current and following year.

EPS Variability: EPS Variability measures the variability of annual EPS over the last five years. This statistic examines companies’ absolute earnings patterns rather than their earnings growth rates.

Net Debt/Free Cash Flow: The ratio of a company's debt less assets to its free cash flow in the prior year. Net debt is negative when a company's assets exceed its outstanding debt commitments. A lower ratio implies a higher degree of financial flexibility.

Net Margin: Net margin is the percentage of revenue remaining after all operating expenses, interest, taxes and preferred stock dividends (but not common stock dividends) have been deducted from a company's total revenue. The net margin illustrates how much of each dollar collected by a company as revenue translates into profit.

P/E Ratio (12-month forward): The forward price to earnings ratio is a company's stock price relative to its expected earnings per share over the next twelve months. The ratio is a valuation measurement.

PEG: The PEG ratio divides a company's P/E ratio by its forward earnings growth rate. The ratio is designed to measure the balance between growth and valuation.

Return on Equity: Return on Equity (ROE) is a measure of profitability that calculates how many dollars of profit a company generates with each dollar of shareholders’ equity. A company with a higher or rising ROE is deemed to be rewarding shareholders through efficient use of shareholders’ capital.

Return on Invested Capital (ROIC): ROIC shows how much profit a company generates on its capital base. The higher the ratio, the more profit it generates as a percentage of its invested capital. The company’s net income is found in the income statement. The components of the company’s invested capital are found in the balance sheet.

30-Day SEC Yield: The 30-Day SEC Yield represents net investment income earned by a fund over a 30-day period, expressed as an annual percentage rate based on the fund’s share price at the end of the 30-day period. Subsidized yield reflects fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements during the period. Without waivers and/or reimbursements, yields would be reduced. Unsubsidized yield does not adjust for any fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements in effect.

Dividend Yield: The dividends per share of the company over the trailing one-year period as a percentage of the current stock price.

Dividend Growth (5-year average): weighted average compound growth rate of dividends per share for all the stocks in the portfolio over the past 5 years.

MSCI World Index: The MSCI World Index measures the performance of large-and mid-capitalization companies across 23 developed market countries.

MSCI World High Dividend Index: The MSCI World High Dividend Yield Index aim to capture the high dividend yield equity opportunity set within the MSCI World Index by including only securities that offer a higher than average dividend yield relative to that of the parent index and that pass dividend sustainability and persistence screens.

S&P 500 Index: The S&P 500 Index measures the performance of the 500 largest publicly held companies actively traded in the United States.

Russell 1000 Growth Index: The Russell 1000 Growth Index measures the performance of the large cap growth segment of the U.S. equity universe and includes those Russell 1000 companies with higher price-to-book ratios and higher forecasted growth values.

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