PRIMECAP Management

PRIMECAP Management

Last Update: 01-04-2017

Number of Stocks: 275
Number of New Stocks: 9

Total Value: $100,194 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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