YieldCo & Renewable Energy Income ETF

Fund Summary

The Global X YieldCo & Renewable Energy Income ETF (YLCO) seeks to provide exposure to an emerging class of income-generating renewable energy assets called YieldCos, along with other companies associated with the production of renewable energy that meet a minimum dividend yield criteria. Such companies may include renewable energy utilities (e.g., solar, wind and hydroelectric power), producers of renewable energy components, producers of biofuels, and other companies involved in the financing, installation, and operation of renewable energy projects, including smart grid technology.

Morningstar Rating Overall rating out of 56 Utilities funds, based on risk-adjusted returns as of 09/30/2020

Fund Objective

The Global X YieldCo & Renewable Energy Income ETF (YLCO) seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Indxx YieldCo & Renewable Energy Income Index.


High Income Potential

The Fund invests in YieldCos, which seek to return a large percentage of their cash flows as distributions, as well as dividend paying renewable energy companies.

Invest in Renewables

YLCO provides exposure to companies involved in a range of renewable energy projects, including production, components, systems, operations and technology.

Fund Details As of 11/25/20

Key Facts

Ticker YLCO
Inception Date 05/27/15
CUSIP 37954Y707
ISIN US37954Y7076
Bloomberg Index Ticker IYLCOREC
Primary Exchange Nasdaq
Number of Holdings 35

Stats & Fees

Net Assets $76,854,983
Net Asset Value (NAV) $16.53
Shares Outstanding 4,650,000
Total Expense Ratio 0.65%


30-Day SEC Yield 3.01%
12-Month Trailing Yield 2.94%
Distribution Yield 2.99%
Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Prices As of 11/25/20

NAV $16.53 Daily Change $0.21 1.30%
Market Price $16.53 Daily Change $0.09 0.55%
30-Day Median Bid-Ask Spread 0.38%

Performance History

Cumulative %

Data as of month-end (10/31/20)

Fund NAV Market Price Index
Year-to-Date 1.96% 2.02% 2.18%
1 Month 1.36% 1.23% 1.42%
3 Months 0.21% 0.61% 0.29%
6 Months 15.03% 15.37% 15.18%
Since Inception 23.77% 23.67% 26.23%

Avg Annualized %

Data as of month-end (10/31/20)

Fund NAV Market Price Index
1 Year 11.39% 10.89% 11.67%
3 Years 10.15% 10.21% 10.54%
5 Years 10.95% 10.86% 11.34%
Since Inception 4.01% 3.99% 4.38%

Avg Annualized %

Data as of quarter-end (09/30/20)

Fund NAV Market Price Index
1 Year 10.29% 10.02% 10.60%
3 Years 9.71% 9.59% 10.24%
5 Years 12.63% 12.54% 13.03%
Since Inception 3.81% 3.82% 4.18%

The Fund name, investment objective, and investment strategies changed effective November 19, 2018. Index performance reflects the performance of the Indxx Global YieldCo Index through November 16, 2018, and the Indxx YieldCo & Renewable Energy Income Index thereafter.

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.

Fund Characteristics As of 11/25/20

Return on Equity 7.50%
Weighted Avg. Market Cap 5,610 M
2019 2020
Price-to-earnings 21.81 23.49
Price-to-book value 1.76 1.75

Source: AltaVista Research, LLC

Fund Risk Stats As of 11/25/20

Versus Beta
S&P 500 0.69
MSCI Emg. Mkts 0.62
Standard Deviation 15.70%

Source: AltaVista Research, LLC

Sector Breakdown As of 10/31/20

% of Net Assets
Utilities 89.9
Miscellaneous 4.1
Energy 2.4
Real Estate 2.2
Industrials 1.2
Other/Cash 0.2

Source: AltaVista Research, LLC

Country Breakdown As of 10/31/20

% of Net Assets
Canada 17.6
United States 14.9
New Zealand 13.9
Chile 10.7
Bermuda 7.1
Britain 6.2
Portugal 5.7
Italy 5.4
China 4.8
Brazil 4.0
Australia 3.9
Other/Cash 5.8

Source: AltaVista Research, LLC

Top 10 Holdings As of 11/25/20

Net Assets (%) Ticker Name SEDOL Market Price ($) Shares Held Market Value ($)
7.23 BEP-U CN BROOKFIELD RENEW B712JY0 62.23 90,280 5,617,941.34
6.92 MEL NZ MERIDIAN ENERGY LTD BWFD052 4.39 1,223,290 5,374,127.28
5.78 AQN CN ALGONQUIN POWER B51BMR7 15.53 288,871 4,486,519.05
5.67 ENELAM CI ENEL AMERICAS SA 2299453 0.15 28,554,160 4,403,451.08
5.50 EDP PL EDP 4103596 5.36 796,260 4,269,841.20
4.28 NPI CN NORTHLAND POWER INC B68XHC3 33.62 98,826 3,322,680.12
4.16 EGIE3 BZ ENGIE BRASIL ENERGIA SA BD1WX84 8.05 401,877 3,233,644.44
4.05 AGL AU AGL ENERGY LTD BSS7GP5 10.24 306,888 3,142,305.74
3.63 MCY NZ MERCURY NZ LTD B8W6K56 4.21 670,528 2,821,443.96
3.19 ENELCHIL CI ENEL CHILE SA BYMLZD6 0.07 34,028,627 2,474,793.20
Holdings are subject to change.

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As of 9/30, YLCO was rated against the following numbers of Utilities funds over the following time periods: 56 during the last 3 years, 53 during the last 5 years. With respect to these Utilities funds, YLCO received a Morningstar Rating of 5 stars, for both periods. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. Investments in smaller companies typically exhibit higher volatility. The value of securities issued by companies in the energy sector may decline for many reasons, including, without limitation, changes in energy prices; international politics; energy conservation; the success of exploration projects; natural disasters or other catastrophes; changes in exchange rates, interest rates, or economic conditions; changes in demand for energy products and services; and tax and other government regulatory policies. YLCO is non-diversified.

Investments in yieldcos involve risks that differ from investments in traditional operating companies, including risks related to the relationship between the yieldco and the company responsible for the formation of the yieldco. Yieldco securities can be affected by expectations of interest rates, investor sentiment towards yieldcos or the energy sector.

Yieldcos may distribute all or substantially all of the cash available for distribution, which may limit new acquisitions and future growth. Yieldcos may finance its growth strategy with debt, which may increase the yieldco’s leverage and the risks associated with the yieldco. The ability of a yieldco to maintain or grow its dividend distributions may depend on the entity’s ability to minimize its tax liabilities through the use of accelerated depreciation schedules, tax loss carryforwards, and tax incentives.

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.

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