Vanguard Small-Cap ETF | VBK

Medium RiskEquity
Vanguard Small-Cap ETF
Issued by:Vanguard
Exchange : AMEX
Unit Price (NAV) :
Minimum investment: 1 unit
Vanguard Small-Cap ETF | VBK

Vanguard Small-Cap ETF | VBK


VBK is a great choice for investors looking for low-cost, solid exposure to the US small-cap growth market. The fund switched from an MSCI index to a CRSP index in April 2013, but the portfolio still closely resembles our MSCI benchmark, with few sector biases and similar performance. VBK offers solid coverage in an efficient, liquid wrapper and features on our opportunities list. ETF Name: Vanguard Small-Cap ETF (VBK) Sector: VBK has invested in Technology (25%), Healthcare (19%), Consumer Cyclical (15%), Industrials (14%) and Real Estate (9%). Geography: VBK has invested 100% of its assets in U.S. Fund Manager Name: Vanguard ETF Description: VBK seeks to replicate a benchmark which offers exposure small cap firms that exhibit growth characteristics in the U.S. equity market. VBK holds close to 1,000 securities in total and doesn't hold more than 0.6% in one asset. What ETFdb says about it: The investment thesis behind small caps is that these firms are likely to provide strong growth prospects to a portfolio and should have a much easier time growing then their large cap counterparts. Why is that Kristal there: A complete pool of 2100+ ETFs are screened on various qualitative and quantitative parameters to evaluate efficiency, tradability and fit. The metrics used were alpha, beta and R-Squared with respect to the segment benchmark and ETF specific metrics such as expense ratio, drawdown, volatility and the overall rating. We evaluate all ETFs and assign a composite score based on our analysis and then select the top ones in a category based on that comprehensive score by the inhouse research / quant analysts team. With a large, stable asset base and a tiny expense ratio, VBK is cheap to hold, easy to trade, and delivers good coverage of its target market. The strategy is rebalanced on a quarterly basis with the rebalancing mechanism being determined by an algorithm that takes into account the overall performance of the strategy so far. Fund Manager Description: Founded in 1975, Vanguard is the second largest asset manager in the world managing $5.1T. It is the largest provider of mutual funds and the second-largest provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the world after BlackRock iShares. More Information: VBK: Vanguard Small-Cap Growth ETF


PerformanceYTD actual1Y p.a3Y p.a5Y p.a10Y p.a
Vanguard Small-Cap ETF7.94%25.27%19.87%18.54%15.45%

Asset Class

Asset type breakdown
Stock US99.39%
Stock non-US0.62%

VBK Holdings - Top 10

NameiWeightage (%)
Charles River Laboratories International Inc0.74%
Pool Corporation0.73%
Bio-Techne Corporation0.70%
Avantor Inc0.69%
NovoCure Limited0.68%
Entegris Inc0.68%
PTC Inc0.62%
Fair Isaac Corporation0.62%
Graco Inc0.56%
The Toro Company0.53%

VBK Sectors/Industry Breakdown

Sectori% of market value
Consumer Cyclicals12.01%
Real Estate8.31%
Financial Services4.08%
Consumer Defensive3.51%
Communication Services3.10%
Basic Materials2.59%

VBK Countries

Countryi% of market value
North America99.38%
Asia Emerging0.40%
Asia Developed0.15%
United Kingdom0.07%

Returns Calculator

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VBK Summary Data

Total Net Assets $i
Average Mkt Cap Mil $i
Symbol VBK
Exchange ARCX
ISIN US9229085959
Cat. Benchmark S&P 500 TR USD
Asset class Equity
Category Small Growth
Country US

VBK Key Metrics

Net Expense Ratio 0.07i
Beta 1.1719i
Valuations Rates Portfolio PE 30.12207i
3 Year Standard Deviation 24.2i

Fund Strategy

Vanguard Small-Cap Growth ETF executes as an exchange-traded fund enlisted in the USA. The Fund focuses on the performance of the CRSP U.S. Small Cap Growth Index which measures the investment return of small-capitalization growth stocks of small U.S. companies. The Fund uses a market capitalization weighting methodology and rebalances the holdings on a quarterly basis.

VBK Fact Sheets & Reports

Vanguard Small-Cap ETF | VBK