Chris Davis

Chris Davis

Last Update: 05-13-2016

Number of Stocks: 158
Number of New Stocks: 12

Total Value: $22,558 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 7%

Countries: USA
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Chris Davis' s Profile & Performance

Profile

Davis Advisors manages more than $60 billion across several different asset classes. Chris Davis is the portfolio manager of Davis Financial Fund.

Web Page:http://www.davisfunds.com/probios.html

Investing Philosophy

Davis purchases durable, well-managed businesses that can be purchased at value prices and held for the long term (average holding period of a stock in the Davis New York Venture Fund is four to seven years). Davis focuses primarily on financial services companies. He looks to buy companies when they are out of favor.

Total Holding History

Performance of Davis Financial Fund

YearReturn (%)S&P500 (%)Excess Gain (%)
20151.741.190.5
201413.0113.69-0.7
201331.4532.39-0.9
3-Year Cumulative51.1 (14.8%/year)52.3 (15.1%/year)-1.2 (-0.3%/year)
201218.15162.1
2011-9.022.11-11.1
5-Year Cumulative62.5 (10.2%/year)80.4 (12.5%/year)-17.9 (-2.3%/year)
201011.2515.06-3.8
200946.0226.4619.6
2008-45.62-37-8.6
2007-5.315.49-10.8
200618.7415.792.9
10-Year Cumulative61.4 (4.9%/year)102 (7.3%/year)-40.6 (-2.4%/year)
20058.034.913.1
200412.1110.881.2
200336.8628.688.2
2002-18.98-22.13.1
2001-9.15-11.892.7
15-Year Cumulative96.9 (4.6%/year)107.5 (5%/year)-10.6 (-0.4%/year)
200032.16-9.141.3
1999-0.8521.04-21.9
199814.1728.58-14.4
199744.5333.3611.2
199631.522.968.5
20-Year Cumulative459.8 (9%/year)381.4 (8.2%/year)78.4 (0.8%/year)
199550.5137.5812.9
1994-4.551.32-5.9
199314.8710.084.8
199232.67.6225.0

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Today technology is accelerating the pace of disruption. This change is best seen by contrasting the history of a past disrupter Walmart with a new disrupter Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN). Walmart opened its first store in 1962 and, with its everyday low pricing model, strong management and tight cost control, enjoyed real competitive advantages relative to the much larger and better regarded existing competition. Eighteen years later, the company reached $1 billion in sales and today has sales approaching $500 billion, dwarfing its competitors such as Kmart and Sears that have largely been left in the dust. In contrast, Amazon has disrupted entrenched competitors in a matter of years not decades. Remembering Walmart took 18 years to reach sales of $1 billion, we consider it astonishing that Amazon was selling approximately $95 billion worth of merchandise in its 18th year, almost 100 times more than Walmart sold during the comparable period in its history. Read more...
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Today technology is accelerating the pace of disruption. This change is best seen by contrasting the history of a past disrupter Walmart with a new disrupter Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN). Walmart opened its first store in 1962 and, with its everyday low pricing model, strong management and tight cost control, enjoyed real competitive advantages relative to the much larger and better regarded existing competition. Eighteen years later, the company reached $1 billion in sales and today has sales approaching $500 billion, dwarfing its competitors such as Kmart and Sears that have largely been left in the dust. In contrast, Amazon has disrupted entrenched competitors in a matter of years not decades. Remembering Walmart took 18 years to reach sales of $1 billion, we consider it astonishing that Amazon was selling approximately $95 billion worth of merchandise in its 18th year, almost 100 times more than Walmart sold during the comparable period in its history. More...

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Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM), the leading natural and organic grocer in America, experienced further challenges in the first half of 2015, with its stock price falling more than 20%, driven primarily by investor concerns about increasing competition from both grocers that focus on natural, minimally processed foods and traditional grocers, such as the Kroger Co. In addition to seeking­ to provide increased value to its traditional shoppers, Whole Foods has announced an initiative to build market share by more directly targeting the millennial generation (those born after 1980) and the first generation to come of age in the new millennium who are known for their preferences for value and convenience. Whole Foods believes the new chain, named 365 by Whole Foods Market in reference to the company’s popular private label brand, has the same market potential as the Whole Foods Market chain. While the company has not been specific about the number of stores it plans to roll out in total, opening just eight hundred “365” locations combined with the eight hundred additional locations anticipated for the original Whole Foods More...

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