Australian Quality ETF

AQLT

Invest in a portfolio of Australia’s highest quality companies

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Overview

Fund objective

AQLT aims to track an index (before fees and expenses) that comprises 40 high quality Australian companies.

Benefits of AQLT

  • Access to Australia’s highest quality companies

    AQLT’s index selects Australian companies based on ‘quality’ metrics of high return on equity, low leverage and relative earnings stability.

  • Outperformance potential

    The Fund’s focus on quality aims to produce long-term performance superior to that of the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index.

  • Diversification

    AQLT’s Index has tended to have different sector weightings to benchmark Australian equities indices1, with higher exposure to sectors such as consumer discretionary and lower exposure to the materials (mining) sector, offering potential portfolio diversification benefits2.

1 Represented by the S&P/ASX 200 Index
2 As of March 2022.

There are risks associated with an investment in AQLT, including market risk and non-traditional index methodology risk. Investment value can go up and down. An investment in the Fund should only be made after considering your particular circumstances, including your tolerance for risk. For more information on risks and other features of the Fund, please see the Product Disclosure Statement and Target Market Determination, both available on this website.

 

How to invest

  • You can buy or sell units just like you’d buy or sell any share on the ASX.
  • Fund requires no minimum investment.

Key facts

Pricing information

Current price
Last trade*
% Change (prev day)
Bid (delayed)
Offer (delayed)
ASX iNav code YAQL

* Data is delayed by at least 20 minutes.

NAV
NAV/Unit* $28.47

* As at 21 May 2024

Profile

Net assets* ($A) $79,794,963
Units outstanding* (#) 2,803,264
Management fee and cost** (p.a.) 0.35%
Distribution frequency Semi-annual
Distribution reinvestment plan (DRP) Full or partial participation available
Issuer Betashares Capital Ltd
Registry Link Market Services

* As at 21 May 2024

**Certain additional costs apply. Please refer to PDS.

Trading information

ASX code AQLT
Bloomberg code AQLT AU
IRESS code AQLT.AXW
iNAV IRESS code YAQL.ASX
Market makers BNP Paribas Financial Markets SNC

Index information

Index Solactive Australia Quality Select Index
Index provider Solactive AG
Index ticker N/A
Bloomberg index ticker SOLAUQST Index

Holdings & allocation

Portfolio holdings

Name Weight (%)
WESFARMERS LTD 6.3%
BHP GROUP LTD 5.3%
COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA 5.0%
MACQUARIE GROUP LTD 4.7%
NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LTD 4.1%
WOODSIDE ENERGY GROUP LTD 3.7%
PRO MEDICUS LTD 3.6%
ANZ GROUP HOLDINGS LTD 3.5%
WESTPAC BANKING CORP 3.4%
CSL LTD 3.4%

* As at 21 May 2024. Excludes cash

Sector allocation

Financials
33.9%
Materials
13.0%
Consumer Discretionary
12.3%
Health Care
8.6%
Energy
8.3%
Real Estate
7.2%
Information Technology
6.9%
Consumer Staples
4.8%
Communication Services
2.9%
Industrials
2.1%

* As of 30 April 2024

Performance

Fund returns after fees (%)

  Fund Index S&P/ASX200
1 month -3.28% -3.25% -2.94%
3 months 3.51% 3.61% 1.04%
6 months 21.40% 21.67% 15.17%
1 year 15.18% 15.66% 9.07%
3 year p.a. - 6.66% 7.30%
5 year p.a. - 8.67% 8.00%
10 year p.a. - 9.22% 7.76%
Since inception 7.52% 7.91% 5.16%
Inception date 4-Apr-22 - -

* As at 30 April 2024.
Past performance is not an indicator of future performance. Returns are calculated in Australian dollars using net asset value per unit at the start and end of the specified period and do not reflect brokerage or the bid ask spread that investors incur when buying and selling units on the ASX. Returns are after fund management costs, assume reinvestment of any distributions and do not take into account tax paid as an investor in the Fund. Returns for periods longer than one year are annualised. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown.

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Past performance is not indicative of future performance. Please refer to "Fund returns after fees" for additional information regarding performance/return information.

Distributions

Yield information

Distribution frequency Semi-annual
12 mth distribution yield* 2.4%

*As at 30 April 2024. Yield is calculated by summing the prior 12-month per unit distributions divided by the closing NAV per unit at the end of the relevant period. Yield will vary and may be lower at time of investment. Past performance is not indicative of future performance.

You can elect DRP by logging into Link’s Investor Centre. Once you are logged in, please proceed to the 'Payments and Tax' tab and select ‘Reinvestment Plans'.

Recent distributions

Ex Date Record Date Payment Date Distribution Unit ($) Annual Distribution Return (%) (1)
2-Jan-24 3-Jan-24 17-Jan-24 $0.387462 3.05%
3-Jul-23 4-Jul-23 18-Jul-23 $0.270263 3.44%
3-Jan-23 4-Jan-23 18-Jan-23 $0.412312 -
1-Jul-22 4-Jul-22 18-Jul-22 $0.16475 -

1 This is the annual distribution return to the end of the relevant distribution date. The distribution return reflects the contribution to total investment return made by the Fund's distributions. Distribution return is calculated as the total return less the growth return. Total return is calculated as the percentage change in a continuing investor's interest in the Fund assuming reinvestment of all distributions back into the Fund (and no other application or withdrawal), net of ongoing fees. Growth return is the Fund's return excluding distributions, net of ongoing fees. Past performance is not indicative of future performance.

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