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VTCAX Vanguard Communication Services Admiral

  • Fund
  • VTCAX
  • Price as of: May 28, 2019
  • $43.81 + $0.03 + 0.07%
  • Category
  • Communications Equities

VTCAX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 16.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return -2.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return -0.3%
  • Net Assets $2.09 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 70.2%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$43.81
$35.43
$46.10

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.10%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 84.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$100,000

IRA

N/A

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Communications Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Communications

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 16.0%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return -2.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return -0.3%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 3.48%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Vanguard Communication Services Index Fund
  • Fund Family Name Vanguard
  • Inception Date Mar 11, 2005
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Inst
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Walter Nejman

Fund Description

The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the MSCI US Investable Market Index (IMI)/Communication Services 25/50, an index made up of stocks of large, mid-size, and small U.S. companies within the communication services sector, as classified under the 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. It is non-diversified.

VTCAX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VTCAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 16.0% 8.9% 19.6% 14.29%
1 Yr 4.5% -9.5% 6.6% 19.05%
3 Yr -2.3%* -5.1% 15.4% 52.38%
5 Yr -0.3%* -5.1% 10.1% 47.62%
10 Yr 5.9%* -8.2% 13.8% 35.00%

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VTCAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -18.5% -25.2% -3.0% 80.95%
2017 -9.0% -15.7% 29.9% 80.95%
2016 19.1% -4.2% 19.1% 4.76%
2015 -0.9% -13.0% 8.5% 47.62%
2014 1.3% -67.0% 9.6% 19.05%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VTCAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 16.0% 9.0% 19.6% 19.05%
1 Yr 4.5% -9.5% 9.6% 28.57%
3 Yr -2.3%* -3.3% 15.4% 95.24%
5 Yr -0.3%* -1.4% 10.1% 95.24%
10 Yr 5.9%* -8.2% 13.8% 75.00%

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VTCAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -18.5% -24.1% 2.8% 95.24%
2017 -9.0% -9.0% 29.9% 100.00%
2016 19.1% 1.8% 22.8% 28.57%
2015 -0.9% -11.6% 8.5% 47.62%
2014 1.3% -67.0% 15.4% 42.86%

NAV & Total Return History

VTCAX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

VTCAX Category Low Category High VTCAX % Rank
Net Assets 2.09 B 5.61 M 6.14 B 9.52%
Number of Holdings 108 22 163 23.81%
Net Assets in Top 10 1.48 B 2.25 M 3.33 B 9.52%
Weighting of Top 10 70.20% 34.5% 73.3% 33.33%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Facebook Inc A 15.95%

  2. Alphabet Inc Class C 11.49%

  3. Alphabet Inc A 10.92%

  4. Verizon Communications Inc 7.83%

  5. The Walt Disney Co 6.70%

  6. Comcast Corp Class A 4.83%

  7. Netflix Inc 4.35%

  8. AT&T Inc 4.26%

  9. Charter Communications Inc A 2.32%

  10. T-Mobile US Inc 1.56%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High VTCAX % Rank
Stocks
99.26% 72.07% 99.35% 23.81%
Cash
0.74% 0.65% 4.60% 80.95%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 0.14% 80.95%
Other
0.00% 0.00% 25.64% 66.67%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.91% 71.43%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 7.26% 71.43%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VTCAX % Rank
Technology
46.35% 1.98% 96.05% 19.05%
Communication Services
28.25% 2.59% 92.00% 85.71%
Consumer Cyclical
24.12% 0.00% 30.63% 9.52%
Real Estate
0.50% 0.00% 7.05% 47.62%
Industrials
0.04% 0.00% 4.80% 47.62%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 48.62% 80.95%
Healthcare
0.00% 0.00% 0.76% 80.95%
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 5.81% 80.95%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 2.86% 66.67%
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 0.19% 80.95%
Basic Materials
0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 66.67%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VTCAX % Rank
US
98.00% 57.52% 99.25% 9.52%
Non US
1.26% 0.00% 41.41% 90.48%

VTCAX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VTCAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.10% 0.10% 2.48% 100.00%
Management Fee 0.08% 0.08% 1.95% 4.76%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.10% 0.25% N/A

Sales Fees

VTCAX 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% 1.00% N/A

Trading Fees

VTCAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.75% 2.00% 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.

VTCAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 84.00% 0.13% 605.00% 80.95%

VTCAX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VTCAX Category Low Category High VTCAX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.01% 0.00% 0.02% 19.05%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

VTCAX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annually Quarterly Semi-Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

VTCAX Category Low Category High VTCAX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 3.48% -0.27% 3.48% 4.76%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

VTCAX - Managers

Walter Nejman

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 22, 2015

3.44

3.4%

Walter Nejman, Portfolio Manager at Vanguard. He has been with Vanguard since 2005; has worked in investment management since 2008; and has co-managed the Communication Services Index, Health Care Index, Industrials Index, and Information Technology Index Funds since 2015. Education: B.A., Arcadia University; M.B.A., Villanova University.


Awais Khan

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 30, 2017

1.5

1.5%

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

0.61

Category High

25.59

Category Average

10.52

Category Mode

1.5