The Score Board of Gurus

These are the performance numbers for the stocks Gurus bought and the 5-year and 10-year performance numbers of their flagship funds. To be more objective, we also display the annualized performance numbers over complete market cycles and the return of rolling 5-year periods. Warren Buffett uses the annual returns of rolling 5-year periods to measure his own performance. Click here.

ScoreboardTop 10 Guru Holdings Performances *Fund PerformancesTurnover (%)Portfolio
NameType Since Latest 13F-Filing (%) Since 6m before Latest 13F-Filing (%) Since 12m before Latest 13F-Filing (%) 1-year (%) 5-year (%) 10-year (%) Since Inception (%) Period Tracked Fund tracked (Q/Q) Portfolio Value Number of Stocks
Vanguard Health Care Fund Mutual Fund7.362.028.0719.617.711.716.61985 - 2017Vanguard Healthcare Fund244,70985
Mason Hawkins Mutual Fund10.0914.8522.0915.59.44.711.41988 - 2017Longleaf Partners Fund178,13628
Bill Nygren Mutual Fund4.515.614.321.116.11112.11992 - 2017Oakmark Fund818,56756
Mario Gabelli Mutual Fund7.9614.422.6520.211.97.411.91987 - 2017Asset Fund Class AAA314,823816
Ken Fisher Mutual Fund5.2313.6729.521.775.146.81997 - 2015Purisima Total Return (PURIX)676,722816
FPA Capital Fund Mutual Fund0.910.99-2.82-5.13.24.912.61984 - 2017FPA Capital Fund824221
Warren Buffett Investment Company7.136.776.832313.110.518.51980 - 2017Berkshire Hathaway Book Value7188,94446
David Dreman Mutual Fund1.218.3412.9711.244.82004 - 2014Large Cap Value Composite26221457
Wallace Weitz Mutual Fund4.347.0312.8411.58.76.611.71984 - 2017Weitz Partners Fund82,30272
Ronald Muhlenkamp Mutual Fund3.998.916.3118.87.72.69.11989 - 2017Muhlenkamp  Fund527637
Arnold Van Den Berg Mutual Fund12.646.457.362.72.5210.31980 - 2017CM Value I Composite967448
Martin Whitman Mutual Fund00014.28.1361991 - 2017Third Avenue Value Fund2599637
Mariko Gordon 19.1524.1423.9514.2138.512.21995 - 2016Small-Cap Composite - Daruma171,60550
Ruane Cunniff Mutual Fund17.4425.835.3720.18.4713.21980 - 2017Sequoia Fund1210,90859
Edward Lampert Hedge Fund2.54-4.61-25.5103896
George Soros Hedge Fund2.02-12.32-3.65435,414202
Meridian Funds Mutual Fund00024.8158.513.91995 - 2017Meridian Value Fund132,681149
Julian Robertson Hedge Fund10.2614.0126.812478096
Robert Olstein Mutual Fund5.1610.513.9514.312.6610.21996 - 2017Olstein All Cap Value Fund13786113
Keeley Asset Management Corp Mutual Fund0004.78.24.67.41994 - 2017Small Cap Value Fund82,352270
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund Mutual Fund2.24-212.3216.212.56.910.71986 - 2017T. Rowe Price Equity Income Fu419,999102
Tweedy Browne Mutual Fund6.6410.1717.2116.59.16.45.51994 - 2017Tweedy Browne Value Fund03,26646
Bruce Berkowitz Mutual Fund-2.64-20.66-28.53-66.64.59.92000 - 2017Fairholme Fund1170110
Glenn Greenberg Hedge Fund5.3212.448.93122,27613
Ron Baron Mutual Fund16.8319.9537.0231.516.77.912.81992 - 2017Baron Partners Fund421,733352
Leucadia National Investment Company-11.22-7.3-20.980.70.51.315.71980 - 2017Leucadia Corp. Book Value201,41273
Private Capital Hedge Fund21.421.2333.4815.512.55.414.31987 - 2017PCM Value Fund963744
Seth Klarman Hedge Fund10.9613.759.1313.112.81992 - 2001Baupost Fund910,28731
First Eagle Investment Mutual Fund6.0920.924.8813.58.17.213.21980 - 2017First Eagle Global Fund440,127173
Dodge & Cox Mutual Fund3.368.828.4918.316.37.713.31980 - 2017Dodge & Cox Stock FUND4123,866177
Joel Greenblatt Hedge Fund4.0319.0329.54108.68.62012 - 2017Gotham Absolute Return Fund397,149929
Michael Price Hedge Fund1.618.739.4712842119
Ken Heebner Mutual Fund-2.39.7225.0824.812.70.312.41998 - 2017CGM Focus Fund352,25347
David Einhorn Hedge Fund-1.26-4.31.391.52.54.16.32004 - 2017Greenlight Re33,99035
Charles Brandes Mutual Fund-5.21-7.160.541515.35.281993 - 2017U. S. Value Equity44,685138
John Rogers Mutual Fund5.0411.5323.9115.915.68.911.51987 - 2017Ariel Fund48,763165
Bill Ackman Hedge Fund18.117.3215.78-9.65.29.514.82008 - 2016Pershing Square, L.P.54,8327
Kahn Brothers Hedge Fund1.9-1.678.14362831
Chris Davis Mutual Fund9.1818.923.9819.315.7711.51992 - 2017Davis Financial Fund823,118146
Mohnish Pabrai Hedge Fund-1.619.5753.1403172
Robert Bruce Mutual Fund3.621.25.5812.510.28.4121984 - 2017Bruce Fund1044337
Richard Pzena Hedge Fund-4.860.541819,666157
Arnold Schneider Mutual Fund19.6816.493.4812.3106.112.41999 - 2017Schneider Small Cap Value Fund1343641
Whitney Tilson Hedge Fund0002010 - 2011T2 Hedge Fund215016
David Winters Mutual Fund-6.28-3.142.82145.43.362006 - 2017Wintergreen Fund01426
NWQ Managers Mutual Fund12.3213.0321.3716.514.26.97.91997 - 2017Nuveen Multi-Manager Large-Cap86,185175
HOTCHKIS & WILEY Mutual Fund7.211.5411.4318.915.87.310.21988 - 2017Large Cap Value Fund925,260468
David Swensen Investment Company5.561.262.65293607
Chuck Akre Mutual Fund7.7120.2941.84211.212.71989 - 2011Akre Capital Private Asset Man27,62024
David Tepper Hedge Fund9.4815.9327.3817.220.126.71993 - 2014Appaloosa Investment LP I229,62852
Tom Gayner Investment Company7.329.2120.470.769.81996 - 2011Markel Corp. Equity Portfolio35,261137
Carl Icahn Hedge Fund22.1730.5443.6826.616.1420,12216
T Boone Pickens Hedge Fund14.482.46-7.921523250
Third Avenue Management Mutual Fund4.134.8410.5414.28.12.95.91991 - 2017Third Avenue Value Fund111,96678
Steve Mandel Hedge Fund13.627.0150.731919,74530
Prem Watsa Investment Company8.1518.726.33-6.42.811.320.71986 - 2016Fairfax Per Share Book Value31,33838
John Paulson Hedge Fund-2.45-5.58-13.634.17.911.71994 - 2011Advantage Fund84,57451
Bill Gates Investment Company3.3213.4226.06024,45219
Wilbur Ross Hedge Fund7.4510.55-4.6802603
Robert Karr Hedge Fund-2.94-6.727.4822.19244027
Yacktman Asset Management Mutual Fund11.0121.6119.918.21210.810.51993 - 2017The Yacktman Fund09,72145
Charlie Munger 3.93-3.2410.0401614
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss Mutual Fund3.536.556.6419.515.19.47.51997 - 2017Vanguard Selected Value Fund462,869425
Donald Smith Mutual Fund1.633.5928.1773,74467
Leon Cooperman Hedge Fund18.1721.8418.4202,67585
Lou Simpson Hedge Fund6.6510.5117.02182,93415
Yacktman Focused Fund Mutual Fund1.9211.5924.492012.211.49.61997 - 2017Yacktman Focused Fund42,70222
Yacktman Fund Mutual Fund2.3910.8423.6318.21210.810.31992 - 2017Yacktman Fund35,09929

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*Top 10 Guru Holdings Performances is the value weighted average return for each guru. For example, today is 2015-12-07, then the latest 13F filing date is 2015-09-30. GuruFocus first selects the top 10 holdings (exclude warrants, options, funds) of each guru 2015-09-30 portfolio. Then calculates the return since 2015-09-30 till today for each holdings. Last, gets the value weighted return for the top 10 holdings.
**Under "Since Latest 13F-Filing" column, GuruFocus calculates the value weighted average return since 2015-09-30. Under "Since 6m before Latest 13F-Filing" column, GuruFocus calculates the value weighted average return since 2015-03-31. Under "Since 12m before Latest 13F-Filing" column, GuruFocus calculates the value weighted average return since 2014-09-30.
***The Top 10 holdings is rebalanced quarterly.
****The return data for Top 10 Guru Holdings Performances is not annualized.
*****The Top 10 Guru Holdings Performances data is updated in daily basis.
******The data are different from the performances of their complete portfolios.
*******Fund Performances data is for its own flagship fund. It is average annual return. Yearly annual performance data is collected from fund website.
********Turnover is defined as the impact to portfolio caused by all the purchases. This is a Quarter-to-Quarter number.
*********Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

A Better Way to Measure Performances

We believe that the performance over fixed time periods, like the latest 3-year, 5-year and 10-year, might be misleading since a single bad year performance would ruin all. Therefore, we believe the best way to measure funds’ performance is to check the performance number over complete market cycles.

According to the annual returns of S&P 500 from 1999 to 2012, we think market peaks appeared at 1999, 2007 and 2012, while market troughs appear at 2002 and 2008. Based on this, we research all the funds’ performance from peak to peak (1999 to 2007, 2007 to 2012, and 1999 to 2012) years and trough to trough years (2002 to 2008).

The results are as follows (we ignore the funds which lack at least two years of data in a complete economic cycle). Please note that i=Investment company; m=Mutual Fund company; h=Hedge Fund company; F=Mutual Fund.

Table 1: Peak to Peak_1999-2007 Annual Return
Guru Name Return Fund Type
David Tepper 30.66% h
Ken Heebner 28.90% m
Daniel Loeb 21.30% h
Arnold Schneider 19.78% m
Mawer New Canada Fund 19.25% f
Robert Bruce 18.74% m
John Buckingham 17.68% m
John Paulson 17.31% h
Bruce Berkowitz 17.11% m
Fairholme Fund 17.11% f
Jean-Marie Eveillard 16.49% m
Meridian Funds 15.80% m
Signature Select Canadian Fund 15.59% f
Murray Stahl 15.29% m
Arnold Van Den Berg 14.54% f
Mark Hillman 14.43% m
Chuck Royce 13.92% m
Chuck Akre 13.28% m
John Keeley 13.22% m
Leith Wheeler Canadian Equity 13.03% f
Westport Asset Management 12.91% m
CI Can-Am Small Cap Fund 12.62% f
Mawer Canadian Equity Fund 12.51% f
Richard Snow 12.50% m
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 12.39% h
Robert Rodriguez 12.15% f
Dodge & Cox 12.12% m
Edward Owens 11.33% f
Martin Whitman 11.23% f
Third Avenue Management 11.23% m
Ron Baron 10.96% m
Steven Romick 10.90% f
Ian Cumming 10.77% i
Robert Olstein 10.60% m
Chou RRSP Fund 10.43% f
John Hussman 10.41% m
Bill Frels 10.14% m
Mario Gabelli 9.86% m
Ronald Muhlenkamp 9.62% m
Tom Gayner 9.59% i
Mason Hawkins 9.47% m
Tom Russo 9.44% h
John Rogers 9.41% m
Donald Yacktman 9.00% m
PRIMECAP Management 8.80% m
Francis Chou 8.69% m
Warren Buffett 8.39% i
Jeff Auxier 8.32% m
Prem Watsa 8.09% i
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 8.05% m
Brian Rogers 7.56% f
Ken Fisher 7.51% m
Wallace Weitz 7.50% m
David Rolfe 7.45% m
NWQ Managers 6.81% m
Chris Davis 6.73% m
Charles Brandes 6.50% m
Jeremy Grantham 6.29% m
James Barrow 6.05% m
Ruane Cunniff 5.88% m
RS Investment Management 5.65% m
Bill Nygren 5.33% f
Tweedy Browne 4.61% m
S&P 500 3.78%
 
Table 2: Peak to Peak_2007-2012 Annual Return
Guru Name Return Fund Type
Prem Watsa 19.73% i
David Rolfe 9.21% m
Daniel Loeb 8.84% h
Donald Yacktman 8.61% m
Warren Buffett 8.43% i
Frank Sands 8.28% m
Mawer New Canada Fund 7.98% f
Zeke Ashton 7.90% h
Chuck Royce 7.05% m
Ian Cumming 6.99% i
Jean-Marie Eveillard 6.85% m
Westport Asset Management 6.49% m
Ruane Cunniff 6.12% m
Edward Owens 5.80% f
David Einhorn 5.76% h
Steven Romick 5.61% f
Robert Rodriguez 5.43% f
Mawer Canadian Equity Fund 4.81% f
Bill Frels 4.80% m
Robert Bruce 4.58% m
Mario Gabelli 4.51% m
Bill Nygren 4.46% f
PRIMECAP Management 4.40% m
David Winters 4.25% m
CI Can-Am Small Cap Fund 4.23% f
John Paulson 4.11% h
Bruce Berkowitz 3.99% m
Fairholme Fund 3.99% f
Jeff Auxier 3.90% m
Tom Russo 3.77% h
James Barrow 3.33% m
Tweedy Browne 3.33% m
Meridian Funds 3.17% m
RS Investment Management 3.05% m
Diamond Hill Capital 2.91% m
Leith Wheeler Canadian Equity 2.75% f
Wallace Weitz 2.51% m
S&P 500 2.21%
John Keeley 2.03% m
Chuck Akre 2.02% m
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 1.89% h
Brian Rogers 1.87% f
John Rogers 1.86% m
Ron Baron 1.58% m
Jeremy Grantham 1.30% m
NWQ Managers 1.23% m
Signature Select Canadian Fund 1.05% f
John Buckingham 0.84% m
Tom Gayner 0.71% i
Chou RRSP Fund 0.69% f
Francis Chou 0.58% m
Arnold Van Den Berg 0.29% f
Ken Heebner 0.23% m
Mason Hawkins 0.14% m
Dodge & Cox -0.17% m
Ken Fisher -0.31% m
Richard Snow -0.54% m
Mark Hillman -0.72% m
Martin Whitman -0.73% f
Third Avenue Management -0.77% m
Robert Olstein -0.80% m
Arnold Schneider -1.22% m
Murray Stahl -1.45% m
Chris Davis -1.76% m
HOTCHKIS & WILEY -2.29% m
John Hussman -2.64% m
Ronald Muhlenkamp -3.54% m
Charles Brandes -5.92% m
 
Table 3: Peak to Peak_1999-2012 Annual Return
Guru Name Return Fund Type
Daniel Loeb 16.06% h
Mawer New Canada Fund 14.46% f
Robert Bruce 14.27% m
Arnold Schneider 13.22% m
Ken Heebner 13.00% m
Jean-Marie Eveillard 12.73% m
Bruce Berkowitz 11.21% m
John Buckingham 11.11% m
Chuck Royce 11.01% m
Meridian Funds 10.78% m
Fairholme Fund 10.37% f
Robert Rodriguez 10.15% f
Westport Asset Management 10.05% m
Signature Select Canadian Fund 10.02% f
John Paulson 9.85% h
Arnold Van Den Berg 9.69% f
CI Can-Am Small Cap Fund 9.68% f
Prem Watsa 9.46% i
Edward Owens 9.43% f
Chuck Akre 9.32% m
Donald Yacktman 9.24% m
Mawer Canadian Equity Fund 9.21% f
Mark Hillman 8.91% m
Steven Romick 8.89% f
Leith Wheeler Canadian Equity 8.78% f
John Keeley 8.70% m
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 8.38% h
Warren Buffett 8.22% i
Bill Frels 8.20% m
Richard Snow 7.75% m
David Rolfe 7.67% m
Chou RRSP Fund 7.65% f
Dodge & Cox 7.54% m
Ian Cumming 7.41% i
Mario Gabelli 7.40% m
Tom Russo 7.35% h
Murray Stahl 6.95% m
John Rogers 6.92% m
Tom Gayner 6.87% i
Ron Baron 6.81% m
PRIMECAP Management 6.71% m
Robert Olstein 6.59% m
Francis Chou 6.58% m
Wallace Weitz 6.55% m
Jeff Auxier 6.45% m
Martin Whitman 6.32% f
Third Avenue Management 6.30% m
Mason Hawkins 6.09% m
Ruane Cunniff 5.81% m
Bill Nygren 5.62% f
Brian Rogers 5.39% f
James Barrow 5.33% m
RS Investment Management 5.23% m
Ronald Muhlenkamp 5.22% m
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 4.90% m
Jeremy Grantham 4.76% m
John Hussman 4.65% m
NWQ Managers 4.38% m
Tweedy Browne 4.35% m
Chris Davis 3.89% m
Ken Fisher 3.75% m
S&P 500 2.97%
Charles Brandes 2.65% m
 
Table 4: Trough to Trough_2002-2008 Annual Return
Guru Name Return Fund Type
David Tepper 17.16% h
John Paulson 15.90% h
Robert Bruce 14.02% m
Prem Watsa 13.00% i
Jean-Marie Eveillard 11.61% m
Ken Heebner 10.92% m
Mawer New Canada Fund 10.20% f
CI Can-Am Small Cap Fund 10.15% f
Daniel Loeb 9.37% h
Warren Buffett 9.26% i
Chuck Royce 7.12% m
Bruce Berkowitz 6.93% m
Fairholme Fund 6.93% f
Chuck Akre 6.79% m
Ian Cumming 6.51% i
Leith Wheeler Canadian Equity 6.40% f
Diamond Hill Capital 6.29% m
Steven Romick 6.21% f
John Hussman 6.02% m
Mawer Canadian Equity Fund 5.69% f
Signature Select Canadian Fund 5.45% f
John Keeley 5.37% m
Donald Yacktman 5.20% m
Sarah Ketterer 4.98% m
Tom Russo 4.51% h
Edward Owens 4.26% f
Arnold Schneider 4.04% m
Ron Baron 3.81% m
Westport Asset Management 3.34% m
Francis Chou 3.33% m
Jeff Auxier 2.88% m
Murray Stahl 2.69% m
Meridian Funds 2.68% m
Robert Rodriguez 2.60% f
Bill Frels 2.41% m
Mario Gabelli 2.21% m
Martin Whitman 2.04% f
Third Avenue Management 2.04% m
Mark Hillman 1.95% m
Tom Gayner 1.83% i
PRIMECAP Management 1.75% m
Chou RRSP Fund 1.45% f
Ruane Cunniff 1.40% m
John Buckingham 1.30% m
Arnold Van Den Berg 1.12% f
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 0.63% h
Dodge & Cox 0.54% m
Brian Rogers 0.53% f
Tweedy Browne -0.04% m
Richard Snow -0.50% m
NWQ Managers -0.59% m
James Barrow -0.65% m
Jeremy Grantham -0.83% m
HOTCHKIS & WILEY -1.08% m
Ken Fisher -1.28% m
David Rolfe -1.35% m
Bill Nygren -1.37% f
S&P 500 -1.38%
Ronald Muhlenkamp -1.61% m
RS Investment Management -1.92% m
John Rogers -2.48% m
Chris Davis -2.78% m
Mason Hawkins -2.79% m
Wallace Weitz -2.95% m
Robert Olstein -3.50% m
Frank Sands -4.49% m
Charles Brandes -7.56% m

In Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A)(BRK.B)’s annual report of 2012, Warren Buffett mentioned this methodology. We first calculate the five-year rolling annualized returns for each fund from their inception date to today, then compare them with five-year rolling annualized returns of the S&P 500, and finally we calculate the percentage of years when each fund outperformed the market. We ignore those funds which had less than eight five-year rolling returns from 1980 or their inception date, whichever comes first, to 2012.

The results are as follows:

Table 5: Percentage of Years When Guru Outperformed the Market (Five-Year Rolling Basis)
Guru Name Percentage Number of Data
Warren Buffett 100.00% 29
Daniel Loeb 100.00% 14
Westport Asset Management 100.00% 11
Diamond Hill Capital 100.00% 8
CI Can-Am Small Cap Fund 100.00% 11
Edward Owens 95.83% 24
Meridian Funds 92.86% 14
David Tepper 92.86% 14
Tom Gayner 91.67% 12
Bruce Berkowitz 88.89% 9
Jeff Auxier 88.89% 9
Fairholme Fund 88.89% 9
Prem Watsa 86.36% 22
Ruane Cunniff 86.21% 29
Chuck Akre 84.21% 19
NWQ Managers 83.33% 12
Tom Russo 83.33% 24
PRIMECAP Management 83.33% 24
Ken Heebner 81.82% 11
Manning & Napier Advisors Inc. 80.00% 10
Signature Select Canadian Fund 80.00% 10
Ian Cumming 78.57% 28
John Paulson 78.57% 14
Robert Rodriguez 76.00% 25
Ken Fisher 75.00% 12
Frank Sands 75.00% 8
David Rolfe 75.00% 16
Mawer New Canada Fund 75.00% 20
Steven Romick 73.33% 15
Mario Gabelli 72.73% 22
Leith Wheeler Canadian Equity 71.43% 14
Ron Baron 70.59% 17
Chuck Royce 70.59% 17
Murray Stahl 69.23% 13
James Barrow 66.67% 12
Jean-Marie Eveillard 65.52% 29
Bill Frels 65.52% 29
Bill Nygren 64.71% 17
Richard Snow 64.71% 17
Chris Davis 64.71% 17
Mawer Canadian Equity Fund 64.71% 17
Tweedy Browne 64.29% 14
Wallace Weitz 64.00% 25
Donald Yacktman 62.50% 16
RS Investment Management 61.54% 13
Brian Rogers 60.87% 23
Ronald Muhlenkamp 60.00% 20
John Keeley 60.00% 15
Arnold Schneider 60.00% 10
Mark Hillman 60.00% 10
Francis Chou 59.09% 22
Dodge & Cox 58.62% 29
Mason Hawkins 57.14% 21
John Hussman 55.56% 9
Robert Olstein 53.85% 13
John Buckingham 50.00% 10
Robert Bruce 48.00% 25
John Rogers 45.45% 22
Martin Whitman 44.44% 18
Third Avenue Management 44.44% 18
Jeremy Grantham 44.44% 9
Arnold Van Den Berg 41.38% 29
Charles Brandes 37.50% 16
Chou RRSP Fund 36.36% 22
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 33.33% 21

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