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Virtus Reaves Utilities ETF

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Closing Price
(as of 07/11/2024)
30-Day Median Bid/Ask Spread
0.15% (as of 07/11/2024)
$-0.01 (as of 07/11/2024)
4PM Bid/Offer Midpoint
$54.34 (as of 07/11/2024)
Shares Outstanding
1,950,004 (as of 07/11/2024)
Daily Trading Volume
108,900.00 (as of 07/11/2024)
20 Day Average Trading Volume
34,325.00 (as of 07/11/2024)
Net Assets
$105,967,882 (as of 07/11/2024)

Portfolio Overview

Investment Overview

The Fund seeks to provide total return through a combination of capital appreciation and income, primarily through investments in equity securities of companies in the utility sector.

Management Team

Investment Partner

Reaves Asset Management

Reaves Asset Management was founded in 1961 and is an employee-owned, research-based investment management company, with over 40 years of experience managing money.

Learn more about Reaves Asset Management

Investment Professionals

John Barlett

John P. Bartlett, CFA

President, Portfolio Manager, Research Analyst

Industry start date: 1993
Start date as fund Portfolio Manager: 2015

Jay Rhame

Joseph 'Jay' Rhame, III, CFA

Chief Executive Officer, Portfolio Manager, Research Analyst

Industry start date: 2005
Start date as fund Portfolio Manager: 2015

Key Features

Stronger Risk/Return Potential

Aims to deliver stronger risk-adjusted performance from energy exposure than pure passive plays

Sector Expertise

Offers experienced insights into utility and energy investments through a disciplined, long-term strategy focused on companies and industries the subadviser knows well

Actively Managed

Qualitative (management interviews, field research, macro factor analysis) and quantitative (modeling, valuation, technicals) analysis inform bottom-up security selection through a dynamic investment process emphasizing disciplined risk management


Top Holdings (% Fund)

(as of 07/12/2024)



As of
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Performance data quoted represents past results. Past performance is no guarantee of future results and current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, so your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

The Index shown represents the Fund's performance index, which may differ from the Fund's regulatory index included in the Fund's Prospectus.

Fees & Expenses

Total Expense Ratio 0.49
The Total Expense Ratio represents the Fund's Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses, which includes the management fee and other expenses where applicable, except for certain payments that are paid directly by the Fund, as described in the Prospectus.

Yields / Distribution Rate1

(as of 06/28/2024)
30-day SEC Yield 2.05
Distribution Rate (as of 07/11/2024) 1.91

Distribution History2

Ex-Date Record Date Payable Date Dividend Income ST Capital Gains LT Capital Gains Distribution Total
09/20/2023 09/21/2023 09/28/2023 0.270000 0.000000 0.000000 0.270000
12/20/2023 12/21/2023 12/29/2023 0.330000 0.000000 0.000000 0.330000
03/20/2024 03/21/2024 03/26/2024 0.260000 0.000000 0.000000 0.260000
06/20/2024 06/20/2024 06/27/2024 0.260000 0.000000 0.000000 0.260000

Period Number of Days Fund has Traded at a:
Discount Premium
Less than -2% -1.51% to -2.00% -1.01% to -1.50% -0.51% to -1.00% -0.01% to -0.50% 0.00% to 0.50% 0.51% to 1.00% 1.01% to 1.50% 1.51% to 2.00% Greater than 2%
2022-Q3: 7/1/2022 through 9/30/2022 0 0 0 0 54 10 0 0 0 0
2022-Q4: 10/3/2022 through 12/30/2022 0 0 0 0 54 9 0 0 0 0
2023-Q1: 1/3/2023 through 3/31/2023 0 0 0 0 46 16 0 0 0 0
2023-Q2: 4/3/2023 through 6/30/2023 0 0 0 0 61 1 0 0 0 0
2023-Q3: 7/3/2023 through 9/29/2023 0 0 0 0 38 25 0 0 0 0
2023-Q4: 10/2/2023 through 12/29/2023 0 0 0 1 27 35 0 0 0 0
2024-Q1: 1/2/2024 through 3/28/2024 0 0 0 0 41 20 0 0 0 0
2024-Q2: 4/1/2024 through 6/28/2024 0 0 0 0 14 49 0 0 0 0

Risk Considerations

Exchange-Traded Funds (ETF): The value of an ETF may be more volatile than the underlying portfolio of securities it is designed to track. The costs to the portfolio of owning shares of an ETF may exceed the cost of investing directly in the underlying securities.
Equity Securities: The market price of equity securities may be adversely affected by financial market, industry, or issuer-specific events. Focus on a particular style or on small, medium, or large-sized companies may enhance that risk.
Utilities Sector Concentration: The portfolio's investments are concentrated in the utilities sector and may present more risks than if the portfolio were broadly diversified.
Market Price/NAV: At the time of purchase and/or sale, an investor's shares may have a market price that is above or below the fund's NAV, which may increase the investor's risk of loss.
Market Volatility: The value of the securities in the portfolio may go up or down in response to the prospects of individual companies and/or general economic conditions. Local, regional, or global events such as war or military conflict, terrorism, pandemic, or recession could impact the portfolio, including hampering the ability of the portfolio's manager(s) to invest its assets as intended.
Prospectus: For additional information on risks, please see the fund's prospectus.

Documents & Resources

Marketing Materials

Virtus Reaves Utilities ETF (UTES) Fact Sheet
Virtus Reaves Utilities ETF (UTES) Commentary
The Case for Actively Managed Utilities
ETF Product Guide
Virtus ETF Ticker Menu


Positions UTES
Virtus Reaves Utilities ETF Holdings Fiscal Q1
Virtus Reaves Utilities ETF Holdings Fiscal Q3


2024 Distribution Calendar - ETF

Financial Materials

Virtus Reaves Utilities ETF (UTES) Prospectus - June 2024
Virtus Reaves Utilities ETF (UTES) SAI
ETFis Series Trust I - Reaves Utilities ETF Annual Report | 2023
ETFis Series Trust I - Reaves Utilities ETF Semi-Annual Report | 2024

Please consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Fund carefully before investing. The prospectus contains this and other information about the Fund. Contact us at 1-888-383-0553 or visit www.virtus.com for a copy of the Fund's prospectus. Read the prospectus carefully before you invest or send money.

The Fund is an actively managed exchange-traded fund (“ETF”) and does not seek to replicate the performance of a specified index. The Fund may have a higher portfolio turnover than funds that seek to replicate the performance of an index.

Performance data quoted represents past results. Past performance is no guarantee of future results and current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

Closing Price:
 The Closing Price is the price of the last reported trade on the fund's primary exchange. If there has been no reported trade for a particular date, the Closing Price represents the 4PM Bid/Offer Midpoint. 

4PM Bid/Offer Midpoint: The midpoint between the highest bid and the lowest offer on the listing exchange, as of the time that the Fund's NAV is calculated (usually 4:00pm Eastern Time).

Premium/Discount: The amount the Fund is trading above or below the reported NAV (based on 4PM Bid/Offer Midpoint).

The Fund is an exchange-traded fund (“ETF”). The “net asset value” (NAV) of the Fund is determined at the close of each business day, and represents the dollar value of one share of the Fund; it is calculated by taking the total assets of the Fund, subtracting total liabilities, and dividing by the total number of shares outstanding. The NAV of the Fund is not necessarily the same as its intraday trading value. Fund investors should not expect to buy or sell shares at NAV because shares of ETFs such as the Fund are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Thus, shares may trade at a premium or discount to their NAV in the secondary market. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.

NAV returns are calculated using the Fund’s daily 4:00 p.m. NAV, and include the reinvestment of all dividends and other distributions (reinvested at the Fund's NAV on distribution ex-date). Market price returns are calculated using the 4:00 pm midpoint between the bid and offer, and include the reinvestment of all dividends and other distributions (reinvested at the 4:00pm bid/offer midpoint on distribution ex-date). Market price returns do not represent the return you would receive if you traded at other times.

1 Yields/Distributions: 30-day SEC Yield is a standardized yield calculated according to a formula set by the SEC, and is subject to change. 30-day SEC Yield (unsubsidized) is the 30-day SEC Yield without the effect of applicable expense waivers. Distribution Rate is the annual rate that an investor would receive if the most recent distribution remained the same going forward. The rate represents a single distribution from the Fund and does not represent total return of the Fund. The distribution rate is calculated by annualizing the most recent distribution and dividing it by the most recent NAV.

2 Distribution History: Distributions are represented on a cash basis and may be reclassified at year end for tax purposes. The Fund will send you a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell you how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes. STCG: Short Term Capital Gain, LTCG: Long Term Capital Gain

Returns for periods of less than one year are cumulative total returns.

Not insured by FDIC/NCUSIF or any federal government agency. No bank guarantee. Not a deposit. May lose value.