Is NCR Corporation (NCR) a Smart Long-term Buy?

Greenlight Capital Fund recently released its Q3 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The fund posted a return of 5.9% for the quarter, underperforming its benchmark, the S&P 500 Index which returned 8.9% in the same quarter. You should check out Greenlight Capital’s top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of 2021.

In the Q3 2020 Investor Letter, Greenlight Capital highlighted a few stocks and NCR Corp (NYSE:NCR) is one of them. NCR Corp (NYSE:NCR) is a software company. In the last one year, NCR Corp (NYSE:NCR) stock gained 6.6% and on January 11th it had a closing price of $36.76. Here is what Greenlight Capital said:

“NCR sells and services ATMs, self-checkout terminals and other point-of-sale terminals to banks, retailers and restaurants. In 2018, new management embarked on a multi-year strategy to convert its perpetual license software sales to a recurring “software as a service” fee model. Earlier this year, the stock dropped by more than 50% as the pandemic caused many of NCR’s customers to defer purchases. However, many of its customers, including mass merchants, grocers, convenience stores, gas stations and quick-service restaurants, have held up well this year. Over the long term, we believe NCR is well-positioned as banks and stores shift activity from human tellers and cashiers to more ATMs and self-checkout options. We expect outsized earnings growth in 2021 due to both pent-up customer demand as well as further progress on management’s strategic initiatives. We purchased our shares at $18.89, or around 8x consensus 2021 EPS estimates. The shares ended the quarter at $22.14.”

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Last week, we published an article revealing that FPA Capital Fund is bullish on NCR Corp (NYSE:NCR) stock. The investment firm said the company is in the process of shifting further away from its historical hardware focus to higher margin recurring software-as-a-service products.

In Q3 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on NCR Corp (NYSE:NCR) stock remained unchanged from the previous quarter (see the chart here). Our calculations showed that NCR Corp (NYSE:NCR) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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