U.S. Small/Mid Cap Quality & Value (SMID QV) Process

Goal: Preserving capital in down markets and keeping pace in rising ones

  • SMID QV begins with a starting universe of around 1,000 profitable small- and mid-cap U.S. stocks.
  • Our security selection process eliminates those stocks with high debt levels,
  • We then invest in the most attractively valued remaining 150 companies based on Distillate Capital’s normalized free cash flow methodology.
  • The portfolio is weighted by free cash flow generation and is rebalanced quarterly.

GROWTH OF $10,000



As of 6/30/2024

1Distillate U.S. Small/Mid QV (net) 16.63% 6.95% 16.30% 15.55%
1iShares Russell 2000 ETF 9.92% -2.68% 6.85% 6.93%
1iShares Russell 2000 Value ETF 10.57% -0.75% 6.86% 6.79%

1Performance greater than 1 year is annualized.
2Inception 3/31/19.


As of 6/30/2024

3 Inception 3/31/19 through 12/31/2019.

20193 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 YTD
1Distillate U.S. Small/Mid QV (net) 11.65% 17.15% 36.03% -8.64% 29.46% 1.47%
1iShares Russell 2000 ETF 9.49% 19.91% 14.64% -20.49% 16.81% 1.68%
1iShares Russell 2000 Value ETF 9.18% 4.50% 27.96% -14.67% 14.43% -0.98%


As of 6/30/2024

Free Cash Flow to Market Cap (NTM) Free Cash Flow to Enterprise Value (NTM) P/E (NTM) Leverage
DISTILLATE U.S. SMALL/MID QV (net) 9.8% 8.3% 10.7 0.5
iShares Russell 2000 ETF 4.7% 3.6% 14.4 1.7
iShares Russell 2000 Value ETF 6.0% 4.3% 11.8 2.6

Strategy Performance
Investing involves risks and you may incur a profit or a loss. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
One cannot invest directly in an index. All performance data above source: U.S. Bank, Morningstar Data.

Portfolio Characteristics
Free Cash Flow to Market Cap reflects next-twelve-month consensus (FactSet) free cash flow estimates divided by market capitalization, excluding those stocks >50% and <-20%. Free Cash Flow to Enterprise Value reflects next-twelve-month consensus (FactSet) free cash flow divided by enterprise value (market capitalization plus adjusted net debt), excluding those stocks >100% and <-100%. P/E is a measure of per share market value compared to next-twelve-month consensus (FactSet) EPS estimates. It excludes PE ratios less than 0 or greater than 250. Leverage is a measure of a company’s Adjusted Net Debt divided by the average of its estimated FY1 and FY2 Earnings Before Interest Taxes Depreciation & Amortization (FactSet).

Data for SMID QV reflects the constituents of a representative composite account.

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Returns are presented net of management fees and include the reinvestment of all income. Net of fee performance was calculated using an annual management fee rate of 0.55% applied 1/12th monthly, which is the highest investment management fee that may be charged for this composite. Policies for valuing portfolios, calculating performance, and preparing GIPS Reports are available upon request.