Hyperion Global Growth Companies Fund


A number of the global portfolio companies reported their quarterly and half year results in August, which generally met expectations and were encouraging. Many of the companies which constitute some of the largest weights in the global portfolio had particularly good results in relation to growth and continue to increase their respective value propositions. The team also continued to attend company and industry meetings to inform the investment process and ensure only the highest quality companies are held in the portfolios.

We remain confident that the companies in the portfolios will achieve attractive rates of revenue, EPS and DPS growth over the next five years, well ahead of the broader market.

Portfolio –
Net (%)
Performance (%)
 1 month 0.7 0.3 0.4
 3 month 6.2 8.0 -1.8
 1 year 12.3 8.2 4.1
 3 years p.a. 22.8 14.3 8.5
 5 years p.a. 21.9 14.0 7.9
 Inception* p.a. 20.6 13.7 6.9

Top 5 Stock Holdings

Portfolio (%) Benchmark* (%)
Amazon.com, Inc. 9.3 1.8
Alphabet Inc. Class A 9.0 0.9
Facebook, Inc. Class A 7.2 1.1
PayPal Holdings Inc 6.3 0.3
Mastercard Incorporated Class A 5.3 0.6

* Inception date: 1st June 2014. Benchmark is the MSCI World Index (AUD).
Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

Fund Review

Ferrari NV (RACE-IT) released a market update for the second quarter ended 30 June 2019, reporting group net revenue growth of 9% to €984m, adjusted EBITDA increased 9% to €314m and EPS was up 14% to €0.96 per share. At the segment level, net revenue in Cars and Spare Parts increased 14% to €766m, Sponsorship, commercial and brand revenue increased 4% to €131m, Other revenue increased 16% to €34m, whilst Engines declined 35% to €53m due to a decrease in the sale of engines to Maserati. Shipments for the RACE-IT group totaled 2,671 units, up 208 units or +8% on Q2FY18. Most regions contributed positively to shipments, with EMEA up 11% to 1,195 units, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan up 63% to 289 units, Rest of APAC up 6% to 384 units, whilst Americas declined 5% to 803 units. Management confirmed their guidance at the top of the range and increased free cash flow guidance to €550 million.

Intuit Inc (INTU-US) released its annual results for the financial year ended 31 July 2019, reporting group revenue growth of 13% to $6.8b, gross operating margin expansion of 144bps to 27.3% and EPS growth of 16% to $5.89 per share. Divisionally, the company’s Small Business & Self-Employed division achieved revenue growth of 15% to $3.5b, operating income margin expansion of 52bps to 43.8% and operating income growth of 17% to $1.5b. Consumer revenue increased 11% to $2.8b and operating income was up 10% to $1.7b, whilst Strategic Partner achieved revenue growth of 4% to $476m, operating income margin expansion of 453bps to 66.8% and operating income growth of 12% to $318m. The company’s online ecosystem revenue increased 38% to $1.6b, whilst desktop ecosystem revenue was up 1% to $1.9b. Furthermore, Small Business & Self-Employed business metrics continued to be strong, with QuickBooks Online subscriptions increasing 33% to 4.5m subscribers, and the total number of customers increasing 26% to 5.7m during the year. Management expects revenue growth of 10% to 11% and EPS growth of 8% to 10% for FY20.

Wayfair Inc (W-US) released a market update for the second quarter ended 30 June 2019, reporting Direct Retail net revenue growth of 42% to $2.3b. Geographically, the company continues to see growth across both the U.S. and Internationally, with Direct Retail revenue up 42% to $2.0b and up 41% to $343m, respectively. Engagement levels continue to improve, with the number of active LTM customers in the company’s direct retail business increasing 39% to 17.8m, and net revenue per active customer increasing 2% to $447. During the second quarter of 2019, 68% of total orders were from repeat customers with orders from these customers increasing by 46% to 6.2m, each placing 1.86 orders at an average order value of $255. Furthermore, 54% of total orders delivered across its Direct Retail business were placed via a mobile device, compared to 49% in the second quarter of 2018.


Hyperion named AUSTRALIAN FUND MANAGER OF THE YEAR in the Morningstar 2016 Awards, Australia.

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This communication was prepared for financial advisers only. Interests in the Hyperion Global Growth Companies Fund (ARSN 611 084 229) (‘Fund’) are issued by Pinnacle Fund Services Limited (ABN 29 082 494 362 AFSL 238 371). Pinnacle Fund Services Limited is not licensed to provide financial product advice. Hyperion Asset Management Limited (ABN 80 080 135 897 AFSL 238 380) (‘Hyperion’) is the investment manager of the Fund. A copy of the most recent Product Disclosure Statement (‘PDS’) of the Fund can be located at www.hyperion.com.au , or by contacting Hyperion at 1300 497 374 or via email to investorservices@hyperion.com.au. You should consider the current PDS in its entirety and consult your financial adviser before making an investment decision. Pinnacle Fund Services Limited and Hyperion believe the information contained in this communication is reliable, however its accuracy, reliability or completeness is not guaranteed. To the extent permitted by law, Hyperion and Pinnacle Fund Services Limited disclaim all liability to any person relying on the information in respect of any loss or damage (including consequential loss or damage) however caused, which may be suffered or arise directly or indirectly in respect of such information contained in this communication. Any opinions or forecasts reflect the judgment and assumptions of Hyperion and its representatives on the basis of information at the date of publication and may later change without notice. The information is not intended as a securities recommendation or statement of opinion intended to influence a person or persons in making a decision in relation to investment. This communication is for general information only. It has been prepared without taking account of any person’s objectives, financial situation or needs. Any persons relying on this information should obtain professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances, needs and investment objectives. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Unless otherwise specified, all amounts are in AUD. All data is as at 31st August 2019 unless otherwise stated. Morningstar Awards 2016 (c). Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Awarded to Hyperion Asset Management for Fund Manager of the Year, Domestic Equities – Large Caps Category Winner and Domestic Equities – Small Caps Category Winner, Australia.
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