COMGEST GLOBAL INVESTORS SAS – GuruFocus.com

COMGEST GLOBAL INVESTORS SAS recently filed its 13F report for the second quarter of 2022, which ended on 2022-06-30.

The 13F report details the stocks that were in a guru’s stock portfolio at the end of the quarter, although investors should note that these filings are limited in scope, containing only an overview of long stock positions. listed in the United States and American certificates of deposit at the end of the quarter. They are not required to include international holdings, short positions or other types of investments. Yet even this limited repository can provide valuable information.

Comgest Global Investors SAS is an investment advisory firm based in Paris, France. The company was established in 1985 and has grown since its inception to now have entities in Paris, Dublin, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore and Dusseldorf. Comgest Global Investors is currently headed by Arnaud Cosserat who serves as the group’s CIO. The company has grown since its inception to now operate with over 100 employees spread across the globe. The company operates through two fund platforms: the UCITS IV fund domiciled in Ireland and in France. Comgest Global Investors is totally independent with a capital entirely held by its employees. The company embodies stability, transparency, ethics and integrity and operates from a long-term perspective that is both conservative and defensive. Comgest Global Investors believes that “superior returns are generated by stock price appreciation of companies that can sustain above-average earnings growth for an extended period.” The company selects its portfolio of companies using a strict qualitative methodology, which includes criteria such as earnings visibility, exceptional business franchises, low cyclicality, high returns on equity, sustainable profit margins and growth capabilities. self-financing. Comgest Global Investors invests the most in the information technology sector, which alone accounts for around three quarters of its total asset allocations, and also invests in the consumer staples, healthcare and consumer discretionary, among other sectors to a lesser extent, in descending order of allocation. The company’s top holdings include Infosys LTD and Netease Inc., which account for 21% and 17% of its total holdings, respectively. Comgest Global Investors’ top 10 holdings together represent more than three quarters of its total holdings and the firm has a turnover rate of approximately 15.2%. The company offers a wide variety of strategies, including various Comgest Growth funds in specific regional markets and its Comgest Growth World, Comgest Monde, Magellan and Emerging Markets funds, among others.

According to the latest 13F report, the guru’s stock portfolio contained 61 stocks valued at a total of $5.09 billion. The top holdings were ACN (8.66%), LLY (8.15%) and MSFT (7.87%).

According to data from GuruFocus, these were COMGEST GLOBAL INVESTORS SAS’ top five deals of the quarter.

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COMGEST GLOBAL INVESTORS SAS reduced its investment in NAS:ICLR by 264,515 shares. The transaction had an impact of 1.01% on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded at an average price of $224.54.

On 7/28/2022, Icon PLC traded at a price of $237.48 per share and a market capitalization of $19.36 billion. The stock has returned 3.13% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 5 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 9 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Icon PLC has a price/earnings ratio of 95.39, a price/book ratio of 2.40, a price/earnings/growth (PEG) ratio of 15.39, an EV/Ebitda ratio of 30.73 and a price-to-sales ratio of 2.79.

The GF price/value ratio is 0.76, giving the stock a GF value rank of 10.

Alphabet Inc.

COMGEST GLOBAL INVESTORS SAS reduced its investment in NAS:GOOGL by 22,037 shares. The transaction had an impact of 0.96% on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded at an average price of $118.07.

On 7/28/2022, Alphabet Inc traded at a price of $114.22 per share and a market capitalization of $1,507.70 billion. The stock has returned -16.07% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 9 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 9 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Alphabet Inc has a price/earnings ratio of 20.65, a price/book ratio of 5.93, a price/earnings/growth (PEG) ratio of 0.77, an EV/Ebitda ratio of 13.79 and a price-to-sales ratio of 5.71.

The GF price/value ratio is 0.83, giving the stock a GF value rank of 9.

Meta Platforms Inc

COMGEST GLOBAL INVESTORS SAS reduced its investment in NAS:META by 262,885 shares. The transaction had an impact of 0.91% on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded at an average price of $193.38.

On 7/28/2022, Meta Platforms Inc traded at a price of $160.72 per share and a market capitalization of $434.96 billion. The stock has returned -56.94% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 8 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 10 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Meta Platforms Inc has a price/earnings ratio of 12.90, a price/book ratio of 3.76, a price/earnings/growth (PEG) ratio of 0.48, an EV/Ebitda ratio of 8.30 and a price-to-sales ratio of 4.01.

The GF price-to-value ratio is 0.40, giving the stock a GF value rank of 4.

Eli Lilly and Co.

COMGEST GLOBAL INVESTORS SAS reduced its investment in NYSE:LLY by 198,842 shares. The transaction had an impact of 0.89% on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded at an average price of $299.95.

On 7/28/2022, Eli Lilly and Co traded at a price of $330.8 per share and a market capitalization of $314.31 billion. The stock has returned 35.68% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 6 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 9 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, Eli Lilly and Co has a price/earnings ratio of 49.67, a price/book ratio of 33.70, a price/earnings/growth (PEG) ratio of 2.57, an EV/ Ebitda of 37.72 and a price-to-sales ratio of 10.26.

The GF price-to-value ratio is 1.58, giving the stock a GF value rank of 1.

S&P Global Inc.

During the quarter, COMGEST GLOBAL INVESTORS SAS purchased 115,652 NYSE:SPGI shares for a total holding of 407,207. The transaction had an impact of 0.77% on the equity portfolio. During the quarter, the stock traded at an average price of $357.34.

On 7/28/2022, S&P Global Inc traded at a price of $374.59 per share and a market capitalization of $127.32 billion. The stock has returned -8.22% over the past year.

GuruFocus gives the company a financial strength rating of 6 out of 10 and a profitability rating of 9 out of 10.

In terms of valuation, S&P Global Inc has a price/earnings ratio of 27.02, a price/book ratio of 3.20, a price/earnings/growth (PEG) ratio of 3.42, an EV/Ebitda ratio of 25.08 and a price-to-sales ratio of 10.81.

The GF price/value ratio is 0.86, giving the stock a GF value rank of 9.

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