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ESPO
VanEck Video Gaming and eSports ETF

Market Updates*

  • Mobile gaming continues to dominate industry revenues and provide the most growth by segment (compared to PC and console).High demand for next-gen console sales into 2021 should provide an overall favorable backdrop for the video game industry.
  • M&A activity from tech conglomerates may continue as these companies look to position themselves favorably in the gaming landscape. They have been purchasing development studios and esports-related businesses to boost their offerings.
  • We currently see “return to normalcy” risks and valuation risks for video game companies, but we believe supportive long-term trends are still in place around consumer demand for interactive digital entertainment, cord-cutting and demographics.

Learn More | Playing the Rise in Video Game M&As

1Source: SuperData, a Nielsen Company.

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 09/24/21

  • 30-Day SEC Yield1

    -0.05%
  • Total Net Assets

    $652.9M
  • Number of Holdings

    26
  • Options

    Available
  • Gross Expense Ratio2

    0.58%
  • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

    0.55%
  • Distribution Frequency

    Annual

Fundamentals
as of 08/31/21

  • Weighted Average Market Cap

    $141.7B
  • Price/Earnings Ratio
    (Last 12 Months)*

    26.27
  • Price/Book Ratio
    (Last 12 Months)*

    5.68

Market Capitalization (%)
as of 08/31/21

  • Capitalization

    % of Net
    Assets ($)
  • Large (>$5.0B)

    96.6%
  • Mid ($1.0 - $5.0B)

    3.3%
  • Small (<$1.0B)

    0.0%

3-YR Risk Measures

  • Beta vs. S&P 500 Index

    --
  • Correlation vs. S&P 500 Index

    --
  • Volatility (Standard Deviation)

    --
  • Sharpe Ratio

    --

Source: VanEck, FactSet.

Beta is a measure of sensitivity to market movements. Correlation measures the extent of linear association between the ETF performance and the index performance. Volatility is the annualized standard deviation of the ETF's monthly returns. Sharpe ratio measures risk-adjusted return, and represents the ETF's return less the risk free rate divided by the standard deviation. See S&P 500 Index definition.5

Country Weightings (%) as of 08/31/21

  • Country

    % of Net Assets
  • United States

    46.98
  • Japan

    17.47
  • China

    15.83
  • Taiwan

    10.11
  • South Korea

    3.95
  • Sweden

    2.72
  • France

    1.68
  • Poland

    1.22
  • Other/Cash

    0.04

Portfolio Composition (%)
as of 09/23/21

  • % of Net Assets
  • Stocks

    100.00
  • Bonds

    0.00
  • Other

    0.00
  • Cash

    0.00

Sector Weightings (%) as of 08/31/21

  • Sector

    % of Net Assets
  • Communication Services

    66.2
  • Information Technology

    29.3
  • Consumer Discretionary

    4.4
  • Other/Cash

    0.0

Currency Exposure (%)
as of 08/31/21

  • U.S. Dollar

    63.70
  • Japanese Yen

    17.47
  • Hong Kong Dollar

    7.76
  • South Korean Won

    3.95
  • Swedish Krona

    2.72
  • Euro

    1.68
  • Taiwan Dollar

    1.45
  • Polish Zloty

    1.22
  • Other/Cash

    0.04