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THEME INDICES

STOXX USA Low Carbon 50

Index Description

The STOXX Industry Leaders Low Carbon Indices represent the top industry (as defined by the ICB Industry classification) leaders with the lowest carbon emissions considering estimated and reported carbon intensity data. The indices are available for various regions and countries, including Global, Europe and USA. They are blue-chip indices with a fixed component number at the annual rebalance, and are price weighted with a weight factor based on the free-float market cap multiplied by the corresponding Z-score carbon intensity factor of each constituent. Components with lower carbon intensities are overweighted, while those with higher carbon emission are underweighted. Additionally, STOXX also calculates an equal weight version for this group of indices. STOXX uses ISS ESG as reliable and professional data sources for the estimated and reported data. Data considered comprise Scope 1 (All direct GHG emissions) and Scope 2 (Indirect GHG emissions from consumption of purchased electricity, heat or steam) emissions. The indices also exlcude companies violating international norms, are involved with controversial weapons, tobacco, thermal coal, civilian firearms, military equipment, and unconventional oil and gas.

Key facts

  • Derived from STOXX broad, yet liquid broad indices to ensure tradability.
  • As indices derived from those well-known broad indices, investor can easily use it for benchmark purposes.
  • Comprehensive offering by covering global regions, Europe, Eurozone and USA.
  • Usage of ISS ESG data.
  • Only companies with reported data are available for selection.

Descriptive Statistics

Index Market Cap (EUR bn) Components (EUR bn) Component weight (%) Turnover (%)
Full Free-float Mean Median Largest Smallest Largest Smallest Last 12 monts
STOXX USA Low Carbon 50 N/A 49.8 1.0 0.8 2.6 0.1 5.3 0.1 9.6
STOXX USA 50 21,293.6 20,407.5 408.2 239.8 1,990.8 104.6 9.8 0.5 12.4

Supersector weighting (top 10)

Country weighting

Risk and return figures1

Index returns Return (%) Annualized return (%)
Last month YTD 1Y 3Y 5Y Last month YTD 1Y 3Y 5Y
STOXX USA Low Carbon 50 4.2 6.8 18.0 45.9 109.3 N/A N/A 18.2 13.5 16.1
STOXX USA 50 7.5 13.0 42.2 67.7 136.8 N/A N/A 42.8 19.0 19.0
Index volatility and risk Annualized volatility (%) Annualized Sharpe ratio2
STOXX USA Low Carbon 50 N/A N/A 13.8 18.4 22.6 N/A N/A 0.9 0.6 0.6
STOXX USA 50 N/A N/A 14.4 19.0 22.5 N/A N/A 2.2 0.9 0.7
Index to benchmark Correlation Tracking error (%)
STOXX USA Low Carbon 50 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.9 10.3 8.9 8.2 7.7 7.9
Index to benchmark Beta Annualized information ratio
STOXX USA Low Carbon 50 0.5 0.6 0.8 0.9 0.9 -3.9 -4.0 -2.4 -0.7 -0.4

1For information on data calculation, please refer to STOXX calculation reference guide

2Based on EURIBOR1M

(EUR, Gross Return), all data as of February 29, 2024

THEME INDICES

STOXX USA Low Carbon 50

Fundamentals

Index Price/earnings incl. negative Price/earnings excl. negative Price/book Dividend yield (%)3 Price/sales Price/cash flow
Trailing Projected Trailing Projected Trailing Trailing Trailing
STOXX USA Low Carbon 50 29.3 23.9 27.2 27.2 6.6 1.5 2.3 23.6
STOXX USA 50 29.5 24.2 29.5 29.5 6.1 1.9 4.1 35.4

Performance and annual returns

Methodology

Base universe is the STOXX Global 1800 Index, excluding companies that are non-compliant based on the ISS ESG Norms Based Screening assessment or are involved in Controversial Weapons are not eligible for selection. Additional exclusion filters are applied, screening companies for involvement in Tobacco, Thermal Coal, Unconventional Oil & Gas, Civilian Firearms, and Military Contracting. Only those stocks with reported or estimated low carbon emission data are eligible for inclusion. STOXX uses estimated and reported carbon intensity data ((scope 1 + scope 2 emission data) / revenue in $ million) provided by ISS ESG. The remaining stocks are sorted by ICB Industry and ranked in ascending order by carbon intensity. The top 5 & 10 (regional) and top 10 & 40 (global) stocks with the lowest carbon intensity figures are selected to create both global, regional and country Industry top 50 / 100 / 400 indices. The remaining stocks are sorted by ICB Industry and a z-score per Industry is calculated. Indices are price weighted with a weight factor based on the free-float market cap multiplied by the corresponding z-score carbon intensity factor of each constituent. The resulting tilt overweights stocks with lower carbon intensities and underweights those with higher emissions. Individual components are subject to a 5% cap.

Versions and symbols

Index ISIN Symbol Bloomberg Reuters
Gross Return USD CH0304746883 SXU50CUG .SXU50CUG
Price EUR CH0304746834 SXU50CEP .SXU50CEP
Price USD CH0304746842 SXU50CUP .SXU50CUP
Net Return EUR CH0304746859 SXU50CEN .SXU50CEN
Net Return USD CH0304746867 SXU50CUN .SXU50CUN
Gross Return EUR CH0304746875 SXU50CEG .SXU50CEG

Quick Facts

Weighting Price weighted-weight factor based on FF M-cap multiplied by Z-score carbon intensity factor of each constituent; Equal weighted
Cap Factor 5% on component level
No. of components Fixed at Dec. review, variable thereafter
Review frequency Components: Annually Shares, Free Float and Weight Factor: Quarterly
Calculation/distribution See https://www.stoxx.com/data-vendor-codes
Calculation hours End-of-day
Base value/base date 100 on Dec. 19, 2011
History Yes
To learn more about the inception date, the currency, the calculation hours and historical values, please see our data vendor code sheet.

THEME INDICES

STOXX USA Low Carbon 50

Top 10 Components4

Company Supersector Country Weight
Intuit Inc. Technology USA 5.258%
MasterCard Inc. Cl A Industrial Goods and Services USA 5.209%
PROLOGIS INC. Real Estate USA 5.079%
VISA Inc. Cl A Industrial Goods and Services USA 5.008%
BOOKING HOLDINGS Travel and Leisure USA 4.856%
Elevance Health Health Care USA 4.764%
T-Mobile US Inc Telecommunications USA 4.734%
Cisco Systems Inc. Telecommunications USA 4.543%
Apple Inc. Technology USA 4.218%
THE CIGNA GROUP Health Care USA 4.175%

3Net dividend yield is calculated as net return index return minus price index return

4Based on the composition as of February 29, 2024