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Mario Cibelli Buys Gildan, Cott Corp

- By Tiziano Frateschi

Mario Cibelli (Trades, Portfolio), leader of Marathon Capital Management, bought shares of the following stocks during the fourth quarter:


The guru invested in 145,000 class A shares of Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL). The new holding was given 2.06% portfolio space.

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The manufacturer of T-shirts, socks and underwear has a market cap of $7.39 billion and an enterprise value of $8.07 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 17.88% and return on assets of 11.42% are outperforming 77% of companies in the Global Apparel Manufacturing industry. Its financial strength is rated 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.07 is below the industry median of 1.05.

Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio) is the largest guru shareholder of the company with 6.94% of outstanding shares, followed by Richard Pzena (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.88%, PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.55% and Private Capital (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.32%.

The investor established a position in Cott Corp. (COT), buying 280,000 shares. The portfolio was impacted by 1.83%.

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The beverages manufacturer has a market cap of $2.01 billion and an enterprise value of $3.09 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 6 out of 10. The return on equity of 32.87% and return on assets of 11.32% are underperforming 78% of companies in the Global Beverages - Soft Drinks industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.13 is below the industry median of 0.73.

Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder with 3.33% of outstanding shares, followed by Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.13%, Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)' Renaissance Technologies with 1.01% and Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.03%.

Cibelli bought 110,000 shares of Aramark (ARMK), impacting the portfolio by 1.49%.

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The company, which provides food, facilities and uniform services, has a market cap of $7.79 billion and an enterprise value of $14.92 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 5 out of 10. The return on equity of 18.01% and return on assets of 3.91% are outperforming 60% of the companies in the Global Restaurants industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.03 is below the industry median of 0.68.

The largest guru shareholder of the company is Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 3.30% of outstanding shares, followed by Larry Robbins (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.23%, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.37% and Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.25%.

Cibelli boosted his Facebook Inc. (FB) position by 25%, impacting the portfolio by 0.75%.

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The social network has a market cap of $468.43 billion and an enterprise value of $428.3 billion.


GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 9 out of 10. The return on equity of 27.93% and return on assets of 24.38% are outperforming 85% of companies in the Global Internet Content and Information industry. Its financial strength is rated 9 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 41.49 is above the industry median of 7.46


The company's largest guru shareholder is Steve Mandel (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.23% of outstanding shares, followed by the Simons' firm with 0.21% and Spiros Segalas (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.21%.

The guru added 2.34% to his e.l.f. Beauty Inc. (ELF) stake. The trade had an impact of 0.39% on the portfolio.

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The cosmetic company has a market cap of $457.46 million and an enterprise value of $574.18 million.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 13.97% and return on assets of 6.67% are outperforming 70% of companies in the Global Household and Personal Products industry. Its financial strength is rated 5 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.22 is below the industry median of 0.49.

With 8.60% of outstanding shares, Cibelli is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Jones with 0.05% and the Greenblatt with 0.04%.

The investor added 3.7% to his GrubHub Inc. (GRUB) position. The trade had an impact of 0.18% on the portfolio.

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The company, which operates an online platform for ordering food from restaurants, has a market cap of $7.3 billion and an enterprise value of $7.41 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 7 out of 10. The return on equity of 5.99% and return on assets of 4.39% are outperforming 59% of companies in the Global Internet Content and Information industry. Its financial strength is rated 7 out of 10. The cash-debt ratio of 0.66 is below the industry median of 7.46.

With 0.35% of outstanding shares, Pioneer Investments is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Gabelli with 0.15% and Cohen with 0.02%.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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This article first appeared on GuruFocus.