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BENCHMARK INDICES

STOXX Kuwait Small Cap

Index Description

The STOXX Kuwait Small Cap Index is a broad market cap weighted index designed to represent the performance of the Small Cap companies from Kuwait covering approximately 15% of investable market capitalization. STOXX Kuwait Small Cap Index is suitable for global investment products which include funds, exchange traded funds, and derivatives and can also be used for further building block approach strategies when appropriate. It follows a robust and modular framework which enables investors to utilize this index for a variety of investment objectives whilst using a consistent approach. It is derived from STOXX World Equity Index series and its countries follow the STOXX World Country Classification Framework.

Key facts

  • Broad, yet liquid coverage of Small cap companies that supports clients' global investment decisions whilst avoiding home biases.
  • A consistent and transparent methodology which fully embraces global standards of governance.
  • Can serve as a basis for numerous derived strategies.
  • Constructed using STOXX World Methodology.
  • Its countries follow the STOXX World Country classification framework.

Descriptive Statistics

Index Market Cap (USD bn) Components (USD bn) Component weight (%) Turnover (%)
Full Free-float Mean Median Largest Smallest Largest Smallest Last 12 monts
STOXX Kuwait Small Cap 24.3 13.3 0.5 0.4 1.2 0.1 9.4 1.0 11.3
STOXX Emerging Markets All Cap 16,433.3 8,968.5 1.3 0.2 589.0 0.0 6.6 0.0 8.3

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 Kuwait Small Cap 1.2 8.7 5.4 N/A N/A N/A N/A 5.4 N/A N/A
STOXX Emerging Markets All Cap 0.7 3.1 12.5 -14.9 14.1 N/A N/A 12.5 -5.2 2.7
Index volatility and risk Annualized volatility (%) Annualized Sharpe ratio2
STOXX Kuwait Small Cap N/A N/A 9.6 11.6 11.6 N/A N/A 0.1 -0.2 -0.2
STOXX Emerging Markets All Cap N/A N/A 11.8 15.6 17.3 N/A N/A 0.7 -0.5 0.1
Index to benchmark Correlation Tracking error (%)
STOXX Kuwait Small Cap 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 12.9 14.0 13.3 14.8 14.8
Index to benchmark Beta Annualized information ratio
STOXX Kuwait Small Cap 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.4 1.1 -0.6 -0.8 -0.8

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

2Based on EURIBOR1M

(USD, Net Return), all data as of April 30, 2024

BENCHMARK INDICES

STOXX Kuwait Small Cap

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 Kuwait Small Cap 19.1 15.3 15.3 15.3 1.2 5.4 3.4 54.1
STOXX Emerging Markets All Cap 17.2 13.2 14.6 14.6 1.7 2.5 0.8 7.9

Performance and annual returns

Methodology

The STOXX Kuwait Small Cap Index is a broad market cap weighted index designed to represent the performance of the Small Cap companies from Kuwait covering approximately 15% of investable market capitalization. STOXX Kuwait Small Cap Index is suitable for global investment products which include funds, exchange traded funds, and derivatives and can also be used for further building block approach strategies when appropriate. It follows a robust and modular framework which enables investors to utilize this index for a variety of investment objectives whilst using a consistent approach. It is derived from STOXX World Equity Index series and its countries follow the STOXX World Country Classification Framework.

Versions and symbols

Index ISIN Symbol Bloomberg Reuters
Gross Return EUR CH1169658304 SWKWSCGR .SWKWSCGR
Price EUR CH1169658312 SWKWSCP .SWKWSCP
Net Return EUR CH1169658296 SWKWSCR .SWKWSCR
Gross Return USD CH1169658270 SWKWSCGV .SWKWSCGV
Net Return USD CH1169658262 SWKWSCV .SWKWSCV
Price USD CH1169658288 SWKWSCL .SWKWSCL

Quick Facts

Weighting Free-float market capitalization
Cap Factor N/A
No. of components Variable
Review frequency Semi Annual
Calculation/distribution Realtime 15 sec
Calculation hours 00:00:00 22:15:00
Base value/base date 1000 as of September. 19, 2022
History Available from Sep. 19, 2022
Inception date November. 16, 2022
To learn more about the inception date, the currency, the calculation hours and historical values, please see our data vendor code sheet.

BENCHMARK INDICES

STOXX Kuwait Small Cap

Top 10 Components4

Company Supersector Country Weight
NATIONAL INDUSTRIES GROUP HOLD Financial Services Kuwait 9.355%
HUMAN SOFT HOLDING Consumer Products and Services Kuwait 6.927%
GULF FINANCE HOUSE (KUW) Financial Services Kuwait 6.747%
BOUBYAN PETROCHEM Chemicals Kuwait 6.569%
AL-AHLI BANK OF KUWAIT Banks Kuwait 6.064%
WARBABANK Banks Kuwait 5.308%
BOURSA KUWAIT SECURITIES COMPA Financial Services Kuwait 4.872%
THE COMMERCIAL REAL EST Real Estate Kuwait 4.832%
SALHIAH REAL ESTATE Real Estate Kuwait 4.809%
KUWAIT INVPRJS Financial Services Kuwait 4.780%

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

4Based on the composition as of April 30, 2024