Zedge Inc. (ZDGE), A Top Performer in Old West Investment’s Portfolio

Old West Investment Management LLC, an investment management firm, published its fourth quarter 2020 investor letter – a copy of which can be downloaded here. In the letter, the fund stated that their LP strategies returned an average of 65% and their SMA strategies returned an average of 66%. You can view the fund’s top 5 holdings to have a peek at their top bets for 2021.

Old West Investment Management, in their Q4 2020 investor letter, mentioned Zedge, Inc. (NYSE: ZDGE) and emphasized their views on the company. Zedge, Inc. is a US-based content distribution platform that currently has a $165.7 million market capitalization. Since the beginning of the year, ZDGE delivered a decent 104.97% return, massively extending its 12-month gains to an impressive 1,275.54%. As of March 26, 2021, the stock closed at $12.11 per share.

Here is what Old West Investment Management has to say about Zedge, Inc. in their Q4 2020 investor letter:

“Another top performer for us last year was Zedge (ZDGE), a company that operates worldwide as a content distribution platform. Old West partner Joe Boskovich Jr. has closely followed the career of serial entrepreneur Howard Jonas, and ZDGE is just one of Howard’s many holdings. We first invested in ZDGE at $3 per share, watched it fall as low as $0.66, and our patience was rewarded as the stock finished the year at $6.”

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Our calculations show that Zedge, Inc. (NYSE: ZDGE) does not belong in our list of the 30 Most Popular Stocks Among Hedge Funds. As of the end of the fourth quarter of 2020, Zedge, Inc. was in 5 hedge fund portfolios, compared to 3 funds in the third quarter. ZDGE delivered a 133.14% return in the past 3 months.