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

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A look at the shareholders of ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:NDRA) can tell us which group is most powerful. Large companies usually have institutions as shareholders, and we usually see insiders owning shares in smaller companies. Companies that used to be publicly owned tend to have lower insider ownership.

ENDRA Life Sciences is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of US$15m, which means it wouldn’t have the attention of many institutional investors. In the chart below below, we can see that institutional investors have bought into the company. Let’s take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholder can tell us about NDRA.

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NASDAQCM:NDRA Ownership Summary February 15th 19
NASDAQCM:NDRA Ownership Summary February 15th 19

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.

We can see that ENDRA Life Sciences does have institutional investors; and they hold 19% of the stock. This implies the analysts working for those institutions have looked at the stock and they like it. But just like anyone else, they could be wrong. 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 ENDRA Life Sciences’s historic earnings and revenue, below, but keep in mind there’s always more to the story.

NASDAQCM:NDRA Income Statement Export February 15th 19
NASDAQCM:NDRA Income Statement Export February 15th 19

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

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. Management ultimately answers to the board. However, it is not uncommon for managers to be executive board members, especially if they are a founder or the CEO.

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.

We can see that insiders own shares in ENDRA Life Sciences Inc.. In their own names, insiders own US$536k worth of stock in the US$15m company. Some would say this shows alignment of interests between shareholders and the board, though I generally prefer to see bigger insider holdings. But it might be worth checking if those insiders have been selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public, mostly retail investors, hold a substantial 77% stake in NDRA, suggesting it is a fairly popular stock. 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.

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While it is well worth considering the different groups that own a company, there are other factors that are even more important.

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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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