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PAR CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INC Buys 4, Sells 1 in 1st Quarter

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PAR CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INC 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.

PAR Capital Management Inc. is a hedge fund sponsor based out of Boston, Massachusetts. The company was established in 1990 by Paul Arlington Reeder and Edward L. Shapiro, both of whom are still with the company today acting as its President and Vice President, respectively. PAR Capital Management has grown from its inception to now have 21 employees of which 14 are investment professionals. The firm is employee owned with founders Paul A. Reeder and Edward L. Shapiro holding the highest ownership in the firm. The company conducts its research externally, utilizing a fundamental methodology to make its investment decisions. PAR Capital Management invests in the public equity markets on a global scale and its philosophy focuses on a blief that “long term investment success can be achieved through narrowly focused and rigorous fundamental research, disciplined portfolio management, and the alignment of incentives between manager and client.” PAR Capital Management invests most heavily in the transports sector, which alone makes up over a third of its client base, and consumer discretionary sector, which makes up another over 30% of its allocations. The company also invests in the finance, industrials, information technology, and real estate sectors, among others to a lesser degree, in order of decreasing allocation. PAR Capital Management’s top 10 holdings together make up over half of its total holdings and the firm has a turnover rate of approximately 12.3%. The company holds over $4 billion in total assets under management in 1 single discretionary account. Although PAR Capital Management’s single account has stayed that number in recent years, its total assets under management has been rising steadily, increasing significantly from $2.5 billion back in 2012 to experience over a billion in growth. The company’s sole client is a pooled investment vehicle and the company takes advisory fees in the form of a percentage of assets and various performance based fees.

As of the latest 13F report, the guru’s equity portfolio contained 47 stocks valued at a total of $4,185,000,000. The top holdings were EXPE(19.17%), BKNG(9.62%), and TRIP(7.64%).

According to GuruFocus data, these were PAR CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INC’s top five trades of the quarter.

Uber Technologies Inc


During the quarter, PAR CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INC bought 3,567,539 shares of NYSE:UBER for a total holding of 7,821,339. The trade had a 3.04% impact on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded for an average price of $36.02.

On 05/18/2022, Uber Technologies Inc traded for a price of $22.46 per share and a market cap of $44,103,809,000. The stock has returned -50.25% over the past year.

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

In terms of valuation, Uber Technologies Inc has a price-book ratio of 5.15, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of -9.11 and a price-sales ratio of 2.13.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 0.38, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 4.

Meta Platforms Inc


The guru established a new position worth 535,000 shares in NAS:FB, giving the stock a 2.84% weight in the equity portfolio. Shares traded for an average price of $250.52 during the quarter.

On 05/18/2022, Meta Platforms Inc traded for a price of $192.24 per share and a market cap of $520,263,609,000. The stock has returned -35.77% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 8 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 10 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Meta Platforms Inc has a price-earnings ratio of 14.82, a price-book ratio of 4.31, a price-earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio of 0.56, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 9.62 and a price-sales ratio of 4.61.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 0.49, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 4.

Visa Inc


The guru sold out of their 450,000-share investment in NYSE:V. Previously, the stock had a 2.63% weight in the equity portfolio. Shares traded for an average price of $216.36 during the quarter.

On 05/18/2022, Visa Inc traded for a price of $199.99 per share and a market cap of $430,357,242,000. The stock has returned -9.27% over the past year.

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

In terms of valuation, Visa Inc has a price-earnings ratio of 31.45, a price-book ratio of 13.06, a price-earnings-to-growth (PEG) ratio of 2.18, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 22.65 and a price-sales ratio of 16.07.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 0.80, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 9.

Booking Holdings Inc


During the quarter, PAR CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INC bought 40,800 shares of NAS:BKNG for a total holding of 171,364. The trade had a 2.29% impact on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded for an average price of $2342.2.

On 05/18/2022, Booking Holdings Inc traded for a price of $2050.38 per share and a market cap of $83,293,112,000. The stock has returned -3.44% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 6 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 8 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Booking Holdings Inc has a price-earnings ratio of 165.88, a price-book ratio of 19.13, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of 46.35 and a price-sales ratio of 6.74.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 0.86, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 7.

Spirit Airlines Inc


The guru established a new position worth 4,083,763 shares in NYSE:SAVE, giving the stock a 2.13% weight in the equity portfolio. Shares traded for an average price of $22.92 during the quarter.

On 05/18/2022, Spirit Airlines Inc traded for a price of $19.42 per share and a market cap of $2,109,376,000. The stock has returned -42.14% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 3 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 7 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Spirit Airlines Inc has a price-book ratio of 1.13, a EV-to-Ebitda ratio of -27.51 and a price-sales ratio of 0.58.

The price-to-GF Value ratio is 0.67, earning the stock a GF Value rank of 8.


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