Value Equity Management
Small Cap Value Equity
Our Small Cap Value Equity strategy seeks to generate consistently superior returns by employing proprietary, first-hand research in a universe of small capitalization, low-expectation stocks. The disciplined approach identifies attractive businesses whose earnings potential and cash flows are underpriced in the marketplace. The research-intensive process identifies companies with a value gap, typically indicated by below average P/E ratios (on normalized earnings), above average free cash flow yields, and higher than market levels of internal growth and return on capital.
|Asset Class||U.S. Equity|
|Portfolio Benchmark:||Russell 2000® Value Index|
|Portfolio Assets||$2,398 MM as of 9/30/2017|
We have historically been able to generate consistently superior returns while assuming below average levels of risk by carefully employing high value added proprietary research in a universe of small and medium capitalization, low expectations stocks. This process is directed toward the discovery of companies in which the value of the underlying business is significantly greater than the market price. We refer to this phenomenon as the "value gap." A "value gap" is typically indicated by below average P/E ratios (on normalized earnings), above average free cash flow yields, as well as better than market levels of internal growth and return on capital. Risk is controlled at low levels by the high "special situation" content of the portfolio, the most visible effect of which is a return pattern which has been, and is expected to continue to be, significantly independent of market movements. Volatility is additionally managed by the active adjustment of the market capitalization of portfolio positions.
Our proprietary, firsthand research focuses on identifying attractive businesses whose earnings potential and cash flows are underpriced in the marketplace. Rigorous analysis of fundamental business values focuses on identifying firms with: (1) attractive valuations or a material "value gap" between market valuations and fundamental value as an ongoing business concern; (2) a high probability of undiscounted rising returns on capital; (3) strong free cash flow; (4) shareholder-oriented management. Once the "value gap" has been substantiated, the underlying fundamental and valuation assumptions are installed in two real time models, one based on prospective free cash flow yields and the other on relative earnings and various historical valuation parameters.
Portfolio Characteristics as of 9/30/2017
|Weighted Average Market Cap ($B)||2.8||2.0|
|Median Market Cap ($B)||2.2||0.7|
|P/E Ratio (Normalized) 2||11.5||19.7|
2BHMS' SCV P/E is normalized and is calculated internally.
|Top Holdings as of 9/30/2017|
|Texas Capital Bancshares||4.3%|
|American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings||3.3%|
|Sector Weightings as of 9/30/2017|
|Performance as of 9/30/2017|
|Annualized Portfolio Returns (%)|
*3 Month returns are not annualized.
Barrow Hanley's returns are shown before investment management fees and custody expenses. Index returns do not reflect transaction costs, management fees, and other expenses. Performance is expressed in U.S. currency. Holdings and statistics are presented as supplemental information to the BHMS Small Cap Value Equity composite. A full disclosure presentation may be accessed from the link above. Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss, LLC claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®).
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