Do Insiders Own Shares In The InterGroup Corporation (NASDAQ:INTG)?

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If you want to know who really controls The InterGroup Corporation (NASDAQ:INTG), then you’ll have to look at the makeup of its share registry. 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.’

InterGroup is a smaller company with a market capitalization of US$72m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. Taking a look at our data on the ownership groups (below), it’s seems that institutions are noticeable on the share registry. Let’s take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholder can tell us about INTG.

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NasdaqCM:INTG Ownership Summary, May 31st 2019
NasdaqCM:INTG Ownership Summary, May 31st 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About InterGroup?

Many institutions measure their performance against an index that approximates the local market. So they usually pay more attention to companies that are included in major indices.

We can see that InterGroup does have institutional investors; and they hold 11% 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 InterGroup’s historic earnings and revenue, below, but keep in mind there’s always more to the story.

NasdaqCM:INTG Income Statement, May 31st 2019
NasdaqCM:INTG Income Statement, May 31st 2019

We note that hedge funds don’t have a meaningful investment in InterGroup. As far I can tell there isn’t analyst coverage of the company, so it is probably flying under the radar.

Insider Ownership Of InterGroup

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.

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.

It seems that insiders own more than half the The InterGroup Corporation stock. This gives them a lot of power. So they have a US$46m stake in this US$72m business. Most would argue this is a positive, showing strong alignment with shareholders. You can click here to see if those insiders have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public, with a 25% stake in the company, will not easily be ignored. While this group can’t necessarily call the shots, it can certainly have a real influence on how the company is run.

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.

Many find it useful to take an in depth look at how a company has performed in the past. You can access this detailed graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow .

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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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