5 Best Micro-Cap Stocks to Buy Now

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Below we presented the list of 5 Best Micro-Cap Stocks to Buy Now. For our detailed discussion and a more comprehensive list please see 15 Best Micro-Cap Stocks to Buy Now.

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5. GameStop Corporation (NYSE:GME)

No of HFs: 28

Total Value of HF: $164 Million

One of the biggest hedge funds having stakes in the company is Richard Mashaal’s Rima Senvest Management, with 3.22 million shares of the company . An insider purchased 500,000 shares at around $16 in December 2020. The stock is up 225% since then. RF Capital mentioned GME in its Q3 2019 investor letter:

“Gamestop is a video game retailer with over 5,700 stores across 14 countries. GME offers new and used video gaming consoles, video games (both physical and digital), accessories, collectibles, and other miscellaneous items. Customers are able to trade in consoles, games, and accessories for cash or store credit through GME’s buy-sell-trade program. GME also publishes Game Informer magazine.

The business is currently challenged due to the rise of digital downloads, competition from other retailers, and increased gaming on mobile and computers. Furthermore, earnings will continue to suffer until Q4 2020 because the industry is currently at the end of the console cycle. (Sony and Microsoft will be launching new consoles next year in Q4.) Although sales and earnings have been down significantly, at least we are seeing trough earnings or somewhere close to it.

Despite all the negative press around GME, we believe the situation looks worse than it actually is. The company has a strong balance sheet and continues to generate free cash flow. GME currently has $424 million in cash versus $418 million in long-term debt. Management has also projected adjusted diluted EPS of $1.15-$1.30 and adjusted FCF of $225-$250 million for 2019. Thus, GME should be able to stay afloat while waiting for the release of the next-gen consoles.

We made GME a 5% position. Our average cost was $5.30 per share. At this point, GME is difficult to value based on earnings. However, the strong balance sheet provides downside protection, and there will be more visibility when the new consoles and product titles launch next year. We will increase our position size if management continues to do the right things. The new CEO and CFO are off to a good start with 180-200 planned store closures and the completion of the modified Dutch auction tender offer for 12 million shares at $5.20 per share.”

GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME)

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