Small-Cap Growth ETF (VBK)

Also available as a 

mutual fund.

Indexed to CRSP US Small Cap Growth Index

  Fact sheet (12/31/2013)

Summary of this fund

Vanguard Small-Cap Growth ETF seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of small-capitalization growth stocks.

Investment approach

  • Seeks to track the performance of the CRSP US Small Cap Growth Index.
  • Small-cap growth equity.
  • Employs a passively managed, full-replication strategy.
  • The fund remains fully invested.
  • Low expenses minimize net tracking error.

About the benchmark

  • The CRSP US Small Cap Growth Index represents the growth companies of the CRSP US Small Cap Index. (The CRSP US Small Cap Index represents the universe of small-capitalization companies in the U.S. equity market.)
  • The index is designed to accurately represent the small-cap growth segment of the U.S. equity market and deliver low turnover.

PRICE AND DISTRIBUTIONS

Price and distributions

as of 04/24/2014

Market price

The price at which a security trades in the secondary market. The market price is determined by the midpoint between the bid and asked prices as of the closing time of the New York Stock Exchange (typically 4 p.m., Eastern time) on business days.

Change $/%
$121.41
– $0.16 negative change   – 0.13%
NAV

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 $/%
$121.43
– $0.16 negative change   – 0.13%
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.

0.73% B

BASED ON HOLDINGS' YIELD TO MATURITY/DIVIDEND FOR LAST 30 DAYS OF PRIOR MONTH

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.

0.80%

KEY FUND FACTS

Key fund facts

Expense ratio
0.10% as of 08/12/2013
Lipper peer average
expense ratio
1.42% as of 12/31/2013
Designation
Domestic Small Growth
Inception on
01/26/2004
Earliest share class
inception on
05/21/1998
Total net assets

This represents the total net assets for all share classes of Vanguard's U.S. funds that share the same investment strategy, management and holdings, but does not include any collective trusts sharing the same investment mandate.

$15.9 billion as of 03/31/2014
Net assets for
VBK
 
$3.9 billion as of 03/31/2014
Holdings 
696 as of 03/31/2014
Management style
Index
Benchmark
CRSP US Small Cap Growth Index
Turnover rate 
 50.00%(Fiscal year-end  12/31/2013)

TRADING

Trading

IOV:

Intraday Optimized Value Ticker
Intraday Optimized Value (IOV), also known as the Intraday Indicative Value (IIV), is the calculated per share price of the ETF which is published every 15 seconds based on the last sale price of each of the underlying securities in the portfolio basket, plus any estimated cash amounts associated with the creation unit.

VBK.IV
Outstanding shares:
31,462,208 as of 03/31/2014
ETF exchange:
NYSE Arca

STYLEBOX

Stylebox

Stock
Index portfolio of small-capitalization growth stocks.



Expected range
Central tendency

About our styleboxes  

Objective

Vanguard Small-Cap Growth ETF seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of small-capitalization growth stocks.

Investment approach

  • Seeks to track the performance of the CRSP US Small Cap Growth Index.
  • Small-cap growth equity.
  • Employs a passively managed, full-replication strategy.
  • The fund remains fully invested.
  • Low expenses minimize net tracking error.

About the benchmark

  • The CRSP US Small Cap Growth Index represents the growth companies of the CRSP US Small Cap Index. (The CRSP US Small Cap Index represents the universe of small-capitalization companies in the U.S. equity market.)
  • The index is designed to accurately represent the small-cap growth segment of the U.S. equity market and deliver low turnover.

Total returns

as of 03/31/2014

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as of 03/31/2014

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20
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  YTD 1 year 5 year 10 year Since inception

01/26/2004

Market price  1.61% 24.91% 27.16% 10.29% 9.80%
NAV 
1.60% 24.94% 27.12% 10.29% 9.80%
Benchmark

Spliced Small Cap Growth Index

*
1.60% 24.69% 26.99% 10.18%

* S&P SmallCap 600 Growth Index (formerly known as the S&P SmallCap 600/Barra Value Index) through May 16, 2003; MSCI US Small Cap Growth Index through April 16, 2013; CRSP US Small Cap Growth Index thereafter.

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.


Sector weightings as of 03/31/2014

as of 03/31/2014
  Sector  VBK Benchmark

CRSP U.S. Small Cap Growth Index

+/- Weight
Industrials 18.2% 18.2% 0.0%
Financials 17.5% 17.5% 0.0%
Technology 16.8% 16.8% 0.0%
Health Care 14.4% 14.4% 0.0%
Consumer Services 14.1% 14.1% 0.0%
Consumer Goods 8.6% 8.6% 0.0%
Oil & Gas 6.5% 6.5% 0.0%
Basic Materials 2.6% 2.6% 0.0%
Telecommunications 0.7% 0.7% 0.0%
Utilities 0.6% 0.6% 0.0%
Other 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
0%
20%
Total 100.0% 100.0%

Sector categories are based on the Industry Classification Benchmark system.

Top 10 holdings as of 03/31/2014

 as of 03/31/2014
Rank Holding
1 Harman International Industries Inc.
2 Cooper Cos. Inc.
3 Alkermes plc
4 MEDNAX Inc.
5 Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
6 Gulfport Energy Corp.
7 athenahealth Inc.
8 WP Carey Inc.
9 Waddell & Reed Financial Inc.
10 SVB Financial Group
Top 10 equals 5.1% of net assets

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

Holdings policy for this fund  

Fundamentals

Stockas of 03/31/2014 VBK Benchmark

CRSP U.S. Small Cap Growth Index

Number of stocks 696 689
Median market cap $3.1 billion $3.1 billion
P/E ratio 43.1x 43.1x
P/B ratio 3.5x 3.5x
Turnover rate 50.0% Fiscal year end 12/2013 N/A

Risk and volatility as of 03/31/2014

as of 03/31/2014
  VBK Benchmark

Spliced Small Cap Growth Index

R-squared N/A 1.00
Beta N/A 1.00
Alpha 0.00 N/A
Standard deviation 17.11% 17.10%
Sharpe ratio 0.79 0.79

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. Although Small-Cap Growth ETF is listed for trading on the NYSE Arca, it is possible that an active trading market may not be maintained. Trading of Small-Cap Growth ETF on the NYSE Arca may be halted if NYSE Arca officials deem such action appropriate, if Small-Cap Growth ETF is delisted from the NYSE Arca, or if the activation of marketwide “circuit breakers” halts stock trading generally. 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. The fund’s target index may, at times, become focused in stocks of a particular sector, category, or group of companies. Because the fund seeks to track its target index, the fund may underperform the overall stock market.
  • Investment style risk: The chance that returns from small-capitalization growth stocks will trail returns from the overall stock market. Historically, small-cap stocks have been more volatile in price than the large-cap stocks that dominate the overall market, and they often perform quite differently.




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