PRIMECAP Management

PRIMECAP Management

Last Update: 02-12-2016

Number of Stocks: 271
Number of New Stocks: 2

Total Value: $97,810 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 2%

Countries: USA
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PRIMECAP Management' s Profile & Performance

Profile

PRIMECAP Management Company was founded in September 1983 in Pasadena, California. It manages Vanguard’s PRIMECAP Fund, Vanguard Capital Opportunity Fund, and Vanguard PRIMECAP Core Fund. It also manages PRIMECAP ODYSSEY FUNDS. PRIMECAP was founded by Chairman and Chief Investment Officer HOWARD B. SCHOW, Vice Chairman MITCHELL J. MILIAS, and President THEO A. KOLOKOTRONES.

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

Investing Philosophy

PRIMECAP team evaluates securities based on their outlook over a three to five year time horizon, with the intention of holding them considerably longer if their fundamentals warrant it. They believe successful investment decisions rests in correctly appraising the relationship between the fundamental value of a company and the market price of its stock. A company may be valuable because of its free cash flow, its assets, or both; however, a company will be a superior investment only if it is purchased at the right price. PRIMECAP only invest their highest conviction ideas.

Total Holding History

Performance of Vanguard Primcap Fund

YearReturn (%)S&P500 (%)Excess Gain (%)
20152.581.191.4
201418.7213.695.0
201339.7332.397.3
3-Year Cumulative70.2 (19.4%/year)52.3 (15.1%/year)17.9 (4.3%/year)
201215.2716-0.7
201102.11-2.1
5-Year Cumulative96.2 (14.4%/year)80.4 (12.5%/year)15.8 (1.9%/year)
201012.8915.06-2.2
200934.4526.468.0
2008-32.41-374.6
200711.495.496.0
200612.315.79-3.5
10-Year Cumulative151.9 (9.7%/year)102 (7.3%/year)49.9 (2.4%/year)
20058.494.913.6
200418.3110.887.4
200337.7528.689.1
2002-24.56-22.1-2.5
2001-13.35-11.89-1.5
15-Year Cumulative191.2 (7.4%/year)107.5 (5%/year)83.7 (2.4%/year)
20004.47-9.113.6
199941.3421.0420.3
199825.4128.58-3.2
199736.8333.363.5
199618.3122.96-4.6
20-Year Cumulative772.9 (11.4%/year)381.4 (8.2%/year)391.5 (3.2%/year)
199535.4837.58-2.1
199411.411.3210.1
199318.0310.088.0
19928.997.621.4
199133.1430.472.7
25-Year Cumulative2156.6 (13.3%/year)937.3 (9.8%/year)1219.3 (3.5%/year)
1990-2.81-3.10.3
198921.5831.69-10.1
198814.6816.61-1.9
1987-2.255.1-7.3
198623.5118.64.9
30-Year Cumulative3591.9 (12.8%/year)1824 (10.4%/year)1767.9 (2.4%/year)
198535.6631.64.1

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Primecap Management Adds to Stake in Micron Technology Micron is currently at a 2-year price low
PRIMECAP Management added 4,477,472 shares to its stake in Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) in the first quarter Read more...
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PRIMECAP's 3rd-Quarter Increases That Exceeded 100% Huge additions made to stakes in Boot Barn Holdings and Rubicon Project
PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) increased its shares in many stocks during the third quarter, but particularly huge increases – of 3,982.32% and 1,224.40% – were seen in Boot Barn Holdings Inc. (BOOT) and The Rubicon Project Inc. (RUBI). Read more...
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PRIMECAP Adds to Stake in Alibaba Guru also increases holdings in JPMorgan Chase Primecap Management - PRIMECAP Adds To Stake In Alibaba
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PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) increased its shares in many stocks during the third quarter, but particularly huge increases – of 3,982.32% and 1,224.40% – were seen in Boot Barn Holdings Inc. (BOOT) and The Rubicon Project Inc. (RUBI). More...

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Two Gurus Investing in Struggling Tech Stock Jim Simons and Primecap Management up stakes in BlackBerry Jim Simons, Primecap Management - Two Gurus Investing In Struggling Tech Stock
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At the end of June, when most Americans were embarking or about to embark on their Fourth of July holidays, which likely included fireworks displays, PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) made some modest fireworks of its own by adding to three stakes in its portfolio – SanDisk Corp (NASDAQ:SNDK), Chegg Inc (NYSE:CHGG) and Abaxis Inc (NASDAQ:ABAX). More...

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