Francisco Garcia Parames (Trades, Portfolio), supervisor of Cobas Asset Administration, disclosed this 7 days that his company set up 6 new holdings for fourth-quarter 2019: Diamond S Shipping and delivery Inc. (NYSE:DSSI), Israel Chemical substances Ltd. (XTAE:ICL), Intercontinental Petroleum Corp. (OSTO:IPCO), TI Fluid Programs PLC (LSE:TIFS), Kongsberg Gruppen ASA (OSL:KOG) and AmoreG (XKRX:002790).

Parames managed Bestinver’s Bestinfond (Trades, Portfolio) until September 2014, exactly where his twenty five-12 months observe file in close proximity to the major of overall performance rankings make him a single of the prolific European asset professionals in the price faculty. The fund supervisor said in his quarterly shareholder letter that Cobas, which has accomplished its third 12 months, maintains its very long-time period stance in price investing by both the company and its stakeholders. Parames applies crucial price investing concepts from Benjamin Graham, Peter Lynch and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A)(BRK.B) co-professionals Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) and Charlie Munger (Trades, Portfolio) inside the framework of the Austrian small business cycle concept.


The writer of “Invirtiendo a largo plazo,” Spanish for “investing for the very long-time period,” said in his letter that price investing suggests “buying minimal and ignoring the most current fads,” i.e., purchasing shares expanding at realistic charges and buying and selling at minimal multiples.

As of quarter-end, the fund’s $745 million fairness portfolio consists of 67 shares with 10% turnover. The fund’s major three sectors in terms of fat are strength, purchaser cyclical and industrials.


Diamond S Shipping and delivery

Cobas obtained 501,029 shares of Diamond S Shipping and delivery, providing the position 1.02% fat in the fairness portfolio. Shares averaged $fourteen.ninety nine for the duration of the quarter.


According to its web page, the Greenwich, Connecticut-centered enterprise supplies seaborne transportation of crude oil, refined petroleum and other products in international shipping and delivery marketplaces. GuruFocus data exhibits that even though the company’s fairness-to-asset ratio of .54 outperforms 62.36% of international competitors, Diamond S Shipping’s financial debt-to-fairness ratio of .seventy seven underperforms sixty five.89% of international oil and fuel companies.

Israel Chemical substances

Cobas obtained 1,633,171 shares of Israel Chemical substances, providing the stake .94% fat in the fairness portfolio. Shares averaged 16.09 shekels ($4.sixty eight) for the duration of the quarter.


The Israeli agricultural inputs enterprise extracts raw resources in three running segments: fertilizers, industrial products and overall performance products. GuruFocus ranks Israel Chemicals’ profitability 7 out of 10 on several favourable investing indications, which consist of increasing revenue margins and a return on fairness that outperforms seventy one.10% of international competitors.


Israel Chemicals’ valuation ranks 10 out of 10 on several indications of undervaluation, which consist of a share value, value-e-book ratio and value-income ratio in close proximity to a 10-12 months minimal. Also, the company’s EV-to-Ebitda ratio of five.seventy one outperforms eighty one.eleven% of international competitors.


Intercontinental Petroleum

Cobas obtained 1,742,871 shares of Intercontinental Petroleum, providing the keeping .93% fat in the fairness portfolio. Shares averaged 38.forty seven Swedish kroner ($4.01) for the duration of the quarter.


The Vancouver, British Columbia-centered enterprise explores for, develops and generates oil and all-natural fuel by improvement initiatives in Canada, Malaysia, France and the Netherlands. According to GuruFocus, the company’s internet margin and return on fairness are outperforming about eighty% of international competitors, suggesting superior profitability.


TI Fluid Programs

Cobas obtained 1,165,234 shares of TI Fluid Programs, providing the stake .forty nine% fat in the fairness portfolio. Shares averaged 2.fourteen lbs ($2.seventy eight) for the duration of the quarter.


The U.K.-centered enterprise manufactures automotive fluid storage, carrying and supply programs, principally giving products for light-weight autos. According to GuruFocus, the company’s financial debt-to-fairness ratio underperforms seventy seven.twelve% of international competitors even with acquiring a solid Piotroski F-score of six.


Kongsberg Gruppen

Cobas obtained 262,070 shares of Kongsberg Gruppen, providing the position .forty eight% fat in the fairness portfolio. Shares averaged 135.19 Norwegian kroner ($fourteen.67) for the duration of the quarter.


The Norwegian industrial enterprise supplies products and companies to the protection, maritime, oil, fuel and aerospace industries. GuruFocus ranks the company’s monetary energy five out of 10: Although the enterprise has a solid Piotroski F-score of five, Kongsberg’s financial debt ratios are underperforming about fifty one% of international competitors.



Cobas obtained 10,566 shares of AmoreG, providing the position .09% fat in the fairness portfolio. Shares averaged seventy seven,790.1563 received ($sixty five.sixty eight) for the duration of the quarter.


The South Korean personalized treatment enterprise manufactures and marketplaces cosmetics, personalized treatment products and other connected products. GuruFocus ranks the company’s profitability nine out of 10 on the back of powerful income and earnings expansion about the previous 10 years, as recommended by its 4.five-star small business predictability rank.


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