Satrix style tracker Q4 2021

What Drove Performance in Q4 2021?

| 10 February 2022

An in-depth look at factor performance



Earnings Revision was the sub-factor that carried Momentum through the   year,   and   it   continued to outperform throughout the entire quarter, finishing off the last 12 months with   spreads  of   16.1%.

Price Momentum dragged performance down during the quarter, resulting in  it  producing  spreads  of 3.6% for the last 12 months. This underscores our conviction in supplementing price momentum with a measure of earnings momentum.

Q4 Momentum Factors


Value closed the fourth quarter on a high, and it continued to be the best performing factor on a twelve months basis.

For the past twelve months, the Price-to-Book (24.1%), Dividend Yield (10.2%) and Price-to-Cashflow (27.1%) attributes   performed   strongly.

Earnings yield (-0.8%) continued underperforming through the last 12 months, despite Value’s good overall fourth quarter (-9.3%).

Q4 Value Factors


The Quality factor was the hardest hit of all the factors. Even with a strong fourth quarter performance, it continued being on the backfoot.

Growth (21.5%) was the odd one out compared to the outperformance trend, as it outperformed for the year.  However, on a quarterly basis, Growth (-9.8%) was the only underperformer, while Leverage (8.2%) and Profitability (8.7%) outperformed during the quarter, despite underperforming strongly by -15.5% and -17.8% respectively on a 12 months basis.

Q4 Quality

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