Distillate Capital, an investment management firm, published its first-quarter 2021 investor letter – a copy of which can be downloaded here. Distillate Capital’s U.S. FSV strategy outperformed the S&P 500 Index by just over 3 percentage points in the first quarter of 2021and lagged the Russell 1000 Value ETF benchmark by around 2%. Distillate Capital’s International strategy trailed its MSCI ACWI ex-US benchmark by just under 2% in the quarter following substantial outperformance in 2020 You can view the fund’s top 5 holdings to have a peek at their top bets for 2021.
Distillate Capital, in its Q1 2021 investor letter, mentioned Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB), and shared their insights on the company. Facebook, Inc. is a Menlo Park, California-based social networking service company that currently has a $904.7 billion market capitalization. Since the beginning of the year, FB delivered a 16.81% return, extending its 12-month gains to 50.26%. As of May 07, 2021, the stock closed at $319.08 per share.
Here is what Distillate Capital has to say about Facebook, Inc. in its Q1 2021 investor letter:
“Facebook has come in and out of the portfolio before and did so this quarter on the back of substantial improvement in projected free cash flows such that its valuation now meets the criteria for inclusion.”
Our calculations show that Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) ranks 3rd in our list of the 30 Most Popular Stocks Among Hedge Funds. As of the end of the fourth quarter of 2020, Facebook, Inc. was in 242 hedge fund portfolios compared to 230 funds in the third quarter. FB delivered a 19.02% return in the past 3 months.
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