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SCHG vs. EFV: What’s The Difference?

The Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Growth ETF (SCHG) and the iShares MSCI EAFE Value ETF (EFV) are both among the Top 100 ETFs. SCHG is a Schwab ETFs Large Growth fund and EFV is a iShares Foreign Large Value fund. So, what’s the difference between SCHG and EFV? And which fund is better?

The expense ratio of SCHG is 0.35 percentage points lower than EFV’s (0.04% vs. 0.39%). SCHG also has a higher exposure to the technology sector and a lower standard deviation. Overall, SCHG has provided higher returns than EFV over the past 10 years.

In this article, we’ll compare SCHG vs. EFV. We’ll look at annual returns and holdings, as well as at their risk metrics and fund composition. Moreover, I’ll also discuss SCHG’s and EFV’s performance, portfolio growth, and industry exposure and examine how these affect their overall returns.

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Summary

SCHGEFV
NameSchwab U.S. Large-Cap Growth ETFiShares MSCI EAFE Value ETF
CategoryLarge GrowthForeign Large Value
IssuerSchwab ETFsiShares
AUM15.16B14.37B
Avg. Return17.81%3.99%
Div. Yield0.43%2.94%
Expense Ratio0.04%0.39%

The Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Growth ETF (SCHG) is a Large Growth fund that is issued by Schwab ETFs. It currently has 15.16B total assets under management and has yielded an average annual return of 17.81% over the past 10 years. The fund has a dividend yield of 0.43% with an expense ratio of 0.04%.

The iShares MSCI EAFE Value ETF (EFV) is a Foreign Large Value fund that is issued by iShares. It currently has 14.37B total assets under management and has yielded an average annual return of 3.99% over the past 10 years. The fund has a dividend yield of 2.94% with an expense ratio of 0.39%.

SCHG’s dividend yield is 2.51% lower than that of EFV (0.43% vs. 2.94%). Also, SCHG yielded on average 13.82% more per year over the past decade (17.81% vs. 3.99%). The expense ratio of SCHG is 0.35 percentage points lower than EFV’s (0.04% vs. 0.39%).

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Fund Composition

Industry Exposure

SCHG vs. EFV - Industry Exposure

SCHGEFV
Technology39.21%2.98%
Industrials3.01%11.6%
Energy0.2%6.6%
Communication Services17.07%6.46%
Utilities0.0%6.14%
Healthcare12.05%9.19%
Consumer Defensive2.15%6.82%
Real Estate1.64%5.06%
Financial Services7.98%26.55%
Consumer Cyclical15.01%9.0%
Basic Materials1.68%9.59%

The Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Growth ETF (SCHG) has the most exposure to the Technology sector at 39.21%. This is followed by Communication Services and Consumer Cyclical at 17.07% and 15.01% respectively. Energy (0.2%), Real Estate (1.64%), and Basic Materials (1.68%) only make up 3.52% of the fund’s total assets.

SCHG’s mid-section with moderate exposure is comprised of Consumer Defensive, Industrials, Financial Services, Healthcare, and Consumer Cyclical stocks at 2.15%, 3.01%, 7.98%, 12.05%, and 15.01%.

The iShares MSCI EAFE Value ETF (EFV) has the most exposure to the Financial Services sector at 26.55%. This is followed by Industrials and Basic Materials at 11.6% and 9.59% respectively. Real Estate (5.06%), Utilities (6.14%), and Communication Services (6.46%) only make up 17.66% of the fund’s total assets.

EFV’s mid-section with moderate exposure is comprised of Energy, Consumer Defensive, Consumer Cyclical, Healthcare, and Basic Materials stocks at 6.6%, 6.82%, 9.0%, 9.19%, and 9.59%.

SCHG is 36.23% more exposed to the Technology sector than EFV (39.21% vs 2.98%). SCHG’s exposure to Communication Services and Consumer Cyclical stocks is 10.61% higher and 6.01% higher respectively (17.07% vs. 6.46% and 15.01% vs. 9.0%). In total, Energy, Real Estate, and Basic Materials also make up 17.73% less of the fund’s holdings compared to EFV (3.52% vs. 21.25%).

Holdings

SCHG - Holdings

SCHG HoldingsWeight
Apple Inc11.49%
Microsoft Corp10.91%
Amazon.com Inc7.89%
Facebook Inc A4.45%
Alphabet Inc A3.93%
Alphabet Inc Class C3.82%
Tesla Inc2.8%
NVIDIA Corp2.67%
Visa Inc Class A2.12%
UnitedHealth Group Inc2.02%

SCHG’s Top Holdings are Apple Inc, Microsoft Corp, Amazon.com Inc, Facebook Inc A, and Alphabet Inc A at 11.49%, 10.91%, 7.89%, 4.45%, and 3.93%.

Alphabet Inc Class C (3.82%), Tesla Inc (2.8%), and NVIDIA Corp (2.67%) have a slightly smaller but still significant weight. Visa Inc Class A and UnitedHealth Group Inc are also represented in the SCHG’s holdings at 2.12% and 2.02%.

EFV - Holdings

EFV HoldingsWeight
Novartis AG2.41%
Toyota Motor Corp2.21%
Commonwealth Bank of Australia1.59%
Siemens AG1.45%
Sanofi SA1.42%
HSBC Holdings PLC1.4%
TotalEnergies SE1.35%
Allianz SE1.23%
GlaxoSmithKline PLC1.18%
Rio Tinto PLC1.1%

EFV’s Top Holdings are Novartis AG, Toyota Motor Corp, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Siemens AG, and Sanofi SA at 2.41%, 2.21%, 1.59%, 1.45%, and 1.42%.

HSBC Holdings PLC (1.4%), TotalEnergies SE (1.35%), and Allianz SE (1.23%) have a slightly smaller but still significant weight. GlaxoSmithKline PLC and Rio Tinto PLC are also represented in the EFV’s holdings at 1.18% and 1.1%.

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Risk Analysis

SCHGEFV
Mean Return1.460.42
R-squared92.9292.15
Std. Deviation14.7816.53
Alpha1.97-1.77
Beta1.051.05
Sharpe Ratio1.140.26
Treynor Ratio16.32.92

The Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Growth ETF (SCHG) has a Sharpe Ratio of 1.14 with a Standard Deviation of 14.78 and a Beta of 1.05. Its Treynor Ratio is 16.3 while SCHG’s Mean Return is 1.46. Furthermore, the fund has a Alpha of 1.97 and a R-squared of 92.92.

The iShares MSCI EAFE Value ETF (EFV) has a Beta of 1.05 with a Alpha of -1.77 and a Sharpe Ratio of 0.26. Its R-squared is 92.15 while EFV’s Mean Return is 0.42. Furthermore, the fund has a Standard Deviation of 16.53 and a Treynor Ratio of 2.92.

SCHG’s Mean Return is 1.04 points higher than that of EFV and its R-squared is 0.77 points higher. With a Standard Deviation of 14.78, SCHG is slightly less volatile than EFV. The Alpha and Beta of SCHG are 3.74 points higher and 0.00 points lower than EFV’s Alpha and Beta.

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Performance

Annual Returns

SCHG vs. EFV - Annual Returns

YearSCHGEFV
202039.13%-2.78%
201936.21%15.97%
2018-1.35%-14.88%
201728.04%21.22%
20166.76%4.87%
20153.26%-5.89%
201415.74%-5.65%
201333.96%22.61%
201217.02%17.52%
2011-0.67%-12.24%
201016.83%3.18%

SCHG had its best year in 2020 with an annual return of 39.13%. SCHG’s worst year over the past decade yielded -1.35% and occurred in 2018. In most years the Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Growth ETF provided moderate returns such as in 2014, 2010, and 2012 where annual returns amounted to 15.74%, 16.83%, and 17.02% respectively.

The year 2013 was the strongest year for EFV, returning 22.61% on an annual basis. The poorest year for EFV in the last ten years was 2018, with a yield of -14.88%. Most years the iShares MSCI EAFE Value ETF has given investors modest returns, such as in 2020, 2010, and 2016, when gains were -2.78%, 3.18%, and 4.87% respectively.

Portfolio Growth

SCHG vs. EFV - Portfolio Growth

FundInitial BalanceFinal BalanceCAGR
SCHG$10,000$47,55617.81%
EFV$10,000$13,6983.99%

A $10,000 investment in SCHG would have resulted in a final balance of $47,556. This is a profit of $37,556 over 10 years and amounts to a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.81%.

With a $10,000 investment in EFV, the end total would have been $13,698. This equates to a $3,698 profit over 10 years and a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.99%.

SCHG’s CAGR is 13.82 percentage points higher than that of EFV and as a result, would have yielded $33,858 more on a $10,000 investment. Thus, SCHG outperformed EFV by 13.82% annually.


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