Vanguard Emerging Markets
ALTAR
Score™
7.9% info Recommen-
dation
NEUTRAL
2019E    2020E
P/E
ratio
14.6x P/Sales
ratio
1.2x
P/BV
ratio
1.7x Div.
yield
2.8%


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Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks to track the performance of the FTSE Emerging Markets All Cap China A Inclusion Index.

FUND BASICS
Category Emerging Market Equities
Fund Sponsor Vanguard
Website www.vanguard.com
Inception date Mar 10, 2005
Assets (mns) $69,372
Currency USD
Expense ratio 12 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 4188
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $93,259
Large cap (>$10bn) 64.6%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 26.5%
Small cap (<$2bn) 7.8%
Developed mkts 7.6%
Emerging mkts 90.2%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LTD. SPONSOR 5.1 %
TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD 4.7 %
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFAC 2.7 %
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR-SP ADR 1.7 %
CHINA CONSTRUCTION BANK-H 1.3 %
NASPERS LTD-N SHS 1.2 %
PING AN INSURANCE GROUP CO-H 1.1 %
RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LTD 1.1 %
IND & COMM BK OF CHINA - H 1.0 %
HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FINANCE 0.9 %
Total 20.7 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
CHINA 30.5 %
TAIWAN 14.2 %
INDIA 9.9 %
BRAZIL 8.0 %
SOUTH AFRICA 5.0 %
HONG KONG 4.4 %
RUSSIA 4.2 %
MEXICO 2.8 %
MALAYSIA 2.5 %
THAILAND 2.4 %

HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru December 31)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
20.7% 20.7% 5.0% 3.4% 7.4%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 0.84 50%
MSCI EAFE 1.08 69%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.96 94%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $45.91
30d moving avg. $44.30
Annualized volatility 14.3%
Short interest (ETF) 1.1%
Relative strength (RSI) 72

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 10,463
Turnover 0.7%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.02%
ADV underlying (mns) $60,971

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 20 potential alternatives to the Vanguard Emerging Markets ETF based on the alternatives' overlap in portfolio holdings with VWO. Consider funds with lower expense ratios and/or higher ALTAR Score™ ratings as possible alternatives.

Benchmark ticker: VWO Expense: 12 bp ALTAR Score™: 7.9%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH VWO
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs VWO
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs VWO
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs VWO
(%)
SCHE Schwab Emerging Markets Equity 77.6 13 -1 7.9 -0.0
IEMG iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets 73.3 14 -2 8.0 +0.0
EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets 72.6 67 -55 7.7 -0.3
DBEM Xtrackers MSCI Emg. Mkts. Hedged 70.1 65 -53 7.7 -0.3
PBEE Invesco PureBeta FTSE Emerging Markets 68.0 14 -2 8.4 +0.5
SPEM SPDR Portfolio Emerging Markets 61.9 11 1 7.8 -0.1
FLAX Franklin FTSE Asia Ex Japan 56.6 19 -7 7.8 -0.1
JHEM John Hancock Multifactor Emerging Markets 55.8 55 -43 8.1 +0.2
AAXJ iShares MSCI Asia ex-Japan 54.7 67 -55 7.4 -0.6
EEMA iShares MSCI Emg Mkts Asia 54.4 50 -38 7.9 +0.0
EEMX SPDR MSCI Emerging Markets Fossil Fuel Free 53.1 30 -18 7.9 -0.1
GMF SPDR S&P Emerging Asia Pacific 52.6 49 -37 7.4 -0.5
TLTE FlexShares Mngstr Emerging Markets Factor Tilt 50.4 59 -47 12.0 +4.1
GEM Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Emg Mkts Equity 49.9 45 -33 8.3 +0.4
BKF iShares MSCI BRIC 48.0 67 -55 7.7 -0.3
XSOE WisdomTree Emg Mkt ex-SOE 45.9 32 -20 6.3 -1.7
PXH Invesco FTSE-RAFI Emerging Markets 44.6 50 -38 11.4 +3.5
QEMM SPDR MSCI Emerging Markets Quality Mix 44.5 30 -18 8.6 +0.6
AVEM Avantis Emerging Markets Equity 42.3 33 -21 7.7 -0.3
EMSG Xtrackers MSCI Emerging Markets ESG Leaders Equity 41.4 20 -8 7.5 -0.4

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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VALUATION METRICS
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Historical valuation trends

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Vanguard Emerging Markets
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S&P500 MSCI EAFE MSCI Emg. Mkts. Other ETF:

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 12.6 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 1.6 x
Less: Expense ratio 12 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 7.9 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.47 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.48
 
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™
Risk & reward. Uses std. dev. as proxy for risk, ALTAR Score™ for return forecast.
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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.