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Is Shutterstock (SSTK) a Smart Long-term Buy?

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Bernzott Capital Advisors recently released its Q3 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The fund posted a return of 8.61% (net) for the quarter, outperforming its benchmark, the Russell 2000 Value Index which returned 2.56% in the same quarter. You should check out Bernzott Capital Advisors top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of 2021.

In the Q3 2020 Investor Letter, Bernzott Capital Advisors highlighted a few stocks and Shutterstock Inc. (NYSE:SSTK) is one of them. Shutterstock Inc. (NYSE:SSTK) is a stock photography company. Year-to-date, Shutterstock Inc. (NYSE:SSTK) stock gained 57.6% and on December 11th it had a closing price of $67.58. Here is what Bernzott Capital Advisors said:

"Shutterstock (SSTK): Reported blowout Q2 results with EBITDA +47% Y/Y and reaching a quarterly record thanks to massive operational improvements. EBITDA margins were 23.3%, up nearly 800bps vs. last quarter as well as Q2 2019. The company remains focused on growing its recurring revenue and continues to see success with subscriber revenue +8% Y/Y to $63mm and represented 39% of total revenues, up from 36% last year."

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In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Shutterstock Inc. (NYSE:SSTK) stock decreased by about 13% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers don't believe in Shutterstock's growth potential. Our calculations showed that Shutterstock Inc. (NYSE:SSTK) isn't ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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