Learn more about the role of an analyst and the investment team’s research process from Portfolio Manager Bill Nygren during his interview on “The JRo Show.”
The holdings mentioned comprise the following percentages of equities and equivalents as of 09/30/2023:
|Security||Oakmark Fund||Oakmark Select||Oakmark Global Select|
|Alphabet Cl A||3.5%||8.7%||8.2%|
|Capital One Financial||2.7%||5.7%||4.7%|
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The price to earnings ratio (“P/E”) compares a company’s current share price to its per-share earnings. It may also be known as the “price multiple” or “earnings multiple”, and gives a general indication of how expensive or cheap a stock is. Investors should not base investment decisions on any single attribute or characteristic data point.
EBIT is a measure of a firm’s profit that includes all expenses except interest and income tax expenses. It is the difference between operating revenues and operating expenses.
According to Morningstar, the Morningstar Manager of the Year award is presented to portfolio managers based on the managers’ (i) “ability to generate exceptional returns;” (ii) “willingness to align their interests with shareholders;” and (iii) “courage to stay with their strategies in order to produce superior risk-adjusted returns in the end. Bill Nygren was named Domestic-Stock Manager of the Year in 2001; based on performance in the 2001 calendar year.
The Lipper Fund Awards are presented annually by Thomson Reuters Lipper, a mutual fund rating and research firm, to honor funds that it believes have excelled in providing superior performance relative to peers around the world. The awards are part of the broader Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence program. More information about the Lipper Fund Awards is available at: http://www.lipperfundawards.com/. The U.S. Lipper Fund Award for Best Large Equity Fund Group was awarded to Oakmark Funds in 2015 and 2016 based on a review of the fund’s management for the three-year period ending on 11/30/2014 and 11/30/2015, respectively.
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The Oakmark Fund’s portfolio tends to be invested in a relatively small number of stocks. As a result, the appreciation or depreciation of any one security held by the Fund will have a greater impact on the Fund’s net asset value than it would if the Fund invested in a larger number of securities. Although that strategy has the potential to generate attractive returns over time, it also increases the Fund’s volatility.
Because the Oakmark Select Fund is non-diversified, the performance of each holding will have a greater impact on the Fund’s total return, and may make the Fund’s returns more volatile than a more diversified fund.
Oakmark Select Fund: The stocks of medium-sized companies tend to be more volatile than those of large companies and have underperformed the stocks of small and large companies during some periods.
Because the Oakmark Global Select Fund is non-diversified, the performance of each holding will have a greater impact on the Fund’s total return, and may make the Fund’s returns more volatile than a more diversified fund.
Investing in foreign securities presents risks that in some ways may be greater than U.S. investments. Those risks include: currency fluctuation; different regulation, accounting standards, trading practices and levels of available information; generally higher transaction costs; and political risks.
Investing in value stocks presents the risk that value stocks may fall out of favor with investors and underperform growth stocks during given periods.