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Insider Buying in Clarivate (CLVT)

by | Jun 27, 2021

Clarivate (CLVT) with a sizable insider buy on 6/11 from director Richard Roedel of 19,193 shares at $26.08, a more than $500,000 investment. This is the first open market buy in the name in over four years. Shares are down around 9% in 2021 and consolidation going back to August 2020 after a long run higher. Short-term, shares have a gap back to $32 from the recent break lower on an equity raise and above that range has considerable upside. The $16.5B company trades 29X earnings, 11.5X sales, and 41.5X cash. CLVT provides structured information and analytics for discovery, protection, and commercialization of scientific research. They help life sciences companies make critical, time-sensitive decisions throughout the innovation cycle. CLVT recently announced a deal for ProQuest, a highly complimentary business that provides leading management and workflow solutions for institutions. The deal will be an immediate boost to EBITDA and revenue growth while helping CLVT push their recurring revenue base to 83%.  Analysts have an average target for shares of $32.75 and a Street High $36. MSCO positive on 6/25 calling it the best short-term idea in business services. The firm thinks the equity raise was a well-known event and Clarivate is a compelling story given its growing markets, expectation for organic revenue growth to accelerate and its scalable model. Short interest is 2.5%. Hedge fund ownership rose 2.2% in Q1.

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