Here’s Why Artisan Partners Added Veeva Systems (VEEV) in its Portfolio

Artisan Partners, an investment management company, released its “Artisan Global Discovery Fund” second quarter investor letter. A copy of the same can be downloaded here. In the second quarter, its Investor Class: APFDX returned -20.46%, Advisor Class: APDDX posted a return of -20.42%, and Institutional Class: APHDX returned -20.40%, compared to the benchmark return of -15.66% for the MSCI All Country World Index. In addition, please check the fund’s top five holdings to know its best picks in 2022.

Artisan Partners discussed stocks like Veeva Systems Inc. (NYSE:VEEV) in the second quarter investor letter. Headquartered in Pleasanton, California, Veeva Systems Inc. (NYSE:VEEV) is a cloud-based software provider for life science industry. On September 23, 2022, Veeva Systems Inc. (NYSE:VEEV) stock closed at $162.57 per share. One-month return of Veeva Systems Inc. (NYSE:VEEV) was -21.27% and its shares lost 45.80% of their value over the last 52 weeks. Veeva Systems Inc. (NYSE:VEEV) has a market capitalization of $25.244 billion.

Here is what Artisan Partners specifically said about Veeva Systems Inc. (NYSE:VEEV) in its Q2 2022 investor letter:

Veeva Systems Inc. (NYSE:VEEV) is one of the highest quality franchises in our portfolio. The company has the dominant CRM platform for pharmaceutical sales and marketing organizations, and it is replicating that success with the rollout of numerous other modules focused on pharmaceutical customers’ manufacturing, quality, safety and clinical operations. Growth has temporarily slowed over the past year as the company laps difficult YoY comparisons caused by the rapid adoption of their virtual sales call solution during the pandemic. Several large deals also encountered unexpected delays in late 2021. Despite these short-term headwinds, we remain confident in Veeva’s future growth prospects and high-quality business model (~40% free cash flow margins supported by largely recurring subscription revenues). Meanwhile, we believe the defensive nature of its end market (health care) and strategic importance of cloud IT driven transformations could help buffer the company against a weaker global economy. As shares declined in Q2 along with other software stocks, we added to our position.”

Veeva Systems Inc. (NYSE:VEEV) is not on our list of 30 Most Popular Stocks Among Hedge Funds. As per our database, 45 hedge fund portfolios held Veeva Systems Inc. (NYSE:VEEV) at the end of the second quarter which was 41 in the previous quarter.

We discussed Veeva Systems Inc. (NYSE:VEEV) in another article and shared ClearBridge Investments’ views on the company. In addition, please check out our hedge fund investor letters Q2 2022 page for more investor letters from hedge funds and other leading investors.

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