If you want to know who really controls ChargePoint Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CHPT), you need to look at the composition of the stock register. We can see that individual investors own the lion’s share of the company at 42%. That is, the group will benefit most when the stock goes up (or lose most when it goes down).
While institutions, which own 32% of the shares, were not spared last week’s $625 million drop in market cap, individual investors as a group suffered the largest losses
Let’s take a closer look at what the different types of shareholders can tell us about ChargePoint Holdings.
Our analysis indicates this CHPT is potentially undervalued!
What Does Institutional Ownership Tell Us About ChargePoint Holdings?
Institutional investors typically compare their own returns to the returns of a commonly tracked index. As such, they typically consider buying larger companies that are included in the relevant benchmark index.
As you can see, institutional investors have a significant stake in ChargePoint Holdings. This means that the analysts who work for these institutes have looked at the stock and like it. But just like everyone else, they can be wrong. If several institutes change their opinion on a stock at the same time, the share price could fall quickly. It’s therefore worth checking out ChargePoint Holdings’ earnings history below. Of course, what really matters is the future.
ChargePoint Holdings is not owned by hedge funds. Linse Capital LLC is currently the largest shareholder with 12% of the outstanding shares. For comparison, the second-largest shareholder holds about 6.9% of the outstanding shares, followed by a 6.2% stake from the third-largest shareholder. In addition, CEO Pasquale Romano owns 0.8% of the company’s shares.
Our studies suggest that the top 25 shareholders collectively control less than half of the company’s stock, meaning the company’s stock is widely dispersed and there is no dominant shareholder.
While it makes sense to study institutional ownership data for a company, it also makes sense to study analyst sentiment to know which way the wind is blowing. Quite a few analysts cover the stock, so you can easily look at the projected growth.
Insider ownership of ChargePoint holdings
The definition of an insider may differ slightly from country to country, but board members always count. Management runs the business, but the CEO is accountable to the board even if he or she is a member.
In general, I think insider ownership is a good thing. In some cases, however, it becomes more difficult for other shareholders to hold the board accountable for decisions.
We can see that insiders own shares of ChargePoint Holdings, Inc. The insiders have a significant stake worth $94 million. Most would see this as a really positive thing. If you’re interested in investigating insider targeting, you can click here to see if insiders bought or sold.
General Public Property
The general public — including retail investors — own 42% of the shares in the company, so it can’t be easily ignored. While this ownership may not be sufficient to sway a policy decision in their favor, they can still collectively influence company policy.
Private Equity Ownership
With a 24% stake, private equity firms could influence ChargePoint Holdings’ board. This might encourage some investors, as private equity is sometimes able to promote strategies that help the market see the value of the company. Alternatively, these holders could exit the investment after listing it publicly.
While it’s worth considering the different groups that own a business, there are other factors that are even more important. Case in point: We discovered it 4 Warning Signs for ChargePoint Holdings you should be aware of this.
But ultimately it is the future, not the past that determines how well the owners of this business will do. Therefore, we think it’s wise to take a look at this free report that shows whether analysts are predicting a brighter future.
Note: The figures in this article are calculated using data for the last twelve months, relating to the 12-month period ending on the last date of the month to which the financial statements are dated. This may not tally with the annual report figures for the full year.
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