Shift to Online Shopping Contributed in Stitch Fix (SFIX) Impressive Returns

Miller Value Partners, an investment management firm, published its ‘Opportunity Equity’ fourth-quarter 2020 Investor Letter – a copy of which can be seen here. A net return of 35.4% was recorded by the fund for the Q4 of 2020, outperforming its S&P 500 benchmark that delivered a 12.15% return. 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 Stitch Fix, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFIX) was a top contributor for their portfolio in the fourth quarter of 2020. Stitch Fix, Inc. is an online personal styling service company that currently has a $8.9 billion market cap. For the past 3 months, SFIX delivered an impressive 140.76% return and settled at $85.06 per share at the closing of February 12th.

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

Stitch Fix, Inc. (SFIX) climbed an impressive 116% in the quarter following the release of their Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 first quarter results. Revenue for the first quarter came in at $490M, beating estimates of $481M. Gross margins were higher than anticipated at 44.7% versus expectations of 43.6% and adjusted net income coming in at $9.54M versus expectations for a -$18.5M decline. The company provided stronger than expected full-year guidance, with revenues of $2.05-$2.14B, relative to $2.01B estimates. Stitch Fix finally announced their new CFO, Dan Jedda, who joins the company from The company is beginning to see uptake in their “direct buy” offering which is allowing them to expand their products to customers that are not current Fix members allowing them to expand their total addressable market. The shift to online purchasing has also further supported the company’s strong momentum.”

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Last September, we published an article telling that  Stitch Fix, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFIX) was in 29 hedge fund portfolios. Its all time high statistics is 47. SFIX delivered a whopping 219.41% return in the past 12 months.

Our calculations show that Stitch Fix, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFIX) does not belong in our list of the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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