ESG U.S. Stock ETF (ESGV)

Characteristics

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Stocks

Index of large-, mid-, and small-capitalization U.S. companies screened for certain social criteria.



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Market capitalization
as of 12/31/2018

  ESGV

FTSE US All Cap Choice Index

+/- Weight
Large 68.7% 68.8% – 0.1%
Medium/Large 3.9% 3.9% 0.0%
Medium 13.9% 13.8% 0.1%
Medium/Small 6.2% 6.2% 0.0%
Small 7.3% 7.3% 0.0%
Total 100.0% 100.0%  

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Fundamentals
as of 12/31/2018


  ESGV

FTSE US All Cap Choice Index

+/- Weight
Number of stocks 1,588 1,656 – 68
Avg market cap $177.4 billion $177.4 billion $0.0 billion
Median market cap $66.8 billion $66.8 billion $0.0 billion
  ESGV

FTSE US All Cap Choice Index

Earnings growth rate 9.8% 9.8%
Short-term reserves 0.00% N/A
P/E ratio 16.4x 16.5x
P/B ratio 2.9x 2.9x
Turnover rate (Fiscal year-end —) N/A
Return on equity 15.9% 15.9%
Foreign holdings 0.46% N/A

Composition

Sector weightings
as of 12/31/2018

  Sector    ESGV  

FTSE US All Cap Choice Index

 
+/- Weight  
Technology 24.1% 24.1% 0.0%
Financials 19.8% 19.8% 0.0%
Health Care 15.1% 15.1% 0.0%
Consumer Services 14.5% 14.5% 0.0%
Industrials 10.2% 10.2% 0.0%
Consumer Goods 8.2% 8.2% 0.0%
Basic Materials 2.7% 2.7% 0.0%
Telecommunications 2.5% 2.5% 0.0%
Oil & Gas 1.6% 1.6% 0.0%
Utilities 1.3% 1.3% 0.0%
Other 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
0%
25%
Total 100.0% 100.0%

Sector categories are based on the Industry Classification Benchmark, except for the "Other" category (if applicable), which includes securities that have not been provided a Industry Classification Benchmark as of the effective reporting period.

People and process

Firms

Vanguard Equity Index Group

Product management

Vanguard ESG U.S. Stock ETF seeks to track the performance of the FTSE US All Cap Choice Index, a market cap weighted index composed of large-, mid-, and small-capitalization stocks and is screened for certain environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) criteria by the Index sponsor, which is independent of Vanguard. Specifically, the Index excludes stocks of companies in the following industries: adult entertainment, alcohol and tobacco, weapons, fossil fuels, gambling, and nuclear power. The index methodology also excludes the stocks of companies that do not meet the labor, human rights, environmental, and anti-corruption standards as defined by the U.N. global compact principles, as well as companies that do not meet appropriate diversity criteria. The experience and stability of Vanguard’s Equity Index 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.

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Vanguard Equity Index 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, Gregory Davis, CFA, oversees Vanguard’s Equity Index, Quantitative Equity, and Fixed Income Groups. Rodney Comegys, Principal and global head of Vanguard's Equity Index Group, is responsible for all equity index funds. The Equity Index Group manages indexed 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 ESG U.S. Stock ETF since 2018.

Investment Manager Biographies

William Coleman, CFA

  • Portfolio manager.
  • Advised the fund since 2018.
  • Worked in investment management since 2006.
  • B.S., King's College.
  • M.S., Saint Joseph's University.

Gerard C. O'Reilly, Principal

  • Portfolio manager.
  • Advised the fund since 2018.
  • Worked in investment management since 1992.
  • B.S., Villanova University.