Gator Capital Management recently released its Q4 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The fund posted a return of 29.18% for the fourth quarter, outperforming its benchmark, the S&P 500 Index which returned 12.15% in the same quarter. You should check out Gator Capital Management’s top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of this year.
In the Q4 2020 Investor Letter, Gator Capital Management highlighted a few stocks and BBX Capital Inc. (NYSE:BBXIA) is one of them. BBX Capital Inc. (NYSE:BBXIA) is a diversified holding company. In the last three months, BBX Capital Inc. (NYSE:BBXIA) stock gained 38.9% and on February 24th it had a closing price of $6.26. Here is what Gator Capital Management said:
“BBX Capital (“BBX”) is a company controlled by the Levan family in Ft. Lauderdale. The company has been through several iterations. At various times, it has owned a bank, a home builder, and a timeshare business. The current iteration was formed this past Fall after spinning-off its timeshare business, Bluegreen Vacation Holdings (“BVH”). The remaining businesses in BBX Capital are several real estate ventures located throughout Florida, a building products company focused on windows and doors, and a struggling candy business.
We believe BBX Capital is extraordinarily cheap due to the spin-off, its new listing on the OTC market, the super-voting shares held by insiders, and the complicated nature of the remaining businesses. BBX’s recent share price is $5.35. The company has net working capital + note receivable from BVH less outstanding liabilities equal to $6.74 per share. In addition, BBX’s real estate investments have another $6.22 per share of value. This conservative valuation of the company is $12.96 per share, which we find compelling compared to the $5.35 stock price.
This valuation is conservative because
• it carries the home building products business at net working capital of the subsidiary,
• the Real Estate at book value even though many of the properties have been enhanced, and
• assigns zero value to the candy business.
We believe BBX Capital’s stock price can approach $12.96 over the medium term. We look at the management team’s track record of transactions to enhance value over the last 10 years. We believe management will announce another transaction to enhance the value of BBX Capital. Our guess is they will announce a share repurchase program.”
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