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Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF (ASX: VAS) - Share Price and Research

Current share price for VAS : $94.710 0.4 (0.42%)

Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF (VAS) provides low cost, broadly diversified exposure to Australian companies and property trusts listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. It also offers potential long-term capital growth along with dividend income and franking credits. In Australia, Vanguard has been serving financial advisers, retail clients and institutional investors for 25 years.

VAS General Information +

ASX Code VAS
Website http://www.vanguard.com.au
Industry/Sector Diversified Financial Services
Market Cap ($M) 14,579
VAS Share Price $94.710
Day High $94.960
Day Low $94.530
Last Close $94.310
VAS Share Price Movement $0.40 ( 0.42% )
Prices as at 16:40, 23 Feb 2024
+Security prices are delayed by at least 20 minutes and are indicative only.

VAS Related Research

Exchange Traded Fund Description

Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF (VAS) provides low cost, broadly diversified exposure to Australian companies and property trusts listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. It also offers potential long-term capital growth along with dividend income and franking credits. In Australia, Vanguard has been serving financial advisers, retail clients and institutional investors for 25 years.

Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF (VAS) Upcoming Dividends & Yields

Distribution Type Dividend Franking Ex-dividend date Payment date Current Price+ Price 7D Avg Dividend Yield
Result 71.62¢ 73.95% 2 Jan 2024 17 Jan 2024 $94.710 $94.560 -
Result $1.29 86.55% 2 Oct 2023 17 Oct 2023 $94.710 $94.560 -
HFResult 88.9¢ 82.42% 3 Jul 2023 18 Jul 2023 $94.710 $94.560 -

See all dividends from Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF (VAS) or use our Upcoming Dividends tool to search for dividends across all ASX-listed securities.

Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF (VAS) Recent ASX Announcements

Headline Annoucement date/time+ Price at announcement+ Current price+ Price 7D Avg Gain/Loss
Outstanding ETF Securities Announcement 2 Feb 2024 2:46PM $94.850 $94.710 $94.560 fallen by 0.15%
Distribution Tax Estimates 3 Jan 2024 2:54PM $93.060 $94.710 $94.560 risen by 1.77%
DRP Issue Price Announcement for the period ended 31 Dec 23 3 Jan 2024 2:44PM $93.100 $94.710 $94.560 risen by 1.73%
  • + Company announcements and prices are delayed by at least 20 minutes. Prices are indicative only.

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VAS Financial Summary

Year to Jun NPAT EPS EPS chg (%) PER DPS Yield (%) Franking (%)
2022A -$1,907.86 -$1,532.50 -126.70% 0.00 625.90 6.70% 63.8%
2021A $5,374.50 $5,742.70 -443.50% 1.50 232.90 2.80% 0.0%
2020A -$1,238.31 -$1,671.70 -147.90% 0.00 267.10 3.30% 72.4%

VAS Peer Comparison

Company Mkt Cap EPS Growth (%) P/E (%) Dividend Yield (%)
2020 A 2021 A 2022 A 2020 A 2021 A 2022 A 2020 A 2021 A 2022 A
AMP Limited (AMP) $2,974M -0.6694 0.0000 0.3344 0.0000 11.9757 8.9744 4.15% 2.76% 6.45%
Challenger (CGF) $4,802M 1.0198 0.1974 0.1895 14.1721 11.8358 9.9499 3.45% 3.88% 4.60%
Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF (VAS) $12,837M -1.2669 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 6.64% 0.00% 0.00%

VAS Market Comparison

Earnings P/E Ratio P/B Ratio P/E Growth
Company 0.00 0.00 0.46 0.00
Market 0.47 15.40 1.11 1.03
Sector 0.46 14.20 1.03 0.84

VAS Directors

Name Position Start Date
Mr Daniel Shrimski Non-Executive Director 21 May 2021
Mr John Bendl Non-Executive Director 21 Jan 2022
Mr Curt Jacques Non-Executive Director 21 Jan 2022
Ms Kim Petersen Non-Executive Director 21 Jan 2022

Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF (VAS) Changes in Directors' Interest & Trades

There are no directors' trades from Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF (VAS). Please use our Changes in directors' interest tool to search for changes & trades across all ASX-listed securities.

VAS Management

Name Position
Ashley Warmbrand Company Secretary

FAQs about Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF (VAS)

Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF's (VAS) current share price is $94.71. This constitutes a price movement of 0.16% when compared to the share price 7 days ago and is -0.24% below VAS's 12-month high of $94.94 per share. Prices are delayed by at least 20 minutes.

Relative to the previous close share price of $94.31, Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF's (VAS) current share price of $94.71 constitutes a movement of $0.40 or 0.42%. Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF's (VAS) share price movement is 0.16% when compared to 7 days ago and is -0.24% below VAS's 52-week high of $94.94.

Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF's (VAS) 52-week high is $94.94 which was reached on 2 Feb 2024. Relative to this, VAS's current share price of $94.71 constitutes a -$0.23 or -0.24% drop since that high of $94.94 per VAS share.

Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF's (VAS) 52-week low is $83.77 which was reached on 30 Oct 2023. Relative to this, VAS's current share price of $94.71 constitutes a $10.94 or 13.06% gain since that low of $83.77 per VAS share.

Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF's (VAS) current market capitalisation is $14,579,544,600. Market capitalisation, sometimes referred to as "market cap", is the total value of a company's or ETF's issued shares or units owned by shareholders or unitholders. Market capitalisation is equal to the market price per share or unit multiplied by the number of shares or units outstanding.

Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF (VAS) last distribution or dividend was $0.72 per share and was paid on 17 Jan 2024. This last VAS distribution or dividend included 73.95% franking.

Upcoming ex-distribution date: 2 Jan 2024

Upcoming record date: 3 Jan 2024

Upcoming payment date: 17 Jan 2024

ETFs, such as Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF (VAS), pay distributions instead of dividends. The difference is that dividends are declared by companies from part of the profits made during any given year and the company’s management decide the amount of earnings retained verses how much to pay out to investors. An ETF, like Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF (VAS), must pay out all realised income. This is a combination of any dividends received plus capital gains realised from the buying and selling of underlying holdings within Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF (VAS).


A distribution has three key dates:

Ex-distribution date: Date the distribution value leaves the ETF. This will normally correspond with the ETF unit price dropping in value by the same amount as the distribution.

Record date: Date someone must be on the unit registry to receive the distribution.

Payment date date: Date the distribution is paid to the unit holder.

Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF (VAS) has a current dividend yield of n/a this year. Last year's dividend yield was n/a. The dividend yield for VAS is a ratio that tells you the percentage of Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF (VAS)'s share price that it pays out in dividends each year. The dividend yield is calculated by dividing the annual dividends by the current share price.

The "management expense ratio" (MER) for Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF (VAS) is 0.14%. This is the total expense for operating an ETF or managed fund like Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF (VAS). This includes management fees and other operating expenses which all come out of an investor's return.

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