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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


  • -3.1%
    30 day
  • -0.9%
    90 day
  • 30.7%
    365 day
    December 28, 2008
Monthly vs S&P500
Gator Capital - Small Cap Monthly vs S&P500
9.6% 12 months
  • $10,000 subscription min
  • Margin account required
  • 1.5% fee


  • Replicable

Holdings are only visible to subscribed clients.

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

Portfolio commentary

  1. Publicly Traded PE Firms: Business Franchises Not as Volatile as Their Stock Prices

    13 October 2011

    The current sell-off in the stock market is presenting a second opportunity to buy the publicly traded private equity firms.

  2. Citigroup's collateral damage from Bank of America 29 September 2011
  3. Value investors tend to both buy too early and sell too early 6 September 2011
  4. The fight to buy Southern Union (ETP, SUG, WMB) 7 July 2011
  5. 5 things I'm looking for in a oil stock investment - Derek Pilecki, Gator Capital (BEXP, DEN, MRO) 30 June 2011

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Performance detail

  • Manager (net of fees)
  • Russell 2000


Inception December 28, 2008

as of April 15, 2014 Manager (net of fees) Russell 2000 S&P 500
Past 30 days -3.1% -5.1% 0.2%
Past 90 days -0.9% -4.1% 0.2%
Past 365 days 30.7% 25.0% 21.2%
Since Inception (Annualized) 33.4% 19.1% 17.7%
2014 (YTD) -1.1% -3.5% 0.3%
2013 47.0% 38.8% 32.4%
2012 20.4% 16.3% 16.0%
2011 3.0% -4.2% 2.1%
2010 33.6% 26.9% 15.1%
2009 80.0% 27.2% 26.5%

Risk metrics

Last 365 days

as of April 15, 2014 Manager (net of fees) Russell 2000 S&P 500
Best 30 days 11.1% 10.6% 8.4%
Worst 30 days -4.8% -6.6% -4.8%
Volatility 14.8% 15.8% 11.5%
Sharpe Ratio 2.08 1.59 1.84
Sortino Ratio 3.14 2.23 2.60
Maximum Drawdown -6.5% -7.9% -5.7%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -3.4% -3.6% -2.7%
vs. Russell 2000 vs. S&P 500
Information Ratio 0.91 1.30
Alpha 7.6% 5.6%
Beta 0.86 1.12
R-Squared 0.84 0.76
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  • Margin account required
  • 1.5% fee

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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 that fail Covestor's trading rules, do not reflect any Covestor suitability or risk score restrictions and are exclusive of Covestor fees. More
  3. Average subscription returns ("Avg Sub" or "Avg Client") are calculated by Covestor and are composed of the average, daily, time weighted returns of all active subscriptions to the underlying portfolio. These daily average returns are then linked together for the timeframe requested. In addition, these returns include cash, dividends and earnings distributions, brokerage commissions, Covestor advisory fees, and reflect individual client suitability and risk score restrictions. More
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  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.
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  9. These securities are currently held in the portfolio manager's brokerage account. Holdings in the "Replicable Holdings" table currently pass Covestor's trading rules, subject to individual client constraints. Eligibility for replication may change over time. Actual client subscription holdings may vary.
  10. These transactions were executed in the portfolio manager's brokerage account. Those marked as "Replicable Transactions" 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 subscription trade activity may vary.
  11. S&P 500 Index is an unmanaged index compiled by Standard & Poor´s Corp. Index returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Individuals cannot invest directly in an Index. S&P 500 index data: S&P/Dow Jones Indices LLC, a subsidiary of The McGraw-Hill Companies Copyright © 2014.
  12. This portfolio was launched on Covestor on August 10, 2010. Trading history prior to launch was audited by Covestor and is consistent with current portfolio strategy. Manager performance incorporates this historical data. This data has not been audited by an independent firm.