Eventbrite (EB) Has Fallen 32% in Last One Year, Underperforms Market

If you are looking for the best ideas for your portfolio you may want to consider some of Miller Value Partners top stock picks. Miller Value Partners, an investment management firm, is bullish on Eventbrite Inc. (NYSE:EB) stock. In its Opportunity Equity Q2 2019 investor letter – you can download […]

If you are looking for the best ideas for your portfolio you may want to consider some of Miller Value Partners top stock picks. Miller Value Partners, an investment management firm, is bullish on Eventbrite Inc. (NYSE:EB) stock. In its Opportunity Equity Q2 2019 investor letter – you can download a copy here – the firm discussed its investment thesis on Eventbrite Inc. (NYSE:EB) stock. Eventbrite Inc. (NYSE:EB) is an event management and ticketing website.

On July 22, 2019, Miller Value Partners had released its Opportunity Equity Q2 2019 investor letter. The investment firm said that it bought Eventbrite Inc. (NYSE:EB) stock in Q2 2019. Eventbrite Inc. (NYSE:EB) stock has posted a return of -32.3% in the trailing one year period, underperforming fund’s benchmark the S&P 500 Index which returned 15.1% in the same period. This suggests that the investment firm was wrong in its decision. On a year-to-date basis, Eventbrite Inc. (NYSE:EB) stock has fallen by 42.6%.

Miller Value Partners Opportunity Equity Fund posted a return of 1.15% in the second quarter of 2019, underperforming fund’s benchmark the S&P 500 Index which returned 4.3% in the same period. Let’s take a look at comments made by Miller Value Partners about Eventbrite Inc. (NYSE:EB) stock in the Q2 2019 investor letter.

“Eventbrite is our final new name. It provides a technology and ticketing platform for events. We’ve known the company for years as our former colleague, Randy Befumo, has run strategy and finance for them. We first bought the company when it came public in 2018 at $23 before running up to $40 where we sold because we thought it was fairly valued. Eventbrite then announced a series of disappointing quarters due to some churn resulting from its acquisition of Ticketfly causing the stock to drop to a low of $15. We believe the company has sizeable opportunity to continue to grow its business for many years and this is an attractive buying opportunity.”

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In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Eventbrite Inc. (NYSE:EB) stock increased by about 4% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers seem to agree with Eventbrite’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Eventbrite Inc. (NYSE:EB) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

The top 10 stocks among hedge funds returned 185% since the end of 2014 and outperformed the S&P 500 Index ETFs by more than 109 percentage points. We know it sounds unbelievable. You have been dismissing our articles about top hedge fund stocks mostly because you were fed biased information by other media outlets about hedge funds’ poor performance. You could have doubled the size of your nest egg by investing in the top hedge fund stocks instead of dumb S&P 500 ETFs. Below you can watch our video about the top 5 hedge fund stocks right now. All of these stocks had positive returns in 2020.

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