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Top 5 1st Quarter Trades of Silver Lake Group, L.L.C.

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May 15, 2022
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Silver Lake Group, L.L.C. recently filed their 13F report for the first quarter of 2022, which ended on 2022-03-31.

The 13F report details which stocks were in a guru’s equity portfolio at the end of the quarter, though investors should note that these filings are limited in scope, containing only a snapshot of long positions in U.S.-listed stocks and American depository receipts as of the quarter’s end. They are not required to include international holdings, short positions or other types of investments. Still, even this limited filing can provide valuable information.

The Silver Lake Group is a software focused organization that is based out of Menlo Park, California. The company was established in 1989 and focuses on investing in various technology and related industries. Silver Lake Group has grown significantly from its inception and now employees over 1,200 people within the group company itself and various related subsidiary entities located around the world in Asia Pacific, Middle East, Europe, and USA. The company aims to be “the dominant system integrator of core banking systems solutions, and a leading innovator in software engineering and business solutions” and has become one of the largest and most successful IT solutions providers in Asia Pacific. Silver Lake Group provides a wide variety of products and services including its Digital Economy Mobility Operating System, Digital Economy Operating System, Digital Economy Workflow, Enterprise Data Services Data Management and Quality Management Services, Investment and Capital Market Solutions, and a variety of others. The company has an increasing presence in a variety of sectors including Finance, Utility, Education, Health Care, Retail, Government, Social and Services, Logistics, and Tourism and Travel, among others. Silver Lake Group is regarded as one of the most significant Banking and Financial solutions and services provider in the Asia Pacific region, providing its services to over 100 global and local clients that include 40% of the top 20 largest banks in Southeast Asia. The company has won numerous awards over the years including the Asian Banking and Finance Award for Online Banking Initiative of the Year and Forbes Asia’s Best under a Billion award in 2013, IBM ASEAN Golden Circle Award and IBM Business Partner Excellence Award in 2012, and a wide variety of others. The company mainly invests in the consumer discretionary group and its top holdings in Alibaba Group Holding Limited And Sabre Corporation make up 49% and 47% of its total holdings.

As of the latest 13F report, the guru’s equity portfolio contained 24 stocks valued at a total of $18,182,000,000. The top holdings were VMW(26.34%), U(19.09%), and EDR(14.93%).

According to GuruFocus data, these were Silver Lake Group, L.L.C.’s top five trades of the quarter.

Unity Software Inc


Silver Lake Group, L.L.C. reduced their investment in NYSE:U by 34,984,419 shares. The trade had a 11.78% impact on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded for an average price of $103.74.

On 05/15/2022, Unity Software Inc traded for a price of $39.1 per share and a market cap of $11,574,108,000. The stock has returned -51.67% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 5 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 1 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Unity Software Inc has a price-book ratio of 4.90, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of -23.33 and a price-sales ratio of 9.38.

VMware Inc


Silver Lake Group, L.L.C. reduced their investment in NYSE:VMW by 42,050,818 shares. The trade had a 11.48% impact on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded for an average price of $121.28.

On 05/15/2022, VMware Inc traded for a price of $100.18 per share and a market cap of $42,181,420,000. The stock has returned -21.31% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 4 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 9 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, VMware Inc has a price-earnings ratio of 23.24, a price-earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio of 2.00, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 15.18 and a price-sales ratio of 3.29.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 0.58, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 4.

Endeavor Group Holdings Inc


Silver Lake Group, L.L.C. reduced their investment in NYSE:EDR by 91,976,482 shares. The trade had a 7.56% impact on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded for an average price of $30.43.

On 05/15/2022, Endeavor Group Holdings Inc traded for a price of $19.3 per share and a market cap of $5,303,556,000. The stock has returned -36.85% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 3 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 4 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Endeavor Group Holdings Inc has a price-book ratio of 4.11, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 73.43 and a price-sales ratio of 1.11.

First Advantage Corp


Silver Lake Group, L.L.C. reduced their investment in NAS:FA by 89,880,679 shares. The trade had a 4.03% impact on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded for an average price of $17.21.

On 05/15/2022, First Advantage Corp traded for a price of $15.35 per share and a market cap of $2,348,276,000. The stock has returned 0.00% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 6 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 7 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, First Advantage Corp has a price-earnings ratio of 138.29, a price-book ratio of 2.07, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 13.53 and a price-sales ratio of 3.18.

EverCommerce Inc


Silver Lake Group, L.L.C. reduced their investment in NAS:EVCM by 67,085,136 shares. The trade had a 2.49% impact on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded for an average price of $12.38.

On 05/15/2022, EverCommerce Inc traded for a price of $10.09 per share and a market cap of $1,973,624,000. The stock has returned 0.00% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 4 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 2 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, EverCommerce Inc has a price-book ratio of 2.02, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 57.25 and a price-sales ratio of 3.68.


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