Michael Dell

Michael Dell

Last Update: 2014-03-10

Number of Stocks: 6
Number of New Stocks: 0

Total Value: $585 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 0%

Countries: USA
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Michael Dell Watch

  • Every Growth Stock Follows This Pattern. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE.

    Whether you realize it or not, every growth stock of the last 20 years has experienced the exact same cyclical pattern. Now before you stop reading, I’m not talking about technical analysis or some other chart reading garbage.


    The reason this cyclical price pattern continues to occur is fundamental and actually quite simple. You just need to understand that stocks go through five distinct phases.

      


  • DELL, HP and Microsoft’s Position in The Dying PC Industry and What They are Worth

    For almost 30 years, PCs dominated the computing industry. But in the last 2 years the decline in sales is obvious.

    IDC Worldwide quarterly PC Tracker projected a 7.8% decline in worldwide PC shipments. However, the actual outcome was worse with more than 15% declines in shipment volume in the second quarter of 2013.  


  • Michael Dell Discusses Dell Going Private



  • Highest Return Guru at 266%, Michael Dell Reduces Three

    With a net worth estimated at $15.3 billion, Michael Dell has the highest average return of any guru, with 266.63% over 12 months. He is followed by John Paulson with an average return of 251.42% over 12 months. Only seven gurus return more than 50% over the same period. To offer perspective on Michael Dell’s average return, the majority of billionaire investors return around 30% or less over 12 months. Clearly, Guru Dell is a fascinating study in wealth-building and his trades are worthy of study.

    One of the world’s richest, Dell manages his personal wealth through MSD Capital, founded in 1998. MSD Capital invests in public equity, private equity and real estate. The updated portfolio has 8 stocks, none of them new, with a total value of $563 million, and a quarter-over-quarter turnover of 2%. The current portfolio is heavily weighted with consumer cyclical at 82.9%, followed by technology at 12.5%, real estate at 2.43%, industrials at 1.6% and basic materials at 0.8%.  


  • Billionaire Michael Dell's Top 5: DineEquity (DIN), PVH Corp (PVH) And More

    Be sure to check out our detailed stock analysis (click here).

    Michael Dell, founder of the tech giant Dell Inc., is one of the richest people in the world, with a net worth in excess of $14 billion. He manages his personal wealth through MSD Capital, which invests in public equity, private equity and real estate. Michael Dell started MSD in 1998 as a family office in an effort to diversify his wealth beyond the computer company Dell. MSD Capital runs a niche portfolio that is heavily concentrated; this includes having over 85% of his total funds invested in the top four stocks. Let's have a look at Michael Dell's top picks for last quarter. [/size]  


  • Who Is Interested in Dell Going Private?

    As probably most of those interested in Dell (DELL) already know, there is a possibility that it will go private. Supposing that is the case, it is worth thinking about who could be interested in this deal going through. For this reason I made a small list of the possible interested groups:

    1) All the shareholders, institutional or retailers, who bought at low levels and want to get out relatively fast at a premium.  


  • John Rogers of Ariel Funds Comments on Dell

    From John Rogers second-quarter commentary:

    Founded in 1984 in Michael Dell's University of Texas dorm room, Dell Inc. (DELL) has grown into a leading global supplier of personal computers. For much of its history, the company differentiated itself with its unique, direct-to-consumer business model, which resulted in highly customized products, substantially lower inventory levels and impressive free cash flow characteristics. Today, that competitive advantage has largely been competed away and investors have grown fearful that a new onslaught of mobile form factors represent the demise of Dell's business. Yet, we see several reasons why this view is overly pessimistic, including the upcoming launch of Windows 8, an evolution towards enterprise solutions and the leadership of Michael Dell.  


  • Michael Dell Ups Stake in School Specialty Inc

    Michael Dell increased his holding of School Specialty Inc. (SCHS) by 53% last week at an average price of $2.82 per share, according to GuruFocus Real Time Picks. Dell, founder and CEO of DELL Inc. (DELL), the computer company, owns 2,884,499 shares after the purchase.

    School Specialty Inc. (SCHS) is a producer and supplier of products for the educational market. In the last year, the company’s stock price dropped 78.4% as earnings shriveled. School Specialty posted net losses in the last two quarters. It also saw three quarters of revenue declines from the July to January quarters, though revenue increased from $85.3 million in the January quarter to $119 million in the April quarter.  


  • Michael Dell's Top Holdings

    Michael Saul Dell is the founder, chairman and CEO of Dell Inc. where he owns 12% of the company. His net worth is US$14.6 billion based on the 243.35 million shares of Dell Stock he owns. He is the 44th richest person in the world. The other $10 billion are invested in other companies and managed by the firm MSD Capital.

    MSD Capital LP was set up to manage Dell's capital as well as his family's. It is primarily an investment firm engaged in the following: [list]  


  • Michael Dell’s Hedge Fund Reports Second Quarter Portfolio: JRN, FF, BKEP, BPL, TYL, DIN, DPZ, SATS, MIC, WXS

    Many people don’t know that Dell also has a hedge fund, MSD Capital, which was set up in 1998 to manage the money of Dell and his family. MSD Capital’s track record has been exceptional, and GuruFocus has listed him as a guru because of the hedge fund. While Michael Dell is not involved in the day-to-day operations of the hedge fund, clearly he approves of the philosophy and approach of the managers.

    According to Fortune magazine, since started in 1998, "MSD has a great track record". As of Oct. 2010, the firm has $12 billion under management.  


  • Michael Dell Sells Out Journal Communications, Doubles on Energy XXI

    Michael Dell, founder of Dell Computers (DELL) and one of the top 50 wealthiest people in the world, manages his portfolio through his MSD Capital fund. The investment firm focuses on publicly-traded securities, traditional private equity activities, real estate and other assets in order to create long-term capital appreciation. On the public equity side, MSD Capital searches for businesses that have sustainable long-term competitive advantages with competent management teams. It places a high emphasis on a company's net free cash flow as well as a business's absolute value, ignoring relative comparisons to competitors or general stock market indices. This past week, MSD Capital sold out its Class A shares of Journal Communications Inc. (JRN) and increased its holdings of Energy XXI Ltd. (EXXI) by 113.14%.

    Journal Communications Inc. (JRN)
      


  • Magic Formula Stock Review: Dell Inc.

    Dell is a company that needs no introduction. Founded on the simple concept of selling computers directly to consumers, Dell (DELL) revolutionized the way computers were sold to consumers, in the process becoming one of the kings of the booming technology bubble in the '90s. While the company is still most known for their consumer products line (I’m writing this article on one of their laptops), the company today is a massive conglomerate offering everything from networks to servers and data storage.

    And therein lays the key to Dell’s undervaluation and its appearance on the magic formula screen.  


  • Michael Dell’s Hedge Fund MSD Capital Reports Q1 Portfolio

    Many people don’t know that Dell also has a hedge fund, MSD Capital, which was set up in 1998 to manage the money of Dell and his family. MSD Capital’s track record has been exceptional, and GuruFocus has listed him as a guru because of the hedge fund. While Michael Dell is not involved in the day-to-day operations of the hedge fund, clearly he approves of the philosophy and approach of the managers. As of 03/31/2011, MSD Capital owns 14 stocks with a total value of $905 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.

    This is the portfolio chart of Michael Dell. You can click on the legend of the chart to show/hide buys, sells, or holdings. Each ball on the chart represents a position in the portfolio. You can move your mouse on the balls to see the details of each position and click to see the details of all guru trades with this position.  


  • Michael Dell’s Top Five Holdings Each Near 52-Week Highs: EXXI, DIN, SATS, WXS, DPZ

    Michael Dell made headlines recently when he purchased $150 million of Dell (DELL) stock on March 18. His Dell buy followed a $100 million purchase on December 20. Many people don’t know that Dell also has a hedge fund, MSD Capital, which was set up in 1998 to manage the money of Dell and his family. MSD Capital’s track record has been exceptional, and GuruFocus has listed him as a guru because of the hedge fund. While Michael Dell is not involved in the day-to-day operations of the hedge fund, clearly he approves of the philosophy and approach of the managers.

    Putting aside Michael Dell’s large ownership interest in Dell Computers (DELL), the top five holdings of MSD Capital are below. MSD Capital takes concentrated positions in public and private companies; it has only invested in 13 public companies currently. The $10 billion portfolio takes a value investing approach, and also invests in private equity, real estate, special opportunities—through 3rd party hedge fund managers. The current value of MSD Capital’s stock portfolio is just under $1 billion. The following list constitutes their top five holdings:  


  • Michael Dell’s Investment Company Buys Energy XXI Ltd., Journal Communications Inc., Domino's Pizza Inc., Sells Transatlantic Petroleum Ltd.

    MSD Capital, the investment company of Michael Dell, invests in public equity, special opportunities, private equity, real estate and partnership. As of 12/31/2010, MSD Capital owns 13 stocks with a total value of $905 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.

    According to Fortune magazine, since snce started in 1998, "MSD has a great track record". As of Oct. 2010, the firm has $12 billion under management.  


  • Michael Dell’s MSD Capital Buys DPZ, MIC, TAT, WXS, Sells TYL, EXXI, TAT

    Michael Dell’s MSD Capital just reported their third quarter portfolio. These are the details of buys and sells.

    The firm manages Michael Dell’s personal investment. They also accept outside fund, according a recent article on Fortune magazine. Since started in 1998, the firm has achieved a great track record. As of Oct. 2010, the firm has $12 billion under management. MSD Capital invests in public equity, special opportunities, private equity, real estate and partnership.  


  • Michael Dell Invests Like Warren Buffett; Top Holdings: DIN, SATS, TYL, WXS, SCHS

    We have just learned that Michael Dell has an investing strategy like Warren Buffett’s, and we have added him into our List of Gurus. This is the review of his investing philosophy and top holdings.

    According to an article on this week’s Fortune magazine, Michael Dell’s personal investment is managed by MSD Capital. Since started in 1998, the firm has achieved a great track record. As of Oct. 2010, the firm has $12 billion under management.  


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Jpalatty
ReplyJpalatty - 2 months ago
Why don't I see WAIR included in the current holdings?



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