Miller Value Partners recently released its Q2 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. During the second quarter, Deep Value Strategy led the overall marketplace and S&P 1500 Value index, generating returns in excess of 50%. You should check out Miller 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, Miller Value highlighted a few stocks and Taylor Morrison Home Corp (NYSE:TMHC) is one of them. Taylor Morrison Home Corp (NYSE:TMHC) is a home building company. Year-to-date, Taylor Morrison Home Corp (NYSE:TMHC) stock gained 10.8% and on August 13th it had a closing price of $24.39. Here is what Miller Value said:
“Late in 2019, Taylor Morrison announced plans to purchase our holding William Lyon Homes at an attractive price of one times book value. We maintained our investment in the combined entity, given our belief that Taylor Morrison has a strong management team and will have a strong presence in the faster growing southeastern and southwestern parts of the United States. The combination also has nearly 80% of their portfolio in Entry Level and 1st Move-up homes, which should be a beneficiary of lower interest rates and strong supply/demand trends. Becoming a top 5 national builder, Taylor Morrison should also benefit from significant scale, synergy savings and growing free cash flow generation. Shortly after the William Lyons deal closed, the company stock price came under significant pressure, along with other homebuilders, on market fears of a housing downturn. The homebuilding underlying industry fundamentals remain strong, and historically, the industry has been one of the first to recover from a downturn. Taylor Morrison’s share price fell below $10/share, a very attractive valuation at 60% discount to tangible book value. We significantly increased our holdings during this time period. Over the next couple of years, Taylor Morrison should see strong margin expansion, return on equity improving towards 15%+, supporting a normalized EPS greater than $4/share. We believe the investment is a very attractive reward/risk opportunity with the potential for the share price to still double from current levels.”
This isn’t the first time Miller Value talked about Taylor Morrison Home Corp (NYSE:TMHC) favorably either. The investment firm has been a long time Taylor Morrison Home Corp (NYSE:TMHC) bull. In June, we shared Miller Value’s bullish Taylor Morrison Home Corp (NYSE:TMHC) thesis in this article.
In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Taylor Morrison Home Corp (NYSE:TMHC) stock remained unchanged from the previous quarter (see the chart here). Our calculations showed that Taylor Morrison Home Corp (NYSE:TMHC) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.
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