Does Medifast (MED) Have A Place In Your Dividend Portfolio?

Miller Value Partners recently released its Q2 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The Opportunity Equity Fund posted a return of 47.02% for the quarter (net of fees), outperforming its benchmark, the S&P 500 Index which returned 20.54% in the same quarter. 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 Partners highlighted a few stocks and Medifast Inc (NYSE:MED) is one of them. Medifast Inc (NYSE:MED) is a health and wellness company. Year-to-date, Medifast Inc (NYSE:MED) stock gained 50.9% and on July 24th it had a closing price of $162.12. Here is what Miller Value Partners’ said:

“Medifast Inc. (MED) climbed 123.5% over the period after reporting 1Q results. The company reported revenue of $178.5M beating consensus of $166M with Earnings per Share (EPS) of $1.93 ahead of the $1.32 expected. The company had their highest coach count ever of 32,600, but average revenue per coach was still down to $5,333 compared to $5,817 seen 1Q last year, but was up 2% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) with 4Q revenue per coach of $5,229. They noted that 85% of revenue is reoccurring with 80% of expenses being variable, but the company still pulled full-year guidance due to uncertainty around COVID. The company maintained their dividend at $1.13, 4.7% yield.”

In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Medifast Inc (NYSE:MED)  stock decreased by about 16% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers don’t seem to agree with Medifast’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Medifast Inc (NYSE:MED)  isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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