Is it Time to Dispose Your Bottomline Technologies (EPAY) Position?

Bernzott Capital Advisors, an investment management firm, published its first quarter 2021 investor letter – a copy of which can be downloaded here. A net return of 10.27% was recorded by the fund for the Q1 of 2021, below the Russell 2000 Value and Russell 2500 Value Index that delivered a 21.17% and 16.83% returns respectively for the same period. You can view the fund’s top 5 holdings to have a peek at their top bets for 2021.

Bernzott Capital Advisors, in their Q1 2021 investor letter, mentioned Bottomline Technologies (de), Inc. (NASDAQ: EPAY), and shared their insights on the company. Bottomline Technologies (de), Inc. is a Portsmouth, New Hampshire-based software company that currently has a $1.7 billion market capitalization. Since the beginning of the year, INOV delivered a -26.91% return, while its 12-month gains are down by -2.95%. As of May 05, 2021, the stock closed at $38.55 per share.

Here is what Bernzott Capital Advisors has to say about Bottomline Technologies (de), Inc. in their Q1 2021 investor letter:

“Bottomline Technologies (EPAY): The business-to-business payment company’s stock was weak as its earnings report in February evidenced a slowdown in its important subscription and transaction revenues. COVID-19 disruption was to blame. Subscription revenues are targeted to grow 15-20% in 2021.”

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Our calculations show that Bottomline Technologies (de), Inc. (NASDAQ: EPAY) does not belong in our list of the 30 Most Popular Stocks Among Hedge Funds. As of the end of the fourth quarter of 2020, Bottomline Technologies (de), Inc. was in 18 hedge fund portfolios, compared to 21 funds in the third quarter. EPAY delivered a -15.05% return in the past 3 months.

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