Vanguard ESG International Stock ETF
ALTAR
Score™
7.1% info Recommen-
dation
NEUTRAL
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
19.6x P/Sales
ratio
1.4x
P/BV
ratio
1.5x Div.
yield
2.5%


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The Vanguard ESG International Stock ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of global ex-US companies screened for environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) criteria.

FUND BASICS
Category International Equities
Fund Sponsor Vanguard
Website institutional.vanguard.com
Inception date Sep 18, 2018
Assets (mns) $1,315
Currency USD
Expense ratio 17 bp
Distributions Quarterly

FUND STRUCTURE
Regulation Open-Ended Fund
Custodian
Weighting Market Cap
Index replication
Uses derivatives No
Options available No

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 4445
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $103,426
Large cap (>$10bn) 72.7%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 21.4%
Small cap (<$2bn) 5.1%
Developed mkts 72.8%
Emerging mkts 26.7%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LTD. SPONSOR 3.3 %
TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD 2.6 %
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFAC 2.2 %
NESTLE SA-REG 1.9 %
ROCHE HOLDING AG-GENUSSCHEIN 1.4 %
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD 1.3 %
TOYOTA MOTOR CORP 1.0 %
ASML HOLDING NV 0.9 %
ASTRAZENECA PLC 0.8 %
MEITUAN DIANPING 0.7 %
Total 16.2 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
JAPAN 20.4 %
CHINA 12.8 %
BRITAIN 8.0 %
CANADA 7.2 %
SWITZERLAND 6.9 %
TAIWAN 5.9 %
GERMANY 5.3 %
AUSTRALIA 5.1 %
FRANCE 4.4 %
SOUTH KOREA 4.4 %

HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru September 30)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
-2.2% 6.9% -- -- 7.7%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 0.83 86%
MSCI EAFE 0.99 96%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.77 88%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $52.19
30d moving avg. $52.30
Annualized volatility 18.5%
Short interest (ETF) 0.0%
Relative strength (RSI) 46

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 96
Turnover 0.4%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.16%
ADV underlying (mns) $87,467

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 99 potential alternatives to the Vanguard ESG International Stock ETF ETF based on the alternatives' overlap in portfolio holdings with VSGX. Consider funds with lower expense ratios and/or higher ALTAR Score™ ratings as possible alternatives.

Benchmark ticker: VSGX Expense: 17 bp ALTAR Score™: 7.1%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH VSGX
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs VSGX
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs VSGX
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs VSGX
(%)
ACWX iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF 69.9 32 -15 7.3 +0.2
DBAW Xtrackers MSCI All World ex US Hedged Equity ETF 69.8 40 -23 7.2 +0.1
VEU Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Index Fund 69.5 8 9 7.6 +0.5
IXUS ishares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF 69.2 9 8 7.4 +0.3
SCHF Schwab International Equity ETF 68.1 6 11 7.4 +0.3
VEA Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF 67.1 5 12 7.5 +0.4
VXUS Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund 65.5 8 9 7.6 +0.5
IDEV iShares Core MSCI International Developed Markets ETF 64.1 5 12 7.3 +0.2
PBDM Invesco PureBeta FTSE Developed ex-North America ETF 63.8 7 10 7.6 +0.5
SPDW SPDR Portfolio Developed World ex-US ETF 61.8 4 13 7.2 +0.1
IEFA iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF 61.4 7 10 7.4 +0.3
HFXI IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE International ETF 61.4 20 -3 7.6 +0.5
CWI SPDR MSCI ACWI ex-US ETF 60.8 30 -13 7.3 +0.1
EFAX SPDR MSCI EAFE Fossil Fuel Free ETF 58.1 20 -3 7.2 +0.1
EFA iShares MSCI EAFE ETF 57.7 32 -15 7.2 +0.1
DBEF Xtrackers MSCI EAFE Hedged Equity ETF 57.4 35 -18 7.1 -0.0
GSID Goldman Sachs MarketBeta International Equity ETF 57.0 20 -3 7.5 +0.4
ACSG Xtrackers MSCI ACWI ex USA ESG Leaders Equity ETF 55.9 16 1 7.0 -0.2
BKIE BNY Mellon International Equity ETF 55.4 4 13 7.6 +0.5
ESGD iShares MSCI EAFE ESG Optimized ETF 49.3 20 -3 7.1 -0.1
PXF Invesco FTSE RAFI Developed Markets ex-U.S. ETF 49.1 45 -28 9.1 +2.0
JHMD John Hancock Multifactor Developed International ETF 47.9 39 -22 7.5 +0.4
GSIE Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta International Equity ETF 47.4 25 -8 6.8 -0.3
IQSI IQ Candriam ESG International Equity ETF 46.7 15 2 7.6 +0.5
FNDF Schwab Fundamental International Large Co. Index ETF 45.6 25 -8 9.0 +1.9
TLTD FlexShares Morningstar Developed Markets ex-US Factor Tilt 45.1 39 -22 8.5 +1.4
MFDX PIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor International Equity ETF 44.3 39 -22 6.7 -0.4
QEFA SPDR MSCI EAFE Quality Mix ETF 43.8 30 -13 6.9 -0.2
AVDE Avantis International Equity ETF 43.5 23 -6 7.8 +0.7
PDEV Principal International Multi-Factor Core Index ETF 41.9 25 -8 8.1 +1.0
ISZE iShares Edge MSCI Intl Size Factor ETF 39.8 30 -13 7.4 +0.3
CIL VictoryShares International Volatility Weighted Index ETF 39.8 45 -28 7.1 -0.1
CIZ VictoryShares Developed Enhanced Volatility Weighted Index E 39.8 45 -28 7.1 -0.0
DWM WisdomTree International Equity Fund 39.3 48 -31 8.6 +1.5
DDWM WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged International Equity Fund 38.9 35 -18 8.9 +1.8
DMXF iShares ESG Advanced MSCI EAFE ETF 38.6 12 5 7.0 -0.1
VGK Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF 37.5 8 9 7.7 +0.6
FEU SPDR Portfolio Europe ETF 37.2 9 8 7.6 +0.5
IEUR iShares Core MSCI Europe ETF 36.8 9 8 7.5 +0.4
CEFA Global X S&P Catholic Values Developed ex-U.S. ETF 36.7 35 -18 6.9 -0.2
EFG iShares MSCI EAFE Growth ETF 36.5 40 -23 4.6 -2.6
FLEH Franklin FTSE Europe Hedged ETF 35.3 9 8 7.4 +0.3
FLEE Franklin FTSE Europe ETF 35.3 9 8 7.3 +0.2
VYMI Vanguard International High Dividend Yield ETF 34.8 27 -10 10.3 +3.1
EASG Xtrackers MSCI EAFE ESG Leaders Equity ETF 34.3 14 3 7.1 0.0
ISDX Invesco Strategic Developed ex-US ETF 34.1 23 -6 7.6 +0.5
VPL Vanguard FTSE Pacific ETF 33.5 8 9 7.4 +0.3
BBEU JPMorgan BetaBuilders Europe ETF 33.4 9 8 7.6 +0.5
DBEU Xtrackers MSCI Europe Hedged Equity ETF 32.9 45 -28 7.0 -0.2
IEMG iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF 32.9 13 4 7.8 +0.7
IEV iShares Europe ETF 31.4 59 -42 7.1 +0.0
DEEF Xtrackers FTSE Developed ex US Comprehensive Factor ETF 31.3 24 -7 7.0 -0.1
DOL WisdomTree International LargeCap Dividend Fund 31.1 48 -31 9.1 +2.0
RESD WisdomTree International ESG Fund 31.1 30 -13 7.0 -0.2
LOWC SPDR MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF 30.5 20 -3 6.0 -1.2
GSEU Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Europe Equity ETF 30.3 25 -8 6.6 -0.5
DBEM Xtrackers MSCI Emerging Markets Hedged Equity ETF 29.9 65 -48 7.4 +0.3
EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF 29.9 68 -51 7.3 +0.2
CRBN iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF 29.9 20 -3 6.0 -1.2
IQIN IQ 500 International ETF 29.9 25 -8 8.9 +1.8
TPIF Timothy Plan International ETF 29.8 62 -45 6.4 -0.7
VWO Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF 29.8 10 7 8.0 +0.9
ACWI iShares MSCI ACWI ETF 29.7 32 -15 5.7 -1.4
VT Vanguard Total World Stock Index Fund 29.7 8 9 6.0 -1.1
FLAX Franklin FTSE Asia Ex Japan ETF 28.8 19 -2 7.6 +0.5
TLTE FlexShares Morningstar Emerging Markets Factor Tilt Index 28.5 59 -42 11.1 +4.0
AAXJ iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF 28.1 68 -51 7.0 -0.2
GSEE Goldman Sachs MarketBeta Emerging Markets Equity ETF 27.7 36 -19 7.3 +0.1
EFV iShares MSCI EAFE Value ETF 27.6 39 -22 10.0 +2.9
IQLT iShares Edge MSCI Intl Quality Factor ETF 27.5 30 -13 6.1 -1.0
IPAC iShares Core MSCI Pacific ETF 27.5 9 8 7.2 +0.1
IGRO iShares International Dividend Growth ETF 27.5 22 -5 8.6 +1.5
PQIN PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha International Equity ETF 27.4 29 -12 8.0 +0.9
RNDM Developed International Equity Select ETF 27.1 65 -48 6.3 -0.8
IDLB Invesco FTSE International Low Beta Equal Weight ETF 27.1 45 -28 6.6 -0.5
EEMX SPDR MSCI Emerging Markets Fossil Fuel Free ETF 26.8 30 -13 7.6 +0.5
IMTM iShares Edge MSCI Intl Momentum Factor ETF 26.7 30 -13 4.4 -2.7
SCHE Schwab Emerging Markets Equity ETF 26.6 11 6 7.9 +0.7
QWLD SPDR MSCI World StrategicFactors ETF 25.9 30 -13 6.1 -1.0
SPEM SPDR Portfolio Emerging Markets ETF 25.8 11 6 7.7 +0.6
JHEM John Hancock Multifactor Emerging Markets ETF 25.8 49 -32 8.7 +1.6
QINT American Century Quality Diversified International ETF 25.4 39 -22 6.2 -0.9
IDY Pacific Global International Equity Income ETF 24.8 39 -22 8.2 +1.1
EEMA iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Asia ETF 24.7 50 -33 7.6 +0.5
GEM Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Emerging Markets Equity ETF 24.7 45 -28 7.5 +0.4
AVEM Avantis Emerging Markets Equity ETF 24.3 33 -16 8.8 +1.7
ESGG FlexShares STOXX Global ESG Impact Index Fund 24.2 42 -25 5.2 -1.9
PBEE Invesco PureBeta FTSE Emerging Markets ETF 24.1 15 2 8.4 +1.3
RBIN Nationwide Risk-Based International Equity ETF 24.0 42 -25 6.1 -1.0
QEMM SPDR MSCI Emerging Markets StrategicFactors ETF 23.8 30 -13 8.8 +1.7
RODM Hartford Multifactor Developed Markets (ex-US) ETF 23.6 29 -12 7.8 +0.7
ESGE iShares ESG MSCI EM ETF 23.6 25 -8 8.5 +1.4
EFAV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF 23.5 20 -3 5.5 -1.7
SPGM SPDR Portfolio MSCI Global Stock Market ETF 23.5 9 8 5.8 -1.3
URTH iShares MSCI World ETF 23.4 24 -7 5.6 -1.5
SCID Global X Scientific Beta Europe ETF 22.9 39 -22 0.0 -7.1
VIGI Vanguard International Dividend Appreciation ETF 22.6 20 -3 5.6 -1.5
NUDM Nuveen ESG International Developed Markets Equity ETF 22.1 40 -23 7.0 -0.2
XSOE WisdomTree Emerging Markets ex-State-Owned Enterprises Fund 22.0 32 -15 5.6 -1.5

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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Return on equity

Revision activity*
*Six months ago = 100

Net margins

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VALUATION METRICS
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Historical valuation trends

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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 10.7 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 1.5 x
Less: Expense ratio 17 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 7.1 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.53 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.
 

 

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