Amdocs (DOX) Has Fallen 5% in Last One Year, Underperforms Market

If you are looking for the best ideas for your portfolio you may want to consider some of Palm Valley Capital Management’s top stock picks. Palm Valley Capital, an investment management firm, is bullish on Amdocs Ltd (NASDAQ:DOX) stock. In its Q2 2019 investor letter – you can download a copy here – the firm discussed its investment thesis on Amdocs Ltd (NASDAQ:DOX) stock. Amdocs Ltd (NASDAQ:DOX) specializes in software and services for communications, media and financial services providers and digital enterprises.

On July 1, 2019, Palm Valley Capital had released its Q2 2019 investor letter. The investment firm said that Amdocs Ltd (NASDAQ:DOX) was one of the ten equities that the fund held in Q2 2019. The stock has posted a return of -4.7% in the trailing one year period, underperforming fund’s benchmark the S&P Small Cap 600 Index which returned 0.4% in the same period. This suggests that the investment firm was wrong in its decision. On a year-to-date basis, Amdocs Ltd (NASDAQ:DOX) stock has fallen by 14.7%.

Palm Valley Capital fund posted a return of 0.7% from April 30, 2019 through June 30, 2019, outperforming fund’s benchmark the S&P Small Cap 600 Index which returned -1.9% in the same period. Let’s take a look at comments made by Palm Valley Capital about Amdocs Ltd (NASDAQ:DOX) in the Q2 2019 investor letter.

“Amdocs is the world’s leading provider of billing and customer care (BSS) and operations support systems (OSS) to communications service providers. Customer relationships are sticky and major clients include AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Singtel, and Comcast. Three quarters of revenue is recurring. The balance sheet is excellent and margins have been stable and cash flow dependable.”

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In May, we published an article revealing Palm Valley Capital’s bullish investment thesis on Amdocs Ltd (NASDAQ:DOX) stock in its Q1 2020 investor letter. This suggests that the investment firm has been bullish for a long time on Amdocs Ltd (NASDAQ:DOX).

In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Amdocs Ltd (NASDAQ:DOX) stock decreased by about 12% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers don’t seem to agree with Amdocs’ growth potential. Our calculations showed that Amdocs Ltd (NASDAQ:DOX) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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