VPL
Vanguard FTSE Pacific ETF

Price: $65.58
Change: $0.7 (0.01%)
Last Updated:

Vitals

Issuer Vanguard
Brand Vanguard
Structure ETF
Expense Ratio 0.08%
ETF Home Page Home page
Inception Mar 04, 2005

Analyst Report

This ETF is a low cost option for accessing advanced Asia Pacific economies. VPL consists almost entirely of developed market exposure, with Japan accounting for most of the portfolio and Australia also making up a significant chunk. Given this profile, VPL can potentially be used in a number of different ways; this ETF is certainly useful as a short term trading vehicle for those seeking exposure to advanced Asian economies, and can potentially be used as a core holding in a longer-term portfolio as well. It should be noted, however, that VPL won’t give investors exposure to emerging Asian economies (some of the other options in the Asia Pacific Equities ETFdb Category will include both developed and emerging markets).


The portfolio of VPL is concentrated in two equity markets, but overall this ETF does a nice job of spreading exposure across sectors of the economy, and limits individual security concentration by holding nearly 500 different stocks. The concentration in large and mega cap stocks is worth noting, as this feature often diminishes the correlation to local markets. VPL’s biggest draw is its rock bottom expense ratio; this Vanguard fund is considerably cheaper than other ETFs offering exposure to the Asia Pacific region. Moreover, VPL is available commission free for some investors (those with Vanguard accounts), which could further increase the value proposition.

ETF Database Themes

Asset Class Equity
Asset Class Size Large-Cap
Asset Class Style Blend
Region (General) Developed Asia Pacific
Region (Specific) Broad

FactSet Classifications

Segment Equity: Developed Asia-Pacific - Total Market
Category Size and Style
Focus Total Market
Niche Broad-based
Strategy Vanilla
Weighting Scheme Market Cap

Trading Data

Open - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • Open
  • Volume
  • Day Lo
  • Day Hi
  • 52 Week Lo $56.07
  • 52 Week Hi $78.55
  • AUM $5,791.6 M
  • Shares 89.5 M

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume 785,237
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume 717,520

Alternative ETFs in the ETF Database Asia Pacific Equities Category

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest IPAC 0.09% $1.6 B 140,429 -13.48%
Largest (AUM) EEMV 0.25% $8.0 B 1 M -14.95%
Most Liquid (Volume) EWH 0.50% $687.6 M 4 M -15.88%
Top YTD Performer ASEA 0.65% $39.5 M 18,348 3.14%

Alternative ETFs in the FactSet Equity: Developed Asia-Pacific - Total Market Segment

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest IPAC 0.09% $1.6 B 140,429 -13.48%
Largest (AUM) IPAC 0.09% $1.6 B 140,429 -13.48%
Most Liquid (Volume) IPAC 0.09% $1.6 B 140,429 -13.48%
Top YTD Performer IPAC 0.09% $1.6 B 140,429 -13.48%

Top 15 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to its peers.

Holdings Comparison

VPL ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Number of Holdings 2460 343 2000
% of Assets in Top 10 16.61% 43.31% 16.66%
% of Assets in Top 15 20.81% 51.87% 20.89%
% of Assets in Top 50 39.25% 77.32% 40.49%

Size Comparison

VPL ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Large (>12.9B) 58.16% 54.02% 59.61%
Mid (>2.7B) 25.18% 31.11% 25.44%
Small (>600M) 12.26% 8.92% 12.07%
Micro (<600M) 3.03% 2.68% 2.07%

VPL Valuation

This section compares the P/E ratio of this ETF to its peers.

VPL
P/E Ratio
11.50
ETF Database Category Average
P/E Ratio
19.31
FactSet Segment Average
P/E Ratio
14.61

VPL Dividend

This section compares the dividend yield of this ETF to its peers.

VPL ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Dividend $ 0.36 $ 0.39 $ 0.59
Dividend Date 2021-09-20 N/A N/A
Annual Dividend Rate $ 1.90 $ 0.80 $ 1.61
Annual Dividend Yield 2.35% 1.80% 2.16%

VPL Price and Volume Charts

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VPL Fund Flows Charts

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5 Day Net Flows: -19.35 M 1 Month Net Flows: 34.52 M 3 Month Net Flows: 60.14 M 6 Month Net Flows: 880.06 M 1 Year Net Flows: 1.21 B 3 Year Net Flows: 2.61 B 5 Year Net Flows: 1.32 B 10 Year Net Flows: 3.97 B

VPL Price vs Flows AUM Influence Charts

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