O’Shares Global Internet Giants ETF (OGIG) Performance +68% YTD, Now Over $400 Million AUM
October 13, 2020 – Boston, MA O’Shares Global Internet Giants ETF (OGIG) is up +68% year-to-date through 9/30/2020, outperforming the NASDAQ 100 Stock Index by 36%. Performance and investor demand increased AUM to over $400 million, with inflows from institutions, advisors and retail investors. View the standardized performance for OGIG. “OGIG is a distinct ETF.” said Connor O’Brien, CEO of O’Shares ETF Investments. “We developed the distinctive OGIG index to own over 60 large cap e-commerce and internet services stocks with strong balance sheets and strong revenue growth, and not simply to own a market cap weight of all stocks in these sectors. We believe revenue growth matters, and the COVID pandemic has accelerated revenue growth in these sectors, by accelerating digitalization by consumers and businesses.”
Performance of OGIG has been supported by actual 12-month revenue growth of over 40% across the portfolio, which is much stronger than the 15% revenue growth reflected in the NASDAQ 100 and 11% revenue growth reflected in the Technology Select Sector Index1 as of 9/30/2020. Investors using OGIG gain exposure to a differentiated set of large cap e-commerce and internet stocks, most of which are not included in typical technology indexes. The OGIG index identified some strong performing stocks early, owning many for over a year which have only recently become better known; stocks such as Zoom Video Communications, DocuSign and Shopify.2 Diversification within OGIG results in part from a cap on position size and selecting stocks from eight sub industries, including Internet & Direct Marketing Retail (30.8%), Application Software (21.8%) and Interactive Media & Services (18.0%). OGIG is differentiated from the Nasdaq 100 Index, with less than 25% overlap between the portfolios and only 20 stocks in common.
“The companies in OGIG create a portfolio of digital empowerment and digital transformation of the economy. These companies are powering what I call “America 2.0” and a new, more efficient economy. They provide e-commerce infrastructure, cloud services, data services, digital entertainment and more. These companies deliver powerful business efficiencies and growth,” said Kevin O’Leary, Chairman of O’Shares ETF Investments.
“The OGIG Index is selective and not simply market cap weighted; it is built on research that demonstrated the power of revenue growth; according to our research, global technology companies with top quartile revenue growth outperformed those in the 4th quartile by an average annualized return of 30% over the past three years.3 We believe OGIG performance shows that revenue growth really matters.” said Connor O’Brien, CEO of O’Shares ETF Investments.
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, developed by the O’Shares Investment Advisers, LLC, the index provider, 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 O’Shares Investment Advisors, LLC. S-Network Global Indexes, Inc., an independent third party, is responsible for the ongoing maintenance, compilation, calculation and administration of the Target Index.
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- The Technology Select Sector Index is a modified cap-weighted index. The index is intended to track the movements of companies that are components of the S&P 500 and are involved in the development or production of technology products.
- As of 9/30/2020 OGIG holds 2.56% in Zoom Video Communications (ZM), 1.43% in DocuSign (DOCU), and 2.25% in Shopify (SHOP). View all OGIG Holdings, click here.
- As of 9/30/2020. S&P Global 1200 Information Technology Index: The S&P Global 1200 Information Technology index consists of all members of the S&P Global 1200 that are classified within the GICS® information technology sector. For more information, get our Internet & E-commerce Investing report.
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