Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Investing in Companies Based on Leadership

There are great examples of  the leadership of a single person making a significant difference in a company.  Some great examples are Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos.  Investing in their companies at the beginning or even at the midpoint would have resulted in significant profits.

Who might be the current great business leaders?  Here are my votes:

  • Reed Hastings, Netflix -  This CEO has shown tremendous resilience and innovation with a company that started out as a DVD rental site.   Original content, streaming content... what's next?  Netflix is at or near a 52 week high.

  • Kevin Plank, Under Armour -  This CEO has built a tremendous company based on a simple concept of innovative athletic wear.   It was a shining star for many years.  Lately, Under Armour has fallen out of favor with it's stock near 52 week lows.  However, I still have confidence.

  • Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook - The former Google exec and COO of Facebook, IMHO, has been the driving force behind Facebook's success.   Facebook is at or near a 52 week high.

  • To me, these are outstanding corporate executives that make it a good decision to invest in their companies.

    Disclosure:  We own shares of Netflix, Under Armour, and Facebook.

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