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

The big shareholder groups in The InterGroup Corporation (NASDAQ:INTG) have power over the company. Institutions will often hold stock in bigger companies, and we expect to see insiders owning a noticeable percentage of the smaller ones. 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 not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of US$76m, which means it wouldn’t have the attention of many institutional investors. In the chart below below, we can see that institutions own shares in the company. 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 December 7th 18
NasdaqCM:INTG Ownership Summary December 7th 18

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About InterGroup?

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 own 5.6% of InterGroup. 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. If multiple institutions change their view on a stock at the same time, you could see the share price drop fast. It’s therefore worth looking at InterGroup’s earnings history, below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

NasdaqCM:INTG Income Statement Export December 7th 18
NasdaqCM:INTG Income Statement Export December 7th 18

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

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. 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 the majority of The InterGroup Corporation. This means they can collectively make decisions for the company. That means they own US$48m worth of shares in the US$76m company. That’s quite meaningful. Most would be pleased to see the board is investing alongside them. You may wish todiscover (for free) if they have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

With a 30% ownership, the general public have some degree of sway over INTG. While this group can’t necessarily call the shots, it can certainly have a real influence on how the company is run.

Next Steps:

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

I like to dive deeper into how a company has performed in the past. You can find historic revenue and earnings in this detailed graph.

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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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