VETSX

VETS EMPLOYERS INDEX

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

SINCE INCEPTION RISK VALUES

INDEX ANNUALIZED RETURN STANDARD DEVIATION CORRELATION TO S&P 500 BETA TO S&P 500 SHARPE RATIO
VETSX 14.37% 14.4% 90.8% 0.90 0.99
S&P 500 12.63% 14.5% 100.0% 1.00 0.86

INDEX DESCRIPTION

INDEX DESCRIPTION

VETS EMPLOYERS INDEX

The VETS Employers IndexSM, designed by VETS Indexes LLC, measures the performance of those publicly traded companies that recruit, develop, and support U.S. military veteran employees. Companies are selected from a VETS eligible universe of companies maintained by VETS Indexes LLC and populated based on VETS Indexes survey data and analysis. The VETS eligible universe leverages various selection criteria, such as company culture, policies, and reservist accommodations, to identify companies that are most supportive of military veterans, service members and their families.

INDEX FACTS

INDEX FACTS

Current Number of Constituents     79 (see below for details)
Strategy Equal-Weighted
Exchange Symbol/Ticker VETSX
Review Frequency Annual after the close of trading on the third Friday of September
Index Inception Date July 19, 2017
Calculation Frequency Daily for each U.S. trading day
Currency USD

INVESTMENT THESIS

Military veterans represent uniquely valuable human resources, bringing soft skills – including teamwork, problem solving, and resiliency – in addition to military-grade technical training in engineering, logistics, IT, and other critical fields. Veterans have founded and led many of the country’s most successful companies.

But some companies have been quicker than others to recognize the value of veterans. And some prove to be better at implementing policies and practices that lead to successfully recruiting, retaining, developing, and promoting veterans. This is what VETS’ survey data and analysis measures.

VETS Indexes is based on the premise that the companies that make the best use of this highly talented but under-valued talent pool will see a benefit in their bottom lines. The results so far have emphatically confirmed our thesis.

SECTOR CLASSIFICATIONS (% Weights)

All data on page as of 9/29/2023
INDEX CONSTITUENTS & WEIGHTINGS

INDEX WEIGHTINGS

NAME TICKER WEIGHT
Accenture Ltd. ACN 1.27%
AECOM Technology Corp. ACM 1.27%
Allegiant Travel Co. ALGT 1.16%
Allstate Corp. ALL 1.38%
Amazon.com Inc. AMZN 1.23%
Arcbest Corp ARCB 1.29%
Associated Banc-Corp ASB 1.32%
AT&T Inc. T 1.36%
Bank America Corp BAC 1.28%
Boeing Co. BA 1.15%
BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON HLDG COR BAH 1.29%
Brown-Forman Corp. BF/B 1.17%
Caci Inc CACI 1.28%
Capital One Finl Corp COF 1.27%
CDW CORP CDW 1.28%
Charles Schwab Corp. SCHW 1.24%
Citigroup Inc. C 1.33%
CMS Energy Corp. CMS 1.27%
Comcast Corp. CMCSA 1.27%
Consolidated Edison Inc. ED 1.29%
Constellation Energy Corp CEG 1.40%
Corning Inc. GLW 1.24%
Cushman Wakefield Plc CWK 1.11%
CVS Caremark Corp. CVS 1.43%
DaVita Inc. DVA 1.24%
Dominion Energyinc D 1.23%
Eastman Chemical Co. EMN 1.21%
Eaton Corp Plc ETN 1.24%
Exelon Corp. EXC 1.26%
Fiserv Inc. FI 1.25%
Fox Corp FOXA 1.26%
Ge Healthcare Technologies I GEHC 1.29%
General Dynamics Corp. GD 1.31%
General Electric Co GE 1.29%
General Motors Co. GM 1.32%
Hilton Worldwide Hldgs Inc HLT 1.35%
Home Depot Inc. HD 1.22%
Hormel Foods Corp. HRL 1.32%
Humana Inc. HUM 1.41%
International Business Machs IBM 1.28%
J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. JBHT 1.34%
Jacobs Solutions Inc J 1.36%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 1.29%
JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM 1.33%
Kellanova K 1.31%
Leidos Holdings Inc. LDOS 1.27%
Lockheed Martin Corp. LMT 1.22%
Lowe’s Cos. LOW 1.21%
Marsh & McLennan Cos. MMC 1.31%
Maximus Inc. MMS 1.24%
Merck & Co. Inc. MRK 1.26%
Northrop Grumman Corp. NOC 1.36%
NVIDIA Corp. NVDA 1.18%
Oracle Corp. ORCL 1.18%
Organon & Co OGN 1.06%
Oshkosh Corp. OSK 1.23%
Parsons Corporation PSN 1.28%
PepsiCo Inc. PEP 1.28%
PG&E Corp. PCG 1.32%
Progressive Corp. PGR 1.40%
Prudential Finlinc PRU 1.34%
Rocket Cos Inc RKT 1.03%
Rtx Corporation RTX 1.12%
Sonoco Products Co. SON 1.27%
Southern Co. SO 1.28%
Southwest Airlines Co. LUV 1.15%
Travelers Cos. Inc. TRV 1.36%
U.S. Bancorp USB 1.21%
Union Pacific Corp. UNP 1.24%
United Rentals Inc. URI 1.25%
V2x Inc VVX 1.37%
Verizon Communications Inc. VZ 1.24%
ViaSat Inc. VSAT 0.89%
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. WMT 1.32%
Waste Management Inc. WM 1.30%
Werner Enterprises Inc. WERN 1.25%
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Inc WH 1.23%
Xcel Energy Inc. XEL 1.34%
Xpo Inc XPO 1.34%

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