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Vanguard Utilities ETF

VPU - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return 2.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 11.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 9.3%
  • Net Assets $6.21 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 54.6%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$144.24
$120.85
$148.08

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.10%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 5.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) N/A
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification


Compare VPU to Popular Utilities Sector Equity Funds and ETFs

Overview

Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

$64.10

-2.60%

$11.63 B

2.97%

$1.96

2.23%

0.13%

$20.21

-2.65%

$6.32 B

2.59%

$0.54

2.69%

0.73%

$69.91

-3.39%

$6.21 B

3.78%

$2.73

1.54%

0.10%

$140.42

-2.65%

$6.21 B

3.07%

$4.43

2.33%

0.10%

$16.34

-2.45%

$3.39 B

1.39%

$0.23

2.25%

0.83%

VPU - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 2.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 11.1%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 9.3%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 3.18%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 1.5%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Vanguard Utilities Index Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    Vanguard
  • Inception Date
    Jan 26, 2004
  • Shares Outstanding
    33280000
  • Share Class
    N/A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Michael Johnson

Fund Description

The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the MSCI US Investable Market Index (IMI)/Utilities 25/50, an index made up of stocks of large, mid-size, and small U.S. companies within the utilities sector, as classified under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). The Advisor attempts to replicate the target index by seeking to invest all, or substantially all, of its assets in the stocks that make up the index, in order to hold each stock in approximately the same proportion as its weighting in the index. The fund is non-diversified.


VPU - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VPU Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 2.3% -11.5% 22.5% 64.38%
1 Yr 12.2% 9.4% 44.2% 90.91%
3 Yr 11.1%* 5.4% 15.3% 49.23%
5 Yr 9.3%* 3.4% 12.3% 47.69%
10 Yr 10.6%* 4.0% 11.3% 15.52%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VPU Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 -4.0% -52.1% 22.0% 45.45%
2019 21.3% 1.6% 32.5% 21.54%
2018 1.1% -22.9% 4.1% 25.81%
2017 9.0% -6.4% 16.0% 52.46%
2016 13.9% -0.4% 19.4% 22.03%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VPU Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 2.3% -10.5% 25.9% 64.38%
1 Yr 12.2% 5.0% 44.2% 78.79%
3 Yr 11.1%* 5.4% 15.3% 43.08%
5 Yr 9.3%* 3.4% 12.3% 41.54%
10 Yr 10.6%* 4.0% 11.3% 15.52%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VPU Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 -4.0% -52.1% 22.0% 45.45%
2019 21.3% 4.1% 32.5% 21.54%
2018 1.1% -22.9% 5.1% 40.32%
2017 9.0% -3.7% 17.9% 63.93%
2016 13.9% -0.4% 23.7% 38.98%

VPU - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

VPU Category Low Category High VPU % Rank
Net Assets 6.21 B 12.9 M 11.6 B 12.33%
Number of Holdings 66 22 285 28.77%
Net Assets in Top 10 3.38 B 6.15 M 7.34 B 4.11%
Weighting of Top 10 54.58% 22.5% 70.2% 32.88%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. NextEra Energy Inc 13.59%
  2. Duke Energy Corp 7.29%
  3. Southern Co 6.39%
  4. Dominion Energy Inc 5.81%
  5. Exelon Corp 4.17%
  6. American Electric Power Co Inc 4.04%
  7. Sempra Energy 3.89%
  8. Xcel Energy Inc 3.61%
  9. Public Service Enterprise Group Inc 2.98%
  10. Eversource Energy 2.89%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High VPU % Rank
Stocks
100.02% 71.06% 141.23% 13.70%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 2.15% 91.78%
Other
0.00% -36.89% 1.22% 83.56%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 91.78%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 26.50% 91.78%
Cash
-0.02% -41.21% 11.84% 83.56%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VPU % Rank
Utilities
98.67% 36.82% 100.00% 20.55%
Basic Materials
0.64% 0.00% 7.68% 34.25%
Energy
0.47% 0.00% 29.55% 78.08%
Technology
0.22% 0.00% 6.47% 57.53%
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 15.73% 97.26%
Industrials
0.00% 0.00% 29.66% 98.63%
Healthcare
0.00% 0.00% 1.20% 91.78%
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 10.16% 95.89%
Communication Services
0.00% 0.00% 52.26% 93.15%
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 8.22% 91.78%
Consumer Cyclical
0.00% 0.00% 4.21% 91.78%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VPU % Rank
US
100.02% 16.82% 103.00% 6.85%
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 82.67% 98.63%

VPU - Expenses

Operational Fees

VPU Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.10% 0.08% 4.85% 98.63%
Management Fee 0.09% 0.03% 1.00% 5.48%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.04% 0.26% N/A

Sales Fees

VPU Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 3.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 4.00% N/A

Trading Fees

VPU Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 2.00% 2.00% N/A

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.

VPU Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 5.00% 2.00% 209.00% 12.33%

VPU - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VPU Category Low Category High VPU % Rank
Dividend Yield 1.53% 0.00% 2.28% 6.85%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

VPU Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Quarterly Monthly Quarterly

Net Income Ratio Analysis

VPU Category Low Category High VPU % Rank
Net Income Ratio 3.18% 0.51% 7.85% 5.48%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

VPU Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History

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VPU - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Michael Johnson


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Aug 31, 2015

5.75

5.8%

Michael A. Johnson, Portfolio Manager at Vanguard. He has been with Vanguard since 1999; has worked in investment management since 2007; has managed investment portfolios since 2010; and has co-managed the Mid-Cap Index, Mid-Cap Value Index, and Mid-Cap Growth Index Funds since 2016. Education: B.S.B.A., Shippensburg University.

Awais Khan


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 30, 2017

3.5

3.5%

Awais Khan, CFA, Portfolio Manager at Vanguard. He has been with Vanguard since 2010; has worked in investment management since 2012. Education: B.S./B.S.B.A., University of North Carolina.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.25 22.43 7.65 0.93