Selected Value Fund (VASVX)

Indexed to Russell Midcap Value Index

  Fact sheet (03/31/2014)

Summary of this fund

Vanguard Selected Value Fund seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation and income.

Investment approach

  • Mid-cap value equity.
  • Seeks long-term capital appreciation and income.
  • Fundamental, research-driven process.
  • Relatively concentrated portfolio of 90–110 stocks.
  • Favors a long-term investment horizon with low turnover.


Price and distributions

as of 04/23/2014


The market value of a mutual fund's total assets, minus liabilities, divided by the number of shares outstanding. The value of a single share is called its share value or share price.

Change $/%
– $0.01 negative change   – 0.03%
SEC yield

A non-money market fund's SEC yield is based on a formula mandated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that calculates a fund's hypothetical annualized income, as a percentage of its assets. A security's income, for the purposes of this calculation, is based on the current market yield to maturity (in the case of bonds) or projected dividend yield (for stocks) of the fund's holdings over a trailing 30 day period. This hypothetical income will differ (at times, significantly) from the fund's actual experience; as a result, income distributions from the fund may be higher or lower than implied by the SEC yield.

The SEC yield for a money market fund is calculated by annualizing its daily income distributions for the previous seven days.

1.48% B


Dividend yield

The annual rate of return on a share of stock, determined by dividing the annual dividend by its current share price. In a stock mutual fund, this figure represents the average dividend yield of the stocks held by the fund.



Key fund facts

Expense ratio
0.44% as of 03/31/2014
Lipper peer average
expense ratio
1.30% as of 12/31/2013
Domestic Mid-Cap Value
Inception on
Net assets for
$8.8 billion as of 03/31/2014
120 as of 03/31/2014
Management style
Russell Midcap Value Index
Turnover rate 
 27.10%(Fiscal year-end  10/31/2013)

Fees and minimums

Fees and minimums

Purchase fee:

A fee charged by some mutual funds when an investor buys shares. This fee is not a sales charge or load because it is paid directly to the fund to offset the costs of trading certain securities.

Redemption fee:

A fee charged by some mutual funds when an investor sells shares. A redemption fee differs from a back-end load because the money is paid back into the fund. Many funds charge redemption fees only when shares are bought and then sold within a specific period of time, generally in an effort to discourage market-timing and short-term trading. Some brokers also charge their clients redemption fees for the sale of securities.

Minimum investment:

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Portfolio of mid-capitalization value stocks.

Expected range
Central tendency

About our styleboxes  


Vanguard Selected Value Fund seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation and income.

Investment approach

  • Mid-cap value equity.
  • Seeks long-term capital appreciation and income.
  • Fundamental, research-driven process.
  • Relatively concentrated portfolio of 90–110 stocks.
  • Favors a long-term investment horizon with low turnover.

Total returns

as of 03/31/2014

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as of 03/31/2014

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  YTD 1 year 5 year 10 year Since inception


2.13% 28.91% 24.67% 10.33% 9.47%

Russell Midcap Value Index

5.22% 22.95% 26.35% 10.24%

Note: Fee adjusted for mutual funds where applicable.

* Measures the performance of those Russell Midcap Index companies with lower price/book ratios and lower predicted and historical growth rates.

The performance data shown represent past performance, which is not a guarantee of future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so investors' shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data cited.

People and process


Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss, LLC
Donald Smith & Co., Inc.
Pzena Investment Management, LLC

Product management

Vanguard Selected Value Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation and income by investing in mid-capitalization stocks, using a multimanager structure that provides diversification and mitigates risk. The fund’s three investment advisors utilize fundamental investment management methods to construct portfolios of undervalued and out-of-favor stocks. The combination of three distinctive, yet complementary, approaches to valuation, stock selection, and portfolio construction enhances diversification while maintaining the fund’s value character. In addition, Vanguard may invest the fund’s cash flows in equity index futures and/or exchange-traded funds to manage liquidity needs while ensuring that the fund remains fully invested.

Firm and manager details  

Sector weightings

  Sector  VASVX
as of 03/31/2014

Russell Midcap Value Index

as of 12/31/2013
Financials 29.1% 32.3%
Industrials 19.8% 11.7%
Consumer Discretionary 12.1% 9.1%
Information Technology 9.7% 10.6%
Energy 9.6% 7.2%
Health Care 9.4% 8.7%
Materials 3.6% 5.4%
Consumer Staples 3.4% 2.8%
Utilities 3.3% 11.5%
Telecommunication Services 0.0% 0.7%
Other 0.0% 0.0%
Total 100.0% 100.0%

Sector categories are based on the Global Industry Classification Standard system.

Top 10 holdings as of 03/31/2014

 as of 03/31/2014
Rank Holding
1 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
2 Micron Technology Inc.
3 Omnicare Inc.
4 Delphi Automotive plc
5 Discover Financial Services
6 Cardinal Health Inc.
7 Fifth Third Bancorp
8 Hanesbrands Inc.
9 Joy Global Inc.
10 CIT Group Inc.
Top 10 equals 22.8% of net assets

Portfolio holdings may exclude any temporary cash investments and equity index products.

Holdings policy for this fund  


Stockas of 03/31/2014 VASVX Benchmark

Russell Midcap Value Index

Number of stocks 120 535
Median market cap $11.4 billion $9.8 billion
P/E ratio 16.1x 21.4x
P/B ratio 1.7x 1.8x
Turnover rate 27.1% Fiscal year end 10/2013 N/A

Risk and volatility as of 03/31/2014

as of 03/31/2014
  VASVX Benchmark

Russell Midcap Value Index

R-squared N/A 0.95
Beta N/A 0.93
Alpha 0.18 N/A
Standard deviation 13.44% 14.13%
Sharpe ratio 1.22 1.07

Risk and volatility are based on the share class with the earliest inception date.

Risk measures are calculated from trailing 36-month fund returns relative to the associated benchmarks.

An investment in the fund could lose money over short or even long periods. You should expect the fund’s share price and total return to fluctuate within a wide range, like the fluctuations of the overall stock market. The fund’s performance could be hurt by:

  • Stock market risk: The chance that stock prices overall will decline. Stock markets tend to move in cycles, with periods of rising stock prices and periods of falling stock prices.
  • Investment style risk: The chance that returns from mid-capitalization value stocks will trail returns from the overall stock market. Historically, mid-cap stocks have been more volatile in price than the large-cap stocks that dominate the overall market, and they often perform quite differently. Mid-cap stocks tend to have greater volatility than large-cap stocks because, among other things, medium-size companies are more sensitive to changing economic conditions.
  • Manager risk: The chance that poor security selection or focus on securities in a particular sector, category, or group of companies will cause the fund to underperform relevant benchmarks or other funds with a similar investment objective.
  • Asset concentration risk: The chance that the fund’s performance may be hurt disproportionately by the poor performance of relatively few stocks. The fund tends to invest a high percentage of assets in its ten largest holdings.

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