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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
  • Inception Date

    10/16/2018
  • ETF Structure

    Physical
  • Administrator

    Van Eck Associates
  • Index Ticker

    MVESPOTR
  • Index Rebalancing

    Quarterly

 
as of 06/24/22

  • 30-Day SEC Yield1

    0.23%
  • Total Net Assets

    $360.3M
  • Number of Holdings

    25
  • Options

    Available
  • Gross Expense Ratio2

    0.55%
  • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

    0.55%
  • Distribution Frequency

    Annual
  • Next Distribution Date

    12/16/2022

Morningstar™ Ratings3
as of 05/31/2022

Category Overall 3 Year
Technology
4 stars of 213 funds
4 stars of 213 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

    7,050,000
  • Estimated Cash

    ESPOEU
  • Total Cash

    ESPOTC
  • CUSIP

    92189F114
  • ISIN

    US92189F1140
Source: Bloomberg

Fees and Expenses2

  • Management Fee

    0.50%
  • Other Expenses

    0.05%
  • Gross Expense Ratio

    0.55%
  • Fee Waivers and
    Expense Reimbursement

    --
  • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

    0.55%

2Expenses for ESPO are capped contractually at 0.55% until February 1, 2023. 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 06/24/22

NAV/
Market
Price
Volume
30-Day Avg./
Last Trading Day
Daily Change
NAV/
Last Price
YTD Change NAV/
Last Price
Premium/
Discount
30-Day
Median
Bid Ask
Spread
NAV
Chart
ESPO $51.10
$51.02
59,460
29,141
$1.61 / +3.25%
$1.65 / +3.34%
-22.90%
-22.98%
$-0.08
-0.16%
0.23%

Premium/Discount History as of 06/24/22

Calendar Year 2021 2Q 2021 3Q 2021 4Q 2021 1Q 2022 Premium/Discount Charts NAV & Prem/Discount History
Days closed at a premium 85 22 5 14 8
ESPO Days closed at NAV 7 3 1 2 0
Days closed at a discount 160 38 58 48 54

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) 4.65 -13.56 -20.92 -23.39 19.76 -- -- 16.90
ESPO (Share Price) 4.88 -13.51 -20.88 -23.43 19.60 -- -- 16.90
MVESPOTR (Index)** 4.37 -13.07 -20.60 -22.89 20.44 -- -- 17.86
Performance Differential (NAV - Index) 0.28 -0.49 -0.32 -0.50 -0.68 -- -- -0.96
  1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
10/16/18
ESPO (NAV) -3.94 -12.11 -12.11 -11.72 24.08 -- -- 21.44
ESPO (Share Price) -4.14 -12.30 -12.30 -12.19 23.80 -- -- 21.34
MVESPOTR (Index)** -3.24 -11.62 -11.62 -10.38 25.02 -- -- 22.54
Performance Differential (NAV - Index) -0.70 -0.49 -0.49 -1.34 -0.94 -- -- -1.10

Top 10 Holdings (%) as of 05/31/22 Daily Holdings

Total Holdings: 24
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Holding Name
Ticker
Shares
Market Value
(US$)
% of Net
Assets
Tencent Holdings Ltd
700 HK
631,600
28,881,791 7.99
Nvidia Corp
NVDA US
135,029
25,212,615 6.97
Netease Inc
NTES US
241,188
25,018,431 6.92
Advanced Micro Devices Inc
AMD US
244,855
24,940,930 6.90
Activision Blizzard Inc
ATVI US
312,370
24,327,376 6.73
Take-Two Interactive Software Inc
TTWO US
188,056
23,418,614 6.48
Electronic Arts Inc
EA US
154,734
21,453,869 5.93
Nintendo Co Ltd
7974 JP
46,900
20,954,955 5.79
Nexon Co Ltd
3659 JP
756,000
18,646,956 5.16
Sea Ltd
SE US
223,076
18,439,462 5.10
Top 10 Total (%) 63.96
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Country Weightings (%) as of 05/31/22

  • Country

    % of Net Assets
  • United States

    38.46
  • Japan

    23.52
  • China

    18.86
  • Taiwan Region

    7.28
  • South Korea

    4.23
  • France

    3.29
  • Sweden

    3.17
  • Poland

    1.07
  • Other/Cash

    0.11

Sector Weightings (%) as of 05/31/22

  • Sector

    % of Net Assets
  • Communication Services

    76.8
  • Information Technology

    18.3
  • Consumer Discretionary

    4.9
  • Other/Cash

    0.1