Vanguard Materials Index Fund
ALTAR
Score™
7.8% info Recommen-
dation
SPECULATIVE
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
18.1x P/Sales
ratio
1.4x
P/BV
ratio
1.7x Div.
yield
2.1%


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Vanguard Materials ETF seeks to track the performance of the MSCI US Investable Market Materials Index.

FUND BASICS
Category US Equities
Fund Sponsor Vanguard Group Inc/The
Website www.vanguard.com
Inception date Jan 30, 2004
Assets (mns) $1,978
Currency USD
Expense ratio 10 bp
Distributions Quarterly

FUND STRUCTURE
Regulation Open-Ended Fund
Custodian Brown Brothers Harriman & Co
Weighting Market Cap
Index replication Full
Uses derivatives No
Options available Yes

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 115
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $29,957
Large cap (>$10bn) 74.2%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 21.4%
Small cap (<$2bn) 4.4%
Developed mkts 100.0%
Emerging mkts 0.0%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
PRAXAIR INC 13.3 %
AIR PRODUCTS & CHEMICALS INC 6.2 %
ECOLAB INC 5.9 %
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS CO/THE 5.4 %
DOW CHEMICAL 4.4 %
DOW, INC. 4.0 %
NEWMONT MINING CORP 4.0 %
PPG INDUSTRIES INC 3.1 %
BALL CORP 2.7 %
CORTEVA INC 2.5 %
Total 51.4 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
UNITED STATES 81.7 %
BRITAIN 17.6 %









HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru January 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
-6.5% 7.4% 5.8% 9.4% 8.1%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 1.14 80%
MSCI EAFE 1.19 73%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.84 62%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $131.42
30d moving avg. $130.47
Annualized volatility 15.5%
Short interest (ETF) 0.0%
Short interest (Underlying) 3.5%
Relative strength (RSI) 52

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 61
Turnover 0.4%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.05%
ADV underlying (mns) $6,147

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 19 potential alternatives to the Vanguard Materials Index Fund ETF based on the alternatives' overlap in portfolio holdings with VAW. Consider funds with lower expense ratios and/or higher ALTAR Score™ ratings as possible alternatives.

Benchmark ticker: VAW Expense: 10 bp ALTAR Score™: 7.8%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH VAW
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs VAW
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs VAW
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs VAW
(%)
FMAT Fidelity MSCI Materials 99.2 8 2 7.8 -0.0
XLB Materials Select Sector SPDR 77.3 13 -3 8.0 +0.2
IYM iShares DJ US Basic Material 68.9 42 -32 7.6 -0.3
JHMA John Hancock Multifactor Materials 68.3 40 -30 7.3 -0.5
RTM Invesco S&P Equal Weight Materials 57.9 40 -30 7.6 -0.3
PYZ Invesco Dynamic Basic Materials Sector 39.7 60 -50 5.4 -2.5
FXZ First Trust Materials Alphadex 37.8 65 -55 7.7 -0.1
MXI iShares S&P Global Materials 36.5 46 -36 6.5 -1.3
SZNE Pacer CFRA-Stovall Equal Weight Seasonal Rotation 23.5 60 -50 6.9 -0.9
IGE iShares North American Natural Resources 15.8 46 -36 4.4 -3.4
EQRR ProShares Equities for Rising Rates 15.6 35 -25 7.8 -0.1
FTAG First Trust Indxx Global Agriculture 14.6 70 -60 7.5 -0.3
XME SPDR Metals & Mining ETF 12.7 35 -25 3.3 -4.6
GNR SPDR S&P Global Nat. Resources 12.1 40 -30 6.8 -1.0
KNG Cboe Vest S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Target Income 11.9 75 -65 5.3 -2.5
NOBL ProShares S&P500 Aristocrats 11.9 35 -25 5.7 -2.1
NANR SPDR S&P N. American Nat. Resources 11.7 35 -25 4.5 -3.4
TPHD Timothy Plan High Dividend Stock 11.4 52 -42 6.5 -1.3
DIET Defiance Next Gen Food & Agriculture 11.2 30 -20 4.7 -3.1

1Overlap is the percentage of holdings by weight that are identical. For example, if Fund A has a 2% position in Apple, Inc. (AAPL) and Fund B has a 5% position, their overlapping position in AAPL is 2%.

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RESULTS & ESTIMATES

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VALUATION METRICS
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Historical valuation trends

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Vanguard Materials Index Fund
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SPECULATIVE

Deeply undervalued but risky. A rating of SPECULATIVE is assigned to ETFs with ALTAR Scores in the top quintile (the top 20%) of their category, indicating exceptional appreciation potential. However, often these are narrowly-focused funds or in industries with structural issues, which may also make them very risky. Nonetheless they may still be useful as part of a well-diversified portfolio.

ALTAR Score™


Calculation of ALTAR Score™
Avg. Return on Equity 13.7 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 1.7 x
Less: Expense ratio 10 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 7.8 %
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MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.59 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.56
 
The composite rating is a weighted average of analysts' consensus recommendations for individual ETF constituents, based on the following scale:

BUY = 1; OVERWEIGHT = 1.5, HOLD = 2; UNDERWEIGHT = 2.5; and SELL = 3.

Readers are cautioned that because analyst ratings tend to be inflated, the composite score may be more useful as a relative measure of sentiment between funds rather than as a stand-alone recommendation.
 

 

See RATING tab for calculation of ALTAR Score™
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Monthly returns based on changes in price plus dividends. May differ from daily returns reported by funds. See below for standardized returns.