VICE: 4th Quarter 2022 Portfolio Manager Review
For the 4th quarter 2022, VICE was up 13.91%, beating the S&P 500 which was up 7.56%.
VICE added International Game Technology (IGT) to the portfolio. There were several trades made throughout the quarter, including decreasing positions in Full House Resorts (FLL), Dave & Buster’s Entertainment (PLAY), and Everi Holdings (EVRI), while adding to Boyd Gaming (BYD) and Monarch Casino & Resorts (MCRI).
Winners / Losers
The portfolio’s laggards were Constellation Brands (STZ), Everi Holdings (EVRI), and Take-Two Interactive (TTWO). Positive contributors to performance were RCI Hospitality (RICK), Anheuser-Busch (BUD), Full House Resorts (FLL), Inspired Entertainment (INSE), Monarch Casino & Resort (MCRI), Vector Group (VGR), and International Gaming Technology (IGT), all up over 30% for the quarter.
“Vice” products earned their notoriety as a defensive sector in 2022 by outperforming the broader market as consumers maintained their consumption of the goods and services, despite rising prices. We believe this trend will continue in 2023 as demand for and repeated purchases of vice-related products remains steady.
|Ticker||Security Description||Portfolio Weight %|
|MGPI||MGP INGREDIENTS INC||6.46%|
|RICK||RCI HOSPITALITY HOLDINGS INC||6.12%|
|PRNDY||PERNOD RICARD SA – SPON ADR||4.69%|
|IGT||INTERNATIONAL GAME TECHNOLOGY||4.66%|
|BYD||BOYD GAMING CORP||4.61%|
|MCRI||MONARCH CASINO & RESORT INC||4.48%|
|BTI||BRITISH AMERICAN TOB-SP ADR||4.18%|
|GLPI||GAMING AND LEISURE PROPERTIES||3.98%|
|RRR||RED ROCK RESORTS INC-CLASS A||3.73%|
|IMBBY||IMPERIAL BRANDS PLC-SPON ADR||3.53%|
As of 12.31.2022. Cash is excluded. Subject to change.
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