Do Institutions Own ServiceSource International, Inc. (NASDAQ:SREV) Shares?

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Simply Wall St
Published
May 07, 2021
NasdaqGS:SREV

If you want to know who really controls ServiceSource International, Inc. (NASDAQ:SREV), 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. We also tend to see lower insider ownership in companies that were previously publicly owned.

ServiceSource International is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of US$142m, which means it wouldn't have the attention of many institutional investors. Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows that institutions are noticeable on the share registry. Let's delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about ServiceSource International.

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NasdaqGS:SREV Ownership Breakdown May 7th 2021

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About ServiceSource International?

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.

As you can see, institutional investors have a fair amount of stake in ServiceSource International. 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. It is not uncommon to see a big share price drop if two large institutional investors try to sell out of a stock at the same time. So it is worth checking the past earnings trajectory of ServiceSource International, (below). Of course, keep in mind that there are other factors to consider, too.

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NasdaqGS:SREV Earnings and Revenue Growth May 7th 2021

Our data indicates that hedge funds own 28% of ServiceSource International. That worth noting, since hedge funds are often quite active investors, who may try to influence management. Many want to see value creation (and a higher share price) in the short term or medium term. Looking at our data, we can see that the largest shareholder is Edenbrook Capital Partners, LLC with 20% of shares outstanding. Meanwhile, the second and third largest shareholders, hold 8.6% and 8.2%, of the shares outstanding, respectively. In addition, we found that Gary Moore, the CEO has 0.9% of the shares allocated to their name.

On further inspection, we found that more than half the company's shares are owned by the top 6 shareholders, suggesting that the interests of the larger shareholders are balanced out to an extent by the smaller ones.

While it makes sense to study institutional ownership data for a company, it also makes sense to study analyst sentiments to know which way the wind is blowing. Our information suggests that there isn't any analyst coverage of the stock, so it is probably little known.

Insider Ownership Of ServiceSource International

The definition of an insider can differ slightly between different countries, but members of the board of directors always count. 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 ServiceSource International, Inc.. It has a market capitalization of just US$142m, and insiders have US$2.6m worth of shares, in their own names. It is good to see some investment by insiders, but I usually like to see higher insider holdings. It might be worth checking if those insiders have been buying.

General Public Ownership

The general public, with a 26% 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:

It's always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand ServiceSource International better, we need to consider many other factors. Consider risks, for instance. Every company has them, and we've spotted 2 warning signs for ServiceSource International you should know about.

Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies.

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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