Mariko Gordon

Mariko Gordon

Last Update: 2014-11-14

Number of Stocks: 77
Number of New Stocks: 9

Total Value: $2,276 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 10%

Countries: USA
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Mariko Gordon' s Profile & Performance

Profile

Mariko Gordon, CFA, is the founder of Daruma Capital Management. She started the firm in 1995 with zero assets. The firm now has more than $2 billion in assets. As of June 2013, Daruma’s Small-cap composite has outperform the Russell 2000 on 1-year, 3-year, 5-year, and 10-yaer basis. Mariko Gordon has a comparative literature degree from Princeton.

This is the performance chart of her Small-Cap Composite Portfolio:

Web Page:http://www.darumanyc.com/attributes.htm

Investing Philosophy

Mariko Gordon primarily invests in small cap stocks. She runs a concentrated portfolio of 25 to 35 small cap stocks. She thinks that The best time to buy is not just when a stock offers good value, but when we can clearly define what will drive the price higher — in most cases better-than-expected sales, earnings or cash flow growth.

Total Holding History

Performance of Small-Cap Composite - Daruma

YearReturn (%)S&P500 (%)Excess Gain (%)
201344.0831.5512.5
201219.8915.44.5
2011-10.322.08-12.4
3-Year Cumulative54.9 (15.7%/year)55 (15.7%/year)-0.1 (0%/year)
201032.1215.0617.1
200943.9326.4617.5
5-Year Cumulative194.6 (24.1%/year)125.5 (17.7%/year)69.1 (6.4%/year)
2008-36.63-370.4
200713.065.617.5
200613.5515.79-2.2
200510.934.916.0
200423.481211.5
10-Year Cumulative228.3 (12.6%/year)104.1 (7.4%/year)124.2 (5.2%/year)
200336.7428.78.0
2002-21.83-22.10.3
200116.57-11.928.5
200019.26-9.128.4
19994.2221-16.8
15-Year Cumulative408.4 (11.4%/year)98.3 (4.7%/year)310.1 (6.7%/year)
199816.3228.6-12.3
199742.5233.49.1
199623.99231.0
199512.2337.6-25.4

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Who Is Mariko Gordon? A Guru to Follow
Mariko Gordon’s life includes some amazing events. Her father catapulted from indentured servitude on a Hawaiian plantation to brokerage firm partner with a seat at the New York Stock Exchange. She went on to Princeton, and transitioned with a comparative literature degree to a buy-side portfolio manager apprentice at Manning & Napier in New York. In 1995 she founded Daruma Capital Management with zero assets under management, specializing in one of the toughest and most rewarding areas of investing, and she is killing it. Read more...
Daruma Capital and Mariko Gordon's Fourth Quarter Buys Topped by Web-Based Companies
“Thrift, fearlessness, resilience, hard work, intellectual curiosity and an ability to take and avoid risk are in my blood—a perfect pedigree for a money manager.” - Mariko Gordon
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Only a few days after selling 40,000 shares in his company, Salesforce.com (CRM) co-founder Marc Benioff sold 60,000 more. The transaction took place on September 19, and the shares sold for $57.78 apiece. Benioff received $3,466,800 for the holdings. Read more...
Mariko Gordon's First Quarter Top Five
“Thrift, fearlessness, resilience, hard work, intellectual curiosity and an ability to take and avoid risk are in my blood—a perfect pedigree for a money manager.” - Mariko Gordon

Mariko Gordon is one of the newest gurus introduced to the exclusive list of investment gurus followed by GuruFocus. Gordon founded Daruma Capital Management in 1995, after having worked with Valenzuela Capital Management as well as the small-cap guru Chuck Royce and his fund, Royce & Associates. Currently Mariko Gordon is the CEO and CIO of her fund Daruma Asset Management. Read more...
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Only a few days after selling 40,000 shares in his company, Salesforce.com (CRM) co-founder Marc Benioff sold 60,000 more. The transaction took place on September 19, and the shares sold for $57.78 apiece. Benioff received $3,466,800 for the holdings. More...

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AIG Has Survived the Worst Crisis Mariko Gordon,Richard Snow,Ken Fisher - AIG Has Survived The Worst Crisis
In this article, let's take a look at American International Group, Inc. (AIG), a $78.94 billion market cap company, which is a leading international insurance organization that was rescued by various government entities in the financial crisis of 2008. More...

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“Thrift, fearlessness, resilience, hard work, intellectual curiosity and an ability to take and avoid risk are in my blood—a perfect pedigree for a money manager.” - Mariko GordonMariko Gordon is one of the newest gurus introduced to the exclusive list of investment gurus followed by GuruFocus. Gordon founded Daruma Capital Management in 1995, after having worked with Valenzuela Capital Management as well as the small-cap guru Chuck Royce and his fund, Royce & Associates. Currently Mariko Gordon is the CEO and CIO of her fund Daruma Asset Management. More...

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Daruma Capital Commentary - Pawn Shops, Mobsters and the Search for Value
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Weekly Three-Year Low Highlights: WLT, ANR, GMAN, RELL
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Mariko Gordon's Daruma Capital Newsletter - 'The X-Men Go Bowling for Dollars'
Mariko Gorgon, founder of money management firm Daruma Capital Management LLC, has a monthly audio newsletter. You can listen to the November edition, "The X-Men Go Bowling for Dollars," where she explains "the parallels between 'team bowling' and 'team investing," here. More...

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Mariko Gordon’s life includes some amazing events. Her father catapulted from indentured servitude on a Hawaiian plantation to brokerage firm partner with a seat at the New York Stock Exchange. She went on to Princeton, and transitioned with a comparative literature degree to a buy-side portfolio manager apprentice at Manning & Napier in New York. In 1995 she founded Daruma Capital Management with zero assets under management, specializing in one of the toughest and most rewarding areas of investing, and she is killing it. More...

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