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VA US Large Value Portfolio

 

Inception DateCUSIP Number
January 12, 1995233203777
The investment objective of the VA U.S. Large Value Portfolio is to achieve long-term capital appreciation. The portfolio is available only to insurance company separate accounts funding variable life and variable annuity insurance contracts.

For a full description, please consult the Portfolio's prospectus.
Prices
Updated Daily
DateClosing PriceNAV Change$NAV Change %
May 3, 2016$21.10$-0.26-1.22%
Updated Monthly
DateTotal Net Assets
April 29, 2016$238,699,148.84
Performance
Updated Daily
Total Returns Year-to-Date
May 04, 2016 1.11%
Updated Monthly
Total Returns One Month Three Month Year-to-Date
April 30, 2016 2.61% 10.50% 2.86%
Updated Monthly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
April 30, 2016 -2.60% 9.92% 6.07% 9.07%
Updated Quarterly
Average Annual Total Returns One Year Five Years Ten Years Since Inception
As of March 31, 2016 -3.30% 9.91% 6.08% 8.97%
Annual ExpensesNet Expense Ratio (to investor)Total Operating Expense Ratio
 0.29%0.29%
Expense information as of 10/31/2015. The fund's prospectus contains more information on fees and expenses.
Performance data represents past performance. Past performance is no guarantee of future results, and current performance may be higher or lower than the performance displayed. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate such that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Total returns include reinvestment of dividends and capital gains and are net of all fees and expenses. To obtain performance data current to the most recent month-end, visit www.dimensional.com.
Distributions
Last 12 Months
TypeAmount per ShareRecord DateEx-dividend DatePayable DateEx-dividend Price
Long-Term Gain$1.05264 USD12/14/201512/15/201512/16/2015$20.64 USD
Dividend$0.47342 USD12/14/201512/15/201512/16/2015$20.64 USD
Top Holdings (266 Total)
As of April 30, 2016Weight
Exxon Mobil Corp4.03
AT&T Inc3.95
JPMorgan Chase & Co3.54
Comcast Corp3.46
Chevron Corp2.77
Pfizer Inc2.76
Cisco Systems Inc2.27
Intel Corp2.26
Citigroup Inc1.89
Time Warner Cable Inc1.85
General Electric Co1.85
CVS Health Corp1.84
Union Pacific Corp1.52
Time Warner Inc1.51
Wells Fargo & Co1.42
Goldman Sachs Group Inc/T1.14
Bank of America Corp1.06
Aetna Inc1.05
Mondelez International In1.02
Ford Motor Co1.02
Total42.20
Please note that a Portfolio that invests in other Portfolios typically does not hold securities directly. As such, "Top Equity Holdings" information for such a Portfolio represents "Top Equity Holdings" information of underlying Portfolios.


Sector Allocations
As of April 30, 2016% of portfolio
Financials 21.1
Energy 15.6
Consumer Discretionary 13.1
Industrials 12.9
Information Technology 11.9
Health Care 9.9
Consumer Staples 5.8
Telecommunication Services 5.0
Materials 4.2
Utilities 0.4
Total100.00
Sectors defined by MSCI
Market Risk
Even a long-term investment approach cannot guarantee a profit. Economic, political, and issuer-specific events will cause the value of securities, and the funds that own them, to rise or fall. Because the value of your investment in a fund will fluctuate, there is a risk that you will lose money.

Value Investment Risk
Value stocks may perform differently from the market as a whole and following a value-oriented investment strategy may cause the Portfolio to at times underperform equity funds that use other investment strategies.

Derivatives Risk
Derivatives can be used for hedging (attempting to reduce risk by offsetting one investment position with another) or non-hedging purposes. While hedging can reduce or eliminate losses, it also can reduce or eliminate gains. The use of derivatives for non-hedging purposes may be considered more speculative than other types of investments. When the Portfolio uses derivatives, the Portfolio will be directly exposed to the risks of those derivatives. Derivative securities are subject to a number of risks, including commodity, correlation, interest rate, liquidity, market, credit and management risks, and the risk of improper valuation. The Portfolio also may use derivatives for leverage. The Portfolio's use of derivatives, particularly commodity-linked derivatives, involves risks different from, or possibly greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in securities and other traditional investments. Changes in the value of a derivative may not correlate perfectly with the underlying asset, rate, or index, and the Portfolio could lose more than the principal amount invested. For example, potential losses from commodity-linked notes or swap agreements can be unlimited. Additional risks are associated with the use of credit default swaps, including counterparty and credit risk (the risk that the other party to a swap agreement will not fulfill its contractual obligations, whether because of bankruptcy or other default) and liquidity risk (the possible lack of a secondary market for the swap agreement). Also, suitable derivative transactions may not be available in all circumstances and there can be no assurance that the Portfolio will engage in these transactions to reduce exposure to other risks when that would be beneficial.

Securities Lending Risk
Securities lending involves the risk that the borrower may fail to return the securities in a timely manner or at all. As a result, an Underlying Fund may lose money and there may be a delay in recovering the loaned securities. An Underlying Fund could also lose money if it does not recover the securities and/or the value of the collateral falls, including the value of investments made with cash collateral. Securities lending also may have certain adverse tax consequences. To the extent that the Portfolio holds securities directly and lends those securities, it will be also subject to the foregoing risks with respect to its loaned securities.


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