Lookback: Greenhaven Road Capital’s 2019 Nintendo (NTDOY) Thesis

If you are looking for the best ideas for your portfolio you may want to consider some of Greenhaven Road Capital‘s top stock picks. Greenhaven Road Capital, an investment management firm, is bullish on Nintendo (NYSE:NTDOY) stock. In its Q3 2019 investor letter – you can download a copy here – the firm discussed its investment thesis on Nintendo (NYSE:NTDOY) stock. Nintendo (NYSE:NTDOY) is a video game company based in Japan.

On October 13, 2019, Greenhaven Road Capital had released its Q3 2019 investor letter. Nintendo (NYSE:NTDOY) stock has posted a return of 37% in the trailing one year period, outperforming the S&P 500 Index which returned 15.4% in the same period. This suggests that the investment firm was right in its decision.

Greenhaven’s fund posted a return of less than 1% in the third quarter of 2019, underperforming the S&P 500 Index which returned 1.7% in the same quarter. Let’s take a look at comments made by Greenhaven Road Capital about Nintendo (NYSE:NTDOY) in the Q3 2019 investor letter.

“Historically, Nintendo (NTDOY) has not been a high-quality business as almost all of its revenue was tied to the booms and busts of the video game console business. Unlike our “status quo” bets, our bet here is that Nintendo is becoming a high-quality business. The transformation is being driven by Nintendo’s transition to the Switch gaming platform, which should have a significantly longer life than the traditional video game consoles. Nintendo is also layering on significant subscription revenue and better monetization of IP in mobile games. These changes should provide more recurring revenues with higher margins. If this transition continues to progress, Nintendo will have revenue growth, margin improvement, and multiple expansion.”

This isn’t the first time Greenhaven Road Capital talked about Nintendo (NYSE:NTDOY) favorably either. The investment firm has been a long time Nintendo (NYSE:NTDOY) bull. In August 2020, we shared Greenhaven Road Capital’s bullish Nintendo (NYSE:NTDOYthesis in this article.

Our calculations showed that Nintendo (NYSE:NTDOY) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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