N-Q 1 nqcof.htm T. ROWE PRICE CAPITAL OPPORTUNITY FUND, INC. T. Rowe Price Capital Opportunity Fund, Inc. - March 31, 2011


UNITED STATES 
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 
 Washington, D.C. 20549 
 
 
FORM N-Q 
 
QUARTERLY SCHEDULE OF PORTFOLIO HOLDINGS OF REGISTERED 
MANAGEMENT INVESTMENT COMPANIES 
 
  
Investment Company Act File Number: 811-07225 
 
 
T. Rowe Price Capital Opportunity Fund, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter) 
 
100 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 

(Address of principal executive offices) 
 
David Oestreicher 
100 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 

(Name and address of agent for service) 
 
 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (410) 345-2000 
 
 
Date of fiscal year end: December 31 
 
 
Date of reporting period: March 31, 2011 




Item 1. Schedule of Investments

T. Rowe Price N-Q Report
 Capital Opportunity Fund March 31, 2011 

T. ROWE PRICE CAPITAL OPPORTUNITY FUND 


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The accompanying notes are an integral part of this Portfolio of Investments.


T. Rowe Price Capital Opportunity Fund
Unaudited

NOTES TO PORTFOLIO OF INVESTMENTS

T. Rowe Price Capital Opportunity Fund, Inc. (the fund), is registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the 1940 Act) as a diversified, open-end management investment company. The fund seeks to provide long-term capital growth by investing primarily in U.S. common stocks.

NOTE 1 - SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Basis of Preparation
The accompanying Portfolio of Investments was prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP), which require the use of estimates made by management. Management believes that estimates and valuations are appropriate; however, actual results may differ from those estimates, and the valuations reflected in the Portfolio of Investments may differ from the values ultimately realized upon sale or maturity.

Investment Transactions
Investment transactions are accounted for on the trade date.

NOTE 2 - VALUATION

The fund’s financial instruments are reported at fair value as defined by GAAP. The fund values its investments and computes its net asset value per share at the close of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), normally 4 p.m. ET, each day that the NYSE is open for business.

Valuation Methods
Equity securities listed or regularly traded on a securities exchange or in the over-the-counter (OTC) market are valued at the last quoted sale price or, for certain markets, the official closing price at the time the valuations are made, except for OTC Bulletin Board securities, which are valued at the mean of the latest bid and asked prices. A security that is listed or traded on more than one exchange is valued at the quotation on the exchange determined to be the primary market for such security. Listed securities not traded on a particular day are valued at the mean of the latest bid and asked prices for domestic securities and the last quoted sale price for international securities. Debt securities with remaining maturities of less than one year at the time of acquisition generally use amortized cost in local currency to approximate fair value. However, if amortized cost is deemed not to reflect fair value or the fund holds a significant amount of such securities with remaining maturities of more than 60 days, the securities are valued at prices furnished by dealers who make markets in such securities or by an independent pricing service.

Investments in mutual funds are valued at the mutual fund’s closing net asset value per share on the day of valuation. Financial futures contracts are valued at closing settlement prices.

Other investments, including restricted securities, and those for which the above valuation procedures are inappropriate or are deemed not to reflect fair value are stated at fair value as determined in good faith by the T. Rowe Price Valuation Committee, established by the fund’s Board of Directors.

Valuation Inputs
Various inputs are used to determine the value of the fund’s financial instruments. These inputs are summarized in the three broad levels listed below:

Level 1 – quoted prices in active markets for identical financial instruments

Level 2 – observable inputs other than Level 1 quoted prices (including, but not limited to, quoted prices for similar financial instruments, interest rates, prepayment speeds, and credit risk)

Level 3 – unobservable inputs

Observable inputs are those based on market data obtained from sources independent of the fund, and unobservable inputs reflect the fund’s own assumptions based on the best information available. The input levels are not necessarily an indication of the risk or liquidity associated with financial instruments at that level. The following table summarizes the fund’s financial instruments, based on the inputs used to determine their values on March 31, 2011:


NOTE 3 - DERIVATIVE INSTRUMENTS

The fund may invest in derivative instruments. As defined by GAAP, a derivative is a financial instrument whose value is derived from an underlying security price, foreign exchange rate, interest rate, index of prices or rates, or other variable; it requires little or no initial investment and permits or requires net settlement. The fund invests in derivatives only if the expected risks and rewards are consistent with its investment objectives, policies, and overall risk profile, as described in its prospectus and Statement of Additional Information. The fund may use derivatives for a variety of purposes, such as seeking to hedge against declines in principal value, increase yield, invest in an asset with greater efficiency and at a lower cost than is possible through direct investment, or to adjust credit exposure. The risks associated with the use of derivatives are different from, and potentially much greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in the instruments on which the derivatives are based. Investments in derivatives can magnify returns positively or negatively; however, the fund at all times maintains sufficient cash reserves, liquid assets, or other SEC-permitted asset types to cover the settlement obligations under its open derivative contracts.

The fund values its derivatives at fair value, as described below and in Note 2, and recognizes changes in fair value currently in its results of operations. Accordingly, the fund does not follow hedge accounting, even for derivatives employed as economic hedges. The fund does not offset the fair value of derivative instruments against the right to reclaim or obligation to return collateral.

Counterparty risk related to exchange-traded derivatives, including futures and options contracts, is minimal because the exchange’s clearinghouse provides protection against defaults. Additionally, for exchange-traded derivatives, each broker in its sole discretion may change margin requirements applicable to the fund.

Futures Contracts
The fund may enter into futures contracts to manage exposure to interest rates, security prices, foreign currencies, and credit quality; as an efficient means of adjusting exposure to all or part of a target market; to enhance income; as a cash management tool; and/or to adjust credit exposure. A futures contract provides for the future sale by one party and purchase by another of a specified amount of a specific underlying financial instrument at an agreed upon price, date, time, and place. The fund currently invests only in exchange-traded futures, which generally are standardized as to maturity date, underlying financial instrument, and other contract terms. Upon entering into a futures contract, the fund is required to deposit with the broker cash or securities in an amount equal to a certain percentage of the contract value (initial margin deposit); the margin deposit must then be maintained at the established level over the life of the contract. Subsequent payments are made or received by the fund each day to settle daily fluctuations in the value of the contract (variation margin), which reflect changes in the value of the underlying financial instrument. Variation margin is recorded as unrealized gain or loss until the contracts are closed. For a futures contract, the value included in net assets is the amount of unsettled variation margin, if any. Risks related to the use of futures contracts include possible illiquidity of the futures markets, contract prices that can be highly volatile and imperfectly correlated to movements in hedged security values, interest rates, and/or currency values; and potential losses in excess of the fund’s initial investment.

NOTE 4 - FEDERAL INCOME TAXES

At March 31, 2011, the cost of investments for federal income tax purposes was $214,057,000. Net unrealized gain aggregated $77,829,000 at period-end, of which $79,812,000 related to appreciated investments and $1,983,000 related to depreciated investments.

NOTE 5 - RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

The fund may invest in the T. Rowe Price Reserve Investment Fund and the T. Rowe Price Government Reserve Investment Fund (collectively, the T. Rowe Price Reserve Investment Funds), open-end management investment companies managed by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. (Price Associates) and considered affiliates of the fund. The T. Rowe Price Reserve Investment Funds are offered as cash management options to mutual funds, trusts, and other accounts managed by Price Associates and/or its affiliates and are not available for direct purchase by members of the public. The T. Rowe Price Reserve Investment Funds pay no investment management fees.

Item 2. Controls and Procedures.

(a) The registrant’s principal executive officer and principal financial officer have evaluated the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures within 90 days of this filing and have concluded that the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures were effective, as of that date, in ensuring that information required to be disclosed by the registrant in this Form N-Q was recorded, processed, summarized, and reported timely.

(b) The registrant’s principal executive officer and principal financial officer are aware of no change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

Item 3. Exhibits.

Separate certifications by the registrant's principal executive officer and principal financial officer, pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and required by Rule 30a-2(a) under the Investment Company Act of 1940, are attached.

                                                                              
SIGNATURES
 
  Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Investment 
Company Act of 1940, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the 
undersigned, thereunto duly authorized. 
 
T. Rowe Price Capital Opportunity Fund, Inc. 
 
 
 
By  /s/ Edward C. Bernard 
  Edward C. Bernard 
  Principal Executive Officer 
 
Date  May 19, 2011 
 
 
  Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Investment 
Company Act of 1940, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of 
the registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated. 
 
 
 
By  /s/ Edward C. Bernard 
  Edward C. Bernard 
  Principal Executive Officer 
 
Date  May 19, 2011 
 
 
 
By  /s/ Gregory K. Hinkle 
  Gregory K. Hinkle 
  Principal Financial Officer 
 
Date  May 19, 2011