PRIMECAP Management

PRIMECAP Management

Last Update: 2014-08-14

Number of Stocks: 255
Number of New Stocks: 6

Total Value: $91,333 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 1%

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 (%)
201339.7331.558.2
201215.2715.4-0.1
201102.08-2.1
3-Year Cumulative61.1 (17.2%/year)55 (15.7%/year)6.1 (1.5%/year)
201012.8915.06-2.2
200934.4526.468.0
5-Year Cumulative144.5 (19.6%/year)125.5 (17.7%/year)19 (1.9%/year)
2008-32.41-374.6
200711.495.615.9
200612.315.79-3.5
20058.494.913.6
200418.31126.3
10-Year Cumulative165.5 (10.3%/year)104.1 (7.4%/year)61.4 (2.9%/year)
200337.7528.79.0
2002-24.56-22.1-2.5
2001-13.35-11.9-1.5
20004.47-9.113.6
199941.342120.3
15-Year Cumulative253.1 (8.8%/year)98.3 (4.7%/year)154.8 (4.1%/year)
199825.4128.6-3.2
199736.8333.43.4
199618.3123-4.7
199535.4837.6-2.1
199411.411.310.1
20-Year Cumulative981.9 (12.6%/year)483.2 (9.2%/year)498.7 (3.4%/year)
199318.0310.17.9
19928.997.61.4
199133.1430.52.6
1990-2.81-3.10.3
198921.5831.7-10.1
25-Year Cumulative2089.6 (13.1%/year)1050.7 (10.3%/year)1038.9 (2.8%/year)
198814.6816.6-1.9
1987-2.255.1-7.3
198623.5118.64.9
198535.6631.64.1

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