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EXp World Holdings, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:EXPI) Largest Shareholder, CEO Glenn Sanford Sees Holdings Value Fall by 11% Following Recent Drop

Simply Wall St ·  09/20 01:05

A look at the shareholders of eXp World Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPI) can tell us which group is most powerful. With 51% stake, individual insiders possess the maximum shares in the company. Put another way, the group faces the maximum upside potential (or downside risk).

And last week, insiders endured the biggest losses as the stock fell by 11%.

In the chart below, we zoom in on the different ownership groups of eXp World Holdings.

See our latest analysis for eXp World Holdings

ownership-breakdownNasdaqGM:EXPI Ownership Breakdown September 19th 2022

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About eXp World Holdings?

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 have a fair amount of stake in eXp World Holdings. 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 eXp World Holdings, (below). Of course, keep in mind that there are other factors to consider, too.

earnings-and-revenue-growthNasdaqGM:EXPI Earnings and Revenue Growth September 19th 2022

We note that hedge funds don't have a meaningful investment in eXp World Holdings. The company's CEO Glenn Sanford is the largest shareholder with 28% of shares outstanding. For context, the second largest shareholder holds about 18% of the shares outstanding, followed by an ownership of 6.4% by the third-largest shareholder.

To make our study more interesting, we found that the top 3 shareholders have a majority ownership in the company, meaning that they are powerful enough to influence the decisions of the company.

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. Quite a few analysts cover the stock, so you could look into forecast growth quite easily.

Insider Ownership Of eXp World Holdings

The definition of an insider can differ slightly between different countries, but members of the board of directors always count. 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 information suggests that insiders own more than half of eXp World Holdings, Inc.. This gives them effective control of the company. Insiders own US$944m worth of shares in the US$1.8b company. That's extraordinary! Most would be pleased to see the board is investing alongside them. You may wish to discover if they have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public-- including retail investors -- own 18% stake in the company, and hence can't easily be ignored. While this size of ownership may not be enough to sway a policy decision in their favour, they can still make a collective impact on company policies.

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. Consider risks, for instance. Every company has them, and we've spotted 2 warning signs for eXp World Holdings you should know about.

If you would prefer discover what analysts are predicting in terms of future growth, do not miss this free report on analyst forecasts.

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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