Mid-Cap ETF (VO)

Also available as a 

mutual fund.

portfolio.Content-187 CRSP US Mid Cap Index

  Fact sheet (12/31/2013)



Index portfolio of mid-capitalization stocks diversified across investment styles.

Expected range
Central tendency

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Market capitalization
as of 03/31/2014

  VO Benchmark

CRSP U.S. Mid Cap Index

+/- Weight
Large 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Medium/Large 0.4% 0.4% 0.0%
Medium 73.3% 73.3% 0.0%
Medium/Small 26.0% 26.0% 0.0%
Small 0.3% 0.3% 0.0%
Total 100.0% 100.0%  

More information about market capitalization  

as of 03/31/2014

  VO Benchmark

CRSP U.S. Mid Cap Index

+/- Weight
Number of stocks 374 374 0
Median market cap $10.0 billion $10.0 billion $0.0 billion
  VO Benchmark

CRSP U.S. Mid Cap Index

Earnings growth rate 13.6% 13.6%
Short-term reserves 0.14% N/A
P/E ratio 24.1x 24.0x
P/B ratio 2.7x 2.7x
Turnover rate (Fiscal year-end 12/31/2013) 31.6% N/A
Return on equity 14.8% 14.8%
Foreign holdings 0.37% N/A


Sector weightings
as of 03/31/2014


CRSP U.S. Mid Cap Index

+/- Weight
Industrials 17.2% 17.1% 0.1%
Financials 17.0% 17.1% – 0.1%
Consumer Services 14.1% 14.1% 0.0%
Consumer Goods 13.8% 13.8% 0.0%
Technology 11.8% 11.8% 0.0%
Health Care 8.5% 8.5% 0.0%
Oil & Gas 6.9% 6.9% 0.0%
Utilities 5.3% 5.3% 0.0%
Basic Materials 4.5% 4.5% 0.0%
Telecommunications 0.9% 0.9% 0.0%
Other 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Total 100.0% 100.0%

Sector categories are based on the Industry Classification Benchmark system.

People and process


Vanguard Equity Investment Group

Product management

Vanguard Mid-Cap ETF seeks to track the investment performance of the CRSP US Mid Cap Index, an unmanaged benchmark representing medium-sized U.S. firms. Vanguard Mid-Cap ETF is an exchange-traded share class of Vanguard Mid-Cap Index Fund. Using full replication, the fund invests in all of the index stocks, 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 ETF since 2004.

Investment Manager Biography

Donald M. Butler, CFA, Principal

  • Portfolio manager.
  • Advised the fund since 2004.
  • Worked in investment management since 1997.
  • B.S.B.A., Shippensburg University.

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