VWUSX: Vanguard US Growth Inv

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VWUSX Vanguard US Growth Inv

  • Fund
  • VWUSX
  • Price as of: Dec 02, 2019
  • $43.06
    - $0.62 - 1.42%

Profile

VWUSX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 28.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 12.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 5.9%
  • Net Assets $26.8 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 32.2%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$43.06
$31.15
$43.86

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.39%

SALES FEES

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

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 41.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $3,000
  • IRA $3,000

Fund Classification


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 28.3%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 12.9%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 5.9%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.44%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.5%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Vanguard US 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
    Christopher J. Bonavico

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.


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Performance

VWUSX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VWUSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 28.3% -68.6% 59.4% 44.88%
1 Yr 11.7% -84.0% 58.7% 61.48%
3 Yr 12.9%* -48.8% 23.8% 34.47%
5 Yr 5.9%* -34.7% 16.0% 43.12%
10 Yr 10.4%* -14.0% 17.7% 41.35%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VWUSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -8.1% -65.5% 13.4% 28.03%
2017 25.4% -46.3% 37.5% 13.81%
2016 -2.2% -43.3% 15.3% 61.61%
2015 -0.4% -38.0% 11.4% 30.41%
2014 4.3% -52.4% 105.4% 32.43%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VWUSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 28.3% -68.6% 59.4% 44.88%
1 Yr 11.7% -84.0% 58.7% 71.96%
3 Yr 12.9%* -48.8% 30.7% 57.77%
5 Yr 5.9%* -34.7% 16.6% 72.95%
10 Yr 10.4%* -14.0% 17.7% 71.43%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VWUSX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -8.1% -65.5% 16.5% 52.76%
2017 25.4% -28.2% 51.5% 52.65%
2016 -2.2% -43.3% 17.1% 79.46%
2015 -0.4% -38.0% 17.3% 64.11%
2014 4.3% -52.4% 120.7% 72.56%

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

VWUSX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

VWUSX Category Low Category High VWUSX % Rank
Net Assets 26.8 B 1.25 M 199 B 4.58%
Number of Holdings 275 7 2081 8.77%
Net Assets in Top 10 8.3 B 429 K 53.6 B 5.59%
Weighting of Top 10 32.20% 11.9% 100.0% 81.75%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Microsoft Corp 6.06%
  2. Amazon.com Inc 5.31%
  3. Mastercard Inc A 3.55%
  4. Alphabet Inc Class C 3.36%
  5. Apple Inc 3.10%
  6. Facebook Inc A 2.84%
  7. Visa Inc Class A 2.55%
  8. Alphabet Inc A 1.93%
  9. Netflix Inc 1.79%
  10. Illumina Inc 1.71%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High VWUSX % Rank
Stocks
96.07% 80.50% 105.55% 84.55%
Cash
3.78% -5.55% 16.25% 14.83%
Other
0.15% -0.92% 3.79% 11.34%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 2.51% 59.78%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.02% 54.81%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 3.92% 57.53%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VWUSX % Rank
Technology
36.11% 7.37% 58.59% 23.99%
Consumer Cyclical
18.70% 0.00% 49.54% 19.64%
Financial Services
13.20% 0.00% 32.66% 39.98%
Healthcare
11.45% 0.00% 46.23% 74.15%
Industrials
7.62% 0.00% 24.88% 67.70%
Consumer Defense
4.53% 0.00% 18.34% 52.10%
Real Estate
2.24% 0.00% 10.94% 44.02%
Communication Services
1.57% 0.00% 28.18% 64.13%
Basic Materials
0.44% 0.00% 11.24% 75.54%
Energy
0.18% -0.02% 7.24% 54.50%
Utilities
0.03% -0.01% 9.70% 32.69%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VWUSX % Rank
US
89.82% 80.50% 100.50% 72.75%
Non US
6.25% 0.00% 17.37% 33.70%

Expenses

VWUSX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VWUSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.39% 0.00% 165.48% 96.43%
Management Fee 0.36% 0.00% 1.40% 8.94%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.00% 1.02% N/A

Sales Fees

VWUSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 0.50% 25.00% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A

Trading Fees

VWUSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.50% 5.00% 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.

VWUSX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 41.00% 0.00% 536.00% 51.61%

Distributions

VWUSX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VWUSX Category Low Category High VWUSX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.46% 0.00% 15.22% 12.50%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

VWUSX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Quarterly Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

VWUSX Category Low Category High VWUSX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 0.44% -7.55% 1.83% 23.22%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

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

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

VWUSX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Christopher J. Bonavico


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Oct 07, 2010

9.15

9.2%

Christopher J. Bonavico, CFA Portfolio Manager, Research Analyst Christopher J. Bonavico became a member of Jackson Square, at its inception in May 2014, as a portfolio manager and research analyst. Prior to joining Jackson Square, he was a portfolio manager and equity analyst on the Delaware Investments Focus Growth Equity team from April 2005 to April 2014. The Focus Growth Equity team managed large-cap growth, smid-cap growth, all-cap growth and global growth portfolios. Prior to joining Delaware Investments, he was a principal and portfolio manager at Transamerica Investment Management, where he managed sub-advised funds and institutional separate accounts. Before joining Transamerica in 1993, he was a research analyst for Salomon Brothers. Bonavico received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Delaware.

Daniel J. Prislin


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Oct 07, 2010

9.15

9.2%

Daniel J. Prislin, CFA Portfolio Manager, Research Analyst Daniel J. Prislin became a member of Jackson Square, at its inception in May 2014, as a portfolio manager and research analyst. Prior to joining Jackson Square, he was a portfolio manager and equity analyst on the Delaware Investments Focus Growth Equity team from April 2005 to April 2014. The Focus Growth Equity team managed large-cap growth, smid-cap growth, all-cap growth and global growth portfolios. Prior to joining Delaware Investments, he was a principal and portfolio manager at Transamerica Investment Management, where he also managed sub-advised funds and institutional separate accounts. Prior to joining Transamerica in 1998, he was a portfolio manager with The Franklin Templeton Group. Prislin received an MBA and bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley.

Andrew J. Shilling


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Oct 07, 2010

9.15

9.2%

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


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Oct 07, 2010

9.15

9.2%

Christopher M. Ericksen, CFA Portfolio Manager, Research Analyst Christopher M. Ericksen became a member of Jackson Square, at its inception in May 2014, as a portfolio manager and research analyst. Prior to joining Jackson Square, he was a portfolio manager and equity analyst on the Delaware Investments Focus Growth Equity team from April 2005 to April 2014. The Focus Growth Equity team managed large-cap growth, smid-cap growth, all-cap growth and global growth portfolios. Prior to joining Delaware Investments, he was a portfolio manager at Transamerica Investment Management, where he also managed institutional separate accounts. Before joining Transamerica in 2004, he was a vice president at Goldman Sachs. During his 10 years there, he worked in investment banking as well as investment management. Ericksen received his bachelor’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University, with majors in industrial management, economics and political science.

Jeffrey S. Van Harte


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Oct 07, 2010

9.15

9.2%

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.

Blair A. Boyer


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 21, 2014

5.78

5.8%

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.

Kathleen A. McCarragher


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 21, 2014

5.78

5.8%

Kathleen A. McCarragher is a managing director, the head of growth equity, and a large cap growth equity portfolio manager. She joined Jennison Associates in May 1998. Prior to Jennison, Kathleen spent six years with Weiss, Peck & Greer, where she was a managing director and the director of large cap growth equities. In addition, Kathleen spent 10 years with State Street Research & Management, initially as a research analyst responsible for health care, transports, and financials and then as a portfolio manager and member of the investment committee. She received a BBA from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, summa cum laude, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Gary Robinson


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

May 05, 2015

4.58

4.6%

Gary is an investment manager in the US Equity Team. He graduated MBiochem in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford in 2003 and joined Baillie Gifford the same year. He spent time working on our Japanese, UK and European equity teams before moving to the US Equities Team in 2008. Gary is a generalist investor but retains a special interest in the healthcare sector dating back to his undergraduate degree. Gary is a portfolio manager for our Global Select strategy.

Tom Slater


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Nov 30, 2015

4.0

4.0%

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.

Binbin Guo


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 08, 2019

0.65

0.7%

Binbin Guo, Ph.D., Principal of The Vanguard Group, Inc. and head of the Alpha Equity Investment team within Vanguard’s Quantitative Equity Group. He oversees the active quantitative equity funds and separately managed equity accounts. He has been with Vanguard since 2007. Education: B.S. and M.S., Tsinghua University, China; Ph.D. and M.Phil., Yale University.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.0 51.95 8.0 0.42