Long Term Growth Viable for Ollie’s Says Artisan Global

Artisan Global Discovery Fund, a global investment management firm, published its third-quarter 2020 Investor Letter – a copy of which can be downloaded here. A positive return of 11.79% was recorded by the fund for the 3rd Quarter of 2020, ahead of its MSCI All Country World benchmark that returned 8.13%. You can view the fund’s top 10 holdings to have a peek at their top bets for 2021.

Artisan Partners, in their Q3 2020 Investor Letter said that they were able to distinguish a value in  Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OLLI) and initiated a position in the company. Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings, Inc. is a company that sells a variety of brand name merchandise that currently has a $6.509 billion market cap. For the past 3 months, OLLI delivered a 4.40% return and settled at $96.50 per share at the closing of January 14th.

Here is what Artisan Global Discovery Fund has to say about Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings, Inc. in their Investor Letter:

“Ollie’s recently reported the best sales and earnings results in its 38- year history. The company has benefited from keeping its stores open through the harshest of lockdowns, government stimulus checks and consumer lifestyle changes. However, the stock pulled back in the quarter (after doubling in Q2) as investors contemplated the very tough growth comparisons the company will face in 2021. We acknowledge that growth rates will optically slow in the near term as the economy begins normalizing but believe Ollie’s unique operating model and significant new-store growth opportunity are compelling profit-cycle drivers longer term.”

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Last December 2020, we published an article telling that Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OLLI) was in 34 hedge funds’ portfolio, surpassing its all time high statistics of 31. Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings, Inc. proved its worth by delivering a 85.91% return for the past 12 months.

As of September 2020, Artisan Partners had a 4.3 million share position in OLLI that amounted to $379.8 million. However, our calculations showed that Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OLLI) does not belong to the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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