Y H & C Investments

Concentrated GARP

  • Strategy Stocks
  • Additional attributes Small cap
GARP stands for Growth at a Reasonable Price. My growth-oriented investment style focuses on fundamental analysis including cash ratios, liquidity ratios and margins. I will also invest in anticipation of potential mergers, spin-offs and perceived arbitrage opportunities.
My main focus is on buying growth-oriented businesses led by what I believe are strong management teams. I attempt to buy growth companies, as well as ones with cash-rich balance sheets. The companies I own also tend to have strategic competitive advantages and high barriers to entry within large target markets. At times I may target potential spin-offs and arbitrage opportunities as well.
My screening approach analyzes cash, cash relative to debt, assets relative to liabilities, liquidity and cash flow. Typical sources of data and company information include Barron’s, Yahoo! Finance, MSN Screener, local news, Seeking Alpha, Investopedia, BusinessWeek and Bloomberg.
Positions usually range from 5% to 20% of the portfolio. I typically will seek to sell positions for which I have a larger allocation.
I make decisions to close positions based on the performance, or lack thereof, of the company. If an abnormally large gain is achieved in a short period, the position may be sold. If a stock is grossly overvalued, it will also be sold.
My strategy may change if I believe that stocks are highly overvalued, or due to merger activity, regulatory issues, world events or potential arbitrage opportunities.

Portfolio Manager performance


Last 30 days



Last 90 days



Last 365 days


Quarterly vs S&P500

Quarterly vs S&P500

Risk score

  • 19.7%

    Best quarter

  • -29.8%

    Worst quarter

    • 1.5% fee
    • $10,000 min

Portfolio Manager performance graph

All performance information on this page is based on the performance of the Portfolio Manager’s account. Client performance may differ. Client account performance is displayed on the client dashboard.

Performance Portfolio inception January 20, 2010

as of September 18, 2017 Manager (net of fees ) S&P 500
Last 30 days 2.9% 3.2%
Last 90 days 8.7% 2.7%
Last 365 Days 9.0% 17.0%
Since inception (Annualized) 1.2% 10.8%
2017 (YTD) 12.6% 11.8%
2016 4.7% 9.5%
2015 -18.1% -0.7%
2014 -12.0% 11.4%
2013 39.4% 29.6%
2012 40.2% 13.4%
2011 -34.1% -0.0%

Risk metrics Last 365 days

as of September 18, 2017 Manager (net of fees ) S&P 500
Volatility 12.6% 7.7%
Sharpe Ratio 0.63 2.08
Sortino Ratio 1.03 3.00
Maximum Drawdown -11.1% -4.2%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -2.9% -1.8%
vs. S&P 500
Information Ratio -0.76
Alpha -4.9%
Beta 0.90
R-Squared 0.30


  • Consumer, Non-cyclical
  • Communications
  • Financial
  • Consumer, Cyclical

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Latest transactions Average trades per month 0.4

Executed Symbol Security Type Price
December 21, 2016 LILA Liberty Global Plc LiLAC Buy $21.87
December 20, 2016 GPRO GoPro Inc Sell $8.92
July 29, 2016 GPRO GoPro Inc Buy $12.74
December 15, 2015 H Hyatt Hotels Corp Buy $47.07
December 15, 2015 VIV Telefonica Brasil SA Buy $9.57
December 03, 2015 GPRO GoPro Inc Buy $19.82
November 19, 2015 DLB Dolby Laboratories Inc Sell $34.83
November 19, 2015 DGI DigitalGlobe Inc Sell $16.78
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