Third Avenue Management: ‘Covid Related Government Spending Will Benefit ATN International (ATNI)’

Third Avenue Management, a disciplined, value-oriented asset manager and investment fund, published its ‘Small-Cap Value Fund’ third-quarter 2020 Investor Letter – a copy of which can be downloaded here. A return of 11.41% was recorded by the fund for the 3rd Quarter of 2020, below its Russell 2000 Value benchmark that returned 18.91%. You can view the fund’s top 10 holdings to have a peek at their top bets for 2021.

Third Avenue Management in their Small-Cap Value Fund’s Q3 2020 Investor Letter said that future scenarios are likely to benefit ATN International, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATNI) and so they continue to have bullish projections for the company. ATN International, Inc. is a telecommunications company that currently has a $747 million market cap. For the past 3 months, ATN International, Inc. delivered a -2.27% return and settled at $47.03 per share at the closing of January 15th.

Here is what Third Avenue Management has to say about ATN International, Inc. in their Investor Letter:

“Infrastructure is one of the few issues in Washington, DC that has bipartisan support. The Fund is invested in a handful of companies that could be direct beneficiaries of infrastructure spending and one is ATN International (“ATN”), an infrastructure holding company with a particular expertise in communications infrastructure for underserved markets. In recent years, ATN has been involved with multiple government initiatives including the Connect America Fund for rural broadband and the FirstNet broadband network for first responders. With a renewed focus during COVID-19 on the country’s digital divide, ATN stands to benefit further from additional government spending designed to bring broadband access to rural communities.”

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Last December 2020, we published an article telling that ATN International, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATNI) was in 9 hedge funds’ portfolio. Its all time high statistics is 10. ATN International, Inc. delivered a 7.26% return YTD.

As of September 2020, Third Avenue Management had a 72K share position in ATNI that amounted to $3 million. This made Third Avenue Management as the top 3 hedge fund that holds most of ATNI’s stake, just below Marshall Wace LLP with $10 million worth of ATNI shares while Renaissance Technologies tops the list with $30 million. However, our calculations showed that ATN International, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATNI) does not belong to the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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