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Gator Capital

Gator Capital

  • Founded2008

Small Cap

The Gator Small Cap Portfolio invests in 30 companies, typically ones with market capitalizations of less than $3 billion. We approach buying stocks as if we were a private equity company buying a company's total assets. We believe that the best companies to own are ones with strong competitive advantages, attractive business models, and management teams that are aligned with shareholder interests.

Risk score

Risk Score 4

Best 30 days


Worst 30 days


  • -3.4%
    30 day
  • -3.4%
    90 day
  • -6.4%
    365 day
    August 10, 2010
Monthly vs S&P500
Gator Capital - Small Cap Monthly vs S&P500
-22.8% 12 months
  • $30,000 investment min
  • Margin account required
  • 1.5% fee


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

Holdings are only visible to invested clients.

If you'd like to discuss this portfolio, contact client relations at 1.866.825.3005.

Portfolio commentary

  1. Express elevator going down for small-cap stocks?

    21 May 2014

    Are small-cap stocks are getting ready to board the elevator down from the penthouse?

  2. Publicly Traded PE Firms: Business Franchises Not as Volatile as Their Stock Prices 13 October 2011
  3. Citigroup's collateral damage from Bank of America 29 September 2011
  4. Value investors tend to both buy too early and sell too early 6 September 2011
  5. The fight to buy Southern Union (ETP, SUG, WMB) 7 July 2011

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Performance detail

Pre-Covestor performance history

  • Manager (net of fees)
  • Russell 2000


Covestor inception August 10, 2010

as of March 26, 2015 Manager (net of fees) Russell 2000 S&P 500
Past 30 days -3.4% 0.0% -2.7%
Past 90 days -3.4% 1.7% -1.1%
Past 365 days -6.4% 8.0% 13.3%
Since Covestor inception (Annualized) 19.3% 16.5% 16.5%
2015 (YTD) -3.7% 2.5% 0.3%
2014 -2.4% 4.9% 13.7%
2013 47.0% 38.8% 32.4%
2012 20.4% 16.3% 16.0%
2011 3.0% -4.2% 2.1%

Risk metrics

Last 365 days

as of March 26, 2015 Manager (net of fees) Russell 2000 S&P 500
Best 30 days 11.1% 13.2% 9.7%
Worst 30 days -13.3% -10.0% -6.7%
Volatility 16.5% 16.2% 11.9%
Sharpe Ratio - 0.39 0.50 1.11
Sortino Ratio - 0.56 0.78 1.56
Maximum Drawdown -19.4% -12.9% -7.3%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -3.8% -3.7% -2.8%
vs. Russell 2000 vs. S&P 500
Information Ratio - 1.72 - 2.12
Alpha -13.2% -20.4%
Beta 0.89 1.15
R-Squared 0.75 0.70
  • $30,000 investment min
  • Margin account required
  • 1.5% fee

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Transactions are only visible to invested clients.

If you'd like to discuss this portfolio,
contact client relations at 1.866.825.3005.

Important Information

  1. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
  2. Performance of the portfolio manager's account is calculated by Covestor on a daily time-weighted basis, including cash, dividends and earnings distributions and broker commissions. Manager returns include trades and positions that fail Covestor's trading rules, as a result, actual client returns will differ. Covestor advisory fees are simulated and applied retro-actively to present the portfolio return "net-of-fees".
  3. Average client returns are calculated by Covestor and are composed of the average, time-weighted returns of all active client investments (some of which may contain investment restrictions) to the underlying portfolio. These daily average returns are then linked together for the timeframe presented. These returns include cash, dividends, earnings distributions, brokerage commissions and Covestor advisory fees.
  4. All graph data is as of the end of day for the referenced period, unless otherwise specified. The investment minimum is the minimum investment required to follow a particular portfolio. The minimum amount is determined by Covestor, based on the characteristics of the underlying portfolio. It should not be considered as specific investment advice for your investment situation.
  5. The performance charts are provided for informational purposes only, and should not be used as the basis for making an investment decision. Variables such as corporate actions or foreign exchange may affect daily performance displays. We rely on mathematical formulas, computer programs, and pricing information from third-party vendors to provide these returns. Neither Covestor nor any of its data or content providers shall be liable for any errors in this information or any actions taken by you in reliance upon this information.
  6. Benchmark returns have been calculated by Covestor using a time-weighted calculation of daily index valuations. Benchmarks presented are total return and therefore inclusive of cash, dividends and earnings distributions but not transaction costs. More
  7. Leverage indicates the level of margin utilized and is calculated by dividing gross exposure by portfolio net liquidation value.
  8. All Portfolio Manager information including personal data, profiles, strategies, monthly investment reports, and historical results outside of Covestor has been provided by the Portfolio Manager. Covestor makes no representation or warranty of its accuracy, completeness or relevance and it does not represent the opinions of Covestor. Transaction history is available upon request. Portfolio classifications are provided by Covestor, and are intended to serve as a general guide.
  9. Transactions that are marked as "Replicable" passed Covestor's trading rules and were eligible for replication at the time of execution, subject to individual client constraints. Eligibility for replication may change over time. Actual client investment trade activity may vary.
  10. Index returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Individuals cannot invest directly in an Index.
  11. This portfolio was launched on Covestor on August 10, 2010. Trading history prior to launch was reviewed and deemed consistent with current portfolio strategy. This data is included in the main performance chart (displayed as dotted line) but not in the performance metrics below. This data has not been audited by an independent firm.