OneMain Holdings (OMF): Top Contributor to Miller Value Partners’ Gains

Miller Value Partners, an investment management firm, published its ‘Income Strategy’ fourth-quarter 2020 Investor Letter – a copy of which can be seen here. A net return of 19.17% was recorded by the fund for the Q4 of 2020 which is almost twice as much of its benchmark that returned 6.48%. You can view the fund’s top 5 holdings to have a peek at their top bets for 2021.

Miller Value Partners, in their Q4 2020 Investor Letter, said that OneMain Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: OMF) was their top contributor in the fourth quarter of 2020. OneMain Holdings, Inc. is a financial services company that currently has a $7 billion market cap. For the past 3 months, OMF delivered a 34.02% return and settled at $52.75 per share at the closing of February 12th.

Here is what Miller Value Partners has to say about OneMain Holdings, Inc. in their Q4 2020 investor letter:

OneMain Holdings (OMF) was the top contributor over the quarter, advancing 56.0% after reporting Q3 Earnings Per Share (EPS) of $2.19, well above consensus of $1.26 and the quarterly dividend, which was increased 36% to $0.45/share (3.5% annualized yield and 11.5% Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) yield). Net interest income of $836M beat estimates of $778M, implying a 24.3% asset yield and 18.7% net interest margin. Origination volumes increased 41% sequentially to $2.9Bn on continued strength in digital while end-of-period net receivables were flat at $17.8Bn. Credit quality remains excellent with net charge-offs of 5.2%, the lowest level since 3Q 2015. Management guided to year-end receivables of $18.1Bn, net charge-offs of 5.6% (from 5.8%-6.0%), and net leverage of 4.3x-4.5x.”

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Just recently, we published an article about the 10 best consumer stocks to buy now, and OneMain Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: OMF) is part of it. OMF delivered a 10.10% return in the past 12 months.

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