MCM’s Value Equity investment process focuses on identifying high quality companies experiencing below average margins and valuations, while exhibiting improving fundamentals, strengthening cash flows and a visible catalyst to return margins to historical averages. Through our proprietary quantitative screening, fundamental research and traditional valuation techniques, we seek total returns through capital appreciation and dividends.
The strategy seeks a consistent return through price appreciation and dividend income by owning equity securities and ETF’s of domestic companies. Our style is designed to meet a variety of investment objectives as we employ prudent diversification and diligent stock selection.
The Value 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 consider improvements in revenue, earnings, leverage and valuation relative to industry or sector averages. 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 catalysts for further operational improvements, market position, proprietary advantages, management capabilities and insider ownership before investing. The strategy can hold international issuers, but will be comprised predominantly of domestic companies.