Fund Facts  

Inception Date: Nov 13, 2000
Ticker Symbol: VSMAX
Morningstar Category:Small Blend
As of Jun 30, 2016
Fund Net Assets ($millions) $58,343

Documents for Fund or Underlying Fund(s)  

Description

Objective  

The investment seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of small-capitalization stocks.

Principal Investment Strategies  

The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the CRSP US Small Cap Index, a broadly diversified index of stocks of small U.S. companies. The advisor attempts to replicate the target index by investing all, or substantially all, of its assets in the stocks that make up the index, holding each stock in approximately the same proportion as its weighting in the index.

Principal Investment Risks  

There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. You may lose money by investing in the Fund. Please see the Fund’s prospectus or other disclosure documents for information about the Fund’s risks.

 

Performance & Expenses

Standard Performance As of Jun 30, 2016
Fund/Benchmark Name QtrYTD1-Yr3-Yr5-Yr10-YrSince Inception
Vanguard Small-Cap Index Adma3.98%5.02%-2.90%8.94%9.90%7.75%8.47%
CRSP US Small Cap Indexa,b3.97%5.01%-2.91%8.93%10.04%8.20%N/A
Morningstar Small Blenda,c2.43%2.98%-5.78%6.37%7.62%5.87%N/A

Fund past performance, as shown, is no guarantee of how the Fund will perform in the future. The performance shown has been annualized for periods greater than one year. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For current performance, visit www.icmarc.org.

Fund performance is shown comparing it to a "benchmark" which may be a (i) broad-based securities market index (ii) a group of mutual funds with similar investment objectives, or (iii) a short term government backed debt obligation such as a U.S. Treasury Bill. An index is not available for direct investment, is unmanaged, and does not reflect the costs of portfolio management or trading. A fund's portfolio may differ from the securities held in an index.

Annual Fund Operating Expenses
Total Expensesa0.08%

 

a. Certain information including, but not limited to, benchmark performance or other performance and/or fee information, is provided by Morningstar, Inc., © 2016 All rights reserved. This information: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar and/or its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of information. Morningstar is a registered trademark of Morningstar, Inc.

b. The CRSP US Small Cap Index consists of companies representing small capitalization stocks traded in the U.S. on the NYSE, NYSE Market, NASDAQ or ARCA.

c. The Fund’s Morningstar Category Average is a group of funds with similar investment objectives and strategies and is the equal-weighted return of all funds per category. Morningstar places funds in certain categories based on a fund’s historical portfolio holdings.

Distributions

Dividends and Capital Gains  
Record Date Ex/Payable Date Income/Capital Gains Paid Per Share
Jun 13, 2016Jun 13, 2016$0.145000000
Mar 14, 2016Mar 14, 2016$0.146000000
Dec 22, 2015Dec 22, 2015$0.299000000
Sep 24, 2015Sep 24, 2015$0.460000000
Mar 24, 2015Mar 24, 2015$0.025000000
Dec 19, 2014Dec 19, 2014$0.796000000
Mar 24, 2014Mar 24, 2014$0.004000000
 

Morningstar Information

Morningstar Rating   As of Jun 30, 2016
Period Stars Category Size
Overall 4 Stars654
3-Year 4 Stars654
5-Year 4 Stars559
10-Year 4 Stars381

For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating™ based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads, fee waivers, and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five- and ten-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. For funds with loads, the Morningstar rating on a load-waived basis is provided, when available. Load-waived ratings do not include any front- or back-end sales loads and are intended for investors that have access to such purchase terms. Funds with loads are waived for plans administered by ICMA-RC. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Morningstar Stylebox As of Jun 30, 2016
Equity Stylebox
Small Blend
Allocation of Assets As of May 31, 2016
Type of Asset Percent
Equity99%
Fixed Income0%
Cash/Other1%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.

 
 

Characteristics

Allocation of Assets As of May 31, 2016
Asset ClassPercent
Domestic Stock98.8%
Foreign Stock0.7%
Domestic Bond0.0%
Foreign Bond0.0%
Preferred0.0%
Convertible0.0%
Cash0.4%
Other0.1%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.

 
Equity Sector As of May 31, 2016
SectorPercent
Industrials15.9%
Technology14.4%
Consumer Cyclical13.8%
Real Estate13.2%
Financial Services13.0%
Healthcare9.6%
Basic Materials5.0%
Utilities4.8%
Energy4.5%
Consumer Defensive4.2%
Communication Services1.1%

Exposure reflects equity securities only and will sum to the equity exposure of the fund.

 
Top Ten Holdings As of May 31, 2016
Holding NamePercent
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co0.3%
Ingredion Inc0.3%
Duke Realty Corp0.3%
Waste Connection I0.3%
Westar Energy Inc0.3%
AGL Resources Inc0.3%
Newfield Exploration Co0.3%
Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc0.3%
The Valspar Corp0.3%
Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc0.3%
 

Statistics

Portfolio Statistics As of Jun 30, 2016
Statistic3-Year5-Year
Beta0.880.93
Alpha2.431.91
Standard Deviation13.6515.60
 
 

Footnotes

1.

Please read the fund's prospectus carefully for a complete summary of all fees, expenses, investment objectives and strategies, risks, financial highlights, and performance information. Investing involves risk, including possible loss of the amount invested. Investors should carefully consider the information contained in the prospectus before investing. You may contact us to obtain a prospectus or to answer questions by calling 800-669-7400, emailing investorservices@icmarc.org, or visiting www.icmarc.org.

The source for this information is Morningstar, Inc. Copyright © 2016 Morningstar, Inc.® All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Morningstar, Inc. is a global investment research firm that is not affiliated with ICMA-RC. ICMA-RC does not independently verify Morningstar data.

Morningstar places funds in certain categories based on the fund's historical portfolio holdings. Placement of a fund in a particular Morningstar category does not mean that the fund will remain in that category or that it will invest primarily in securities consistent with its Morningstar category. A fund's investment strategy and portfolio holdings are governed by its prospectus, guidelines or other governing documents, not its Morningstar category.