‘At Home Group (HOME) Will Benefit From the Re-Suburbanization Trend’ Says Choice Equities

Jose Karlo Mari Tottoc
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Choice Equities Capital Management, a boutique investment management firm, published its fourth-quarter 2020 Investor Letter – a copy of which can be downloaded here. A net return of 23.1% was recorded by the fund for the Q4 of 2020, outperforming its S&P 500 benchmark that delivered a 12.2% return, but below the 31.4% return of its Russel 2000 index. You can view the fund’s top 5 holdings to have a peek at their top bets for 2021.

Choice Equities Capital Management, in their Q4 2020 Investor Letter, said that At Home Group Inc. (NYSE: HOME) should benefit from the re-suburbanization trend that is currently developing in the United States. At Home Group Inc. is a home decor company that currently has a $1.7 billion market cap. For the past 3 months, HOME delivered a decent 61.83% return and settled at $24.17 per share at the closing of February 18th.

Here is what Choice Equities Capital Management has to say about At Home Group Inc. in their Q4 2020 investor letter:

"Shares of At Home have also enjoyed a strong start to the year. There is some short interest in the stock, though levels have not changed much over the years. The company preannounced strong results for the holiday season early this January. So, the move higher might just be price appreciation that moves shares closer to our estimates of the company’s intrinsic value. Though it may feel like ancient history, it was not that long ago in pre-pandemic times we expressed a view that we could envision intrinsic value approaching $40 per share in an upside case. But after events of the past year, it would seem the case for that view has only been bolstered. Consider that while a number of the company’s competitors have exited the landscape (like Pier One or JC Penney), end market demand has only grown stronger. With growing customer counts and better real estate opportunities becoming available, the company should benefit from the re-suburbanization trend that is unfolding across all of the United States. Accordingly, we have not done much here other than monitor the investment."

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