Net 1 UEPS Technologies Inc Underlines International Value Advisers’ Portfolio

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International Value Advisers released its quarterly 13F filing with the SEC on February 13th which highlighted a number of stocks that the firm owns. Although this manager may not be a household name, it’s worth taking a closer look at the fund’s activity considering it has more than $3.4 billion invested in equities.


International Value Advisers’ Latest Form 13F Filing

According to its website, International Value Advisers seeks long-term growth of capital by investing in a range of securities and asset classes. The firm employs a fundamental, bottom-up approach with a preference for investing in quality businesses with securities trading at a meaningful discount to their intrinsic value estimate. Charles de Vaulx serves as the firm’s chief investment officer.

On February 13th, International Value Advisers filed its quarterly Form 13F regulatory filing. I reviewed the filing to gain a glimpse into the firm’s large portfolio.

International Value Advisers’ stock portfolio totals $3.4 billion according to the latest filing. The list value of stock holdings is up only 1.0% when compared to the last quarter. As a benchmark, the S&P 500 was up 6.1% over the same period.

Quarter-over-Quarter Turnover (QoQ Turnover) measures the level of trading activity in a portfolio. International Value Advisers’ QoQ Turnover for the latest quarter was 10.1%, so the firm appears to trade a significant percent of its portfolio each quarter.


International Value Advisers’ 7 Bullish Analyst Targets

Banks and brokerages often release 12 to 18-month price targets for the stocks they cover. Analyst upgrades and downgrades alone can often impact a company’s stock price.

“In the short run, the market is a voting machine but in the long run, it is a weighing machine.” – Benjamin Graham

The table below ranks stocks in International Value Advisers’ portfolio with most bullish analyst targets:

International Value Advisers 7 Bullish Analyst Targets
Ticker Name Upside (Analyst Target) % Of Portfolio
UEPS Net 1 UEPS Technologies 87.9% 2.5%
XEC Cimarex Energy Co 46.2% 4.0%
FENG Phoenix New Media Ltd. 29.2% 0.5%
CVS CVS Caremark Corp 27.2% 2.6%
SLB Schlumberger Ltd. 25.5% 4.4%
GOOGL Alphabet Inc. Class ‘A’ 20.9% 0.7%
UTX United Technologies Corp 18.3% 2.7%

 

Net 1 UEPS Technologies Inc (Nasdaq: UEPS) appears to be the most undervalued stock in the fund based on the average price target from Wall Street analysts.


International Value Advisers’ Low P/E Ratio Stocks

The P/E Ratio indicates the multiple of earnings stock investors are willing to pay for one share of the company. A low P/E can indicate either that a company may currently be undervalued or that the company is doing exceptionally well relative to its past trends. The following table summarizes the firm’s holdings with the lowest P/E multiple.

International Value Advisers Low P/E Ratio Stocks
Ticker Name Holding ($mil) % Of Portfolio
UEPS Net 1 UEPS Technologies 9.4x 2.5%
QVCA Liberty Interactive Corp 10.2x 3.0%
GS Goldman Sachs 11.9x 0.8%
CVS CVS Caremark Corp 14.1x 2.6%
OMC Omnicom Group Inc. 15.7x 1.2%
BAC Bank of America Corp 17.1x 5.9%
AXP American Express Company 17.5x 2.6%

 

The cheapest stock that International Value Advisers owns is, again, Net 1 UEPS Technologies which currently trades at 9.4x earnings.


International Value Advisers Recent Price Pull-Back Stocks

To find stocks in the firm’s portfolio that may be unpopular at the moment, I ranked the firm’s holdings by price pullbacks. The ranking table below lists the stocks in International Value Advisers’ portfolio by stock price performance over the last 30 days.

International Value Advisers Recent Price Pull-Back Stocks
Ticker Name Price 1-mo Ago Current Price % Change 1-mo
XEC Cimarex Energy Co $127.14 $99.36 -21.8%
UEPS Net 1 UEPS Technologies $12.22 $9.66 -20.9%
FENG Phoenix New Media Ltd. $7.04 $5.62 -20.2%
ATRO ASTRONICS CORP $47.35 $40.18 -15.1%
SLB Schlumberger Ltd. $77.43 $65.99 -14.8%
BIDU Baidu Inc. ADR $253.04 $225.70 -10.8%
CVS CVS Caremark Corp $78.29 $70.20 -10.3%

 

We find Net 1 UEPS Technologies on the list again. The share price of the company has fallen by -20.9% over the last month.

The company provides payment solutions, transaction processing services, and financial technologies to various industries in worldwide. It may be worth taking a closer look at the stock, especially after its recent decline.


Author: Brian Dentino

Expertise: financial technology, analyzing market trends

Brian is a founder at finbox.io, where he’s focused on building tools that make it faster and easier for investors to research stock fundamentals. Brian’s background is in physics & computer science and previously worked as a software engineer at GE Healthcare. He enjoys applying his expertise in technology to help find market trends that impact investors.

Brian can be reached at brian@finbox.io.

As of this writing, Brian did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities and this is not a buy or sell recommendation on any security mentioned.

Expertise: financial technology, analyzing market trends. Brian is a founder at finbox.io, where he’s focused on building tools that make it faster and easier for investors to research stock fundamentals. Brian’s background is in physics & computer science and previously worked as a software engineer at GE Healthcare. He enjoys applying his expertise in technology to help find market trends that impact investors. Brian can be reached at brian@finbox.io or at +1 (516) 778-6257.

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