Bill Miller is Betting on Chemours Co (CC) Stock

Miller Value Partners recently released its Q2 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. In the second quarter, the Miller Income Strategy fund returned 21.7% versus 9.6% for the unmanaged benchmark. You should check out Miller Value Partners’ top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of the stock market crash.

In the said letter, Miller Value highlighted a few stocks and Chemours Co (NYSE:CC) is one of them. Chemours Co (NYSE:CC) is a chemical company. Year-to-date, Chemours Co (NYSE:CC) stock gained 18.0% and on August 13th it had a closing price of $21.34. Miller Value cared to mention Chemours Co (NYSE:CC) in its investor letter, though they didn’t say why they really like the stock. All they said is this:

“The Chemours Co (CC) rose 76.8% during the quarter after reporting Q1 earnings before income, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of $257M, topping consensus of $218M by 18% on margins of 19.7% (consensus of 16.5%). Earnings Per Share (EPS) of $0.71 topped estimates of $0.45 by 58% and nicely covered the quarterly dividend of $0.25/share (6.4% annualized yield). Free cash flow of $(62)M improved $115M Year-over-Year (Y/Y) with total liquidity of $1.4Bn as of quarter end. Management withdrew Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) guidance due to demand uncertainty in certain end markets.”

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This isn’t the first time Miller Value talked about Chemours Co (NYSE:CC) favorably either. The investment firm has been a long time Chemours Co (NYSE:CC) bull. In June, we shared Miller Value’s bullish Chemours Co (NYSE:CC) thesis in this article.

In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Chemours Co (NYSE:CC) stock increased by about 10% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers seem to agree with Chemours’ growth potential. Our calculations showed that Chemours Co (NYSE:CC) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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