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SMOT
VanEck Morningstar SMID Moat ETF

Fund Description

VanEck Morningstar SMID Moat ETF (SMOT) seeks to track as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the Morningstar® US Small-Mid Cap Moat Focus IndexSM (MSUMMFGU), which is intended to track the overall performance of small- and mid-cap companies with sustainable competitive advantages and attractive valuations according to Morningstar's equity research team.

 
 

  • Fund Ticker

    SMOT
  • Exchange

    Cboe
  • Inception Date

    10/04/2022
  • ETF Structure

    Physical
  • Administrator

    Van Eck Associates
  • Index Ticker

    MSUMMFGU
  • Index Reconstitution

    Semi-Annually, Staggered quarterly

  as of 01/27/23

  • 30-Day SEC Yield1

    1.07%
  • Total Net Assets

    $37.3M
  • Number of Holdings

    95
  • Options

    Expected
  • Gross Expense Ratio2

    0.57%
  • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

    0.49%
  • Distribution Frequency

    Annual
  • Next Distribution Date

    12/15/2023

Fund Highlights

  • U.S. small- and mid-cap companies with long-term competitive advantages

  • Targets companies trading at attractive prices

  • Powered by Morningstar’s rigorous and forward-looking equity research

Trading Information

  • Fund Ticker

    SMOT
  • Index Total Return Ticker

    MSUMMFGU
  • NAV

    SMOTNV
  • Intraday NAV (IIV)4

    SMOTIV
  • Shares Outstanding

    1,250,000
  • Estimated Cash

    SMOTEU
  • Total Cash

    SMOTTC
  • CUSIP

    92189H730
  • ISIN

    US92189H7301
Source: Bloomberg

Fees and Expenses2

  • Management Fee

    0.45%
  • Other Expenses

    0.12%
  • Gross Expense Ratio

    0.57%
  • Fee Waivers and
    Expense Reimbursement

    0.08%
  • Net Expense Ratio/TER2

    0.49%

Expenses for SMOT are capped contractually at 0.49% until February 1, 2024. 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
  • 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 01/27/23

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
SMOT $29.86
$29.87
18,890
16,991
$0.07 / +0.24%
$0.09 / --
--
--
$0.01
0.03%
0.11%

Premium/Discount History as of 01/27/23

Since Inception 1Q 2022 2Q 2022 3Q 2022 4Q 2022 Premium/Discount Charts NAV & Prem/Discount History
SMOT Days closed at a premium 43 0 0 0 35
Days closed at NAV 18 0 0 0 14
Days closed at a discount 18 0 0 0 12

Performance History: Average Annual Total Returns* (%)

  1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
10/04/22
SMOT (NAV) -4.67 -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.06
SMOT (Share Price) -4.61 -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.13
MSUMMFGU (Index) -4.63 11.62 -- -- -- -- -- 4.34
Performance Differential (NAV - Index) -0.04 -- -- -- -- -- -- -0.28
  1 MO 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR LIFE
10/04/22
SMOT (NAV) -4.67 -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.06
SMOT (Share Price) -4.61 -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.13
MSUMMFGU (Index) -4.63 11.62 -- -- -- -- -- 4.34
Performance Differential (NAV - Index) -0.04 -- -- -- -- -- -- -0.28

Top 10 Holdings (%) as of 12/31/22

Daily Holdings
Total Holdings: 95
Holding Name
Ticker
Shares
Market Value
(US$)
% of Net
Assets
Warner Music Group Corp
WMG US
14,219
497,949 1.57
Omnicom Group Inc
OMC US
5,923
483,139 1.52
Dupont De Nemours Inc
DD US
6,902
473,684 1.49
Verisign Inc
VRSN US
2,282
468,814 1.48
Tapestry Inc
TPR US
12,250
466,480 1.47
Evercore Inc
EVR US
4,244
462,936 1.46
Asbury Automotive Group Inc
ABG US
2,523
452,248 1.42
Adient Plc
ADNT US
13,015
451,490 1.42
Ingredion Inc
INGR US
4,609
451,359 1.42
Itt Inc
ITT US
5,562
451,078 1.42
Top 10 Total (%) 14.68
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Country Weightings (%)
as of 12/31/22

Country % of Net Assets
United States 98.63
Netherlands 1.28
Other/Cash 0.09

Sector Weightings (%)
as of 12/31/22

Sector % of Net Assets
Consumer Discretionary 20.27
Industrials 18.48
Information Technology 16.49
Health Care 11.21
Financials 10.96
Materials 7.92
Communication Services 6.80
Consumer Staples 3.98
Real Estate 2.64
Energy 1.14
Other/Cash 0.09

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