Laughing Water Capital recently released its Q2 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The fund posted a return of 29.5% for the quarter (net of fees), outperforming their benchmark, the S&P 500 Index which returned 20.5% in the same quarter. You should check out Laughing Water Capital’s 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, Laughing Water Capital highlighted a few stocks and Par Technology Corp (NYSE:PAR) is one of them. Par Technology Corp (NYSE:PAR) is a provider of systems and service solutions for the hospitality industry. Year-to-date, Par Technology Corp (NYSE:PAR) stock gained 13.5% and on August 18th it had a closing price of $34.88. Here is what Laughing Water Capital said:
“PAR Technology Corp. (PAR) – PAR was introduced in our YE’19 letter. As stated previously, there are a few moving parts here, but the bulk of the value is in the company’s cloud-based Point of Sale (POS) system, which to date primarily serves fast casual and quick serve restaurants. While overall COVID has been disastrous for restaurants, it seems likely that independents will be the big losers, while larger, more established chain brands will take market share going forward, which benefits PAR. Importantly, fast casual and quick serve are recession resilient as consumers tend to trade down during difficult times. Further, operating through COVID has highlighted the value that PAR’s offering brings to the table as restaurants have been forced to adjust their operating model on the fly, which is not possible, or is at least much more difficult, if one is using an antiquated POS system. Additionally, CEO Savneet Singh has made it clear that he plans to increase ARPU by expanding functionality, which is likely to include M&A. Given the company’s strong balance sheet and the broadly stressed environment, it seems likely that M&A plans will be accelerated as less mature industry participants are ill equipped to survive this difficult period.”
Last month, we published an article revealing that Greenhaven Road Capital is bullish about Par Technology Corp (NYSE:PAR) stock. The investment firm believes that the company would emerge stronger from the coronavirus pandemic.
In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Par Technology Corp (NYSE:PAR) stock decreased by about 33% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers don’t seem to agree with Par Technology’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Par Technology Corp (NYSE:PAR) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.
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