Equity

LVIII

Advantage Large Cap Value 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.
-8.46 6.58 5.77 9.29 6.67
Benchmark (%) Index: Russell 1000 Value Index (Total Return).<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. -8.27 6.95 5.95 - -
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Large Value -9.34 6.27 5.00 10.73 -
Morningstar Ranking Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges, independently calculated and not combined to create an overall ranking. 55/179 75/172 52/170 129/143 -
  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.
-8.46 -9.49 -12.91 -8.46 21.06 32.39 143.13 213.21
Benchmark (%) Index: Russell 1000 Value Index (Total Return).<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. -8.27 -9.60 -11.72 -8.27 22.35 33.49 - -
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Large Value -9.34 -9.45 -12.83 -9.34 20.00 27.63 177.07 -
Morningstar Ranking Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges, independently calculated and not combined to create an overall ranking. 55.00/179.00 67.00/181.00 96.00/181.00 55.00/179.00 - - - -
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: 237.92

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 $4.4 M
Size of Fund (Millions) as of Feb 19, 2019 $95.8 M
Share Class launch date Aug 18, 2003
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Large Value
Lipper Classification -
Benchmark Index Russell 1000 Value Index (Total Return)
CUSIP 09253L520
Net, Excluding Investment Related Expenses 0.85%
Gross Expense Ratio 142.00%
Number of Holdings as of Jan 31, 2019 225
Max Offer Price as of Feb 19, 2019 $9.17
Open to New Investors Yes

Ratings

Holdings

Holdings

as of Dec 31, 2018
Name Weight (%)
BANK OF AMERICA CORP 2.95
JOHNSON & JOHNSON 2.81
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC 2.73
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO 2.45
EXXON MOBIL CORP 2.27
Name Weight (%)
MERCK & CO INC 2.00
INTEL CORPORATION 1.95
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC 1.81
WELLS FARGO & COMPANY 1.61
CISCO SYSTEMS INC 1.53

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Raffaele Savi
BlackRock Systematic Active Equity Investment Team

    

Travis Cooke
BlackRock Systematic Active Equity Investment Team

      

Richard Mathieson
BlackRock Systematic Active Equity Investment Team

    

Portfolio Manager

Literature

Literature

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