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Feb 22, 2021

Opportunity Equity Update for Week Ended 2/19/21

Christina Siegel Malbon

Norwegian Cruise Lines Fall on Sailing Delay, While Uber Falls on UK Trial Loss

Last week, the Opportunity Equity strategy fell -0.56%, outperforming the S&P 500’s -0.68% decline (Exhibit 1). The strategy ended the week up 21.27% YTD, 1,704 basis points ahead of the S&P 500.

Exhibit 1: Preliminary Performance of Opportunity Equity Strategy Versus S&P 500, Through 2/19/211

Time Period Opportunity Equity S&P 500
Last Week (2/12 - 2/19) -0.56% -0.68%
MTD 12.28% 5.29%
QTD 21.27% 4.23%
YTD 21.27% 4.23%
Inception (annualized since 6/26/00) 9.79% 6.96%

Source: Bloomberg, Miller Value Partners

Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCLH) extended its suspension for all cruises through May 31st. While disappointing, the company has enough cash to get through 10 months of no sailing and the stock rose through the 50-day moving average. Discovery Inc. (DISCA) rose as Morgan Stanley raised their price target from $28 to $40 (downside of 21.2%) and cut the stock to equal weight. The company also redeemed $335mm of notes due in 2021. ADT Inc. (ADT) rose on the back of a partnership with Hippo Partners to give their home insurance customers discounted smart home services and protection for their clients. The move continues ADT push to partner and find new avenues to increase their customer base. Farfetch Ltd. (FTCH) rose on limited news.

Exhibit 2: Significant Contributors to Performance, 2/12/21 - 2/19/21

Name Type Return
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Equity 13.8%
Farfetch Ltd Equity 5.5%
*New Security* Equity 12.0%
Discovery Inc. Equity 6.3%
ADT Inc Equity 3.8%

Source: Miller Value Partners

Desktop Metal Inc. (DM) closed their previously announced acquisition of EnvisionTEC. The $300mm deal is intended to increase the reach of the company bringing Desktop Metals into the photopolymer 3D printing space. Uber Technologies (UBER) fell after they lost a court case in the United Kingdom over drivers’ rights, ruling that drivers are in fact workers and not contractors. There was limited news on Stitch Fix, Inc. (SFIX) and Diamondback Energy Inc. (FANG).

Exhibit 3: Significant Detractors from Performance, 2/12/21 - 2/19/21

Name Type Return
Desktop Metal Inc. Equity -14.5%
Stitch Fix, Inc. Equity -6.4%
*New Security* Equity -8.1%
Diamondback Energy Inc Equity -5.1%
UBER C32 1/22 Derivative -6.1%

Source: Miller Value Partners

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1The performance figures reflect the results of a representative account net of management fee and certain other expenses. For important additional information about Opportunity Equity performance, please click on the Opportunity Equity Composite Performance Disclosure. The performance returns shown in this report are preliminary and are subject to revision. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Significant Contributors and Significant Detractors are the Strategy holdings that had the greatest effect on Strategy performance for the week. Holdings that have been in the Strategy since the end of the most recent calendar quarter are identified by name. For information on how Contributor/Detractor data were calculated and a list showing the contribution to the Strategy's weekly performance of each investment held at such quarter end, contact us.

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