- The considerable ownership by private equity firms in Alkami Technology indicates that they collectively have a greater say in management and business strategy
- 54% of the business is held by the top 4 shareholders
- Insiders have sold recently
Every investor in Alkami Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALKT) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. And the group that holds the biggest piece of the pie are private equity firms with 39% ownership. Put another way, the group faces the maximum upside potential (or downside risk).
Private equity firms gained the most after market cap touched US$2.4b last week, while institutions who own 36% also benefitted.
Let’s delve deeper into each type of owner of Alkami Technology, beginning with the chart below.
What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Alkami Technology?
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.
Alkami Technology already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own a respectable stake in the company. 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. 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 Alkami Technology, (below). Of course, keep in mind that there are other factors to consider, too.
We note that hedge funds don’t have a meaningful investment in Alkami Technology. Our data shows that General Atlantic Service Company, L.P. is the largest shareholder with 20% of shares outstanding. With 19% and 11% of the shares outstanding respectively, S3 Ventures, LLC and George Kaiser are the second and third largest shareholders.
On looking further, we found that 54% of the shares are owned by the top 4 shareholders. In other words, these shareholders have a meaningful say in the decisions of the company.
Researching institutional ownership is a good way to gauge and filter a stock’s expected performance. The same can be achieved by studying analyst sentiments. 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 Alkami Technology
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.
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 a reasonable proportion of Alkami Technology, Inc.. It is very interesting to see that insiders have a meaningful US$346m stake in this US$2.4b business. 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 11% stake in Alkami Technology. 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 39% stake in Alkami Technology. This suggests they can be influential in key policy decisions. Some investors might be encouraged by this, since private equity are sometimes able to encourage strategies that help the market see the value in the company. Alternatively, those holders might be exiting the investment after taking it public.
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. Consider risks, for instance. Every company has them, and we’ve spotted 3 warning signs for Alkami Technology you should know about.
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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