PowerShares ETFs

VRP - PowerShares Variable Rate Preferred Portfolio

Equity - US Equity

Product Details

The PowerShares Variable Rate Preferred Portfolio (Fund) is based on the Wells Fargo® Hybrid and Preferred Securities Floating and Variable Rate Index (Index). The Fund will generally invest at least 90% of its total assets in preferred securities that comprise the Index. The Index is a market capitalization-weighted index designed to track the performance of preferred stock, as well as certain types of “hybrid securities” that are functionally equivalent to preferred stock, that are issued by US-based or foreign issuers and that pay a floating or variable rate dividend or coupon. The Fund and the Index are rebalanced monthly.

as of 11/30/2016 09/30/2016

Performance

  YTD 1Yr 3Yr 5Yr 10Yr Since Inception
Index History (%)
Wells Fargo Hybrid and Preferred Securities Floating and Variable Rate Index 9.58 10.89 N/A N/A N/A 6.30
S&P U.S. Preferred Stock Index 5.88 9.37 8.60 8.98 5.32 6.62
Wells Fargo Hybrid and Preferred Securities Floating and Variable Rate Index 6.21 5.68 N/A N/A N/A 4.60
S&P U.S. Preferred Stock Index 1.56 1.87 6.53 7.71 4.59 4.48
Fund History (%)
Fund NAV 9.50 10.80 N/A N/A N/A 5.96
After Tax Held 7.69 8.50 N/A N/A N/A 4.16
After Tax Sold 5.31 6.15 N/A N/A N/A 3.89
Fund Market Price 9.57 10.69 N/A N/A N/A 6.01
Fund NAV 6.04 5.48 N/A N/A N/A 4.26
After Tax Held 3.91 3.22 N/A N/A N/A 2.46
After Tax Sold 3.39 3.11 N/A N/A N/A 2.60
Fund Market Price 5.99 5.35 N/A N/A N/A 4.27

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 09/30/2016

Growth of $10,000

Data beginning Fund inception and ending 09/30/2016. 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 12/08/2016

Sector Allocation

Quality Allocations as of 12/08/2016

S&P Moody's
A : 1% A : 9%
BBB : 59% Baa : 51%
BB : 32% Ba : 32%
B : 6% B : 5%
Not Rated : 2% Not Rated : 3%

Cash is excluded from the credit rating quality allocations table.

as of 12/08/2016Top Fixed-Income Holdings | View All

Holding Name Coupon Rate Maturity Date S&P / Moody's Rating† Weight
GMAC Capital Trust I 6.69% 02/15/2040 B/B2 4.40%
Wachovia Capital Trust III 5.57% 08/29/2049 BBB/Baa2 3.99%
Citigroup Capital XIII 7.26% 10/30/2040 BB+/Ba1 3.73%
Wells Fargo & Co 5.85% BBB/Baa2 2.85%
PNC Financial Services Group Inc/The 6.12% BBB-/Baa2 2.70%
Citigroup Inc 6.88% BB+/Ba2 2.58%
Prudential Financial Inc 5.62% 06/15/2043 BBB+/Baa2 2.50%
Emera Inc 6.75% 06/15/2076 BBB-/Ba2 2.09%
US Bancorp 6.50% BBB/A3 2.02%
Transcanada Trust 5.88% 08/15/2076 BBB/Baa2 2.01%

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
11/15/2016 11/17/2016 11/30/2016 0.10691 0.10691 - - -
10/14/2016 10/18/2016 10/31/2016 0.10295 0.10295 - - -
09/15/2016 09/19/2016 09/30/2016 0.10028 0.10028 - - -
08/15/2016 08/17/2016 08/31/2016 0.10205 0.10205 - - -
07/15/2016 07/19/2016 07/29/2016 0.10217 0.10217 - - -
06/15/2016 06/17/2016 06/30/2016 0.10748 0.10748 - - -
05/13/2016 05/17/2016 05/31/2016 0.10748 0.10748 - - -
04/15/2016 04/19/2016 04/29/2016 0.10982 0.10982 - - -
03/15/2016 03/17/2016 03/31/2016 0.10100 0.10100 - - -
02/12/2016 02/17/2016 02/29/2016 0.10000 0.10000 - - -
01/15/2016 01/20/2016 01/29/2016 0.10099 0.10099 - - -
12/15/2015 12/17/2015 12/31/2015 0.10000 0.10000 - - -
11/13/2015 11/17/2015 11/30/2015 0.10959 0.10959 - - -
10/15/2015 10/19/2015 10/30/2015 0.10729 0.10729 - - -
09/15/2015 09/17/2015 09/30/2015 0.09424 0.09424 - - -
08/14/2015 08/18/2015 08/31/2015 0.09875 0.09875 - - -
07/15/2015 07/17/2015 07/31/2015 0.10877 0.10877 - - -
06/15/2015 06/17/2015 06/30/2015 0.10623 0.10623 - - -
05/15/2015 05/19/2015 05/29/2015 0.09726 0.09726 - - -
04/15/2015 04/17/2015 04/30/2015 0.09760 0.09760 - - -
03/13/2015 03/17/2015 03/31/2015 0.09622 0.09622 - - -
02/13/2015 02/18/2015 02/27/2015 0.10288 0.10288 - - -
01/15/2015 01/20/2015 01/30/2015 0.10000 0.10000 - - -
12/15/2014 12/17/2014 12/31/2014 0.10139 0.10139 - - -
11/14/2014 11/18/2014 11/28/2014 0.10896 0.10896 - - -
10/15/2014 10/17/2014 10/31/2014 0.10000 0.10000 - - -
09/15/2014 09/17/2014 09/30/2014 0.11000 0.11000 - - -
08/15/2014 08/19/2014 08/29/2014 0.11000 0.11000 - - -
07/15/2014 07/17/2014 07/31/2014 0.11000 0.11000 - - -
06/13/2014 06/17/2014 06/30/2014 0.11000 0.11000 - - -

Frequency Distribution of Discounts & Premiums

    Bid/Ask MidPoint Above NAV
Quarter
Ending
Days 0.00-
0.25%
0.26-
0.50%
0.51-
0.99%
1.00-
1.49%
1.50-
1.99%
≥2.00%
09/30/2016 64 23 29 12 0 0 0
06/30/2016 64 32 20 0 0 0 0
03/31/2016 61 27 20 0 0 0 0
12/31/2015 64 36 23 2 0 0 0
Year Ended 2015 252 108 130 7 0 0 0
    Bid/Ask Midpoint Below NAV
Quarter
Ending
Days 0.00-
0.25%
0.26-
0.50%
0.51-
0.99%
1.00-
1.49%
1.50-
1.99%
≥2.00%
09/30/2016 64 0 0 0 0 0 0
06/30/2016 64 12 0 0 0 0 0
03/31/2016 61 8 3 3 0 0 0
12/31/2015 64 3 0 0 0 0 0
Year Ended 2015 252 7 0 0 0 0 0

Fund Inception: 05/01/2014

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

Typically, security classifications used in calculating allocation tables are as of the last trading day of the previous month

† 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.

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 is subject to certain other risks. Please see the current prospectus for more information regarding the risk associated with an investment in the Fund.

Preferred securities may be less liquid than many other securities, and in certain circumstances, an issuer of preferred securities may redeem the securities prior to a specified date.

Debt securities are affected by changing interest rates and changes in their effective maturities and credit quality.

Convertible securities are subject to the risks associated with both debt and equity securities. As with equity securities, declining common stock values may cause the value of the Fund's investments to decline. A debt security tends to decrease in value when interest rates rise. Many convertible securities are subject to the same risks as lower rated debt securities.

Hybrid securities are potentially more volatile than traditional equity securities and may carry credit and liquidity risks.

The Fund may hold illiquid securities that it may be unable to sell at the preferred time or price and could lose its entire investment in such securities.

Perpetual subordinated debt typically has lower credit ratings and lower priority than other obligations of an issuer during bankruptcy, presenting greater risk of nonpayment and increasing as the priority of the obligation becomes lower.

The risks of investing in securities of foreign issuers can include fluctuations in foreign currencies, political and economic instability, and foreign taxation issues.

Stocks of small and mid-sized companies tend to be more vulnerable to adverse developments, may be more volatile, and may be illiquid or restricted as to resale.

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 Fund is non-diversified and may experience greater volatility than a more diversified investment.

Investments focused in a particular industry are subject to greater risk, and are more greatly impacted by market volatility, than more diversified investments.

The S&P U.S. Preferred Stock Index is an unmanaged index designed to measure the performance of the US preferred stock market,

The Global Industry Classification Standard was developed by and is the exclusive property and a service mark of MSCI, Inc. and Standard & Poor's.

Wells Fargo is the Index Provider for the Fund. The Wells Fargo® Hybrid and Preferred Securities Floating and Variable Rate Index is a service mark of Wells Fargo & Company and has been licensed for use by the Adviser. The Fund is not sponsored, issued or advised by Wells Fargo & Company, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC or their subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, "Wells Fargo") and Wells Fargo makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in the Fund. The Fund is entitled to use the Underlying Index pursuant to a sub-licensing agreement with the Adviser.

as of 12/09/2016
3:59 PM EST

VRP
Intraday Stats

  • Last Trade $24.34
  • Current IIV $24.30
  • Change -$0.06
  • % Change -0.23%
as of 12/08/2016
  • NAV at market close $24.32
as of 12/08/2016

Fund Yield

  • SEC 30 Day Yield 5.14%
  • Distribution Rate 5.28%
  • 12 Month Distribution Rate 5.09%
  • 30-Day SEC Unsubsidized Yield
    as of 12/08/2016
    N/A
as of 12/08/2016

Prior Close

  • Closing Price $24.40
  • Bid/Ask Midpoint $24.40
  • Bid/Ask Prem/Disc $0.08
  • Bid/Ask Prem/Disc 0.33%
as of 12/02/2016

Fund Characteristics

  • Effective Duration 4.16 yrs
  • Modified Duration 3.14 yrs
  • Years to Maturity 35.69
  • Weighted Avg Coupon 5.80%
  • Weighted Premium/Discount -0.60%
  • Strip Yield 5.85%
As of June 5, 2015, the source of the calculation for these fund characteristics was changed from Aladdin (BRS) to Bloomberg.

Fund Details

  • Fund Ticker VRP
  • CUSIP # 73937B597
  • ISIN US73937B5975
  • Intraday NAV VRPIV
  • Index Ticker PFLOT
  • Index Provider Wells Fargo
  • Management Fee 0.50%
  • Total Expense Ratio 0.50%
  • Marginable Yes
  • Short Selling Yes
  • Options No
  • Exchange NYSE Arca
  • Inception Date 05/01/2014
  • # of Holdings 97
    as of 12/08/2016
as of 12/09/2016

Quick Facts

  • Previous Close $24.40
  • Open $24.39
  • Today's High $24.45
  • Today's Low $24.32
  • Today's Volume 298,821
  • 385,283 30-Day Avg Trading
    Volume
  • 52 Week High $26.05
  • 52 Week Low $21.75
  • Shares Outstanding 36.50MM
  • Market Value $887.6MM