Vanguard ESG International Stock ETF
ALTAR
Score™
6.3% info Recommen-
dation
NEUTRAL
2021E    2022E
P/E
ratio
16.5x P/Sales
ratio
1.4x
P/BV
ratio
1.6x Div.
yield
2.7%


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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) $1,777
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 4595
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $127,951
Large cap (>$10bn) 73.7%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 19.8%
Small cap (<$2bn) 4.7%
Developed mkts 70.1%
Emerging mkts 29.4%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFAC 3.1 %
TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD 3.1 %
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LTD. SPONSOR 2.6 %
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD 1.8 %
NESTLE SA-REG 1.7 %
ASML HOLDING NV 1.3 %
ROCHE HOLDING AG-GENUSSCHEIN 1.3 %
MEITUAN DIANPING 1.1 %
TOYOTA MOTOR CORP 1.0 %
AIA GROUP LTD 0.9 %
Total 17.9 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
JAPAN 22.8 %
CHINA 15.0 %
BRITAIN 8.9 %
CANADA 8.0 %
TAIWAN 7.4 %
SWITZERLAND 6.9 %
GERMANY 6.1 %
AUSTRALIA 5.9 %
SOUTH KOREA 5.7 %
FRANCE 4.7 %

HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru February 28)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
2.4% 27.0% -- -- 14.2%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 0.86 87%
MSCI EAFE 0.91 94%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.79 86%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $60.66
30d moving avg. $62.02
Annualized volatility 18.4%
Short interest (ETF) 0.0%
Relative strength (RSI) 51

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 195
Turnover 0.7%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.11%
ADV underlying (mns) $147,817

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 97 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™: 6.3%


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
(%)
DFAI Dimensional International Core Equity Market ETF 71.0 18 -1 6.2 -0.1
VEU Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Index Fund 70.7 8 9 6.6 +0.3
ACWX iShares MSCI ACWI ex U.S. ETF 69.4 32 -15 6.3 0.0
SCHF Schwab International Equity ETF 69.3 6 11 6.5 +0.2
DBAW Xtrackers MSCI All World ex US Hedged Equity ETF 69.2 40 -23 6.0 -0.3
IXUS ishares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF 69.1 9 8 6.4 +0.1
VEA Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF 67.8 5 12 6.5 +0.2
PBDM Invesco PureBeta FTSE Developed ex-North America ETF 67.8 7 10 6.5 +0.2
HFXI IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE International ETF 67.1 20 -3 6.4 +0.1
IDEV iShares Core MSCI International Developed Markets ETF 64.2 5 12 6.3 +0.0
IEFA iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF 63.7 7 10 6.4 +0.1
EFAX SPDR MSCI EAFE Fossil Fuel Free ETF 63.2 20 -3 6.2 -0.1
EFA iShares MSCI EAFE ETF 62.3 32 -15 6.2 -0.1
SPDW SPDR Portfolio Developed World ex-US ETF 62.1 4 13 6.1 -0.2
CWI SPDR MSCI ACWI ex-US ETF 62.0 30 -13 6.2 -0.1
ACSG Xtrackers MSCI ACWI ex USA ESG Leaders Equity ETF 62.0 16 1 5.9 -0.4
DBEF Xtrackers MSCI EAFE Hedged Equity ETF 61.8 35 -18 6.0 -0.3
BKIE BNY Mellon International Equity ETF 61.8 4 13 6.5 +0.2
GSID Goldman Sachs MarketBeta International Equity ETF 61.2 20 -3 6.2 -0.1
VXUS Vanguard Total International Stock ETF 56.0 8 9 6.6 +0.3
ESGD iShares MSCI EAFE ESG Optimized ETF 53.8 20 -3 6.2 -0.1
IQSI IQ Candriam ESG International Equity ETF 53.2 15 2 6.2 -0.1
PXF Invesco FTSE RAFI Developed Markets ex-U.S. ETF 50.9 45 -28 7.4 +1.1
JHMD John Hancock Multifactor Developed International ETF 49.6 39 -22 6.4 +0.1
GSIE Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta International Equity ETF 49.2 25 -8 6.1 -0.2
FNDF Schwab Fundamental International Large Co. Index ETF 47.1 25 -8 7.5 +1.2
MFDX PIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor International Equity ETF 45.8 39 -22 5.6 -0.7
PDEV Principal International Multi-Factor Core Index ETF 45.8 25 -8 7.0 +0.7
TLTD FlexShares Morningstar Developed Markets ex-US Factor Tilt 45.7 39 -22 6.7 +0.4
QEFA SPDR MSCI EAFE Quality Mix ETF 45.6 30 -13 6.1 -0.2
DMXF iShares ESG Advanced MSCI EAFE ETF 44.5 12 5 5.9 -0.4
CEFA Global X S&P Catholic Values Developed ex-U.S. ETF 44.0 35 -18 6.0 -0.3
AVDE Avantis International Equity ETF 44.0 23 -6 6.7 +0.4
ISZE iShares Edge MSCI Intl Size Factor ETF 42.8 30 -13 6.1 -0.2
CIL VictoryShares International Volatility Weighted Index ETF 42.0 45 -28 6.4 +0.1
CIZ VictoryShares Developed Enhanced Volatility Weighted Index E 41.9 45 -28 6.2 -0.1
VGK Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF 41.3 8 9 6.6 +0.3
SPEU SPDR Portfolio Europe ETF 40.8 9 8 6.5 +0.2
IEUR iShares Core MSCI Europe ETF 40.5 9 8 6.4 +0.1
DDWM WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged International Equity Fund 40.0 40 -23 7.2 +0.9
IEMG iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF 39.3 11 6 6.7 +0.4
DWM WisdomTree International Equity Fund 39.2 48 -31 7.1 +0.8
VYMI Vanguard International High Dividend Yield ETF 39.0 27 -10 9.0 +2.7
VPL Vanguard FTSE Pacific ETF 38.6 8 9 6.3 +0.0
FLEH Franklin FTSE Europe Hedged ETF 38.3 9 8 6.4 +0.1
FLEE Franklin FTSE Europe ETF 38.3 9 8 6.4 +0.1
EFG iShares MSCI EAFE Growth ETF 37.9 40 -23 4.0 -2.3
EASG Xtrackers MSCI EAFE ESG Leaders Equity ETF 37.2 14 3 6.0 -0.3
BBEU JPMorgan BetaBuilders Europe ETF 36.2 9 8 6.6 +0.3
DBEU Xtrackers MSCI Europe Hedged Equity ETF 35.9 45 -28 6.0 -0.3
EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF 35.9 70 -53 6.0 -0.3
DBEM Xtrackers MSCI Emerging Markets Hedged Equity ETF 35.7 65 -48 6.0 -0.3
VWO Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF 35.0 10 7 7.1 +0.8
FLAX Franklin FTSE Asia Ex Japan ETF 34.5 19 -2 6.3 +0.0
IEV iShares Europe ETF 34.3 59 -42 6.1 -0.2
ISDX Invesco RAFI Strategic Developed ex-US ETF 34.3 23 -6 6.2 -0.1
RESD WisdomTree International ESG Fund 33.8 30 -13 6.3 0.0
AAXJ iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF 33.7 68 -51 5.7 -0.6
DOL WisdomTree International LargeCap Dividend Fund 33.7 48 -31 7.1 +0.8
GSEE Goldman Sachs MarketBeta Emerging Markets Equity ETF 33.5 36 -19 7.0 +0.7
DEEF Xtrackers FTSE Developed ex US Comprehensive Factor ETF 33.1 24 -7 6.5 +0.2
TLTE FlexShares Morningstar Emerging Markets Factor Tilt Index 32.6 59 -42 10.4 +4.1
TPIF Timothy Plan International ETF 32.4 62 -45 5.9 -0.4
DFAE Dimensional Emerging Core Equity Market ETF 32.2 35 -18 7.1 +0.8
EEMX SPDR MSCI Emerging Markets Fossil Fuel Free ETF 32.1 30 -13 6.5 +0.2
GSEU Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Europe Equity ETF 31.7 25 -8 6.0 -0.3
SCHE Schwab Emerging Markets Equity ETF 31.4 11 6 6.8 +0.5
IPAC iShares Core MSCI Pacific ETF 31.3 9 8 6.1 -0.2
EFV iShares MSCI EAFE Value ETF 31.3 39 -22 8.1 +1.8
LOWC SPDR MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF 31.1 20 -3 5.4 -0.9
CRBN iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF 31.0 20 -3 5.4 -0.9
IQIN IQ 500 International ETF 30.9 25 -8 7.3 +1.0
JHEM John Hancock Multifactor Emerging Markets ETF 30.7 49 -32 7.2 +1.0
SPEM SPDR Portfolio Emerging Markets ETF 30.7 11 6 6.7 +0.4
VT Vanguard Total World Stock ETF 30.5 8 9 5.4 -0.9
ACWI iShares MSCI ACWI ETF 30.4 32 -15 5.2 -1.1
EEMA iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Asia ETF 29.6 50 -33 6.4 +0.1
PQIN PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha International Equity ETF 29.1 29 -12 7.1 +0.8
GEM Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Emerging Markets Equity ETF 28.8 45 -28 6.5 +0.2
BKEM BNY Mellon Emerging Markets Equity ETF 28.6 11 6 6.8 +0.6
IMTM iShares Edge MSCI Intl Momentum Factor ETF 28.4 30 -13 3.8 -2.5
IQLT iShares Edge MSCI Intl Quality Factor ETF 28.4 30 -13 5.4 -0.9
PBEE Invesco PureBeta FTSE Emerging Markets ETF 28.0 15 2 7.7 +1.4
IDLB Invesco FTSE International Low Beta Equal Weight ETF 27.8 45 -28 6.3 -0.0
ESGE iShares ESG Aware MSCI EM ETF 27.8 25 -8 6.8 +0.5
AVEM Avantis Emerging Markets Equity ETF 27.4 33 -16 7.5 +1.2
RNDM First Trust Developed International Equity Select ETF 27.3 65 -48 5.6 -0.7
QEMM SPDR MSCI Emerging Markets StrategicFactors ETF 27.1 30 -13 7.7 +1.4
RBIN Nationwide Risk-Based International Equity ETF 26.3 42 -25 5.9 -0.4
QINT American Century Quality Diversified International ETF 26.0 39 -22 6.2 -0.1
QWLD SPDR MSCI World StrategicFactors ETF 25.2 30 -13 5.5 -0.8
ESGG FlexShares STOXX Global ESG Impact Index Fund 25.2 42 -25 4.8 -1.5
XSOE WisdomTree Emerging Markets ex-State-Owned Enterprises Fund 24.6 32 -15 5.3 -1.0
VIGI Vanguard International Dividend Appreciation ETF 24.0 20 -3 4.8 -1.5
RODM Hartford Multifactor Developed Markets (ex-US) ETF 23.8 29 -12 7.2 +1.0
NUDM Nuveen ESG International Developed Markets Equity ETF 23.7 40 -23 5.8 -0.5
SPGM SPDR Portfolio MSCI Global Stock Market ETF 23.7 9 8 5.3 -1.0

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

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*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 10.5 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 1.6 x
Less: Expense ratio 17 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 6.3 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.49 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.55
 
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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