Do Institutions Own Shares In Nano Dimension Ltd. (NASDAQ:NNDM)?

Every investor in Nano Dimension Ltd. (NASDAQ:NNDM) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. Institutions will often hold stock in bigger companies, and we expect to see insiders owning a noticeable percentage of the smaller ones. Companies that used to be publicly owned tend to have lower insider ownership.

Nano Dimension is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of US$9.2m, which means it wouldn’t have the attention of many institutional investors. Taking a look at our data on the ownership groups (below), it’s seems that institutions are noticeable on the share registry. Let’s take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholder can tell us about Nano Dimension.

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NasdaqCM:NNDM Ownership Summary, February 10th 2020
NasdaqCM:NNDM Ownership Summary, February 10th 2020

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Nano Dimension?

Institutions typically measure themselves against a benchmark when reporting to their own investors, so they often become more enthusiastic about a stock once it’s included in a major index. We would expect most companies to have some institutions on the register, especially if they are growing.

Nano Dimension already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own 9.8% of the company. This can indicate that the company has a certain degree of credibility in the investment community. However, it is best to be wary of relying on the supposed validation that comes with institutional investors. They too, get it wrong sometimes. When multiple institutions own a stock, there’s always a risk that they are in a ‘crowded trade’. When such a trade goes wrong, multiple parties may compete to sell stock fast. This risk is higher in a company without a history of growth. You can see Nano Dimension’s historic earnings and revenue, below, but keep in mind there’s always more to the story.

NasdaqCM:NNDM Income Statement, February 10th 2020
NasdaqCM:NNDM Income Statement, February 10th 2020

Hedge funds don’t have many shares in Nano Dimension. Aigh Capital Management, LLC is currently the largest shareholder, with 2.5% of shares outstanding. The second and third largest shareholders are The Phoenix Holdings Ltd, Asset Management Arm and Richard Abbe, holding 2.4% and 1.7%, respectively.

On studying our ownership data, we found that 25 of the top shareholders collectively own less than 50% of the share register, implying that no single individual has a majority interest.

While studying institutional ownership for a company can add value to your research, it is also a good practice to research analyst recommendations to get a deeper understand of a stock’s expected performance. Our information suggests that there isn’t any analyst coverage of the stock, so it is probably little known.

Insider Ownership Of Nano Dimension

The definition of an insider can differ slightly between different countries, but members of the board of directors always count. Company management run the business, but the CEO will answer to the board, even if he or she is a member of it.

Most consider insider ownership a positive because it can indicate the board is well aligned with other shareholders. However, on some occasions too much power is concentrated within this group.

Our most recent data indicates that insiders own some shares in Nano Dimension Ltd.. It has a market capitalization of just US$9.2m, and insiders have US$303k worth of shares, in their own names. Some would say this shows alignment of interests between shareholders and the board, though I generally prefer to see bigger insider holdings. But it might be worth checking if those insiders have been selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public — mostly retail investors — own 87% of Nano Dimension. With this size of ownership, retail investors can collectively play a role in decisions that affect shareholder returns, such as dividend policies and the appointment of directors. They can also exercise the power to decline an acquisition or merger that may not improve profitability.

Next Steps:

I find it very interesting to look at who exactly owns a company. But to truly gain insight, we need to consider other information, too. For example, we’ve discovered 6 warning signs for Nano Dimension (4 are potentially serious!) that you should be aware of before investing here.

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NB: Figures in this article are calculated using data from the last twelve months, which refer to the 12-month period ending on the last date of the month the financial statement is dated. This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures.

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