Mid-Cap Growth ETF (VOT)

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portfolio.Content-187 CRSP US Mid Cap Growth Index

  Fact sheet (12/31/2013)

Characteristics

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Stocks
Index portfolio of mid-capitalization growth stocks.



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Market capitalization
as of 03/31/2014

  VOT Benchmark

CRSP U.S. Mid Cap Growth Index

+/- Weight
Large 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Medium/Large 0.8% 0.8% 0.0%
Medium 76.7% 76.7% 0.0%
Medium/Small 21.9% 21.9% 0.0%
Small 0.6% 0.6% 0.0%
Total 100.0% 100.0%  

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Fundamentals
as of 03/31/2014

  VOT Benchmark

CRSP U.S. Mid Cap Growth Index

+/- Weight
Number of stocks 186 186 0
Median market cap $10.3 billion $10.3 billion $0.0 billion
  VOT Benchmark

CRSP U.S. Mid Cap Growth Index

Earnings growth rate 17.6% 17.6%
Short-term reserves 0.03% N/A
P/E ratio 30.9x 30.9x
P/B ratio 4.4x 4.4x
Turnover rate (Fiscal year-end 12/31/2013) 63.7% N/A
Return on equity 17.6% 17.6%
Foreign holdings N/A

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Holdings
 
% of funds*
 
Sector
 
Market value
 
Shares
 
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. Class A (CMG) 1.18% Restaurants & Bars $52,065,759 91,657
Cerner Corp. (CERN) 1.17% Software $51,437,756 914,449
Health Care REIT Inc. (HCN) 1.16% Specialty REITs $51,213,565 859,288
Moody's Corp. (MCO) 1.14% Specialty Finance $50,143,407 632,166
Sherwin-Williams Co. (SHW) 1.12% Building Materials & Fixtures $49,559,073 251,403
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VRTX) 1.12% Biotechnology $49,261,148 696,566
Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) 1.11% Airlines $48,962,725 2,073,813
AvalonBay Communities Inc. (AVB) 1.08% Residential REITs $47,695,161 363,198
Pentair Ltd. (PNR) 1.05% Industrial Machinery $46,258,394 583,040
WW Grainger Inc. (GWW) 1.05% Industrial Suppliers $46,216,820 182,921
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Holdings policy for this fund  

Sector categories are based on the Industry Classification Benchmark system.

Percentages may not add up to 100%. SEC regulations allow us to withhold a certain amount of holdings as proprietary information.

People and process

Firms

Vanguard Equity Investment Group

Product management

Vanguard Mid-Cap Growth ETF seeks to track the investment performance of the CRSP US Mid Cap Growth Index, an unmanaged benchmark representing mid-capitalization U.S. growth stocks. Vanguard Mid-Cap Growth ETF is an exchange-traded share class of Vanguard Mid-Cap Growth Index Fund. The fund attempts to replicate the target index by investing all, or substantially all, of its assets in the stocks that make up the index, holding each stock in approximately the same proportion as its weighting in the index. The experience and stability of Vanguard’s Equity Investment Group have permitted continuous refinement of techniques for reducing tracking error. The group uses proprietary software to implement trading decisions that accommodate cash flow and maintain close correlation with index characteristics. Vanguard’s refined indexing process, combined with low management fees and efficient trading, has provided tight tracking net of expenses.

Vanguard Equity Investment Group

Firm description

Launched in 1975, The Vanguard Group, Malvern, Pennsylvania, is among the world’s largest equity and fixed income managers. As chief investment officer and managing director, Mortimer J. Buckley oversees Vanguard’s Equity Investment and Fixed Income Groups. Joseph Brennan, CFA, Principal of Vanguard and head of Vanguard’s Equity Index Group, has oversight responsibility for all equity index funds managed by the Equity Investment Group. John Ameriks, Ph.D., Principal of Vanguard and head of Vanguard’s Active Equity Group, has oversight responsibility for all active equity funds managed by the Equity Investment Group. The Equity Investment Group manages indexed and structured equity portfolios covering U.S. and international markets. It has developed sophisticated portfolio construction methodologies and efficient trading strategies that seek to deliver returns that are highly correlated with target portfolio benchmarks. The group has advised Vanguard Mid-Cap Growth ETF since 2006.

Investment Manager Biography

Donald M. Butler, CFA, Principal

  • Portfolio manager.
  • Advised the fund since 2013.
  • Worked in investment management since 1997.
  • B.S.B.A., Shippensburg University.

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