Why Signet Jewelers (SIG) Stock is a Compelling Investment Case

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Miller Value Partners recently released its Q3 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. During the third quarter, the Deep Value Strategy led the overall marketplace and S&P 1500 Value index, generating returns in excess of 25%. You should check out Miller Value Partners’ top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of this year.

In the said letter, Miller Value Partners highlighted a few stocks and Signet Jewelers Ltd (NYSE:SIG) is one of them. Signet Jewelers Ltd (NYSE:SIG) is the world’s largest retailer of diamond jewellery. Year-to-date, Signet Jewelers Ltd (NYSE:SIG) stock gained 3.2% and on November 3rd it had a closing price of $22.44. Here is what Miller Value Partners said:

“We also saw Signet Jewelers (SIG) start to deliver improved performance during the quarter and believe their initiatives on closing unprofitable stores, expanding new Omni-channel capabilities, and launching new product offerings should begin to drive an improvement in their operations over the coming quarters. Historically, Signet’s stock price has performed very well coming out of an economic downturn. With the company valuation multiples near 2009 lows, it wouldn’t take much to see Signet’s share price double during the ongoing economic recovery. While we are highlighting the consumer space, we also wanted to mention a new investment, Chicos FAS, Inc. (CHS). The investment opportunity reminds us a lot of Bed Bath and GameStop earlier this year: a new CEO who is executing well on a new transformation plan, closing unprofitable stores, significantly streamlining and realigning their operations, and enhancing new product for their Chicos, White House Black Market, and Soma brands. Chicos has an asset-rich balance sheet, nearly $1.4B in total assets. The company’s real estate assets (land and buildings) combined with the cash on the balance sheet are significantly higher than the company’s current equity market capitalization! Over the next couple of years, the company has the potential to return to a $2B+ revenue base, which would support $100M in free cash flow. We believe a successful turnaround over the next couple of years has the potential to drive the share price 5-10x higher than current levels.”

In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Signet Jewelers Ltd (NYSE:SIG) stock increased by about 14% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers believe in Signet Jewelers’ growth potential. Our calculations showed that Signet Jewelers Ltd (NYSE:SIG) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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