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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 11/25/22

  • 30-Day SEC Yield1

    0.47%
  • Total Net Assets

    $260.6M
  • 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

Fund Highlights

  • 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

    5,950,000
  • 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.

Morningstar™ Ratings3 as of 08/31/2022

Category Overall 3 Year
Technology

Morningstar Ratings: When applicable, ratings shown when the ETF is rated three stars or more for any given period. For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads, and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.) The Overall Morningstar Rating for a fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five- and ten-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics.

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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
  • 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 11/25/22

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 $43.80
$43.69
46,627
12,806
$-0.36 / -0.82%
$-0.35 / -0.79%
-33.91%
-34.04%
$-0.11
-0.26%
0.32%

Premium/Discount History as of 11/25/22

Calendar Year 2021 4Q 2021 1Q 2022 2Q 2022 3Q 2022 Premium/Discount Charts NAV & Prem/Discount History
ESPO Days closed at a premium 85 14 8 11 10
Days closed at NAV 7 2 0 3 0
Days closed at a discount 160 48 54 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) -1.60 -20.37 -39.63 -40.23 6.58 -- -- 7.59
ESPO (Share Price) -1.63 -20.14 -39.70 -40.23 6.42 -- -- 7.54
MVESPOTR (Index)** -1.63 -20.12 -39.02 -39.51 7.38 -- -- 8.54
Performance Differential (NAV - Index) 0.03 -0.25 -0.61 -0.72 -0.80 -- -- -0.95
  1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
10/16/18
ESPO (NAV) -14.11 -14.35 -38.65 -35.42 7.70 -- -- 8.19
ESPO (Share Price) -14.06 -14.85 -38.71 -35.47 7.60 -- -- 8.15
MVESPOTR (Index)** -14.20 -13.56 -38.01 -34.71 8.55 -- -- 9.18
Performance Differential (NAV - Index) 0.09 -0.79 -0.64 -0.71 -0.85 -- -- -0.99

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

Daily Holdings
Total Holdings: 25
Holding Name
Ticker
Shares
Market Value
(US$)
% of Net
Assets
Nvidia Corp
NVDA US
165,212
22,298,664 8.92
Activision Blizzard Inc
ATVI US
236,860
17,243,408 6.90
Nintendo Co Ltd
7974 JP
423,400
17,196,595 6.88
Tencent Holdings Ltd
700 HK
570,600
14,993,145 6.00
Advanced Micro Devices Inc
AMD US
249,026
14,956,502 5.98
Roblox Corp
RBLX US
319,094
14,276,266 5.71
Electronic Arts Inc
EA US
112,789
14,206,902 5.68
Aristocrat Leisure Ltd
ALL AU
550,306
13,057,946 5.22
Bandai Namco Holdings Inc
7832 JP
190,600
12,604,293 5.04
Take-Two Interactive Software Inc
TTWO US
105,693
12,522,507 5.01
Top 10 Total (%) 61.33
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Country Weightings (%)
as of 10/31/22

Country % of Net Assets
United States 42.03
Japan 24.03
China 13.13
Taiwan Region 6.37
Australia 5.22
South Korea 3.32
Sweden 2.38
France 2.22
Poland 1.44
Other/Cash -0.13

Sector Weightings (%)
as of 10/31/22

Sector % of Net Assets
Communication Services 69.07
Information Technology 20.80
Consumer Discretionary 10.26
Other/Cash -0.13

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