Palm Valley Capital recently released its Q1 2021 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The fund posted a return of 3.60% for the quarter, underperforming its benchmark, the S&P Small Cap 600 Index which returned 18.23% in the same quarter. You should check out Palm Valley Capital’s top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of 2021.
In the Q1 2021 Investor Letter, the fund highlighted a few stocks and SSR Mining (NASDAQ:SSRM) is one of them. SSR Mining (NASDAQ:SSRM) is a mining company. In the last three months, SSR Mining (NASDAQ:SSRM) stock lost 16.6% and on April 8th it had a closing price of $15.71. Here is what the fund said:
“As precious metals and precious metal miners underperformed during the quarter, several of the mining stocks on our possible buy list became more attractively priced. After declining 33% from the beginning of the year, we purchased SSR Mining, an intermediate gold company with four producing mines located in the United States, Turkey, Canada, and Argentina. In 2021, the company expects to produce 720,000 to 800,000 gold-equivalent ounces with all-in sustaining costs of $1,050 to $1,110 per ounce. At current gold prices, we expect SSR Mining to generate meaningful free cash flow this year, adding to its cash balance. Currently, the company’s balance sheet is very strong and liquid with $470 million in net cash, $1.2 billion in net working capital, and $3.9 billion in tangible book value. We were happy to purchase SSR Mining at a discount to our valuation of its net assets. In addition to being cheap, we think it’s a nice inflation hedge.”
In Q3 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on SSR Mining (NASDAQ:SSRM) stock remained unchanged from the previous quarter (see the chart here). Our calculations showed that SSR Mining (NASDAQ:SSRM) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.
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