Why MMA Capital (MMAC) Will Emerge Stronger From the COVID-19 Crisis

Arquitos Capital Partners recently released its Q1 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The  Arquitos Fund posted a return of -19.0% for the quarter (net), outperforming its benchmark, the S&P 500 which returned -19.60% in the same quarter. You should check out Arquitos Capital’s top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of the stock market crash. There weren’t a lot of funds who could deliver these kinds of returns without shorting the market or using aggressive put options.

In the said letter, Arquitos Capital highlighted a few stocks and MMA Capital Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:MMAC) is one of them. MMA Capital is a financial services company. Year-to-date, MMA Capital Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:MMAC) stock lost 28.8% and on June 24th it had a closing price of $22.70. Here is what Arquitos Capital said:

“Looking back to the first quarter, our position in MMA Capital (MMAC) accounted for 10% of the overall decline in our portfolio. MMAC makes up 38% of the portfolio. It ended the quarter trading at $24.73.

The company reported outstanding results just a few weeks before the end of the quarter. Book value stood at $48.43 per share. There was a dramatic increase in book value due to the recognition of a deferred tax asset. Adjusting for that asset, book value was still $38.49 per share. It remains to be seen how much the economic shutdown will affect their primary solar lending business, but it certainly won’t destroy their book value by the 36% discount from this adjusted book value being applied by the markets.

MMAC had a huge pile of cash prior to the economic shutdown—more than $60 million. They also had a new $120 million credit facility. This is a company that can thrive during this period of stress.”

Our calculations showed that MMA Capital Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:MMAC) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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