Performance, composition, and quality table

Hi reader,

I have decided to share the performance, composition, and quality table for the Best Anchor Stock portfolio. This is my personal portfolio and the one for which I share research and all related articles at Best Anchor Stocks on Seeking Alpha. Note that I also write from time to time about companies that are not in the portfolio or about other investment-related topics.

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The idea is to update all the graphs you’ll see here rather recurrently. I will update the performance every week and the other graphs when I feel there have been significant changes.

A few comments about the performance of the portfolio…

  • I will only share the return since inception as I believe this is the only return that matters, even if many investors have become used to sharing YTD (Year to Date) or QTD (Quarter to Date) returns. I feel that sharing such returns can be a tad misleading when one wants to look at the “true” return. The compounding effect ultimately means that our past returns play an important role in determining our overall return.

  • The inception date of the portfolio is the 14th of January 2022, so the investment horizon is still not long enough to judge performance. I mean, performance has been great (at least for my standards) but it’s impossible to know the role luck and skill have played in attaining these results. I believe a valid investment horizon starts at the fifth year mark (probably longer) as it’s the fundamentals that should take hold by then.

I’ll leave the graphs below.

Performance of the Best Anchor Stock portfolio

Last updated: 03/31/2024

Below you can find the MWR (Money Weighted Return) of the Best Anchor Stock portfolio since inception and how it compares against the main US indices:

Composition of the portfolio

Last updated: 03/17/2024

In the graph below you can see how the portfolio is distributed across industries. I conducted the industry classification myself rather than relying on any financial provider as there are companies in the portfolio exposed to more than one industry:

The quality table

Last updated: 03/17/2024

In all fairness, I took this idea from Terry Smith as he typically shares his portfolio as a holding company analyzed across a wide variety of metrics. I decided to include financial metrics, some of my own KPIs and valuation figures. Just some notes here…

  • Both the financials and KPIs are skewed to what I look for (obviously)

  • The valuation ratios can be extremely misleading because there are several outliers that impact both the PE and the Free Cash Flow figures. Also worth noting these are current valuations, not entry valuations

This is all,

Have a great day,