Miller Value Partners is Bullish on Chico’s FAS (CHS) Stock

Miller Value Partners recently released its Q3 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. In the third quarter, the Miller Income Strategy fund returned 7.89% versus 4.71% for the ICE BofA Merrill Lynch High Yield Index. You should check out Miller Value Partners’ top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of this year.

In the said letter, Miller Value Partners highlighted a few stocks and Chico’s FAS Inc. (NYSE:CHS) is one of them. Chico’s FAS Inc. (NYSE:CHS) is a clothing retail company. Year-to-date, Chico’s FAS Inc. (NYSE:CHS) stock lost 70.9% and on November 2nd it had a closing price of $1.11. Here is what Miller Value Partners said:

“Chico’s FAS (CHS) was the top detractor over the quarter, falling -29.5% despite generating positive FCF of $7M in Q2, a $112M sequential improvement in a very challenging operating environment. Revenue of $306.2M was below consensus of $332.7M but +9.2% quarter-over-quarter (Q/Q) on the backs of strong digital performance and store re-openings. Digital sales in the apparel group and intimates each grew double digits with Soma surging 70% Y/Y. Gross margin of 14.6% improved 18% sequentially while SG&A expense declined $63.7M driven by ongoing expense reduction initiatives. Management announced a strategic real estate review whereby each store’s cash flow and profitability will be evaluated in an effort to optimize the fleet.”

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In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Chico’s FAS Inc. (NYSE:CHS) stock increased by about 6% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers believe in CHS’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Chico’s FAS Inc. (NYSE:CHS) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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