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Here's What Goal Acquisitions Corp.'s (NASDAQ:PUCK) Shareholder Ownership Structure Looks Like

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The big shareholder groups in Goal Acquisitions Corp. (NASDAQ:PUCK) have power over the company. Institutions will often hold stock in bigger companies, and we expect to see insiders owning a noticeable percentage of the smaller ones. I generally like to see some degree of insider ownership, even if only a little. As Nassim Nicholas Taleb said, 'Don’t tell me what you think, tell me what you have in your portfolio.

Goal Acquisitions is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of US$319m, 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. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about Goal Acquisitions.

See our latest analysis for Goal Acquisitions

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What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Goal Acquisitions?

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 Goal Acquisitions. 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. If multiple institutions change their view on a stock at the same time, you could see the share price drop fast. It's therefore worth looking at Goal Acquisitions' earnings history below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

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It would appear that 5.8% of Goal Acquisitions shares are controlled by hedge funds. 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. Our data shows that Goal Acquisitions Sponsor LLC is the largest shareholder with 12% of shares outstanding. With 5.8% and 3.7% of the shares outstanding respectively, Glazer Capital, LLC and Corbin Capital Partners, L.P. are the second and third largest shareholders. Additionally, the company's CEO Harvey Schiller directly holds 1.7% of the total shares outstanding.

A deeper look at our ownership data shows that the top 25 shareholders collectively hold less than half of the register, suggesting a large group of small holders where no single shareholder has a majority.

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. As far I can tell there isn't analyst coverage of the company, so it is probably flying under the radar.

Insider Ownership Of Goal Acquisitions

While the precise definition of an insider can be subjective, almost everyone considers board members to be insiders. 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 some shares in Goal Acquisitions Corp.. As individuals, the insiders collectively own US$16m worth of the US$319m company. Some would say this shows alignment of interests between shareholders and the board. But it might be worth checking if those insiders have been selling.

General Public Ownership

With a 49% ownership, the general public have some degree of sway over Goal Acquisitions. 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.

Private Company Ownership

It seems that Private Companies own 15%, of the Goal Acquisitions stock. It's hard to draw any conclusions from this fact alone, so its worth looking into who owns those private companies. Sometimes insiders or other related parties have an interest in shares in a public company through a separate private company.

Next Steps:

It's always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand Goal Acquisitions better, we need to consider many other factors. Consider risks, for instance. Every company has them, and we've spotted 1 warning sign for Goal Acquisitions you should know about.

Of course this may not be the best stock to buy. Therefore, you may wish to see our free collection of interesting prospects boasting favorable financials.

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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