A look at the shareholders of Sound Point Acquisition Corp I, Ltd (NASDAQ:SPCM) can tell us which group is most powerful. Large companies usually have institutions as shareholders, and we usually see insiders owning shares in smaller companies. Companies that have been privatized tend to have low insider ownership.
With a market capitalization of US$325m, Sound Point Acquisition Corp I is a small cap stock, so it might not be well known by many institutional investors. In the chart below, we can see that institutional investors have bought into the company. Let's take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholders can tell us about Sound Point Acquisition Corp I.
What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Sound Point Acquisition Corp I?
Institutions typically measure themselves against a benchmark when reporting to their own investors, so they often become more enthusiastic about a stock once it's included in a major index. We would expect most companies to have some institutions on the register, especially if they are growing.
We can see that Sound Point Acquisition Corp I does have institutional investors; and they hold a good portion of the company's stock. 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 Sound Point Acquisition Corp I's historic earnings and revenue below, but keep in mind there's always more to the story.
It looks like hedge funds own 20% of Sound Point Acquisition Corp I shares. That's interesting, because hedge funds can be quite active and activist. Many look for medium term catalysts that will drive the share price higher. Sound Point Capital Management, LP is currently the largest shareholder, with 20% of shares outstanding. The second and third largest shareholders are Saba Capital Management, L.P. and Adage Capital Management, L.P., with an equal amount of shares to their name at 4.6%.
Looking at the shareholder registry, we can see that 51% of the ownership is controlled by the top 13 shareholders, meaning that no single shareholder has a majority interest in the ownership.
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. We're not picking up on any analyst coverage of the stock at the moment, so the company is unlikely to be widely held.
Insider Ownership Of Sound Point Acquisition Corp I
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. Company management run the business, but the CEO will answer to the board, even if he or she is a member of it.
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.
Our most recent data indicates that insiders own less than 1% of Sound Point Acquisition Corp I, Ltd. It seems the board members have no more than US$1.0m worth of shares in the US$325m company. We generally like to see a board more invested. However it might be worth checking if those insiders have been buying.
General Public Ownership
With a 30% ownership, the general public, mostly comprising of individual investors, have some degree of sway over Sound Point Acquisition Corp I. While this group can't necessarily call the shots, it can certainly have a real influence on how the company is run.
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. Take risks for example - Sound Point Acquisition Corp I has 2 warning signs (and 1 which is significant) we think you should know about.
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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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