Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF
ALTAR
Score™
7.5% info Recommen-
dation
NEUTRAL
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
21.8x P/Sales
ratio
1.2x
P/BV
ratio
1.4x Div.
yield
2.9%


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The Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF seeks to track the performance of the FTSE Developed Europe All Cap Index, which measures the investment return of stocks issued by companies located in the major markets of Europe.

FUND BASICS
Category International Equities
Fund Sponsor Vanguard
Website www.vanguard.com
Inception date Mar 04, 2005
Assets (mns) $11,975
Currency USD
Expense ratio 8 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 1324
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $70,542
Large cap (>$10bn) 79.9%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 16.0%
Small cap (<$2bn) 3.0%
Developed mkts 99.2%
Emerging mkts 0.6%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
NESTLE SA-REG 3.6 %
ROCHE HOLDING AG-GENUSSCHEIN 2.7 %
NOVARTIS AG-REG 2.0 %
SAP AG 1.8 %
ASTRAZENECA PLC 1.6 %
ASML HOLDING NV 1.6 %
LVMH MOET HENNESSY LOUIS VUI 1.2 %
NOVO NORDISK A/S-B 1.2 %
SANOFI-AVENTIS 1.2 %
SIEMENS AG-REG 1.1 %
Total 18.1 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
BRITAIN 20.9 %
SWITZERLAND 16.5 %
GERMANY 14.8 %
FRANCE 13.2 %
NETHERLANDS 7.3 %
SWEDEN 5.7 %
DENMARK 3.9 %
ITALY 3.5 %
SPAIN 3.4 %
FINLAND 2.3 %

HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru August 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
-6.0% 6.0% 4.3% 6.1% 4.4%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 0.87 79%
MSCI EAFE 1.06 97%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.76 80%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $51.69
30d moving avg. $54.08
Annualized volatility 17.3%
Short interest (ETF) 2.9%
Relative strength (RSI) 39

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 4,811
Turnover 2.1%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.02%
ADV underlying (mns) $17,313

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 98 potential alternatives to the Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF ETF based on the alternatives' overlap in portfolio holdings with VGK. Consider funds with lower expense ratios and/or higher ALTAR Score™ ratings as possible alternatives.

Benchmark ticker: VGK Expense: 8 bp ALTAR Score™: 7.5%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH VGK
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs VGK
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs VGK
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs VGK
(%)
IEUR iShares Core MSCI Europe ETF 93.6 9 -1 7.3 -0.2
FEU SPDR Portfolio Europe ETF 91.5 9 -1 7.4 -0.1
FLEE Franklin FTSE Europe ETF 89.7 9 -1 7.1 -0.4
FLEH Franklin FTSE Europe Hedged ETF 89.4 9 -1 7.3 -0.3
HFXE IQ 50 PERCENT HEDGED FTSE EUROPE ETF 89.0 30 -22 0.0 -7.5
DBEU Xtrackers MSCI Europe Hedged Equity ETF 85.2 45 -37 6.7 -0.8
BBEU JPMorgan BetaBuilders Europe ETF 84.7 9 -1 7.5 -0.0
IEV iShares Europe ETF 82.4 59 -51 7.0 -0.6
GSEU Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Europe Equity ETF 67.7 25 -17 6.5 -1.0
EFAX SPDR MSCI EAFE Fossil Fuel Free ETF 60.4 20 -12 7.1 -0.4
EFA iShares MSCI EAFE ETF 60.3 32 -24 7.1 -0.5
IQSI IQ Candriam ESG International Equity ETF 58.1 15 -7 7.4 -0.1
IEFA iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF 57.8 7 1 7.3 -0.2
GSID Goldman Sachs MarketBeta International Equity ETF 57.8 20 -12 7.4 -0.2
DBEF Xtrackers MSCI EAFE Hedged Equity ETF 57.8 35 -27 6.9 -0.6
PBDM Invesco PureBeta FTSE Developed ex-North America ETF 55.9 7 1 7.6 +0.0
HFXI IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE International ETF 55.6 20 -12 7.5 -0.0
ESGD iShares MSCI EAFE ESG Optimized ETF 55.2 20 -12 7.0 -0.5
BKIE BNY Mellon International Equity ETF 52.5 4 4 7.4 -0.1
SCHF Schwab International Equity ETF 52.0 6 2 7.4 -0.1
IDEV iShares Core MSCI International Developed Markets ETF 50.9 5 3 7.3 -0.3
VEA Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF 50.0 5 3 7.5 -0.1
JHMD John Hancock Multifactor Developed International ETF 49.3 39 -31 7.5 -0.1
PXF Invesco FTSE RAFI Developed Markets ex-U.S. ETF 49.3 45 -37 9.1 +1.5
QEFA SPDR MSCI EAFE Quality Mix ETF 48.6 30 -22 6.9 -0.6
DOL WisdomTree International LargeCap Dividend Fund 47.6 48 -40 8.8 +1.3
SPDW SPDR Portfolio Developed World ex-US ETF 47.6 4 4 7.2 -0.3
DBEZ Xtrackers MSCI Eurozone Hedged Equity ETF 47.6 45 -37 6.8 -0.7
DWM WisdomTree International Equity Fund 47.5 48 -40 8.4 +0.9
DDWM WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged International Equity Fund 47.5 35 -27 8.7 +1.2
GSIE Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta International Equity ETF 44.6 25 -17 6.7 -0.8
EFG iShares MSCI EAFE Growth ETF 44.6 40 -32 4.5 -3.1
FNDF Schwab Fundamental International Large Co. Index ETF 44.6 25 -17 8.9 +1.4
SCID Global X Scientific Beta Europe ETF 44.2 39 -31 6.5 -1.0
MFDX PIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor International Equity ETF 44.0 39 -31 6.6 -1.0
EZU iShares MSCI Eurozone ETF 43.5 49 -41 6.8 -0.8
EFV iShares MSCI EAFE Value ETF 43.5 39 -31 9.9 +2.4
EURZ Xtrackers Eurozone Equity ETF 43.2 9 -1 7.2 -0.3
PDEV Principal International Multi-Factor Core Index ETF 42.6 25 -17 8.1 +0.5
EASG Xtrackers MSCI EAFE ESG Leaders Equity ETF 42.1 14 -6 6.9 -0.6
CEFA Global X S&P Catholic Values Developed ex-U.S. ETF 40.1 35 -27 7.0 -0.5
ACWX iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF 39.2 32 -24 7.4 -0.2
CWI SPDR MSCI ACWI ex-US ETF 38.9 30 -22 7.3 -0.2
OEUR O'shares FTSE Europe Quality Dividend ETF 38.9 48 -40 6.8 -0.7
VEU Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Index Fund 38.6 8 0 7.7 +0.1
TLTD FlexShares Morningstar Developed Markets ex-US Factor Tilt 38.6 39 -31 8.4 +0.9
DHDG WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged Intl Quality Div Growth 38.1 30 -22 0.0 -7.5
DBAW Xtrackers MSCI All World ex US Hedged Equity ETF 37.9 40 -32 7.1 -0.4
IXUS ishares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF 37.7 9 -1 7.5 -0.0
VSGX Vanguard ESG International Stock ETF 37.5 17 -9 7.2 -0.3
ISDX Invesco Strategic Developed ex-US ETF 37.4 23 -15 7.5 -0.1
IDY Pacific Global International Equity Income ETF 36.5 39 -31 8.1 +0.5
VXUS Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund 36.4 8 0 7.6 +0.1
IQIN IQ 500 International ETF 36.3 25 -17 8.8 +1.3
IQLT iShares Edge MSCI Intl Quality Factor ETF 36.1 30 -22 6.0 -1.5
ACSG Xtrackers MSCI ACWI ex USA ESG Leaders Equity ETF 35.8 16 -8 7.0 -0.5
CIL VictoryShares International Volatility Weighted Index ETF 34.9 45 -37 6.7 -0.8
CIZ VictoryShares Developed Enhanced Volatility Weighted Index E 34.9 45 -37 6.7 -0.8
VYMI Vanguard International High Dividend Yield ETF 34.5 27 -19 10.5 +3.0
RNDM Developed International Equity Select ETF 34.2 65 -57 6.4 -1.1
IMTM iShares Edge MSCI Intl Momentum Factor ETF 34.2 30 -22 4.3 -3.2
ISZE iShares Edge MSCI Intl Size Factor ETF 33.4 30 -22 7.3 -0.3
AVDE Avantis International Equity ETF 33.4 23 -15 7.7 +0.2
EUDG WisdomTree Europe Quality Dividend Growth Fund 28.9 58 -50 6.0 -1.6
RFEU First Trust Riverfront Dynamic Europe ETF 28.8 83 -75 6.0 -1.5
DEEF Xtrackers FTSE Developed ex US Comprehensive Factor ETF 28.7 24 -16 7.1 -0.5
IGRO iShares International Dividend Growth ETF 28.4 22 -14 8.1 +0.6
NUDM Nuveen ESG International Developed Markets Equity ETF 27.7 40 -32 6.8 -0.7
DTH WisdomTree DEFA Equity Income Fund 27.2 58 -50 10.1 +2.6
VGFO Virtus WMC Global Factor Opportunities ETF 27.1 49 -41 8.1 +0.6
IDMO Invesco S&P International Developed Momentum ETF 26.8 26 -18 4.5 -3.0
PQIN PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha International Equity ETF 26.8 29 -21 7.6 +0.1
RBIN Nationwide Risk-Based International Equity ETF 26.8 42 -34 6.1 -1.4
RFDI First Trust Riverfront Dynamic Developed International ETF 26.5 83 -75 5.7 -1.8
VIGI Vanguard International Dividend Appreciation ETF 26.1 20 -12 5.6 -1.9
FIVA Fidelity International Value Factor ETF 26.0 39 -31 9.9 +2.4
FDEV Fidelity Targeted International Factor ETF 25.9 39 -31 6.5 -1.1
EFAV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF 25.5 20 -12 5.5 -2.1
TPIF Timothy Plan International ETF 25.3 62 -54 6.3 -1.2
FEZ SPDR EURO STOXX 50 ETF 24.9 29 -21 7.4 -0.1
QINT American Century Quality Diversified International ETF 24.5 39 -31 6.1 -1.4
IDHQ Invesco S&P International Developed Quality ETF 24.3 29 -21 5.0 -2.5
ESGG FlexShares STOXX Global ESG Impact Index Fund 24.1 42 -34 6.0 -1.5
IVLU iShares Edge MSCI Intl Value Factor ETF 22.8 30 -22 11.7 +4.2
IOO iShares Global 100 ETF 22.1 40 -32 6.1 -1.5
JPIN JPMorgan Diversified Return International Equity ETF 21.9 37 -29 7.9 +0.4
FEP First Trust Europe AlphaDEX Fund 21.9 80 -72 7.4 -0.1
RODM Hartford Multifactor Developed Markets (ex-US) ETF 21.9 29 -21 7.7 +0.2
QLVD FlexShares Developed Markets ex-US Quality Low Volatility Id 21.5 32 -24 6.0 -1.5
IDLB Invesco FTSE International Low Beta Equal Weight ETF 20.8 45 -37 7.1 -0.4
DOO WisdomTree International Dividend ex-Financials Fund 20.7 58 -50 9.0 +1.5
TOK iShares MSCI Kokusai ETF 20.7 25 -17 6.0 -1.5
QWLD SPDR MSCI World StrategicFactors ETF 20.4 30 -22 6.4 -1.1
FLGB Franklin FTSE United Kingdom ETF 20.2 9 -1 8.1 +0.6
HEDJ WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund 20.1 58 -50 6.8 -0.7
IQDE FlexShares International Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fd 19.0 47 -39 9.3 +1.8
MVIN Natixis Seeyond International Minimum Volatility ETF 19.0 56 -48 5.6 -1.9
IQDF FlexShares International Quality Dividend Index Fund 18.7 47 -39 9.2 +1.6

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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Asset turnover **%   Assets-to-equity **x

Return on equity

Revision activity*
*Six months ago = 100

Net margins

Compound annual growth rates

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VALUATION METRICS
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Historical valuation trends

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Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF
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NEUTRAL

Average appreciation potential. A rating of NEUTRAL is assigned to ETFs with ALTAR Scores in the middle quintile (ranking between 40%-60%) of their category. This indicates that valuations adequately reflect the fundamentals of stocks in these funds.

ALTAR Score™


Calculation of ALTAR Score™
Avg. Return on Equity 10.5 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 1.4 x
Less: Expense ratio 8 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 7.5 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.58 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.57
 
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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