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IXVII

BlackRock S&P 500 V.I. Fund of BlackRock Variable Series Funds, Inc.

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Performance

Performance

  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept. Performance data for certain classes of shares of certain funds are based on pre-class inception information dating back to an older class of fund shares. This information may be considered when assessing a fund's performance, but it does not represent actual performance of these classes of shares. The inception date noted under Key Fund Facts is the date the class of shares was incepted. See fund prospectus or fact sheet for details.
-4.74 8.80 8.01 12.61 7.24
Benchmark (%) Index: S&P 500 Index.<br /><br /> Index returns are for illustrative purposes only. Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results. -4.38 9.26 8.49 13.12 8.08
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Large Blend -5.91 8.35 7.26 12.46 -
Morningstar Ranking Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges, independently calculated and not combined to create an overall ranking. 67/221 83/209 65/197 75/164 -
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept. Performance data for certain classes of shares of certain funds are based on pre-class inception information dating back to an older class of fund shares. This information may be considered when assessing a fund's performance, but it does not represent actual performance of these classes of shares. The inception date noted under Key Fund Facts is the date the class of shares was incepted. See fund prospectus or fact sheet for details.
-4.74 -9.05 -13.61 -4.74 28.81 46.99 227.98 367.43
Benchmark (%) Index: S&P 500 Index.<br /><br /> Index returns are for illustrative purposes only. Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results. -4.38 -9.03 -13.52 -4.38 30.42 50.33 243.03 202.59
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Large Blend -5.91 -9.08 -13.81 -5.91 27.19 41.95 223.49 -
Morningstar Ranking Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges, independently calculated and not combined to create an overall ranking. 67.00/221.00 85.00/227.00 71.00/227.00 67.00/221.00 - - - -
The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.

Cum. Fund Perf. Since Inception: 404.93

Source: Lipper. Data reflects different methodology from the BlackRock calculated returns in the Returns tab. The $10,000 Hypothetical Over Time chart reflects a hypothetical $10,000 investment in the investor class of shares noted and does not assume the max sales charge. Had sales charge been included, returns would have been lower. The chart uses total return NAV performance and assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Fund expenses, including 12b-1 fees, management fees and other expenses were deducted. Performance for other share classes will vary.

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Ex-Date Payable Date Record Date Total Distribution Current year distributions are not classified as “Income,” “Short-Term Capital Gains,” “Long-Term Capital Gains,” or “Return of Capital” until approximately 60 days following calendar year-end. Income ST Cap Gains LT Cap Gains Return of Capital

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Year Total Distribution Current year distributions are not classified as “Income,” “Short-Term Capital Gains,” “Long-Term Capital Gains,” or “Return of Capital” until calendar year-end. Income ST Cap Gains LT Cap Gains

Past distributions are not indicative of future distributions.
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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Class (Millions) as of Feb 19, 2019 $5.0 M
Size of Fund (Millions) as of Feb 19, 2019 $1,900.2 M
Share Class launch date Sep 02, 1997
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Large Blend
Lipper Classification -
Benchmark Index S&P 500 Index
CUSIP 09253L660
Net, Excluding Investment Related Expenses 0.30%
Gross Expense Ratio 31.00%
Number of Holdings as of Jan 31, 2019 505
Max Offer Price as of Feb 19, 2019 $22.59
Open to New Investors Yes

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for BlackRock S&P 500 V.I. Fund of BlackRock Variable Series Funds, Inc., Class II, as of Jan 31, 2019 rated against 1214 Large Blend Funds.

Holdings

Holdings

as of Dec 31, 2018
Name Weight (%)
MICROSOFT CORP 3.69
APPLE INC 3.34
AMAZON COM INC 2.90
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC CLASS B 1.87
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 1.63
Name Weight (%)
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO 1.53
ALPHABET INC CLASS C 1.50
FACEBOOK CLASS A INC 1.48
ALPHABET INC CLASS A 1.47
EXXON MOBIL CORP 1.36

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Alan Mason
Head of Americas ETF and Index Investment

   

Rachel Aguirre
Rachel Aguirre
Jennifer Hsui
Jennifer Hsui
Creighton Jue
Creighton Jue
Greg Savage
Head of Americas Index Asset Allocation

   

Portfolio Manager

Literature

Literature

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