Independent, majority employee-owned
Sapience Investments, LLC is a value-oriented institutional investment
management firm based in Newport Beach, California. We invest in
attractive businesses that we believe are trading at a discount
to intrinsic value. We currently manage two strategies:
Small Cap Value and SMID Cap Value.
For more information, see our September 28, 2016 press release
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
— Samuel Johnson
Seek to deliver superior risk-adjusted returns
We are committed to generating superior risk-adjusted long-term returns through fundamental analysis while focusing on capital preservation. We believe taking a private equity approach to public markets and owning businesses at attractive valuations with a margin of safety should meet these objectives.
An Owner's Perspective
Our team evaluates investments from the perspective of a business owner, seeking companies with sustainable business models, trading at attractive valuations, and typically possessing value drivers capable of narrowing the valuation gap.
Our fundamental, bottom-up, high conviction approach requires intimate knowledge of the industries, business dynamics, and management teams of each of our underlying companies. Our true active management style underscores our ability to identify value drivers and deliver alpha.
We take a patient, long-term approach to owning businesses at attractive valuations with a margin of safety. Our private-equity investment approach positions our strategies for strong risk-adjusted returns as well as low correlation with the market and peers over our investment horizon.
We employ a well-defined investment process that is consistent and repeatable.
Keen judgment and innovative perspective in stock selection is the primary source of alpha in our strategies.
Our investment process is designed to capitalize on our intellectual capital and disciplined approach to decision making.
Our focus on companies with sustainable business models trading at discounts to our estimate of intrinsic value offers a built-in margin of safety and thus, downside protection.
- Sustainable business models
- Discount to intrinsic value
- Value drivers
- Built-in margin of safety
- Downside protection
- Continual risk/reward assessment
Differentiated Portfolio Construction
- Low correlations with the market and peers
- High active share
- Sector weights are a by-product of our fundamental, bottom-up stock selection process
Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.
— Warren Buffett
A private equity-style approach to public markets
Small Cap Value
Our Small Cap Value strategy consists of investments in businesses with market capitalizations between $300 million and $4 billion at initial investment. We seek to own approximately 60 to 70 investments diversified across sectors, industries, and economic cyclicality. The strategy is measured against the Russell 2000 Value Index.
Sapience serves as subadvisor for the Harbor Small Cap Value Opportunities Fund.
SMID Cap Value
Our SMID Cap Value strategy consists of investments in businesses with market capitalizations between $1 billion and $15 billion at initial investment. We seek to own approximately 40 to 50 investments diversified across sectors, industries, and economic cyclicality. The strategy is measured against the Russell 2500 Value Index.
See our current portfolio commentary
Long History of execution
Our caliber of talent is a reflection of our culture. Sapience is composed of an established team, with a proven long-term track record of execution and performance. Our analysts are sector experts, possessing deep knowledge and expertise in their respective areas. As a team we share a profound passion for our distinctive approach to investing.Our People
If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything.
— Alexander Hamilton