Is Repligen Corporation (RGEN) A Smart Long-Term Buy?

Conestoga Capital Advisors, a boutique, independent investment management firm, published its fourth-quarter 2020 ‘Small Cap Growth & SMid Cap Growth’ Investor Letter – a copy of which can be downloaded here. A net return of 31% was recorded by Conestoga’s Small Cap Growth fund and 19.72% return by its SMid Cap Growth Fund for the the end year 2020. Both performed below their Russell 2000 Growth and Russell 2500 Growth benchmarks that delivered a 34.63% and 25.89% return respectively. You can view the fund’s top 5 holdings to have a peek at their top bets for 2021.

Conestoga Capital Advisors, in their Q4 2020 investor letter, emphasized that Repligen Corporation (NASDAQ: RGEN) is among their Small Cap Growth Fund’s top 5 leaders. Repligen Corporation is a Massachusetts-based company that manufactures tools used by biotech companies. It currently has a $10.2 billion market capitalization. Since the beginning of the year, RGEN is down -2.84%, but its 12-month gains is till up by  97.09%. As of March 5, the stock closed at $186.19 per share.

Here is what Conestoga Capital Advisors has to say about Repligen Corporation in their Q4 2020 investor letter:

“RGEN is a provider of tools used by biotechnology companies. The stock continued to perform well, rising by nearly 30% during the fourth quarter. The combination of organic growth, new product introductions, and attractive tuck-in acquisitions (cross-sell opportunities) has fueled outstanding results from the company. RGEN has also benefitted from COVID-19 vaccine and treatment development. We continue to expect double-digit annual organic revenue growth for RGEN over the next five years.”

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Our calculations show that Repligen Corporation (NASDAQ: RGEN) 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, Repligen Corporation (NASDAQ: RGEN) was in 47 hedge fund portfolios compared to 45 funds in the third quarter. RGEN delivered a -1.14% return in the past 3 months.

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