Information Technology36.0% Consumer Discretionary17.3% Health Care13.5% Financials9.1% Consumer Staples6.6% Energy3.5% Materials3.3% Cash and Cash Equivalents10.7%
|Weighted Average Dividend Yield||0.7%|
|Weighted Average Forward Est. P/E||23.4x|
|Median Market Capitalization||$24.8 B|
|Weighted Average Market Capitalization||$139.7 B|
|Active Share (vs. Russell 3000 Growth Index)||81.0%|
|% OF PORTFOLIO|
|FleetCor Technologies, Inc.||3.7%|
|Las Vegas Sands Corp.||3.2%|
|SVB Financial Group||2.7%|
|Zillow Group, Inc.||2.4%|
Visa is a credit and debit card company that operates the world's largest retail electronic payments network. Visa cards are issued by banks worldwide, and are accepted at 29 million merchant locations and more than 1.2 million ATMs. Visa has no credit risk as they do not issue cards or make loans to cardholders. Revenue is generated from transaction based services that are processed on Visa's network. Electronic payments are gradually displacing the use of cash and credit globally, providing a secular growth tailwind.
FleetCor Technologies, Inc. manages and processes commercial fuel cards. It provides fuel cards, commercial payment and data solutions, stored value solutions, and workforce payment products and services to businesses, commercial fleets, major oil companies, petroleum marketers and government entities. The company also provides customers with various card products that function like a charge card to purchase fuel, lodging and related products and services at participating locations. FleetCor Technologies was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Norcross, GA.
Amazon is the leading online retailer globally. Amazon provides a wide selection of products from books to household goods to electronics. By investing in distribution infrastructure and achieving greater scale then competitors Amazon is able to provide great selection at very competitive prices. As a percentage of retail spending e-commerce still represents a very small portion. As broadband penetration continues to grow around the world and spending habits gradually shift, e-commerce share should continue to grow. Amazon's superior product offering and scale advantage have led to share gains within e-commerce.
Las Vegas Sands operates casinos, hotels and convention facilities. Properties include the Venetian Casino Resort and the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada; the Sands Macao Casino and Venetian Macao Casino in Macau, China; and the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. LVS has focused on using convention business to drive higher than industry average non-gaming revenues. The company's strategy is to build signature casino resorts and then connect convention facilities in order to drive more predictable and repeatable customer traffic midweek to its properties.
The Asian gaming opportunity over the next five years is attractive. Demographics in the region are compelling for years of growth driven by low penetration of mass market gaming, growing incomes, easing of travel restrictions for mainland Chinese, and infrastructure development. LVS has positioned itself for leadership in the region with its development plans for the Cotai Strip as well as Singapore, where it is one of two licensed operators. Leading with a strategy that draws convention business to its properties, the Sands aims to repeat its success in the Las Vegas convention market in Asia. The company could also generate equity value for shareholders through real estate development activities in and around the Cotai Strip in order to capture the value of the traffic created by its casino resorts.
Alphabet, Inc. is a newly founded holding company for the Google group of businesses. Under the new operating structure, its main Google business will include search, ads, maps, apps, YouTube and Android and the related technical infrastructure (the 'Google business'). Businesses such as Calico, Nest, and Fiber, as well as its investing arms, such as Google Ventures and Google Capital, and incubator projects, such as Google X, will be managed separately from the Google business. The new legal and operating structure will be introduced in phases over the coming months and when finalized, Google anticipates that it will result in two reportable segments for financial reporting purposes, with the Google business presented separately from other Alphabet businesses taken as a whole. Accordingly, Alphabet will report its results under this new structure commencing with its Q4 earnings release and its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ending December 31, 2015. The company was founded on 2nd October, 2015 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.
Facebook hosts a social networking service that allows its members to share content among their various social circles, and to restrict access through specified criteria. It is currently the pre-eminent global social platform, with ample room for international penetration growth, especially in emerging markets. It also has great scope to monetize its user base globally and to enjoy greater market share of online advertising, especially on mobile devices.
SVB Financial Group engages in the provision of diversified financial services to emerging, growth and established technology companies and the life science, cleantech, venture capital, private equity and premium wine markets. It operates business through three segments: Global Commercial Bank, SVB Private Bank and SVB Capital. The Global Commercial Bank segment provides solutions to the financial needs of commercial clients through lending, deposit products, cash management services, and global banking and trade products and services. The SVB Private Bank segment provides banking products and a range of credit services primarily to venture capital/private equity professionals using both long-term secured and short-term unsecured lines of credit. The SVB Capital segment is the venture capital investment arm of SVB Financial Group, which focuses primarily on funds management. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.
ServiceNow, Inc. provides cloud based services to automate enterprise information technology operations. The company focuses on transforming enterprise IT by automating and standardizing business processes and consolidating IT across the global enterprise. Its services include the following applications, including management applications, such as project management, IT cost management and IT governance services; operational applications, including incident management, problem management, change management, release management, service catalog and request management and software development lifecycle management; and infrastructure applications, including configuration management, discovery, asset management and orchestration. The company was founded by Frederic B. Luddy in June 2004 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.
DexCom, Inc. is a medical device manufacturing company. The company is focused on the design, development and commercialization of continuous glucose monitoring systems for ambulatory use by people with diabetes and for use by healthcare providers in the hospital for the treatment of both diabetic and non-diabetic patients. Its products include Dexcom G4 PLATINUM System, Dexcom studio and Mobile apps. The company was founded by John F. Burd in May 1999 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA.
Zillow Group, Inc. houses a portfolio of the real estate and home-related brands on the Web and mobile. Its portfolio includes: Zillow, Trulia, StreetEasy, and HotPads. It also houses the following business brands: ActiveRain, Diverse Solutions, Market Leader, Mortech, Postlets, and Retsly. The company was founded by Richard N. Barton and Lloyd D. Frink on December 13, 2004 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.
Source – FactSet
Growth Industry Leaders36.6% Consistent Growers23.6% Emerging Growth Companies29.1% Cash & Cash Equivalents10.7% Large Cap (> $12 B)76.6% Mid Cap ($2.5 to $12 B)19.7% Small Cap (< $2.5 B)3.7%