Can We See Significant Insider Ownership On The ENDRA Life Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:NDRA) Share Register?

A look at the shareholders of ENDRA Life Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:NDRA) can tell us which group is most powerful. Insiders often own a large chunk of younger, smaller, companies while huge companies tend to have institutions as shareholders. 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.’

ENDRA Life Sciences is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of US$17m, which means it wouldn’t have the attention of many institutional investors. Taking a look at the our data on the ownership groups (below), it’s seems that institutional investors have not yet purchased much of the company. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about NDRA.

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NasdaqCM:NDRA Ownership Summary October 19th 18
NasdaqCM:NDRA Ownership Summary October 19th 18

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About ENDRA Life Sciences?

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.

Institutions own less than 5% of ENDRA Life Sciences. That indicates that the company is on the radar of some funds, but it isn’t particularly popular with professional investors at the moment. If the business gets stronger from here, we could see a situation where more institutions are keen to buy. When multiple institutional investors want to buy shares, we often see a rising share price. The past revenue trajectory (shown below) can be an indication of future growth, but there are no guarantees.

NasdaqCM:NDRA Income Statement Export October 19th 18
NasdaqCM:NDRA Income Statement Export October 19th 18

Hedge funds don’t have many shares in ENDRA Life Sciences. Our information suggests that there isn’t any analyst coverage of the stock, so it is probably little known.

Insider Ownership Of ENDRA Life Sciences

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.

I generally consider insider ownership to be a good thing. However, on some occasions it makes it more difficult for other shareholders to hold the board accountable for decisions.

I can report that insiders do own shares in ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. As individuals, the insiders collectively own US$1m worth of the US$17m company. This shows at least some alignment, but I usually like to see larger insider holdings. You can click here to see if those insiders have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public — mostly retail investors — own 80% of ENDRA Life Sciences . This level of ownership gives retail investors the power to sway key policy decisions such as board composition, executive compensation, and the dividend payout ratio.

Private Equity Ownership

Private equity firms hold a 7.9% stake in NDRA. This suggests they can be influential in key policy decisions. Sometimes we see private equity stick around for the long term, but generally speaking they have a shorter investment horizon and — as the name suggests — don’t invest in public companies much. After some time they may look to sell and redeploy capital elsewhere.

Next Steps:

It’s always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand ENDRA Life Sciences better, we need to consider many other factors.

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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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