Betmakers Technology Group Ltd (ASX:BET) institutional owners may be pleased with recent gains after 36% loss over the past year

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Simply Wall St
Published
April 21, 2022
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If you want to know who really controls Betmakers Technology Group Ltd (ASX:BET), then you'll have to look at the makeup of its share registry. With 48% stake, institutions possess the maximum shares in the company. In other words, the group stands to gain the most (or lose the most) from their investment into the company.

Institutional investors would probably welcome last week's 31% increase in share prices after a year of 36% losses as a sign that returns are likely to begin trending higher.

In the chart below, we zoom in on the different ownership groups of Betmakers Technology Group.

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ASX:BET Ownership Breakdown April 21st 2022

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Betmakers Technology Group?

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.

We can see that Betmakers Technology Group does have institutional investors; and they hold a good portion of the company's stock. 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 Betmakers Technology Group, (below). Of course, keep in mind that there are other factors to consider, too.

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ASX:BET Earnings and Revenue Growth April 21st 2022

Hedge funds don't have many shares in Betmakers Technology Group. Looking at our data, we can see that the largest shareholder is Tekkorp Holdings Llc with 13% of shares outstanding. In comparison, the second and third largest shareholders hold about 11% and 8.0% of the stock. In addition, we found that Todd Buckingham, the CEO has 1.7% of the shares allocated to their name.

We also observed that the top 7 shareholders account for more than half of the share register, with a few smaller shareholders to balance the interests of the larger ones to a certain extent.

While it makes sense to study institutional ownership data for a company, it also makes sense to study analyst sentiments to know which way the wind is blowing. 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 Betmakers Technology Group

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 Betmakers Technology Group Ltd. It has a market capitalization of just AU$705m, and insiders have AU$69m worth of shares, in their own names. This shows at least some alignment. You can click here to see if those insiders have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public, who are usually individual investors, hold a 28% stake in Betmakers Technology Group. While this size of ownership may not be enough to sway a policy decision in their favour, they can still make a collective impact on company policies.

Private Equity Ownership

With an ownership of 13%, private equity firms are in a position to play a role in shaping corporate strategy with a focus on value creation. Some might like this, because private equity are sometimes activists who hold management accountable. But other times, private equity is selling out, having taking the company public.

Next Steps:

It's always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand Betmakers Technology Group better, we need to consider many other factors. Consider for instance, the ever-present spectre of investment risk. We've identified 2 warning signs with Betmakers Technology Group , and understanding them should be part of your investment process.

If you would prefer discover what analysts are predicting in terms of future growth, do not miss this free report on analyst forecasts.

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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