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Who Are The Major Shareholders In Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC (NYSE:FTAI)?

Austin Wood

The big shareholder groups in Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC (NYSE:FTAI) have power over the company. Insiders often own a large chunk of younger, smaller, companies while huge companies tend to have institutions as shareholders. We also tend to see lower insider ownership in companies that were previously publicly owned.

Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors has a market capitalization of US$1.50b, so we would expect some institutional investors to have noticed the stock. Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows that institutions own shares in the company. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about FTAI.

See our latest analysis for Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors

NYSE:FTAI Ownership Summary September 17th 18

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors?

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.

Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own 49.7% of 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. 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 Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors’s historic earnings and revenue, below, but keep in mind there’s always more to the story.

NYSE:FTAI Income Statement Export September 17th 18

Hedge funds don’t have many shares in Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors. There are plenty of analysts covering the stock, so it might be worth seeing what they are forecasting, too.

Insider Ownership Of Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors

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.

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 data suggests that insiders own under 1% of Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC in their own names. Keep in mind that it’s a big company, and the insiders own US$14.4m worth of shares. The absolute value might be more important than the proportional share. It is good to see board members owning shares, but it might be worth checking if those insiders have been buying.

General Public Ownership

With a 49.4% ownership, the general public have some degree of sway over FTAI. 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.

I always like to check for a history of revenue growth. You can too, by accessing this free chart of historic revenue and earnings in this detailed graph.

If you are like me, you may want to think about whether this company will grow of shrink. Luckily, you can check this free report showing analyst forecasts for its 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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The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.