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VanEck Vectors Video Gaming and eSports ETF

  • VanEck Vectors Video Gaming and eSports ETF (ESPO) has outperformed the S&P 500 during the downturn proving it was well suited for a stay-at-home scenario, as of 4/15/20.
  • The recent spike in gaming is an acceleration of trends that have been in place for years.
  • Video game publishers are poised to benefit most from esports phenomenon.
  • Video gaming is a global diversified industry by game and by region with both developed and emerging markets consumers.

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Replay: Video Gaming and Esports: Ready for Its Moment

Fund Profile: Get in the Game

Fund Description

VanEck Vectors® 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 05/29/20

  • 30-Day SEC Yield1

    0.04%
  • Total Net Assets

    $224.4M
  • Number of Holdings

    25
  • Options

    Available
  • Gross Expense Ratio2

    0.99%
  • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

    0.55%
  • Distribution Frequency

    Annual

Key Points

  • Competitive video gaming audience expected to reach 454 million people globally in 20197

  • Esports revenue growth has increased almost 28% yearly since 2015, supported by a young, affluent audience8

  • 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

    4,750,000
  • Estimated Cash

    ESPOEU
  • Total Cash

    ESPOTC
  • CUSIP

    92189F114
  • ISIN

    US92189F1140
Source: Bloomberg

Fees and Expenses2

  • Management Fee

    0.50%
  • Other Expenses

    0.49%
  • Gross Expense Ratio

    0.99%
  • Fee Waivers and
    Expense Reimbursement

    -0.44%
  • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

    0.55%
2Expenses for ESPO are capped contractually at 0.55% until February 1, 2021. Cap excludes acquired fund fees and expenses, interest expense, trading expenses, taxes and extraordinary expenses.

Prices as of 05/29/20

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 $47.23
$47.39
114,684
131,345
$1.42 / +3.09%
$1.65 / +3.61%
+24.29%
+24.36%
$0.16
0.33%
0.26%

Premium/Discount History as of 05/29/20

Calendar Year 2019 2Q 2019 3Q 2019 4Q 2019 1Q 2020 Premium/Discount Charts NAV & Prem/Discount History
Days closed at a premium 236 57 59 62 52
ESPO Days closed at NAV 5 1 3 1 1
Days closed at a discount 11 5 2 1 9

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) 8.49 8.74 10.18 27.90 -- -- -- 22.12
ESPO (Share Price) 7.18 8.60 9.32 26.94 -- -- -- 21.71
MVESPOTR (Index) 8.62 8.51 10.41 28.97 -- -- -- 23.52
Performance Differential (NAV - Index) -0.13 0.23 -0.23 -1.07 -- -- -- -1.40
1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
10/16/18
ESPO (NAV) 0.37 1.56 1.56 22.37 -- -- -- 16.78
ESPO (Share Price) 1.62 1.99 1.99 22.73 -- -- -- 17.34
MVESPOTR (Index)** 0.83 1.65 1.65 23.34 -- -- -- 18.10
Performance Differential (NAV - Index) -0.46 -0.09 -0.09 -0.97 -- -- -- -1.32

Top 10 Holdings (%) as of 04/30/20 Daily Holdings

Total Holdings: 25
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Holding Name
Ticker
Shares Market Value
(US$)
% of Net
Assets
NVIDIA CORP
NVDA US
50,590
14,786,445 8.61
TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD
700 HK
255,600
13,437,007 7.83
ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES INC
AMD US
238,719
12,506,488 7.28
NINTENDO CO LTD
7974 JP
26,700
11,064,249 6.44
ACTIVISION BLIZZARD INC
ATVI US
170,740
10,881,260 6.34
ELECTRONIC ARTS INC
EA US
84,713
9,679,307 5.64
CD PROJEKT SA
CDR PW
103,380
9,067,490 5.28
NETEASE INC
NTES US
24,049
8,295,943 4.83
SEA LTD
SE US
146,051
8,117,515 4.73
ZYNGA INC
ZNGA US
1,048,301
7,904,190 4.60
Top 10 Total (%) 61.58
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Country Weightings (%) as of 04/30/20

  • Country

    % of Net Assets
  • United States

    36.63
  • Japan

    21.62
  • China

    17.17
  • Taiwan

    6.93
  • South Korea

    6.63
  • Poland

    5.28
  • France

    4.10
  • Sweden

    1.54
  • Other/Cash

    0.11

Sector Weightings (%) as of 04/30/20

  • Sector

    % of Net Assets
  • Communication Services

    76.2
  • Information Technology

    19.8
  • Consumer Discretionary

    3.9
  • Other/Cash

    0.1