Vanguard ESG International Stock ETF
ALTAR
Score™
7.1% info Recommen-
dation
NEUTRAL
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
19.8x 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) $1,144
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 4190
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $82,939
Large cap (>$10bn) 72.6%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 21.6%
Small cap (<$2bn) 5.2%
Developed mkts 72.5%
Emerging mkts 27.0%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LTD. SPONSOR 2.4 %
TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD 2.1 %
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFAC 1.9 %
NESTLE SA-REG 1.8 %
ROCHE HOLDING AG-GENUSSCHEIN 1.3 %
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD 1.1 %
TOYOTA MOTOR CORP 0.8 %
ASML HOLDING NV 0.8 %
ASTRAZENECA PLC 0.8 %
SANOFI-AVENTIS 0.6 %
Total 13.4 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
JAPAN 17.2 %
CHINA 10.1 %
BRITAIN 7.3 %
CANADA 6.3 %
SWITZERLAND 6.3 %
TAIWAN 4.9 %
GERMANY 4.7 %
AUSTRALIA 4.2 %
FRANCE 4.0 %
SOUTH KOREA 3.6 %

HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru July 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
-5.3% 4.4% -- -- 6.5%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 0.86 87%
MSCI EAFE 1.01 96%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.76 89%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $51.31
30d moving avg. $50.38
Annualized volatility 19.1%
Short interest (ETF) 0.0%
Relative strength (RSI) 64

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 119
Turnover 0.5%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.16%
ADV underlying (mns) $101,065

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 67.6 32 -15 7.3 +0.1
DBAW Xtrackers MSCI All World ex US Hedged Equity ETF 66.8 40 -23 7.0 -0.1
VEU Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Index Fund 66.7 8 9 7.5 +0.4
VXUS Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund 66.6 8 9 7.5 +0.4
IXUS ishares Core MSCI Total International Stock ETF 66.4 9 8 7.4 +0.3
VEA Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF 62.7 5 12 7.4 +0.3
SCHF Schwab International Equity ETF 61.3 6 11 7.4 +0.2
IDEV iShares Core MSCI International Developed Markets ETF 58.9 5 12 7.3 +0.1
SPDW SPDR Portfolio Developed World ex-US ETF 58.0 4 13 7.2 +0.0
PBDM Invesco PureBeta FTSE Developed ex-North America ETF 57.0 7 10 7.6 +0.5
CWI SPDR MSCI ACWI ex-US ETF 57.0 30 -13 7.2 +0.0
IEFA iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF 55.2 7 10 7.3 +0.2
HFXI IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE International ETF 53.3 20 -3 7.4 +0.3
EFAX SPDR MSCI EAFE Fossil Fuel Free ETF 51.5 20 -3 7.1 -0.0
EFA iShares MSCI EAFE ETF 51.3 32 -15 7.1 -0.0
DBEF Xtrackers MSCI EAFE Hedged Equity ETF 51.1 35 -18 6.9 -0.3
GSID Goldman Sachs MarketBeta International Equity ETF 50.6 20 -3 7.4 +0.3
BKIE BNY Mellon International Equity ETF 49.2 4 13 7.4 +0.3
ACSG Xtrackers MSCI ACWI ex USA ESG Leaders Equity ETF 48.4 16 1 6.9 -0.2
PXF Invesco FTSE RAFI Developed Markets ex-U.S. ETF 45.1 45 -28 8.8 +1.7
GSIE Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta International Equity ETF 43.8 25 -8 6.6 -0.5
TLTD FlexShares Morningstar Developed Markets ex-US Factor Tilt 43.4 39 -22 8.4 +1.3
JHMD John Hancock Multifactor Developed International ETF 43.1 39 -22 7.5 +0.4
FNDF Schwab Fundamental International Large Co. Index ETF 42.5 25 -8 8.8 +1.7
ESGD iShares MSCI EAFE ESG Optimized ETF 42.4 20 -3 7.0 -0.2
IQSI IQ Candriam ESG International Equity ETF 41.1 15 2 7.3 +0.2
MFDX PIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor International Equity ETF 40.8 39 -22 6.5 -0.6
QEFA SPDR MSCI EAFE Quality Mix ETF 39.8 30 -13 6.9 -0.2
PDEV Principal International Multi-Factor Core Index ETF 38.1 25 -8 7.9 +0.8
ISZE iShares Edge MSCI Intl Size Factor ETF 36.8 30 -13 7.4 +0.3
DWM WisdomTree International Equity Fund 35.7 48 -31 8.4 +1.3
AVDE Avantis International Equity ETF 35.7 23 -6 7.8 +0.7
DDWM WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged International Equity Fund 35.0 35 -18 8.6 +1.4
CIL VictoryShares International Volatility Weighted Index ETF 34.9 45 -28 6.7 -0.4
CIZ VictoryShares Developed Enhanced Volatility Weighted Index E 34.9 45 -28 6.7 -0.5
VGK Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF 34.0 8 9 7.4 +0.3
FEU SPDR Portfolio Europe ETF 33.8 9 8 7.3 +0.2
IEUR iShares Core MSCI Europe ETF 33.3 9 8 7.3 +0.2
CEFA Global X S&P Catholic Values Developed ex-U.S. ETF 32.6 35 -18 7.0 -0.2
FLEE Franklin FTSE Europe ETF 32.1 9 8 7.0 -0.1
FLEH Franklin FTSE Europe Hedged ETF 32.1 9 8 7.1 -0.1
EFG iShares MSCI EAFE Growth ETF 31.9 40 -23 4.6 -2.6
HFXE IQ 50 PERCENT HEDGED FTSE EUROPE ETF 31.9 30 -13 6.9 -0.3
ISDX Invesco Strategic Developed ex-US ETF 31.1 23 -6 7.4 +0.3
VYMI Vanguard International High Dividend Yield ETF 30.7 32 -15 10.1 +2.9
EASG Xtrackers MSCI EAFE ESG Leaders Equity ETF 30.4 14 3 7.0 -0.1
BBEU JPMorgan BetaBuilders Europe ETF 30.3 9 8 7.4 +0.3
LOWC SPDR MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF 29.9 20 -3 5.9 -1.2
DBEU Xtrackers MSCI Europe Hedged Equity ETF 29.9 45 -28 6.6 -0.5
CRBN iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF 29.3 20 -3 6.0 -1.2
ACWI iShares MSCI ACWI ETF 29.1 32 -15 5.7 -1.4
DEEF Xtrackers FTSE Developed ex US Comprehensive Factor ETF 29.1 24 -7 7.2 +0.0
VT Vanguard Total World Stock Index Fund 28.8 8 9 6.0 -1.1
IEV iShares Europe ETF 28.5 59 -42 6.8 -0.3
VPL Vanguard FTSE Pacific ETF 28.2 8 9 7.6 +0.5
DOL WisdomTree International LargeCap Dividend Fund 28.2 48 -31 8.7 +1.6
IQIN IQ 500 International ETF 27.7 25 -8 8.8 +1.7
GSEU Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Europe Equity ETF 27.6 25 -8 6.5 -0.6
IEMG iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF 26.8 13 4 7.9 +0.7
DHDG WisdomTree Dynamic Currency Hedged Intl Quality Div Growth 26.4 30 -13 0.0 -7.1
IDLB Invesco FTSE International Low Beta Equal Weight ETF 25.4 45 -28 7.1 +0.0
IGRO iShares International Dividend Growth ETF 25.1 22 -5 8.0 +0.9
RNDM Developed International Equity Select ETF 25.0 65 -48 6.3 -0.8
QWLD SPDR MSCI World StrategicFactors ETF 24.9 30 -13 6.0 -1.1
QINT American Century Quality Diversified International ETF 24.8 39 -22 5.7 -1.4
DBEM Xtrackers MSCI Emerging Markets Hedged Equity ETF 24.7 65 -48 7.4 +0.3
EFV iShares MSCI EAFE Value ETF 24.7 39 -22 9.7 +2.5
EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF 24.7 68 -51 7.4 +0.2
VWO Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF 24.1 10 7 8.0 +0.9
TPIF Timothy Plan International ETF 24.0 62 -45 6.3 -0.9
IQLT iShares Edge MSCI Intl Quality Factor ETF 23.9 30 -13 6.1 -1.0
ESGG FlexShares STOXX Global ESG Impact Index Fund 23.8 42 -25 5.3 -1.8
TLTE FlexShares Morningstar Emerging Markets Factor Tilt Index 23.7 59 -42 10.9 +3.8
PQIN PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha International Equity ETF 23.5 29 -12 7.7 +0.6
IMTM iShares Edge MSCI Intl Momentum Factor ETF 23.4 30 -13 4.4 -2.7
FLAX Franklin FTSE Asia Ex Japan ETF 23.4 19 -2 7.7 +0.6
URTH iShares MSCI World ETF 23.3 24 -7 5.5 -1.6
GSEE Goldman Sachs MarketBeta Emerging Markets Equity ETF 23.1 36 -19 8.1 +1.0
AAXJ iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF 23.1 68 -51 7.0 -0.1
IPAC iShares Core MSCI Pacific ETF 23.0 9 8 7.4 +0.2
SPGM SPDR Portfolio MSCI Global Stock Market ETF 22.3 9 8 5.8 -1.4
EEMX SPDR MSCI Emerging Markets Fossil Fuel Free ETF 21.8 30 -13 7.8 +0.7
SCHE Schwab Emerging Markets Equity ETF 21.4 11 6 7.9 +0.8
SCID Global X Scientific Beta Europe ETF 21.4 39 -22 6.5 -0.6
EFAV iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol EAFE ETF 21.3 20 -3 5.5 -1.6
IDY Pacific Global International Equity Income ETF 21.3 39 -22 8.1 +1.0
SPEM SPDR Portfolio Emerging Markets ETF 21.2 11 6 7.8 +0.7
RBIN Nationwide Risk-Based International Equity ETF 20.6 42 -25 6.2 -0.9
QEMM SPDR MSCI Emerging Markets StrategicFactors ETF 20.5 30 -13 8.7 +1.5
JHEM John Hancock Multifactor Emerging Markets ETF 20.4 49 -32 8.4 +1.2
GEM Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Emerging Markets Equity ETF 20.4 45 -28 7.8 +0.7
RODM Hartford Multifactor Developed Markets (ex-US) ETF 20.3 29 -12 8.6 +1.5
EEMA iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Asia ETF 20.3 50 -33 7.5 +0.4
VIGI Vanguard International Dividend Appreciation ETF 19.5 25 -8 5.6 -1.5
PBEE Invesco PureBeta FTSE Emerging Markets ETF 19.5 15 2 8.6 +1.5
AVEM Avantis Emerging Markets Equity ETF 19.3 33 -16 8.7 +1.6
NUDM Nuveen ESG International Developed Markets Equity ETF 19.2 40 -23 6.9 -0.3
ESGE iShares ESG MSCI EM ETF 19.2 25 -8 8.6 +1.4
VGFO Virtus WMC Global Factor Opportunities ETF 18.8 49 -32 7.9 +0.8

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

Compound annual growth rates

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VALUATION METRICS
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Historical valuation trends

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Vanguard ESG International Stock 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 10.6 %
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
1.52 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.59
 
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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