Macau gaming company Melco International (HKSE:00200
) was the top contributor to performance in the second quarter and for the first half, returning 10% and 50% respectively. Melco had strong visitor growth and increased margins in its Macau casinos as the more profitable mass market continued to outgrow VIP guests. The company completed the successful IPO of its Philippines business in the quarter. We trimmed the position as price appreciated, but the stock remains well below our appraisal.
From Mason Hawkins
' semi-annual 2013 report.