The Communication Services Select Sector SPDR® Fund

XLC

Key Features

  • The Communication Services Select Sector SPDR® Fund seeks to provide investment results that, before expenses, correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Communication Services Select Sector Index (the "Index")
  • The Index seeks to provide an effective representation of the communication services sector of the S&P 500 Index
  • Seeks to provide precise exposure to companies from the media, retailing, and software & services industries in the U.S.
  • Allows investors to take strategic or tactical positions at a more targeted level than traditional style based investing

Fund Information

As of 12/10/2019
Ticker Symbol XLC
Primary Benchmark Communication Services Select Sector Index
CUSIP 81369Y852
Options Available Yes
Gross Expense Ratio

Gross Expense Ratio

The fund's total annual operating expense ratio. It is gross of any fee waivers or expense reimbursements. It can be found in the fund's most recent prospectus.

0.15%
Net Expense Ratio

^ SSGA Funds Management, Inc. (the "Adviser") has contractually agreed to waive its advisory fee and reimburse certain expenses, until January 31, 2022, so that the annual Fund operating expenses of the Fund are limited to no more than 0.1345% of the Fund's average daily net assets (exclusive of non-recurring account fees and expenses). This contractual fee waiver and/or reimbursement does not provide for the recoupment by the Adviser of any amounts waived or reimbursed. The Adviser may continue such waiver and/or reimbursement from year to year, but there is no guarantee that the Adviser will do so after January 31, 2022. The waiver and/or reimbursement may not be terminated prior to January 31, 2022 except with the approval of The Select Sector SPDR Trust's Board of Trustees.

0.13%
Inception Date 06/18/2018
Investment Manager SSGA Funds Management, Inc.
Management Team Global Equity Beta Solutions
Distributor ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc.
Distribution Frequency Quarterly
Exchange NYSE ARCA EXCHANGE

Fund Documents

Fund Performance

MONTH END As of 11/30/2019 QUARTER END As of 09/30/2019
1 Month3.85%0.13%
QTD6.11%0.83%
YTD28.14%20.76%
1 Year17.71%2.07%
3 YearN/AN/A
5 YearN/AN/A
10 YearN/AN/A
Inception
4.34%0.20%
Performance Disclosure

Performance quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, so you may have a gain or loss when shares are sold. Current performance may be higher or lower than that quoted. Performance of an index is not illustrative of any particular investment.  It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

The market price used to calculate the Market Value return is the midpoint between the highest bid and the lowest offer on the exchange on which the shares of the Fund are listed for trading, as of the time that the Fund's NAV is calculated. If you trade your shares at another time, your return may differ.

Fund Characteristics

As of 12/06/2019
Est. 3-5 Year EPS Growth

Estimated 3-5 Year EPS Growth 

Based on the underlying holdings of the fund. The actual earnings estimates for the underlying holdings are provided by FactSet, First Call, I/B/E/S Consensus, and Reuters and are used to calculate a mean 3-5 year EPS growth rate estimate.

14.65%
Number of Holdings 26
Price/Book Ratio

Price/Book Ratio

The weighted harmonic average of closing market price divided by the most recent reported book value for each security in the fund’s portfolio as calculated for the last twelve months.

3.51
Price/Earnings Ratio FY1

Price/Earnings Ratio FY1

The weighted harmonic average of current share price divided by the forecasted one year earnings per share for each security in the fund. Negative and positive outliers are included in the calculation.

20.80
Weighted Average Market Cap $396,741.00 M

Fund Market Price

As of 12/06/2019
Bid/Ask $52.75
Closing Price $52.76
Day High $52.82
Day Low $52.64
Exchange Volume (shares) 1,160,661
Premium/Discount

Premium/Discount to NAV

Shows the comparison of the daily net asset value (NAV) and the Midpoint of the closing bid/ask for each of the funds calculated as ((4PM Bid/Ask – Closing NAV)  /  Closing NAV * 100)

0.00%

Yields

As of 12/06/2019
30 Day SEC Yield

30 Day SEC Yield

(Also known as Standardized Yield) An annualized yield that is calculated by dividing the net investment income earned by the fund over the most recent 30-day period by the current maximum offering price.

0.82%
30 Day SEC Yield (Unsubsidized)

30 Day SEC Yield (Unsubsidized)

An annualized yield that is calculated by dividing the net investment income earned by the fund over the most recent 30-day period by the current maximum offering price that does not account for expense ratio waivers.

0.82%
Fund Dividend Yield

Fund Dividend Yield

The sum of the most recent 12 dividends within the past 365 days divided by Net Asset Value per share, expressed as a percentage.

0.86%
Index Dividend Yield

Index Dividend Yield

The weighted average of the underlyings' indicated annual dividend divided by price, expressed as a percentage.

0.88%

Fund Net Asset Value

NAV

The market value of a mutual fund's or ETFs total assets, minus liabilities, divided by the number of shares outstanding.

As of 12/06/2019
NAV

NAV

The market value of a mutual fund's or ETFs total assets, minus liabilities, divided by the number of shares outstanding.

$52.75
Shares Outstanding 118.25 M
Total Net Assets $6,237.66 M

Index Characteristics

As of 12/06/2019
Est. 3-5 Year EPS Growth 14.90%
Number of Holdings 26
Price/Cash Flow 11.61
Price/Earnings 23.11
Price/Earnings Ratio FY1 21.74

Fund Net Cash Amount

As of 12/06/2019
Net Cash Amount -$1,717,209.98

Index Statistics

As of 12/06/2019
Weighted Average Market Cap $407,073.75 M
Average Size
Mean $159,523.13 M
Median $23,418.93 M
Size Range
Largest $926,242.40 M
Smallest $4,046.99 M

Purchase Information

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ETFs are subject to risk similar to those of stocks including those regarding short-selling and margin account maintenance.

Ordinary brokerage commissions apply.

Performance Chart

Fund Before Tax Fund After Tax
Annualized
As of 1 Month QTD YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Inception
06/18/2018
Month End
NAV 11/30/2019 3.85% 6.11% 28.14% 17.71% N/A N/A N/A 4.34%
Market Value 11/30/2019 3.83% 6.16% 28.11% 17.81% N/A N/A N/A 4.36%
Return after Taxes on Distributions 11/30/2019 3.85% 6.11% 27.80% 17.30% N/A N/A N/A 4.07%
Return after Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares 11/30/2019 2.28% 3.62% 16.65% 10.50% N/A N/A N/A 3.20%
Communication Services Select Sector Index 11/30/2019 3.86% 6.15% 28.29% 17.84% N/A N/A N/A 4.47%
Quarter End
NAV 09/30/2019 0.13% 0.83% 20.76% 2.07% N/A N/A N/A 0.20%
Market Value 09/30/2019 0.22% 0.81% 20.68% 2.03% N/A N/A N/A 0.18%
Return after Taxes on Distributions 09/30/2019 0.03% 0.73% 20.44% 1.71% N/A N/A N/A -0.10%
Return after Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares 09/30/2019 0.08% 0.49% 12.29% 1.25% N/A N/A N/A 0.05%
Communication Services Select Sector Index 09/30/2019 0.13% 0.86% 20.87% 2.17% N/A N/A N/A 0.30%
Fund Before Tax Fund After Tax
Annualized
As of 1 Month QTD YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Inception
06/18/2018
Month End
NAV 11/30/2019 3.85% 6.11% 28.14% 17.71% N/A N/A N/A 4.34%
Market Value 11/30/2019 3.83% 6.16% 28.11% 17.81% N/A N/A N/A 4.36%
Return after Taxes on Distributions 11/30/2019 3.85% 6.11% 27.80% 17.30% N/A N/A N/A 4.07%
Return after Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares 11/30/2019 2.28% 3.62% 16.65% 10.50% N/A N/A N/A 3.20%
Communication Services Select Sector Index 11/30/2019 3.86% 6.15% 28.29% 17.84% N/A N/A N/A 4.47%
Quarter End
NAV 09/30/2019 0.13% 0.83% 20.76% 2.07% N/A N/A N/A 0.20%
Market Value 09/30/2019 0.22% 0.81% 20.68% 2.03% N/A N/A N/A 0.18%
Return after Taxes on Distributions 09/30/2019 0.03% 0.73% 20.44% 1.71% N/A N/A N/A -0.10%
Return after Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares 09/30/2019 0.08% 0.49% 12.29% 1.25% N/A N/A N/A 0.05%
Communication Services Select Sector Index 09/30/2019 0.13% 0.86% 20.87% 2.17% N/A N/A N/A 0.30%
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Performance Disclosure

Performance quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, so you may have a gain or loss when shares are sold. Current performance may be higher or lower than that quoted. Performance of an index is not illustrative of any particular investment.  It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

The market price used to calculate the Market Value return is the midpoint between the highest bid and the lowest offer on the exchange on which the shares of the Fund are listed for trading, as of the time that the Fund's NAV is calculated. If you trade your shares at another time, your return may differ.

Gross Expense Ratio: 0.15%

Net Expense Ratio: 0.13%

Performance Graphs

Month End as of 11/30/2019

Fund Inception Date: 06/18/2018

Index Inception Date: 04/30/2018

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Quarter End as of 09/30/2019

Fund Inception Date: 06/18/2018

Index Inception Date: 04/30/2018

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Fund Top Holdings

Subject to change.

Subject to change.

As of 12/06/2019
Name Weight Shares Held
Facebook Inc. Class A 19.13 % 6,052,409
Alphabet Inc. Class C 12.14 % 575,814
Alphabet Inc. Class A 12.02 % 570,686
Charter Communications Inc. Class A 4.81 % 653,771
Walt Disney Company 4.68 % 2,015,704
Netflix Inc. 4.57 % 945,778
Verizon Communications Inc. 4.46 % 4,640,021
AT&T Inc. 4.41 % 7,338,485
Activision Blizzard Inc. 4.32 % 4,972,470
Comcast Corporation Class A 4.13 % 5,934,605

Index Top Holdings

As of 12/06/2019
Name Weight
Facebook Inc. Class A 19.12 %
Alphabet Inc. Class C 12.13 %
Alphabet Inc. Class A 12.01 %
Charter Communications Inc. Class A 4.80 %
Walt Disney Company 4.67 %
Netflix Inc. 4.57 %
Verizon Communications Inc. 4.46 %
AT&T Inc. 4.40 %
Activision Blizzard Inc. 4.31 %
Comcast Corporation Class A 4.12 %

Fund Sector Allocation

As of 12/06/2019
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Index Sector Allocation

As of 12/06/2019
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In general, ETFs can be expected to move up or down in value with the value of the applicable index. Although ETF shares may be bought and sold on the exchange through any brokerage account, ETF shares are not individually redeemable from the Fund. Investors may acquire ETFs and tender them for redemption through the Fund in Creation Unit Aggregations only. Please see the prospectus for more details.

After-tax returns are calculated based on NAV using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on the investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown. The after-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.

Performance of an index is not illustrative of any particular investment. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

As with all stocks, you may be required to deposit more money or securities into your margin account if the equity, including the amount attributable to your ETF shares, declines.

Unless otherwise noted all information contained herein is that of The Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund.

There are no sales loads on Select Sector SPDR shares but ordinary brokerage commissions apply and this expense is not reflected in performance calculations.

Global Equity Beta Solutions

Co-Head, Global Equity Beta Solutions Michael J. Feehily Senior Managing Director Show BioHide Bio

Mike is a Senior Managing Director and the Head of Global Equity Beta Solutions in the Americas. He is also a member of the Senior Leadership Team and is a voting member on the firm's Trade Management Oversight Committee and the North America Product Committee.

Mike rejoined SSGA in 2010 after spending four years in State Street Global Markets where he helped to build the Global Exposure Solutions business. This group created and managed portfolios that were designed to meet the short-term market exposure needs of our institutional clients. Prior to this Mike had been Head of the US Passive Equity Team within SSGA, which he originally joined in 1997. He began his career at State Street within the Global Services division in 1992.

Mike received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Babson College in Finance, Investments, and Economics. He received an MBA in Finance from Bentley College and also earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the Boston Security Analysts Society. Mike is also a former member of the Russell Index Client Advisory Board.

Deputy Head of GEBS - Americas Karl A. Schneider Managing Director Show BioHide Bio

Karl Schneider, CAIA, is a Managing Director of SSGA and Deputy Head of Global Equity Beta Solutions (GEBS) in the Americas. He also serves as a senior portfolio manager for a number of the group's passive equity portfolios. Previously within GEBS, he served as a portfolio manager and product specialist for US equity strategies and synthetic beta strategies, including commodities, buy/write, and hedge fund replication. He is also a member of the S&P Dow Jones US Equities Index Advisory Panel.

Prior to joining the GEBS team, Mr. Schneider worked as a portfolio manager in SSGA's Currency Management Group, managing both active currency selection and traditional passive hedging overlay portfolios. He joined SSGA in 1997.

Mr. Schneider holds a BS in Finance and Investments from Babson College and also an MS in Finance from Boston College. He has earned the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation and is a member of the CAIA Association.

Senior Portfolio Manager Kala S. O'Donnell Vice President Show BioHide Bio

Kala O'Donnell is a Vice President at SSGA and is a senior portfolio manager in the firm's Global Equity Beta Solutions Group. She is responsible for managing both domestic and international equity index portfolios, including a variety of separate accounts, commingled funds, ETFs and alternative beta strategies. Additionally, Ms. O'Donnell has been involved in various research and process improvement projects, and has served as a hedging specialist within the Group.

Prior to joining SSGA, Ms. O'Donnell worked in State Street Corporation's Mutual Funds division in the US, as well as in Canada and Germany. She has been in the investment management field since she joined SSGA in 1995.

Ms. O'Donnell holds a BS degree in Accounting from Lehigh University and an MBA degree in International Business from Bentley College. She is member of the CFA Institute and the Boston Security Analysts Society.

After Tax Returns

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates, and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after tax returns depend on the investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown, and the after-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their fund shres through tad deferred arrangements such as 401(k) plans or individual retiredment accounts. After tax returns may not take into account year end tax adjustments, which are calculated only at the end of each tax year. The after tax returns could differ after year end tax adjustments are accounted for.

Communication Services Select Sector Index

The Communication Services Select Sector Index includes companies that have been identified as Communication Services companies by the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS®), including securities of companies from the following industries: diversified telecommunication services; wireless telecommunication services; media; entertainment; and interactive media & services. The Index is one of eleven Select Sector Indexes developed and maintained in accordance with the following criteria: (1) each of the component securities in the Index is a constituent of the S&P 500 Index; and (2) the Index is calculated by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC ("S&P DJI") based on a proprietary  "modified market capitalization" methodology, which means that modifications may be made to the market capitalization weights of single stock concentrations in order to conform to the requirements of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Internal Revenue Code" or "IRC").

Important Risk Information

In general, ETFs can be expected to move up or down in value with the value of the applicable index. Although ETF shares may be bought and sold on the exchange through any brokerage account, ETF shares are not individually redeemable from the Fund. Investors may acquire ETFs and tender them for redemption through the Fund in Creation Unit Aggregations only. Please see the prospectus for more details.

All ETFs are subject to risk, including possible loss of principal. Sector ETF products are also subject to sector risk and non-diversification risk, which generally result in greater price fluctuations than the overall market.

Select Sector SPDR Funds bear a higher level of risk than more broadly diversified funds.

Equity securities may fluctuate in value in response to the activities of individual companies and general market and economic conditions.

Non-diversified funds that focus on a relatively small number of securities tend to be more volatile than diversified funds and the market as a whole.

While the shares of ETFs are tradable on secondary markets, they may not readily trade in all market conditions and may trade at significant discounts in periods of market stress.

ETFs trade like stocks, are subject to investment risk, fluctuate in market value and may trade at prices above or below the ETFs net asset value. Brokerage commissions and ETF expenses will reduce returns.

Before investing, consider the funds' investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. To obtain a prospectus or summary prospectus which contains this and other information, call 1-866-787-2257, download a prospectus or summary prospectus now, or talk to your financial advisor. Read it carefully before investing. 

Glossary

Premium Discount to NAV

As of 12/06/2019
Ticker NAV Close Bid/Ask Mid Pt Premium/ Discount
The Communication Services Select Sector SPDR® Fund XLC $52.75 $52.76 $52.75 0.00%
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