Pacer’s Cash Cows ETF Series Sees Nearly $6 Billion Asset Intake in 1 Year, While COWZ Leaps to Become Firm’s Largest ETF by Assets
May 25, 2022 at 13:28 PM EDT
Cash Cows Series Enjoys Rapid Growth as Investors Turn to Cash-Generating, Value-Focused Equities
Pacer ETFs (“Pacer”), an ETF provider that offers strategy-driven, rules-based ETFs, is pleased to announce strong year-over-year asset growth of the Pacer Cash Cows Index® ETF Series, which has seen inflows of approximately $5.9 billion in assets across the series between May 24, 2021 and May 23, 2022. Most notably, the Pacer US Cash Cows 100 ETF (COWZ) has now reached $5.5 billion in assets, becoming the firm’s largest fund based on assets under management (as of May 23, 2022).
The Cash Cows Series, launched in 2016, is now Pacer’s largest fund family by assets. It has surpassed the previous largest, Pacer’s Trendpilot Series, by approximately $3 billion as the fund series continues to deliver on its objective of investing in companies with high free-cash-flow yield. What separates Pacer’s Cash Cows series from other value-oriented strategies is the firm’s approach to measuring free-cash-flow relative to a company’s enterprise value. Incorporating enterprise value looks at the true value of a company, including its debt, which is not captured by price/book the traditional metric for measuring value.
“We’re very proud of the success of our Cash Cows series, both on a performance and asset-growth basis, especially since the start of this year,” says Sean O’Hara, president of Pacer ETFs Distributors. “We’ve long believed that investing in companies that generate strong free cash flow can be an attractive approach for value-seeking investors, particularly in a volatile environment, and the growth in this series shows that investors and advisors see merit in this thematic approach.”
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Beyond COWZ, the Pacer Global Cash Cows Dividend ETF (GCOW) also continues to see interest and flows as investors look beyond the US for high-quality, value-oriented companies.
“Since our inception, Pacer’s focus has been on delivering innovative strategies that offer investors distinct access to specific themes with a rules-based approach,” says Joe Thomson, president of Pacer Financial. “The success of COWZ and the Cash Cows Series, especially amid market volatility, showcases the thoughtfulness of our approach.”
For more information on the Cash Cows Series or any of Pacer’s other funds, please visit PacerETFs.com.
About Pacer ETFs
Pacer ETFs is a strategy-driven exchange-traded fund provider with 43 ETFs and over $14 billion in assets under management, as of May 23, 2022. Pacer ETFs is focused on addressing investors’ needs through its six fund families, the Pacer Trendpilot® Series, Pacer Cash Cows Index® Series, Pacer Custom ETF Series, Pacer Leaders ETF Series, Pacer Factor ETF Series and Pacer Swan SOS ETF Series. Pacer ETFs employs a rules-based, passive management approach to track S&P, NASDAQ, FTSE Russell, and Custom Indexes.
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