Individual investors are Alpha Tau Medical Ltd.'s (NASDAQ:DRTS) biggest owners and were hit after market cap dropped US$133m

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Simply Wall St
Published
April 12, 2022
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Every investor in Alpha Tau Medical Ltd. (NASDAQ:DRTS) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. The group holding the most number of shares in the company, around 48% to be precise, is individual investors. In other words, the group stands to gain the most (or lose the most) from their investment into the company.

While the holdings of individual investors took a hit after last week’s 17% price drop, insiders with their 25% also suffered.

Let's take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholders can tell us about Alpha Tau Medical.

Check out our latest analysis for Alpha Tau Medical

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NasdaqCM:DRTS Ownership Breakdown April 12th 2022

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Alpha Tau Medical?

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.

Alpha Tau Medical already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own a respectable stake in 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. 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 Alpha Tau Medical, (below). Of course, keep in mind that there are other factors to consider, too.

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NasdaqCM:DRTS Earnings and Revenue Growth April 12th 2022

We note that hedge funds don't have a meaningful investment in Alpha Tau Medical. Looking at our data, we can see that the largest shareholder is the CEO Uzi Sofer with 17% of shares outstanding. For context, the second largest shareholder holds about 17% of the shares outstanding, followed by an ownership of 4.6% by the third-largest shareholder.

We also observed that the top 8 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. Quite a few analysts cover the stock, so you could look into forecast growth quite easily.

Insider Ownership Of Alpha Tau Medical

The definition of company insiders can be subjective and does vary between jurisdictions. Our data reflects individual insiders, capturing board members at the very least. 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.

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 information suggests that insiders maintain a significant holding in Alpha Tau Medical Ltd.. Insiders have a US$166m stake in this US$663m business. It is great to see insiders so invested in the business. It might be worth checking if those insiders have been buying recently.

General Public Ownership

The general public, who are usually individual investors, hold a 48% stake in Alpha Tau Medical. 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.

Private Company Ownership

It seems that Private Companies own 18%, of the Alpha Tau Medical stock. It's hard to draw any conclusions from this fact alone, so its worth looking into who owns those private companies. Sometimes insiders or other related parties have an interest in shares in a public company through a separate private company.

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. Be aware that Alpha Tau Medical is showing 2 warning signs in our investment analysis , and 1 of those doesn't sit too well with us...

Ultimately the future is most important. You can access this free report on analyst forecasts for the company.

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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