Davis International Fund


    Investment Strategy

    The goal of the Davis International Fund is to provide investors access to attractive investment opportunities that exist outside of the United States, in both developed and developing markets.

    The Fund applies our signature Davis Investment Discipline – seeking durable, well-managed businesses at value prices and holding them for the long term – to create a Portfolio of companies based primarily outside the United States.

    Investors who recognize that some of the most compelling investment opportunities can be found beyond U.S. borders may want to consider the Davis International Fund.

    Why Invest in Companies Outside the U.S.

    Globalization of the world’s economy continues at a rapid pace:

    • Many successful companies are located outside the United States. (More than 37,000 companies are listed on exchanges outside the United States, compared with only 5,000 within the United States.)
    • About half of the world’s market capitalization is outside the United States.
    • Approximately 95% of the world’s population lives beyond U.S. borders and 74% of global GDP is generated outside the United States.
    • Investing solely in domestic stock funds may mean missing the tremendous growth opportunities and diversification potential that international companies provide.

    Why Invest in the Davis International Fund

    Sixty Years of Experience

    The Davis family has compounded wealth for investors over six decades and three generations.

    Aligned with Shareholders

    With more than $2 billion invested in funds and other accounts following the same investment strategy, we experience the same risks and reap the same rewards.1

    Lower than Average Expense Ratio3

    Davis International Fund A, 0.99%; Lipper category average, 1.09%

    Lower than Average Turnover Rate3

    Davis International Fund, 14%; Lipper category average, 51%

    Performance as of 12/31/19

    Total Returns
    as of December 31, 2019
    YTD* 1
    Davis International Fund Class A shares
    without a sales charge
    26.54% 26.54% 11.34% 6.49% 5.58% 3.17%
    with a maximum 4.75% sales charge 20.53% 20.53% 9.55% 5.46% 5.07% 2.78%
    MSCI ACWI® - ex U.S. 21.51% 21.51% 9.87% 5.51% 4.97% 2.95%

    *YTD is not annualized.

    The performance presented represents past performance and is not a guarantee of future results. Total return assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gain distributions. Investment return and principal value will vary so that, when redeemed, an investor’s shares may be worth more or less than their original cost. The Fund is subject to a 2% short-term redemption fee for shares held for fewer than 30 days. The total annual operating expense ratio for Class A shares as of the most recent prospectus was 0.99%. The total annual operating expense ratio may vary in future years. Returns and expenses for other classes of shares will vary. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance quoted. For most recent month-end performance, click here or call 800.279.0279.

    Portfolio Characteristics as of 12/31/19

    Geographical Diversification

    Asia 58.2%
    Europe 24.4%
    North & Central America 7.9%
    Africa 5.4%
    South America 4.1%

    Top 10 Countries

    United Kingdom
    South Africa

    Top 10 Holdings

    New Oriental Education & Technology China Largest provider of private education services in China 10.5%
    Alibaba Group China The world’s largest and most valuable retailer, with operations in over 200 countries and a dominant position in the e-commerce market 7.8%
    JD.com China One of the largest e-commerce businesses in mainland China offering a range of goods such as consumer electronics and appliances 7.6%
    Schneider Electric France A global specialist in energy management 5.7%
    Naspers South Africa A media conglomerate that operates a leading pay television business in South and Sub-Saharan Africa and holds interests in a range of e-commerce businesses around the world 5.3%
    Missfresh Pvt China An e-Commerce startup that delivers fresh produce through a subscription service 5.2%
    Ferguson United Kingdom Largest U.S. wholesale distributor of plumbing, heating, and water products. 4.9%
    DBS Group Holdings Singapore Largest bank in Singapore and among the largest in developed Asia 4.8%
    DNB Norway Largest financial institution and oldest private bank in Norway 3.8%
    Julius Baer Group Switzerland A premier private bank serving ultrahigh net worth clients 3.8%

    Click here for month-end holdings.
    Click here for quarter-end holdings.
    Click here for N-Port Schedule of Portfolio Holdings.

    Top 5 Industries

    Retailing 30.9%
    Banks 14.4%
    Consumer Services 10.9%
    Capital Goods 10.6%
    Transportation 7.0%

    Portfolio Composition

    ex USA
    Number of Holdings 36 2,412
    Median Market Cap ($bn) 10.6 7.5
    Weighted Average Market Cap ($bn) 75.8 73.9
    Forecast P/E Ratio 10.3 14.4


    Fact Sheets
    Fund Fact Sheet Download

    Applying the Davis Investment Discipline to companies outside the United States; Portfolio characteristics, top holdings, and performance.

    A History of Long Term Outperformance Download

    Our best ideas outside of the U.S.  Outperformed its benchmark over the past decade.^^

    Portfolio Composition Download

    Quarterly update of portfolio characteristics.

    Portfolio Manager Commentary
    Manager Commentary - Annual Review 2020 Download View

    Portfolio Manager Danton Goei discusses the Portfolio, performance and how he applies the Davis Investment Discipline to uncover opportunities outside the United States.

    Insights into the Fund
    Davis International Fund: Selective. Attractive Growth. Undervalued. Download

    Our companies are rigorously researched, offer attractive growth and yet are significantly undervalued versus the benchmark – A powerful combination.

    The International Opportunity - Looking Beyond the Headlines Download

    The powerful long-term trends driving international returns that are overlooked in today’s headlines; examples of the world-class businesses of Davis International Fund, distinguished by their attractive growth and low valuations†

    Investing in International Equities (Whitepaper) Download

    Why international stocks look attractive, why active management beats passive internationally, long term themes driving international returns.

    This material must be accompanied or preceded by a current Davis International Fund Prospectus. You should carefully consider the Fund’s investment objective, risks, charges, and expenses before investing. The prospectus contains this and other information and can be obtained by clicking here or calling 800.279.0279. Read the prospectus carefully before you invest or send money.

    1As of December 31, 2019. This includes Davis Advisors, the Davis family and Foundation, our employees, and Fund Directors.

    3See Expense ratio/Turnover link below.

    ^^ Class A shares without a sales charge. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

    † The Attractive Growth and Undervalued reference in this piece relates to underlying characteristics of the portfolio holdings. There is no guarantee that Fund performance will be positive as equity markets are volatile and an investor may lose money.

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