GuruFocus Q&A with Bill Nygren and Win Murray

August 12, 2019

Portfolio Managers Bill Nygren and Win Murray answers readers’ investment questions.

Read Part I here Read Part II here

The holdings mentioned comprise the following percentages of the Oakmark Fund’s total net assets as of 06/30/2020:

Security TitleOakmark FundOakmark Select Fund
Ally Financial2.8%5.4%
Alphabet Cl A3.9%10.4%
Bank of America3.2%4.4%
Berkshire Hathaway0%0%
Capital One Financial2.8%3.6%
Fiat Chrysler0%0%
General Motors1.9%0%
Home Depot0%0%
News Corp Cl A0%0%
Sirius XM0%0%
Wells Fargo1.5%0%

Portfolio holdings are subject to change without notice and are not intended as recommendations of individual stocks. Current and future portfolio holdings are subject to risk. Portfolio holdings represent only securities held in the U.S. domiciled Oakmark Funds and may not be representative of any other portfolio managed by Harris Associates L.P.

View the full list of Oakmark Fund holdings as of the most recent quarter-end.
View the full list of Oakmark Select Fund holdings as of the most recent quarter-end.

The Price-Earnings Ratio (“P/E”) is the most common measure of the expensiveness of a stock.

The Price to Book Ratio is a stock’s capitalization divided by its book value.

Price-to-cash flow is defined as a stock’s capitalization divided by its cash flow for the latest fiscal year.

The 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.

The discussion of the Funds’ investments and investment strategy (including current investment themes, the portfolio managers’ research and investment process, and portfolio characteristics) represents the Funds’ investments and the views of the portfolio managers and Harris Associates L.P., the Funds’ investment adviser, as of the date written and are subject to change without notice.

Bill Nygren- Portfolio Manager- Headshot
William C. Nygren, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Win Murray- Portfolio Manager- Headshot
Win Murray

Portfolio Manager