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Why Cerence (CRNC) Stock is a Compelling Investment Case

Vulcan Value Partners recently released its Q2 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The Large Cap Composite fund posted a return of 24.5% for the second quarter (net of fees), outperforming its benchmark, the S&P 500 Index which returned 20.5% in the same quarter. You should check out Vulcan Value Partners’ top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of the stock market crash.

In the said letter, Vulcan Value Partners’ highlighted a few stocks and Cerence Inc. (NASDAQ:CRNC) is one of them. Cerence Inc. (NASDAQ:CRNC) is a software company. Year-to-date, Cerence Inc. (NASDAQ:CRNC) stock gained 138.9% and on August 28th it had a closing price of $54.07. Here is what Vulcan Value Partners’ said:

“Cerence Inc. is a premier provider of automotive cognitive assistance solutions using speech recognition and natural language understanding (NLU). It was spun out of Nuance Communications in October of 2019. Nuance launched the first commercial speech recognition software in 1990 and has since led the world in speech recognition technology. In fact, Apple’s Siri was created using this technology. Cerence works with all major automobile manufacturers or their tier one suppliers. Its technology has been installed in nearly a quarter of all automobiles worldwide, and we expect that percentage to grow. Cerence’s virtual assistant can be used for vehicle related functions such as navigation control, safety features, and air conditioning, and it also supports third party virtual assistants such as Siri and Google Assistant. Cerence’s platform strengthens automakers’ brands and provides an optimal experience for drivers and passengers. We expect Cerence’s opportunity set to increase as more automobile brands incorporate its technology and content per vehicle grows.”

In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Cerence Inc. (NASDAQ:CRNC) stock decreased by about 50% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers don’t seem to agree with Cerence’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Cerence Inc. (NASDAQ:CRNC) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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