Cybersecurity ETF

Morningstar Rating™ - Overall rating out of 218 Technology funds, based on risk-adjusted returns as of 02/28/2023

Reasons to Consider BUG

High Growth Potential

As our personal and professional lives move online, protecting sensitive data grows more critical. Forecasts suggest global spending on cybersecurity solutions could grow from $150bn in 2021 to more than $415bn in 2030.1

Long-Term, Global Challenge

Cybersecurity is a persistent global concern, affecting both public and private sector entities seeking to protect against the increased risk of ransomware attacks and other online threats.

Unconstrained Approach

The realm of cybersecurity extends far beyond personal computers, reaching an ever-multiplying number of devices and applications. BUG invests accordingly, cutting across traditional sector and geographic definitions.

1Gartner, Oct 2022

Key Information As of 03/21/23

Inception Date 10/25/19
Total Expense Ratio 0.50%
Net Assets $720.70 million
NAV $22.64
Fact Sheet

ETF Summary

The Global X Cybersecurity ETF (BUG) seeks to invest in companies that stand to potentially benefit from the increased adoption of cybersecurity technology, such as those whose principal business is in the development and management of security protocols preventing intrusion and attacks to systems, networks, applications, computers, and mobile devices.

ETF Objective

The Global X Cybersecurity ETF (BUG) seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Indxx Cybersecurity Index.

Trading Details As of 03/21/23

Ticker BUG
Bloomberg Index Ticker IBUGT
CUSIP 37954Y384
ISIN US37954Y3844
Primary Exchange Nasdaq
Shares Outstanding 31,840,000
Number of Holdings 23
30-Day Median Bid-Ask Spread 0.18%

Distributions As of 03/21/23

30-Day SEC Yield -0.17%
Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually

ETF Prices As of 03/21/23

NAV $22.64 Daily Change $0.41 1.84%
Market Price $22.65 Daily Change $0.43 1.94%

Performance History

As of recent
As of recent
Fund NAV Market Price Index
1 Year -33.68% -33.67% -33.28%
3 Years 8.87% 8.65% 9.39%
Since Inception 11.19% 11.79% 11.67%
1 Year -25.44% -25.79% -24.98%
3 Years 13.44% 13.65% 13.93%
Since Inception 13.45% 13.99% 13.94%
Year-to-Date -33.68% -33.67% -33.28%
1 Month -7.73% -8.18% -7.67%
3 Months -12.19% -12.34% -11.95%
Since Inception 40.19% 42.64% 42.14%
Year-to-Date 8.82% 8.67% 8.89%
1 Month 2.17% 1.90% 2.20%
3 Months 0.40% -0.21% 0.53%
Since Inception 52.55% 55.01% 54.77%

Performance is shown on a total return basis (i.e., with gross income reinvested, where applicable). Cumulative return is the aggregate amount that an investment has gained or lost over time. Annualized return is the average return gained or lost by an investment each year over a given time period.

The performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost and current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. High short-term performance, when observed, is unusual and investors should not expect such performance to be repeated.

Top Holdings As of 03/21/23

Net Assets (%) Ticker Name SEDOL Market Price ($) Shares Held Market Value ($)
7.74 FTNT FORTINET INC B5B2106 62.46 892,539 55,747,985.94
7.39 PANW PALO ALTO NETWORKS INC B87ZMX0 194.49 273,974 53,285,203.26
7.19 OKTA OKTA INC BDFZSP1 84.48 613,032 51,788,943.36
6.74 VRNS VARONIS SYSTEMS INC BJZ2ZR5 26.85 1,808,799 48,566,253.15
5.91 CHKP CHECK POINT SOFTWARE TECH 2181334 129.52 328,673 42,569,726.96
5.89 RPD RAPID7 INC BZ22CY6 41.64 1,018,534 42,411,755.76
5.47 CRWD CROWDSTRIKE HO-A BJJP138 136.02 289,643 39,397,240.86
5.43 TENB TENABLE HOLDINGS INC BF7J7N6 46.00 850,778 39,135,788.00
4.91 ZS ZSCALER INC BZ00V34 113.02 313,050 35,380,911.00
4.69 QLYS QUALYS INC B7XJTN8 123.43 273,554 33,764,770.22
4.48 GEN GEN DIGITAL INC BJN4XN5 17.06 1,890,688 32,255,137.28
4.12 4704 JP TREND MICRO INC 6125286 47.70 621,995 29,671,430.35
4.08 CYBR CYBERARK SOFTWAR BQT3XY6 143.86 204,377 29,401,675.22
3.76 BB BLACKBERRY LTD BCBHZ42 3.77 7,194,488 27,123,219.76
3.72 DARK LN DARKTRACE PLC BNYK8G8 3.34 8,017,261 26,809,919.46
3.67 ATEN A10 NETWORKS INC BKQVBN6 14.97 1,766,229 26,440,448.13
3.63 RDWR RADWARE LTD 2494548 20.58 1,269,442 26,125,116.36
3.19 S SENTINELONE INC -CLASS A BP7L1B8 14.97 1,537,090 23,010,237.30
2.66 OSPN ONESPAN INC BFNSSD4 17.27 1,110,041 19,170,408.07
2.13 2326 JP DIGITAL ARTS INC 6543587 38.03 402,669 15,312,228.84
1.89 053800 KS AHNLAB INC 6406271 48.28 282,503 13,640,305.03
0.66 TLS TELOS CORPORATION BLDDYL1 2.49 1,922,675 4,787,460.75
0.52 ARQQ ARQIT QUANTUM INC BNYCBL0 1.10 3,413,633 3,754,996.30
0.16 CASH 1.00 1,149,323 1,149,322.52
0.00 KOREAN WON 0.00 -1 0.00
0.00 CANADIAN DOLLAR 1.00 0 -0.01
Holdings are subject to change. "Cash" denotes U.S. dollars.

Sector Breakdown As of 02/28/23

Sector Weight (%)
Information Technology 96.7
Communication Services 3.3

Source: AltaVista Research, LLC

Country Breakdown As of 02/28/23

Country Weight (%)
United States 69.9
Israel 13.5
Japan 6.3
Britain 4.2
Canada 3.9
South Korea 2.3

Source: AltaVista Research, LLC

ETF Characteristics As of 03/21/23

Return on Equity 12.90%
Weighted Avg. Market Cap 10,110 M
2022 2023
Price-to-earnings 52.77 42.10
Price-to-book value 5.69 5.17

Source: AltaVista Research, LLC

ETF Risk Stats As of 02/28/23

Versus Beta
S&P 500 0.85
MSCI Emg. Mkts 0.57
Standard Deviation 28.50%

Source: AltaVista Research, LLC

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Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. Cybersecurity Companies are subject to risks associated with additional regulatory oversight with regard to privacy/cybersecurity concerns. Declining or fluctuating subscription renewal rates for products/services or the loss or impairment of intellectual property rights could adversely affect profits. The investable universe of companies in which BUG may invest may be limited. The Fund invests in securities of companies engaged in Information Technology, which can be affected by rapid product obsolescence and intense industry competition. International investments may involve risk of capital loss from unfavorable fluctuation in currency values, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from social, economic or political instability in other nations. BUG is non-diversified.

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