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VWUSX Vanguard US Growth Inv

  • Fund
  • VWUSX
  • Price as of: Feb 28, 2017
  • $31.29
  • - $0.19
  • - 0.60%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Growth Equities

VWUSX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 7.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 9.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 13.6%
  • Net Assets $6.75 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 30.1%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$31.29
$27.54
$31.48

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.46%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 32.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$3,000

IRA

$3,000

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Large Cap Growth Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Large Growth

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 7.4%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 9.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 13.6%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.50%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.1%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Vanguard U.S. Growth Portfolio
  • Fund Family Name Vanguard
  • Inception Date Jan 06, 1959
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Inv
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Andrew J. Shilling

Fund Description

The Vanguard U.S Growth Portfolio Fund Investor Shares (VWUSX) is a low-cost, actively managed fund that seeks to grow investor capital over the long term and outperform the Russell 1000 Growth Index. The fund uses a multimanger approach, emphasizing various fundamental metrics to find large-cap stocks that have the potential for increasing earnings power. The fund also looks for stocks trading for cheap valuations relative to those earnings.

Given the multimanager approach and active management, VWUSX makes a great subcore position for investors looking to overweight growth stocks in their portfolios. The fund is managed by Baillie Gifford Overseas, Wellington Management Company, William Blair Investment Management, Jennison Associates and Jackson Square Partners.

VWUSX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VWUSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 7.4% -97.0% 17.4% 44.46% 3
1 Yr 10.3% -52.0% 75.7% 80.25% 5
3 Yr 9.1% * -15.5% 30.2% 27.99% 2
5 Yr 13.6% * -6.4% 17.8% 21.26% 2
10 Yr 7.3% * -2.6% 12.2% 40.80% 3

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VWUSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 -2.2% -56.6% 121.2% 56.79% 4
2015 -0.4% -40.3% 11.4% 26.47% 2
2014 4.3% -30.1% 42.9% 29.20% 2
2013 34.9% -11.8% 56.4% 11.64% 1
2012 17.8% -21.6% 29.1% 15.72% 1

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VWUSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 7.4% -97.0% 12.8% 44.37% 3
1 Yr 10.3% -71.3% 2606.2% 69.81% 4
3 Yr 9.1% * -21.9% 43.7% 25.00% 2
5 Yr 13.6% * 1.9% 18.8% 19.63% 1
10 Yr 7.3% * -0.7% 15.3% 38.37% 2

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VWUSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 -2.2% -56.6% 126.1% 60.09% 4
2015 9.3% -17.8% 28.8% 11.42% 1
2014 15.7% -10.0% 382.6% 24.31% 2
2013 47.1% -2.9% 615.0% 50.31% 3
2012 26.2% -100.0% 357.8% 39.48% 2

NAV & Total Return History

VWUSX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Dec 31, 2016

Concentration Analysis

VWUSX Category Low Category High VWUSX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 6.75 B 373 K 152 B 2.57% 1
Number of Holdings 162 1 2206 4.31% 1
Net Assets in Top 10 1.97 B 0 36.1 B 3.28% 1
Weighting of Top 10 30.1% 0.0% 150.9% 20.89% 4

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Mastercard Inc A 3.35%
  2. Celgene Corp 2.49%
  3. Alphabet Inc C 3.75%
  4. Visa Inc Class A 3.04%
  5. Allergan PLC 2.17%
  6. Amazon.com Inc 3.00%
  7. Facebook Inc A 3.71%
  8. Alphabet Inc A 2.23%
  9. Microsoft Corp 3.83%
  10. PayPal Holdings Inc 2.49%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High VWUSX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
94.85% 0.00% 110.91% 17.61% 5
Cash
3.18% -10.91% 100.00% 7.71% 2
Other
1.96% -1.57% 24.55% 1.54% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 5.97% 2.51% 1
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 3.59% 0.77% 1
Bonds
0.00% -2.03% 77.67% 3.08% 1

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VWUSX % Rank Quintile
Technology
26.33% -1.29% 53.59% 14.01% 3
Consumer Cyclical
18.86% -2.22% 43.89% 9.38% 2
Financial Services
15.57% -2.38% 38.58% 8.74% 2
Healthcare
14.77% -1.03% 93.48% 13.43% 3
Industrials
8.16% -0.37% 27.24% 18.89% 4
Consumer Defense
5.05% -1.43% 29.99% 18.38% 4
Communication Services
3.23% 0.00% 12.93% 9.64% 2
Real Estate
1.57% -0.63% 11.06% 8.23% 2
Basic Materials
0.83% -1.18% 12.25% 18.70% 5
Energy
0.48% -1.24% 16.88% 21.14% 5
Utilities
0.00% -0.77% 8.65% 8.29% 2

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High VWUSX % Rank Quintile
US
92.94% 0.00% 110.91% 14.46% 3
Non US
1.91% 0.00% 90.52% 19.60% 4

VWUSX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VWUSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.46% 0.00% 24.91% 16.14% 1
Management Fee 0.43% 0.00% 1.50% 4.11% 1
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A N/A

Sales Fees

VWUSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VWUSX Rank Quintile
Front Load N/A 1.50% 8.50% N/A N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

VWUSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VWUSX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.05% 5.00% 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.

VWUSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High VWUSX Rank Quintile
Turnover 32.00% 0.00% 601.00% 10.80% 2

VWUSX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VWUSX Category Low Category High VWUSX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.1% 0.00% 2.85% 35.18% 2

Dividend Distribution Analysis

VWUSX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Monthly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

VWUSX Category Low Category High VWUSX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 0.50% -7.69% 3.70% 7.97% 2

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

VWUSX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Daily Annually

VWUSX - Managers

Andrew J. Shilling

Manager

Start Date

Oct 07, 2010

Tenure

6.32

Tenure Rank

6.7%

Andrew J. Shilling, CFA, Senior Vice President and Equity Portfolio Manager of Wellington Management. He has worked in investment management for Wellington Management since 1994, has managed investment portfolios since 2000, and has managed a portion of the Fund since 2010. Education: B.A., Amherst College; M.B.A., Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College.


Christopher M. Ericksen

Manager

Start Date

Oct 07, 2010

Tenure

6.32

Tenure Rank

6.7%

Christopher M. Ericksen, portfolio manager and equity analyst, joined JSP in April 2014. Previously, he was a vice president, portfolio manager and equity analyst at Delaware, and was a portfolio manager on its Focus Growth Equity team (2005 to 2014). Prior to that, he was a portfolio manager at Transamerica Investment Management. Before joining Transamerica in 2004, he was a vice president at Goldman Sachs in investment banking and investment management (1994 to 2004). Ericksen received his bachelor’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University, with majors in industrial management, economics, and political science.


David P. Ricci

Manager

Start Date

Dec 20, 2011

Tenure

5.12

Tenure Rank

7.6%

Ricci is a principal of William Blair & Company L.L.C. He has been with the firm since February 1994 when he started as a research analyst for the Consumer/Retail sell-side research effort at William Blair. He was made group head in June 2001. He is a member of the Investment Management Department’s Mid Cap Growth Team. Previously, he was with Procter & Gamble, Melville, and spent 2 1/2 years as a strategy consultant at Bain & Company. Ricci holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.


Jeffrey S. Van Harte

Manager

Start Date

Oct 07, 2010

Tenure

6.32

Tenure Rank

6.7%

Jeffrey S. Van Harte, Chairman and the chief investment officer, joined JSP in April 2014. Previously, he was a senior vice president and the chief investment officer at Delaware, and was the chief investment officer for its Focus Growth Equity team (2005 to 2014). Prior to that, he was a principal and executive vice president at Transamerica Investment Management (1980 to 2005). He received his bachelor’s degree in finance from California State University at Fullerton.


Christopher J. Bonavico

Manager

Start Date

Oct 07, 2010

Tenure

6.32

Tenure Rank

6.7%

Christopher J. Bonavico, portfolio manager and equity analyst, joined JSP in April 2014. Previously, he was a vice president, senior portfolio manager and equity analyst at Delaware, and was a senior portfolio manager on its Focus Growth Equity team (2005 to 2014). Prior to that, he was a principal and portfolio manager at Transamerica Investment Management (1993 to 2005).


Blair A. Boyer

Manager

Start Date

Feb 21, 2014

Tenure

2.95

Tenure Rank

10.0%

Blair A. Boyer is a managing director and a large cap growth equity portfolio manager. He joined Jennison Associates in March 1993. Prior to joining the Growth Equity team in 2003, Blair co-managed international equity portfolios for 10 years. During his tenure as an international equity portfolio manager, he managed the Jennison International Growth Fund from its inception in March 2000. Blair managed international equity portfolios at Bleichroeder from 1989 to 1993. Prior to that, he was a research analyst and then a senior portfolio manager in the Verus Capital division at Bleichroeder beginning in 1983. He received a BA in economics from Bucknell University and an MBA in finance from New York University.


Daniel J. Prislin

Manager

Start Date

Oct 07, 2010

Tenure

6.32

Tenure Rank

6.7%

Daniel J. Prislin, portfolio manager and equity analyst, joined JSP in April 2014. Previously, he was a vice president, senior portfolio manager and equity analyst at Delaware, and was a senior portfolio manager on its Focus Growth Equity team (2005 to 2014). Prior to that, he was a principal and portfolio manager at Transamerica Investment Management (1998 to 2005). Prislin received an MBA and bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley.


Kathleen A. McCarragher

Manager

Start Date

Feb 21, 2014

Tenure

2.95

Tenure Rank

10.0%

McCarragher is a managing director and head of growth equity with Jennison, Ms. McCarragher joined Jennison Associates as an Executive Vice President and portfolio manager in May 1998. She was appointed Head of Growth Equity in January 2003. Previously, she was managing director and director at Weiss, Peck & Greer from 1992 to 1998. McCarragher joined the firm after 10 years with State Street Research and Management Company, initially as a research analyst responsible for health care, transports and financials, and then as a portfolio manager and member of the investment committee. Ms. McCarragher graduated summa cum laude from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a BBA and received her MBA from Harvard Business School.


James S. Golan

Manager

Start Date

Oct 07, 2010

Tenure

6.32

Tenure Rank

6.7%

Jim joined William Blair & Company’s Investment Management department in 2000, bringing over 11 years of equity research experience to the firm. Jim’s initial responsibilities incorporated his significant experience covering telecommunications services and related areas. Currently, Jim is a portfolio manager on the US Equities Large Cap Growth and All Cap Growth teams and a member of the financial, technology, and industrial research teams.Previously, he was a research analyst with Citigroup Global Asset Management and Scudder Kemper Investments. He has the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago. Education: B.A., DePauw University; M.B.A., Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management.


Gary Robinson

Manager

Start Date

May 05, 2015

Tenure

1.75

Tenure Rank

11.2%

Gary graduated MBiochem in Biochemistry from Oxford University in 2003. Having previously spent the summer with Baillie Gifford in 2002, he joined the firm full-time in September 2003. Gary is an Investment Manager in the North American Equity. He has been CFA qualified since 2006


Tom Slater

Manager

Start Date

Nov 30, 2015

Tenure

1.17

Tenure Rank

11.7%

Tom graduated BSc in Computer Science with Mathematics from the University of Edinburgh in 2000. He joined Baillie Gifford the same year and worked in the Developed Asia and UK Equity Teams before joining the Long Term Global Growth Team at the start of 2009. Tom became a Partner in the firm in 2012. Tom was appointed Joint Manager of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust in January 2015 having served as Deputy Manager for the previous five years. In 2015 Tom was appointed Head of the North American Equities Team and is a decision maker on Long Term Global Growth portfolios. Tom’s investment interest is focused on high growth companies both in listed equity markets and as an investor in private companies.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

49.1

Category Average

7.3

Category Mode

2.8