HERO


Video Games & Esports ETF

Reasons to Consider HERO

High Growth Potential

The global gaming market increased more than 20% from 2019 to 2020, exceeding $175bn – larger than Hollywood or professional sports. Forecasts suggest the market could surpass $200bn by 2023.1

Social Experiences

Gaming is increasingly a social medium, enabling the sharing of virtual experiences and interaction with friends and strangers around the world.

New Consumer Preferences

The pandemic accelerated the adoption of at-home entertainment options, with many turning to gaming and esports for the first time, broadening the theme’s reach.

1NewZoo, May 2021

Key Information As of 02/03/23

Inception Date 10/25/19
Total Expense Ratio 0.50%
Net Assets $175.42 million
NAV $20.49
Fact Sheet

ETF Summary

The Global X Video Games & Esports ETF (HERO) seeks to invest in companies that develop or publish video games, facilitate the streaming and distribution of video gaming or esports content, own and operate within competitive esports leagues, or produce hardware used in video games and esports, including augmented and virtual reality.

ETF Objective

The Global X Video Games & Esports ETF (HERO) seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Solactive Video Games & Esports Index.

Trading Details As of 02/03/23

Ticker HERO
Bloomberg Index Ticker SOLHERO
CUSIP 37954Y392
ISIN US37954Y3927
Primary Exchange Nasdaq
Shares Outstanding 8,560,000
Number of Holdings 50
30-Day Median Bid-Ask Spread 0.52%

Distributions As of 02/03/23

30-Day SEC Yield 0.50%
Distribution Frequency Semi-Annually

ETF Prices As of 02/03/23

NAV $20.49 Daily Change -$0.49 -2.34%
Market Price $20.27 Daily Change -$0.71 -3.38%

Performance History

As of recent
(12/31/22)
As of recent
(12/31/22)
Fund NAV Market Price Index
1 Year -33.52% -33.37% -33.32%
3 Years 5.34% 5.25% 5.84%
Since Inception 7.94% 7.89% 8.43%
1 Year -22.57% -22.91% -22.33%
3 Years 7.46% 7.63% 7.98%
Since Inception 10.40% 10.44% 10.91%
Year-to-Date -33.52% -33.37% -33.32%
1 Month -1.03% -2.47% -1.01%
3 Months 5.25% 5.31% 5.32%
Since Inception 27.55% 27.39% 29.42%
Year-to-Date 8.37% 8.64% 8.42%
1 Month 8.37% 8.64% 8.42%
3 Months 16.01% 16.43% 16.09%
Since Inception 38.23% 38.40% 40.32%

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 02/03/23

Net Assets (%) Ticker Name SEDOL Market Price ($) Shares Held Market Value ($)
5.99 TTWO TAKE-TWO INTERAC 2122117 109.28 96,164 10,508,801.92
5.95 RBLX ROBLOX CORP -CLASS A BMWBC20 38.54 270,807 10,436,901.78
5.79 NTES NETEASE INC-ADR 2606440 89.90 112,875 10,147,462.50
5.78 ATVI ACTIVISION BLIZZARD INC 2575818 75.24 134,827 10,144,383.48
5.74 7974 JP NINTENDO CO LTD 6639550 42.90 234,661 10,067,644.55
5.28 EA ELECTRONIC ARTS INC 2310194 113.92 81,268 9,258,050.56
4.96 U UNITY SOFTWARE INC BLFDXH8 37.40 232,808 8,707,019.20
4.68 3659 JP NEXON CO LTD B63QM77 23.70 346,152 8,202,090.66
4.39 9697 JP CAPCOM CO LTD 6173694 32.47 237,070 7,697,900.26
4.39 036570 KS NCSOFT CORP 6264189 383.93 20,038 7,693,131.61
4.28 9766 JP KONAMI GROUP CORPORATION 6496681 46.32 162,167 7,511,856.61
4.16 EMBRACB SS EMBRACER GROUP AB BMDTR73 5.23 1,395,172 7,296,931.65
3.94 BILI BILIBILI INC-ADR BFNLRN6 24.33 284,019 6,910,182.27
3.83 259960 KS KRAFTON INC BMBP900 151.86 44,187 6,710,357.00
3.65 9684 JP SQUARE ENIX HD 6309262 46.25 138,464 6,403,326.01
2.57 KWS LN KEYWORDS STUDIOS PLC BBQ3850 35.45 127,226 4,510,063.66
2.11 CDR PW CD PROJEKT SA 7302215 33.86 109,249 3,699,213.05
1.97 3635 JP KOEI TECMO HOLDI B60DR09 18.01 191,912 3,456,290.60
1.93 UBI FP UBISOFT ENTERTAINMENT B1L3CS6 22.84 147,863 3,377,817.55
1.89 3293 TT INTL GAMES 6744807 17.63 187,800 3,311,589.72
1.43 APP APPLOVIN CORP-CLASS A BMV3LG4 13.22 189,337 2,503,035.14
1.31 293490 KS KAKAO GAMES CORP BMGYMB4 38.96 58,789 2,290,542.62
1.08 251270 KS NETMARBLE CORP BF2S426 51.73 36,615 1,894,187.41
1.07 263750 KS PEARL ABYSS CORP BYX56S9 39.45 47,710 1,882,166.10
0.97 2432 JP DENA CO LTD B05L364 13.59 125,119 1,700,526.09
0.79 SF SS STILLFRONT GROUP AB BMCFL47 1.82 760,912 1,381,990.92
0.78 MTGB SS MODERN TIMES GROUP-B SHS BN90DN5 8.72 157,542 1,373,977.04
0.69 3765 JP GUNGHO ONLINE EN B064D84 16.39 73,514 1,205,037.18
0.63 112040 KS WEMADE CO LTD B4Y8TB1 36.20 30,659 1,109,749.06
0.56 CRSR CORSAIR GAMING INC BMGWSJ8 16.12 60,348 972,809.76
0.54 225570 KS NEXON GAMES CO LTD BYVY9N4 12.27 77,321 948,430.68
0.54 DOYU DOUYU INTERN-ADR BJVJP36 1.76 537,186 945,447.36
0.49 HUYA HUYA INC-ADR BF4NQP6 5.71 150,659 860,262.89
0.46 PLTK PLAYTIKA HOLDING CORP BNRQKQ7 10.75 75,471 811,313.25
0.43 078340 KS COM2US CORP B232R27 54.58 13,684 746,865.46
0.42 095660 KS NEOWIZ B1WGT83 35.26 20,631 727,471.82
0.40 1119 HK IDREAMSKY TECHNO BHJW726 0.57 1,216,800 699,497.53
0.36 INSE INSPIRED ENTERTA BDCWQ73 15.58 40,322 628,216.76
0.35 SCPL SCIPLAY CORP-CLASS A BJMXTM4 16.52 37,114 613,123.28
0.35 SKLZ SKILLZ INC BLDCMN6 0.91 664,015 606,577.70
0.33 192080 KS DOUBLEUGAMES CO LTD BYQ1MZ3 39.86 14,663 584,420.86
0.33 6180 TT GAMANIA DIGITAL 6432049 2.76 208,700 575,196.19
0.32 101730 KS WEMADE MAX CO LTD B4RKGP7 10.36 54,818 568,066.80
0.31 799 HK IGG INC BFRB2W6 0.40 1,349,900 545,445.43
0.31 063080 KS COM2US HOLDINGS CORP B4YLXJ6 38.27 14,207 543,711.85
0.31 067000 KS JOYCITY CORP B39MT00 4.28 126,156 539,759.69
0.29 DIB IM DIGITAL BROS SPA B39KMF0 25.45 20,216 514,498.10
0.29 042420 KS NEOWIZ HOLDINGS CORP 6332020 24.89 20,618 513,185.94
0.29 194480 KS DEVSISTERS CO LTD BQXWPJ8 48.72 10,269 500,336.02
0.26 3903 JP GUMI INC BSZM2L1 6.46 69,988 452,379.70
0.08 CASH 1.00 131,679 131,678.84
0.00 EURO 1.00 0 0.02
0.00 POLISH ZLOTY 0.29 0 0.02
0.00 KOREAN WON 0.00 -11 -0.01
Holdings are subject to change. "Cash" denotes U.S. dollars.

Sector Breakdown As of 12/31/22

Sector Weight (%)
Communication Services 89.0
Information Technology 9.8
Consumer Discretionary 1.3

Source: AltaVista Research, LLC

Country Breakdown As of 12/31/22

Country Weight (%)
United States 30.4
Japan 26.5
South Korea 15.5
China 12.7
Sweden 4.7
France 2.8
Ireland 2.5
Poland 1.9
Taiwan 1.9
Israel 0.4
Hong Kong 0.3
Other/Cash 0.4

Source: AltaVista Research, LLC

ETF Characteristics As of 02/03/23

Return on Equity 10.50%
Weighted Avg. Market Cap 12,209 M
2022 2023
Price-to-earnings 38.41 22.82
Price-to-book value 2.50 2.31

Source: AltaVista Research, LLC

ETF Risk Stats As of 01/31/23

Versus Beta
S&P 500 0.75
MSCI EAFE 0.76
MSCI Emg. Mkts 0.76
Standard Deviation 23.90%

Source: AltaVista Research, LLC

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Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. The investable universe of companies in which HERO may invest may be limited. Video Game and Esports Companies are subject to risks associated with additional regulatory oversight with regard to privacy/cybersecurity concerns, shifting consumer preferences, and potential licensing challenges. 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. HERO is non-diversified.

Shares of ETFs are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns. Beginning October 15, 2020, market price returns are based on the official closing price of an ETF share or, if the official closing price isn’t available, the midpoint between the national best bid and national best offer (“NBBO”) as of the time the ETF calculates current NAV per share. Prior to October 15, 2020, market price returns were based on the midpoint between the Bid and Ask price. NAVs are calculated using prices as of 4:00 PM Eastern Time. The returns shown do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times. Indices are unmanaged and do not include the effect of fees, expenses or sales charges. One cannot invest directly in an index.

Since the Fund’s shares did not trade in the secondary market until several days after the Fund’s inception, for the period from inception to the first day of secondary market trading in Shares, the NAV of the Fund is used to calculate market returns.

Carefully consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Fund’s summary or full prospectuses. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Global X Management Company LLC serves as an advisor to Global X Funds. The Funds are distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co. (SIDCO), which is not affiliated with Global X Management Company LLC or Mirae Asset Global Investments. Global X Funds are not sponsored, endorsed, issued, sold or promoted by Solactive AG, nor does Solactive AG make any representations regarding the advisability of investing in the Global X Funds. Neither SIDCO, Global X nor Mirae Asset Global Investments are affiliated with Solactive AG.

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