- Insiders appear to have a vested interest in Israel Land Development's growth, as seen by their sizeable ownership
- A total of 2 investors have a majority stake in the company with 51% ownership
- 27% of Israel Land Development is held by Institutions
A look at the shareholders of The Israel Land Development Company Ltd. (TLV:ILDC) can tell us which group is most powerful. We can see that individual insiders own the lion's share in the company with 52% ownership. In other words, the group stands to gain the most (or lose the most) from their investment into the company.
And last week, insiders endured the biggest losses as the stock fell by 12%.
Let's delve deeper into each type of owner of Israel Land Development, beginning with the chart below.
What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Israel Land Development?
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.
As you can see, institutional investors have a fair amount of stake in Israel Land Development. 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. If multiple institutions change their view on a stock at the same time, you could see the share price drop fast. It's therefore worth looking at Israel Land Development's earnings history below. Of course, the future is what really matters.
Hedge funds don't have many shares in Israel Land Development. Our data shows that Jackob Nimrodi is the largest shareholder with 27% of shares outstanding. In comparison, the second and third largest shareholders hold about 24% and 8.0% of the stock. Ofer Nimrodi, who is the second-largest shareholder, also happens to hold the title of Chief Executive Officer.
To make our study more interesting, we found that the top 2 shareholders have a majority ownership in the company, meaning that they are powerful enough to influence the decisions of the company.
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. As far as we can tell there isn't analyst coverage of the company, so it is probably flying under the radar.
Insider Ownership Of Israel Land Development
While the precise definition of an insider can be subjective, almost everyone considers board members to be insiders. Company management run the business, but the CEO will answer to the board, even if he or she is a member of it.
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 most recent data indicates that insiders own the majority of The Israel Land Development Company Ltd.. This means they can collectively make decisions for the company. Given it has a market cap of ₪958m, that means they have ₪499m worth of shares. It is good to see this level of investment. You can check here to see if those insiders have been buying recently.
General Public Ownership
The general public, who are usually individual investors, hold a 20% stake in Israel Land Development. This size of ownership, while considerable, may not be enough to change company policy if the decision is not in sync with other large shareholders.
While it is well worth considering the different groups that own a company, there are other factors that are even more important. Case in point: We've spotted 4 warning signs for Israel Land Development you should be aware of, and 1 of them doesn't sit too well with us.
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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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