Growth Equity Strategy 2020-07-02T15:29:42-05:00

Growth Equity Strategy


MCM’s Growth Equity investment process focuses on identifying high quality companies with earnings growth potential. Through our proprietary quantitative screening, fundamental research and traditional valuation techniques, we seek total returns primarily through capital appreciation and secondarily through dividend payments.


The strategy seeks long-term capital appreciation by owning equity securities and ETF’s of domestic companies. Our style is designed to meet a variety of investment objectives as we seek to provide consistent growth of principal.


The Growth Equity Strategy is our own unique blend of incorporating top-down macroeconomic analysis with bottom-up stock selection. Under the top-down viewpoint, we evaluate the current economic environment, monetary and fiscal policies, and secular trends to identify the sectors or industries that are most likely to outperform the market. We start with a universe of several thousand companies and exchange-traded funds, sorting this list down to a manageable number of investment alternatives through a rigorous series of proprietary quantitative screens that include earnings growth, cash flow and financial condition. We are open to all market capitalizations, but most candidates will be larger than $500 million. After this screening, companies undergo a thorough analysis focusing on qualitative factors such as growth potential, market position, proprietary advantages, management capabilities and insider ownership before investing.



Jonn Wullschleger, CFA – PM, Principal with Mitchell Capital since 2000, analyzing equities since 1991

Rich Jones – PM, Principal with Mitchell Capital since 1995, analyzing equities since 1978

Brandon Reed, CFA – PM with Mitchell Capital since 2016, analyzing equities since 2014

What sets this strategy apart?

Long-term management team with ownership in the firm and investments in the strategy

Commitment to established and successful process

Flexibility allowing for responsiveness to changes in economic environment

Growth Equity Strategy: March 31, 2020

Strategy Characteristics

Dividend Yield1.0%
Free Cash Flow Yield3.5%
Debt / Equity0.7x
Forward Price / Earnings20.9x
Price / Earnings Growth1.3x

Top Ten Holdings

PositionAllocation %
iShares Core S&P US Growth8.9
Microsoft Corp.6.9
Apple Inc.6.8
Alphabet Inc.5.6
Thermo-Fisher Scientific3.2
Adobe Inc.2.9
Facebook Inc. – A2.8
Costco Wholesale2.7
Nike Inc.2.2

Sector Weightings

SectorPortfolio %
Consumer Discretionary15.2
Consumer Staples3.5
Health Care14.9
Informational Technology38.2
Real Estate0.0
Communication Services13.5

Capitalization Profile

Median market cap$78.6B

About Mitchell Capital Management

Mitchell Capital Management (MCM) was founded in 1987 and is an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. The firm manages portfolios and provides investment solutions for an array of investors nationwide, including individuals, foundations, union pension plans, retirement plans, endowments and associations. MCM has always been employee owned and intends to stay that way. Our fiduciary culture means our clients are the first priority in each decision we make.


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