Private equity firms among Intapp, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:INTA) largest stockholders and were hit after last week's 7.9% price drop

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Simply Wall St
Published
November 18, 2021
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A look at the shareholders of Intapp, Inc. (NASDAQ:INTA) can tell us which group is most powerful. And the group that holds the biggest piece of the pie are private equity firms with 66% ownership. Put another way, the group faces the maximum upside potential (or downside risk).

And last week, private equity firms endured the biggest losses as the stock fell by 7.9%.

In the chart below, we zoom in on the different ownership groups of Intapp.

See our latest analysis for Intapp

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NasdaqGS:INTA Ownership Breakdown November 19th 2021

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Intapp?

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.

Intapp already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own a respectable stake in the company. This suggests some credibility amongst professional investors. But we can't rely on that fact alone since institutions make bad investments sometimes, just like everyone does. 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 Intapp's historic earnings and revenue below, but keep in mind there's always more to the story.

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NasdaqGS:INTA Earnings and Revenue Growth November 19th 2021

Intapp is not owned by hedge funds. Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited is currently the company's largest shareholder with 36% of shares outstanding. In comparison, the second and third largest shareholders hold about 30% and 8.2% of the stock. John Hall, who is the third-largest shareholder, also happens to hold the title of Chairman of the Board.

A more detailed study of the shareholder registry showed us that 2 of the top shareholders have a considerable amount of ownership in the company, via their 66% stake.

While studying institutional ownership for a company can add value to your research, it is also a good practice to research analyst recommendations to get a deeper understand of a stock's expected performance. There are a reasonable number of analysts covering the stock, so it might be useful to find out their aggregate view on the future.

Insider Ownership Of Intapp

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.

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 most recent data indicates that insiders own a reasonable proportion of Intapp, Inc.. It has a market capitalization of just US$1.8b, and insiders have US$196m worth of shares in their own names. That's quite significant. Most would say this shows a good degree of alignment with shareholders, especially in a company of this size. You can click here to see if those insiders have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public, who are usually individual investors, hold a 13% stake in Intapp. While this group can't necessarily call the shots, it can certainly have a real influence on how the company is run.

Private Equity Ownership

Private equity firms hold a 66% stake in Intapp. This suggests they can be influential in key policy decisions. Some might like this, because private equity are sometimes activists who hold management accountable. But other times, private equity is selling out, having taking the company public.

Next Steps:

While it is well worth considering the different groups that own a company, there are other factors that are even more important. Take risks for example - Intapp has 2 warning signs we think you should be aware of.

But ultimately it is the future, not the past, that will determine how well the owners of this business will do. Therefore we think it advisable to take a look at this free report showing whether analysts are predicting a brighter future.

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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