Both IJR and VB are ETFs. IJR has a higher 5-year return than VB (7.96% vs 7.15%). IJR has a higher expense ratio than VB (0.07% vs 0.05%). Below is the comparison between IJR and VB.

Segment Equity: U.S. - Small Cap Equity: U.S. - Small Cap
Issuer BlackRock Vanguard
Net Assets $41.99B $24.04B
Expense Ratio 0.07% 0.05%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Dividend Yield 1.41% 1.47%
Underlying Index S&P SmallCap 600 Index CRSP US Small Cap Index
YTD Return 9.76% 16.07%
1-Year Return -15.09% -6.61%
3-Year Return 8.34% 9.25%
5-Year Return 7.96% 7.15%
10-Year Return 13.17% 12.95%

IJR description

The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the S&P SmallCap 600 Index. The Fund uses a replication strategy to try to track the Index, which includes approximately 2.5% of the market capitalization of the US equity market.

IJR returns

YTD Return 9.76%
1-Month Return -4.58%
3-Month Return 3.64%
1-Year Return -15.09%
3-Year Return 8.34%
5-Year Return 7.96%
10-Year Return 13.17%
IJR expense ratio is 0.07%.

IJR holdings

Top 10 Holdings (5.33% of Total Assets)

Name Symbol % Assets
Mercury Systems Inc MRCY 0.6%
Selective Insurance Group Inc SIGI 0.59%
FirstCash Inc FCFS 0.58%
FTI Consulting Inc FCN 0.53%
Repligen Corp RGEN 0.53%
Strategic Education Inc STRA 0.52%
LHC Group Inc LHCG 0.5%
Neogen Corp NEOG 0.5%
John Bean Technologies Corp JBT 0.5%
Exponent Inc EXPO 0.48%

VB description

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

VB returns

YTD Return 16.07%
1-Month Return -3.97%
3-Month Return 3.95%
1-Year Return -6.61%
3-Year Return 9.25%
5-Year Return 7.15%
10-Year Return 12.95%
VB expense ratio is 0.05%.

VB holdings

Top 10 Holdings (3.20% of Total Assets)

Name Symbol % Assets
IDEX Corp IEX 0.35%
Atmos Energy Corp ATO 0.34%
Steris PLC STE 0.34%
Tableau Software Inc A DATA 0.34%
Leidos Holdings Inc LDOS 0.31%
MarketAxess Holdings Inc MKTX 0.31%
Zebra Technologies Corp ZBRA 0.31%
Burlington Stores Inc BURL 0.31%
Sun Communities Inc SUI 0.3%
PerkinElmer Inc PKI 0.29%
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