Maran Capital recently released its Q3 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The fund returned approximately 13.6% net in the third quarter and approximately -1.3% for year-to-date. Over the past three years, Maran Partners Fund is up 38.5% net while the Russell 2000 total return index is up just 5.4% during the same period. You should check out Maran Capital’s top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of this year.
In the said letter, Maran Capital highlighted a few stocks and Clarus Corp (NASDAQ:CLAR) is one of them. Clarus Corp (NASDAQ:CLAR) is focused on the outdoor and consumer industries. Year-to-date, Clarus Corp (NASDAQ:CLAR) stock gained 22.2% and on November 4th it had a closing price of $16.24. Here is what Maran Capital said:
“Clarus continues to execute on its “buy and build” approach.
Clarus’ Sierra Bullets division recently purchased Barnes Bullets from the bankruptcy estate of Remington Outdoor for $30.5mm. Barnes is likely on pace to generate over $25mm of revenue and $6mm of EBITDA this year.5 On a pro forma run-rate basis (after synergies), it appears that Clarus may have purchased Barnes for a low single digit EBITDA multiple (3-4x).
I believe this was a fantastic deal that will be significantly value accretive for Clarus.”
In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Clarus Corp (NASDAQ:CLAR) stock remained unchanged from the previous quarter (see the chart here). Our calculations showed that Clarus Corp (NASDAQ:CLAR) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.
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