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Name

As of 05/17/2024

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

Watchlist

$26.63

$6.63 M

1.08%

$0.29

2.20%

Vitals

YTD Return

4.3%

1 yr return

14.9%

3 Yr Avg Return

N/A

5 Yr Avg Return

N/A

Net Assets

$6.63 M

Holdings in Top 10

25.7%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$26.6
$21.66
$27.13

Expenses

OPERATING FEES

Expense Ratio 2.20%

SALES FEES

Front Load N/A

Deferred Load N/A

TRADING FEES

Turnover N/A

Redemption Fee N/A


Min Investment

Standard (Taxable)

N/A

IRA

N/A


Fund Classification

Fund Type

Exchange Traded Fund


Name

As of 05/17/2024

Price

Aum/Mkt Cap

YIELD

Annualized forward dividend yield. Multiplies the most recent dividend payout amount by its frequency and divides by the previous close price.

Exp Ratio

Expense ratio is the fund’s total annual operating expenses, including management fees, distribution fees, and other expenses, expressed as a percentage of average net assets.

Watchlist

$26.63

$6.63 M

1.08%

$0.29

2.20%

MOTE - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 4.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return N/A
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return N/A
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency N/A
  • Net Income Ratio N/A
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 1.1%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency None

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    VanEck Morningstar ESG Moat ETF
  • Fund Family Name
    VANECKFUND
  • Inception Date
    Oct 05, 2021
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    N/A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    US
  • Manager
    Peter Liao

Fund Description

The Fund normally invests at least 80% of its total assets in securities that comprise the Fund’s benchmark index. The Morningstar US Sustainability Moat Focus Index provides exposure to attractively valued companies with long-term competitive advantages while excluding those companies with high environmental, social and governance (”ESG”) risks. The Morningstar US Sustainability Moat Focus Index is comprised of securities issued by U.S. companies that Morningstar, Inc. (“Morningstar” or the “Index
provider”) determines to have long-term competitive advantages based on a proprietary methodology that considers quantitative and qualitative factors (“wide moat companies”). The quantitative factors used by Morningstar to identify competitive advantages currently include historical and projected returns on invested capital relative to cost of capital. The qualitative factors used by Morningstar to identify competitive advantages currently include customer switching cost (i.e., the costs of customers switching to competitors), internal cost advantages, intangible assets (e.g., intellectual property and brands), network effects (i.e., whether products or services become more valuable as the number of customers grows) and efficient scale (i.e., whether the company effectively serves a limited market that potential rivals have little incentive to enter into). Wide moat companies are selected from the universe of companies represented in the Morningstar® US Market IndexSM, a broad market index representing 97% of U.S. market capitalization. The Morningstar US Sustainability Moat Focus Index excludes from consideration those wide moat companies that receive a severe or high ESG risk rating based on Morningstar’s Sustainalytics ESG Risk Rating. The Morningstar US Sustainability Moat Focus Index also excludes companies (i) involved in the production or distribution of controversial weapons or civilian firearms (ii) involved in the extraction of or generation of power from thermal coal, (iii) have a Sustainalytics controversy score of five (out of a scale of 1 to 5) in the last three (3) years or (iv) that have greater than 50% of revenues from tobacco products. The Sustainalytics company-level ESG Risk Score measures the degree to which a company's economic value may be at risk driven by materially relevant ESG factors. The ESG Risk Score is based on a two-dimensional materiality framework that measures a company's exposure to subindustry-specific material risks and how well a company is managing those risks. ESG Risk Scores are categorized across five risk levels: negligible, low, medium, high and severe. The scale is from 0-100, with 100 being the most severe. Sustainalytics controversy scores are determined based on ESG-related incidents, which are assessed through a framework that considers the severity of incidents, the corporation’s accountability and whether the incidents form part of a pattern of corporate misconduct; a Sustainalytics controversy score of five indicates a severe controversy rating.
The Morningstar US Sustainability Moat Focus Index targets wide moat companies that according to Morningstar’s equity research team are attractively priced as of each Morningstar US Sustainability Moat Focus Index review. Morningstar selects eligible companies to be included in the Morningstar US Sustainability Moat Focus Index as determined by Morningstar’s standardized, proprietary valuation model that predominantly relies on a detailed projection of a company’s future cash flows. Wide moat companies may include medium-capitalization companies. The Fund’s 80% investment policy is non-fundamental and may be changed without shareholder approval upon 60 days’ prior written notice to shareholders.
As of December 31, 2023, the MorningstarUS Sustainability Moat Focus Index included 60 securities of companies with a full market capitalization range of between approximately $5.13 billion and $2,794.83 billion and a weighted average full market capitalization of $127.15 billion. The Morningstar US Sustainability Moat Focus Index employs a staggered rebalance methodology. The Morningstar US Sustainability Moat Focus Index is divided into two equally-weighted sub-portfolios, and each is reconstituted and rebalanced annually, one in June and the other in December.
The Fund, using a “passive” or indexing investment approach, attempts to approximate the investment performance of the Morningstar US Sustainability Moat Focus Index by investing in a portfolio of securities that generally tracks the Morningstar US Sustainability Moat Focus Index. Unlike many investment companies that try to “beat” the performance of a benchmark index, the Fund does not try to “beat” the Morningstar US Sustainability Moat Focus Index and does not seek temporary defensive positions that are inconsistent with its investment objective of seeking to track the Morningstar US Sustainability Moat Focus Index.
The Fund is classified as a non-diversified fund under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “Investment Company Act of 1940”), and, therefore, may invest a greater percentage of its assets in a particular issuer. The Fund may concentrate its investments in a particular industry or group of industries to the extent that the Morningstar US Sustainability Moat Focus Index concentrates in an industry or group of industries. As of September 30, 2023, each of the information technology, consumer staples, financials and health care sectors represented a significant portion of the Fund.
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MOTE - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MOTE Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 4.3% -51.8% 22.1% 96.57%
1 Yr 14.9% -58.9% 46.9% N/A
3 Yr N/A* -25.7% 197.6% N/A
5 Yr N/A* -29.1% 93.8% N/A
10 Yr N/A* -17.2% 37.0% N/A

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MOTE Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 16.9% -69.4% 53.7% N/A
2022 -19.5% -94.0% 152.6% N/A
2021 N/A -13.9% 183.6% N/A
2020 N/A -18.2% 8.9% N/A
2019 N/A -80.2% 35.2% N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MOTE Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 4.3% -97.2% 22.1% 97.28%
1 Yr 14.9% -58.9% 67.6% N/A
3 Yr N/A* -25.7% 197.6% N/A
5 Yr N/A* -28.1% 93.8% N/A
10 Yr N/A* -11.8% 37.0% N/A

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MOTE Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2023 18.3% -69.4% 53.7% N/A
2022 -18.7% -94.0% 152.6% N/A
2021 N/A -13.9% 183.6% N/A
2020 N/A -12.8% 8.9% N/A
2019 N/A -60.0% 35.2% N/A

MOTE - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

MOTE Category Low Category High MOTE % Rank
Net Assets 6.63 M 177 K 1.21 T 99.23%
Number of Holdings 60 2 4154 71.99%
Net Assets in Top 10 1.48 M 1.74 K 270 B 98.82%
Weighting of Top 10 25.73% 1.8% 100.0% 68.71%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Intercontinental Exchange Inc 2.70%
  2. Allegion plc 2.68%
  3. Autodesk Inc 2.66%
  4. Alphabet Inc 2.61%
  5. Teradyne Inc 2.55%
  6. CME Group Inc 2.53%
  7. Ecolab Inc 2.51%
  8. MarketAxess Holdings Inc 2.51%
  9. Comcast Corp 2.49%
  10. Tyler Technologies Inc 2.49%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High MOTE % Rank
Stocks
99.92% 0.00% 130.24% 60.51%
Cash
0.08% -102.29% 100.00% 36.93%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 2.23% 60.24%
Other
0.00% -13.91% 134.98% 60.30%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 5.54% 58.16%
Bonds
0.00% -0.04% 95.81% 58.02%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MOTE % Rank
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 25.44% 93.49%
Technology
0.00% 0.00% 48.94% 15.06%
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 37.52% 94.61%
Industrials
0.00% 0.00% 29.90% 45.73%
Healthcare
0.00% 0.00% 60.70% 92.30%
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 55.59% 22.55%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 41.64% 75.56%
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 27.94% 49.09%
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 49.14% 3.99%
Consumer Cyclical
0.00% 0.00% 50.47% 27.38%
Basic Materials
0.00% 0.00% 26.10% 63.24%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MOTE % Rank
US
99.92% 0.00% 127.77% 23.51%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 33.51% 96.54%

MOTE - Expenses

Operational Fees

MOTE Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 2.20% 0.01% 2.95% 70.62%
Management Fee 0.45% 0.00% 2.00% 41.18%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 0.85% N/A

Sales Fees

MOTE Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 0.00% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

MOTE Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.25% 2.00% N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

MOTE Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover N/A 0.00% 496.00% N/A

MOTE - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

MOTE Category Low Category High MOTE % Rank
Dividend Yield 1.08% 0.00% 19.15% 46.03%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

MOTE Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency None Annually Quarterly Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

MOTE Category Low Category High MOTE % Rank
Net Income Ratio N/A -54.00% 6.06% N/A

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

MOTE Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually

Distributions History

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MOTE - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Peter Liao


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Oct 05, 2021

0.65

0.7%

Mr. Liao has been employed by Van Eck Associates Corporation as an analyst since the summer of 2004 and has been a portfolio manager since 2006. Mr. Liao graduated from New York University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Mathematics. He is a CFA charterholder.

Guo Hua (Jason) Jin


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Oct 05, 2021

0.65

0.7%

Guo Hua (Jason) Jin has been employed by Van Eck Associates Corporation as an analyst since January 2007 and has been a portfolio manager since 2018. Mr. Jin graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Analysis.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.04 39.02 7.17 2.42