VOX

Vanguard Communication Services ETF
A

28
*Unless otherwise stated, data provided by FactSet.

VOX Fund Description

VOX tracks a highly concentrated, market-cap-weighted index of US communication services companies.

VOX Factset Analytics Insight

VOX offers exposure to companies that provide communication services primarily through fixed-line, cellular, wireless, high-bandwidth, fiber-optic cable networks, and those that offer related content and information through various media. Its Fit score suffers because diversification requirements don't let VOX offer a truly market-like picture of the hyper-concentrated US telecom industry. Even so, almost half its assets in its top two holdings, telecom giants AT&T and Verizon, so some investors may want to go elsewhere if they're looking for broader diversification, or just invest in the stocks outright to if they're looking for more direct exposure to the segment. VOX trades well in all but the largest quantities: onscreen liquidity is strong and spreads narrow, but its micro-cap exposure can cause creations and redemptions to move underlying prices. VOX does boast one of the segment's lowest expense ratios and tracks its index well, though like all Vanguard ETFs it only discloses monthly.VOX’s index is designed to transition the fund’s exposure to the newly defined Communication Services sector under GICS. The transition is expected to be completed by September 2018. Prior to May 3, 2018 the fund was called Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF and tracked the MSCI US Investable Market Telecommunication Services 25/50 Index.

VOX MSCI ESG Analytics Insight

The MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score measures the ability of ETF underlying holdings to manage key medium to long-term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors, as determined by MSCI ESG Research LLC. As of December 13, 2018 the Vanguard Communication Services ETF MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score is 4.36 out of 10.

The fund’s Peer Rank reflects the ranking of a fund’s MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score against the scores of other funds within the same peer group, as defined by the Thomson Reuters Lipper Global Classification. VOX ranks in the 12nd percentile within its peer group and in the 15th percentile within the global universe of all funds in MSCI ESG Fund Metrics coverage.

VOX CHARTS AND PERFORMANCE

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PERFORMANCE [as of 12/13/18] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
VOX -1.79% -9.18% -12.63% -12.77% 1.50% 2.66% 9.40%
VOX (NAV) -1.82% -9.16% -12.45% -12.89% 1.49% 2.66% 9.43%
MSCI US Investable Market Communication Services 25/50 Transition Index -1.30% -8.65% -12.02% -12.53% 1.58% 2.75% 9.43%
Thomson Reuters US Telecom -2.34% -4.30% -3.61% -2.69% 7.81% 5.84% 9.66%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

VOX Top 10 Countries

VOX Top 10 Sectors

VOX Top 10 Holdings [View All]

VOX Summary Data

Vanguard
09/23/04
Open-Ended Fund
0.10%
$1.45B
$23.35M
0.08%

VOX Portfolio Data

$257.32B
22.18
2.81
2.32%
12/20/13
66

VOX Index Data

MSCI US Investable Market Communication Services 25/50 Transition Index
Market Cap
Market Cap
Thomson Reuters US Telecom

VOX Portfolio Management

0.10%
0.22%
0.31%
-0.06%

VOX Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
--
Qualified dividends
No

VOX Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
Yes
100% / 0%
N/A
N/A
Low
Monthly
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TOP OF BOOK
LAST 10 TRADES
Bats BZX Real-time Quote -
Daily Spread
Premium/Discount
Volume

VOX Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 12/14/18
5
4
3
2
1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of VOX. VOX is rated a 5 out of 5.

VOX Tradability

290,817
$23.35M
245,363
$19.82M
0.08%
$0.06
0.01%
0.34% / -0.56%
None
100.00%
25,000
9.81
0.01%
0.04%
397
$78.00
5

VOX Sector/Industry Breakdown


VOX
Segment Benchmark
43.13%
--
18.77%
--
16.35%
48.64%
11.68%
49.69%
4.59%
--
1.21%
--
1.20%
--
0.86%
--
0.67%
--
0.59%
--

VOX Countries


VOX
Segment Benchmark
100.27%
100.00%

VOX Regions


VOX
Segment Benchmark
100.27%
100.00%

VOX Economic Development


VOX
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

VOX Performance Statistics

0.49
0.72
0.53
0.83
0.92%
Thomson Reuters US Telecom

VOX MSCI ESG Ratings

4.36 / 10
11.90
15.03
--
0.69%
29.67

VOX BENCHMARK COMPARISON HOLDINGS

66
29
18
20.54%

VOX BENCHMARK COMPARISON SUMMARY


VOX
Segment Benchmark
66
29
$257.32B
$195.06B
22.18
7.27
2.81
1.96
1.69%
5.01%
High
High

VOX BENCHMARK COMPARISON MARKET CAP SIZE


VOX
Segment Benchmark
82.65%
92.55%
8.03%
4.54%
7.80%
2.76%
1.52%
0.15%