What Percentage Of eXp World Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPI) Shares Do Insiders Own?

A look at the shareholders of eXp World Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPI) can tell us which group is most powerful. Institutions often own shares in more established companies, while it’s not unusual to see insiders own a fair bit of smaller companies. I generally like to see some degree of insider ownership, even if only a little. As Nassim Nicholas Taleb said, ‘Don’t tell me what you think, tell me what you have in your portfolio.

eXp World Holdings is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of US$742m, 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 delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about eXp World Holdings.

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NasdaqGM:EXPI Ownership Summary, February 24th 2020
NasdaqGM:EXPI Ownership Summary, February 24th 2020

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About eXp World Holdings?

Institutional investors commonly compare their own returns to the returns of a commonly followed index. So they generally do consider buying larger companies that are included in the relevant benchmark index.

eXp World Holdings already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own 12% of the company. This suggests some credibility amongst professional investors. But we can’t rely on that fact alone, since institutions make bad investments sometimes, just like everyone does. It is not uncommon to see a big share price drop if two large institutional investors try to sell out of a stock at the same time. So it is worth checking the past earnings trajectory of eXp World Holdings, (below). Of course, keep in mind that there are other factors to consider, too.

NasdaqGM:EXPI Income Statement, February 24th 2020
NasdaqGM:EXPI Income Statement, February 24th 2020

Hedge funds don’t have many shares in eXp World Holdings. Looking at our data, we can see that the largest shareholder is the CEO Glenn Sanford with 32% of shares outstanding. The second and third largest shareholders are Penny Sanford and Eugene Frederick, holding 24% and 3.6%, respectively. Interestingly, Eugene Frederick is also a Member of the Board of Directors, again, indicating strong insider ownership amongst the company’s top shareholders.

Additionally, we found that 2 of the top shareholders have a considerable amount of ownership in the company, via their 56% stake.

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. There are a reasonable number of analysts covering the stock, so it might be useful to find out their aggregate view on the future.

Insider Ownership Of eXp World Holdings

The definition of an insider can differ slightly between different countries, but members of the board of directors always count. The company management answer to the board; and the latter should represent the interests of shareholders. Notably, sometimes top-level managers are on the board, themselves.

Insider ownership is positive when it signals leadership are thinking like the true owners of the company. However, high insider ownership can also give immense power to a small group within the company. This can be negative in some circumstances.

Our information suggests that insiders own more than half of eXp World Holdings, Inc.. This gives them effective control of the company. That means they own US$463m worth of shares in the US$742m company. That’s quite meaningful. Most would be pleased to see the board is investing alongside them. You may wish todiscover (for free) if they have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

With a 25% ownership, the general public have some degree of sway over EXPI. While this group can’t necessarily call the shots, it can certainly have a real influence on how the company is run.

Next Steps:

It’s always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand eXp World Holdings better, we need to consider many other factors. For example, we’ve discovered 1 warning sign for eXp World Holdings 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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