Mario Gabelli

Mario Gabelli

Last Update: 2014-08-26

Number of Stocks: 873
Number of New Stocks: 65

Total Value: $19,117 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 4%

Countries: USA
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Mario Gabelli' s Profile & Performance

Profile

He is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Gabelli Asset Management Company Investors (GAMCO Investors) a $30 billion dollar global investment firm headquartered in Rye, New York. Forbes magazine's 2006 Forbes 400 rankings listed him as #346 on the list of wealthiest Americans and estimated his net worth at $1.0 billion.

Web Page:http://www.gabelli.com/

Total Holding History

Performance of Asset Fund Class AAA

YearReturn (%)S&P500 (%)Excess Gain (%)
201332.3731.550.8
20121615.40.6
2011-0.432.08-2.5
3-Year Cumulative52.9 (15.2%/year)55 (15.7%/year)-2.1 (-0.5%/year)
201023.0715.068.0
200930.5426.464.1
5-Year Cumulative145.6 (19.7%/year)125.5 (17.7%/year)20.1 (2%/year)
2008-37.2-37-0.2
200711.845.616.2
200621.8415.796.1
20054.424.91-0.5
200416.5124.5
10-Year Cumulative155.7 (9.8%/year)104.1 (7.4%/year)51.6 (2.4%/year)
200330.5728.71.9
2002-14.27-22.17.8
20010.16-11.912.1
2000-2.37-9.16.7
199928.49217.5
15-Year Cumulative259.6 (8.9%/year)98.3 (4.7%/year)161.3 (4.2%/year)
199815.9328.6-12.7
199738.0733.44.7
199613.3623-9.6
199524.9437.6-12.7
1994-0.151.3-1.4
20-Year Cumulative714.1 (11.1%/year)483.2 (9.2%/year)230.9 (1.9%/year)
199321.8410.111.7
199214.897.67.3
199118.1430.5-12.4
1990-5.8-3.1-2.7
198927.2231.7-4.5
25-Year Cumulative1513.4 (11.8%/year)1050.7 (10.3%/year)462.7 (1.5%/year)
198831.1116.614.5
198716.25.111.1

Top Ranked Articles

Mario Gabelli: Discussion on Long-Term View, Coffee and Content Business
Mario Gabelli was recently interviewed in CNBC, and he gave some of his ideas for investment, especially the long-term prospective should be used by investors. Read more...
Greenwald Investment Series: Valuing Assets, Part One
"Most look at earnings and earnings potential. Well I can't get into that game" — Walter Schloss Read more...
Value Idea: Cash America International (CSH) — Where Cash Is King
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Mario Gabelli's Latest Stock Picks
Mario Gabelli revealed some of his favorite stock picks for 2012 during the Barron's Roundtable. Read more...
Interview with Famous Author Joseph Calandro, Jr.
Can you tell us a little bit about your background? I started in the financial services industry while I was still in college, and have been in it ever since. After Hurricane Andrew in 1992 I started studying derivatives and liked it so I began trading. I was taught to trade by a student of the one of the traders profiled in the popular book Market Wizards so I knew what I was doing; nevertheless, I got taken out 5 years later during the Asian Contagion. That experience led me to Graham & Dodd, and to risk management. I am now consulting on M&A using Graham & Dodd valuation and, incredible as it may seem, as far as I know I am the first person to do so. Read more...
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Top Insider Sells Highlight: Dexcom Inc.
CEO, 10% Owner of Dexcom Inc (DXCM) Terrance H Gregg sold 23,893 shares on 08/21/2014 at an average price of $44.36. The total transaction amount was $1,059,893. More...

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DaVita Seems to be a High-Growth Company Andreas Halvorsen,Mario Gabelli - DaVita Seems To Be A High-Growth Company
In this article, let's take a look at DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (DVA), a $15.85 billion market cap company, which operates kidney dialysis centers and provides related lab services in outpatient dialysis centers.Main driversDaVita´s strength in dialysis should be in the future the main driver of earnings potential. When considering a number of measures, such as same-facility treatment growth and the ability to offset reimbursement pressure through internal cost controls, the company is better than competitors.The performance of the dialysis segment will remain profitable due to the increase in the aging population, rising diabetes rates and obesity epidemic. Also, international expansion is a key driver.International expansionTwo years ago, the firm acquired the company HealthCare Partners, which operates medical offices in three states. With the deal, DaVita was the largest managed health-care company in the nation. The merger offers competitive advantages over the long term, but it also adds operating risk.Earlier, the company made others acquisitions like the one of ModernMed (a Wisconsin-based clinic group) and DSI Renal Inc. that allowed the company to increase the number of clients as well as the geographies to operate.With respect to international markets, Davita has made a service agreement with Fresenius Medical Care, another leading dialysis services and products provider and made a joint venture with Riches Healthcare (RHC).The company focused on the Asia-Pacific region and for that reason acquired the dialysis operations of Malaysia's Caring Dialysis Centre Group. Other regions for expansion include Saudi Arabia, China, India and Germany.Medicare and MedicaidPatients covered by Medicare and Medicaid comprise about 90% of total treatments and about two-thirds of revenue. For each treatment, Medicare pays 80% of the amount set and the patient pays the remaining 20%. In most cases a secondary figure covers all or part of these balances. Obviously government changes to Medicare and state budget constraints on Medicaid constitute a risk for the company.Revenues, margins and profitabilityLooking at profitability, revenue growth by 10.47% but earnings per share decreased in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago ($0.68 vs $1.19). During the past fiscal year, the firm increased its bottom line by earning $2.90 versus $2.73 in the prior year. This year, Wall Street expects an improvement in earnings ($3.63 versus $2.90).Finally, let´s compare the best measure of performance for a firm's management: the return on equity. The ROE is useful for comparing the profitability of a company to that of other firms in the same industry. Ticker Company ROE (%) DVA DaVita 14.29 AIRM Air Methods Corp. 16.94 BRLI Bio-Reference Laboratories Inc. 16.87   Industry Median 8.44 The company has a current ROE of 14.29% which is higher than the industry median. In general, analysts consider ROE ratios in the 15-20% range as representing attractive levels for investment. So for investors looking at those levels or more, Air Methods Corp. (AIRM) and Bio-Reference Laboratories Inc. (BRLI) could be the right options. It is very important to understand this metric before investing, and it is important to look at the trend in ROE over time.Relative ValuationIn terms of valuation, the stock sells at a trailing P/E of 23x, trading at a discount compared to an average of 44x for the industry. To use another metric, its price-to-book ratio of 3.2x indicates a premium versus the industry average of 2.96x while the price-to-sales ratio of 1.3x is below the industry average of 1.56x.As we can see in the next chart, the stock price has an upward trend in the five-year period. If you had invested $10,000 five years ago, today you could have $27,683, which represents a 22.6% compound annual growth rate (CAGR).Final commentAs outlined in the article, an aging population, increasing consumer awareness and new advances in technology will be the growth drivers in the next years in the healthcare industry.The company operates nearly one-third of the dialysis clinics in the U.S. and, together with Fresenius Medical Care, forms a duopoly counting nearly 70% of market share. I think the idea of expanding its dialysis operations into international markets is great although it will take time to gain significant market share.Hedge fund gurus like Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio), Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio), Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) and Warren Buffet added this stock to their portfolios in the second quarter of 2014, and I would recommend that investors consider this stock for their long-term portfolios.Disclosure: Omar Venerio holds no position in any stocks mentioned More...

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Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: FSIC, NLY, OPK, GPC, ACXM
According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO buys during the past week. The overall trend of CEOs is illustrated in the chart below: More...

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Gabelli, Fisher and Gayner Are Betting on a Fairly Valued Stock
According to GuruFocus Guru Trades, on June 30, Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) and Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) take a long position on Nike, Inc. (NKE). The company, a $67.12 billion market cap, has a trailing P/E ratio that indicates that the stock is fairly valued (25.9x vs 25.9x of industry mean). So one question arises: Why are these hedge fund managers betting on it? More...

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PepsiCo Is a Leader in the Global Snack and Beverage Industry
In this article, let's take a look at Pepsico, Inc. (PEP), a $138.17 billion market cap company, which is a major international producer of branded beverage and snack food products. More...

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Soros and Gabelli Top Guru Real Time Picks of the Week Mario Gabelli - Soros And Gabelli Top Guru Real Time Picks Of The Week
The following information is a highlight of the real-time guru activity we saw this week. To view more information on these gurus, check out their guru portfolios. The “Real Time Picks” reports the stock purchases and sells that Gurus have made within the prior two weeks. If a Guru makes a purchase or sell of a company in which they own a greater-than 5% stake, SEC regulations require them to report their transaction within two days. It was a quiet week in guru trades but we did see a couple of trades coming from Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) and George Soros (Trades, Portfolio). More...

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Mario Gabelli's Top New Buys Mario Gabelli - Mario Gabelli's Top New Buys
Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)’s Gabelli Asset Fund rose 4.3% in the second quarter, compared to a 5.2% increase for the S&P 500. Gabelli wrote in his second quarter letter that he expects a continuation of M&A activity in the second half of the year and sees several factors that could affect the market going forward: More...

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Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: APD, OCUL, CNMD, OPK, AEGR
According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO buys during the past week. The overall trend of CEOs is illustrated in the chart below: More...

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Mario Gabelli Comments on Xylem Inc
Xylem Inc. (XYL) (0.8%) (XYL - $39.08 - NYSE) is a global leader in the design, manufacturing, and application of highly engineered technologies for the transportation, treatment, and testing of water. The company is expected to benefit from favorable long term fundamentals in the water industry driven by scarcity, population growth, aging of the infrastructure, and the need to improve water quality. Further, with a large installed base of pumps and systems, the company is well positioned to increase aftermarket revenue, which currently represents roughly 40% of total revenues. Xylem’s attractive business mix also generates strong cash flow, which is expected to support acquisitions, debt service, and dividend growth. The company recently appointed a new CEO, Patrick Decker, who has experience in the water industry and is looking to expand geographically as well as sustainably improve operating performance. More...

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Mario Gabelli Comments on Vivendi SA
Vivendi SA (0.4%) (VIV) (VIV - $24.47 - NYSE) is a French media and telecommunications holding company in the late stages of a decade long transition. In April 2014, the company announced it had reached an agreement to sell its French wireless operation, SFR, to French cable operator Numericable. Over the last year, the company also sold most of its 62% stake in Activision Blizzard and reached an agreement to sell its entire 53% stake in Maroc Telecom SA. After closing the SFR sale in early 2015, Vivendi will be a more focused media firm, consisting of Canal+ (a Francophone focused pay television network owner and distributor), Universal Music Group (UMG), the number one recording music company and number two music publishing entity in the world, and GVT, a fast growing Brazilian broadband and pay television provider. We expect GVT to eventually be sold and would not dismiss the possibility of a breakup of Canal+ and UMG. While operating conditions have been challenging in most of Vivendi’s businesses, it appears their trajectory is finally turning more positive and should be supported by a healthier balance sheet after More...

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Mario Gabelli Comments on UnitedHealth Group Inc
UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UHS) (0.2%) (UNH - $81.75 - NYSE) is the largest and most diverse health care company in the United States. United insures over forty million people around the world, but also provides over $40 billion worth of technology, pharmacy benefits management, and other care services through its Optum division. The company has successfully navigated the changes required by the Affordable Care Act and is winning new business in state Medicaid programs and in a limited number of state exchanges. UnitedHealth is also finding new growth internationally, especially in Brazil where the company now serves over four million people. More...

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Mario Gabelli Comments on Twenty-First Century Fox Inc
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (FOXA) (2.2%) (FOXA - $35.15 - NASDAQ; FOX - $34.23) is a diversified media company, with operations in cable network television, television broadcasting, filmed entertainment, and direct broadcast satellite television. Cable networks account for 66% of the company’s EBITDA and benefit from contractually recurring affiliate fees and exposure to the fast-growing global pay television market. We also expect the company to benefit from rising demand for premium content, driven by emerging distribution platforms such as Netflix, retransmission revenue, and aggressive share repurchases. More...

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Mario Gabelli Comments on Time Warner Cable Inc
Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC) (0.3%) (TWC - $147.30 - NYSE) is the second largest cable operator in the U.S., with 11 million subscribers located primarily in New York City, Los Angeles, the Carolinas, and the Midwest. The company was spun-off from Time Warner in March 2009. After several strong years of growth and shareholder returns, the company encountered customer service and competitive challenges in late 2012 which left it vulnerable to takeover. Indeed, Charter Communications (less than 0.1%), backed by Liberty Media (0.7%), attempted on several occasions to acquire the company in 2013. Finally in February 2014, Comcast (0.7%), the largest cable operator in the U.S., agreed to acquire TWC in an all stock transaction. Charter subsequently agreed to effectively split TWC with Comcast, making it a better transaction for all involved. While the proposed deals have been criticized in the press, we expect it to close early in 2015. More...

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Mario Gabelli Comments on Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc
Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc. (RHP) (less than 0.1%) (RHP - $48.15 - NYSE) is a Nashville, Tennessee based REIT that owns convention hotels in Nashville, Tennessee; Orlando, Florida; Dallas, Texas; and Washington, D.C. Other assets include the iconic Opryland, the famous Ryman Auditorium, the General Jackson Showboat, Gaylord Springs Golf Links, and Nashville based radio station WSM-AM. RHP recommended changes to property manager Marriott, which included deploying additional sales staff at the property and regional sales office levels and educating and incentivising Marriott’s sales team to highlight the uniqueness and complexity of the Gaylord properties. These changes are showing early traction in the form of strong bookings. The company also continues to see robust transient room night production, benefiting from Marriott’s strong distribution system. Finally, as the leading country music entertainment brand, a potential spin-off of the Opry segment, including the Grand Ole Opry, also remains a significant catalyst for RHP shares. More...

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Mario Gabelli Comments on Rolls-Royce Holding PLC
Rolls-Royce Holding PLC (LSE:RR.) (1.0%) (RR - $18.29 - U.K.-LONDON) provides jet engines, power and propulsion systems, and services to commercial aviation, defense, marine, oil and gas, and other industries. RR has leading engine positions as the sole supplier on the Airbus A350 and one of two suppliers on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, two new wide body programs with healthy backlogs to be delivered over the next decade. A re-engining of the A330 could extend one of Rolls’ most profitable engine programs. Engine deliveries lead to recurring, higher margin parts and service revenues, which benefit the company more than twenty years after new engines are delivered. In year-end 2013 results, Rolls-Royce surprised investors with 2014 guidance that called for a marked falloff in defense revenues and slower than expected improvement in civil aerospace margins. Notwithstanding near-term headwinds, we believe that over the next decade RR will see substantial growth in its civil aerospace operations, accompanied by improved margins approaching the levels of its peers. Recent portfolio changes have been positive, including the More...

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Mario Gabelli Comments on Hillshire Brands Co
Hillshire Brands Co. (HSH) (0.9%) (HSH - $62.30 - NYSE), formerly the Sara Lee Corp., completed the spin-off of D.E Master Blenders 1753 and paid a $3 cash dividend to shareholders on June 28, 2012. As a result, shareholders received one share of the North American meat company, renamed Hillshire Brands (HSH), which subsequently underwent a reverse split of 1-for-5. Hillshire Brands is a concentrated meat and bakery business in the U.S., generating an estimated $4 billion of revenue. It is the leading player in categories such as protein breakfast, breakfast sausages, and hot dogs under the Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, and Ball Park brands. On July 2, 2014, following a bidding war between Tyson Foods and Pilgrim’s Pride and the termination of the Hillshire agreement to acquire Pinnacle Foods, which was previously announced on May 12, 2014, Hillshire announced it agreed to be acquired by Tyson Foods for $63 per share in cash. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of September 2014. More...

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Mario Gabelli Comments on DIRECTV
DIRECTV (DTV) (1.7%) (DTV - $85.01 - NASDAQ) is the largest pay TV provider in the world, with over twenty million subscribers in the U.S. and over twelve million throughout Latin America. Originally part of General Motors, DTV used its technological advantage, focus on high income customers, recognition of the necessity for superior customer service, and clever (Sunday Ticket) participation in exclusive sports programming to cement its position in the U.S. The company used essentially the same strategy in Latin America, where it is benefiting from the growth of the middle class in countries such as Brazil and Colombia. Atop a superior operating business, DTV has layered a capital structure that maximizes equity returns. The company has used modest leverage to repurchase stock, in the process cutting its shares outstanding by more than half over the last five years. Long of interest to its telecom distribution partners, AT&T agreed to acquire the company in April 2014 for $95 per share in cash and stock. We expect the transaction to be approved and close early in 2015. More...

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Mario Gabelli Comments on Diebold Inc
Diebold Inc. (DBD) (0.3%) (DBD - $40.17 - NYSE) is a global leader in the manufacturing and servicing of ATM machines. It also provides security systems and services, primarily to the financial, commercial, government, and retail markets worldwide. In June 2013, Diebold appointed former Hewlett-Packard (0.2%) and Siemens executive Andy Mattes as its new CEO to lead a restructuring and turnaround of its operations. Andy, along with newly recruited leaders, has shown early signs of success, reducing the size of the workforce, freeing up working capital, and moving to standardize business practices globally to drive efficient operations. Returning margins to historical and peer levels should enable substantial upside for Diebold. At the same time, Diebold is positioning itself to benefit from a wave of global bank branch automation, whereby high tech ATMs capable of handling advanced transactions replace tellers. Diebold is also focused on higher margin growth opportunities including the servicing of ATMs, a broader commercial security presence across verticals, and software as a service (SAAS). Altogether, we see Diebold More...

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Mario Gabelli Comments on Davide Campari-Milano SpA
Davide Campari-Milano SpA (MIL:CPR) (0.2%) (CPR - $8.65 - ITALY-MILAN) is a leading beverage company headquartered in Sesto San Giovanni, Italy. The company was founded in 1860, and today is the sixth largest player worldwide in the premium spirits industry. The company’s portfolio consists of over fifty brands and spans spirits (the core business), wines, and soft drinks. The company owns many niche brands including Aperol, Appleton, Campari, Cinzano, SKYY Vodka, and Wild Turkey. Campari’s growth strategy aims to combine organic growth through strong brand building with shareholder value enhancing acquisitions, focusing on strong, niche brands that will enhance the company’s critical mass in key markets. In June, 2014, the company acquired Forty Creek Distillery, a leading producer of Canadian whisky, as well as Fratelli Averna S.p.A., owner of the leading Italian bitters brand Averna. More...

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Mario Gabelli Comments on Dana Holding Corp
Dana Holding Corp. (DAN) (0.4%) (DAN - $24.42 - NYSE) is a Maumee, Ohio based supplier of axles, drivelines, and thermal products for the automotive and trucking industries. Dana’s new CEO, Roger Wood, has begun to emphasize the company’s strong technological expertise in thermal management technology, including advanced battery cooling products for next generation vehicles. Additionally, the company is beginning to reap the benefits of efforts to improve customer pricing as well as internal manufacturing efficiencies, both of which are expected to improve margins amid robust demand in the company’s core auto and trucking markets. More...

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ReplyJaumepared - 1 month ago
I am curious how Gabelli small cap picks do in general. Anybody have any feedback?
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Kennethmall,
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What is your opinion of Markel?Is this stock overpriced?
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what kind of tools he use to pick wining stcks

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