It has been a relatively tough year for those in business. Things have not been any different for the operator of the two casinos in Rhode Island, Twin River. Reports reaching the main portals are that that Twin River stocks have gown down by 21.63 percent in the third quarter of the year 2019.
Despite this, investors in Twin River Worldwide Holdings have not withdrawn their finances from the company. Twin River hit the headlines in late March after it acquired Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment via an initial public offering (IPO). The stocks did well for the first few months until things started going southwards in July. This was almost immediately after the beginning of Encore Boston Harbor.
Insider Monkey, a hedge fund analytics provider told the press that going into the 4th quarter of 2019, 14 hedge funds were doing dismally, same as the previous quarter. According to one news article that was just published on the Casino.org site, claims are that despite this dismal performance.
Because of that, the investors have received their benefits depending on when they got into the stock. In addition to that rumors from reliable sources have it that they are being rewarded for their faith and that this is a great move towards the process.
What is surprising is that despite the decline in stocks, Twin Rivers have actually been making profits before taxes and other deductions are made. Furthermore, the company has been able to buy back its own stock and dividends for shareholders in less than a couple of months after transition to public, a move that takes some companies years to accomplish. It announced sometime back that it will be setting aside $250 million for this reason.
Twin River has a market capitalization of $878.57 million, with more than $117 million of this being owned by two hedge funds, SAAM and PAR Capital Management. According to Insider Monkey, Solus Alternative Asset Management has the largest portfolio weight to Twin River at 26.69 percent.
Six out of the ten huge owners of the gaming company’s stock are hedge funds. It is estimated the company could earn $104 million in cash next year, an outstanding amount of revenue for a new company and with its size. This revenue does not include the money set aside for dividends and paybacks. The money could be used to increase the dividends or for more acquisitions.
2020 is expected to be a year of growth for Twin Rivers. It is rumored the gaming company will be buying the Isle of Capri Casino in Kansas City and the Lady Luck in Vicksburg from Eldorado Resorts. Both transactions are estimated to cost the company not less than $230 million.
While the stocks of Twin Rivers were going south, those of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino went up by 12.43 percent in the month of December.
Since the 1st of October, the stocks have been on an upward trend and have risen by 18.44 percent since then.