My High Conviction Stock: Nathan Bell - Floor & Decor (NYSE: FND) + Mastercard (NYSE: MA)
Investors in Australia tend to be underweight in global shares, as it can be challenging to find and research the right international companies without dedicating significant time and expenses. In this episode, Nathan Bell of Intelligent Investor joins us to discuss the concept behind The Intelligent Investor Select Value (ASX: IISV) fund, an actively managed ETF that focuses on approximately 20 global industry champions and market leaders.
Today, we explore two stocks held by the fund: Mastercard (NYSE: MA) and Floor & Decor (NYSE: FND).
Mastercard (NYSE: MA):
With a market cap of $344 billion, Mastercard is the second largest payment processing company globally, and it has gained over 100% in the past five years, despite a 6% decline over the past year. The company has reported $22 billion in revenue, an 18% year-over-year (YOY) increase, and a $9.9 billion profit, with a 45% profit margin.
Floor & Decor (NYSE: FND):
Floor & Decor is a multi-channel retailer of hard surface flooring and accessories, offering a broad assortment of in-stock hard-surface flooring, including tile, wood, laminate, vinyl, and natural stone. The company operates 178 warehouse-format stores and five small-format design centers across 35 American states. Despite a decline of 11% over the past year, the company's market cap has increased by 115% in the past five years, and it has reported $3.4 billion in revenue, a 42% YOY increase, and a $283 million profit, with an 8% profit margin.
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