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Quality at a Discount Investing: Six Elements of Quality




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The Weitz Quality at a Discount investing framework uses six elements as a roadmap for identifying above-average to excellent businesses that can be bought at a discount to estimated intrinsic value. Co-CIO and portfolio manager Brad Hinton, CFA, and director of equity research Barton Hooper, CFA, break down the importance of each quality element and how our research team considers them when evaluating companies.


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As of 12/31/2020, the following portfolio company constituted a portion of the net assets of Balanced Fund, Hickory Fund, Partners III Opportunity Fund, Partners Value Fund, and Value Fund as follows:

Alphabet, Inc. — Class C: 2.0%, 0.0%, 5.2%, 5.2%, 6.0%, Inc. (AMZN): 0.0%, 0.0%, 2.5%, 0.0%, 3.2%
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI): 1.3%, 0.0%, 0.0%, 0.0%, 4.0%
AutoZone, Inc. (AZO): 1.1%, 0.0%, 0.0%, 0.0%, 0.0%
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. — Class B (BRK.B): 2.1%, 0.0%, 11.6%, 5.0%, 5.3%
Black Knight, Inc. (BKI): 0.0%, 3.0%, 2.5%, 2.9%, 0.0%
CarMax, Inc. (KMX): 0.0%, 4.0%, 2.6%, 3.3%, 3.3%
Carvana Co. (CVNA): 0.0%, 0.0%, 0.0%, 0.0%, 0.0%
Charter Communications, Inc. — Class A (CHTR): 1.7%, 0.0%, 0.0%, 0.0%, 0.0%
CoStar Group, Inc. (CSGP): 0.0%, 3.8%, 2.2%, 4.2%, 3.7%
HEICO Corp. — Class A (HEI.A): 0.0%, 3.1%, 0.0%, 2.9%, 0.0%
IDEX Corp. (IEX): 1.1%, 1.8%, 0.0%, 1.6%, 0.0%
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM): 1.3%, 0.0%, 0.0%, 0.0%, 2.9%
Mastercard Inc. — Class A (MA): 1.7%, 0.0%, 4.9%, 3.7%, 4.1%
Oracle Corp. (ORCL): 1.4%, 0.0%, 0.0%, 2.4%, 3.7%
Texas Instruments, Inc. (TXN): 1.0%, 0.0%, 3.4%, 2.9%, 0.0%
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (TMO): 2.0%, 0.0%, 0.0%, 0.0%, 3.9%
Visa Inc. — Class A (V): 1.7%, 0.0%, 5.1%, 4.2%, 4.3%
Vroom, Inc. (VRM): 0.0%, 0.0%, 0.0%, 0.0%, 0.0%
Vulcan Materials Co.: 1.7%, 2.2%, 1.2%, 4.0%, 3.9%

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