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Tiziano Frateschi
Tiziano Frateschi
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Chase Coleman Sells Autohome, IBM in 4th Quarter

Most sales did not greatly impact portfolio

Chase Coleman (Trades, Portfolio) is the founder of Tiger Global Management. During the fourth quarter he sold many stocks.

He reduced his stake in Autohome Inc. (ATHM) by 42.76%. The deal had an impact of -1.5% on the portfolio.

It is the leading online destination for automobile consumers in China. Its mission is to enhance the car-buying and ownership experience for auto consumers in China. Third quarter net revenues increased 46.3% year over year, and adjusted net income grew by 19.8% year over year.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10 with strong returns of ROE of 28.40% and ROA of 19.68% that are overperforming 84% of the companies in the Global Internet Content & Information industry. Financial strength has a rating of 8 out of 10 with a cash-to-debt of 23.48 that is above the industry median of 12.49.

Another notable shareholder is Ruane Cunniff (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.09% of outstanding shares.

The guru exited his position in Kate Spade & Co. (KATE) with an impact of -0.74% on the portfolio.

The company designs and markets accessories and apparel under three global, multichannel lifestyle brands: kate spade new york, Kate Spade Saturday and Jack Spade. In addition, the Adelington Design Group, a private brand jewelry design and development group, markets brands through department stores. During the fourth quarter net sales had an increase of 13.9% compared to the fourth quarter of 2014. In 2015, the company became a stronger, refocused Kate Spade & Company. It made significant progress in its two areas of growth – product category and geographic expansion – introducing 14 new product categories and entering eight new countries.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 3 out of 10; even so it reports strong returns of ROE of 54.17% and ROA of 9.15% that are overperforming 74% of the companies in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry. Financial strength has a rating of 7 out of 10 with a cash-to-debt of 0.55 that is below the industry median of 1.13.

Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus with 1.75% of outstanding shares followed by Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.46%, Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.29%, Signature Select Canadian Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.21%, Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.05%, John Burbank (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.05% and Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.02%.

The investor closed his stake in International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) with an impact of -0.25% on the portfolio.

The company creates business value for clients and solves business problems through integrated solutions that leverage information technology and knowledge of business processes. Fourth quarter diluted earnings from continuing operations decreased 17% year to year, and net income from continuing operations decreased 19%.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10 with strong returns of ROE of 101.7% and ROA of 11.75% that are overperforming 84% of the companies in the Global Information Technology Services industry. Financial strength has a rating of 8 out of 10 with a cash-to-debt of 0.21 that is far below the industry median of 14.45.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) with 8.43% of outstanding shares followed by Diamond Hill Capital (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.14%, Prem Watsa (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.14%, Ruane Cunniff (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.13%, Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.11%, James Barrow (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.08%, Edward Lampert (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.07%, Greenblatt with 0.03%, Tweedy Browne (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.03% and Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.02%.

The guru reduced his shares in Etsy Inc. (ETSY) by 14.00% with an impact of -0.24% on the portfolio.

The company operates a marketplace where people around the world connect, both online and offline, to make, sell and buy goods. Handmade goods are the foundation of the company's marketplace. During the fourth quarter sales grew 21.3%, and gross profit was up 36.9% year over year. The company had a net loss for the fourth quarter of $4.2 million compared with a $5.4 million net loss in the fourth quarter of 2014.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 2 out of 10 with negative ROE of -22.85% and ROA of -12.28% that are underperforming 91% of the companies in the Global Specialty Retail industry. Financial strength has a rating of 5 out of 10, with a cash-to-debt of 22.22 that is above industry median of 0.92.

Other notable shareholders of the company are Cohen with 1.18% of outstanding shares followed by John Paulson (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.39%, Simons with 0.18% and Wilbur Ross (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.14%.

The investor reduced his stake in Vasco Data Security International Inc. (VDSI) by 32.26%. The deal had an impact of -0.11% on the portfolio.

The company is a security company that along with its subsidiaries designs, develops and markets security systems to secure and manage access to user digital assets of all kinds. Revenue from continuing operations for the fourth quarter and full-year 2015 had a decrease of 18% compared to the fourth quarter of 2014 and an increase of 20% compared to full-year 2014. Operating income from continuing operations for the fourth quarter and full-year 2015 was $5.2 million and $50.5 million, a decrease of 59% compared to the fourth quarter of 2014 and an increase of 32% compared to the full-year 2014.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10 with strong returns of ROE of 18.37% and ROA of 15.27% that are overperforming 81% of the companies in the Global Software - Application industry. Financial strength has a rating of 9 out of 10 with no debt.

Private Capital (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus with 2.71% of outstanding shares followed by Robert Olstein (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.01%, Greenblatt with 0.86%, Mairs and Power (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.64% and Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.21%.

The guru reduced his shares in MasterCard Inc. (MA) by 4.05% with an impact of -0.11% on the portfolio.

The company is a technology company in the payments industry that connects consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses, enabling them to use electronic forms of payment instead of cash and checks.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10 with strong ROE of 5.89% and ROA of 25.01% that are overperforming 98% of the companies in the Global Credit Services industry. Financial strength has a rating of 8 out of 10 with a cash-to-debt of 2.05 that is far below the industry median of 21.30.

The company's largest shareholder among the gurus is Tom Russo (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.87% of outstanding shares followed by Steve Mandel (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.55%, Ruane Cunniff (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.48%, Manning & Napier Advisors Inc. with 0.48%, Buffett with 0.47%, Chuck Akre (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.42% and Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.4%.

The investor reduced his stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA) by 71.12%. The deal had an impact of -0.03% on the portfolio.

The company is a holding company and conducts its businesses through its subsidiaries. The company is engaged in online and mobile commerce through products, services and technology that enable businesses to operate efficiently and extend their reach to sell to consumers and businesses in the People's Republic of China (the "PRC" or "China") and internationally.

GuruFocus gives the stock a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10 with strong returns of ROE of 39.58% and ROA of 22.99% that are overperforming 95% of the companies in the Global Specialty Retail industry. Financial strength has a rating of 6 out of 10 with a cash-to-debt of 2.13 that is above the industry median of 0.92.

Frank Sands (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus with 0.92% of outstanding shares followed by PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.54%, Manning & Napier Advisors Inc. with 0.15%, Fisher with 0.09%, Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.07% and Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.05%.

About the author:

Tiziano Frateschi
You can read about me on www.theextraincome.info, which gives suggestions on position trading.

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