Fr. Emmanuel's Amvona Fund Posted Net Return Of 70.3% In 1st Half of 2019

Lemelson Capital Management Announces 1H, 2019 Financial Results for The Amvona Fund, LP

Short position in Ligand pharmaceuticals, long position in Geospace Technologies, contribute to 70.271 percent net return in 1H, 2019

Shelburne, Vermont, July 16, 2019, PR Newswire—Lemelson Capital Management, LLC (LCM), a private investment management firm, today announced performance results for its flagship Amvona Fund, LP. (The Fund). For 1H 2019, The Amvona Fund returned 70.27 percent net of all fees and expenses, beating by 51.73 percent the benchmark S&P 500 Total Return Index,2 which returned 18.54 percent during the same period.

The Fund’s short position in Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: LGND) and Long position in Geospace Technologies (NASDAQ: GEOS) contributed to the returns.  During the period, The Fund continued to expand its investor base.3

“Our short position in Ligand and long position in Geospace Technologies are playing out as predicted, with the share price of Ligand continuing to crumble in the first half of 2019 and recently trading near a two-year low, while Geospace Technologies approaches a two-year high,” said Lemelson Capital’s Chief Investment Officer Fr. Emmanuel Lemelson.

Through various research reports and media interviews, LCM has made nearly 1000 factually accurate allegations concerning Ligand, including claims of business, accounting and securities fraud, most borne out by subsequent events to an extraordinary degree, including Lemelson’s public commentary in July 2018, that Ligand’s shares were set to “collapse.” Ligand’s stock, consistent with LCM’s analysis, has plummeted as much as 63 percent since late September 2018 and traded near a two-year low of $98.56 per share as recently as January 16, 2019.

“We believe Ligand is a zero, and after covering our highly successful short positions in the company in both 2014 and 2015, we intend to continue to ride the current profitable short position all the way down,” Lemelson added.

Separately, Lemelson today also announced new or expanded commitments in:

  • Bed Bath and Beyond (NASDAQ: BBBY)
  • Buckle Inc. (NYSE: BKE)
  • Dicks Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS)
  • Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ: KHC)

Disclosure: Lemelson Capital is currently short shares of LGND and long shares of GEOS, BBBY, BKE, DKS, and KHC for its clients.

About Lemelson Capital Management

Lemelson Capital Management, LLC is a private investment management firm focused on deep value and special situation investments. For more information, visit: or follow on Twitter @LemelsonCapital

About Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Lemelson:

Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Lemelson is the Chief Investment Officer of Lemelson Capital Management, LLC, follow his work at or on Twitter @Lemelson

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1 Based on unaudited results.
2 The S&P 500 Total Return Index includes the reinvestment of dividends.
3 Since inception, and apart from death, The Fund has never lost an investor.


This information presented expresses the views of the General Partner as of the date indicated and such views are subject to change without notice. The General Partner has no duty or obligation to update the information contained herein. Certain information contained herein concerning economic trends and performance is based on or derived from information provided by independent third-party sources. The General Partner believes that the sources from which such information has been obtained are reliable; however, it cannot guarantee the accuracy of such information and has not independently verified the accuracy or completeness of such information or the assumptions on which such information is based.

This material is not intended to constitute legal, tax, accounting or investment advice. Prospective investors should consult their own advisors about such matters. The performance data included represents the net performance of The Amvona Fund, LP, a Delaware limited partnership (the “Fund”), and reflects the deduction of all Fund level expenses, including without limitation brokerage and other transaction costs, as well as legal, audit, administration and other expenses. The performance presented does not represent the return of any individual investor. An individual's net return may differ significantly from the net performance as stated herein due to differences in fee arrangements, and timing of investment. In fact, net returns shown herein may be significantly higher than an investor's actual return. Performance includes the reinvestment of all dividends, interest, and other income. Performance presented from January 2015 to the present represents a hypothetical investor in the Fund whose capital account has been charged (i) a quarterly asset management fee of 0.25%, payable in advance; (ii) a quarterly performance allocation of 25%, subject to a high-water mark and a 6% annualized hurdle rate. Net performance from the Fund’s inception to December 2014 is calculated using the average management fee and average performance allocation calculated among the capital accounts of all Fund investors except for Lemelson Capital Management, LLC, a Massachusetts limited liability company (the “General Partner”), and its affiliates. Results compared to the S&P 500 Total Return Index (the “Index”) are for informational purposes only. The Fund's investment program does not mirror the Index and the volatility of the Fund's investment program may be materially different from the volatility of the Index. In addition, the Fund invests in a different mix of securities and sectors than the Index, which may cause the difference in performance between the Fund and the Index. You cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. All investments involve risk, including the potential loss of principal.

The performance results of Fund should not be considered a substitute of, or indicative of the past or future performance of the Fund. 2016 Returns are estimated and unaudited, and actual returns may vary from the performance information presented above. Estimated returns should not be construed as providing any assurance or guarantee as to actual returns. Actual performance figures are only computed and audited yearly. Past performance is not indicative of future results, which may vary. The value of investments and the income derived from investments can go down as well as up. Future returns are not guaranteed, and a loss of principal may occur. An investment in the Fund is subject to a variety of risks (which are described in the Fund’s Confidential Offering Memorandum), and there can be no assurance that the Fund’s investment objective will be met or that the Fund will not incur losses. This information does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to purchase any interest in the Fund or other investment product. Any such offer or solicitation may only be made by means of delivery of the Fund’s approved Confidential Offering Memorandum.

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