Institutional investors in Mega Or Holdings Ltd (TLV:MGOR) see ₪237m decrease in market cap last week, although long-term gains have benefitted them.

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Simply Wall St
Published
April 12, 2022
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To get a sense of who is truly in control of Mega Or Holdings Ltd (TLV:MGOR), it is important to understand the ownership structure of the business. With 41% stake, institutions possess the maximum shares in the company. Put another way, the group faces the maximum upside potential (or downside risk).

Losing money on investments is something no shareholder enjoys, least of all institutional investors who saw their holdings value drop by 5.1% last week. However, the 24% one-year return to shareholders might have softened the blow. We would assume however, that they would be on the lookout for weakness in the future.

In the chart below, we zoom in on the different ownership groups of Mega Or Holdings.

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TASE:MGOR Ownership Breakdown April 12th 2022

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Mega Or 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.

As you can see, institutional investors have a fair amount of stake in Mega Or Holdings. 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 Mega Or Holdings' historic earnings and revenue below, but keep in mind there's always more to the story.

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TASE:MGOR Earnings and Revenue Growth April 12th 2022

Hedge funds don't have many shares in Mega Or Holdings. The company's largest shareholder is Zahi Nahmias, with ownership of 38%. Clal Pension And Gemel Ltd is the second largest shareholder owning 15% of common stock, and Harel Pensions and Gemel Ltd. holds about 5.4% of the company stock. Additionally, the company's CEO Itamar Yehuda Regev directly holds 0.6% of the total shares outstanding.

A more detailed study of the shareholder registry showed us that 2 of the top shareholders have a considerable amount of ownership in the company, via their 53% stake.

Researching institutional ownership is a good way to gauge and filter a stock's expected performance. The same can be achieved by studying analyst sentiments. Our information suggests that there isn't any analyst coverage of the stock, so it is probably little known.

Insider Ownership Of Mega Or Holdings

While the precise definition of an insider can be subjective, almost everyone considers board members to be insiders. 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 most recent data indicates that insiders own a reasonable proportion of Mega Or Holdings Ltd. It is very interesting to see that insiders have a meaningful ₪1.7b stake in this ₪4.4b business. 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

With a 20% ownership, the general public, mostly comprising of individual investors, have some degree of sway over Mega Or Holdings. While this group can't necessarily call the shots, it can certainly have a real influence on how the company is run.

Next Steps:

While it is well worth considering the different groups that own a company, there are other factors that are even more important. Take risks for example - Mega Or Holdings has 3 warning signs (and 1 which is a bit concerning) we think you should know about.

Of course this may not be the best stock to buy. Therefore, you may wish to see our free collection of interesting prospects boasting favorable financials.

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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