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Here’s Why Cedar Fair (FUN) Stock is an Attractive Pick for Investors

Miller Value Partners recently released its Q1 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The Miller Value Partners Opportunity Equity Fund posted a return of -38.4% for the quarter (net of fees), underperforming its benchmark, the S&P 500 Index which returned -19.6% 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 Cedar Fair L P (NYSE:FUN) is one of them. Cedar Fair owns and operates amusement parks. Year-to-date, Cedar Fair L P (NYSE:FUN) stock lost 39.1% and on June 11th it had a closing price of $32.67. Here is what Miller Value Partners said:

“Theme park operator Cedar Fair (FUN) fell 66.15% during the period with travel and leisure stocks after President Trump restricted travel to the US and government agencies recommended the restriction of large crowds in response to COVID-19. That said, the company reported solid Q4 results with revenue of $257M and EBITDA of $54.6M, slightly below consensus of $267M and $64.7M, respectively, on one fewer week of operations Y/Y. On a same-week basis, revenue rose +13% Y/Y driven by a +16% increase in visits while out-of-park spend came in higher than expected at +9.1%. The long-term outlook remains intact with management noting early season sales are +40% (following the 50% increase in 3Q19). Management also introduced a new long-term EBITDA target of $600M by 2024 (3.5% compound annual growth rate (CAGR)). In addition, insiders including CEO Richard Zimmerman purchased over 50,000 shares totaling $1.97M.”

In Q4 2019, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Cedar Fair L P (NYSE:FUN) stock decreased by about 31% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers don’t seem to agree with FUN’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Cedar Fair L P (NYSE:FUN) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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