Clipper Fund

    Overview

    Investment Strategy

    Clipper Fund, Inc. is a no-load equity mutual fund advised by Davis Selected Advisers, L.P.

    The goal of the Clipper Fund is to provide investors access to attractive investment opportunities among large cap, durable, well-managed businesses. We seek to purchase these businesses at value prices and hold them for the long term. This approach makes the Clipper Fund an ideal foundation for an investor’s portfolio.

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    Why Invest in the Clipper Fund

    Sixty Years of Experience

    Davis has compounded wealth for investors over six decades and three generations.

    Aligned with Shareholders

    With more than $2 billion invested side by side with fellow shareholders, we experience the same risks and reap the same rewards.1

    Lower Than Average Expense Ratio3

    Clipper Fund, 0.74%; Lipper Category Average, 1.15%.

    Lower Than Average Turnover Rate3

    Clipper Fund, 8%; Lipper Category Average, 70%.

    Performance as of 3/31/14

    Total Returns
    as of March 31, 2014
    YTD* 1
    Year
    3
    Years
    5
    Years
    10
    Years
    Annual N/A 20.98% 13.67% 22.69% 4.56%
    Cumulative 1.50% 20.98% 46.85% 178.03% 56.13%

    * Returns for periods less than one year are not annualized.

    The performance presented represents past performance and is not a guarantee of future results. Total return assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gain distributions. Investment return and principal value will vary so that, when redeemed, an investor’s shares may be worth more or less than their original cost. The total annual operating expense ratio as of the most recent prospectus was 0.74%. The total annual operating expense ratio may vary in future years. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance quoted. For most recent month-end performance, click here or call 800.432.2504. The Fund received favorable class action settlements from companies which it no longer owns. These settlements had a material impact on the investment performance of the Fund in 2009. This was a one-time event that is unlikely to be repeated. Clipper Fund was managed from inception, February 29, 1984, until December 31, 2005 by another Adviser. Davis Selected Advisers, L.P. took over management of the Fund on January 1, 2006.

    Portfolio Characteristics as of 3/31/14

    Portfolio Composition

    Clipper Fund S&P 500® Index
    Forecast P/E Ratio 17.1 16.0
    P/B Ratio 2.8 3.4
    Weighted Average Market Cap ($bn) 83.8 119.6
    Beta (3 year) 0.9 1.0
    Standard Deviation (5 year) 14.3 14.0
    Number of Holdings 24 500

    Top 10 Holdings

    Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Class A 10.7%
    Costco Wholesale Corp. 8.2%
    American Express Co. 8.0%
    Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. 7.5%
    Bank of New York Mellon Corp. 7.3%
    Google Inc., Class A 5.4%
    Lafarge SA 4.9%
    Las Vegas Sands Corp. 4.8%
    UnitedHealth Group Inc. 4.3%
    Markel Corp. 4.2%

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    Turnover and Expenses

    Clipper
    Fund
    Lipper Category Average
    Turnover Rate3 8% 70%
    Expense Ratio3 0.74% 1.15%

    Top 5 Industries

    Diversified Financials 30.4%
    Food & Staples Retailing 13.3%
    Information Technology 10.9%
    Insurance 9.5%
    Health Care 8.1%

    This material is authorized for use by existing shareholders. A current Clipper Fund prospectus must accompany or precede this material if it is distributed to prospective shareholders. You should carefully consider the Fund’s investment objective, risks, fees, and expenses before investing. Read the prospectus carefully before you invest or send money.


    1As of December 31, 2013.

    3See Expense ratio/Turnover link below.


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