The chart reflects the performance of a hypothetical investment in the fund of $AUD10,000 over a specified period in time. The performance of the hypothetical investment is based on the actual past performance of the fund over the specified period. Performance of the fund is calculated after fund management fees and expenses, and assumes reinvestment of distributions. The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Performance quoted may reflect performance over a period of less than one year.  Performance returns over the short term may not be indicative of long-term performance.
Incept.: The date on which the first iShares ETF unit/share creation was processed.

This iShares fund is unhedged. Therefore, for an Australian investor who invests in this iShares fund there are three distinct determinants of performance returns:

(1) the movement in prices of the underlying securities as managed by BlackRock Fund Advisors;
(2) fluctuations in the A$ rate of foreign exchange conversion with the currency (or currencies) of the underlying basket of securities; and
(3) fluctuations in the A$ / US$ rate of foreign exchange conversion on cash amounts while the fund is processing any distributions payable.

The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results.


Record Date Payment Date Exchange Rate
Gross Dividend
Return of
Capital (USD)
Total Distribution
28/12/16 27/01/17 1.326084 0.724079 0.000000 0.724079 0.960190
23/06/16 21/07/16 1.310273 0.915268 0.000000 0.915268 1.199251
04/01/16 29/01/16 1.419648 0.203933 0.000000 0.203933 0.289513
24/12/15 22/01/16 1.453700 1.879517 0.000000 1.879517 2.732254
29/06/15 23/07/15 1.343905 0.839758 0.000000 0.839758 1.128555
24/12/14 22/01/15 1.208900 0.385775 0.000000 0.385775 0.466363
27/06/14 16/07/14 1.058425 0.984049 0.000000 0.984049 1.041542
20/12/13 13/01/14 1.111111 0.394063 0.000000 0.394063 0.437848
28/06/13 17/07/13 1.075384 0.903836 0.000000 0.903836 0.971971
20/12/12 11/01/13 0.951294 0.523627 0.000000 0.523627 0.498123
25/06/12 12/07/12 0.970120 0.945943 0.000000 0.945943 0.917678
22/12/11 12/01/12 0.970968 0.422203 0.000000 0.422203 0.409946
27/06/11 13/07/11 0.932227 0.795178 0.000000 0.795178 0.741286
23/12/10 13/01/11 1.002607 0.401756 0.000000 0.401756 0.402803
24/06/10 12/07/10 1.189768 0.738048 0.000000 0.738048 0.878106
24/12/09 14/01/10 1.087075 0.308117 0.000000 0.308117 0.334946
25/06/09 13/07/09 1.252505 0.715887 0.000000 0.715887 0.896652

Completing your Australian tax return for International (US-domiciled) iShares ETFs: As dividend distributions from an International iShares ETFs represent foreign income iShares do not provide a financial year tax statement. The Dividend Payment Advice sent shortly after each dividend will disclose the payment as a dividend. To check that none of this payment is a return of capital, please refer to the Website before you complete your annual income tax return. You should do this because foreign dividend distributions are treated differently to returns of capital for Australian tax purposes. You may be entitled to a foreign income tax offset for any US withholding tax levied on the dividend distribution. Please refer to the Australian Tax Guide for more Australian taxation information in relation to this distribution payment as well as information to assist you to complete your Australian tax return.

Exchange rate: Prevailing market buying rate at or around 9:00am on the foreign exchange date, which is generally 3 business days prior to the Payment Date.

Gross dividend: This rate is gross of any applicable US withholding tax ("WHT") and will be updated when the Return of Capital component is determined (if applicable).

Return of capital: Where the Total Distribution includes a Return of Capital, the amount of the Return of Capital will be updated in this field as soon as possible following 30 June following the Payment Date. Until that time, the Gross Dividend and Return of Capital columns will have "-".

Total distribution: This is the total cash distribution paid gross of WHT. It is also the sum of the "Gross Dividend" column and the Return of Capital column, once these are updated.

Distribution: Calculated by the USD total Distribution multiplied by the relevant Exchange Rate. Does not take into account tax payable by the investor. (Note: An Australian CDI holder who has returned a correctly completed W-8BEN form to receive the WHT benefit under the US-AU tax treaty is entitled to a reduced rate of 15% WHT).

Fund distributions
Distribution figures represent past distributions declared and paid by the above iShares ETF. There is no guarantee that distributions will be declared in the future, or that if declared, the amount of any distribution will remain constant or increase over time. Such declarations by BlackRock Australia are lodged with and announced by ASX. Only investors holding Units in respect of an iShares ETF as of the record date are entitled to any distributions.

Declarations by iShares of any distributions payable in respect of an iShares fund quoted on ASX will be in US$, and converted into A$ prior to payment to holders of CDIs. The A$ value of a distribution is subject to risk associated with fluctuations in the A$ / US$ foreign exchange rate conversion on cash amounts while an iShares fund is processing any distributions payable. Such declarations by iShares are lodged with and announced by ASX. Only investors holding CDIs in respect of an iShares fund as of the record date are entitled to any distributions

Investors in the ASX traded funds are paid in A$ approximately three weeks after a distribution is declared/paid in US$. Computershare will send investors a payment advice with details of the payment. The payment advice issued by Computershare will not disclose any "Return of Capital" amount. You can only obtain the split between "Gross Dividend" and "Return of Capital" from this web site.

A share/CDI split was announced on the ASX for some funds on Monday 14th July 2008. The split ratio was 3:1 for IZZ and IEM, and 2:1 for IEU. Historical distribution information was divided by a factor of 3 or 2 (for IZZ and IEM, or IEU respectively) to reflect this non-cash reorganisation of capital on 25th July 2008. For further information, click here.


as of 27-Apr-2017

Ticker Name Sector Country Currency Market Value Weight (%)
JNJ JOHNSON & JOHNSON Health Care United States U.S. Dollar 119,912,969.28 7.93
NOVN NOVARTIS AG Health Care Switzerland U.S. Dollar 72,562,628.16 4.80
PFE PFIZER INC Health Care United States U.S. Dollar 71,990,863.38 4.76
ROG ROCHE HOLDING PAR AG Health Care Switzerland U.S. Dollar 65,667,881.57 4.34
MRK MERCK & CO INC Health Care United States U.S. Dollar 61,391,230.32 4.06
UNH UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC Health Care United States U.S. Dollar 60,023,474.34 3.97
AMGN AMGEN INC Health Care United States U.S. Dollar 42,775,670.88 2.83
MDT MEDTRONIC PLC Health Care United States U.S. Dollar 40,649,904.96 2.69
SAN SANOFI SA Health Care France U.S. Dollar 39,102,983.71 2.59
ABBV ABBVIE INC Health Care United States U.S. Dollar 37,614,443.84 2.49
Ticker Name Asset Class Weight (%) Price Shares Market Value Notional Value Sector SEDOL ISIN CUSIP Exchange Country Currency Market Currency
Cash:  May include cash, dividends and receivables/payables for unsettled trades. Cash may be offset by exchange-traded index futures used for the purpose of tracking the benchmark index.

Notional Value: The market value of the securities held by the ETF at the given date. The notional value of a futures contract is the face value of the futures contract as at the given date.

All security prices are shown in the fund base currency.

Total allocation percentages may not equal 100% due to rounding or omissions of holdings of less than 1%. Information on certain fund holdings of less than 1% may not be widely available and may not be included in the table of holdings shown.

All dollar amounts are in U.S. dollars.

Holdings are subject to change.

Although BlackRock shall obtain data from sources that BlackRock considers reliable, all data contained herein is provided “as is” and BlackRock makes no representation or warranty of any kind, either express or implied, with respect to such data, the timeliness thereof, the results to be obtained by the use thereof or any other matter.  BlackRock expressly disclaims any and all implied warranties, including without limitation, warranties of originality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, non-infringement, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 27-Apr-2017
  United States 67.29%
  Switzerland 10.14%
  United Kingdom 5.74%
  Japan 5.02%
  Germany 4.14%
  France 3.2%
  Denmark 2.21%
  Australia 1.51%
  Cash and/or Derivatives 0.44%
  Other 0.31%
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Geographic exposure relates principally to the domicile of the issuers of the securities held in the product, added together and then expressed as a percentage of the product’s total holdings. However, in some instances it can reflect the country where the issuer of the securities carries out much of their business.

as of 27-Apr-2017

% of Weight

Pharma, Biotech & Life Sciences


Health Care Equipment & Services


Cash and/or Derivatives


Allocations are subject to change.

Total allocation percentages may not equal 100% due to rounding or omission of holdings of less than 1%.

Key Facts

Net Assets

as of 28-Apr-2017

AUD 2,025,006,708
Shares Outstanding

as of 28-Apr-2017

Base Currency U.S. Dollar
Inception Date   13-Nov-2001
Listing Date 11-Mar-2009
Exchange ASX - All Markets
Asset Class Equity
Domicile United States
Benchmark Index S&P Global 1200 Healthcare Sector Index™
Bloomberg Total Return Index Ticker SGHNW
Distribution Frequency   Semi-Annual
Benchmark Rebalance Frequency Quarterly
Exchange Ticker IXJ
Bloomberg Ticker IXJ
Bloomberg NAV IXJ.NV
Bloomberg Shares IXJ.SO
Number of Holdings

as of 27-Apr-2017

Management Fee   0.47%

Net Assets: The base currency of the fund is U.S. dollars, however, the Net Assets figure has been converted to Australian dollars for illustrative purposes only, using the previous day’s London 4 p.m. exchange rate, as provided by Reuters.


P/E Ratio  

as of 27-Apr-2017

P/B Ratio  

as of 27-Apr-2017


Distribution Yield 1.60%
as of 31-Mar-2017

Distribution Yield:
Calculated in AUD by dividing the total distributions paid over a 12 month rolling period by the Fund’s closing share price as of the above date. An estimated USD/AUD exchange rate may be used for the last distribution paid during the 12 month rolling period.

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