MSCI Pakistan ETF

Reasons to Consider PAK

Long-Term Growth Potential

Following a strong rebound from the pandemic, Pakistan’s GDP grew at a rate exceeding 3.5% in 2022. It is expected to continue annual rates of more than 4% growth in 2023-2027.1

Targeted Exposure

The ETF targets exposure to a single country.

Efficient Access

PAK delivers efficient access to a broad basket of Pakistani securities.

1Statista, Jun 2022

Key Information As of 03/22/23

Inception Date 04/22/15
Total Expense Ratio 0.80%
Net Assets $14.60 million
NAV $12.35
Fact Sheet

ETF Summary

The Global X MSCI Pakistan ETF (PAK) provides investors access to the largest, most liquid companies in Pakistan.

ETF Objective

The Global X MSCI Pakistan ETF (PAK) seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the MSCI All Pakistan Select 25/50 Index. 

Trading Details As of 03/22/23

Ticker PAK
Bloomberg Index Ticker MXCXP25R
CUSIP 37954Y335
ISIN US37954Y3356
Primary Exchange NYSE Arca
Shares Outstanding 1,182,293
Number of Holdings 23
30-Day Median Bid-Ask Spread 1.86%

Distributions As of 03/22/23

30-Day SEC Yield 10.71%
Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually

ETF Prices As of 03/22/23

NAV $12.35 Daily Change -$0.10 -0.80%
Market Price $12.76 Daily Change -$0.24 -1.85%

Performance History

As of recent
As of recent
Fund NAV Market Price Index
1 Year -29.82% -28.76% -28.52%
3 Years -16.32% -16.93% -15.01%
5 Years -16.37% -16.78% -15.25%
Since Inception -11.96% -11.98% -10.39%
1 Year -37.69% -37.03% -36.52%
3 Years -17.32% -16.02% -16.07%
5 Years -19.25% -19.17% -18.23%
Since Inception -13.02% -12.97% -11.48%
Year-to-Date -29.82% -28.76% -28.52%
1 Month -6.45% -6.23% -6.29%
3 Months -0.09% 0.67% 0.22%
Since Inception -62.50% -62.57% -57.01%
Year-to-Date -10.94% -10.33% -10.81%
1 Month 3.33% 0.37% 3.38%
3 Months -16.68% -15.92% -16.42%
Since Inception -66.60% -66.44% -61.66%

Performance is shown on a total return basis (i.e., with gross income reinvested, where applicable). Cumulative return is the aggregate amount that an investment has gained or lost over time. Annualized return is the average return gained or lost by an investment each year over a given time period.

The performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost and current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. High short-term performance, when observed, is unusual and investors should not expect such performance to be repeated.

Top Holdings As of 03/22/23

Net Assets (%) Ticker Name SEDOL Market Price ($) Shares Held Market Value ($)
10.14 ENGRO PA ENGRO CORPORATION LTD 6317867 1.00 1,476,064 1,481,175.46
8.15 HUBC PA HUB POWER COMPANY 6443665 0.24 4,946,337 1,190,441.74
6.71 SYS PA SYSTEMS LTD BVV6QT4 1.64 598,938 980,205.42
5.70 EFERT PA ENGRO FERTILIZERS LTD B668PD7 0.29 2,877,024 832,913.70
5.69 POL PA PAKISTAN OILFIELDS LTD 6677141 1.40 593,529 830,248.50
5.40 OGDC PA OIL & GAS DEVELO 6732716 0.30 2,597,105 789,134.48
4.69 UBL PA UNITED BANK LTD B09RFT5 0.38 1,817,116 685,238.94
4.68 MTL PA MILLAT TRACTORS LTD 6593117 1.79 381,079 683,343.32
4.60 MARI PA MARI PETROLEUM CO LTD 6544502 5.27 127,449 672,273.21
4.56 MCB PA MCB BANK LTD 6611570 0.41 1,639,965 665,199.94
4.52 LUCK PA LUCKY CEMENT 6537557 1.44 460,100 660,641.82
4.51 FFC PA FAUJI FERTILIZER 6332741 0.36 1,849,772 659,054.81
4.40 TRG PA TRG PAKISTAN 6682189 0.39 1,648,182 642,558.02
4.34 HBL PA HABIB BANK LTD B282PJ5 0.26 2,455,864 633,317.86
4.02 PPL PA PAKISTAN PETROLEUM LTD B02VH21 0.23 2,503,679 586,285.54
3.74 PSO PA PAKISTAN STATE OIL CO LTD 6669416 0.42 1,305,716 545,955.39
2.63 BAFL PA BANK ALFALAH LTD B02ZK80 0.10 3,678,469 383,964.57
1.97 EPCL PA ENGRO POLYMER & CHEMICALS B39QNB1 0.16 1,774,828 288,299.80
1.91 FCCL PA FAUJI CEMENT CO LTD 6332581 0.04 6,692,455 279,285.84
1.78 MLCF PA MAPLE LEAF CEMENT FACTORY 6562623 0.09 2,952,985 259,925.29
1.65 DGKC PA D.G. KHAN CEMENT 6244932 0.15 1,572,709 240,407.74
1.54 SEARL PA SEARLE COMPANY LTD/THE 6859251 0.20 1,147,949 224,803.30
1.37 NML PA NISHAT MILLS LTD 6646817 0.19 1,061,442 199,498.59
1.30 CASH 1.00 189,281 189,281.39
0.00 PAKISTAN RUPEE 0.00 5 0.02
Holdings are subject to change. "Cash" denotes U.S. dollars.

Sector Breakdown As of 02/28/23

Sector Weight (%)
Materials 33.0
Energy 23.3
Financials 16.0
Industrials 9.5
Utilities 8.4
Information Technology 7.0
Health Care 1.5
Consumer Discretionary 1.3

Source: AltaVista Research, LLC

ETF Characteristics As of 03/22/23

Return on Equity 18.40%
Weighted Avg. Market Cap 490 M
2022 2023
Price-to-earnings 3.41 3.01
Price-to-book value 0.58 0.53

Source: AltaVista Research, LLC

ETF Risk Stats As of 02/28/23

Versus Beta
S&P 500 0.64
MSCI Emg. Mkts 0.82
Standard Deviation 30.60%

Source: AltaVista Research, LLC

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. International investments may involve risk of capital loss from unfavorable fluctuation in currency values, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles, or from economic or political instability in other nations. Emerging markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors as well as increased volatility and lower trading volume. Certain economies in the Middle East depend to a significant degree upon exports of primary commodities such as oil. A sustained decrease in commodity prices could have a significant negative impact on all aspects of the economy in the region. Middle Eastern governments have exercised and continue to exercise substantial influence over many aspects of the private sector.

As an emerging country, Pakistan’s economy is susceptible to economic, political and social instability; unanticipated economic, political or social developments could impact economic growth. Pakistan is also subject to natural disaster risk. In addition, recent political instability and protests in the Middle East have caused significant disruptions to many industries. Continued political and social unrest in these areas may negatively affect the value of your investment in the Fund. Pakistan has recently seen elevated levels of ethnic and religious conflict, in some cases resulting in violence or acts of terrorism. Escalation of these conflicts would have an adverse effect on Pakistan’s economy. PAK is non-diversified.

Shares of ETFs are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns. Beginning October 15, 2020, market price returns are based on the official closing price of an ETF share or, if the official closing price isn’t available, the midpoint between the national best bid and national best offer (“NBBO”) as of the time the ETF calculates current NAV per share. Prior to October 15, 2020, market price returns were based on the midpoint between the Bid and Ask price. NAVs are calculated using prices as of 4:00 PM Eastern Time. The returns shown do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times. Indices are unmanaged and do not include the effect of fees, expenses or sales charges. One cannot invest directly in an index.

Carefully consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Fund’s summary or full prospectuses. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Global X Management Company LLC serves as an advisor to Global X Funds. The Funds are distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co. (SIDCO), which is not affiliated with Global X Management Company LLC or Mirae Asset Global Investments. Global X Funds are not sponsored, endorsed, issued, sold or promoted by MSCI, nor does MSCI make any representations regarding the advisability of investing in the Global X Funds. Neither SIDCO, Global X nor Mirae Asset Global Investments are affiliated with MSCI.

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