How an International Stock Fund Finds Its Winning Recipe

How an International Stock Fund Finds Its Winning Recipe

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Buffalo International Fund co-portfolio manager Nicole Kornitzer, CFA, was recently interviewed by Barron’s about the parallels she finds in gourmet cooking and international investing. In the article, she describes the team’s approach to picking premier growth stocks based on in-depth analysis of company fundamentals and highlights the team’s long-term investment philosophy that focuses less on short-term market movements.

We need to be able to answer the question of why is the company going to continue growing.
~ Nicole Kornitzer, CFA

Nicole also discusses several foreign large-cap stocks in the BUFIX/BUIIX portfolio which illustrate the Fund’s investment process in action:

  • Sartorius Stedim Biotech – DIM.France
  • Tomra – TOM.Norway
  • LVMH Moet Hennessy – MC.France
  • Kering – KER.France
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Annualized Performance (%)

As of 10/31/193 MOYTD1 YR3 YR5 YR10 YRSince Inception
(9/28/07)
BUFFALO INTERNATIONAL FUND - Investor3.5520.8013.7712.107.988.014.69
BUFFALO INTERNATIONAL FUND - Institutional3.6220.9613.9512.278.158.184.85
  Morningstar Global Markets ex-US Index3.1915.4011.208.114.525.572.03
  Lipper International Fund Index3.8716.9310.857.974.355.811.93
  Morningstar Foreign Large Growth Category2.9620.5314.789.615.566.842.35

The expense ratio for BUIIX is 0.91% and 1.06% for BUFTX. Performance data quoted represents past performance; past performance does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance of the fund may be lower of higher than the performance quoted and can be found here; quarter-end performance can be found here. Performance is annualized for periods greater than 1 year.

BUFIX/BUIIX Portfolio Managers
– Bill Kornitzer, Nicole Kornitzer
HIGHLIGHT

Nicole Kornitzer, Buffalo International Fund co-portfolio manager, discusses her team’s approach to finding premier growth companies that are poised to take advantage of global trends.

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These European Companies Benefit from High Health-care Prices in the U.S.

These European Companies Benefit from High Health-care Prices in the U.S.

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Buffalo Funds International co-portfolio manager Nicole Kornitzer, CFA, was recently interviewed by MarketWatch about her team’s top-down strategy of focusing on secular growth trends. She goes in-depth to discuss two trends around health care — “cost containment and increasing consumption as the middle class quickly expands in developing countries and as populations age”. She also provided several examples of European companies within the Fund’s portfolio that highlight their investment strategy at work:

  • Fresenius SE – FRE.XE
  • Grifols SA – GRF.MC
  • Sartorius Stedim Biotech – DIM.FR

The concern about health-care pricing is not limited to U.S. companies, it is a concern for all companies around the world that sell in the U.S. market. ~ Nicole Kornitzer, CFA, Co-Portfolio Manager, Buffalo International Fund

To access the MarketWatch article click here.

HIGHLIGHT

During an interview with MarketWatch, Nicole Kornitzer, CFA, (Buffalo International Fund co-portfolio manager) described her team’s top-down strategy when studying secular growth trends within the health care industry and identifies 3 companies which are well-positioned to benefit from these long-term trends.

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Opinions expressed are those of the author or Funds as of 6/27/19 and are subject to change, are not intended to be a forecast of future events, a guarantee of future results, nor investment advice. Past performance does not guarantee future results. References to other mutual funds should not to be considered an offer to buy or sell these securities. A complete list of the Fund’s holdings can be found here. Fund holdings are subject to change and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell any security. Earnings growth is not representative of the Fund’s future performance. All charts provided by MarketWatch.

4 star Overall Morningstar Rating™ of BUFIX based on risk-adjusted returns among 396 Foreign Large Growth funds as of 6/30/19. The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or “star rating”, is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product’s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating™ for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating™ metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. The Buffalo International Fund (BUFIX) received 5 stars among 396 for the 3-year, 4 stars among 336 for the 5-year, and 4 stars among 247 Foreign Large Growth funds for the 10-year period ending 6/30/19. In each Morningstar Category, the 10% of funds with the lowest measured risk are described as Low Risk, the next 22.5% Below Average, the middle 35% Average, the next 22.5% Above Average, and the top 10% High. Morningstar Risk is measured for up to three time periods (three, five, and 10 years). These separate measures are then weighted and averaged to produce an overall measure for the fund. Funds with less than three years of performance history are not rated. ©2019 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The Morningstar Style Box™ reveals a fund’s investment strategy by showing its investment style and market capitalization based on the fund’s portfolio holdings.

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Focusing on Midcaps with Secular Growth Tailwinds

Focusing on Midcaps with Secular Growth Tailwinds

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Buffalo Funds Mid Cap co-portfolio managers Josh West, CFA, and Chris Carter, CFA, were recently interviewed by The Wall Street Transcript about their strategy of picking companies with secular growth tailwinds and the opportunities available during volatile markets. They also provided several examples of companies within the Fund’s portfolio that highlight their investment strategy at work:

  • MSCI – NYSE:MSCI
  • Laboratory Corp. of America – NYSE:LH
  • Quest Diagnostics – NYSE:DGX
  • UnitedHealth Group – NYSE:UNH
  • Live Nation Entertainment – NYSE:LYV
  • Proofpoint – NASDAQ:PFPT
  • Microsoft – NASDAQ:MSFT

I think you’ll find, in markets that get volatile like they did in Q4 and more recently, that we’re opportunistic, and the quality bias really protects capital on the downside while also providing ample upside. ~ Chris Carter, CFA, Co-Portfolio Manager, Buffalo Mid Cap Fund

To access The Wall Street Transcript article click here.

Diversification does not assure a profit, nor does it protect against a loss in a declining market.

Opinions expressed are those of the author or Funds as of 6/14/19 and are subject to change, are not intended to be a forecast of future events, a guarantee of future results, nor investment advice.

Past performance does not guarantee future results.

References to other mutual funds should not to be considered an offer to buy or sell these securities.

A complete list of the Fund’s holdings can be found here. Fund holdings are subject to change and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell any security.

Earnings growth is not representative of the Fund’s future performance.

All charts provided by The Wall Street Transcript.

HIGHLIGHT

Josh West and Chris Carter, Buffalo Mid Cap co-portfolio managers, discuss a variety of issues affecting their investment strategy, including the current interest rate environment, globalization, the growth of ESG investing, and Millennials.

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How an International Stock Fund Finds Its Winning Recipe

How a Small-Cap Fund Manager is Handling a Ruthless Period in the Stock Market

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Buffalo Small Cap Fund co-portfolio manager Jamie Cuellar, CFA, was recently interviewed by Barron’s about the recent market downturn for small-company stocks. In the article, he describes the team’s approach to picking premier growth stocks based on in-depth analysis of company fundamentals and highlights the BUFSX team’s long-term investment philosophy that focuses less on short-term market movements.

If anything, you’ve just got some better valuations for ideas you may have missed out on in the first place or something you’re really excited about. ~ Jamie Cuellar, CFA, Co-Portfolio Manager, Buffalo Small Cap Fund

In the interview, Jamie reviewed his career path to the Buffalo Funds and the changes he and his co-managers put in place for the portfolio to help improve the Fund’s investment strategy and valuation discipline.

The article also identifies several small-cap stocks in the BUFSX portfolio which illustrate the Fund’s investment process in action:

  • Twilio – TWLO
  • HealthEquity – HQY
  • PROS Holdings – PRO

CLICK HERE to access the Barron’s article.

Diversification does not assure a profit, nor does it protect against a loss in a declining market. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Earnings growth is not representative of the fund’s future performance.

Opinions expressed are those of the author or Funds and are subject to change, are not intended to be a forecast of future events, a guarantee of future results, nor investment advice. References to other mutual funds should not to be considered an offer to buy or sell these securities. A complete list of the Fund’s holdings can be found here. Fund holdings are subject to change and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell any security.

Annualized Performance (%)

(as of 11/16/18)1 YR3 YR5 YR10 YR
Buffalo Small Cap Fund9.6012.755.5014.78
Russell 2000 Price Return Index2.739.736.4812.84
Russell 2000 Total Return Index4.0611.267.9314.41

The Buffalo Small Cap Fund expense ratio is 1.01%. The Barron’s article references Russell 2000 Price Return Index performance as of 11/16/18, instead of the commonly-used Russell 2000 Total Return Index. The price return is the rate of return on an investment portfolio, where the return measure takes into account only the capital appreciation of the portfolio, while the income generated by the assets in the portfolio, in the form of interest and dividends, is ignored. This contrasts with the total return, which does take into account the income generated in the portfolio.

Where the article references the “Buffalo Small Cap has out run the Russell 2000 by an average of two percentage points a year over the past decade,” the percentage difference between the Russell 2000 Price Return Index as of 11/16/18 (the date the article uses as a reference point for returns) was actually 1.68%. However, the 10-year outperformance of the Fund vs the Russell 2000 Price Return Index, averaged out across every day in 2018 up to 11/16/18, is 2.19%.

Performance data quoted represents past performance; past performance does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance of the fund may be lower of higher than the performance quoted and can be found here; quarter-end performance can be found here. Performance is annualized for periods greater than 1 year.

BUFSX Portfolio Managers – Jamie Cuellar, Alex Hancock, Bob Male

HIGHLIGHT

Jamie Cuellar, BUFSX co-portfolio manager, discusses his team’s trend-spotting and portfolio-building strategies that have helped the Buffalo Small Cap Fund weather the recent market volatility.

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Focusing on Midcaps with Secular Growth Tailwinds

Focusing on Midcaps with Secular Growth Tailwinds

Josh West and Chris Carter, Buffalo Mid Cap co-portfolio managers, discuss a variety of issues affecting their investment strategy, including the current interest rate environment, globalization, the growth of ESG investing, and Millennials.

Diversification does not assure a profit, nor does it protect against a loss in a declining market.

Active investing has higher management fees because of the manager’s increased level of involvement while passive investing has lower management and operating fees. Investing in both actively and passively managed mutual funds involves risk and principal loss is possible. Both actively and passively managed mutual funds generally have daily liquidity. There are no guarantees regarding the performance of actively and passively managed mutual funds. Actively managed mutual funds may have higher portfolio turnover than passively managed funds. Excessive turnover can limit returns and can incur capital gains.

Focusing on Midcaps with Secular Growth Tailwinds

International Markets Offering Low Valuations and Faster Pace of Growth

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Buffalo Funds International co-portfolio manager Bill Kornitzer, CFA, was recently interviewed by The Wall Street Transcript about the ongoing trade war rhetoric and how they might impact the International Fund. He also provides insights into the importance of investing internationally and cites several examples of companies within his portfolio that highlight his team’s investment strategy at work:

  • Dassault Systemes (France) – OTCMKTS:DASTY
  • Sartorius Stedim Biotech (France) – EPA:DIM
  • HDFC Bank (India) – NYSE:HDB
  • ICICI Bank (India) – NYSE:IBN

While they’re not immune from the turbulence caused by these changing tariff regimes, our process naturally pushes us away from heavily cyclical and commodity-oriented type companies, which are frequently the direct point of trade actions and where the real issue could be on a company-specific basis. ~ Bill Kornitzer, CFA, Co-Portfolio Manager, Buffalo International Fund

To access The Wall Street Transcript article click here.

Diversification does not assure a profit, nor does it protect against a loss in a declining market.

Opinions expressed are those of the author or Funds as of 7/30/18 and are subject to change, are not intended to be a forecast of future events, a guarantee of future results, nor investment advice.

Past performance does not guarantee future results.

References to other mutual funds should not to be considered an offer to buy or sell these securities.

A complete list of the Fund’s holdings can be found here. Fund holdings are subject to change and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell any security.

Earnings growth is not representative of the fund’s future performance.

WTO stands for World Trade Organization. FDA stands for Food & Drug Administration. Cash flow is a measure of the cash produced by the firm in a given period on behalf of equity holders. The true measure of the value of a firm’s equity is considered to be the present value of all free cash flows. Tier-1 capital ratio is the ratio of a bank’s core equity capital to its total risk-weighted assets (RWA). Risk-weighted assets are the total of all assets held by the bank weighted by credit risk according to a formula determined by the regulator (usually the country’s central bank). ROE stands for return on equity and is the amount of net income returned as a percentage of shareholders’ equity. The book value of a company is the total value of the company’s assets, minus the company’s outstanding liabilities. GDP stands for gross domestic product.

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HIGHLIGHT

Bill Kornitzer, BUFIX co-portfolio manager, discusses the accelerated pace of the growth of global economies outside the U.S. and why, given where valuations are today, there are many opportunities to invest internationally at this time.

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Focusing on Midcaps with Secular Growth Tailwinds

Actively Managing a Diversified Portfolio of Small-Cap Companies

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Buffalo Funds Small Cap co-portfolio manager Jamie Cuellar, CFA, was recently interviewed by The Wall Street Transcript, where he discussed how his team analyzes small-cap company valuations and why they view the asset class as very inefficient. He also provides several examples of companies within his portfolio that highlight his team’s investment strategy at work:

  • Twilio (NYSE:TWLO)
  • Mimecast (NASDAQ:MIME)
  • CoreCivic (NYSE:CXW)
  • MasTec (NYSE:MTZ)

Jamie also gave his outlook on small-cap companies in the United States in the coming year, including the impact of the current economy, the recent tax cuts, and the repatriation of corporate cash holdings back to the United States.

We believe that by investing in an actively managed and diversified portfolio of companies that benefit from long-term industrial, technological or general market trends, and trading at attractive valuations, are going to lead to superior growth of capital over time. ~ Jamie Cuellar, CFA, Co-Portfolio Manager, Buffalo Small Cap Fund

To access The Wall Street Transcript article click here.

Performance data quoted represents past performance; past performance does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed may be worth more or less than their original value. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Performance data current to the most recent month-end may be obtained here. Performance data current to the most recent quarter-end may be obtained here.

Diversification does not assure a profit, nor does it protect against a loss in a declining market.

Active investing has higher management fees because of the manager’s increased level of involvement while passive investing has lower management and operating fees. Investing in both actively and passively managed mutual funds involves risk and principal loss is possible. Both actively and passively managed mutual funds generally have daily liquidity. There are no guarantees regarding the performance of actively and passively managed mutual funds. Actively managed mutual funds may have higher portfolio turnover than passively managed funds. Excessive turnover can limit returns and can incur capital gains.

Opinions expressed are those of the author or Funds and are subject to change, are not intended to be a forecast of future events, a guarantee of future results, nor investment advice.

References to other mutual funds should not to be considered an offer to buy or sell these securities.

A complete list of the Fund’s holdings can be found here. Fund holdings are subject to change and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell any security.

Earnings growth is not representative of the fund’s future performance.

AUM stands for Assets Under Management. API stands for Application Programming Interface. ARPU stands for Average Revenue Per User. SMB stands for Small/Medium-size Business. EBITDA stands for Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, Amortization. Cash flow is the total amount of money being transferred into and out of a business. REIT stands for Real Estate Investment Trust. Dividend yield is a dividend expressed as a percentage of a current share price. GDP stands for Gross Domestic Product. M&A stands for Mergers & Acquisitions. P&L stands for Profit & Loss. The Russell 2000 is an unmanaged index that consists of the smallest 2,000 securities in the Russell 3000 Index, representing approximately 10% of the Russell 3000 total market capitalization. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

HIGHLIGHT

Jamie Cuellar, co-portfolio manager, discusses how his team analyzes small-cap company valuations and why they view the asset class as very inefficient, while providing several examples of companies within his portfolio that highlight his team’s investment strategy at work.

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