Miller Value Partners recently released its Q3 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. During the third quarter, the Deep Value Strategy led the overall marketplace and S&P 1500 Value index, generating returns in excess of 25%. You should check out Miller Value Partners’ top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of this year.
In the said letter, Miller Value Partners highlighted a few stocks and Pitney Bowes Inc (NYSE:PBI) is one of them. Pitney Bowes Inc (NYSE:PBI) is a technology company. Year-to-date, Pitney Bowes Inc (NYSE:PBI) stock gained 36.5% and on November 3rd it had a closing price of $5.50. Here is what Miller Value Partners said:
“Pitney Bowes (PBI), a holding that we added earlier in the year has also been a very positive recent performance contributor. Covid-19 has created a surge in demand for Pitney Bowes’s e-commerce services. During the past two quarters, the company has added nearly 170 new customers. Onboarding these new clients over the coming quarters and the ongoing double-digit industry growth should support e-commerce segment revenue to be greater than $2B over the next couple of years. Over the coming quarters, management is focused on improving the segment’s profitability, lowering transportation, warehouse, and employee costs per piece. Over the next 2-3 years, achieving targets of 8-12% EBIT margins has the potential for the E-commerce business to drive a $250M positive delta in profits, $200M in incremental free cash flow, and contribute more than $1 in incremental EPS. Looking at comparative businesses in the marketplace suggests that the e-commerce segment on a stand-alone basis is worth more than $12 a share. Pitney Bowes also has a Send-Tech Solutions and Presort business that has had more challenging growth trends and is currently recovering from a cyclical trough. These two businesses have a combined opportunity over the next couple of years to generate normalized earnings of ~$1/share and $200M in free cash flow. We believe Pitney Bowes has significant further upside potential as the current share price has a normalized free cash flow and earnings yield over 30%.”
In June, we published an article revealing Miller Value Partners bullish investment thesis on Pitney Bowes Inc (NYSE:PBI) stock in its Q1 2020 investor letter. This suggests that the investment firm has been bullish for a long time on Pitney Bowes Inc (NYSE:PBI).
In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Pitney Bowes Inc (NYSE:PBI) stock decreased by about 35% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers don’t believe in Pitney Bowes’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Pitney Bowes Inc (NYSE:PBI) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.
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