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Firm adds to Gilead, cuts ViacomCBS

Ariel Investments recently disclosed its portfolio updates for the third quarter of 2020, which ended on Sept. 30.

The Chicago-based firm primarily invests in undervalued small and mid-cap companies that demonstrate sustainable competitive advantages, high barriers to entry, predictable fundamentals, low risk and the potential for double-digit earnings growth. John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio) is the chairman, co-CEO and chief investment officer of the firm. Rogers holds that a patient, long-term, independent and forward-looking approach is essential for generating good returns.

Based on its investing criteria, the firm's top buys for the quarter were Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD)

0 Views    Margaret Moran    2020-11-23 21:51
Viacom CBS Inc tops the list

If you want to increase your likelihood to beat the market, one method is to select stocks that rank highly on the "Magic Formula" criteria.

About the Magic Formula

The Magic Formula was created by Joel Greenblatt, a prominent value investor and author of one of the most succesful books on investing in stock markets, titled "The Little Book That Still Beats the Market." The Magic Formula makes a ranking of stocks based on specific technical criteria that are described in the book. The two most significant criteria of the ranking are high values of the earnings yield and return

129 Views    Alberto Abaterusso    2020-11-10 16:57
The company reported remarkable streaming growth, but the pandemic hit some areas

Before the markets opened on Nov. 6, ViacomCBS Inc. (VIAC) reported its earnings results for the third quarter of 2020, which ended on Sept. 30.

The company's top and bottom line both beat analysts' expectations, but declined year over year due to weakness in the content licensing and advertising businesses. In response to the news, ViacomCBS's stock fell more than 6% to about $29.30 throughout the day's trading.

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Overview of the quarter

Revenue for the third quarter fell 9% year over year to $6.11 million, while adjusted earnings per share declined 17.3% to 91

233 Views    Margaret Moran    2020-11-06 22:20
Guru stock highlight

Leading entertainment company, ViacomCBS Inc. (VIAC) was also a top contributor in the quarter. Shares are benefitting from solid earnings results driven by revenue growth across advertising, content licensing and further momentum in the company's streaming initiatives. While we recognize cord - cutting impacts fundamentals, we believe premium video content is the most valuable part of the media ecosystem. Based on our sum of the parts analysis, VIAC is currently trading 33% below our estimate of private market value. At today's valuation, we continue to believe VIAC's risk/reward is skewed to the upside.

From [url=https://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=John+Rogers]John Rogers[/url] ([url=https://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=John+Rogers]Trades[/url], [url=https://www.gurufocus.com/holdings.php?GuruName=John+Rogers]Portfolio[/url])'

49 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2020-10-30 21:50
Discussion of markets and holdings

Quarter Ended September 30, 2020

2020 has been quite the year thus far: a pandemic, the shutdown of a global economy, a subsequent collapse in equity markets, social unrest, political dysfunction and environmental catastrophes. Despite this backdrop, the U.S. equity market soared to record highs this summer before September's volatility set. High unemployment, income losses, weaker consumption, indecision in Washington around further fiscal relief and U.S. election uncertainty have blurred the path ahead. Yet, it's important to be mindful that equities continue to receive meaningful support from record levels of stimulus, sustained ultra-low interest rates and the Federal Reserve's decision

105 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2020-10-30 21:41
Guru stock highlight

Some holdings in the portfolio advanced considerably this quarter. Leading entertainment company, ViacomCBS Inc. (VIAC) was a top contributor in the quarter. Shares are benefitting from solid earnings results driven by revenue growth across advertising, content licensing and further momentum in the company's streaming initiatives. While we recognize cord-cutting impacts fundamentals, we believe premium video content is the most valuable part of the media ecosystem. Based on our sum of the parts analysis, VIAC is currently trading 33% below our estimate of private market value. At today's valuation, we continue to believe VIAC's risk/reward is skewed to the upside.

From

128 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2020-10-16 16:53
Discussion of markets and holdings

Quarter Ended September 30, 2020

2020 has been quite the year thus far: a pandemic, the shutdown of a global economy, a subsequent collapse in equity markets, social unrest, political dysfunction and environmental catastrophes. Despite this backdrop, the U.S. equity market soared to record highs this summer before September's volatility set. High unemployment, income losses, weaker consumption, indecision in Washington around further fiscal relief and U.S. election uncertainty have blurred the path ahead. Yet, it's important to be mindful that equities continue to receive meaningful support from record levels of stimulus, sustained ultra-low interest rates and the Federal Reserve's decision

52 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2020-10-16 16:44
They provide significant margins of safety

The Earnings Power Value (EPV) metric helps investors to assess whether or not a stock is fairly priced by the market.

The creation of the EPV metric has been attributed to Bruce Greenwald, a professor at Columbia University and a recognized value investor. Greenwald was in search of ways to bypass the series of guesswork choices that are necessary when applying the discounted cash flow valuation model. The EPV is calculated as the adjusted earnings divided by the weighted average cost of capital.

Below are three stocks that appear to be fairly priced, as their share prices stand below their

204 Views    Alberto Abaterusso    2020-09-27 13:46
Baidu is also her firm's largest holding

Causeway Capital Management, the Los Angeles-based firm founded by Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio) and Harry Hartford in 2001, seeks to achieve superior risk-adjusted returns by investing in mispriced equities in both developed as well as emerging markets.

The guru and her team look for potential opportunities among mid- and large-cap companies using quantitative and value-oriented methods. Each stock also receives a risk score based on the additional volatility or risk it adds to the portfolio. The investment team then enters positions in the stocks with the highest expected risk-adjusted return that also have a lower price-earnings ratio

353 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2020-09-18 19:02
Ameriprise makes the list

The following guru-owned companies have grown their earnings per share over a five-year period. According to the GuruFocus discounted cash flow calculator as of Sept. 16, all of them also trade with a margin of safety.

Ameriprise

Ameriprise Financial Inc.'s (AMP) earnings per share have grown 13.10% per annum over the past five years.

According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued with a 62.67% margin of safety at $152.10 per share. The price-earnings ratio 7.95. The share price has been as high as $180.85 and as low as $80.01 in the last 52 weeks; it is currently

68 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2020-09-16 16:45
Merger arbitrage specialist releases 2nd-quarter portfolio

John Paulson (Trades, Portfolio), head of investment firm Paulson & Co., disclosed his second-quarter portfolio earlier this month.

With the long-term goal of capital preservation, above-average returns and low correlation to the market, the guru's New York-based firm specializes in event-driven arbitrage strategies, including merger arbitrage, bankruptcy reorganizations and distressed credit.

Sticking to these criteria, the investor revealed he established four new positions during the quarter, exited seven stocks and added to or reduced a number of other holdings. Notable transactions included the addition of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (AMTD) to the portfolio, as well as significant

278 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2020-08-25 16:30
Guru stock highlight

ViacomCBS (VIAC) (7.9%) (VIA – $25.60 – NASDAQ) is the product of the December 2019 recombination of Viacom and CBS, two Sumner Redstone controlled companies. ViacomCBS is a globally-scaled content company with networks including CBS, Showtime, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, BET, 30 television stations, the Simon & Schuster publishing house and the Paramount movie studio. The companies separated in 2005, but changes in the media landscape have put a premium on global scale. Together ViacomCBS should be able to better navigate shifts in consumer behavior and monetization while generating significant cost savings and enhancing revenue growth.

From

45 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2020-08-20 21:02
A look at Klarman's latest 13F filing

Seth Klarman (Trades, Portfolio)'s Baupost Group made some significant changes to its equity portfolio according to the firm's 13F, which was filed towards the end of last week.

Investors should note that while the report does give us an insight into the equity portfolio of this hedge fund, it does not provide the complete picture. The 13F filings do not detail credit holdings, real estate investments or private equity investments. We know Baupost has substantial investments in each of these asset classes. It also has a large cash allocation, which has averaged around 30% of assets under

159 Views    Rupert Hargreaves    2020-08-17 16:43
Guru stock highlight

Leading entertainment company, ViacomCBSInc. (VIAC) was a top contributor in the quarter, with shares benefitting from solid earnings results driven by revenue growth across advertising, content licensing and its subscription categories. VIAC also reported a deal with YouTube TV and continued growth in streaming. Other bright spots included the return of live golf on television and green shoots in advertising. Subsequently, VIAC announced it hired Naveen Chopra as Chief Financial Officer, a licensing deal with NBCU’s Peacock streaming service and affiliate agreement renewals with DISH Network and local broadcaster, Sinclair. In our view, premium video content is the

35 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2020-07-28 20:00
Discussion of markets and holdings

Quarter Ended June 30, 2020

While pandemic driven lockdowns across the globe sent markets into bear territory in March, massive fiscal and monetary stimulus propelled a monumental recovery. The S&P 500 logged its best quarter in percentage terms in more than 22 years, however the market’s rally has since slowed. A resurgence in coronavirus cases has paused or reversed reopening plans across twenty-one states. High unemployment, income losses and weaker consumption due to the lockdown, as well as U.S. election uncertainty have blurred the path ahead. Yet, it’s important to be mindful that equities continue to receive meaningful support from

43 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2020-07-28 19:50
Intel on the list

Companies that have positive and steady net margins and operating margins are often good investments because they can return a solid profit to investors.

According to the GuruFocus discounted cash flow calculator as of July 2, the following undervalued companies have a high margin of safety and have grown their margins over a 10-year period.

Intel

Intel Corp.'s (INTC) net margin and operating margin have grown 20.79% and 28.69% per annum, respectively, over the past 10 years.

According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued with a 29.47% margin of safety at $58.81 per share. The price-earnings ratio

116 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2020-07-02 16:18
Their businesses are highly profitable and have good financial conditions

Investors may want to consider the following stocks, as they have low price-sales ratios, high profitability and good financial conditions.

ViacomCBS Inc

The first company under consideration is ViacomCBS Inc (VIAC), a New York-based global media and entertainment company.

The stock price was trading at around $23.30 per share at close on June 17 for a price-sales ratio of 0.41, which is better positioned than the industry median of 1.

ViacomCBS has a GuruFocus profitability rating of 8 out of 10, driven by an operating margin of 16.02% (versus the industry median of 4.52%) and a return on equity of

233 Views    Alberto Abaterusso    2020-06-18 16:19
VMware on the list

According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, a Premium feature, the following companies have high business predictability ratings and wide margins of safety as of June 16.

VMware

VMware Inc. (VMW) has a business predictability rank of 4 out of 5 stars and, according to the discounted cash flow calculator, a 67.96% margin of safety at an average price of $136.89 per share.

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The Dell-subsidiary and leader in virtual machines and data centers has a market cap of $57.3 billion and an enterprise value of $59.9 billion. Over the past five years, its

395 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2020-06-16 16:28
One is her second-largest holding as of the 1st quarter

Causeway Capital Management, the Los Angeles-based firm founded by Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio) and Harry Hartford in 2001, seeks to achieve superior risk-adjusted returns by investing in mispriced equities in both developed as well as emerging markets.

The guru and her team look for potential opportunities among mid- and large-cap companies using quantitative and value-oriented methods. Each stock also receives a risk score based on the additional volatility or risk it adds to the portfolio. The investment team then enters positions in the stocks with the highest expected risk-adjusted return that also have a lower price-earnings ratio

602 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2020-06-12 15:59
The newly re-merged media giant shows promise, but does it have too much debt?

First, one was spun off from the other and they became separate companies. Then they merged. Then they separated. Then they merged again.

That’s a brief history of ViacomCBS Inc. (VIAC), which may or not be a merger made in heaven. In any case, Viacom and CBS reunited on Dec. 4, 2019 and, not surprisingly, there have been both advocates and critics of this most recent move.

Both companies had been controlled by Shari Redstone, who now chairs the combined entity. She reportedly pushed hard for the re-merger.

A lawsuit launched by two institutional investors in Pennsylvania alleges

571 Views    Robert Abbott    2020-06-02 21:19

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