Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)

PICB - PowerShares International Corporate Bond Portfolio

Income - Fixed Income

Product Details

The PowerShares International Corporate Bond Portfolio (Fund) is based on the S&P International Corporate Bond Index® (Index). The Fund will normally invest at least 80% of its total assets in investment-grade corporate bonds that comprise the Index. The Index measures the performance of investment-grade corporate bonds issued in the following currencies of Group of Ten (G10) countries, excluding the US dollar (USD): Australian dollar (AUD), British pound (GBP), Canadian dollar (CAD), euro (EUR), Japanese yen (JPY), Swiss franc (SFR), New Zealand dollar (NZD), Norwegian krone (NOK) and Swedish krona (SEK). The Index is computed using the net return, which withholds applicable taxes for non-resident investors. The Fund and the Index are rebalanced monthly and reconstituted annually in March.

as of 12/31/2014 12/31/2014

Performance


   
as of 12/31/2014 12/31/2014
  YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Fund Inception
Index History (%)
S&P International Corporate Bond Index -1.49 -1.49 4.98 N/A N/A 6.16
BofA Merrill Lynch Global Broad Market Non-Sovereign ex-USD Index -3.36 -3.36 2.02 2.37 3.38 4.41
S&P International Corporate Bond Index* -0.71 -0.71 5.87 N/A N/A 7.09
Fund History (%)
Fund NAV -0.92 -0.92 5.66 N/A N/A 6.29
After Tax Held -2.00 -2.00 4.54 N/A N/A 5.24
After Tax Sold -0.50 -0.50 3.89 N/A N/A 4.47
Fund Market Price -1.38 -1.38 5.41 N/A N/A 6.09

Monthly Performance

Market returns are based on the midpoint of the bid/ask spread at 4 p.m. ET and do not represent the returns an investor would receive if shares were traded at other times. Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is not a guarantee of future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, and shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be higher or lower than performance data quoted. After-tax returns reflect the highest federal income tax rate but exclude state and local taxes. Fund performance reflects fee waivers, absent which, performance data quoted would have been lower. After Tax Held and After Tax Sold are based on NAV. Returns less than one year are cumulative.


as of 12/31/2014

Growth of $10,000

Data beginning Fund inception and ending 12/31/2014. Fund performance shown at NAV.

An investor cannot invest directly in an index. The results assume that no cash was added to or assets withdrawn from the Index. Index returns do not represent Fund returns. The Index does not charge management fees or brokerage expenses, nor does the Index lend securities, and no revenues from securities lending were added to the performance shown.

as of 03/26/2015

Sector Allocation

as of 03/26/2015

Top Country Allocation

as of 03/26/2015

Currency Allocation

Quality Allocations as of 03/26/2015

S&P Moody's
AAA : 1% Aaa : 1%
AA : 13% Aa : 26%
A : 46% A : 34%
BBB : 35% Baa : 33%
Not Rated : 5% Not Rated : 6%

as of 03/26/2015 Maturity

Years % of Fund
0 - 1 years 0.00
1 - 5 years 33.43
5 - 10 years 39.20
10 - 15 years 12.12
15 - 20 years 5.37
20 - 25 years 5.14
25 years and over 4.74

as of 03/26/2015Top Fixed-Income Holdings | View All

Holding Name Coupon Rate Maturity Date Next Call Date S&P / Moody's Rating† Weight
Barclays Bank PLC 10.00% 05/21/2021 N/A BBB-/Baa3 1.13%
Lloyds Bank PLC 7.62% 04/22/2025 N/A BBB-/Baa2 1.13%
Electricite de France SA 6.12% 06/02/2034 N/A A+/Aa3 1.04%
HSBC Holdings PLC 5.75% 12/20/2027 N/A BBB+/A3 1.03%
Enel Finance International NV 5.62% 08/14/2024 N/A BBB/Baa2 1.02%
Heathrow Funding Ltd 6.75% 12/03/2026 N/A A-/NR 0.96%
Cooperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank BA/Netherlan 3.75% 11/09/2020 N/A BBB+/A2 0.92%
Electricite de France SA 5.50% 10/17/2041 N/A A+/Aa3 0.91%
GDF Suez 2.38% 05/19/2026 N/A A/A1 0.87%
RWE Finance BV 4.75% 01/31/2034 N/A BBB+/Baa1 0.79%

Holdings are subject to change and are not buy/sell recommendations.

Distributions | View All | Distribution Information

Ex-Date Record Date Pay Date $/
Share
Ordinary Income Short Term Gains Long Term Gains Return of Capital
03/13/2015 03/17/2015 03/31/2015 0.05200 0.05200 - - -
02/13/2015 02/18/2015 02/27/2015 0.05196 0.05196 - - -
01/15/2015 01/20/2015 01/30/2015 0.05595 0.05595 - - -
12/15/2014 12/17/2014 12/31/2014 0.05796 0.05796 - - -
11/14/2014 11/18/2014 11/28/2014 0.05700 0.05700 - - -
10/15/2014 10/17/2014 10/31/2014 0.05700 0.05700 - - -
09/15/2014 09/17/2014 09/30/2014 0.05730 0.05730 - - -
08/15/2014 08/19/2014 08/29/2014 0.06092 0.06092 - - -
07/15/2014 07/17/2014 07/31/2014 0.06382 0.06382 - - -
06/13/2014 06/17/2014 06/30/2014 0.06381 0.06381 - - -
05/15/2014 05/19/2014 05/30/2014 0.06526 0.06526 - - -
04/15/2014 04/17/2014 04/30/2014 0.06669 0.06669 - - -
03/14/2014 03/18/2014 03/31/2014 0.06752 0.06752 - - -
02/14/2014 02/19/2014 02/28/2014 0.06692 0.06692 - - -
01/15/2014 01/17/2014 01/31/2014 0.06800 0.06800 - - -
12/13/2013 12/17/2013 12/31/2013 0.06700 0.06700 - - -
11/15/2013 11/19/2013 11/29/2013 0.06900 0.06900 - - -
10/15/2013 10/17/2013 10/31/2013 0.05700 0.05700 - - -
09/13/2013 09/17/2013 09/30/2013 0.06100 0.06100 - - -
08/15/2013 08/19/2013 08/30/2013 0.05899 0.05899 - - -
07/15/2013 07/17/2013 07/31/2013 0.06203 0.06203 - - -
06/14/2013 06/18/2013 06/28/2013 0.06715 0.06715 - - -
05/15/2013 05/17/2013 05/31/2013 0.07125 0.07125 - - -
04/15/2013 04/17/2013 04/30/2013 0.06990 0.06990 - - -
03/15/2013 03/19/2013 03/28/2013 0.07131 0.07131 - - -
02/15/2013 02/20/2013 02/28/2013 0.07558 0.07558 - - -
01/15/2013 01/17/2013 01/31/2013 0.07613 0.07613 - - -
12/14/2012 12/18/2012 12/31/2012 0.07346 0.07346 - - -
11/15/2012 11/19/2012 11/30/2012 0.07716 0.07716 - - -
10/15/2012 10/17/2012 10/31/2012 0.07300 0.07300 - - -
09/14/2012 09/18/2012 09/28/2012 0.06996 0.06996 - - -
08/15/2012 08/17/2012 08/31/2012 0.07163 0.07163 - - -
07/13/2012 07/17/2012 07/31/2012 0.07503 0.07503 - - -
06/15/2012 06/19/2012 06/29/2012 0.07310 0.07310 - - -
05/15/2012 05/17/2012 05/31/2012 0.07948 0.07948 - - -
04/13/2012 04/17/2012 04/30/2012 0.07948 0.07948 - - -
03/15/2012 03/19/2012 03/30/2012 0.08126 0.08126 - - -
02/15/2012 02/17/2012 02/29/2012 0.08139 0.08139 - - -
01/13/2012 01/18/2012 01/31/2012 0.08094 0.08094 - - -
12/15/2011 12/19/2011 12/30/2011 0.08964 0.08964 - - -
11/15/2011 11/17/2011 11/30/2011 0.08000 0.08000 - - -
10/14/2011 10/18/2011 10/31/2011 0.08250 0.08250 - - -
09/15/2011 09/19/2011 09/30/2011 0.09511 0.09511 - - -
08/15/2011 08/17/2011 08/31/2011 0.09557 0.09557 - - -
07/15/2011 07/19/2011 07/29/2011 0.09754 0.09754 - - -
06/15/2011 06/17/2011 06/30/2011 0.08857 0.08857 - - -
05/13/2011 05/17/2011 05/31/2011 0.08800 0.08800 - - -
04/15/2011 04/19/2011 04/29/2011 0.08900 0.08900 - - -
03/15/2011 03/17/2011 03/31/2011 0.08249 0.08249 - - -
02/15/2011 02/17/2011 02/28/2011 0.07950 0.07950 - - -
01/14/2011 01/19/2011 01/31/2011 0.07800 0.07800 - - -
12/15/2010 12/17/2010 12/31/2010 0.07471 0.07471 - - -
11/15/2010 11/17/2010 11/30/2010 0.08050 0.08050 - - -
10/15/2010 10/19/2010 10/29/2010 0.07796 0.07796 - - -
09/15/2010 09/17/2010 09/30/2010 0.07556 0.07556 - - -
08/13/2010 08/17/2010 08/31/2010 0.07495 0.07495 - - -
07/15/2010 07/19/2010 07/30/2010 0.07422 0.07422 - - -
06/15/2010 06/17/2010 06/30/2010 0.07000 0.07000 - - -

Frequency Distribution of Discounts & Premiums

    Bid/Ask MidPoint Above NAV Bid/Ask Midpoint Below NAV
Quarter
Ending
Days 0.50-
0.99%
1.00-
1.99%
>2.00% 0.50-
0.99%
1.00-
1.99%
>2.00%
12/31/2014 64 0 0 0 2 1 0
09/30/2014 64 1 0 0 1 0 0
06/30/2014 63 1 0 0 0 0 0
03/31/2014 61 1 0 0 1 0 0
Year Ended 2014 252 3 0 0 4 1 0

Fund Inception: 06/03/2010

Shareholders may pay more than net asset value when they buy Fund shares and receive less than net asset value when they sell those shares, because shares are bought and sold at current market prices. Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is not a guarantee of future results.


 Risk & Other Information

† Credit ratings are assigned by Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations based on assessment of the credit worthiness of the underlying bond issuers. The ratings range from AAA (highest) to D (lowest) and are subject to change. Not rated indicates the debtor was not rated, and should not be interpreted as indicating low quality. Futures and other derivatives are not eligible for assigned credit ratings by any NRSRO and are excluded from quality allocations. For more information on rating methodologies, please visit the following NRSRO websites: standardandpoors.com and select "Understanding Ratings" under Rating Resources and moodys.com and select "Rating Methodologies" under Research and Ratings.

The Securities Valuation Office of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) assigns credit quality designations to securities held by state-regulated insurance companies. NAIC Designations are opinions of credit quality that range from NAIC 1, being the highest quality, to NAIC 6, being the lowest quality. "P" is a valuation indicator used to classify perpetual preferred stock. NAIC Designations allow fixed-income ETFs to be reported as bonds and are used to set Risk-Based Capital (RBC) requirements. NAIC designations only measure credit risk and do not measure other risks or factors that may affect repayment, such as volatility/interest rate, prepayment, extension or liquidity risk.

There are risks involved with investing in ETFs, including possible loss of money. Shares are not actively managed and are subject to risks similar to those of stocks, including those regarding short selling and margin maintenance requirements. Ordinary brokerage commissions apply. The Fund's return may not match the return of the Underlying Index.

The Fund's underlying securities may be subject to call risk, which may result in the Fund having to reinvest the proceeds at lower interest rates, resulting in a decline in the Fund's income.

The Fund invests in corporate bonds issued by non-US companies. Much of the income received by the Fund will be in foreign currencies and is subject to the fluctuation of foreign currencies relative to the US dollar. Foreign securities have additional risks, including exchange-rate changes, decreased market liquidity, political instability and taxation by foreign governments.

Unlike most ETFs, the Fund currently intends to effect redemptions partially for cash and partially in-kind. Therefore, an investment in the Fund may be less tax efficient than investments in conventional ETFs.

The Fund's use of a representative sampling approach will result in its holding a smaller number of bonds than are in the underlying Index, and may be subject to greater volatility.

The dollar value of the fund's foreign investments will be affected by changes in the exchange rates between the dollar and the currencies in which those investments are traded.

The Fund will invest in foreign bonds and, because foreign exchanges may be open on days when the Fund does not price its shares, the value of the non-US securities in the Fund's portfolio may change on days when you will not be able to purchase or sell your shares.

Global bonds are subject to the same risks as other debt issues, notably credit risk, market risk, interest rate risk and liquidity risk. Investments in the securities of non-US issuers involve risks beyond those associated with investments in US securities, including greater market volatility, the availability of less reliable financial information, higher transactional costs, taxation by foreign governments, decreased market liquidity and political instability.

Investments in fixed-income securities, such as notes and bonds, carry interest rate and credit risk. Interest rate risk refers to the risk that bond prices generally fall as interest rates rise and vice versa. Credit risk is the risk of loss on an investment due to the deterioration of an issuer's financial health. Due to anticipated Federal Reserve Board policy changes, there is a risk that interest rates will rise in the near future.

The BofA Merrill Lynch Global Broad Market Non-Sovereign ex-USD Index tracks the performance of investment grade debt publicly issued in the major domestic and Eurobond markets, including sovereign, quasi-government, corporate, securitized and collateralized securities and excludes all securities denominated in US dollars. The S&P International Corporate Bond Index® measures the performance of investment-grade corporate bonds issued in the following currencies of Group of Ten (G10) countries, excluding the US dollar (USD): Australian dollar (AUD), British pound (GBP), Canadian dollar (CAD), euro (EUR), Japanese yen (JPY), Swiss franc (SFR), New Zealand dollar (NZD), Norwegian krone (NOK) and Swedish krona (SEK).

S&P® is a registered trademark of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC (S&P) and Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (Dow Jones). These trademarks have been licensed for use by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC. S&P® and Standard & Poor's® are trademarks of S&P and Dow Jones® is a trademark of Dow Jones. These trademarks have been sublicensed for certain purposes by Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC (Invesco PowerShares). The Index is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and/or its affiliates and has been licensed for use by Invesco PowerShares. The Fund is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, Dow Jones, S&P or their respective affiliates and neither S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, Dow Jones, S&P or their respective affiliates make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product(s).

Beta is a measure of risk representing how a security is expected to respond to general market movements. Smart Beta represents an alternative and selection index based methodology that seeks to outperform a benchmark or reduce portfolio risk, or both. Smart beta funds may underperform cap-weighted benchmarks and increase portfolio risk.

as of 03/27/2015
2:45 PM EST

PICB
Intraday Stats

  • Last Trade $26.59
  • Current IIV $26.60
  • Change -$0.07
  • % Change -0.26%
as of 03/26/2015
  • NAV at market close $26.67
as of 03/26/2015

Fund Yield

  • SEC 30 Day Yield 1.29%
  • Distribution Yield 2.34%
  • 12 Month Yield 2.58%
  • 30-Day SEC Unsubsidized Yield
    as of 03/26/2015
    1.29%
as of 03/26/2015

Prior Close

  • Closing Price $26.66
  • Bid/Ask Midpoint $26.61
  • Bid/Ask Prem/Disc -$0.06
  • Bid/Ask Prem/Disc -0.22%
as of 03/20/2015

Fund Characteristics

  • Effective Duration 6.78 yrs
  • Yield to Maturity 1.75%
  • Yield to Worst 1.75%
  • Years to Maturity 8.85
  • Weighted Avg Coupon 4.20%
  • Weighted Avg Price
    as of 03/26/2015
    116.39
As of June 14, 2013 the source of the calculation for these fund characteristics was changed from Bloomberg to Aladdin (BRS).

Fund Details

  • Fund Ticker PICB
  • CUSIP # 73936Q835
  • ISIN US73936Q8353
  • Intraday NAV PICBIV
  • Index Ticker SPBDICBN
  • Index Provider S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC
  • Management Fee 0.50%
  • Total Expense Ratio 0.50%
  • Marginable Yes
  • Short Selling Yes
  • Options No
  • Exchange NYSE Arca
  • Inception Date 06/03/2010
  • NAIC Designation 1
  • Date of RTAS Letter 12/10/2012
  • # of Holdings 374
    as of 03/26/2015
as of 03/27/2015

Quick Facts

  • Previous Close $26.66
  • Open $26.59
  • Today's High $26.66
  • Today's Low $26.55
  • Today's Volume 30,505
  • 52 Week High $30.91
  • 52 Week Low $25.83
  • Shares Outstanding 8.15MM
  • Market Value $217.4MM

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