WisdomTree Declares Second Quarter Dividend Distributions

WisdomTree has announced the dividend distributions for the second quarter of 2016 of the WisdomTree UCITS ETFs, as detailed below:...

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Announcement Date: 23 June 2016

Ex-Date: 30 June 2016

Record Date: 1 July 2016

Payment Date: 12 July 2016

Sub-Fund/Share Class ISIN Currency Amount per Share
WisdomTree US Equity Income UCITS ETF IE00BQZJBQ63 USD 0.1319
WisdomTree US Small Cap Dividend UCITS ETF IE00BQZJBT94 USD 0.1254
WisdomTree Europe Equity Income UCITS ETF IE00BQZJBX31 EUR 0.2939
WisdomTree Europe Small Cap Dividend UCITS ETF IE00BQZJC527 EUR 0.3445
WisdomTree Emerging Markets Equity Income UCITS ETF IE00BQQ3Q067 USD 0.1057
WisdomTree Emerging Markets Small Cap Dividend UCITS ETF IE00BQZJBM26 USD 0.1565
WisdomTree UK Equity Income UCITS ETF IE00BYPGTJ26 GBP 0.0917
WisdomTree Emerging Asia Equity Income UCITS ETF IE00BYPGT035 USD 0.071
WisdomTree Germany Equity UCITS ETF – GBP Hedged IE00BVXBGY20 GBP 0.1895
WisdomTree Japan Equity Income UCITS ETF – USD Hedged IE00BVXC4854 USD 0.1085
WisdomTree Japan Equity UCITS ETF – GBP Hedged IE00BYQCZF74 GBP 0.0624
WisdomTree Europe Equity UCITS ETF – USD Hedged IE00BVXBH163 USD 0.246
WisdomTree Europe Equity UCITS ETF – GBP Hedged IE00BYQCZQ89 GBP 0.1628

Key points to note:

  1. WisdomTree’s Equity Income ETFs tilt around defensive sectors such as energy, utilities and financials, offering an approach that hunts for valuation opportunities in different regional equity markets
  2. The yield premium attained with WisdomTree’s Equity Income approach was harnessed by three key components:
  • By screening for the highest dividend-yielding segment of the stock market,all non-dividend payers were automatically excluded from the index, unlike market-cap weighted indices, where size will potentially expose investors to low yields or non-dividend payers.
  • By weighting by total cash-dividends as opposed to just dividend yield, the risks to value traps were mitigated, as stocks demonstrating the largest cash dividends received the highest weight
  • Through the annual rebalance, sufficient scope allowed for value opportunities to emerge and for expensive growth stocks to be removed. Over several rebalancing cycles, a yield premium over market-cap weighted strategies is maintained, along with the potential for better risk-adjusted returns.

Distributions rolled forward

Please note that distributions for the following funds will be rolled forward to the next distribution date:
  • WisdomTree ISEQ 20 UCITS ETF
  • WisdomTree Germany Equity UCITS ETF – USD Hedged
  • WisdomTree Enhanced Commodity UCITS ETF – USD

WisdomTree UCITS ETF Index yields vs comparative indices:

Comparisons Trailing 12M Dividend Yield
WisdomTree US Equity Income NTR Index (USD)1 4.01%
S&P 500 NTR Index (USD) 2.17%
WisdomTree US SmallCap Dividend NTR Index (USD) 3.77%
Russell 2000 NTR Index (USD) 1.57%
WisdomTree Europe Equity Income NTR Index (EURO) 5.26%
MSCI Europe NTR Index (Euro) 3.79%
WisdomTree Europe SmallCap Dividend NTR Index (EURO) 3.44%
MSCI Europe Small Cap NTR Index (Euro) 2.64%
WisdomTree Emerging Markets High Dividend NTR Index (USD) 6.13%
MSCI Emerging Markets NTR Index (USD) 2.95%
WisdomTree Emerging Markets SmallCap Dividend NTR Index (USD) 4.76%
MSCI Emerging Markets Small Cap NTR Index (USD) 2.52%
WisdomTree Emerging Asia Equity Income NTR Index (USD) 5.89%
MSCI Emerging Markets Asia NTR Index (USD) 2.80%
WisdomTree UK Equity Income NTR Index (GBP) 4.90%
FTSE 350 TR Index (GBP) 4.26%
WisdomTree Germany GBP-Hedged Equity NTR Index 3.00%
MSCI Germany NTR Index (GBP) 3.07%
WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity NTR Index (USD) 3.28%
MSCI EMU USD Hedged NTR Index 3.49%
WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity NTR Index (USD) 2.78%
MSCI Japan USD Hedged NTR Index 2.21%



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