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ESPO
VanEck Video Gaming and eSports ETF

Fund Description

VanEck Video Gaming and eSports ETF (ESPO®) seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the MVIS® Global Video Gaming and eSports Index (MVESPOTR), which is intended to track the overall performance of companies involved in video game development, esports, and related hardware and software.

 
 

  • Fund Ticker

    ESPO
  • Exchange

    NASDAQ
  • ETF Structure

    Physical
  • Administrator

    Van Eck Associates
  • Custodian

    State Street Bank and Trust Company
  • Index Ticker

    MVESPOTR
  • Index Rebalancing

    Quarterly

 
as of 01/27/22

  • 30-Day SEC Yield1

    0.17%
  • Total Net Assets

    $501.7M
  • Number of Holdings

    25
  • Options

    Available
  • Gross Expense Ratio2

    0.58%
  • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

    0.55%
  • Distribution Frequency

    Annual

Morningstar™ Ratings3
as of 12/31/2021

Category Overall 3 Year
Technology
4 stars of 214 funds
4 stars of 214 funds

Key Points

  • Competitive video gaming audience expected to reach 495 million people globally in 20206

  • Esports revenue growth has increased almost 28% yearly since 2015, supported by a young, affluent audience7

  • Companies must derive at least 50% of total revenues from video gaming and/or esports to be initially eligible for the Index

Trading Information

  • Fund Ticker

    ESPO
  • Index Total Return Ticker

    MVESPOTR
  • NAV

    ESPONV
  • Intraday NAV (IIV)4

    ESPOIV
  • Shares Outstanding

    8,550,000
  • Estimated Cash

    ESPOEU
  • Total Cash

    ESPOTC
  • CUSIP

    92189F114
  • ISIN

    US92189F1140
Source: Bloomberg

Fees and Expenses2

  • Management Fee

    0.50%
  • Other Expenses

    0.08%
  • Gross Expense Ratio

    0.58%
  • Fee Waivers and
    Expense Reimbursement

    -0.03%
  • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

    0.55%
2Expenses for ESPO are capped contractually at 0.55% until February 1, 2022. Cap excludes acquired fund fees and expenses, interest expense, trading expenses, taxes and extraordinary expenses.

Investment Professionals

  • Portfolio Manager and Head of Equity ETFs
  • Oversees the Equity ETF Investment Management Team including development and management of index replication and optimization strategies
  • Joined VanEck in 2005
  • CFA charterholder; member of the CFA Society New York
  • BA, Mathematics and Economics, New York University
  • Portfolio Manager and Analyst for Equity ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2007
  • Prior to his current role, held a portfolio administration position at VanEck
  • Previously, Portfolio Analyst at Evaluation Associates
  • BS, Business Administration (concentration in Financial Analysis), State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Analyst for Equity ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2018
  • Prior to joining VanEck, ETF Basket Operations Analyst at JPMorgan
  • BS, Finance, Providence College
  • Analyst for Equity ETFs
  • Joined VanEck in 2019
  • Prior to VanEck, Intermediate Representative, Exchange Traded Funds at BNY Mellon.
  • BS, Accounting, Hunter College

Prices as of 01/27/22

NAV/
Market Price
Volume
30-Day Avg./
Last Trading Day
Daily Change
NAV/
Last Price
YTD Change
NAV/
Last Price
Premium/
Discount
Prem/Discount
Distribution Charts
NAV &
Prem/Discount
History
30-Day
Median
Bid Ask
Spread
NAV
Chart
ESPO $58.68
$58.48
100,316
66,379
-$1.36 / -2.27%
$-1.37 / -2.29%
-11.47%
-11.71%
$-0.20
-0.33%
0.21%

Premium/Discount History as of 01/27/22

Calendar Year 2020 1Q 2021 2Q 2021 3Q 2021 4Q 2021 Premium/Discount Charts NAV & Prem/Discount History
Days closed at a premium 216 44 22 5 14
ESPO Days closed at NAV 3 1 3 1 2
Days closed at a discount 34 16 38 58 48


Performance History: Average Annual Total Returns* (%)

1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
10/16/18
ESPO (NAV) -5.96 5.26 -2.09 -2.09 36.70 -- -- 28.33
ESPO (Share Price) -6.20 5.28 -2.25 -2.25 36.79 -- -- 28.30
MVESPOTR (Index)** -5.88 5.32 -1.32 -1.32 37.47 -- -- 29.35
Performance Differential (NAV - Index) -0.08 -0.06 -0.77 -0.77 -0.77 -- -- -1.02
1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
10/16/18
ESPO (NAV) -5.96 5.26 -2.09 -2.09 36.70 -- -- 28.33
ESPO (Share Price) -6.20 5.28 -2.25 -2.25 36.79 -- -- 28.30
MVESPOTR (Index)** -5.88 5.32 -1.32 -1.32 37.47 -- -- 29.35
Performance Differential (NAV - Index) -0.08 -0.06 -0.77 -0.77 -0.77 -- -- -1.02

Top 10 Holdings (%) as of 12/31/21 Daily Holdings

Total Holdings: 25
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Holding Name
Ticker
Shares
Market Value
(US$)
% of Net
Assets
Tencent Holdings Ltd
700 HK
848,300
49,507,177 8.16
Nvidia Corp
NVDA US
159,630
46,948,779 7.74
Advanced Micro Devices Inc
AMD US
306,069
44,043,329 7.26
Nintendo Co Ltd
7974 JP
81,400
38,042,229 6.27
Activision Blizzard Inc
ATVI US
535,727
35,641,917 5.88
Sea Ltd
SE US
156,946
35,110,390 5.79
Netease Inc
NTES US
330,224
33,610,199 5.54
Electronic Arts Inc
EA US
226,139
29,827,734 4.92
Take-Two Interactive Software Inc
TTWO US
167,560
29,778,763 4.91
Bandai Namco Holdings Inc
7832 JP
349,200
27,273,744 4.50
Top 10 Total (%) 60.98
These are not recommendations to buy or to sell any security. Securities and holdings may vary.

Country Weightings (%) as of 12/31/21

  • Country

    % of Net Assets
  • United States

    41.31
  • Japan

    20.17
  • China

    18.90
  • Taiwan Region

    7.87
  • South Korea

    5.13
  • Sweden

    2.48
  • France

    2.47
  • Poland

    1.62
  • Other/Cash

    0.06

Sector Weightings (%) as of 12/31/21

  • Sector

    % of Net Assets
  • Communication Services

    74.0
  • Information Technology

    21.5
  • Consumer Discretionary

    4.5
  • Other/Cash

    0.1