Consumer Discretionary14.6% Financials14.6% Information Technology13.1% Industrials12.3% Consumer Staples11.7% Utilities8.3% Health Care7.6% Telecommunication Services6.9% Energy5.6% Materials5.4%
|% OF PORTFOLIO|
|Infineon Technologies AG||3.0%|
|Credit Suisse Group AG||3.0%|
|Ctrip.com International Ltd. - ADR||2.9%|
|China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation||2.7%|
|Reckitt Benckiser Group plc||2.7%|
|China Mobile Ltd.||2.7%|
|Yum China Holdings, Inc.||2.5%|
Infineon Technologies AG engages in the provision of semiconductor and system solutions. It operates through the following segments: Automotive; Industrial Power Control; Power Management and Multimarket; and Chip Card and Security. The Automotive segment designs, develops, manufactures, and markets semiconductor for automotive applications. The Industrial Power Control segment engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of semiconductors for the generation, transmission, and economy in the use of electrical energy. The Power Management and Multimarket segment involves in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of semiconductors for energy-efficient power supplies as well as for mobile devices and mobile phone network infrastructures. The Chip Card and Security segment designs, develops, manufactures, and markets semiconductor-based security products for card applications and network systems. The company was founded on April 1, 1999 and is headquartered in Munich, Germany.
Ctrip is a leading travel agent in China with a significant presence in air travel, hotel bookings, and packaged tours. Ctrip aggregates information on potential bookings from its air and hotel partners, and then connects these partners with customers through its online portal, call centers and local offices. Local sales people help to advertise the company's platform and provide physical delivery of tickets.
The Chinese travel industry continues to grow at a multiple of GDP, with government policy likely to support tourism growth in excess of GDP growth in most years. In addition, rising disposable income, increased hotel and flight availability, and improved infrastructure should support industry growth rates. Against this backdrop, Ctrip should be able to leverage its brand name and distribution network to maintain or increase market share over time, consistent with historical trends. While the Chinese travel industry is likely to experience a gradual migration to the Internet over time, Ctrip has substantially higher share online than it does offline and should benefit from this transition.
While Ctrip's business model is profitable and consistently generates free cash flow, the company's fixed cost base of agents and call centers leaves it somewhat vulnerable to ebbs and flows in Chinese travel demand. However, its capital-light business model and limited inventory leaves it in a good position to weather potential industry volatility.
China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec Group) is an energy and chemical company. It engages in the exploration, production and transportation of petroleum products such as crude oil and natural gas. The company operates through the following business segments: Exploration & Production, Refining, Marketing & Distribution, Chemicals, and Corporate & Others. The Exploration & Production segment explores crude oil and natural gas. The Refining segment processes crude oil and natural gas to produce petroleum products. The Marketing & Distribution segment operates service stations, and sells refined products at wholesale or retail. The Chemicals segment manufactures and sells chemical products. The Corporate & Others segment includes trading, research and development activities of the company. China Petroleum & Chemical was founded on February 25, 2000 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.
Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc manufactures and markets household, health and personal care, selling products. The company's geographical segments include: Europe and North America (ENA); Latin America, North Asia, South East Asia and Australia and New Zealand (LAPAC); and Russia and CIS, Middle East, North Africa, Turkey and Sub-Saharan Africa (RUMEA). Its key brands include Durex, Gaviscon, Mucinex, Nurofen, Scholl, Strepsils, Airborne, MegaRed, Move Free, Bang, Clearasil, Dettol, Finish, Harpic, Lysol, Mortein, Veet Air Wick, Calgon, Vanish and Woolite. It also makes over-the-counter pharmaceuticals such as analgesics, antiseptics, flu remedies and gastrointestinal medications and offers products for hair removal, denture cleaning and pest control. Reckitt Benckiser Group was founded in December 1999 and is headquartered in Slough, the United Kingdom.
China Mobile is the incumbent wireless provider in China and is the world's largest wireless telecom operator with over 760 million mobile subscribers. The company holds licenses to operate nationwide 2G (GSM) and 3G (TD-SCDMA) services. China Mobile's dominant 2G network covers over 98% of the population. In its 3G network China Mobile continues to gain market share, having added over 100 million customers in 2013.
Towards the end of 2013, China Mobile was the first wireless telecom carrier in China to receive a 4G (TD-LTE) network license. The company is focused on building the infrastructure to support the 4G (TD-LTE) technology and have half a million base stations around China that will deliver continuous coverage to all cities and urban areas by the end of 2014. China Mobile may grow revenue and operating profit through driving higher data usage and 4G penetration, increasing minutes of use, managing churn, and continuing to add subscribers.
As the incumbent telecom, China Mobile benefits from significant economies of scale and a mature, cash generative, core franchise. Over the next few years capital expenditure should decrease and free cash flow generation should ramp up in a company that already pays an attractive dividend.
|Portfolio P/E Forward 12 Months*||18.9x|
|Portfolio Price to Cash Flow*||7.4x|
|Portfolio Price to Book*||1.6x|
|Median Market Capitalization*||$30.9 B|
|Number of Holdings||53|
|7-Year Beta* (A shares vs. MSCI EAFE Index)||0.90|
|7-Year Beta* (A shares vs. MSCI AC World ex-U.S. Index)||0.90|Europe ex UK41.1% Asia Pacific ex Japan31.7% UK12.1% North America8.5% Japan4.9% Latin America1.0% Other0.6% Large Cap (> $12 B)86.7% Mid Cap ($2.5 to $12 B)13.3% Small Cap (< $2.5 B)0.0%