Is Whole Earth Brands (FREE) A Smart Long-Term Buy?

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Richie Capital Group, an investment management firm, published its first quarter 2021 investor letter – a copy of which can be downloaded here. A return of -12.3% was reported by the fund’s RCG Long Short Fund, -2.5% return by the fund’s RCG Long Only Fund, while its RCG Top 10 delivered a 0.59% gain for the Q1 of 2021. You can view the fund’s top 5 holdings to have a peek at their top bets for 2021.

Richie Capital Group, in their Q1 2021 investor letter, mentioned Whole Earth Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: FREE) and shared their insights on the company. Whole Earth Brands, Inc. is an Chicago, Illinois-based foods and beverages company that currently has a $534.5 million market capitalization. Since the beginning of the year, FREE delivered a 27.61% return, extending its 12-month gains to 40.08%. As of April 13, 2021, the stock closed at $13.91 per share.

Here is what Richie Capital Group has to say about Whole Earth Brands, Inc. in their Q1 2021 investor letter:

Whole Earth Brands (FREE – up 22.3%) – During the quarter, we initiated a new position in Whole Earth Brands (FREE). Whole Earth is an undervalued natural sweetener company that is consolidating the fragmented “Better for you” sweetener market. The company is led by industry veterans, and their strategy is supported by global health trend tailwinds. You can read our new writeup on the company here.”


Our calculations show that Whole Earth Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: FREE) 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, Whole Earth Brands, Inc. was in 24 hedge fund portfolios, compared to 22 funds in the third quarter. FREE delivered a 21.27% return in the past 3 months.

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