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VPACX Vanguard Pacific Stock Index Investor

  • Fund
  • VPACX
  • Price as of: Apr 21, 2017
  • $11.97
  • + $0.03
  • + 0.25%
  • Category
  • Asia Pacific Equities

VPACX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 8.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 4.6%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 6.2%
  • Net Assets $6.38 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 14.7%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$11.97
$10.27
$12.19

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.26%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 4.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$3,000

IRA

$3,000

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Asia Pacific Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Diversified Pacific/Asia

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 8.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 4.6%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 6.2%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.39%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.2%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Vanguard Pacific Stock Index Fund
  • Fund Family Name Vanguard
  • Inception Date Jun 18, 1990
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Inv
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Jeffrey D. Miller

VPACX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VPACX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 8.0% -6.5% 16.2% 72.65% 4
1 Yr 16.7% -14.4% 33.2% 67.80% 4
3 Yr 4.6% * -2.8% 9.8% 22.12% 2
5 Yr 6.2% * -0.6% 9.7% 14.89% 1
10 Yr 1.8% * 0.0% 7.8% 88.46% 5

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VPACX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 2.6% -33.7% 17.1% 33.91% 2
2015 0.0% -31.2% 8.8% 20.37% 2
2014 -7.0% -12.9% 16.9% 84.31% 5
2013 14.5% -11.9% 19.7% 9.68% 1
2012 11.9% 0.0% 41.0% 89.29% 5

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VPACX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 8.0% -6.5% 16.2% 73.28% 4
1 Yr 16.7% -18.5% 33.2% 55.56% 3
3 Yr 4.6% * -4.0% 9.8% 21.36% 2
5 Yr 6.2% * -0.6% 9.7% 13.83% 1
10 Yr 1.8% * 0.0% 7.8% 88.46% 5

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VPACX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 3.9% -33.7% 17.1% 22.81% 2
2015 2.4% -14.2% 16.1% 17.76% 1
2014 -4.9% -9.1% 17.9% 94.06% 5
2013 19.0% -10.6% 38.4% 16.30% 1
2012 17.8% 0.0% 46.3% 85.54% 5

NAV & Total Return History

VPACX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Feb 28, 2017

Concentration Analysis

VPACX Category Low Category High VPACX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 6.38 B 1.34 M 7.18 B 1.68% 1
Number of Holdings 2267 31 2267 0.84% 1
Net Assets in Top 10 917 M 475 K 1.76 B 2.52% 1
Weighting of Top 10 14.7% 10.3% 66.2% 37.82% 5

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Toyota Motor Corp 2.40%
  2. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 2.68%
  3. Commonwealth Bank of Australia 1.68%
  4. Westpac Banking Corp 1.33%
  5. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc 1.40%
  6. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd 1.07%
  7. AIA Group Ltd 1.18%
  8. National Australia Bank Ltd 1.01%
  9. BHP Billiton Ltd 0.94%
  10. SoftBank Group Corp 1.00%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High VPACX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
97.82% 0.00% 100.79% 13.45% 2
Cash
1.95% -0.85% 16.20% 13.45% 2
Other
0.19% 0.00% 10.05% 21.85% 4
Preferred Stocks
0.04% 0.00% 8.25% 3.36% 1
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 19.55% 2.52% 1
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 80.15% 5.88% 1

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VPACX % Rank Quintile
Financial Services
18.49% 0.00% 38.24% 15.13% 3
Industrials
14.40% 0.07% 35.96% 9.24% 2
Consumer Cyclical
14.19% 0.00% 35.23% 20.17% 3
Technology
12.92% 0.00% 29.03% 30.25% 5
Basic Materials
8.33% 0.00% 16.18% 7.56% 2
Consumer Defense
7.20% 0.00% 22.80% 19.33% 3
Healthcare
5.68% 0.00% 24.60% 15.13% 2
Real Estate
5.56% 0.00% 12.04% 8.40% 2
Communication Services
3.40% 0.00% 15.44% 15.13% 3
Utilities
2.29% 0.00% 10.42% 15.13% 3
Energy
1.95% 0.00% 6.05% 18.49% 3

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VPACX % Rank Quintile
Non US
97.58% 0.00% 100.00% 10.08% 2
US
0.24% 0.00% 26.81% 15.97% 3

VPACX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VPACX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.26% 0.08% 8.52% 79.83% 1
Management Fee 0.21% 0.05% 1.50% 17.65% 1
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.37% N/A N/A

Sales Fees

VPACX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VPACX 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

VPACX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VPACX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 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.

VPACX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VPACX Rank Quintile
Turnover 4.00% 4.00% 232.00% 35.29% 1

VPACX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VPACX Category Low Category High VPACX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.2% 0.01% 3.84% 32.97% 2

Dividend Distribution Analysis

VPACX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annually Monthly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

VPACX Category Low Category High VPACX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 2.39% -1.76% 4.81% 6.72% 1

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

VPACX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Semi-Annually Annually

VPACX - Managers

Jeffrey D. Miller

Manager

Start Date

Feb 26, 2016

Tenure

1.09

Tenure Rank

22.3%

Jeffrey D. Miller, Portfolio Manager. He has been with Vanguard since 1999; has managed investment portfolios since 2010 and worked in investment management since 2007. He holds a B.A. from The Pennsylvania State University and M.B.A. from Drexel University.


Michael Perre

Manager

Start Date

Feb 26, 2016

Tenure

1.09

Tenure Rank

22.3%

Michael Perre, Principal of Vanguard. He has been with Vanguard since 1990; has managed investment portfolios since 1999; and has co-managed the Fund since 2009. Education: B.A., Saint Joseph’s University; M.B.A., Villanova University.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

25.4

Category Average

5.75

Category Mode

2.3