Chris Davis

Chris Davis

Last Update: 08-09-2017

Number of Stocks: 143
Number of New Stocks: 4

Total Value: $22,854 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 4%

Countries: USA
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Chris Davis' s Profile & Performance

Profile

Davis Advisors manages more than $60 billion across several different asset classes. Chris Davis is the portfolio manager of Davis Financial Fund.

Web Page:http://www.davisfunds.com/probios.html

Investing Philosophy

Davis purchases durable, well-managed businesses that can be purchased at value prices and held for the long term (average holding period of a stock in the Davis New York Venture Fund is four to seven years). Davis focuses primarily on financial services companies. He looks to buy companies when they are out of favor.

Total Holding History

Performance of Davis Financial Fund

YearReturn (%)S&P500 (%)Excess Gain (%)
201615.0411.963.1
20151.741.380.4
201413.0113.69-0.7
3-Year Cumulative32.3 (9.8%/year)29 (8.9%/year)3.3 (0.9%/year)
201331.4532.39-0.9
201218.15162.1
5-Year Cumulative105.4 (15.5%/year)98.2 (14.7%/year)7.2 (0.8%/year)
2011-9.022.11-11.1
201011.2515.06-3.8
200946.0226.4619.6
2008-45.62-37-8.6
2007-5.315.49-10.8
10-Year Cumulative56.3 (4.6%/year)95.7 (6.9%/year)-39.4 (-2.3%/year)
200618.7415.792.9
20058.034.913.1
200412.1110.881.2
200336.8628.688.2
2002-18.98-22.13.1
15-Year Cumulative149.3 (6.3%/year)164.2 (6.7%/year)-14.9 (-0.4%/year)
2001-9.15-11.892.7
200032.16-9.141.3
1999-0.8521.04-21.9
199814.1728.58-14.4
199744.5333.3611.2
20-Year Cumulative389.7 (8.3%/year)339.2 (7.7%/year)50.5 (0.6%/year)
199631.522.968.5
199550.5137.5812.9
1994-4.551.32-5.9
199314.8710.084.8
199232.67.6225.0
25-Year Cumulative1309.1 (11.2%/year)791.8 (9.1%/year)517.3 (2.1%/year)

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'Who Wouldn’t Want to Be Like Berkshire?' Chris Davis brings rigorous investment and divestment processes to value stock selections
David Funds Comments on Amazon Guru stock highlight
Adaptability not only results in pricing power but also the ability to create new markets. Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) provides a prime example. Looking back at Amazon’s humble beginnings in 1994, clearly one of the reasons the company became the world’s largest bookseller was that Amazon created entirely new markets. The Kindle E-reader was not only a product innovation but also a business model innovation. Printing and shipping costs suddenly disappeared, combining improved convenience for consumers with higher profits for Amazon. Company founder Jeff Bezos and his team then proved they would not be satisfied to sit on their laurels by parlaying their expertise in cloud computing, gained from running their retail business, to an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) business for third parties. Thus, was born Amazon Web Services (AWS), which reached $10 billionin sales even faster than Amazon’s retail business and which one day might surpass the retail segment in size.7 Read more...
David Funds Comments on United Technologies Guru stock highlight
United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) is a good example of a company with both a durable business and an innovative culture. United Technologies’ four business segments are of roughly equal size and include Pratt & Whitney jet engines and aerospace parts such as landing gear and nacelles (the outer casing of an aircraft engine), Otis Elevator, and Carrier heating and ventilation systems. Pratt & Whitney, for example, enjoys solid growth prospects driven by increased global travel as well as a favorable market structure with only one key competitor in the narrow body or single aisle commercial aircraft business. Moreover, Pratt & Whitney is now rolling out its new PurePower Geared Turbofan (GTF) jet engine that, according to United Technologies, reduces fuel consumption by 16%, environmental emissions by 50% and noise levels during landing and takeoff by 75%.8 According to industry observers, Pratt & Whitney’s GTF jet engine represents one of the biggest advances in jet engines in the past 50 years, which could Read more...
David Funds Comments on Naspers Guru stock highlight
A third representative holding is Naspers (NPN), a company most investors would not recognize despite its $60 billion market capitalization. Naspers is a South African conglomerate that owns a diverse array of media and Internet holdings in emerging markets. The company’s satellite TV business is the largest in Africa with 10 million subscribers, and its online classified ad business operates in 31 countries with leading positions in key markets such as Brazil, India, Indonesia, and Russia. Naspers also owns 15% of Flipkart, one of the leading e-commerce businesses in India. Moreover, in 2010 Naspers invested $34 million in Tencent Holdings, one of China’s largest, most innovative and most used Internet portals, and today the company’s 34% stake is worth $72 billion. Considering that Naspers total market capitalization is $60 billion and also includes other assets, the company’s valuation is attractive in our view. Read more...
David Funds Comments on Tencent Guru stock highlight
Given Tencent (HKSE:00700)’s key position in Naspers’ business, examining Tencent’s operations more closely is worthwhile. Tencent is led by Chinese entrepreneur Ma Huateng, also known as Pony Ma. The company’s messaging app WeChat has 700 million users and is the leading social media website in China. In addition, Tencent is one of the world’s largest video gaming companies with such popular games as League of Legends, CrossFire and Dungeon Fighter Online as well as an 84% stake in one of the world’s leading mobile video gaming companies Supercell. In addition, Tencent has built a highly desirable portfolio of strategic investments in other leading Internet companies such as e-commerce company JD.com, U.S. video game leader Activision Blizzard, China’s ride-sharing leader Didi Chuxing, and classified ads leader 58.com. Through our investment in Naspers we are effectively investing in Tencent at a 15% discount and paying 23 times 2017 owner earnings for a company growing revenues and earnings at 25% to 30% a year. Read more...
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Chris Davis' Largest 2nd-Quarter Trades The guru added to 2 positions, reduced several others Chris Davis - Chris Davis' Largest 2nd-Quarter Trades
The Davis Funds' Chris Davis (Trades, Portfolio) traded the following stocks during the second quarter: More...

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Chris Davis Peppers Portfolio With 4 Small Positions in 2nd Quarter A tech and financials-loving firm reports portfolio Chris Davis - Chris Davis Peppers Portfolio With 4 Small Positions In 2nd Quarter
A tech and financials-loving firm on Wednesday reported adding to some of its less highly weighted sectors, with four new positions opened. More...

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Chris Davis Comments on Liberty Global Guru stock highlight
Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) is another example of a dominant, lesser-known business. The company is a leader in cable television and broadband services throughout Europe and is controlled by John Malone, a pioneer in the U.S. cable industry with an outstanding record as a capital allocator. During the past decade, Liberty Global has opportunistically acquired several European cable TV systems, most of which were inefficiently run. We expect Liberty Global to improve the efficiency of these operations substantially over time and seek expansion opportunities in a shareholder friendly manner. More...

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Chris Davis Comments on Adient Guru stock highlight
A representative out-of-the-spotlight business is Adient (NYSE:ADNT), a global manufacturer of automotive seating and interiors that was spun-off from Johnson Controls in October 2016. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, the company is the industry’s leading seating supplier delivering 25 million seating systems per year to 40 different original equipment manufacturers. Adient is an attractive new addition to our Portfolio given its seasoned management team, dominant market share and low valuation. More...

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Chris Davis Comments on Amazon Guru stock highlight
Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), an e-commerce giant that has profoundly reshaped the retail industry over the years, is another example of a market leader in the Portfolio. Borrowing a concept from Costco, Amazon offers an optional membership-based business model through its Amazon Prime service. In addition to its retail business, Amazon has a state-of-the-art, rapidly growing web services business that enables companies and other organizations to outsource their computer systems to Amazon’s digital cloud. More...

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Chris Davis Comments on Berkshire Hathaway Guru stock highlight
Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)(NYSE:BRK.B), a representative market leader in the Portfolio, is a diversified holding company with interests in insurance, reinsurance, railroads, utilities, manufacturing, retailing, and a host of other business lines.4 Under the strong leadership of Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) and team the company has compounded book value at almost 20% per year on average over the last 50 years. During that time Berkshire has quietly evolved from a textile manufacturer to a well-run insurance operation and more recently to a diversified business with almost two-thirds of its earnings generated by nonfinancial More...

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Davis Opportunity Fund Semi-Annual Report 2017 An update from the Davis research team Chris Davis - Davis Opportunity Fund Semi-Annual Report 2017
In the first half of 2017 the U.S. stock market advanced with the S&P 500 Index returning 9.34% and the Russell 3000 Index returning 8.93%. Davis Opportunity Fund outperformed the broader market, returning 10.23% in the period. Consumer discretionary and information technology contributed to relative results while energy was a detractor. More...

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'Who Wouldn’t Want to Be Like Berkshire?' Chris Davis brings rigorous investment and divestment processes to value stock selections Chris Davis,Warren Buffett - 'Who Wouldn’t Want To Be Like Berkshire?'
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CarMax Reports Fiscal 1st-Quarter Results Company beats expectations on earnings and revenue thanks to a 12.1% upside in used vehicle sales Chris Davis, Ruane Cunniff, Ron Baron, Dodge & Cox - CarMax Reports Fiscal 1st-Quarter Results
CarMax Inc. (NYSE:KMX) – the biggest used vehicles dealer in the U.S. – released its first-quarter 2018 financial results on June 21. The quarter ended on May 31. More...

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Fang Holdings Downtrending After Posting 1st-Quarter Figures Company closed quarter with a loss of 2 cents and missed analysts' expectations Chris Davis - Fang Holdings Downtrending After Posting 1st-Quarter Figures
Shares of Fang Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:SFUN) – China's leading real estate internet portal headquartered in Beijing – have been downtrending since the company released its first-quarter figures. More...

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CarMax to Report 1st-Quarter Fiscal 2018 Results Analysts see an 8.9% upside in earnings from the same quarter of fiscal 2017 Chris Davis,Ruane Cunniff,Ron Baron,Dodge & Cox - CarMax To Report 1st-Quarter Fiscal 2018 Results
CarMax Inc. (NYSE:KMX) – the biggest used vehicles dealer in the U.S. – will release the first-quarter 2018 financial results on June 21 before the New York Stock Exchange opens. More...

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Fang Holdings to Release Figures From 1st Quarter Analysts expect China's leading real estate internet portal will close the quarter with a loss of 1 cent Chris Davis - Fang Holdings To Release Figures From 1st Quarter
Fang Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:SFUN) – China's leading real estate internet portal headquartered in Beijing – is going to release the figures for the first quarter on June 20 before the New York Stock Exchange opens. More...

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FedEx's Dividend Hike: Is It Worth Recent Upside? The stock advanced to a 52-week high after the company announced a 25% increase in its quarterly dividend Chris Davis,Manning & Napier Advisors Inc.,Steven  - FedEx's Dividend Hike: Is It Worth Recent Upside?
FedEx Corp. (NYSE:FDX) has raised its quarterly dividend to 50 cents per share or $2 on an annual basis. This way, the stock yields almost 1.0% if the share price stays at current levels ($210). Thanks to GuruFocus we know that during the past 13 years, FedEx's highest trailing annual dividend yield was 1.20%, the lowest was 0.28%, and the median was 0.53%. Moreover, it is close to a five-year high. More...

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Bill Nygren Gains 3 Holdings, Divests 2 Others in 1st Quarter Guru releases quarterly portfolio Bill Nygren,Chris Davis,Mason Hawkins,Warren Buffe - Bill Nygren Gains 3 Holdings, Divests 2 Others In 1st Quarter
Oakmark Funds’ Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio) established three positions and sold two others during the first quarter. More...

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Global Small-Cap Companies: Asia Gurus are buying these little companies in Asia Jim Simons,Chris Davis - Global Small-Cap Companies: Asia
Small-cap companies are companies with small market capitalizations. Returns for small caps can be large, but volatile. In 2016, the Russell 2000 Value ETF, which tracks small cap stocks, returned 19.48%, beating the 11.96% return in the S&P 500. One year before, however, it declined 5.71%, lagging the 1.38% return in the S&P 500. More...

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T Rowe Price Keeps Buying Exelon, Pepsi, Others The guru's largest buys of the last 2 quarters T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund,Chris Davis,NWQ Ma - T Rowe Price Keeps Buying Exelon, Pepsi, Others
T. Rowe Price Equity Income Fund, in both of the last two quarters, increased its stake in the following stocks: More...

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Ray Dalio Expands ETF Empire in 4th Quarter Guru adds to 4 global exchange-traded funds and trims 2 other ETFs Ray Dalio,Chris Davis, Warren Buffett - Ray Dalio Expands ETF Empire In 4th Quarter
Ray Dalio (Trades, Portfolio) founded Bridgewater Associates, a Connecticut-based hedge fund that currently has $165 billion in assets under management (AUM). During fourth-quarter 2016, Dalio increased his positions in four exchange-traded funds: Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets (ARCA:VWO), iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets (ARCA:IEMG), iShares MSCI South Korea Capped Index Fund (ARCA:EWY) and iShares MSCI Brazil Capped Index Fund (ARCA:EWZ). The Bridgewater hedge fund manager also reduced his positions in the SPDR S&P 500 (ARCA:SPY) and the iShares MSCI Emerging Index Fund (ARCA:EEM). With these transactions, Dalio increased his portfolio holdings by about 4.7% in the aggregate. More...

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Davis New York Venture Fund Annual Review 2017 Review of holdings and economy Chris Davis - Davis New York Venture Fund Annual Review 2017
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Davis Advisers' Best Investments This Year Assets with the highest returns year to date Chris Davis,Andreas Halvorsen,Steven Cohen,John Gr - Davis Advisers' Best Investments This Year
Davis Selected Advisers manages more than $60 billion across several different asset classes and is the portfolio manager of Davis Financial Fund. The following are the best performers of his investments. More...

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