Can We See Significant Insider Ownership On The Odlewnie Polskie S.A. (WSE:ODL) Share Register?

Every investor in Odlewnie Polskie S.A. (WSE:ODL) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. Institutions will often hold stock in bigger companies, and we expect to see insiders owning a noticeable percentage of the smaller ones. I quite like to see at least a little bit of insider ownership. As Charlie Munger said ‘Show me the incentive and I will show you the outcome.’

Odlewnie Polskie is a smaller company with a market capitalization of zł67m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. Taking a look at our data on the ownership groups (below), it’s seems that institutions are noticeable on the share registry. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about ODL.

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WSE:ODL Ownership Summary, July 27th 2019
WSE:ODL Ownership Summary, July 27th 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Odlewnie Polskie?

Many institutions measure their performance against an index that approximates the local market. So they usually pay more attention to companies that are included in major indices.

We can see that Odlewnie Polskie does have institutional investors; and they hold 22% of the 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. 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 Odlewnie Polskie, (below). Of course, keep in mind that there are other factors to consider, too.

WSE:ODL Income Statement, July 27th 2019
WSE:ODL Income Statement, July 27th 2019

Hedge funds don’t have many shares in Odlewnie Polskie. As far I can tell there isn’t analyst coverage of the company, so it is probably flying under the radar.

Insider Ownership Of Odlewnie Polskie

The definition of an insider can differ slightly between different countries, but members of the board of directors always count. Company management run the business, but the CEO will answer to the board, even if he or she is a member of it.

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 maintain a significant holding in Odlewnie Polskie S.A.. It has a market capitalization of just zł67m, and insiders have zł20m worth of shares in their own names. I would say this shows alignment with shareholders, but it is worth noting that the company is still quite small; some insiders may have founded the business. You can click here to see if those insiders have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

With a 19% ownership, the general public have some degree of sway over ODL. While this group can’t necessarily call the shots, it can certainly have a real influence on how the company is run.

Private Company Ownership

We can see that Private Companies own 29%, of the shares on issue. Private companies may be related parties. Sometimes insiders have an interest in a public company through a holding in a private company, rather than in their own capacity as an individual. While it’s hard to draw any broad stroke conclusions, it is worth noting as an area for further research.

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While it is well worth considering the different groups that own a company, there are other factors that are even more important.

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