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VTV vs. RSP: What’s The Difference?

The Vanguard Value Index Fund ETF Shares (VTV) and the Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF (RSP) are both among the Top 100 ETFs. VTV is a Vanguard Large Value fund and RSP is a Invesco Large Blend fund. So, what’s the difference between VTV and RSP? And which fund is better?

The expense ratio of VTV is 0.16 percentage points lower than RSP’s (0.04% vs. 0.2%). VTV also has a higher exposure to the financial services sector and a lower standard deviation. Overall, VTV has provided lower returns than RSP over the past ten years.

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

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Summary

VTVRSP
NameVanguard Value Index Fund ETF SharesInvesco S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF
CategoryLarge ValueLarge Blend
IssuerVanguardInvesco
AUM125.77B28.62B
Avg. Return12.07%13.79%
Div. Yield2.15%1.31%
Expense Ratio0.04%0.2%

The Vanguard Value Index Fund ETF Shares (VTV) is a Large Value fund that is issued by Vanguard. It currently has 125.77B total assets under management and has yielded an average annual return of 12.07% over the past 10 years. The fund has a dividend yield of 2.15% with an expense ratio of 0.04%.

The Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF (RSP) is a Large Blend fund that is issued by Invesco. It currently has 28.62B total assets under management and has yielded an average annual return of 13.79% over the past 10 years. The fund has a dividend yield of 1.31% with an expense ratio of 0.2%.

VTV’s dividend yield is 0.84% higher than that of RSP (2.15% vs. 1.31%). Also, VTV yielded on average 1.71% less per year over the past decade (12.07% vs. 13.79%). The expense ratio of VTV is 0.16 percentage points lower than RSP’s (0.04% vs. 0.2%).

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Fund Composition

Industry Exposure

VTV vs. RSP - Industry Exposure

VTVRSP
Technology7.86%14.73%
Industrials12.61%14.62%
Energy5.59%3.9%
Communication Services5.49%4.31%
Utilities5.37%5.58%
Healthcare19.84%13.69%
Consumer Defensive10.72%6.86%
Real Estate3.01%5.84%
Financial Services22.81%13.43%
Consumer Cyclical3.79%13.01%
Basic Materials2.91%4.04%

The Vanguard Value Index Fund ETF Shares (VTV) has the most exposure to the Financial Services sector at 22.81%. This is followed by Healthcare and Industrials at 19.84% and 12.61% respectively. Real Estate (3.01%), Consumer Cyclical (3.79%), and Utilities (5.37%) only make up 12.17% of the fund’s total assets.

VTV’s mid-section with moderate exposure is comprised of Communication Services, Energy, Technology, Consumer Defensive, and Industrials stocks at 5.49%, 5.59%, 7.86%, 10.72%, and 12.61%.

The Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF (RSP) has the most exposure to the Technology sector at 14.73%. This is followed by Industrials and Healthcare at 14.62% and 13.69% respectively. Basic Materials (4.04%), Communication Services (4.31%), and Utilities (5.58%) only make up 13.93% of the fund’s total assets.

RSP’s mid-section with moderate exposure is comprised of Real Estate, Consumer Defensive, Consumer Cyclical, Financial Services, and Healthcare stocks at 5.84%, 6.86%, 13.01%, 13.43%, and 13.69%.

VTV is 9.38% more exposed to the Financial Services sector than RSP (22.81% vs 13.43%). VTV’s exposure to Healthcare and Industrials stocks is 6.15% higher and 2.01% lower respectively (19.84% vs. 13.69% and 12.61% vs. 14.62%). In total, Real Estate, Consumer Cyclical, and Utilities also make up 12.26% less of the fund’s holdings compared to RSP (12.17% vs. 24.43%).

Holdings

VTV - Holdings

VTV HoldingsWeight
Berkshire Hathaway Inc Class B2.98%
JPMorgan Chase & Co2.82%
Johnson & Johnson2.6%
UnitedHealth Group Inc2.27%
Procter & Gamble Co1.98%
Bank of America Corp1.91%
Exxon Mobil Corp1.6%
Comcast Corp Class A1.57%
Intel Corp1.36%
Verizon Communications Inc1.32%

VTV’s Top Holdings are Berkshire Hathaway Inc Class B, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Johnson & Johnson, UnitedHealth Group Inc, and Procter & Gamble Co at 2.98%, 2.82%, 2.6%, 2.27%, and 1.98%.

Bank of America Corp (1.91%), Exxon Mobil Corp (1.6%), and Comcast Corp Class A (1.57%) have a slightly smaller but still significant weight. Intel Corp and Verizon Communications Inc are also represented in the VTV’s holdings at 1.36% and 1.32%.

RSP - Holdings

RSP HoldingsWeight
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc0.27%
Nike Inc Class B0.25%
MSCI Inc0.25%
Monolithic Power Systems Inc0.25%
Enphase Energy Inc0.25%
Advanced Micro Devices Inc0.25%
ResMed Inc0.24%
PerkinElmer Inc0.24%
IDEXX Laboratories Inc0.24%
Danaher Corp0.24%

RSP’s Top Holdings are Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc, Nike Inc Class B, MSCI Inc, Monolithic Power Systems Inc, and Enphase Energy Inc at 0.27%, 0.25%, 0.25%, 0.25%, and 0.25%.

Advanced Micro Devices Inc (0.25%), ResMed Inc (0.24%), and PerkinElmer Inc (0.24%) have a slightly smaller but still significant weight. IDEXX Laboratories Inc and Danaher Corp are also represented in the RSP’s holdings at 0.24% and 0.24%.

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Risk Analysis

VTVRSP
Mean Return1.051.19
R-squared92.6194.47
Std. Deviation13.7815.36
Alpha-1.92-2.45
Beta0.981.1
Sharpe Ratio0.870.89
Treynor Ratio11.9412.12

The Vanguard Value Index Fund ETF Shares (VTV) has a Treynor Ratio of 11.94 with a R-squared of 92.61 and a Sharpe Ratio of 0.87. Its Alpha is -1.92 while VTV’s Standard Deviation is 13.78. Furthermore, the fund has a Mean Return of 1.05 and a Beta of 0.98.

The Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF (RSP) has a Beta of 1.1 with a R-squared of 94.47 and a Mean Return of 1.19. Its Treynor Ratio is 12.12 while RSP’s Standard Deviation is 15.36. Furthermore, the fund has a Alpha of -2.45 and a Sharpe Ratio of 0.89.

VTV’s Mean Return is 0.14 points lower than that of RSP and its R-squared is 1.86 points lower. With a Standard Deviation of 13.78, VTV is slightly less volatile than RSP. The Alpha and Beta of VTV are 0.53 points higher and 0.12 points lower than RSP’s Alpha and Beta.

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Performance

Annual Returns

VTV vs. RSP - Annual Returns

YearVTVRSP
20202.23%12.75%
201925.85%28.94%
2018-5.39%-7.77%
201717.12%18.52%
201616.88%14.34%
2015-0.89%-2.57%
201413.19%14.02%
201333.03%35.6%
201215.19%17.04%
20111.16%-0.5%
201014.45%21.3%

VTV had its best year in 2013 with an annual return of 33.03%. VTV’s worst year over the past decade yielded -5.39% and occurred in 2018. In most years the Vanguard Value Index Fund ETF Shares provided moderate returns such as in 2014, 2010, and 2012 where annual returns amounted to 13.19%, 14.45%, and 15.19% respectively.

The year 2013 was the strongest year for RSP, returning 35.6% on an annual basis. The poorest year for RSP in the last ten years was 2018, with a yield of -7.77%. Most years the Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF has given investors modest returns, such as in 2014, 2016, and 2012, when gains were 14.02%, 14.34%, and 17.04% respectively.

Portfolio Growth

VTV vs. RSP - Portfolio Growth

FundInitial BalanceFinal BalanceCAGR
VTV$10,000$33,16312.07%
RSP$10,000$38,66413.79%

A $10,000 investment in VTV would have resulted in a final balance of $33,163. This is a profit of $23,163 over 11 years and amounts to a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.07%.

With a $10,000 investment in RSP, the end total would have been $38,664. This equates to a $28,664 profit over 11 years and a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.79%.

VTV’s CAGR is 1.71 percentage points lower than that of RSP and as a result, would have yielded $5,501 less on a $10,000 investment. Thus, VTV performed worse than RSP by 1.71% annually.


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