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New Guru Mario Cibelli and His Top Five Stocks

Monica Wolfe

Monica Wolfe

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Mario Cibelli (Trades, Portfolio) is a newly added guru at GuruFocus. He works as the Managing Partner at Marathon Partners in New York. The fund’s website identifies them as a “fundamental, research intensive investment firm” that deploys capital to be invested on a long-term scale. Mario Cibelli (Trades, Portfolio)’s fund maintains a smaller equity portfolio that focuses heavily on the consumer goods sector.

Over the past quarter our new guru added four new stocks bringing his portfolio holdings to 37 valued at $220 million. The following five holdings are Cibelli’s top five positions as of the first quarter.

Shutterfly (SFLY)

The guru’s largest holding is in Shutterfly where he holds on to 1,460,000 shares of the company’s stock. This position makes up for 28.4% of his total portfolio as well as 3.87% of the company’s shares outstanding.

Over the past quarter Cibelli upped his holdings 107.09% by purchasing 755,000 shares of the company’s stock. He bought these shares in the quarterly price range of $41.39 to $54.56, with an estimated average quarterly price of $47.68 per share. Since then the price per share has dropped approximately -12.9%.

Cibelli’s historical holding history:

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Shutterfly is an Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service that enables consumers to share, print and preserve their memories by leveraging its technology, manufacturing, web-design and merchandising capabilities.

Shutterfly’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Shutterfly reports that the company’s asset growth is faster than its revenue growth, its operating margin is expanding and its P/S ratio is trading near a 1-year low.

There are currently eight gurus holding a stake in Shutterfly.

Shutterfly has a market cap of $1.6 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $41.46 with a P/S ratio of 2.00 and a P/B ratio of 2.10. Shutterfly had an annual average earnings growth of 16.20% over the past five years.

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)

Mario Cibelli (Trades, Portfolio)’s second largest holding is in World Wrestling Entertainment where he holds on to 735,000 shares of the organization’s stock. This position represents 9.7% of his entire portfolio as well as 0.98% of the company’s shares outstanding.

Over the past quarter he cut his holdings -16.48% by selling 145,000 shares. He sold these shares in the first quarter price range of $15.48 to $31.39, with an estimated average quarterly price of $23.81 per share. Since this sell the price per share has dropped -52.6%.

Cibelli’s historical holding history:

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World Wrestling Entertainment is an integrated media and entertainment company, primarily engaged in the development, production and marketing of television and pay-per-view event programming and live events and the licensing and sale of consumer products featuring its World Wrestling Entertainment brands.

WWE’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on World Wrestling Entertainment reports that the company’s gross and operating margins have been in a long term decline, and the company’s short interest is high.

There are currently six gurus holding a position in WWE. Check out their holding histories here.

World Wrestling Entertainment has a market cap of $841 million. Its shares are currently trading at around $11.19 with a P/S ratio of 1.70 and a P/B ratio of 3.40. The dividend yield of WWE stocks is at 4.40%.

Xoom (XOOM)

The guru’s third largest holding is in Xoom where he maintains 860,000 shares of the company’s stock. This position makes up for 7.6% of his total assets managed and 2.61% of the company’s shares outstanding.

Over the duration of the first quarter Cibelli upped his stake in Xoom 115% by purchasing a total of 460,000 shares of the company’s stock. The guru bought these shares in the quarterly price range of $19.02 to $29.31, with an estimated average quarterly price of $25.70. Since then the price per share has increase approximately 0.3%.

Cibelli’s historical holding history:

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Xoom is an online consumer-to-consumer money transfer company based in San Francisco. The company's customers use its website to send money to friends and families in various countries. Its offerings include bank deposit services, cash pickup service, as well as home delivery services.

Xoom’s historical revenue and net income:

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There are currently four gurus holding a position in Xoom. Check out their holdings here.

Xoom has a market cap of $984.5 million. Its shares are currently trading at around $25.92 with a P/E ratio of 146.30, a P/S ratio of 8.30 and a P/B ratio of 3.30.

Liberty Interactive (LINTA)

Mario Cibelli (Trades, Portfolio)’s fourth largest holding is in Liberty Interactive. The guru holds on to 910,000 shares of the company’s stock, representing 6% of his total portfolio as well as 0.09% of the company’s shares outstanding.

During the past quarter, Cibelli increased his holdings 7.06% by purchasing 60,000 additional shares of the company’s stock. He bought these shares in the quarterly price range of $25.92 to $29.87, with an estimated average quarterly price of $28.45. Since then the price per share is up about 4%.

Cibelli’s holding history as of the close of the first quarter:

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Liberty Interactive Corporation owns interests in subsidiaries and other companies which are primarily engaged in the video and on-line commerce industries. Its principal businesses and assets include its consolidated subsidiaries QVC, Provide Commerce, Backcountry.com, Bodybuilding.com, and Celebrate Interactive Holdings, and the Company's equity affiliate Expedia.

Liberty Interactive’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Liberty Interactive reports that the company’s price is near a 10-year high, its asset growth is faster than its revenue growth, and its P/B ratio is trading at near a 3-year low.

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

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Liberty Interactive has a market cap of $14.46 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $29.46 with a P/E ratio of 29.30, a P/S ratio of 1.50 and a P/B ratio of 2.10. Liberty Interactive had an annual average earnings growth of 16.90% over the past ten years.

Blackhawk Network Holdings (HAWK)

Cibelli’s fifth largest position is in Blackhawk Network Holdings where he holds on to 500,000 shares of the company’s stock. This position makes up for 5.6% of his total assets managed as well as 0.96% of the company’s shares outstanding.

Over the past quarter Cibelli upped his holding 75.44% by purchasing 215,000 shares of the company’s stock. He bought these shares in the quarterly price range of $22.41 and $28.65, with an estimated average quarterly price of $26.25 per share. Since then the price per share has dropped approximately -4.5%.

Cibelli’s historical holdings:

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Blackhawk Network is a prepaid payment network utilizing proprietary technology to offer gift cards, other prepaid products and payment services. Its payment network provides benefits to three primary constituents: consumers who purchase the products and services, content providers who offer branded gift cards and other prepaid products, and distribution partners who sell those products.

Blackhawk Network’s historical revenue and net income:

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The analysis on Blackhawk reports that the company’s short interest is high, 27.95% of the float is shorted. It also notes that the company’s sales outstanding have been increasing over the past few years.

Blackhawk Network Holdings has a market cap of $1.32 billion. Its shares are currently trading at around $25.16 with a P/E ratio of 26.80, a P/S ratio of 1.10 and a P/B ratio of 5.70.

Check out our newest guru, Mario Cibelli’s, entire portfolio here.

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