Renewable Energy Group Inc. (REGI): Whitebox Advisors Reveals Large Stake

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According to a recent 13G filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Andy Redleaf‘s Whitebox Advisors owns 2.31 million common shares of Renewable Energy Group Inc. (NASDAQ:REGI), which account for 5.6% of its shares outstanding. The stock represents a new addition to Whitebox Advisors’ equity portfolio.

Renewable Energy is a company that produces biofuels and develops renewable chemicals, and is working on providing lower carbon intensity products. Year-to-date, the company’s stock is down by 2.26%. For the second quarter of 2016, Renewable Energy disclosed earnings per share of $0.16, missing the estimates of $0.28, and revenue of $558.3 million, easily topping the estimates of $417.78 million. Earlier this month, Canaccord Genuity reiterated its ‘Hold’ rating on Renewable Energy’s stock and has a price target of $10.50 on it.

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As per our hedge fund database, investors that were bullish on Renewable Energy (NASDAQ:REGI) at the end of the second quarter included Clint Carlson’s Carlson Capital, with a position worth $34.44 million, Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies, which held a position valued at almost $2 million, Neil Chriss’ Hutchin Hill Capital, and Mike Vranos’ Ellington. An investor who dumped Renewable Energy (NASDAQ:REGI) during the second quarter was Gavin Saitowitz and Cisco J. Del Valle’s Springbok Capital, which sold off its position valued at $52,000 on March 31.

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You can access the original SEC filing by clicking here.

Ownership Summary Table

Name Sole Voting Power Shared Voting Power Sole Dispositive Power Shared Dispositive Power Aggregate Amount Owned Power Percent of Class
Whitebox Advisors 0 2,310,904 0 2,310,904 2,310,904 5.6%
Whitebox General Partner 0 2,310,904 0 2,310,904 2,310,904 5.6%

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Page 1 of 7 – SEC Filing

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No.)*
Renewable Energy Group, Inc.
(Name of Issuer)
Common Stock, $0.0001 par value
(Title of Class of Securities)
(CUSIP Number)
August 12, 2016
(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)
Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:
[_]  Rule 13d-1(b)
[X]  Rule 13d-1(c)
[_]  Rule 13d-1(d)
*The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.
The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

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