If you are looking for the best ideas for your portfolio you may want to consider some of Greenhaven Road Capital‘s top stock picks. Greenhaven Road Capital, an investment management firm, is bullish on Etsy Inc (NASDAQ:ETSY) stock. In its Q2 2019 investor letter – you can download a copy here – the firm discussed its investment thesis on Etsy Inc (NASDAQ:ETSY) stock. Etsy Inc (NASDAQ:ETSY) is an e-commerce company.
On August 1, 2019, Greenhaven Road Capital had released its Q2 2019 investor letter. Etsy Inc (NASDAQ:ETSY) was one of the Top 5 holdings of Greenhaven in Q2 2019. The stock has posted a return of 133.7% in the trailing one year period, outperforming the S&P 500 Index which returned 20.0% in the same period. This suggests that the investment firm was right in its decision. On a year-to-date basis, Etsy Inc (NASDAQ:ETSY) stock has risen by 186.7%.
Greenhaven’s fund posted a return of -4.0% in the second quarter of 2019, underperforming the S&P 500 Index which returned 4.3% in the same quarter. Let’s take a look at comments made by Greenhaven Road Capital about Etsy Inc (NASDAQ:ETSY) in the Q2 2019 investor letter.
“ETSY (ETSY) – Etsy is the most expensive company that we own on a price-to-sales basis. It also one of the highest quality and most resilient as a vibrant two sided marketplace. Management is making several operational improvements that have grown revenues and improved margins. With price increases, they are investing in growing the base of buyers, improving the search results shoppers receive, and enhancing the tools available for sellers. Etsy has announced their first significant acquisition, and we believe this boutique Amazon alternative has a long runway for growth with no additional capital requirements.”
In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Etsy Inc (NASDAQ:ETSY) stock decreased by about 17% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers don’t seem to agree with Etsy’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Etsy Inc (NASDAQ:ETSY) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.
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