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Am I wrong about The Hut Group?

By Chris Bailey | Monday 26 October 2020

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from ShareProphets). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

I have written a couple of times about THG Holdings (THG), The Hut Group, about which I essentially stated that you should not be chasing this one after the first day IPO pop from the 500p list price to a c. 600p share price. Well that was all fine and dandy, until the last week or so when the share has pushed up about 10% or so. Funnily enough, today’s third quarter update notes not only an acceleration in revenue growth (to 38.6% from 35.8% in H1) aided by strong progress in the direct-to-consumer and its Ingenuity Division (‘beauty manufacturing and product development for third parties’), but increased full year revenue growth target from a c. 25% increase to a new guidance range of ‘c. £1.48bn to c. £1.52bn (+30% to +33%)’…

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