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PIMCO ETF TRUST

Semiannual Report

 

December 31, 2021

 

Index Exchange-Traded Funds

 

PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury Index Exchange-Traded Fund | ZROZ | NYSE Arca

 

PIMCO 1-5 Year U.S. TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund | STPZ | NYSE Arca

 

PIMCO 15+ Year U.S. TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund | LTPZ | NYSE Arca

 

PIMCO Broad U.S. TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund | TIPZ | NYSE Arca

 

PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index Exchange-Traded Fund | HYS | NYSE Arca

 

PIMCO Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index Exchange-Traded Fund | CORP | NYSE Arca

 

Actively-Managed Exchange-Traded Funds

 

PIMCO Active Bond Exchange-Traded Fund | BOND | NYSE Arca

 

PIMCO Enhanced Low Duration Active Exchange-Traded Fund | LDUR | NYSE Arca

 

PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active ESG Exchange-Traded Fund | EMNT | NYSE Arca

 

PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active Exchange-Traded Fund | MINT | NYSE Arca

 

PIMCO Intermediate Municipal Bond Active Exchange-Traded Fund | MUNI | NYSE Arca

 

PIMCO Municipal Income Opportunities Active Exchange-Traded Fund | MINO | NYSE Arca

 

PIMCO Short Term Municipal Bond Active Exchange-Traded Fund | SMMU | NYSE Arca

 


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Chairman’s Letter

        2  

Important Information About the Funds

        4  

Expense Examples

        21  

Financial Highlights

        22  

Statements of Assets and Liabilities

        26  

Statements of Operations

        28  

Statements of Changes in Net Assets

        30  

Statement of Cash Flows

        34  

Notes to Financial Statements

        110  

Glossary

        134  

Distribution Information

        135  

Approval of Investment Advisory Contract and Other Agreements

        138  
     
Fund    Fund
Summary
     Schedule of
Investments
 
     

PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury Index Exchange-Traded Fund

     8        35  

PIMCO 1-5 Year U.S. TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund

     9        36  

PIMCO 15+ Year U.S. TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund

     10        37  

PIMCO Broad U.S. TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund

     11        38  

PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index Exchange-Traded Fund

     12        39  

PIMCO Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index Exchange-Traded Fund

     13        48  

PIMCO Active Bond Exchange-Traded Fund

     14        58  

PIMCO Enhanced Low Duration Active Exchange-Traded Fund

     15        72  

PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active ESG Exchange-Traded Fund

     16        81  

PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active Exchange-Traded Fund

     17        85  

PIMCO Intermediate Municipal Bond Active Exchange-Traded Fund

     18        93  

PIMCO Municipal Income Opportunities Active Exchange-Traded Fund

     19        100  

PIMCO Short Term Municipal Bond Active Exchange-Traded Fund

     20        103  

 

 

 

This material is authorized for use only when preceded or accompanied by the current PIMCO ETF Trust prospectus.


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Chairman’s Letter              

 

Dear Shareholder,

 

We hope that you and your family are remaining safe and healthy during these challenging times. We continue to work tirelessly to navigate markets and manage the assets that you have entrusted to us. Following this letter is the PIMCO ETF Semiannual Report, which covers the six-month reporting period ended December 31, 2021. On the subsequent pages, you will find specific details regarding investment results and a discussion of the factors that most affected performance during the reporting period.

 

For the six-month reporting period ended December 31, 2021

 

The global economy continued to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic (“COVID-19”) and its variants. Looking back, second quarter 2021 U.S. annualized gross domestic product (“GDP”) was 6.7%. Growth then moderated to 2.3% during the third quarter of the year. Finally, the Commerce Department’s initial estimate for fourth quarter annualized GDP growth — released after the reporting period ended — was 6.9%.

 

In the U.S., while the Federal Reserve Board (the “Fed”) maintained the federal funds rate at an all-time low of a range between 0.00% and 0.25%, it took a step toward tightening its monetary policy. At its meeting in early November 2021, the Fed began reducing the monthly pace of its net asset purchases of Treasury securities and agency mortgage-backed securities. At its meeting in mid-December, the Fed further reduced the monthly pace of its purchases. At the current pace, the U.S. central bank will conclude its asset purchases in mid-March 2022, and could raise interest rates during its March 2022 meeting.

 

Economies outside the U.S. also continued to be impacted by COVID-19. In its October 2021 World Economic Outlook, the International Monetary Fund (“IMF”) said it expects U.S. GDP growth to be 6.0% in 2021, compared to a 3.4% contraction in 2020. Elsewhere, the IMF expects 2021 GDP growth in the eurozone, U.K. and Japan will be 5.0%, 6.8% and 2.4%, respectively. For comparison purposes, the GDP of these economies contracted by -6.3%, -9.8% and -4.6%, respectively, in 2020.

 

The Bank of England (the “BoE”) also tightened its monetary policy, while several other developed country central banks maintained their accommodative stances. In December 2021, the BoE surprised the market and raised rates for the first time since COVID-19 began. The BoE cited underlying inflation pressures and expects inflation to remain high in the coming months. In contrast, the European Central Bank (the “ECB”) diverged from the Fed and the BoE, as President Christine Lagarde said, “It is very unlikely that we will raise interest rates in the year 2022.” The eurozone economy is still below its pre-pandemic level and the Omicron variant is threatening growth in the region. Elsewhere, the Bank of Japan (the “BoJ”) pared back its emergency pandemic funding in late 2021, but maintained its loose monetary policy. The BoJ appears likely to remain accommodative in the near future given the headwinds facing its economy.

 

Both short- and long-term U.S. Treasury yields moved higher during the reporting period. The yield on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury note was 1.52% at the end of the reporting period, versus 1.45% on June 30, 2021. The Bloomberg Global Treasury Index (USD Hedged), which tracks fixed-rate, local currency government debt of investment-grade countries, including both developed and emerging markets, returned 0.16%. Meanwhile, the Bloomberg Global Aggregate Credit Index (USD Hedged), a widely used index of global investment-grade credit bonds, returned 0.10%. Riskier fixed income asset classes, including high yield corporate bonds and emerging market debt, produced mixed returns. The ICE BofAML Developed Markets High Yield Constrained Index (USD Hedged), a widely used index of below-investment-grade bonds, returned 1.36%, whereas emerging market external debt, as represented by the JPMorgan Emerging Markets Bond Index (EMBI) Global (USD Hedged), returned -0.52%. Emerging market local bonds, as represented by the JPMorgan Government Bond Index-Emerging Markets Global Diversified Index (Unhedged), returned -5.56%.

 

Amid periods of volatility, global equities posted mixed results. All told, U.S. equities, as represented by the S&P 500 Index, returned 11.67%, fueled by strong investor demand and growth in the economy. Global equities, as

 

       
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represented by the MSCI World Index, gained 7.76%, whereas emerging market equities, as measured by the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, returned -0.52%. Meanwhile, Japanese equities, as represented by the Nikkei 225 Index (in JPY), returned 0.82% and European equities, as represented by the MSCI Europe Index (in EUR), gained 8.48%.

 

Commodity prices were volatile and generated positive results. When the reporting period began, Brent crude oil was approximately $75 a barrel. Brent crude oil ended the reporting period at roughly $78 a barrel. We believe that a driver of the uptick in oil price was stronger demand as global growth improved. Elsewhere, copper and gold prices also moved higher.

 

Finally, there were also periods of volatility in the foreign exchange markets, in our view due to economic growth expectations, changing central bank monetary policies, rising inflation, COVID-19 variants, and several geopolitical events. The U.S. dollar strengthened against several major currencies. For example, the U.S. dollar returned 4.12%, 2.16% and 3.45% versus the euro, the British pound and the Japanese yen, respectively.

 

Thank you for the assets you have placed with us. We deeply value your trust, and we will continue to work diligently to meet your broad investment needs. For any questions regarding the PIMCO ETF Trust, please contact your financial adviser, or call one of our shareholder associates at (888) 400-4ETF. We also invite you to visit our website at www.pimco.com to learn more about PIMCO ETFs.

 

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Sincerely,

 

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Peter G. Strelow

Chairman of the Board
PIMCO ETF Trust

 

 

 

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Unless otherwise noted, index returns reflect the reinvestment of income distributions and capital gains, if any, but do not reflect fees, brokerage commissions or other expenses of investing. It is not possible to invest directly in an unmanaged index.

 

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Important Information About the Funds              

 

PIMCO ETF Trust (the “Trust”) is an open-end management investment company that includes the PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury Index Exchange-Traded Fund, PIMCO 1-5 Year U.S. TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund, PIMCO 15+ Year U.S. TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund, PIMCO Broad U.S. TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund, PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index Exchange-Traded Fund, and PIMCO Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index Exchange-Traded Fund, which are exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) that seek to provide total return that closely corresponds, before fees and expenses, to the total return of a specified index (collectively, the “Index Funds”). Each Index Fund employs a representative sampling strategy in seeking to achieve its investment objective. In using this strategy, PIMCO seeks to invest in a combination of instruments such that the portfolio effectively provides exposure to the underlying index. An Index Fund may not track its underlying index with the same degree of accuracy as a fund that replicates the composition and weighting of the underlying index. The PIMCO Active Bond Exchange-Traded Fund, PIMCO Enhanced Low Duration Active Exchange-Traded Fund, PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active Exchange-Traded Fund, PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active ESG Exchange-Traded Fund, PIMCO Intermediate Municipal Bond Active Exchange-Traded Fund, PIMCO Municipal Income Opportunities Active Exchange-Traded Fund, and PIMCO Short Term Municipal Bond Active Exchange-Traded Fund, unlike the Index Funds, are actively managed ETFs that do not seek to track the performance of a specified index (collectively, the “Active Funds” and together with the Index Funds, a “Fund” or the “Funds”). Shares of the Funds will be listed and traded at market prices on NYSE Arca, Inc. (“NYSE Arca”) and other secondary markets. The market price for each Fund’s shares may be different from the Fund’s net asset value (“NAV”). Each Fund issues and redeems shares at its NAV only in blocks of a specified number of shares (“Creation Units”). Only certain large institutional investors may purchase or redeem Creation Units directly with the Funds at NAV (“Authorized Participants”). These transactions are in exchange for certain securities similar to a Fund’s portfolio and/or cash. Except when aggregated in Creation Units, shares of a Fund are not redeemable securities. Shareholders who are not Authorized Participants may not redeem shares from the Funds at NAV.

 

We believe that bond funds have an important role to play in a well-diversified investment portfolio. It is important to note, however, that in an environment where interest rates may trend upward, rising rates would negatively impact the performance of most bond funds, and fixed income securities and other instruments held by the Funds are likely to decrease in value. A wide variety of factors can cause interest rates to rise (e.g., central bank monetary policies, inflation rates, general economic conditions, etc.). In addition, changes in interest rates can be sudden and unpredictable, and there is no guarantee that management will anticipate such movement accurately. The Funds may lose money as a result of movements in interest rates.

As of the date of this report, interest rates in the United States and many parts of the world, including certain European countries, are at or near historically low levels. Thus, the Funds currently face a heightened level of risk associated with rising interest rates and/or bond yields. This could be driven by a variety of factors, including but not limited to central bank monetary policies, changing inflation or real growth rates, general economic conditions, increasing bond issuances or reduced market demand for low yielding investments. Further, while bond markets have steadily grown over the past three decades, dealer inventories of corporate bonds are near historic lows in relation to market size. As a result, there has been a significant reduction in the ability of dealers to “make markets.”

 

Bond funds and individual bonds with a longer duration (a measure used to determine the sensitivity of a security’s price to changes in interest rates) tend to be more sensitive to changes in interest rates, usually making them more volatile than securities or funds with shorter durations. All of the factors mentioned above, individually or collectively, could lead to increased volatility and/or lower liquidity in the fixed income markets or negatively impact a Fund’s performance or cause a Fund to incur losses. As a result, there could be increased sales of shares which could further reduce the market price for a Fund’s shares.

 

The Funds may be subject to various risks as described in each Fund’s prospectus and in the Principal and Other Risks in the Notes to Financial Statements.

 

Classifications of the Funds’ portfolio holdings in this report are made according to financial reporting standards. The classification of a particular portfolio holding as shown in the Allocation Breakdown and Schedule of Investments sections of this report may differ from the classification used for the Funds’ compliance calculations, including those used in the Funds’ prospectus, investment objectives, regulatory, and other investment limitations and policies, which may be based on different asset class, sector or geographical classifications. Each Fund is separately monitored for compliance with respect to prospectus and regulatory requirements.

 

The geographical classification of foreign (non-U.S.) securities in this report, if any, are classified by the country of incorporation of a holding. In certain instances, a security’s country of incorporation may be different from its country of economic exposure.

 

Beginning in January 2020, global financial markets have experienced and may continue to experience significant volatility resulting from the spread of a novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. The outbreak of COVID-19 has resulted in travel and border restrictions, quarantines, supply chain disruptions, lower consumer demand and general market uncertainty. The effects of COVID-19 have and may continue to

 

       
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adversely affect the global economy, the economies of certain nations and individual issuers, all of which may negatively impact the Funds’ performance. In addition, COVID-19 and governmental responses to COVID-19 may negatively impact the capabilities of the Funds’ service providers and disrupt the Funds’ operations.

 

The United States’ enforcement of restrictions on U.S. investments in certain issuers and tariffs on goods from other countries, each with a focus on China, has contributed to international trade tensions and may impact portfolio securities.

 

The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union may impact Fund returns. The withdrawal may cause substantial volatility in foreign exchange markets, lead to weakness in the exchange rate of the British pound, result in a sustained period of market uncertainty, and destabilize some or all of the other European Union member countries and/or the Eurozone.

 

A Fund may invest in certain instruments that rely in some fashion upon the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”). LIBOR is an average interest rate, determined by the ICE Benchmark Administration, that banks charge one another for the use of short-term money. The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority, which regulates LIBOR, has announced plans to ultimately phase out the use of LIBOR. There remains uncertainty regarding future utilization of LIBOR and the nature of any replacement rate (e.g., the Secured Overnight Financing Rate, which is intended to replace U.S. dollar LIBOR and measures the cost of overnight borrowings through repurchase agreement transactions collateralized with U.S. Treasury securities). Any potential effects of the transition away from LIBOR on a Fund or on certain instruments in which a Fund invests can be difficult to ascertain, and they may vary depending on a variety of factors. The transition may also result in a reduction in the value of certain instruments held by a Fund or a reduction in the effectiveness of related Fund transactions such as hedges. Any such effects of the transition away from LIBOR, as well as other unforeseen effects, could result in losses to a Fund.

 

Engaging in a responsible investment strategy, which may select or exclude securities of certain issuers for reasons other than performance, carries the risk that a Fund may underperform funds that do not utilize

a responsible investment strategy. The application of this strategy may affect a Fund’s exposure to certain sectors or types of investments, which could negatively impact the Fund’s performance. Responsible investing is qualitative and subjective by nature, and there is no guarantee that the criteria utilized or any judgment exercised in pursuing a responsible investment strategy will reflect the beliefs or values of any particular investor. In evaluating a company, the information and data obtained through voluntary or third-party reporting may be incomplete, inaccurate or unavailable, which could cause an incorrect assessment of a company’s business practices with respect to the environment, social responsibility and corporate governance (“ESG practices”). Socially responsible norms differ by region, and a company’s ESG practices or the assessment of a company’s ESG practices may change over time.

 

On each individual Fund Summary page in this Shareholder Report, the Average Annual Total Return table and Cumulative Returns chart measure performance assuming that any dividend and capital gain distributions were reinvested. Returns do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on: (i) Fund distributions; or (ii) the sale of Fund shares. Each Fund’s performance is measured against the performance of at least one broad-based securities market index (“benchmark index”). A Fund’s past performance, before and after taxes, is not necessarily an indication of how the Fund will perform in the future. There is no assurance that any Fund, including any Fund that has experienced high or unusual performance for one or more periods, will experience similar levels of performance in the future. High performance is defined as a significant increase in either 1) a Fund’s total return in excess of that of the Fund’s benchmark between reporting periods or 2) a Fund’s total return in excess of the Fund’s historical returns between reporting periods. Unusual performance is defined as a significant change in a Fund’s performance as compared to one or more previous reporting periods. Historical performance for a Fund may have been positively impacted by fee waivers or expense limitations in place during some or all of the periods shown, if applicable. Future performance (including total return or yield) and distributions may be negatively impacted by the expiration or reduction of any such fee waivers or expense limitations.

 

The following table discloses the inception dates of each Fund along with each Fund’s diversification status as of period end:

 

Fund Name         Fund
Inception
    Diversification
Status
 

PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury Index Exchange-Traded Fund

      10/30/09       Diversified  

PIMCO 1-5 Year U.S. TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund

      08/20/09       Diversified  

PIMCO 15+ Year U.S. TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund

      09/03/09       Diversified  

PIMCO Broad U.S. TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund

      09/03/09       Diversified  

PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index Exchange-Traded Fund

      06/16/11       Diversified  

PIMCO Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index Exchange-Traded Fund

      09/20/10       Diversified  

 

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Important Information About the Funds   (Cont.)  

 

Fund Name (Cont.)         Fund
Inception
    Diversification
Status
 

PIMCO Active Bond Exchange-Traded Fund

      02/29/12       Diversified  

PIMCO Enhanced Low Duration Active Exchange-Traded Fund

      01/22/14       Diversified  

PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active ESG Exchange-Traded Fund

      12/10/19       Diversified  

PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active Exchange-Traded Fund

      11/16/09       Diversified  

PIMCO Intermediate Municipal Bond Active Exchange-Traded Fund

      11/30/09       Diversified  

PIMCO Municipal Income Opportunities Active Exchange-Traded Fund

      9/8/21       Diversified  

PIMCO Short Term Municipal Bond Active Exchange-Traded Fund

      02/01/10       Diversified  

 

An investment in a Fund is not a bank deposit and is not guaranteed or insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. It is possible to lose money on investments in the Funds.

 

The Trustees are responsible generally for overseeing the management of the Trust. The Trustees authorize the Trust to enter into service agreements with the Adviser, the Distributor, the Administrator and other service providers in order to provide, and in some cases authorize service providers to procure through other parties, necessary or desirable services on behalf of the Trust and the Funds. Shareholders are not parties to or third-party beneficiaries of such service agreements. Neither a Fund’s prospectus nor a Fund’s summary prospectus, the Trust’s Statement of Additional Information (“SAI”), any contracts filed as exhibits to the Trust’s registration statement, nor any other communications, disclosure documents or regulatory filings (including this report) from or on behalf of the Trust or a Fund creates a contract between or among any shareholder of a Fund, on the one hand, and the Trust, a Fund, a service provider to the Trust or a Fund, and/or the Trustees or officers of the Trust, on the other hand. The Trustees (or the Trust and its officers, service providers or other delegates acting under authority of the Trustees) may amend the most recent prospectus or use a new prospectus, summary prospectus or SAI with respect to a Fund or the Trust, and/or amend, file and/or issue any other communications, disclosure documents or regulatory filings, and may amend or enter into any contracts to which the Trust or a Fund is a party, and interpret the investment objective(s), policies, restrictions and contractual provisions applicable to any Fund, without shareholder input or approval, except in circumstances in which shareholder approval is specifically required by law (such as changes to fundamental investment policies) or where a shareholder approval requirement is specifically disclosed in the Trust’s then-current prospectus or SAI.

 

On each business day, before commencement of trading on NYSE Arca, each Fund will disclose on www.pimcoetfs.com the identities and quantities of the Fund’s portfolio holdings. The frequency at which the daily market prices were at a discount or premium to each Fund’s NAV is disclosed on www.pimcoetfs.com. Please see “Disclosure of Portfolio Holdings” in the SAI for information about the availability of the

complete schedule of each Fund’s holdings. Fund fact sheets provide additional information regarding a Fund and may be requested by calling (888) 400-4ETF and are available on the Fund’s website at www.pimcoetfs.com.

 

PIMCO has adopted written proxy voting policies and procedures (“Proxy Policy”) as required by Rule 206(4)-6 under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended. The Proxy Policy has been adopted by the Trust as the policies and procedures that PIMCO will use when voting proxies on behalf of the Funds. A description of the policies and procedures that PIMCO uses to vote proxies relating to portfolio securities of each Fund, and information about how each Fund voted proxies relating to portfolio securities held during the most recent twelve-month period ended June 30, are available without charge, upon request, by calling the Trust at (888) 400-4ETF, on the Funds’ website at www.pimcoetfs.com, and on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) website at www.sec.gov.

 

The Funds file portfolio holdings information with the SEC on Form N-PORT within 60 days of the end of each fiscal quarter. The Funds’ complete schedules of securities holdings as of the end of each fiscal quarter will be made available to the public on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and on PIMCO’s website at www.pimcoetfs.com, and will be made available, upon request, by calling PIMCO at (888) 400-4ETF.

 

The SEC adopted a rule that allows the Funds to fulfill their obligation to deliver shareholder reports to investors by providing access to such reports online free of charge and by mailing a notice that the report is electronically available. Pursuant to the rule, investors may elect to receive all future reports in paper free of charge by contacting their financial intermediary. Any election to receive reports in paper will apply to all funds held in the investor’s account at the financial intermediary.

 

In August 2020, the SEC proposed changes to the mutual fund and ETF shareholder report and registration statement disclosure requirements and the registered fund advertising rules, which, if adopted, will change the disclosures provided to shareholders.

 

In October 2020, the SEC adopted a rule related to the use of derivatives, short sales, reverse repurchase agreements and certain other transactions by registered investment companies that rescinds

 

       
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and withdraws the guidance of the SEC and its staff regarding asset segregation and cover transactions. Subject to certain exceptions, and after an eighteen-month transition period, the rule requires funds to trade derivatives and other transactions that create future payment or delivery obligations (except reverse repurchase agreements and similar financing transactions) subject to a value-at-risk leverage limit, certain derivatives risk management program and reporting requirements. These requirements may limit the ability of the Funds to use derivatives and reverse repurchase agreements and similar financing transactions as part of their investment strategies and may increase the cost of the Funds’ investments and cost of doing business, which could adversely affect investors.

 

In October 2020, the SEC adopted a rule regarding the ability of a fund to invest in other funds. The rule allows a fund to acquire shares of another fund in excess of certain limitations currently imposed by the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the “Act”) without obtaining individual exemptive relief from the SEC, subject to certain conditions. The rule also includes the rescission of certain exemptive relief from the SEC and guidance from the SEC staff for funds to invest in other funds. The effective date for the rule was January 19, 2021, and the compliance date for the rule was January 19, 2022.

 

In December 2020, the SEC adopted a rule addressing fair valuation of fund investments. The new rule sets forth requirements for good faith determinations of fair value as well as for the performance of fair value determinations, including related oversight and reporting obligations. The new rule also defines “readily available market quotations” for purposes of the definition of “value” under the Act, and the SEC noted that this definition will apply in all contexts under the Act. The SEC adopted an eighteen-month transition period beginning from the effective date for both the new rule and the associated new recordkeeping requirements. The impact of the new rule on the Funds is uncertain at this time.

 

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PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury Index Exchange-Traded Fund

 

 
 
  Ticker Symbol - ZROZ

 

Cumulative Returns Through December 31, 2021

 

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$10,000 invested at the end of the month when the Fund commenced operations.

 

Allocation Breakdown as of December 31, 2021§

 

U.S. Treasury Obligations

    99.8%  

Short-Term Instruments

    0.2%  
   

% of Investments, at value.

 

  § 

Allocation Breakdown and % of investments exclude securities sold short and financial derivative instruments, if any.

Average Annual Total Return for the period ended December 31, 2021  
        6 Months*     1 Year     5 Year     10 Years     Fund Inception
(10/30/2009)
 
LOGO   PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury Index Exchange-Traded Fund (Based on Net Asset Value)     6.33%       (4.96)%       9.40%       6.01%       8.93%  
LOGO   PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury Index Exchange-Traded Fund (At Market Price)(1)     6.20%       (5.24)%       9.37%       5.97%       8.90%  
LOGO   The ICE BofAML Long U.S. Treasury Principal STRIPS Index±     6.50%       (4.74)%       9.61%       6.26%       9.11%  

 

All Fund returns are net of fees and expenses and include applicable fee waivers and/or expense limitations. Absent any applicable fee waivers and/or expense limitations, performance would have been lower and there can be no assurance that any such waivers or limitations will continue in the future.

 

* Cumulative return.

 

Market Returns do not include brokerage commissions that may be payable on secondary market transactions. If brokerage commissions were included, market returns would be lower. Market and NAV returns assume that dividends and capital gain distributions have been reinvested in the Fund at market price and NAV, respectively.

 

(1) 

The market price is determined using the midpoint between the highest bid and the lowest offer on the listing exchange, as of the time that the Fund’s NAV is calculated.

 

± The ICE BofAML Long US Treasury Principal STRIPS Index is an unmanaged index comprised of long maturity Separate Trading of Registered Interest and Principal of Securities (STRIPS) representing the final principal payment of U.S. Treasury bonds.

 

It is not possible to invest directly in an unmanaged index.

 

Performance quoted represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee or a reliable indicator of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than performance shown. Investment return and the principal value of an investment will fluctuate. Shares may be worth more or less than original cost when redeemed by authorized participants. Returns shown do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on Fund distributions or on the redemption of Fund shares. Differences in the Fund’s performance versus the index and related attribution information with respect to particular categories of securities or individual positions may be attributable, in part, to differences in the pricing methodologies used by the Fund and the index. Performance data current to the most recent month-end is available at www.pimcoetfs.com or via (888) 400-4ETF.

 

The Fund’s total annual operating expense ratio in effect as of period end was 0.15%. Details regarding any changes to the Fund’s operating expenses, subsequent to period end, can be found in the Fund’s current prospectus, as supplemented.

 

 

Investment Objective and Strategy Overview

 

PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury Index Exchange-Traded Fund seeks to provide total return that closely corresponds, before fees and expenses, to the total return of the ICE BofA Long US Treasury Principal STRIPS Index (the “Underlying Index”), by investing under normal circumstances at least 80% of its total assets (exclusive of collateral held from securities lending) in the component securities (“Component Securities”) of the Underlying Index. The Fund may invest the remainder of its assets in Fixed Income Instruments that are not Component Securities, but which PIMCO believes will help the Fund track its Underlying Index, as well as in cash and investment grade, liquid short-term instruments, forwards or derivatives, such as options, futures contracts or swap agreements, and shares of affiliated bond funds. “Fixed Income Instruments” include bonds, debt securities and other similar instruments issued by various U.S. and non-U.S. public- or private-sector entities. Fund strategies may change from time to time. Please refer to the Fund’s current prospectus for more information regarding the Fund’s strategy.

 

Fund Insights at NAV

 

The following affected performance (on a gross basis) during the reporting period:

 

»   Yields in the 25+ year segment of the U.S. Treasury STRIPS (zero-coupon) curve fell, positively impacting the return of both the fund and the underlying index.

 

»   There were no other material contributors or detractors for this Fund.

 

       
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PIMCO 1-5 Year U.S. TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund

 

 
 
  Ticker Symbol - STPZ

 

Cumulative Returns Through December 31, 2021

 

LOGO

 

$10,000 invested at the end of the month when the Fund commenced operations.

 

Allocation Breakdown as of December 31, 2021§

 

U.S. Treasury Obligations

    99.6%  

Short-Term Instruments

    0.4%  
   

% of Investments, at value.

 

  § 

Allocation Breakdown and % of investments exclude securities sold short and financial derivative instruments, if any.

Average Annual Total Return for the period ended December 31, 2021  
        6 Months*     1 Year     5 Year     10 Years     Fund Inception
(08/20/2009)
 
LOGO   PIMCO 1-5 Year U.S. TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund (Based on Net Asset Value)     2.49%       5.37%       3.27%       1.76%       2.35%  
LOGO   PIMCO 1-5 Year U.S. TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund (At Market Price)(1)     2.71%       5.64%       3.31%       1.78%       2.37%  
LOGO   The ICE BofAML 1-5 Year U.S. Inflation-Linked Treasury Index±     2.52%       5.50%       3.47%       1.97%       2.57%  

 

All Fund returns are net of fees and expenses and include applicable fee waivers and/or expense limitations. Absent any applicable fee waivers and/or expense limitations, performance would have been lower and there can be no assurance that any such waivers or limitations will continue in the future.

 

* Cumulative return.

 

Market Returns do not include brokerage commissions that may be payable on secondary market transactions. If brokerage commissions were included, market returns would be lower. Market and NAV returns assume that dividends and capital gain distributions have been reinvested in the Fund at market price and NAV, respectively.

 

(1)

The market price is determined using the midpoint between the highest bid and the lowest offer on the listing exchange, as of the time that the Fund’s NAV is calculated.

 

± The ICE BofAML 1-5 Year US Inflation-Linked Treasury Index is an unmanaged index comprised of TIPS (Treasury Inflation Protected Securities) with a maturity of at least 1 year and less than 5 years.

 

It is not possible to invest directly in an unmanaged index.

 

Performance quoted represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee or a reliable indicator of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than performance shown. Investment return and the principal value of an investment will fluctuate. Shares may be worth more or less than original cost when redeemed by authorized participants. Returns shown do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on Fund distributions or on the redemption of Fund shares. Differences in the Fund’s performance versus the index and related attribution information with respect to particular categories of securities or individual positions may be attributable, in part, to differences in the pricing methodologies used by the Fund and the index. Performance data current to the most recent month-end is available at www.pimcoetfs.com or via (888) 400-4ETF.

 

The Fund’s total annual operating expense ratio in effect as of period end was 0.20%. Details regarding any changes to the Fund’s operating expenses, subsequent to period end, can be found in the Fund’s current prospectus, as supplemented.

 

Investment Objective and Strategy Overview

 

PIMCO 1-5 Year U.S. TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund seeks to provide total return that closely corresponds, before fees and expenses, to the total return of the ICE BofA 1-5 Year US Inflation-Linked Treasury Index (the “Underlying Index”), by investing under normal circumstances at least 80% of its total assets (exclusive of collateral held from securities lending) in the component securities (“Component Securities”) of the Underlying Index. The Fund may invest the remainder of its assets in Fixed Income Instruments that are not Component Securities, but which PIMCO believes will help the Fund track its Underlying Index, as well as in cash and investment grade, liquid short-term instruments, forwards or derivatives, such as options, futures contracts or swap agreements, and shares of affiliated bond funds. “Fixed Income Instruments” include bonds, debt securities and other similar instruments issued by various U.S. and non-U.S. public- or private-sector entities. Fund strategies may change from time to time. Please refer to the Fund’s current prospectus for more information regarding the Fund’s strategy.

 

Fund Insights at NAV

 

The following affected performance (on a gross basis) during the reporting period:

 

»   A positive inflation accrual, or the change in the Consumer Price Index, applied to the principal of underlying securities had a positive impact on performance for both the Fund and the Index.

 

»   U.S. real yields at the front end of the U.S. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (“TIPS”) yield curve moved higher, resulting in negative performance for both the Fund and the 1-5 Year U.S. TIPS Index.

 

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PIMCO 15+ Year U.S. TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund

 

 
 
  Ticker Symbol - LTPZ

 

Cumulative Returns Through December 31, 2021

 

LOGO

 

$10,000 invested at the end of the month when the Fund commenced operations.

 

Allocation Breakdown as of December 31, 2021§

 

U.S. Treasury Obligations

    99.5%  

Short-Term Instruments

    0.5%  
   

% of Investments, at value.

 

  § 

Allocation Breakdown and % of investments exclude securities sold short and financial derivative instruments, if any.

Average Annual Total Return for the period ended December 31, 2021  
        6 Months*     1 Year     5 Year     10 Years     Fund Inception
(09/03/2009)
 
LOGO   PIMCO 15+ Year U.S. TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund (Based on Net Asset Value)     8.35%       7.00%       9.75%       5.50%       7.37%  
LOGO   PIMCO 15+ Year U.S. TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund (At Market Price)(1)     8.47%       7.01%       9.76%       5.51%       7.37%  
LOGO   The ICE BofAML 15+ Year U.S. Inflation-Linked Treasury Index±     8.47%       7.19%       9.96%       5.71%       7.58%  

 

All Fund returns are net of fees and expenses and include applicable fee waivers and/or expense limitations. Absent any applicable fee waivers and/or expense limitations, performance would have been lower and there can be no assurance that any such waivers or limitations will continue in the future.

 

* Cumulative return.

 

Market Returns do not include brokerage commissions that may be payable on secondary market transactions. If brokerage commissions were included, market returns would be lower. Market and NAV returns assume that dividends and capital gain distributions have been reinvested in the Fund at market price and NAV, respectively.

 

(1) 

The market price is determined using the midpoint between the highest bid and the lowest offer on the listing exchange, as of the time that the Fund’s NAV is calculated.

 

± The ICE BofAML 15+ Year US Inflation-Linked Treasury Index is an unmanaged index comprised of TIPS (Treasury Inflation Protected Securities) with a maturity of at least 15 years.

 

It is not possible to invest directly in an unmanaged index.

 

Performance quoted represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee or a reliable indicator of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than performance shown. Investment return and the principal value of an investment will fluctuate. Shares may be worth more or less than original cost when redeemed by authorized participants. Returns shown do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on Fund distributions or on the redemption of Fund shares. Differences in the Fund’s performance versus the index and related attribution information with respect to particular categories of securities or individual positions may be attributable, in part, to differences in the pricing methodologies used by the Fund and the index. Performance data current to the most recent month-end is available at www.pimcoetfs.com or via (888) 400-4ETF.

 

The Fund’s total annual operating expense ratio in effect as of period end was 0.20%. Details regarding any changes to the Fund’s operating expenses, subsequent to period end, can be found in the Fund’s current prospectus, as supplemented.

 

 

Investment Objective and Strategy Overview

 

PIMCO 15+ Year U.S. TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund seeks to provide total return that closely corresponds, before fees and expenses, to the total return of the ICE BofA 15+ Year US Inflation-Linked Treasury Index (the “Underlying Index”), by investing under normal circumstances at least 80% of its total assets (exclusive of collateral held from securities lending) in the component securities (“Component Securities”) of the Underlying Index. The Fund may invest the remainder of its assets in Fixed Income Instruments that are not Component Securities, but which PIMCO believes will help the Fund track its Underlying Index, as well as in cash and investment grade, liquid short-term instruments, forwards or derivatives, such as options, futures contracts or swap agreements, and shares of affiliated bond funds. “Fixed Income Instruments” include bonds, debt securities and other similar instruments issued by various U.S. and non-U.S. public- or private-sector entities. Fund strategies may change from time to time. Please refer to the Fund’s current prospectus for more information regarding the Fund’s strategy.

 

Fund Insights at NAV

 

The following affected performance (on a gross basis) during the reporting period:

 

»   U.S. real yields beyond the front end moved lower across the U.S. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (“TIPS”) yield curve, resulting in positive performance for both the Fund and the 15+ Year U.S. TIPS Index.

 

»   A positive inflation accrual, or the change in the Consumer Price Index, applied to the principal of underlying securities had a positive impact on performance for both the Fund and the 15+ Year U.S. TIPS Index.

 

»   There were no notable detractors for this Fund.

 

       
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PIMCO Broad U.S. TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund

 

 
 
  Ticker Symbol - TIPZ

 

Cumulative Returns Through December 31, 2021

 

LOGO

 

$10,000 invested at the end of the month when the Fund commenced operations.

 

Allocation Breakdown as of December 31, 2021§

 

U.S. Treasury Obligations

    99.4%  

Short-Term Instruments

    0.6%  
   

% of Investments, at value.

 

  § 

Allocation Breakdown and % of investments exclude securities sold short and financial derivative instruments, if any.

 
Average Annual Total Return for the period ended December 31, 2021  
        6 Months*     1 Year     5 Year     10 Years     Fund Inception
(09/03/2009)
 
LOGO   PIMCO Broad U.S. TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund
(Based on Net Asset Value)
    4.08%       5.71%       5.31%       3.00%       4.29%  
LOGO   PIMCO Broad U.S. TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund
(At Market Price)(1)
    4.29%       5.92%       5.29%       3.00%       4.30%  
LOGO   The ICE BofAML U.S. Inflation-Linked Treasury Index±     4.30%       6.01%       5.53%       3.21%       4.49%  

 

All Fund returns are net of fees and expenses and include applicable fee waivers and/or expense limitations. Absent any applicable fee waivers and/or expense limitations, performance would have been lower and there can be no assurance that any such waivers or limitations will continue in the future.

 

* Cumulative return.

 

Market Returns do not include brokerage commissions that may be payable on secondary market transactions. If brokerage commissions were included, market returns would be lower. Market and NAV returns assume that dividends and capital gain distributions have been reinvested in the Fund at market price and NAV, respectively.

 

(1) 

The market price is determined using the midpoint between the highest bid and the lowest offer on the listing exchange, as of the time that the Fund’s NAV is calculated.

 

± The ICE BofAML US Inflation-Linked Treasury Index is an unmanaged index comprised of TIPS (Treasury Inflation Protected Securities).

 

It is not possible to invest directly in an unmanaged index.

 

Performance quoted represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee or a reliable indicator of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than performance shown. Investment return and the principal value of an investment will fluctuate. Shares may be worth more or less than original cost when redeemed by authorized participants. Returns shown do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on Fund distributions or on the redemption of Fund shares. Differences in the Fund’s performance versus the index and related attribution information with respect to particular categories of securities or individual positions may be attributable, in part, to differences in the pricing methodologies used by the Fund and the index. Performance data current to the most recent month-end is available at www.pimcoetfs.com or via (888) 400-4ETF.

 

The Fund’s total annual operating expense ratio in effect as of period end was 0.20%. Details regarding any changes to the Fund’s operating expenses, subsequent to period end, can be found in the Fund’s current prospectus, as supplemented.

 

 

Investment Objective and Strategy Overview

 

PIMCO Broad U.S. TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund seeks to provide total return that closely corresponds, before fees and expenses, to the total return of the ICE BofA US Inflation-Linked Treasury Index (the “Underlying Index”), by investing under normal circumstances at least 80% of its total assets (exclusive of collateral held from securities lending) in the component securities (“Component Securities”) of the Underlying Index. The Fund may invest the remainder of its assets in Fixed Income Instruments that are not Component Securities, but which PIMCO believes will help the Fund track its Underlying Index, as well as in cash and investment grade, liquid short-term instruments, forwards or derivatives, such as options, futures contracts or swap agreements, and shares of affiliated bond funds. PIMCO uses an indexing approach in managing the Fund’s investments. “Fixed Income Instruments” include bonds, debt securities and other similar instruments issued by various U.S. and non-U.S. public- or private-sector entities. Fund strategies may change from time to time. Please refer to the Fund’s current prospectus for more information regarding the Fund’s strategy.

 

Fund Insights at NAV

 

The following affected performance (on a gross basis) during the reporting period:

 

»   U.S. real yields beyond the front end moved lower across the U.S. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (“TIPS”) yield curve, resulting in positive performance for both the Fund and the U.S. TIPS Index.

 

»   A positive inflation accrual, or the change in the Consumer Price Index, applied to the principal of underlying securities had a positive impact on performance for both the Fund and the U.S. TIPS Index.

 

»   There were no notable detractors for this Fund.

 

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PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index Exchange-Traded Fund

 

 
 
  Ticker Symbol - HYS

 

Cumulative Returns Through December 31, 2021

 

LOGO

 

$10,000 invested at the end of the month when the Fund commenced operations.

 

Allocation Breakdown as of December 31, 2021§

 

Corporate Bonds & Notes

    89.9%  

Short-Term Instruments

    9.6%  

Other

    0.5%  
   

% of Investments, at value.

 

  § 

Allocation Breakdown and % of investments exclude securities sold short and financial derivative instruments, if any.

Average Annual Total Return for the period ended December 31, 2021  
        6 Months*     1 Year     5 Year     10 Years     Fund Inception
(06/16/2011)
 
LOGO   PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index Exchange-Traded Fund (Based on Net Asset Value)     0.73%       4.74%       4.50%       5.20%       4.92%  
LOGO   PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index Exchange-Traded Fund (At Market Price)(1)     1.12%       4.76%       4.60%       5.11%       4.96%  
LOGO   ICE BofAML 0-5 Year US High Yield Constrained Index±     1.25%       6.01%       5.18%       5.88%       5.53%  

 

All Fund returns are net of fees and expenses and include applicable fee waivers and/or expense limitations. Absent any applicable fee waivers and/or expense limitations, performance would have been lower and there can be no assurance that any such waivers or limitations will continue in the future.

 

* Cumulative return.

 

Market Returns do not include brokerage commissions that may be payable on secondary market transactions. If brokerage commissions were included, market returns would be lower. Market and NAV returns assume that dividends and capital gain distributions have been reinvested in the Fund at market price and NAV, respectively.

 

(1)

The market price is determined using the midpoint between the highest bid and the lowest offer on the listing exchange, as of the time that the Fund’s NAV is calculated.

 

± The ICE BofAML 0-5 Year US High Yield Constrained Index tracks the performance of short-term U.S. dollar denominated below investment grade corporate debt issued in the U.S. domestic market with less than five years remaining term to final maturity, a fixed coupon schedule and a minimum amount outstanding of $250 million, issued publicly. Allocations to an individual issuer will not exceed 2%.

 

It is not possible to invest directly in an unmanaged index.

 

Performance quoted represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee or a reliable indicator of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than performance shown. Investment return and the principal value of an investment will fluctuate. Shares may be worth more or less than original cost when redeemed by authorized participants. Returns shown do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on Fund distributions or on the redemption of Fund shares. Differences in the Fund’s performance versus the index and related attribution information with respect to particular categories of securities or individual positions may be attributable, in part, to differences in the pricing methodologies used by the Fund and the index. Performance data current to the most recent month-end is available at www.pimcoetfs.com or via (888) 400-4ETF.

 

The Fund’s total annual operating expense ratio in effect as of period end was 0.55%. Details regarding any changes to the Fund’s operating expenses, subsequent to period end, can be found in the Fund’s current prospectus, as supplemented.

 

Investment Objective and Strategy Overview

 

PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index Exchange-Traded Fund seeks to provide total return that closely corresponds, before fees and expenses, to the total return of the ICE BofA 0-5 Year US High Yield Constrained Index (the “Underlying Index”), by investing under normal circumstances at least 80% of its total assets (exclusive of collateral held from securities lending) in the component securities (“Component Securities”) of the Underlying Index. The Fund may invest the remainder of its assets in Fixed Income Instruments that are not Component Securities, but which PIMCO believes will help the Fund track its Underlying Index, as well as in cash and investment grade, liquid short-term instruments, forwards or derivatives, such as options, futures contracts or swap agreements, and shares of affiliated bond funds. “Fixed Income Instruments” include bonds, debt securities and other similar instruments issued by various U.S. and non-U.S. public- or private-sector entities. Fund strategies may change from time to time. Please refer to the Fund’s current prospectus for more information regarding the Fund’s strategy.

 

Fund Insights at NAV

 

The following affected performance (on a gross basis) during the reporting period:

 

»   Security selection in the transportation sector contributed to performance, as the Fund was void of transportation positions that underperformed the broader sector.

 

»   Underweight exposure to the utilities sector contributed to performance, as the sector underperformed the broader market.

 

»   Security selection in the cable/pay TV sector contributed to performance, as the Fund had underweight exposure to cable/pay TV positions that underperformed the broader sector.

 

»   Security selection in the telecommunications sector detracted from performance, as the Fund’s telecommunications positions underperformed the broader sector.

 

»   Security selection in the energy sector detracted from performance, as the Fund was void of energy positions that outperformed the broader sector.

 

»   Security selection in the support services sector detracted from performance, as the Fund had underweight exposure to support services positions that outperformed the broader sector.

 

       
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PIMCO Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index Exchange-Traded Fund

 

 
 
  Ticker Symbol - CORP

 

Cumulative Returns Through December 31, 2021

 

LOGO

 

$10,000 invested at the end of the month when the Fund commenced operations.

 

Allocation Breakdown as of December 31, 2021§

 

Industrials

    44.8%  

Banking & Finance

    32.1%  

Utilities

    12.4%  

Short-Term Instruments

    6.0%  

U.S. Treasury Obligations

    4.7%  
   

% of Investments, at value.

 

  § 

Allocation Breakdown and % of investments exclude securities sold short and financial derivative instruments, if any.

 

Average Annual Total Return for the period ended December 31, 2021  
       

6 Months*

    1 Year     5 Year     10 Years     Fund Inception
(09/20/2010)
 
LOGO   PIMCO Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index Exchange-Traded Fund
(Based on Net Asset Value)
    0.04%       (1.08)%       5.21%       4.72%       4.75%  
LOGO   PIMCO Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index Exchange-Traded Fund (At Market Price)(1)     0.00%       (1.18)%       5.17%       4.73%       4.73%  
LOGO   ICE BofAML US Corporate Index±     0.04%       (1.03)%       5.28%       4.76%       4.83%  

 

All Fund returns are net of fees and expenses and include applicable fee waivers and/or expense limitations. Absent any applicable fee waivers and/or expense limitations, performance would have been lower and there can be no assurance that any such waivers or limitations will continue in the future.

 

* Cumulative return.

 

Market Returns do not include brokerage commissions that may be payable on secondary market transactions. If brokerage commissions were included, market returns would be lower. Market and NAV returns assume that dividends and capital gain distributions have been reinvested in the Fund at market price and NAV, respectively.

 

(1) 

The market price is determined using the midpoint between the highest bid and the lowest offer on the listing exchange, as of the time that the Fund’s NAV is calculated.

 

± ICE BofAML US Corporate Index is an unmanaged index comprised of U.S. dollar denominated investment grade, fixed rate corporate debt securities publicly issued in the U.S. domestic market with at least one year remaining term to final maturity and at least $250 million outstanding.

 

It is not possible to invest directly in an unmanaged index.

 

Performance quoted represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee or a reliable indicator of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than performance shown. Investment return and the principal value of an investment will fluctuate. Shares may be worth more or less than original cost when redeemed by authorized participants. Returns shown do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on Fund distributions or on the redemption of Fund shares. Differences in the Fund’s performance versus the index and related attribution information with respect to particular categories of securities or individual positions may be attributable, in part, to differences in the pricing methodologies used by the Fund and the index. Performance data current to the most recent month-end is available at www.pimcoetfs.com or via (888) 400-4ETF.

 

The Fund’s total annual operating expense ratio in effect as of period end was 0.20%. Details regarding any changes to the Fund’s operating expenses, subsequent to period end, can be found in the Fund’s current prospectus, as supplemented.

 

 

Investment Objective and Strategy Overview

 

PIMCO Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index Exchange-Traded Fund seeks to provide total return that closely corresponds, before fees and expenses, to the total return of the ICE BofA US Corporate Index (the “Underlying Index”), by investing under normal circumstances at least 80% of its total assets (exclusive of collateral held from securities lending) in the component securities (“Component Securities”) of the Underlying Index. The Fund may invest the remainder of its assets in Fixed Income Instruments that are not Component Securities, but which PIMCO believes will help the Fund track its Underlying Index, as well as in cash and investment grade, liquid short-term instruments, forwards or derivatives, such as options, futures contracts or swap agreements, and shares of affiliated bond funds. “Fixed Income Instruments” include bonds, debt securities and other similar instruments issued by various U.S. and non-U.S. public- or private-sector entities. Fund strategies may change from time to time. Please refer to the Fund’s current prospectus for more information regarding the Fund’s strategy.

 

Fund Insights at NAV

 

The following affected performance (on a gross basis) during the reporting period:

 

»   The Fund had positive performance, as the Underlying Index had positive performance.

 

»   There were no other material contributors for this Fund.

 

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PIMCO Active Bond Exchange-Traded Fund

 

 
 
  Ticker Symbol - BOND

 

Cumulative Returns Through December 31, 2021

 

LOGO

 

$10,000 invested at the end of the month when the Fund commenced operations.

 

Allocation Breakdown as of December 31, 2021§

 

Corporate Bonds & Notes

    29.4%  

U.S. Treasury Obligations

    24.1%  

U.S. Government Agencies

    19.4%  

Asset-Backed Securities

    13.8%  

Non-Agency Mortgage-Backed Securities

    6.2%  

Preferred Securities

    3.5%  

Municipal Bonds & Notes

    1.9%  

Short-Term Instruments

    0.7%  

Other

    1.0%  
   

% of Investments, at value.

 

  § 

Allocation Breakdown and % of investments exclude securities sold short and financial derivative instruments, if any.

 

Average Annual Total Return for the period ended December 31, 2021  
        6 Months*     1 Year     5 Year     Fund Inception
(02/29/2012)
 
LOGO   PIMCO Active Bond Exchange-Traded Fund
(Based on Net Asset Value)
    0.09%       (0.59)%       4.06%       4.18%  
LOGO   PIMCO Active Bond Exchange-Traded Fund
(At Market Price)(1)
    0.08%       (0.77)%       4.07%       4.17%  
LOGO   Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Index±     0.06%       (1.54)%       3.57%       2.86%  

 

 

All Fund returns are net of fees and expenses and include applicable fee waivers and/or expense limitations. Absent any applicable fee waivers and/or expense limitations, performance would have been lower and there can be no assurance that any such waivers or limitations will continue in the future.

 

* Cumulative return.

 

Market Returns do not include brokerage commissions that may be payable on secondary market transactions. If brokerage commissions were included, market returns would be lower. Market and NAV returns assume that dividends and capital gain distributions have been reinvested in the Fund at market price and NAV, respectively.

 

(1) 

The market price is determined using the midpoint between the highest bid and the lowest offer on the listing exchange, as of the time that the Fund’s NAV is calculated.

 

± Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Index represents securities that are SEC-registered, taxable, and dollar denominated. The index covers the U.S. investment grade fixed rate bond market, with index components for government and corporate securities, mortgage pass-through securities, and asset-backed securities. These major sectors are subdivided into more specific indices that are calculated and reported on a regular basis.

 

It is not possible to invest directly in an unmanaged index.

 

Performance quoted represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee or a reliable indicator of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than performance shown. Investment return and the principal value of an investment will fluctuate. Shares may be worth more or less than original cost when redeemed by authorized participants. Returns shown do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on Fund distributions or on the redemption of Fund shares. Differences in the Fund’s performance versus the index and related attribution information with respect to particular categories of securities or individual positions may be attributable, in part, to differences in the pricing methodologies used by the Fund and the index. Performance data current to the most recent month-end is available at www.pimcoetfs.com or via (888) 400-4ETF.

 

The Fund’s total annual operating expense ratio in effect as of period end was 0.55%. Details regarding any changes to the Fund’s operating expenses, subsequent to period end, can be found in the Fund’s current prospectus, as supplemented.

 

 

Investment Objective and Strategy Overview

 

PIMCO Active Bond Exchange-Traded Fund seeks current income and long-term capital appreciation, consistent with prudent investment management, by investing under normal circumstances at least 80% of its assets in a diversified portfolio of Fixed Income Instruments of varying maturities, which may be represented by forwards or derivatives such as options, futures contracts, or swap agreements. “Fixed Income Instruments” include bonds, debt securities and other similar instruments issued by various U.S. and non-U.S. public- or private-sector entities. Fund strategies may change from time to time. Please refer to the Fund’s current prospectus for more information regarding the Fund’s strategy.

 

Fund Insights at NAV

 

The following affected performance (on a gross basis) during the reporting period:

 

»   Positions in securitized assets, particularly non-agency mortgage-backed securities, contributed to relative performance as excess return for these securities were positive.

 

»   Underweight to U.S. interest rates contributed to relative performance, as interest rates rose.

 

»   Selection within investment-grade corporate credit, particularly financials, contributed to relative performance, as spreads tightened.

 

»   Positions in select high yield credit contributed to relative performance, as spreads tightened.

 

»   Short exposure to inflation-linked instruments detracted as total returns for these securities were positive.

 

»   Local rate exposure in Canada during Sep-Oct’21 detracted from relative performance, as interest rates rose.

 

»   There were no other material detractors for this Fund.

 

       
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PIMCO Enhanced Low Duration Active Exchange-Traded Fund

 

 
 
  Ticker Symbol - LDUR

 

Cumulative Returns Through December 31, 2021

 

LOGO

 

$10,000 invested at the end of the month when the Fund commenced operations.

 

Allocation Breakdown as of December 31, 2021§

 

U.S. Treasury Obligations

    48.7%  

Corporate Bonds & Notes

    28.6%  

Asset-Backed Securities

    8.6%  

U.S. Government Agencies

    6.9%  

Non-Agency Mortgage-Backed Securities

    6.6%  

Short-Term Instruments

    0.5%  

Other

    0.1%  
   

% of Investments, at value.

 

  § 

Allocation Breakdown and % of investments exclude securities sold short and financial derivative instruments, if any.

 

Average Annual Total Return for the period ended December 31, 2021  
        6 Months*     1 Year     5 Year     Fund Inception
(01/22/2014)
 
LOGO   PIMCO Enhanced Low Duration Active Exchange-Traded Fund (Based on Net Asset Value)     (0.54)%       (0.31)%       2.38%       2.35%  
LOGO   PIMCO Enhanced Low Duration Active Exchange-Traded Fund (At Market Price)(1)     (0.65)%       (0.54)%       2.32%       2.33%  
LOGO   ICE BofAML 1-3 Year U.S. Treasury Index±     (0.47)%       (0.55)%       1.61%       1.27%  

 

All Fund returns are net of fees and expenses and include applicable fee waivers and/or expense limitations. Absent any applicable fee waivers and/or expense limitations, performance would have been lower and there can be no assurance that any such waivers or limitations will continue in the future.

 

* Cumulative return.

 

Market Returns do not include brokerage commissions that may be payable on secondary market transactions. If brokerage commissions were included, market returns would be lower. Market and NAV returns assume that dividends and capital gain distributions have been reinvested in the Fund at market price and NAV, respectively.

 

(1) 

The market price is determined using the midpoint between the highest bid and the lowest offer on the listing exchange, as of the time that the Fund’s NAV is calculated.

 

± The ICE BofAML 1-3 Year U.S. Treasury Index is an unmanaged index comprised of U.S. Treasury securities, other than inflation-protection securities and STRIPS, with at least $1 billion in outstanding face value and a remaining term to final maturity of at least one year and less than three years.

 

It is not possible to invest directly in an unmanaged index.

 

Performance quoted represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee or a reliable indicator of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than performance shown. Investment return and the principal value of an investment will fluctuate. Shares may be worth more or less than original cost when redeemed by authorized participants. Returns shown do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on Fund distributions or on the redemption of Fund shares. Differences in the Fund’s performance versus the index and related attribution information with respect to particular categories of securities or individual positions may be attributable, in part, to differences in the pricing methodologies used by the Fund and the index. Performance data current to the most recent month-end is available at www.pimcoetfs.com or via (888) 400-4ETF.

 

The Fund’s total annual operating expense ratio in effect as of period end was 0.49%. Details regarding any changes to the Fund’s operating expenses, subsequent to period end, can be found in the Fund’s current prospectus, as supplemented.

 

 

Investment Objective and Strategy Overview

 

PIMCO Enhanced Low Duration Active Exchange-Traded Fund seeks maximum total return, consistent with preservation of capital and prudent investment management, by investing under normal circumstances at least 80% of its net assets in a diversified portfolio of Fixed Income Instruments of varying maturities, which may be represented by forwards or derivatives such as options, futures contracts, or swap agreements. “Fixed Income Instruments” include bonds, debt securities and other similar instruments issued by various U.S. and non-U.S. public- or private-sector entities. Fund strategies may change from time to time. Please refer to the Fund’s current prospectus for more information regarding the Fund’s strategy.

 

Fund Insights at NAV

 

The following affected performance (on a gross basis) during the reporting period:

 

»   A short bias to the euro versus the U.S. dollar contributed to relative performance, as the euro depreciated.

 

»   Select holdings of securitized credit contributed to relative performance, as holdings of collateralized loan obligations provided positive total return.

 

»   Underweight exposure to U.S. duration on the 2-year and 5-year portions of the yield curve contributed to relative performance, as the yield curve flattened.

 

»   Holdings of government agency securities detracted from relative performance due to security selection within agency bonds.

 

»   A long bias to the Japanese yen versus the U.S. dollar detracted from relative performance, as the Japanese yen depreciated.

 

»   There were no other material detractors for this Fund.

 

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PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active ESG Exchange-Traded Fund

 

 
 
  Ticker Symbol - EMNT

 

Cumulative Returns Through December 31, 2021

 

LOGO

 

$10,000 invested at the end of the month when the Fund commenced operations.

 

Allocation Breakdown as of December 31, 2021§

 

Corporate Bonds & Notes

    51.9%  

Asset-Backed Securities

    15.8%  

U.S. Government Agencies

    15.6%  

Short-Term Instruments

    11.8%  

Non-Agency Mortgage-
Backed Securities

    3.5%  

Other

    1.4%  
   

% of Investments, at value.

 

  § 

Allocation Breakdown and % of investments exclude securities sold short and financial derivative instruments, if any.

Average Annual Total Return for the period ended December 31, 2021  
        6 Months*     1 Year     Fund Inception
(12/10/2019)
 
LOGO   PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active ESG Exchange-Traded Fund (Based on Net Asset Value)     (0.03)%       0.20%       1.22%  
LOGO   PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active ESG Exchange-Traded Fund (At Market Price)(1)(2)     (0.04)%       0.18%       1.20%  
LOGO   FTSE 3-Month Treasury Bill Index±     0.02%       0.05%       0.35%  

 

All Fund returns are net of fees and expenses and include applicable fee waivers and/or expense limitations. Absent any applicable fee waivers and/or expense limitations, performance would have been lower and there can be no assurance that any such waivers or limitations will continue in the future.

 

* Cumulative return.

 

Market Returns do not include brokerage commissions that may be payable on secondary market transactions. If brokerage commissions were included, market returns would be lower. Market and NAV returns assume that dividends and capital gain distributions have been reinvested in the Fund at market price and NAV, respectively.

 

(1) 

The market price is determined using the midpoint between the highest bid and the lowest offer on the listing exchange, as of the time that the Fund’s NAV is calculated.

 

(2) 

The Fund was seeded on December 10, 2019, but was not listed for trading until December 12, 2019. Accordingly, there is no Market Price information for December 10, 2019 through December 11, 2019.

 

± FTSE 3-Month Treasury Bill Index is an unmanaged index representing monthly return equivalents of yield averages of the last 3 month Treasury Bill issues.

 

It is not possible to invest directly in an unmanaged index.

 

Performance quoted represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee or a reliable indicator of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than performance shown. Investment return and the principal value of an investment will fluctuate. Shares may be worth more or less than original cost when redeemed by authorized participants. Returns shown do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on Fund distributions or on the redemption of Fund shares. Differences in the Fund’s performance versus the index and related attribution information with respect to particular categories of securities or individual positions may be attributable, in part, to differences in the pricing methodologies used by the Fund and the index. Performance data current to the most recent month-end is available at www.pimcoetfs.com or via (888) 400-4ETF.

 

The Fund’s total annual operating expense ratio in effect as of period end was 0.36%. Details regarding any changes to the Fund’s operating expenses, subsequent to period end, can be found in the Fund’s current prospectus, as supplemented.

 

Investment Objective and Strategy Overview

 

PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active ESG Exchange-Traded Fund seeks maximum current income, consistent with preservation of capital and daily liquidity, while incorporating PIMCO’s ESG investment strategy. The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing under normal circumstances at least 80% of its net assets in a diversified portfolio of Fixed Income Instruments of varying maturities, which may be represented by forwards. “Fixed Income Instruments” include bonds, debt securities and other similar instruments issued by various U.S. and non-U.S. public- or private-sector entities. The Fund will not invest in the securities of any non-governmental issuer determined by PIMCO to be engaged principally in the manufacture of alcoholic beverages, tobacco products or military equipment, the operation of gambling casinos, the production or trade of pornographic materials, or in the oil industry, including extraction, production, and refining or the production, distribution of coal and coal fired generation. To the extent possible on the basis of information available to PIMCO, an issuer will be deemed to be principally engaged in an activity if it derives more than 10% of its gross revenues from such activities. Fund strategies may change from time to time. Please refer to the Fund’s current prospectus for more information regarding the Fund’s strategy.

 

Fund Insights at NAV

 

The following affected performance (on a gross basis) during the reporting period:

 

»   Select holdings of securitized credit contributed to relative performance, as holdings of collateralized loan obligations provided positive total return.

 

»   Holdings of investment grade corporate credit contributed to relative performance, as the asset class provided positive excess return.

 

»   Holdings of agency mortgage-backed securities (“MBS”) contributed to relative performance due to security selection within agency MBS.

 

»   Overweight exposure to U.S. duration on the 1-year and 3-year portions of the yield curve detracted from relative performance, as the yield curve flattened.

 

»   Holdings of government agency securities detracted from relative performance due to security selection within agency bonds.

 

»   There were no other material detractors for this Fund.

 

       
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PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active Exchange-Traded Fund

 

 
 
  Ticker Symbol - MINT

 

Cumulative Returns Through December 31, 2021

 

LOGO

 

$10,000 invested at the end of the month when the Fund commenced operations.

 

Allocation Breakdown as of December 31, 2021§

 

Corporate Bonds & Notes

    58.4%  

U.S. Government Agencies

    14.2%  

Asset-Backed Securities

    12.6%  

Non-Agency Mortgage-
Backed Securities

    7.5%  

Short-Term Instruments

    4.6%  

Sovereign Issues

    2.6%  

Municipal Bonds & Notes

    0.1%  
   

% of Investments, at value.

 

  § 

Allocation Breakdown and % of investments exclude securities sold short and financial derivative instruments, if any.

Average Annual Total Return for the period ended December 31, 2021

 
        6 Months*     1 Year     5 Year     10 Years     Fund Inception
(11/16/2009)
 
LOGO   PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active Exchange-Traded Fund (Based on Net Asset Value)     (0.15)%       0.00%       1.70%       1.48%       1.39%  
LOGO   PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active Exchange-Traded Fund (At Market Price)(1)     (0.15)%       (0.03)%       1.70%       1.46%       1.39%  
LOGO   FTSE 3-Month Treasury Bill Index±     0.02%       0.05%       1.11%       0.60%       0.51%¨  

 

All Fund returns are net of fees and expenses and include applicable fee waivers and/or expense limitations. Absent any applicable fee waivers and/or expense limitations, performance would have been lower and there can be no assurance that any such waivers or limitations will continue in the future.

 

* Cumulative return.

 

¨ Average annual total return since 11/30/2009.

 

Market Returns do not include brokerage commissions that may be payable on secondary market transactions. If brokerage commissions were included, market returns would be lower. Market and NAV returns assume that dividends and capital gain distributions have been reinvested in the Fund at market price and NAV, respectively.

 

(1) 

The market price is determined using the midpoint between the highest bid and the lowest offer on the listing exchange, as of the time that the Fund’s NAV is calculated.

 

± FTSE 3-Month Treasury Bill Index is an unmanaged index representing monthly return equivalents of yield averages of the last 3 month Treasury Bill issues.

 

It is not possible to invest directly in an unmanaged index.

 

Performance quoted represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee or a reliable indicator of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than performance shown. Investment return and the principal value of an investment will fluctuate. Shares may be worth more or less than original cost when redeemed by authorized participants. Returns shown do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on Fund distributions or on the redemption of Fund shares. Differences in the Fund’s performance versus the index and related attribution information with respect to particular categories of securities or individual positions may be attributable, in part, to differences in the pricing methodologies used by the Fund and the index. Performance data current to the most recent month-end is available at www.pimcoetfs.com or via (888) 400-4ETF.

 

The Fund’s total annual operating expense ratio in effect as of period end was 0.35%. Details regarding any changes to the Fund’s operating expenses, subsequent to period end, can be found in the Fund’s current prospectus, as supplemented.

 

Investment Objective and Strategy Overview

 

PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active Exchange-Traded Fund seeks maximum current income, consistent with preservation of capital and daily liquidity, by investing under normal circumstances at least 80% of its net assets in a diversified portfolio of Fixed Income Instruments of varying maturities, which may be represented by forwards. “Fixed Income Instruments” include bonds, debt securities and other similar instruments issued by various U.S. and non-U.S. public- or private-sector entities. The Fund primarily invests in U.S. dollar-denominated investment grade debt securities, rated Baa or higher by Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. (“Moody’s”), or equivalently rated by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (“S&P”) or Fitch, Inc. (“Fitch”), or, if unrated, determined by PIMCO to be of comparable quality. The Fund may invest, without limitation, in U.S. dollardenominated securities and instruments of foreign issuers. Fund strategies may change from time to time. Please refer to the Fund’s current prospectus for more information regarding the Fund’s strategy.

 

Fund Insights at NAV

 

The following affected performance (on a gross basis) during the reporting period:

 

»   Select holdings of securitized credit contributed to relative performance, as holdings of collateralized loan obligations provided positive total return.

 

»   Holdings of investment grade corporate credit contributed to relative performance, as the asset class provided positive excess return.

 

»   Holdings of government agency securities detracted from relative performance due to security selection within agency bonds.

 

»   Overweight exposure to U.S. duration on the 2-year and 3-year portions of the yield curve detracted from relative performance, as the yield curve flattened.

 

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PIMCO Intermediate Municipal Bond Active Exchange-Traded Fund

 

 
 
  Ticker Symbol - MUNI

 

Cumulative Returns Through December 31, 2021

 

LOGO

 

$10,000 invested at the end of the month when the Fund commenced operations.

 

Allocation Breakdown as of December 31, 2021§

 

Municipal Bonds & Notes

 

Health, Hospital & Nursing Home Revenue

    11.9%  

Electric Power & Light Revenue

    8.9%  

Ad Valorem Property Tax

    6.8%  

Water Revenue

    6.6%  

Natural Gas Revenue

    5.9%  

Tobacco Settlement Funded

    4.6%  

Income Tax Revenue

    4.1%  

Highway Revenue Tolls

    4.1%  

Industrial Revenue

    3.2%  

Miscellaneous Revenue

    3.1%  

Lease (Appropriation)

    2.8%  

Sales Tax Revenue

    2.7%  

College & University Revenue

    2.6%  

Fuel Sales Tax Revenue

    2.4%  

Port, Airport & Marina Revenue

    2.1%  

Appropriations

    2.0%  

General Fund

    1.8%  

Local or Guaranteed Housing

    1.8%  

Transit Revenue

    1.7%  

Nuclear Revenue

    1.7%  

Miscellaneous Taxes

    1.4%  

Sewer Revenue

    1.1%  

Other

    1.2%  

Short-Term Instruments

    15.5%  
   

% of Investments, at value.

  § 

Allocation Breakdown and % of investments exclude securities sold short and financial derivative instruments, if any.

 

Average Annual Total Return for the period ended December 31, 2021  
        6 Months*     1 Year     5 Year     10 Years     Fund Inception
(11/30/2009)
 
LOGO   PIMCO Intermediate Municipal Bond Active Exchange-Traded Fund (Based on Net Asset Value)     0.08%       0.79%       3.66%       2.82%       3.26%  
LOGO   PIMCO Intermediate Municipal Bond Active Exchange-Traded Fund (At Market Price)(1)     (0.08)%       0.68%       3.63%       2.80%       3.25%  
LOGO   Bloomberg 1-15 Year Municipal Bond Index±     0.29%       0.86%       3.57%       3.05%       3.48%  

 

All Fund returns are net of fees and expenses and include applicable fee waivers and/or expense limitations. Absent any applicable fee waivers and/or expense limitations, performance would have been lower and there can be no assurance that any such waivers or limitations will continue in the future.

 

* Cumulative return.

 

Market Returns do not include brokerage commissions that may be payable on secondary market transactions. If brokerage commissions were included, market returns would be lower. Market and NAV returns assume that dividends and capital gain distributions have been reinvested in the Fund at market price and NAV, respectively.

 

(1)

The market price is determined using the midpoint between the highest bid and the lowest offer on the listing exchange, as of the time that the Fund’s NAV is calculated.

 

± Bloomberg 1-15 Year Municipal Bond Index consists of a broad selection of investment grade general obligation and revenue bonds of maturities ranging from one year to 17 years. It is an unmanaged index representative of the tax exempt bond market.

 

It is not possible to invest directly in an unmanaged index.

 

Performance quoted represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee or a reliable indicator of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than performance shown. Investment return and the principal value of an investment will fluctuate. Shares may be worth more or less than original cost when redeemed by authorized participants. Returns shown do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on Fund distributions or on the redemption of Fund shares. Differences in the Fund’s performance versus the index and related attribution information with respect to particular categories of securities or individual positions may be attributable, in part, to differences in the pricing methodologies used by the Fund and the index. Performance data current to the most recent month-end is available at www.pimcoetfs.com or via (888) 400-4ETF.

 

The Fund’s total annual operating expense ratio in effect as of period end was 0.35%. Details regarding any changes to the Fund’s operating expenses, subsequent to period end, can be found in the Fund’s current prospectus, as supplemented.

 

Investment Objective and Strategy Overview

 

PIMCO Intermediate Municipal Bond Active Exchange-Traded Fund seeks attractive tax-exempt income, consistent with preservation of capital, by investing under normal circumstances at least 80% of its assets in a diversified portfolio of debt securities whose interest is, in the opinion of bond counsel for the issuer at the time of issuance, exempt from federal income tax (“Municipal Bonds”). Municipal Bonds generally are issued by or on behalf of states and local governments and their agencies, authorities and other instrumentalities. The Fund does not intend to invest in Municipal Bonds whose interest is subject to the federal alternative minimum tax. The Fund may only invest in U.S. dollar-denominated investment grade debt securities, rated Baa or higher by Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. (“Moody’s”), or equivalently rated by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (“S&P”) or Fitch, Inc. (“Fitch”), or, if unrated, determined by PIMCO to be of comparable quality. The Fund may invest 25% or more of its total assets in Municipal Bonds that finance similar projects, such as those relating to education, health care, housing, transportation, and utilities, and 25% or more of its total assets in industrial development bonds. Fund strategies may change from time to time. Please refer to the Fund’s current prospectus for more information regarding the Fund’s strategy.

 

Fund Insights at NAV

 

The following affected performance (on a gross basis) during the reporting period:

 

»   Yield curve strategies contributed to performance, as short term municipal yields rose and intermediate and long term yields fell.

 

»   A tactical exposure to treasury futures contributed to performance, as interest rates broadly rose.

 

»   Security selection within the tobacco sector contributed to performance, as our holdings outperformed the general municipal market.

 

»   Underweight exposure to the general obligation segment detracted from performance, as the segment outperformed the broad municipal market.

 

»   Underweight exposure to the lease-backed sector detracted from performance, as the sector outperformed the general municipal market.

 

»   Overweight exposure to the industrial revenue sector detracted from performance, as the sector underperformed the general municipal market.

 

       
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PIMCO Municipal Income Opportunities Active Exchange-Traded Fund

 

 
 
  Ticker Symbol - MINO

 

Allocation Breakdown as of December 31, 2021§

 

Municipal Bonds & Notes     90.5%    
Short-Term Instruments     9.5%          
   

% of Investments, at value.

 

  § 

Allocation Breakdown and % of investments exclude securities sold short and financial derivative instruments, if any.

 

A line graph is not included since the Fund has less than six months of performance.

 

Cumulative Total Return for the period ended December 31, 2021  
    Fund Inception
(09/08/2021)*
 
PIMCO Municipal Income Opportunities Active Exchange-Traded Fund (Based on Net Asset Value)     0.31%  
PIMCO Municipal Income Opportunities Active Exchange-Traded Fund (At Market Price)(1)     0.29%  
Bloomberg Municipal Bond Index±     0.03%  

 

All Fund returns are net of fees and expenses and include applicable fee waivers and/or expense limitations. Absent any applicable fee waivers and/or expense limitations, performance would have been lower and there can be no assurance that any such waivers or limitations will continue in the future.

 

* Cumulative return.

 

Market Returns do not include brokerage commissions that may be payable on secondary market transactions. If brokerage commissions were included, market returns would be lower. Market and NAV returns assume that dividends and capital gain distributions have been reinvested in the Fund at market price and NAV, respectively.

 

(1) 

The market price is determined using the midpoint between the highest bid and the lowest offer on the listing exchange, as of the time that the Fund’s NAV is calculated.

 

± Bloomberg Municipal Bond Index consists of a broad selection of investment-grade general obligation and revenue bonds of maturities ranging from one year to 30 years. It is an unmanaged index representative of the tax-exempt bond market. The index is made up of all investment grade municipal bonds issued after 12/31/90 having a remaining maturity of at least one year.

 

It is not possible to invest directly in an unmanaged index.

 

Performance quoted represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee or a reliable indicator of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than performance shown. Investment return and the principal value of an investment will fluctuate. Shares may be worth more or less than original cost when redeemed by authorized participants. Returns shown do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on Fund distributions or on the redemption of Fund shares. Differences in the Fund’s performance versus the index and related attribution information with respect to particular categories of securities or individual positions may be attributable, in part, to differences in the pricing methodologies used by the Fund and the index. Performance data current to the most recent month-end is available at www.pimcoetfs.com or via (888) 400-4ETF.

 

The Fund’s total annual operating expense ratio in effect as of period end was 0.54%. Details regarding any changes to the Fund’s operating expenses, subsequent to period end, can be found in the Fund’s current prospectus, as supplemented.

 

Investment Objective and Strategy Overview

 

PIMCO Municipal Income Opportunities Active Exchange-Traded Fund seeks current income exempt from federal income tax and long-term capital appreciation, by investing under normal circumstances at least 80% of its assets in debt securities whose interest is, in the opinion of bond counsel for the issuer at the time of issuance, exempt from federal income tax (“Municipal Bonds”). Municipal Bonds generally are issued by or on behalf of states and local governments and their agencies, authorities and other instrumentalities. Fund strategies may change from time to time. Please refer to the Fund’s current prospectus for more information regarding the Fund’s strategy.

 

Fund Insights at NAV

 

The following affected performance (on a gross basis) during the reporting period:

 

»   Yield curve strategies contributed to performance, as short term municipal yields rose and long and intermediate muni yields fell.

 

»   Security selection within the special tax sector contributed to performance, as our holdings outperformed the general municipal market.

 

»   Security selection within the industrial revenue sector contributed to performance, as our holdings outperformed the general municipal market.

 

»   Underweight exposure to the transportation sector detracted from performance, as the sector outperformed the general municipal market.

 

»   Underweight exposure to the water and sewer sector detracted from performance, as the sector outperformed the general municipal market.

 

»   Security selection within the housing sector detracted from performance, as our holdings underperformed the general municipal market.

 

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PIMCO Short Term Municipal Bond Active Exchange-Traded Fund

 

 
 
  Ticker Symbol - SMMU

 

Cumulative Returns Through December 31, 2021

 

LOGO

 

$10,000 invested at the end of the month when the Fund commenced operations.

 

Allocation Breakdown as of December 31, 2021§

 

Municipal Bonds & Notes

 

Ad Valorem Property Tax

    20.3%  

Health, Hospital & Nursing Home Revenue

    10.9%  

Electric Power & Light Revenue

    6.0%  

College & University Revenue

    5.9%  

Water Revenue

    4.8%  

Highway Revenue Tolls

    4.3%  

Natural Gas Revenue

    4.2%  

Sales Tax Revenue

    3.8%  

Appropriations

    3.5%  

Miscellaneous Revenue

    3.2%  

Tobacco Settlement Funded

    2.7%  

Income Tax Revenue

    2.7%  

General Fund

    2.6%  

Industrial Revenue

    1.6%  

Fuel Sales Tax Revenue

    1.5%  

Local or Guaranteed Housing

    1.5%  

Lease (Non-Terminable)

    1.4%  

Lease (Appropriation)

    1.3%  

Sewer Revenue

    1.3%  

Multiple Utility Revenue

    1.2%  

Lease Revenue

    1.2%  

Transit Revenue

    1.0%  

Other

    5.0%  

Short-Term Instruments

    7.8%  

U.S. Treasury Obligations

    0.3%  
   

% of Investments, at value.

 

  § 

Allocation Breakdown and % of investments exclude securities sold short and financial derivative instruments, if any.

 

Average Annual Total Return for the period ended December 31, 2021  
        6 Months*     1 Year     5 Year     10 Years     Fund Inception
(02/01/2010)
 
LOGO   PIMCO Short Term Municipal Bond Active Exchange-Traded Fund (Based on Net Asset Value)     (0.09)%       0.27%       1.97%       1.25%       1.31%  
LOGO   PIMCO Short Term Municipal Bond Active Exchange-Traded Fund (At Market Price)(1)     (0.16)%       0.17%       2.02%       1.25%       1.31%  
LOGO   Bloomberg 1-Year Municipal Bond Index±     0.00%        0.31%       1.44%       1.03%       1.08%  

 

All Fund returns are net of fees and expenses and include applicable fee waivers and/or expense limitations. Absent any applicable fee waivers and/or expense limitations, performance would have been lower and there can be no assurance that any such waivers or limitations will continue in the future.

 

* Cumulative return.

 

Market Returns do not include brokerage commissions that may be payable on secondary market transactions. If brokerage commissions were included, market returns would be lower. Market and NAV returns assume that dividends and capital gain distributions have been reinvested in the Fund at market price and NAV, respectively.

 

(1)

The market price is determined using the midpoint between the highest bid and the lowest offer on the listing exchange, as of the time that the Fund’s NAV is calculated.

 

± The Bloomberg 1-Year Municipal Bond Index is the 1 Year (1-2) component of the Municipal Bond Index. The Index is a rules-based, market-value-weighted index engineered for the long term tax-exempt bond market. To be included in the Index, bonds must be rated investment-grade (Baa3/BBB- or higher) by at least two of the following ratings agencies: Moody’s, S&P and Fitch. If only two of the three agencies rate the security, the lower rating is used to determine index eligibility. If only one of the three agencies rates a security, the rating must be investment-grade. They must have an outstanding par value of at least $7 million and be issued as part of a transaction of at least $75 million. The bonds must be fixed rate, have a dated-date after December 31, 1990, and must be at least one year from their maturity date. Remarketed issues, taxable municipal bonds, bonds with floating rates, and derivatives, are excluded from the benchmark.

 

It is not possible to invest directly in an unmanaged index.

 

Performance quoted represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee or a reliable indicator of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than performance shown. Investment return and the principal value of an investment will fluctuate. Shares may be worth more or less than original cost when redeemed by authorized participants. Returns shown do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on Fund distributions or on the redemption of Fund shares. Differences in the Fund’s performance versus the index and related attribution information with respect to particular categories of securities or individual positions may be attributable, in part, to differences in the pricing methodologies used by the Fund and the index. Performance data current to the most recent month-end is available at www.pimcoetfs.com or via (888) 400-4ETF.

 

The Fund’s total annual operating expense ratio in effect as of period end was 0.35%. Details regarding any changes to the Fund’s operating expenses, subsequent to period end, can be found in the Fund’s current prospectus, as supplemented.

 

Investment Objective and Strategy Overview

 

PIMCO Short Term Municipal Bond Active Exchange-Traded Fund seeks attractive tax-exempt income, consistent with preservation of capital, by investing under normal circumstances at least 80% of its assets in a diversified portfolio of debt securities whose interest is, in the opinion of bond counsel for the issuer at the time of issuance, exempt from federal income tax (“Municipal Bonds”). Municipal Bonds generally are issued by or on behalf of states and local governments and their agencies, authorities and other instrumentalities. The Fund does not intend to invest in Municipal Bonds whose interest is subject to the federal alternative minimum tax. The Fund may only invest in U.S. dollar-denominated investment grade debt securities, rated Baa or higher by Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. (“Moody’s”), or equivalently rated by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (“S&P”) or Fitch, Inc. (“Fitch”), or, if unrated, determined by PIMCO to be of comparable quality. The Fund may invest 25% or more of its total assets in Municipal Bonds that finance similar projects, such as those relating to education, health care, housing, transportation, and utilities, and 25% or more of its total assets in industrial development bonds. Fund strategies may change from time to time. Please refer to the Fund’s current prospectus for more information regarding the Fund’s strategy.

 

Fund Insights at NAV

 

The following affected performance (on a gross basis) during the reporting period:

 

»   Overweight exposure to the healthcare sector contributed to performance, as the sector outperformed the general municipal market.

 

»   Security selection within the special tax sector contributed to performance.

 

»   Yield curve strategies detracted from performance, as short term municipal yields rose and intermediate-long term yields fell.

 

»   Overweight exposure to the industrial revenue sector detracted from performance, as the sector underperformed the general municipal market.

 

»   Underweight exposure to the transportation sector detracted from performance, as the sector outperformed the general municipal market.

 

       
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Expense Examples              

 

Example

As a shareholder of a Fund, you incur two types of costs: (1) transaction costs, including brokerage commissions paid on purchases and sales of Fund shares and (2) ongoing costs, management fees and other Fund expenses. The Example is intended to help you understand your ongoing costs (in dollars) of investing in a Fund and to compare these costs with the ongoing costs of investing in other exchange-traded funds.

 

The Example is based on an investment of $1,000 invested at the beginning of the period and held for the entire period indicated, which for all Funds is from July 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021 unless noted otherwise in the table and footnotes below.

 

Actual Expenses

The information in the table under the heading “Actual” provides information about actual account values and actual expenses. You may use this information, together with the amount you invested, to estimate the expenses that you paid over the period. Simply divide your account value by $1,000 (for example, an $8,600 account value divided by $1,000 = 8.60), then multiply the result by the number in the column titled “Expenses Paid During Period” to estimate the expenses you paid on your account during this period.

 

Hypothetical Example for Comparison Purposes

The information in the table under the heading “Hypothetical (5% return before expenses)” provides information about hypothetical account values and hypothetical expenses based on a Fund’s actual expense ratio and an assumed rate of return of 5% per year before expenses, which is not the Fund’s actual return. The hypothetical account values and expenses may not be used to estimate the actual ending account balance or expenses you paid for the period. You may use this information to compare the ongoing costs of investing in a Fund and other exchange-traded funds. To do so, compare this 5% hypothetical example with the 5% hypothetical examples that appear in the shareholder reports of other exchange-traded funds.

 

Please note that the expenses shown in the table are meant to highlight your ongoing costs only and do not reflect any transactional costs, such as brokerage commissions paid on purchases and sales of shares of the Funds. Therefore, the information under the heading “Hypothetical (5% return before expenses)” is useful in comparing ongoing costs only, and will not help you determine the relative total costs of owning different exchange-traded funds. In addition, if these transactional costs were included, your costs would have been higher.

 

Expense ratios may vary period to period because of various factors, such as an increase in expenses not covered by the management fees (such as expenses of the independent trustees and their counsel, extraordinary expenses and interest expense).

 

         

Actual

          Hypothetical
(5% return before expenses)
              
          Beginning
Account Value
(07/01/21)
    Ending
Account Value
(12/31/21)
    Expenses Paid
During Period*
          Beginning
Account Value
(07/01/21)
    Ending
Account Value
(12/31/21)
    Expenses Paid
During Period*
          Net Annualized
Expense Ratio**
 

PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury Index

Exchange-Traded Fund

    $  1,000.00     $ 1,063.30     $ 0.79             $ 1,000.00     $ 1,024.72     $ 0.77               0.15
PIMCO 1-5 Year U.S. TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund       1,000.00        1,024.90        1.03                1,000.00        1,024.46        1.03               0.20  
PIMCO 15+ Year U.S. TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund       1,000.00       1,083.50       1.06               1,000.00       1,024.46       1.03               0.20  
PIMCO Broad U.S. TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund       1,000.00       1,040.80       1.04               1,000.00       1,024.46       1.03               0.20  

PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index

Exchange-Traded Fund

      1,000.00       1,007.30       2.81               1,000.00       1,022.68       2.83               0.55  

PIMCO Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index

Exchange-Traded Fund

      1,000.00       1,000.40       1.02               1,000.00       1,024.46       1.03               0.20  
PIMCO Active Bond Exchange-Traded Fund       1,000.00       1,000.90       2.80               1,000.00       1,022.68       2.83               0.55  
PIMCO Enhanced Low Duration Active Exchange-Traded Fund       1,000.00       994.60       2.49               1,000.00       1,022.98       2.53               0.49  
PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active ESG Exchange-Traded Fund       1,000.00       999.70       1.27               1,000.00       1,024.21       1.29               0.25  
PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active Exchange-Traded Fund       1,000.00       998.50       1.78               1,000.00       1,023.70       1.80               0.35  
PIMCO Intermediate Municipal Bond Active Exchange-Traded Fund       1,000.00       1,000.80       1.78               1,000.00       1,023.70       1.80               0.35  

PIMCO Municipal Income Opportunities Active

Exchange-Traded Fund(a)

      1,000.00       1,003.10       1.27               1,000.00       1,023.44       2.06               0.40  
PIMCO Short Term Municipal Bond Active Exchange-Traded Fund       1,000.00       999.10       1.78         1,000.00       1,023.70       1.80         0.35  

 

* Expenses Paid During Period are equal to the net annualized expense ratio for the class, multiplied by the average account value over the period, multiplied by 186/365 (to reflect the one-half year period).

 

** Net Annualized Expense Ratio is reflective of any applicable contractual fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements or voluntary fee waivers. Details regarding fee waivers, if any, can be found in Note 9, Fees and Expenses, in the Notes to Financial Statements.

 

(a) The Beginning Account Value is reflective as of 09/08/21 for Actual expense. Expenses paid in the Actual expense section are equal to the Net Annualized Expense Ratio for the Fund, multiplied by the average account value over the period, multiplied by 116/365 (to reflect the period since inception date of 09/08/21). Hypothetical expenses reflect an amount as if the Fund had been operational for the entire fiscal half year.

 

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Financial Highlights              

 

          Investment Operations     Less Distributions(c)  
                                                 
Selected Per Share Data for the Year or Period Ended^:   Net Asset
Value
Beginning
of Year
or Period(a)
    Net
Investment
Income (Loss)(b)
    Net
Realized/
Unrealized
Gain (Loss)
    Total     From Net
Investment
Income
    From Net
Realized
Capital
Gains
    Tax Basis
Return of
Capital
    Total  

PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury Index
Exchange-Traded Fund

               

07/01/2021 - 12/31/2021+

  $   145.38     $ 1.28     $ 7.85     $ 9.13     $   (1.83   $ 0.00     $ 0.00     $ (1.83

06/30/2021

    173.14       2.49       (27.75     (25.26     (2.50     0.00       0.00       (2.50

06/30/2020

    128.17       2.99       45.06       48.05       (3.08     0.00       0.00       (3.08

06/30/2019

    115.51       3.15       12.73       15.88       (3.22     0.00       0.00       (3.22

06/30/2018

    117.38       3.11       (1.85     1.26       (3.13     0.00       0.00       (3.13

06/30/2017

    135.43       3.10         (17.80       (14.70     (3.35     0.00       0.00       (3.35

PIMCO 1-5 Year U.S. TIPS Index
Exchange-Traded Fund

               

07/01/2021 - 12/31/2021+

  $ 55.05     $ 1.18     $ 0.18     $ 1.36     $ (1.36   $ 0.00     $ 0.00     $   (1.36

06/30/2021

    53.21       1.85       1.35       3.20       (1.36     0.00       0.00       (1.36

06/30/2020

    52.62       0.26       1.56       1.82       (1.07     0.00       (0.16     (1.23

06/30/2019

    51.76       0.97       0.64       1.61       (0.75     0.00       0.00       (0.75

06/30/2018

    52.18       1.04       (0.51     0.53       (0.95     0.00       0.00       (0.95

06/30/2017

    52.83       0.87       (0.87     0.00       (0.65     0.00       0.00       (0.65

PIMCO 15+ Year U.S. TIPS Index
Exchange-Traded Fund

               

07/01/2021 - 12/31/2021+

  $ 86.49     $ 2.05     $ 5.08     $ 7.13     $ (2.28   $ 0.00     $ 0.00     $ (2.28

06/30/2021

    83.31       2.10       2.85       4.95       (1.77     0.00       0.00       (1.77

06/30/2020

    69.61       0.19       15.22       15.41       (1.71     0.00       0.00       (1.71

06/30/2019

    67.57       1.58       1.72       3.30       (1.26     0.00       0.00       (1.26

06/30/2018

    65.64       2.03       1.79       3.82       (1.89     0.00       0.00       (1.89

06/30/2017

    69.55       1.80       (3.74     (1.94     (1.97     0.00       0.00       (1.97

PIMCO Broad U.S. TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund

               

07/01/2021 - 12/31/2021+

  $ 65.77     $ 1.58     $ 1.07     $ 2.65     $ (1.91   $   (0.54   $ 0.00     $ (2.45

06/30/2021

    63.20       2.07       1.89       3.96       (1.39     0.00       0.00       (1.39

06/30/2020

    59.46       0.22       4.82       5.04       (1.09     0.00       (0.21     (1.30

06/30/2019

    57.61       1.08       1.57       2.65       (0.80     0.00       0.00       (0.80

06/30/2018

    57.61       1.25       (0.07     1.18       (1.18     0.00       0.00       (1.18

06/30/2017

    59.09       1.10       (1.61     (0.51     (0.97     0.00       0.00       (0.97

PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index
Exchange-Traded Fund

               

07/01/2021 - 12/31/2021+

  $ 99.99     $ 1.59     $ (0.87   $ 0.72     $ (1.93   $ 0.00     $ 0.00     $ (1.93

06/30/2021

    91.45       3.70       9.16       12.86       (4.32     0.00       0.00       (4.32

06/30/2020

    100.71       4.08       (8.54     (4.46     (4.80     0.00       0.00       (4.80

06/30/2019

    100.07       4.63       0.90       5.53       (4.89     0.00       0.00       (4.89

06/30/2018

    101.62       4.44       (1.28     3.16       (4.71     0.00       0.00       (4.71

06/30/2017

    96.65       4.60       5.66       10.26       (5.29     0.00       0.00       (5.29

PIMCO Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index
Exchange-Traded Fund

               

07/01/2021 - 12/31/2021+

  $ 114.60     $ 1.32     $ (1.27   $ 0.05     $ (1.57   $ (0.08   $ 0.00     $ (1.65

06/30/2021

    114.04       2.92       0.79       3.71       (3.01     (0.14     0.00       (3.15

06/30/2020

    107.27       3.40       6.88       10.28       (3.51     0.00       0.00       (3.51

06/30/2019

    100.41       3.44       6.96       10.40       (3.54     0.00       0.00       (3.54

06/30/2018

    104.90       3.31       (4.43     (1.12     (3.31     (0.06     0.00       (3.37

06/30/2017

    105.72       3.11       (0.86     2.25       (3.07     0.00       0.00       (3.07

PIMCO Active Bond Exchange-Traded Fund

               

07/01/2021 - 12/31/2021+

  $ 111.01     $ 1.20     $ (1.09   $ 0.11     $ (1.65   $ 0.00     $ 0.00     $ (1.65

06/30/2021

    111.39       2.27       0.16       2.43       (2.81     0.00       0.00       (2.81

06/30/2020

    107.54       2.88       4.42       7.30       (3.45     0.00       0.00       (3.45

06/30/2019

    103.19       3.54       4.49       8.03       (3.68     0.00       0.00       (3.68

06/30/2018

    106.07       3.17       (2.73     0.44       (3.06     0.00       (0.26     (3.32

06/30/2017

    107.31         2.88       (0.80     2.08       (2.48     0.00         (0.84     (3.32

 

       
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            Ratios/Supplemental Data  
                  Ratios to Average Net Assets        
Net Asset
Value End
of Year or
Period(a)
    Total
Return(d)
    Net Assets
End of Year
or Period
(000s)
    Expenses     Expenses
Excluding
Waivers
    Expenses
Excluding
Interest
Expense
    Expenses
Excluding
Interest
Expense and
Waivers
    Net
Investment
Income (Loss)
    Portfolio
Turnover
Rate(e)
 
 

    

    

 

 

               
$   152.68       6.33   $ 400,023       0.15 %*      0.15 %*      0.15 %*      0.15 %*      1.66 %*      6
  145.38       (14.70     395,447       0.15       0.15       0.15       0.15       1.59       25  
  173.14       37.97       375,713       0.15       0.15       0.15       0.15       1.98       14  
  128.17       14.17       265,315       0.15       0.15       0.15       0.15       2.79       21  
  115.51       1.08       164,028       0.15       0.15       0.15       0.15       2.71       19  
  117.38       (10.88     166,683       0.15       0.15       0.15       0.15       2.53       14  
 

    

    

 

 

               
$   55.05       2.49   $ 1,385,627       0.20 %*      0.20 %*      0.20 %*      0.20 %*      4.21 %*      9
  55.05       6.07       972,716       0.20       0.20       0.20       0.20       3.40       26  
  53.21       3.52       628,978       0.20       0.20       0.20       0.20       0.49       30  
  52.62       3.17       748,304       0.20       0.20       0.20       0.20       1.89       36  
  51.76       1.02       826,530       0.20       0.20       0.20       0.20       2.01       32  
  52.18       0.00       1,136,011       0.20       0.20       0.20       0.20       1.64       38  
 

    

    

 

 

               
$   91.34       8.35   $ 992,870       0.20 %*      0.20 %*      0.20 %*      0.20 %*      4.49 %*      2
  86.49       6.00       602,828       0.20       0.20       0.20       0.20       2.46       4  
  83.31       22.47       614,024       0.20       0.20       0.20       0.20       0.25       9  
  69.61       5.06       178,903       0.20       0.20       0.20       0.20       2.45       6  
  67.57       5.88       254,745       0.20       0.20       0.20       0.20       3.05       10  
  65.64       (2.82     148,992       0.20       0.20       0.20       0.20       2.66       16  
                        
$ 65.97       4.08   $ 246,055       0.20 %*      0.20 %*      0.20 %*      0.20 %*      4.67 %*      76
  65.77       6.31       176,261       0.20       0.20       0.20       0.20       3.19       5  
  63.20       8.61       61,936       0.20       0.20       0.20       0.20       0.35       10  
  59.46       4.69       52,327       0.20       0.20       0.20       0.20       1.89       9  
  57.61       2.07       50,695       0.21       0.21       0.21       0.21       2.18       8  
  57.61       (0.87     70,864       0.20       0.20       0.20       0.20       1.88       8  
 

    

    

 

 

               
$ 98.78       0.73   $ 1,797,771       0.55 %*      0.55 %*      0.55 %*      0.55 %*      3.15 %*      30
  99.99       14.35       2,239,839       0.55       0.55       0.55       0.55       3.81       65  
  91.45       (4.56     1,156,826       0.56       0.56       0.55       0.55       4.22       36  
  100.71       5.71       1,460,224       0.56       0.56       0.55       0.55       4.66       27  
  100.07       3.18       1,666,164       0.56       0.56       0.55       0.55       4.41       42  
  101.62       10.88       1,824,151       0.55       0.55       0.55       0.55       4.58       43  
 

    

    

 

 

               
$ 113.00       0.04   $ 811,317       0.20 %*      0.20 %*      0.20 %*      0.20 %*      2.26 %*      19
  114.60       3.29       794,189       0.20       0.20       0.20       0.20       2.55       21  
  114.04       9.76       659,123       0.20       0.20       0.20       0.20       3.10       18  
  107.27       10.65       797,018       0.20       0.20       0.20       0.20       3.41       27  
  100.41       (1.12     756,084       0.20       0.20       0.20       0.20       3.20       10  
  104.90       2.19       737,459       0.20       0.20       0.20       0.20       2.97       7  
                        
$ 109.47       0.09   $   4,387,534       0.55 %*      0.55 %*      0.55 %*      0.55 %*      2.12 %*      141
  111.01       2.20       4,282,895       0.55       0.55       0.55       0.55       2.04       273  
  111.39       6.92       3,400,704       0.57       0.57       0.55       0.55       2.65       146  
  107.54       7.99       2,422,925       0.73       0.73       0.55       0.55       3.42       155  
  103.19       0.41       2,072,132       0.76       0.76       0.55       0.55       3.03       142  
  106.07       2.00       2,039,657       0.61       0.61       0.55       0.55       2.70       569  

 

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          Investment Operations     Less Distributions(c)  
                                                 
Selected Per Share Data for the Year or Period Ended^:   Net Asset
Value
Beginning
of Year
or Period(a)
    Net
Investment
Income (Loss)(b)
    Net
Realized/
Unrealized
Gain (Loss)
    Total     From Net
Investment
Income
    From Net
Realized
Capital
Gains
    Tax Basis
Return of
Capital
    Total  

PIMCO Enhanced Low Duration Active
Exchange-Traded Fund

               

07/01/2021 - 12/31/2021+

  $ 101.78     $ 0.46     $ (1.01   $ (0.55   $ (0.46   $ 0.00     $   0.00     $ (0.46

06/30/2021

    101.79       1.16       0.43       1.59       (1.60     0.00       0.00       (1.60

06/30/2020

    100.15       2.61       2.06       4.67       (3.03     0.00       0.00       (3.03

06/30/2019

    99.61       2.96       0.62       3.58       (3.04     0.00       0.00       (3.04

06/30/2018

    101.02       2.51       (1.42     1.09       (2.50     0.00       0.00       (2.50

06/30/2017

    100.23       2.17       0.35       2.52       (1.73     0.00       0.00       (1.73

PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active ESG
Exchange-Traded Fund

               

07/01/2021 - 12/31/2021+

  $   100.66     $   0.21     $   (0.24   $   (0.03   $   (0.36   $   (0.08   $ 0.00     $   (0.44

06/30/2021

    100.64       0.74       0.26       1.00       (0.98     0.00       0.00       (0.98

12/10/2019 - 06/30/2020

    100.00       1.04       0.49       1.53       (0.89     0.00       0.00       (0.89

PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active
Exchange-Traded Fund

               

07/01/2021 - 12/31/2021+

  $ 101.99     $ 0.20     $ (0.34   $ (0.14   $ (0.25   $ (0.01   $ 0.00     $ (0.26

06/30/2021

    101.65       0.52       0.39       0.91       (0.57     0.00       0.00       (0.57

06/30/2020

    101.75       2.06       0.15       2.21       (2.31     0.00       0.00       (2.31

06/30/2019

    101.58       2.73       0.11       2.84       (2.67     0.00       0.00       (2.67

06/30/2018

    101.74       1.95       (0.23     1.72       (1.85     (0.03     0.00       (1.88

06/30/2017

    101.14       1.45       0.61       2.06       (1.46     0.00       0.00       (1.46

PIMCO Intermediate Municipal Bond Active
Exchange-Traded Fund

               

07/01/2021 - 12/31/2021+

  $ 56.72     $ 0.45     $ (0.40   $ 0.05     $ (0.53   $ 0.00     $ 0.00     $ (0.53

06/30/2021

    55.73       0.97       1.00       1.97       (0.98     0.00       0.00       (0.98

06/30/2020

    54.77       1.24       0.96       2.20       (1.24     0.00       0.00       (1.24

06/30/2019

    52.84       1.40       1.93       3.33       (1.40     0.00       0.00       (1.40

06/30/2018

    53.48       1.30       (0.64     0.66       (1.30     0.00       0.00       (1.30

06/30/2017

    55.11       1.25       (1.64     (0.39     (1.24     0.00       0.00       (1.24

PIMCO Municipal Income Opportunities Active
Exchange-Traded Fund

               

09/08/2021 - 12/31/2021+

  $ 50.00     $ 0.15     $ 0.01     $ 0.16     $ (0.15   $ 0.00     $ 0.00     $ (0.15

PIMCO Short Term Municipal Bond Active
Exchange-Traded Fund

               

07/01/2021 - 12/31/2021+

  $ 51.41     $ 0.13     $ (0.17   $ (0.04   $ (0.15   $ 0.00     $ 0.00     $ (0.15

06/30/2021

    51.04       0.42       0.42       0.84       (0.47     0.00       0.00       (0.47

06/30/2020

    50.53       0.81       0.51       1.32       (0.81     0.00       0.00       (0.81

06/30/2019

    49.91       0.95       0.61       1.56       (0.94     0.00       0.00       (0.94

06/30/2018

    50.25       0.77       (0.35     0.42       (0.76     0.00       0.00       (0.76

06/30/2017

    50.65       0.60       (0.41     0.19       (0.59     0.00       0.00       (0.59

 

^

A zero balance may reflect actual amounts rounding to less than $0.01 or 0.01%.

+

Unaudited

*

Annualized, except for organizational expense, if any.

(a) 

Includes adjustments required by U.S. GAAP and may differ from net asset values and performance reported elsewhere by the Funds.

(b) 

Per share amounts based on average number of shares outstanding during the year or period.

(c) 

The tax characterization of distributions is determined in accordance with Federal income tax regulations. The actual tax characterization of distributions paid is determined at the end of the fiscal year. See Note 2, Distributions to Shareholders, in the Notes to Financial Statements for more information.

(d) 

Includes adjustments required by U.S. GAAP and may differ from net asset values and performance reported elsewhere by the Funds. Additionally, excludes initial sales charges and contingent deferred sales charges.

(e) 

Portfolio turnover rate excludes securities received or delivered from in-kind processing of creation or redemptions.

(f) 

Effective May 8, 2017, the Fund’s Management fees was decreased by 0.09% to an annual rate of 0.46%.

 

       
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            Ratios/Supplemental Data  
                  Ratios to Average Net Assets        
Net Asset
Value End
of Year or
Period(a)
    Total
Return(d)
    Net Assets
End of Year
or Period
(000s)
    Expenses     Expenses
Excluding
Waivers
    Expenses
Excluding
Interest
Expense
    Expenses
Excluding
Interest
Expense and
Waivers
    Net
Investment
Income (Loss)
    Portfolio
Turnover
Rate(e)
 
 

    

    

 

 

               
$   100.77       (0.54 )%    $ 1,191,132       0.49 %*      0.49 %*      0.47 %*      0.47 %*      0.88 %*      78
  101.78       1.57       1,129,706       0.47       0.49       0.44       0.46       1.13       73  
  101.79       4.77       496,743       0.49       0.56       0.39       0.46       2.61       378  
  100.15       3.66       352,514       0.79       0.86       0.39       0.46       2.98       1,613  
  99.61       1.09       157,382