September 29, 2021
September 29, 2021 – Boston, MA – OGIG recently completed its semi-annual portfolio reconstitution, adding new positions in 12 companies with strong revenue growth, over 80% (weighted average), driven by “new tech.” The OGIG Index is a rules-based index that seeks to identify and add stocks as their growth metrics improve.
Kevin O’Leary, Chairman of O’Shares ETFs, had this to say on the difference between new and old tech, “Here’s why I like new tech. New tech companies generate innovation and strong revenue growth – creating value, while many old tech companies have slowing growth rates, as new tech companies eat their lunch. OGIG is my favorite strategy for the fast-changing tech sector. It can be used in portfolios to replace or complement other tech investments.”
View the video for more comments from Kevin O’Leary and Connor O’Brien, CEO of O’Shares ETFs: Old Tech vs. New Tech: Structural Growth
OGIG Top 5 Adds: 115% Average Revenue Growth, 109% YTD Return
Source: Bloomberg Finance L.P. New Weight as of 09/17/2021. Data as of 09/17/2021. Roblox YTD: 3/9/2021-09/17/2021. TTM: Trailing 12 Months.
Connor O’Brien had comments on Tech valuations and how OGIG is different: “Tech looks expensive to some people. Maybe. Tech has looked expensive for years, and Tech has performed well for years. Using price to sales valuation vs. Nasdaq 100 stocks, OGIG stocks appear to be at a 20% discount. One reason is continued strong revenue growth of OGIG stocks; the portfolio weighted average is 50% for OGIG, almost double the growth of Nasdaq 100 and Technology Select Sector index stocks, as of 9/17/2021. In OGIG, the top 5 stocks recently added have an average revenue growth rate of 115%. We see advisors using OGIG alongside “old tech” investments because OGIG is highly differentiated, with active share of 76% and 90% vs. the Nasdaq 100 and Technology Select sector indexes, respectively.”
OGIG is the quality and growth strategy designed to provide exposure to internet technology and e-commerce stocks provided by O’Shares ETF Investments, a family of ETFs that also includes OUSA, OUSM and OEUR.
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 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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1. As of 9/17/2021 OGIG holds 2.43% in Sea (SE), 1.46% in Roblox (RBLX), 1.37% in Lightspeed Commerce (LSPD), 1.36% in Digital Turbine (APPS) and 1.22% in Asana (ASAN).
Active Share: Measure of the percentage of stock holdings in a manager’s portfolio that differs from the benchmark index.
Nasdaq 100 Stock Index: Modified market cap weighted index that includes 100 of the largest domestic and international nonfinancial securities listed on NASDAQ based on market cap.
Old Tech: Traditional information technology sector.
New Tech: Internet technology and e-commerce companies including those involved in digital advertising, social media, digital entertainment and “cloud”.
Price/Sales Ratio: The price-to-sales ratio is a valuation ratio that compares a company’s stock price to its revenues.
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