Eminence Capital Increases Papa John's Pizza Position ~ market folly

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Eminence Capital Increases Papa John's Pizza Position

Ricky Sandler's hedge fund firm Eminence Capital has filed a 13G with the SEC regarding shares of Papa John's Pizza (PZZA).  Per the filing, Eminence now owns 6.5% of the company with over 2.19 million shares. 

The filing was made due to portfolio activity on February 28th.  This means they've increased their position size up from the 568,026 shares they owned at the end of 2017.

Per Google Finance, Papa John's Pizza is "operates and franchises pizza delivery and carryout restaurants and, in certain international markets, dine-in and delivery restaurants under the trademark Papa John's. The Company operates through five segments: domestic Company-owned restaurants, North America commissaries, North America franchising, international operations and all other business units. North America is defined as the United States and Canada. Domestic is defined as the contiguous United States. International franchisees are defined as all franchise operations outside of the United States and Canada. As of December 25, 2016, there were 5,097 Papa John's restaurants in operation, consisting of 744 Company-owned and 4,353 franchised restaurants operating domestically in all 50 states and in 45 countries and territories. It offers pizza along with side items, including breadsticks, cheesesticks, chicken poppers and wings, dessert items and canned or bottled beverages. "

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