Large Cap Core Plus - CSM Large Cap Core Plus

ProShares Large Cap Core Plus seeks investment results, before fees and expenses, that track the performance of the Credit Suisse 130/30 Large Cap Index.

ProShares Large Cap Core Plus (CSM) is a multi-factor ETF that has outperformed the S&P 500 since its inception nine years ago, and has done so on a consistent basis.

  • Outperformance is rare in large cap. Ninety-five percent of active funds failed to beat the S&P 500 over time, and most passive strategies are designed only to match market returns. But CSM has beaten the S&P 500 in 3-year, 5-year and since-inception trailing periods.
  • Consistent outperformance is even rarer. CSM has outpaced the S&P 500 in 100% of rolling five-year periods, and its record of besting the S&P 500 on a month-over-month basis surpasses 97% of all large-cap mutual funds and ETFs.
  • CSM is built on a disciplined, multi-factor approach. One of the longest-running smart beta funds, CSM’s strategy combines multiple well-established factors to achieve performance. The result is a portfolio designed to turn incremental returns over time into consistent outperformance.
  • Learn more about CSM's smart beta approach.
  • Read the Report—Consistent Outperformance: Proven by 100% Positive Rolling Return Periods for CSM's Strategy

Month-End Total Returns as of 10/31/18

  1 mo 3 mo 6 mo YTD 1 yr 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr Inception Inception Date Exp. Ratio Net Exp.1
NAV -7.23% -3.24% 1.46% 1.32% 6.41% 11.89% 11.58% -- 15.21% 7/13/09 0.45% 0.45%
Market Price -7.07% -3.18% 1.70% 1.46% 6.57% 11.87% 11.60% -- 15.23% 7/13/09 0.45% 0.45%

Quarter-End Total Returns as of 9/30/18

  1 mo 3 mo 6 mo YTD 1 yr 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr Inception Inception Date Exp. Ratio Net Exp.1
NAV 0.50% 7.31% 9.50% 9.21% 16.81% 17.65% 14.37% -- 16.30% 7/13/09 0.45% 0.45%
Market Price 0.45% 7.33% 9.29% 9.18% 16.96% 17.81% 14.40% -- 16.30% 7/13/09 0.45% 0.45%

The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Shares are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the fund. Market price returns are based upon the midpoint of the bid/ask spread at 4:00 p.m. ET (when NAV is normally determined for most funds) and do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. For standardized returns and performance data current to the most recent month end, see Performance.

CSM Performance Chart

CSM Performance Chart

Chart data from Thomson Reuters. Chart is updated nightly to reflect the more recent of the previous day's market closing price or the closing price on the day the fund was last traded. Data is delayed at least 15 minutes.

Since inception returns are cumulative for funds less than one year old; otherwise, returns are annualized. Market returns are based on the composite closing price and do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times. The listing date is typically one or more days after the fund inception date. Therefore, NAV is used to calculate market returns prior to the listing date.

1 The expense ratio for certain funds includes a contractual fee waiver that results in a lower net expense ratio for some or all periods shown. For information about this ETF’s fees, please view the Overview tab above.

Sources: Morningstar, Bloomberg, ProShares. The majority of active equity funds in the large-cap category underperformed the S&P 500 over trailing 3-year, 5-year, 10-year and 15-year periods (SPIVA U.S. Scorecard, 6/30/18). CSM consistently outperformed the S&P 500 over the trailing 3-year, 5-year and since-inception periods and in 51 of 51 rolling five-year periods (100% of periods) from 7/13/09 (fund inception)–9/30/18. For the number of months a fund outperformed a benchmark over a given period, CSM ranked 68 in the Large Blend category (1,056 funds) as of 9/30/18. CSM has the 5th longest track record out of 57 smart beta, multi-factor U.S. funds in Morningstar’s Large Value, Large Growth and Large Blend categories. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.