Davis International Portfolio


    The Davis International Portfolio

    Davis International is a portfolio of attractive businesses from outside of the U.S. selected using the time-tested Davis Investment Discipline. As the largest investor in the strategy, we have a unique commitment to client stewardship.1

    Why Invest in the Davis International Portfolio

    Equity-Focused Research Firm:

    Established in 1969, Davis is a leading specialist in equity investing. Our primary focus on equity research and unique investment discipline has built wealth for our clients over the long term.

    Portfolio of Best of Breed Businesses:

    The Portfolio invests in businesses outside of the U.S. from both developed and developing markets. Utilizing rigorous independent research, we invest in durable, well-managed businesses with sustainable competitive advantages and attractive long-term growth prospects, selling at a discount to their true value.

    Flexible, Opportunistic Approach:

    We believe a bottom-up stock selection process and not mirroring the benchmark index are keys to long-term outperformance.

    We Are Among the Largest Investors:1

    We have a unique commitment to stewardship, generating attractive long-term results, managing risks and minimizing fees.

    Experienced Management

    Danton Goei: 19 years with Davis Advisors

    Performance as of 12/31/17

    Average Annual Total Returns
    as of December 31, 2017
    International Equity SMA Composite
    4Q17* YTD* Since
    gross 7.28% 47.42% 11.26%
    net 6.49% 43.20% 7.99%
    MSCI ACWI ex US Index 5.00% 27.19% 5.91%

    * YTD is not annualized.

    The performance presented represents past performance and is not a guarantee of future results. Total return assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gain distributions. Investment return and principal value will vary so that, when redeemed, an investor’s account may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be higher or lower. Total return updates are available quarterly. Please ask your financial advisor to contact Davis Advisors.

    Portfolio Characteristics as of 12/31/17

    Geographically Diverse Portfolio

    Asia 48.7%
    Europe 36.3%
    North America 7.9%
    Africa 7.1%

    Top Countries

    South Africa
    United Kingdom

    Sector Breakdown

    Portfolio MSCI ACWI®
    (ex US)
    Consumer Discretionary 28.4% 11.3%
    Industrials 22.8% 11.9%
    Information Technology 19.6% 11.5%
    Materials 8.9% 8.0%
    Energy 7.9% 6.8%
    Health Care 6.5% 7.6%
    Financials 5.9% 23.2%
    Consumer Staples 0.0% 9.6%
    Real Estate 0.0% 3.2%
    Telecomm Service 0.0% 4.0%
    Utilities 0.0% 2.9%

    Market Cap Breakdown

    Portfolio MSCI ACWI®
    (ex US)
    Less than $3 Billion 25.2% 1.3%
    $3–10 Billion 15.0% 15.6%
    Greater than $10 Billion 59.8% 83.1%

    Portfolio Characteristics

    Portfolio MSCI ACWI®
    (ex US)
    Number of Holdings 27 1,864
    Median Market Cap ($bn) 13.0 8.5
    Weighted Average Market Cap ($bn) 70.5 66.2
    Dividend Yield (%) 0.9 2.7

    Top 10 Holdings

    Naspers, ADR South Africa A media conglomerate that operates a leading pay television business in South and Sub-Saharan Africa and holds interests in a range of e-commerce businesses around the world
    Safran S.A. France Leading manufacturer of jet engines
    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., ADR China The world’s largest and most valuable retailer, with operations in over 200 countries and a dominant position in the e-commerce market
    New Oriental Education & Technology China Largest provider of private education services in China
    Encana Corp. Canada Canadian-based energy exploration and production company with properties in Canada and the U.S.
    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. China Leading industrial automation company in China
    JD.com - ADR China One of the largest e-commerce businesses in mainland China offering a range of goods such as consumer electronics and appliances
    LafargeHolcim Ltd - ADR Switzerland The world’s largest cement company with operations spanning the developed and developing worlds
    Fang CL A ADR China The largest residential real estate listings website offering users the ability to efficiently search as well as other real estate related services
    Noah Holdings Ltd - ADR China A leading Chinese wealth management company founded in 2005 with offices primarily in areas with high concentrations of domestic wealth

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    Insights into the Portfolio
    Fact Sheet Download Goals of the Portfolio, top holdings, characteristics and Portfolio attributes.

    This material may be shared with existing and potential clients to provide information concerning market conditions and the investment strategies and techniques used by Davis Advisors to manage its client accounts. Please refer to Davis Advisors  Form ADV Part 2 for more information regarding investment strategies, risks, fees, and expenses. Clients should also review other relevant material, including a schedule of investments listing securities held in their account.

    The Davis International Portfolio is represented by Davis Advisors’ International SMA Composite. See Performance disclosure for a description of the Composite.

    1As of June 30, 2017.

    2Gross of fees. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

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