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VGENX Vanguard Energy Inv

  • Fund
  • VGENX
  • Price as of: Dec 09, 2016
  • $55.31
  • + $0.07
  • + 0.13%
  • Category
  • Energy Equities

VGENX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 34.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return -3.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 0.7%
  • Net Assets $10.7 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 38.2%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$55.31
$35.26
$55.31

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.37%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 23.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$3,000

IRA

$3,000

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Energy Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Equity Energy

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 34.7%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -3.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 0.7%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency None
  • Net Income Ratio 2.20%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 1.1%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency None

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Vanguard Energy Fund
  • Fund Family Name Vanguard
  • Inception Date May 23, 1984
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Inv
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Michael R. Roach

Fund Description

The Vanguard Energy Fund Investor Shares (VGENX) is an actively managed fund that seeks to provide investors with low-cost exposure to both U.S. and non-U.S. companies that are engaged in various aspects of the energy industry. Unlike other energy funds, VGENX invests only in those companies that focus purely on energy, such as oil, natural gas, and coal. Given its narrow scope, the fund’s resulting portfolio contains just over 100 individual securities, a large portion of which are domiciled outside of the U.S..

The fund is managed by Wellington Management Company, which uses a bottom-up approach, in which stocks are chosen based on the advisor’s estimates of fundamental investment value. The analysts seek to identify companies that offer significant potential for capital appreciation and possess high-quality earnings that are sustainable through cyclical market fluctuations. The management team also emphasizes company fundamentals, management track record, and security valuation.

VGENX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VGENX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 34.7% -14.2% 61.5% 36.05% 2
1 Yr 18.5% -11.2% 25.6% 29.07% 2
3 Yr -3.4% * -30.9% 5.9% 32.50% 2
5 Yr 0.7% * -10.9% 11.5% 38.81% 2
10 Yr 2.5% * -12.7% 5.7% 35.71% 2

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VGENX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -23.4% -61.4% 0.0% 34.88% 2
2014 -20.3% -45.9% 0.0% 53.16% 3
2013 13.7% -3.0% 93.7% 88.73% 5
2012 -1.3% -23.6% 13.1% 72.31% 4
2011 -7.6% -43.5% 5.0% 28.13% 2

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VGENX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 34.7% -14.2% 61.5% 36.47% 2
1 Yr 18.5% -11.2% 25.6% 17.65% 1
3 Yr -3.4% * -31.7% 5.9% 27.85% 2
5 Yr 0.7% * -11.3% 11.5% 37.31% 2
10 Yr 2.5% * -12.7% 5.2% 33.93% 2

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VGENX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2015 -21.9% -60.1% -2.7% 24.71% 2
2014 -15.3% -43.7% 2.4% 50.00% 3
2013 20.6% 7.0% 93.7% 68.57% 4
2012 3.3% -23.6% 18.9% 26.56% 2
2011 -2.3% -43.0% 5.7% 6.35% 1

NAV & Total Return History

VGENX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Sep 30, 2016

Concentration Analysis

VGENX Category Low Category High VGENX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 10.7 B 5.06 M 10.7 B 1.16% 1
Number of Holdings 144 25 157 2.33% 1
Net Assets in Top 10 4.06 B 2.9 M 4.06 B 1.16% 1
Weighting of Top 10 38.2% 10.3% 65.3% 29.07% 5

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Exxon Mobil Corp 8.95%
  2. Chevron Corp 4.44%
  3. Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Class A 3.63%
  4. Schlumberger Ltd 3.43%
  5. Pioneer Natural Resources Co 5.77%
  6. EOG Resources Inc 3.01%
  7. Total SA ADR 2.95%
  8. BP PLC ADR 1.95%
  9. EQT Corp 2.09%
  10. Newfield Exploration Co 1.92%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High VGENX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
93.92% 84.89% 100.10% 30.23% 5
Cash
4.49% -0.17% 5.78% 6.98% 1
Other
1.57% -0.85% 1.65% 2.33% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.02% 0.00% 3.09% 2.33% 1
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.72% 2.33% 5
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 7.25% 6.98% 5

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VGENX % Rank Quintile
Energy
90.96% 0.00% 99.28% 15.12% 3
Utilities
2.31% 0.00% 33.79% 11.63% 2
Basic Materials
0.51% 0.00% 11.57% 23.26% 4
Industrials
0.13% 0.00% 50.27% 23.26% 3
Technology
0.00% 0.00% 49.30% 13.95% 5
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 0.75% 3.49% 5
Healthcare
0.00% 0.00% 2.90% 3.49% 5
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.16% 5
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 4.85% 4.65% 5
Consumer Cyclical
0.00% 0.00% 10.34% 8.14% 5
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 1.16% 5

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VGENX % Rank Quintile
US
66.46% 23.61% 99.10% 26.74% 4
Non US
27.46% 0.00% 76.21% 9.30% 2

VGENX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VGENX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.37% 0.10% 4.14% 76.74% 1
Management Fee 0.33% 0.08% 1.53% 16.28% 1
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 0.45% N/A N/A

Sales Fees

VGENX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VGENX Rank Quintile
Front Load N/A 3.50% 5.75% N/A N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

VGENX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VGENX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.75% 2.00% N/A N/A

Turnover Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

VGENX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VGENX Rank Quintile
Turnover 23.00% 5.00% 1241.00% 25.58% 1

VGENX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VGENX Category Low Category High VGENX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 1.1% 0.00% 2.21% 6.38% 1

Dividend Distribution Analysis

VGENX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency None Annually Quarterly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

VGENX Category Low Category High VGENX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 2.20% -1.88% 2.86% 3.49% 1

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

VGENX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency None Annually Semi-Annually Annually

VGENX - Managers

Michael R. Roach

Manager

Start Date

May 29, 2012

Tenure

4.51

Tenure Rank

8.1%

Michael R. Roach, CFA, Portfolio Manager. He has been with the Vanguard Group, Inc. since 1998; has worked in investment management since 2001. Education: B.S., Bloomsburg University; M.S., Drexel University.


James P. Stetler

Manager

Start Date

May 29, 2012

Tenure

4.51

Tenure Rank

8.1%

Stetler is a Principal of Vanguard. He has been with Vanguard since 1982; worked in investment management since 1996; He has managed a portion of the Fund since 2003. and has co-managed a portion of the Fund since 2012. Education: B.S., Susquehanna University; M.B.A., Saint Joseph’s University.


Gregory J. LeBlanc

Manager

Start Date

Nov 12, 2015

Tenure

1.05

Tenure Rank

15.3%

Greg manages energy and commodities portfolios for institutional investors worldwide. He is portfolio manager for institutional accounts in commodities and the energy sector, responsible for managing energy subportfolios in the firm’s research-based investment accounts. Additionally, he is co-portfolio manager of an energy hedge fund. Prior to his current role, Greg was a global industry analyst on the energy team, covering the natural resources sector. As a member of Wellington Management's Global Industry Research Group, he was responsible for following the oil exploration and production industries around the globe. Greg conducts fundamental analysis on the companies within these industries and makes buy/sell recommendations to portfolio managers based on his findings and market conditions. Before joining the Global Industry Research Group, Greg was an equity team analyst, working on the long-only and hedge fund accounts dedicated to the energy sector, where he gained expertise in oil and gas investing (1998). He joined Wellington Management in 1995 as a trade administrator on the US Equity Trading Desk. Prior to joining the firm, he worked at State Street Bank & Trust as a manager of Custody and Accounting Operations (1992 – 1995). Greg received his BA in economics from Bates College (1992). He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.


Binbin Guo

Manager

Start Date

May 25, 2016

Tenure

0.52

Tenure Rank

16.7%

Binbin Guo, Ph.D., Principal of Vanguard and head of Equity Research and Portfolio Strategies of Vanguard’s Quantitative Equity Group. He has oversight responsibility for the quantitative research team and develops portfolio strategies for equity and alternative asset classes. He has been with Vanguard since 2007 and has co-managed a portion of the Fund since 2016. Education: B.S. and M.S., Tsinghua University, China; Ph.D. and M.Phil., Yale University.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.1

Category High

19.0

Category Average

4.58

Category Mode

1.9