Restaurant Brands International Inc. (NYSE: QSR) and Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) Among Best Pershing Square Growth Stocks

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Here are the stocks in Bill Ackman’s portfolio that are significantly growing their revenues. Investors may want to take a closer look at the names below.


Pershing Square’s Fastest Growing Stocks

Analysts often look at companies as either thriving, surviving or dying. Analyzing a company’s revenue growth can help distinguish between these stages. Growth of over 10% typically signifies the core business is doing very well and the company’s products and services are in demand.

The table below lists 5 stocks in Pershing Square’s portfolio that have strong top-line growth.

Pershing Square Fastest Growing Stocks
Ticker Name Revenue Growth % Of Portfolio
QSR RESTAURANT BRANDS INTL INC 14.2% 28.6%
CMG CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL INC 10.1% 19.3%
ADP AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING IN 7.0% 18.7%
PAH PLATFORM SPECIALTY PRODS COR 7.0% 8.1%
UTX UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP 6.2% 5.1%

Restaurant Brands International Inc. (NYSE: QSR) is the fastest growing company in Pershing Square’s portfolio. The company’s LTM total revenue of $4,829 million is up 14.2% year-over-year. Very impressive. Note that the stock price is down -1.8% over the last twelve months.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) appears to be the second highest growth stock in the portfolio. The company’s latest top-line improvement of 10.1% is very intriguing. With 7.0% LTM sales growth, Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADP) is the third fastest growing company in Bill Ackman’s portfolio.


Why It’s Worth Monitoring Pershing Square Holdings

Managers with more than $100 million in qualifying assets under management are required to disclose their holdings to the SEC each quarter via 13F filings. Qualifying assets include long positions in U.S. equities and ADRs, call/put options, and convertible debt securities. Shorts, cash positions, foreign investments and other assets are not included. It is important to note that these filings are due 45 days after the quarter end date. Therefore, Pershing Square’s holdings above represent positions held as of March 31st and not necessarily reflective of the fund’s current stock holdings.

However, most can agree that with thousands of stocks traded on U.S. exchanges, doing thorough research on each one is nearly impossible for smaller investors. Leveraging the resources of the largest hedge funds on Wall Street can be a powerful way to narrow down the list.

The ideas section of finbox.io tracks top investors and trending investment themes. You can get the latest data on the holdings discussed above at the Pershing Square page.

As of this writing, I did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities and this is not a buy or sell recommendation on any security mentioned.

Expertise: Valuation, financial statement analysis. Matt Hogan is also a co-founder of finbox.io. His expertise is in investment decision making. Prior to finbox.io, Matt worked for an investment banking group providing fairness opinions in connection to stock acquisitions. He spent much of his time building valuation models to help clients determine an asset’s fair value. He believes that these same valuation models should be used by all investors before buying or selling a stock. His work is frequently published at InvestorPlace, Benzinga, ValueWalk, AAII, Barron’s, Seeking Alpha and investing.com. Matt can be reached at matt@finbox.io or at +1 (516) 778-6257.

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