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Here’s Why Colliers Group (CIGI) Stock is an Attractive Pick for Investors

PenderFund Capital Management recently released its May 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. Pender is a growing, independent, value-based mutual fund company with the goal of creating value by generating superior risk-adjusted returns. You should check out PenderFund Capital Management’s 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, PenderFund Capital Management highlighted a few stocks and Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CIGI) is one of them. Colliers International Group is a real estate company. Year-to-date, Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CIGI) stock lost 22.6% and on June 18th it had a closing price of $59.90. Here is what PenderFund Capital Management said:

“The second addition to the portfolio was Colliers Group which is a commercial real estate brokerage. Most of their exposure is to office and industrial buildings, with smaller exposure to retail space. Ten years ago, they were primarily a transactional based company (sales and leases) but now around 50% of their revenue is from recurring sources such as property management and advisory services. Looking back at the previous downturn in 2009, it took the company a year and a half to recover to previous peak EBITDA levels.

The sentiment towards commercial real estate turned extremely negative with the exodus to remote working, resulting in a lot of uncertainties in the outlook. As a broker, Colliers does not own the real estate but instead helps to facilitate transactions and manage the assets. The weak sentiment allowed us to buy what we view as a high-quality company at depressed valuations. Over the past five years they have grown EBITDA by 20% per year through organic growth and diversifying away from transactional based revenue streams.”

In Q4 2019, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CIGI) stock increased by about 18% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers seem to agree with CIGI’s upside potential. Our calculations showed that Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CIGI) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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