O’Shares Global Internet Giants ETF (OGIG) Performance +57% YTD & AUM over $300 Million
July 14, 2020 – Boston, MA – O’Shares Global Internet Giants ETF (OGIG) is up +57% year-to-date through July 8, 2020, outperforming the NASDAQ 100 Stock Index by over 30% and AUM has increased over six-fold from $46 million at 12/31/2019 to over $300 million, with inflows from institutions, advisors and retail investors. View the standardized performance for OGIG.
OGIG holds over 60 large cap stocks of internet and e-commerce businesses, selected for strong balance sheets and strong revenue growth. Investors are using OGIG to gain exposure to a distinct set of large cap internet and e-commerce stocks, most of which are not included in typical technology indexes. Stocks in the portfolio are selected from eight sub industries, with the largest portfolio allocations to Internet & Direct Marketing Retail (25.0%), Application Software (24.7%) and Interactive Media & Services (22.4%). Revenue growth of the companies in OGIG was 37% on an actual trailing twelve-month basis (portfolio weighted average), compared to 14% for the companies in the Nasdaq 100 as of 06/30/2020.
“Consumers and businesses have made major changes in response to the current health crisis, using more digital services for shopping, entertainment, advertising, sales, marketing and workflow. It is great to see the efficiency gains across my portfolio of 50+ private companies. My CEOs are cutting their real estate costs, investing in digital business tools to enable people to work from home — best of all, businesses are using technologies from numerous companies in OGIG’s portfolio, to replace lost “in store sales” with direct-to-consumer e-commerce, and to get higher margins. These are great trends for the economy and for the companies providing these internet technologies, “said Kevin O’Leary, Chairman of O’Shares ETFs.
“Revenue growth rates, both actual and analyst estimates, are important drivers of the index we developed for OGIG because our research indicated a strong relationship between revenue growth and stock performance in these industry subsegments. Combine that with $6 trillion injected into the economy by Congress and the Fed and you get a big boost to spending and revenue. As of 06/30/2020, almost half the OGIG portfolio is allocated to companies with over $100 billion market cap, that had 28% revenue growth rates and ~38% YTD performance. Although impressive, the metrics are even stronger for the companies in the OGIG portfolio with under $100 billion market cap, that had ~44% revenue growth and 62% YTD performance, which demonstrates the importance of revenue growth. We see OGIG as an excellent complement to other technology investments because the portfolio includes so many strong companies we call “New Tech” that are generally not in other traditional technology indexes” said Connor O’Brien, CEO of O’Shares ETFs.
OGIG is an exchange traded fund (ETF) that seeks to track the performance (before fees and expenses) of the O’Shares Global Internet Giants Index (the “Target Index”). The Target Index is a rules based index intended to give investors a means of tracking stocks exhibiting quality and growth characteristics in the “internet sector”, as defined by the index provider, O’Shares Investment Advisors, LLC.
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