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Established in 1927, General American Investors is a closed-end investment company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Its objective is long-term capital appreciation through investment in companies with above average growth potential.

Company Information
Stock Exchange NYSE
Common Stock Symbol GAM
Preferred Stock Symbol GAM Pr b
Common Stock Cusip 368802104
Preferred Stock Cusip 368802401
Quarter Ended Data 12/31/2023
NAV (XGAMX) $51.96
Common Closing Price $42.95
Preferred Liquidation Preference $25.00
Preferred Closing Price $24.98
Net Assets - Common $1,233.0 mil.
Liquidation Value - Preferred $190.0 mil.
Total $1,423.0 mil.
Asset Coverage 749%
Annual Data
Expense Ratio 1.35%
2023 Dividend & Distribution $2.65

Share Buy Back Information

Since March 1995, the Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of Common Stock in the open market when the shares trade at a discount to net asset value of at least 8%. Through December 31, 2023, the Company has repurchased a total of 32.5 million shares of Common Stock at a total cost of $1.0 billion. During the twelve months ended December 31, 2023, 776,220 shares of Common Stock were repurchased at a cost of $31,882,976 a discount of 17.4% to net asset value.

Largest Sectors

As of 12/31/2023
Industry Sector % Common Net Assets*
Information Technology 25.3%
Financials 19.1%
Health Care 10.3%
Consumer Discretionary 10.1%
Consumer Staples 9.8%
Industrials 9.6%
Communication Services 8.5%
Materials 5.7%
Energy 5.2%
Other 1.0%
Total Long-Term Investments 104.6%
Cash, equivalents, receivables and other assets less liabilities 10.8%
Preferred Stock, at liquidation value -15.4%
Total Net Assets Applicable to Common Stock 100.0%
* Net Assets Applicable to the Company's Common Stock

Ten Largest Equity Holdings

As of 12/31/2023
Holding Shares Value % Common
Net Assets*
Republic Services, Inc.

Republic Services is a provider of non-hazardous, solid waste collection and disposal services in the U.S. The efficient operation of its routes and facilities combined with appropriate pricing enables Republic Services to generate significant free cash flow.

498,897 $82,273,104 6.7%
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft is a global provider of software, services, and hardware devices. The company produces the Windows operating system, Office productivity suite, Azure public cloud service, and Xbox gaming console.

205,000 $77,088,200 6.3%
Alphabet Inc. - Class C

Alphabet is a global technology firm with a dominant market share in internet search, online advertising, desktop and mobile operating systems, as well as a growing share of cloud computing platforms. Alphabet has a wide competitive moat, a strong business franchise, and potential growth catalysts.

444,923 $62,702,998 5.1%
Apple Inc.

Apple designs, manufactures and markets smartphones, personal computers, tablets, wearables and accessories, and sells a variety of related services. The company’s growth prospects look favorable as the shift to mobile computing expands globally and as more products and services are added to the Apple ecosystem.

321,000 $61,802,130 5.0%
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. - Class A

Berkshire Hathaway is a holding company owning many subsidiaries mainly in the insurance, railroad, utility/energy, aerospace, manufacturing, retail, and finance industries. The company also holds various common stock investments. Berkshire is positioned to provide long term, relatively defensive returns due to its conservative balance sheet.

110 $59,688,753 4.8%
ASML Holding N.V.

ASML is a global provider of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry, manufacturing highly complex equipment critical to the production of integrated circuits or microchips. ASML has established a dominant market share in next-generation lithography. ASML has strong growth prospects, margin leverage, and shareholder-friendly capital allocation.

74,600 $56,466,232 4.6%
Arch Capital Group Ltd.

Arch Capital generates premiums of approximately $18 billion and has a high quality A+ rated balance sheet. The company’s management team exercises prudent underwriting discipline, insurance cycle management, expense control, and share buybacks yielding above average book value growth and shareholder returns.

750,249 $55,720,993 4.5%
The TJX Companies, Inc.

Through its T.J. Maxx and Marshalls divisions, TJX is the leading off-price retailer. The continued growth of these divisions in the U.S. and Europe, along with expansion of related U.S. and foreign off-price formats, provide ongoing growth opportunities.

525,092 $49,258,881 4.0%
Everest Group, Ltd.

Everest is one of the largest independent U.S. property and casualty reinsurers, generates annual premiums of approximately $16 billion, has a high quality investment portfolio, and a well-reserved A+ balance sheet. This Bermuda domiciled company has a strong management team that exercises prudent underwriting discipline and efficient expense control, resulting in above-average earnings and book value growth.

129,196 $45,681,122 3.7%
Amazon.com, Inc.

Amazon.com is the world's largest online retailer and cloud services provider. Amazon provides individual websites, software development centers, customer service centers and fulfillment centers all over the world.

286,000 $43,454,840 3.5%
$594,137,253 48.2%
* Net Assets Applicable to the Company's Common Stock

Investment Results on an Annualized Basis

For Periods ended 12/31/2023
Years or Period GAM Stockholder Return (Market Price)* GAM Net Asset Value Return* Standard & Poor's 500 Stock Index Return*
1 Year 26.2% 27.1% 26.3%
3 Years 11.2% 12.1% 10.0%
5 Years 15.4% 15.4% 15.7%
10 Years 9.6% 10.0% 12.0%
20 Years 8.5% 8.7% 9.7%
30 Years 10.6% 10.7% 10.1%
40 Years 11.3% 11.8% 11.3%
50 Years 12.7% 12.6% 11.2%
* With dividends and distributions reinvested/with income.

10-Year Investment Results

For the period ended December 31, 2023, assuming an initial investment of $10,000
10-Year Investment Results