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VV vs. IVE: What’s The Difference?

The Vanguard Large-Cap Index Fund ETF Shares (VV) and the iShares S&P 500 Value ETF (IVE) are both among the Top 100 ETFs. VV is a Vanguard Large Blend fund and IVE is a iShares Large Value fund. So, what’s the difference between VV and IVE? And which fund is better?

The expense ratio of VV is 0.14 percentage points lower than IVE’s (0.04% vs. 0.18%). VV also has a higher exposure to the technology sector and a lower standard deviation. Overall, VV has provided higher returns than IVE over the past 11 years.

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

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Summary

VVIVE
NameVanguard Large-Cap Index Fund ETF SharesiShares S&P 500 Value ETF
CategoryLarge BlendLarge Value
IssuerVanguardiShares
AUM37.65B22.4B
Avg. Return14.75%11.68%
Div. Yield1.26%1.88%
Expense Ratio0.04%0.18%

The Vanguard Large-Cap Index Fund ETF Shares (VV) is a Large Blend fund that is issued by Vanguard. It currently has 37.65B total assets under management and has yielded an average annual return of 14.75% over the past 10 years. The fund has a dividend yield of 1.26% with an expense ratio of 0.04%.

The iShares S&P 500 Value ETF (IVE) is a Large Value fund that is issued by iShares. It currently has 22.4B total assets under management and has yielded an average annual return of 11.68% over the past 10 years. The fund has a dividend yield of 1.88% with an expense ratio of 0.18%.

VV’s dividend yield is 0.62% lower than that of IVE (1.26% vs. 1.88%). Also, VV yielded on average 3.06% more per year over the past decade (14.75% vs. 11.68%). The expense ratio of VV is 0.14 percentage points lower than IVE’s (0.04% vs. 0.18%).

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Fund Composition

Industry Exposure

VV vs. IVE - Industry Exposure

VVIVE
Technology25.38%9.41%
Industrials8.39%12.19%
Energy2.62%5.43%
Communication Services11.68%6.4%
Utilities2.35%4.82%
Healthcare13.22%15.4%
Consumer Defensive6.06%9.23%
Real Estate2.7%4.38%
Financial Services13.82%22.06%
Consumer Cyclical11.65%7.68%
Basic Materials2.13%2.99%

The Vanguard Large-Cap Index Fund ETF Shares (VV) has the most exposure to the Technology sector at 25.38%. This is followed by Financial Services and Healthcare at 13.82% and 13.22% respectively. Utilities (2.35%), Energy (2.62%), and Real Estate (2.7%) only make up 7.67% of the fund’s total assets.

VV’s mid-section with moderate exposure is comprised of Consumer Defensive, Industrials, Consumer Cyclical, Communication Services, and Healthcare stocks at 6.06%, 8.39%, 11.65%, 11.68%, and 13.22%.

The iShares S&P 500 Value ETF (IVE) has the most exposure to the Financial Services sector at 22.06%. This is followed by Healthcare and Industrials at 15.4% and 12.19% respectively. Real Estate (4.38%), Utilities (4.82%), and Energy (5.43%) only make up 14.63% of the fund’s total assets.

IVE’s mid-section with moderate exposure is comprised of Communication Services, Consumer Cyclical, Consumer Defensive, Technology, and Industrials stocks at 6.4%, 7.68%, 9.23%, 9.41%, and 12.19%.

VV is 15.97% more exposed to the Technology sector than IVE (25.38% vs 9.41%). VV’s exposure to Financial Services and Healthcare stocks is 8.24% lower and 2.18% lower respectively (13.82% vs. 22.06% and 13.22% vs. 15.4%). In total, Utilities, Energy, and Real Estate also make up 6.96% less of the fund’s holdings compared to IVE (7.67% vs. 14.63%).

Holdings

VV - Holdings

VV HoldingsWeight
Apple Inc5.7%
Microsoft Corp5.35%
Amazon.com Inc3.87%
Facebook Inc Class A2.19%
Alphabet Inc Class A1.93%
Alphabet Inc Class C1.81%
Tesla Inc1.37%
Berkshire Hathaway Inc Class B1.3%
NVIDIA Corp1.24%
JPMorgan Chase & Co1.24%

VV’s Top Holdings are Apple Inc, Microsoft Corp, Amazon.com Inc, Facebook Inc Class A, and Alphabet Inc Class A at 5.7%, 5.35%, 3.87%, 2.19%, and 1.93%.

Alphabet Inc Class C (1.81%), Tesla Inc (1.37%), and Berkshire Hathaway Inc Class B (1.3%) have a slightly smaller but still significant weight. NVIDIA Corp and JPMorgan Chase & Co are also represented in the VV’s holdings at 1.24% and 1.24%.

IVE - Holdings

IVE HoldingsWeight
Berkshire Hathaway Inc Class B3.05%
JPMorgan Chase & Co2.65%
The Walt Disney Co1.85%
Bank of America Corp1.67%
Johnson & Johnson1.57%
Exxon Mobil Corp1.41%
Pfizer Inc1.38%
Cisco Systems Inc1.35%
Verizon Communications Inc1.33%
Intel Corp1.25%

IVE’s Top Holdings are Berkshire Hathaway Inc Class B, JPMorgan Chase & Co, The Walt Disney Co, Bank of America Corp, and Johnson & Johnson at 3.05%, 2.65%, 1.85%, 1.67%, and 1.57%.

Exxon Mobil Corp (1.41%), Pfizer Inc (1.38%), and Cisco Systems Inc (1.35%) have a slightly smaller but still significant weight. Verizon Communications Inc and Intel Corp are also represented in the IVE’s holdings at 1.33% and 1.25%.

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Risk Analysis

VVIVE
Mean Return1.241.05
R-squared99.8692.08
Std. Deviation13.7514.3
Alpha-0.08-2.9
Beta1.011.01
Sharpe Ratio1.040.83
Treynor Ratio14.1411.41

The Vanguard Large-Cap Index Fund ETF Shares (VV) has a Beta of 1.01 with a R-squared of 99.86 and a Mean Return of 1.24. Its Alpha is -0.08 while VV’s Standard Deviation is 13.75. Furthermore, the fund has a Treynor Ratio of 14.14 and a Sharpe Ratio of 1.04.

The iShares S&P 500 Value ETF (IVE) has a R-squared of 92.08 with a Sharpe Ratio of 0.83 and a Beta of 1.01. Its Treynor Ratio is 11.41 while IVE’s Mean Return is 1.05. Furthermore, the fund has a Alpha of -2.9 and a Standard Deviation of 14.3.

VV’s Mean Return is 0.19 points higher than that of IVE and its R-squared is 7.78 points higher. With a Standard Deviation of 13.75, VV is slightly less volatile than IVE. The Alpha and Beta of VV are 2.82 points higher and 0.00 points lower than IVE’s Alpha and Beta.

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Performance

Annual Returns

VV vs. IVE - Annual Returns

YearVVIVE
202020.99%1.24%
201931.39%31.71%
2018-4.44%-9.09%
201722.03%15.19%
201611.65%17.17%
20151.07%-3.24%
201413.39%12.14%
201332.65%31.69%
201216.09%17.45%
20111.58%-0.63%
201015.81%14.9%

VV had its best year in 2013 with an annual return of 32.65%. VV’s worst year over the past decade yielded -4.44% and occurred in 2018. In most years the Vanguard Large-Cap Index Fund ETF Shares provided moderate returns such as in 2014, 2010, and 2012 where annual returns amounted to 13.39%, 15.81%, and 16.09% respectively.

The year 2019 was the strongest year for IVE, returning 31.71% on an annual basis. The poorest year for IVE in the last ten years was 2018, with a yield of -9.09%. Most years the iShares S&P 500 Value ETF has given investors modest returns, such as in 2014, 2010, and 2017, when gains were 12.14%, 14.9%, and 15.19% respectively.

Portfolio Growth

VV vs. IVE - Portfolio Growth

FundInitial BalanceFinal BalanceCAGR
VV$10,000$42,97014.75%
IVE$10,000$31,35011.68%

A $10,000 investment in VV would have resulted in a final balance of $42,970. This is a profit of $32,970 over 11 years and amounts to a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.75%.

With a $10,000 investment in IVE, the end total would have been $31,350. This equates to a $21,350 profit over 11 years and a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.68%.

VV’s CAGR is 3.06 percentage points higher than that of IVE and as a result, would have yielded $11,620 more on a $10,000 investment. Thus, VV outperformed IVE by 3.06% annually.


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