The Value vs. Growth Stalemate: SPACs, Rising Yields, and Long/Short in a Post-GME World

Real VisionApril 08, 2021
Tobias Carlisle, principal and founder of Acquirer's Fund, returns to Real Vision to share his analysis on the "growth vs. value" divergence that has been at the vanguard of 2021's equity price action. Carlisle breaks down what "value" means to him using the classic valuation metrics (price-to-book, price-to-sales, price-to-earnings, etc.) as well as more nuanced factors such as balance sheet strength and quality of earnings. Carlisle analyzes how rising yields impact the value spread and shares specific stocks that his portfolio is long or short on. Key learnings: Carlisle sees the recent surge in value as part of a larger narrowing of the "value spread" relative to growth. He notes that "junkier" value has outperformed quality value, and rather than turning his attention to energy stocks, airlines, and cruiseliners, Carlisle is focusing on quality "Tech 1.0" businesses. On the short-side, Carlisle sees lots of excess in SPACs and software-as-a-service companies that have yet to make a profit.
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