Sparrow Capital Management Profile Picture Investment Adviser

Sparrow Capital Management

CIO and Senior Portfolio Manager,Financial Services,Sparrow Capital Management

  • EducationWashington University
  • QualificationsMBA
  • Investment Experience20 years
  • Founded1988

Fundamental Growth

This portfolio is made up of companies that have consistently demonstrated the ability to increase sales and earnings, and improve their cash flow and book values over multiple economic cycles. I carefully study company filings including quarterly and annual reports to find stocks that match my criteria for growth potential.

Risk score

Risk Score 3
3
15.2%

Best 30 days

-17.0%

Worst 30 days

Performance

  • -2.3%
    30 day
  • 0.2%
    90 day
  • 11.7%
    365 day
    April 14, 2010
Monthly vs S&P500
Sparrow Capital Management - Fundamental Growth Monthly vs S&P500
-2.6% 12 months
  • $20,000 investment min
  • 1.5% fee

Exposure

34.2%
17.4%
11.9%
10.8%
7.2%
  • Consumer, Non-cyclical
  • Consumer, Cyclical
  • Communications
  • Financial
  • Industrial

Top 5 securities View all

8.6%
7.7%
7.7%
6.8%
6.8%

Portfolio commentary

  1. US economy: Why the glass is half full

    15 March 2015

    Warmer weather in much of US will get American consumers spending again.

  2. Why we are bullish on stocks 27 January 2015
  3. Why October may present a buying opportunity for stocks 7 October 2014
  4. Strong earnings may power markets higher 22 July 2014
  5. Here’s why I’m still overweight in stocks 16 April 2014

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Performance detail

  • Manager (net of fees)

Performance

Covestor inception April 14, 2010

as of March 27, 2015 Manager (net of fees) S&P 500
Past 30 days -2.3% -2.3%
Past 90 days 0.2% -0.8%
Past 365 days 11.7% 13.8%
Since Covestor inception (Annualized) 10.4% 13.7%
2015 (YTD) 1.9% 0.6%
2014 10.7% 13.7%
2013 23.4% 32.4%
2012 9.0% 16.0%
2011 5.8% 2.1%

Risk metrics

Last 365 days

as of March 27, 2015 Manager (net of fees) S&P 500
Best 30 days 9.8% 9.7%
Worst 30 days -5.9% -6.7%
Volatility 11.2% 11.9%
Sharpe Ratio 1.04 1.15
Sortino Ratio 1.61 1.62
Maximum Drawdown -5.9% -7.3%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -2.6% -2.8%
vs. S&P 500
Information Ratio - 0.46
Alpha -0.2%
Beta 0.87
R-Squared 0.85
  • $20,000 investment min
  • 1.5% fee

Latest transactions View all

Average trades per month 1.1
Executed Symbol Security Replicable Type Price
02/13/15 ESRX Express Scripts Holding Co Yes Buy $84.51
02/10/15 WRLD World Acceptance Corp Yes Sell $76.97
02/10/15 CRC California Resources Corp Yes Sell $6.41
02/10/15 AXE Anixter International Inc Yes Sell $75.07
01/28/15 UNP Union Pacific Corp Yes Buy $121.21
10/23/13 SNDK SanDisk Corp Yes Buy $67.84
10/21/13 FB Facebook Inc Yes Buy $53.97
10/18/13 DLTR Dollar Tree Inc Yes Sell $59.22

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.