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Top Five Guru-Held Asian Companies as of the Third Quarter

December 02, 2013 | About:
Monica Wolfe

Monica Wolfe

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Using the GuruFocus Aggregated Portfolio Screener you can filter results to see what companies maintain the highest amount of guru ownership. By using this screener, we filtered down to see which companies based in Asian countries were held by the highest number of gurus. The following five companies come from a variety of industries, are Asian-based and are held by the largest number of gurus.

Baidu (BIDU)


As of the second quarter there were the most gurus holding a position in Baidu than any other Asian-based corporation. As of the close of the third quarter there were 19 Guru owners of Baidu. These gurus held a combined weighting of 41.70%.

During the previous quarter there were 10 gurus making buys alongside five gurus selling shares of Baidu.

Top three guru shareholders of Baidu:

1. Frank Sands: 13,881,278 shares, representing 3.97% of the company’s shares outstanding and 6% of his total assets managed.

2. Steve Mandel: 5,289,262 shares, representing 1.51% of the company’s shares outstanding and 3.7% of his total portfolio.

3. Dodge & Cox: 4,814,587 shares, representing 1.38% of the company’s shares outstanding and 0.85% of their total portfolio.

Baidu is a Chinese language Internet search provider. It provides a platform for businesses to reach customers. The company offers its main products and services to users through Baidu.com. The company is based out of Beijing, China.

Baidu’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Baidu reports that the price is nearing a 10-year high, the company has enough cash to cover all of its debt and its operating margin is expanding.

Baidu has a market cap of $59.01 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $168.76 with a P/E ratio of 42.60, a P/S ratio of 15.80 and a P/B ratio of 10.30. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 82.60% over the past five years.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TEVA)

As of the close of the third quarter there were 16 Guru owners of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries. These gurus held a combined weighting of 14.16%. During the third quarter, there were 12 gurus making buys and three making sells of their stake in TEVA.

The top guru shareholders of Teva Pharmaceutical:

1. Vanguard Health Care: 13,145,600 shares, representing 1.56% of the company’s shares outstanding and 1.7% of their total portfolio.

2. James Barrow: 6,759,766 shares, representing 0.8% of the company’s shares outstanding and 0.41% of his total portfolio.

3. NWQ Managers: 6,132,913 shares, representing 0.73% of the company’s shares outstanding and 2.2% of their total portfolio.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries develops, produces and markets generic, branded & over-the-counter medicines. It is the largest generic pharmaceutical company in the world and some of its products are Copaxone, Azilect and Provigil. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is based out of Petah Tikva, Israel.

Teva Pharmaceuticals’ historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Teva Pharmaceutical Industries reports that the company’s price is nearing a 1-year high, its revenue has slowed over the past year, its dividend yield is at a 10-year high and its P/B and P/S ratios are at 10-year lows.

The Peter Lynch Chart suggests that the company is currently overvalued:

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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has a market cap of $34.33 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $40.63 with a P/E ratio of 28.60, a P/S ratio of 1.70 and a P/B ratio 1.50. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 15.80% over the past ten years.

GuruFocus rated Teva Pharmaceutical Industries the business predictability rank of 4-star.

Michael Kors Holdings (KORS)

As of the third quarter there were 11 gurus with positions in Michael Kors Holdings. During the previous quarter there were seven gurus making buys alongside five gurus selling shares of Michael Kors. These gurus hold a combined weighting of 9.30%.

The top guru shareholders of Michael Kors:

1. Steve Mandel: 9,583,229 shares, representing 4.72% of the company’s shares outstanding and 3.2% of his total portfolio.

2. Andreas Halvorsen: 9,393,711 shares, representing 4.63% of the company’s shares outstanding and 3.9% of his total portfolio.

3. Jim Simons: 1,254,400 shares, representing 0.62% of the company’s shares outstanding and 0.23% of his total portfolio.

Michael Kors is a global luxury lifestyle brand led by a renowned, award-winning designer and strong management team. It operates its business in three segments: retail, wholesale and licensing. The company is headquartered in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong with its American offices headquartered in New York City.

Michael Kors’ historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Michael Kors reports that the company’s price is near a 2-year high, its inventory has been building up over the past year and they currently hold no debt.

Michael Kors has a market cap of $16.64 billion; its shares were traded at around $81.62 with a P/E ratio of 36.50, a P/S ratio of 6.90 and a P/B ratio of 13.80.

Tata Motors (TTM)

As of the close of the third quarter there were 11 Guru owners of Tata Motors. These gurus held a combined weighting of 3.09%. During the third quarter, there were eight gurus making buys and three making sells of their stake in TEVA.

Top three guru shareholders of Tata Motors as of Q3:

1. Ken Fisher: 2,460,791 shares representing 0.39% of the company’s shares outstanding and 0.16% of his total portfolio.

2. Francisco Garcia Paramés: 1,213,947 shares, representing 0.19% of the company’s shares outstanding and 1.7% of his total portfolio.

3. James Barrow: 1,181,400 shares, representing 0.19% of the company’s shares outstanding and 0.05% of his total portfolio.

Tata Motors Limited is an Indian multinational automotive manufacturing company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India and a subsidiary of the Tata Group. Tata Motors offers automotive products, ranging from sub-1 ton to 49 ton GVW, trucks to small, medium, and large buses and coaches to passenger cars.

Tata Motors’ historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Tata Motors reports that the company’s operating margin is expanding, its revenue has been in decline over the past year and its price is sitting near a 10-year high.

The Peter Lynch Chart suggests that the company is currently overvalued:

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Tata Motors has a market cap of $20.56 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $32.23 with a P/E ratio of 17.00 and a P/B ratio of 3.50. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 25.40% over the past ten years.

GuruFocus rated Tata Motors the business predictability rank of 4-star.

China Mobile (CHL)

As of the third quarter there were ten gurus with positions in China Mobile. During the previous quarter there were five gurus making buys alongside five gurus selling shares of China Mobile. These gurus hold a combined weighting of 6.54%.

The top three guru shareholders of China Mobile:

1. Matthews Pacific Tiger: 2,063,150 shares, representing 0.05% of the company’s shares outstanding and 1.6% of their total assets managed.

2. Charles Brandes: 1,158,607 shares, representing 0.03% of the company’s shares outstanding and 0.84% of his total portfolio.

3. Jeremy Grantham: 1,014,052 shares, representing 0.03% of the company’s shares outstanding and 0.15% of his total portfolio.

China Mobile is a Chinese state-owned telecommunication company that provides mobile voice and multimedia services through its mobile services network. The company is based out of Beijing, China.

China Mobile’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on China Mobile reports that the company’s price is near a 5-year high, its interest coverage is comfortable and it has shown predictable revenue and earnings growth.

The Peter Lynch Chart suggests that the company is currently undervalued:

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China Mobile has a market cap of $215.92 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $53.71 with a P/E ratio of 9.90, a P/S ratio of 2.30 and a P/B ratio of 1.80. The company had an annual average earnings growth of 12.50% over the past ten years.

GuruFocus rated China Mobile the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

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