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Rhizome Partners Continues to be ‘Excited’ about Univar Solutions (UNVR)

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Rhizome Partners, a long-term capital investment management firm, published its fourth-quarter 2020 Investor Letter – a copy of which can be downloaded here. A net return of 18.2% was recorded by the fund for the Q4 of 2020, outperforming its S&P 500 benchmark that delivered a 12.2% return. You can view the fund’s top 5 holdings to have a peek at their top bets for 2021.

Rhizome Partners, in their Q4 2020 Investor Letter, said that Univar Solutions Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) has a potentially good investment upside. Univar Solutions Inc. is an international chemical, ingredient, and solutions service provider that currently has a $3.5 billion market cap. For the past 3 months, UNVR delivered a 17.16% return and settled at $21.03 per share at the closing of February 19th.

Here is what Rhizome Partners has to say about Univar Solutions Inc. in their Q4 2020 investor letter:

"We continue to be excited about Univar. We think the company is trading at about 8x 2022 P/FCF for a structurally advantaged and growing business. We think that the stock re-rates in 2021 and 2022 after it fully implements the new ERP system, reduces leverage, and starts reporting the fully synergized and normalized financials."

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Last December, we published an article telling that Univar Solutions Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) was in 30 hedge fund portfolios. Its all time high statistics is 43. UNVR delivered a 10.63% return YTD.

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