Hill International (HIL) Has Fallen 54% in Last One Year, Underperforms Market

If you are looking for the best ideas for your portfolio you may want to consider some of Laughing Water Capital’s top stock picks. Laughing Water Capital, an investment management firm, is bullish on Hill International Inc. (NYSE:HIL) stock. In its Q2 2019 investor letter – you can download a copy here – the firm discussed its investment thesis on Hill International Inc. (NYSE:HIL) stock. Hill International Inc. (NYSE:HIL) is an American construction consulting firm.

In July 2019, Laughing Water Capital had released its Q2 2019 investor letter. The investment firm said that Hill International Inc. (NYSE:HIL) was one of the top five positions in Q2 2019. Hill International Inc. (NYSE:HIL) stock has posted a return of -54.3% in the trailing one year period, underperforming fund’s benchmark the S&P 500 Index which returned 13.3% in the same period. This suggests that the investment firm was wrong in its decision. On a year-to-date basis, Hill International Inc. (NYSE:HIL) stock has fallen by 55.7%.

Laughing Water Capital fund posted a return of 10.3% in the second quarter of 2019, outperforming fund’s benchmark the S&P 500 Index which returned 4.30% in the same period. Let’s take a look at comments made by Laughing Water Capital about Hill International Inc. (NYSE:HIL) stock in the Q2 2019 investor letter.

“Hill International (HIL) – HIL, discussed above, is our asset light construction business which I first introduced in the Q3’18 letter. The worst hand in poker is the second-best hand at the table because the player gets sucked in by seemingly favorable odds. The investing equivalent to the second-best hand may be shares that appear cheap due to forced selling tied to an exchange de-listing right before a series of events that cause more forced selling, and this series of events describes our experience to date with HIL.

However, despite share price weakness, fundamentals have begun to improve and insiders have ravenously been purchasing shares. Thus, I have doubled down and increased our position. I recently pitched HIL at the Value X Vail conference, and you fill find the presentation attached to this email.”

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Last month, we published an article revealing that Greystone Capital is bullish on Hill International Inc. (NYSE:HIL) stock. The investment firm believes that the company would emerge stronger from the coronavirus crisis.

In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Hill International Inc. (NYSE:HIL) stock decreased by about 23% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers don’t seem to agree with Hill International’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Hill International Inc. (NYSE:HIL) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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