Both VBR and IJS are ETFs. VBR has a lower 5-year return than IJS (7.4% vs 7.99%). VBR has a lower expense ratio than IJS (0.07% vs 0.25%). Below is the comparison between VBR and IJS.

Segment Equity: U.S. - Small Cap Value Equity: U.S. - Small Cap Value
Issuer BlackRock Vanguard
Net Assets $6.50B $14.20B
Expense Ratio 0.25% 0.07%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Dividend Yield 1.51% 2.00%
Underlying Index S&P Small Cap 600 Value Index CRSP US Small Cap Value Index
YTD Return 18.50% 17.39%
1-Year Return 3.86% 6.66%
3-Year Return 10.60% 9.52%
5-Year Return 7.99% 7.40%
10-Year Return 13.01% 12.56%

VBR description

The Fund seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of small-capitalization value stocks. The Fund employs a "passive management" approach designed to track the performance of the MSCI U.S. Small Cap Value Index.

VBR returns

YTD Return 17.39%
1-Month Return 2.48%
3-Month Return -0.12%
1-Year Return 6.66%
3-Year Return 9.52%
5-Year Return 7.40%
10-Year Return 12.56%
VBR expense ratio is 0.07%.

VBR holdings

Top 10 Holdings (5.33% of Total Assets)

Name Symbol % Assets
IDEX Corp IEX 0.67%
Atmos Energy Corp ATO 0.64%
Leidos Holdings Inc LDOS 0.6%
PerkinElmer Inc PKI 0.55%
Allegion PLC ALLE 0.54%
Sage Therapeutics Inc SAGE 0.48%
UGI Corp UGI 0.48%
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp Class A BAH 0.46%
Aqua America Inc WTR 0.46%
National Retail Properties Inc NNN 0.45%

IJS 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/BARRA Value Index. The Index measures the performance of the small-capitalization value sector of the US equity market. Uses a replication to try to track the Index.

IJS returns

YTD Return 18.50%
1-Month Return 2.86%
3-Month Return 2.76%
1-Year Return 3.86%
3-Year Return 10.60%
5-Year Return 7.99%
10-Year Return 13.01%
IJS expense ratio is 0.25%.

IJS holdings

Top 10 Holdings (7.75% of Total Assets)

Name Symbol % Assets
Darling Ingredients Inc DAR 0.9%
South Jersey Industries Inc SJI 0.84%
SkyWest Inc SKYW 0.83%
Lithia Motors Inc Class A LAD 0.79%
ABM Industries Inc ABM 0.75%
TopBuild Corp BLD 0.75%
Columbia Banking System Inc COLB 0.74%
Finisar Corp FNSR 0.74%
Moog Inc A MOG.A 0.71%
Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc ARI 0.7%
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