Can We See Significant Institutional Ownership On The Blue Capital Reinsurance Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:BCRH) Share Register?

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Every investor in Blue Capital Reinsurance Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:BCRH) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. 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$60m, Blue Capital Reinsurance Holdings is a small cap stock, so it might not be well known by 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. Let’s delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about BCRH.

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NYSE:BCRH Ownership Summary, June 12th 2019
NYSE:BCRH Ownership Summary, June 12th 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Blue Capital Reinsurance Holdings?

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 Blue Capital Reinsurance Holdings does have institutional investors; and they hold 68% of the stock. This implies the analysts working for those institutions have looked at the stock and they like it. But just like anyone else, they could be wrong. 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 Blue Capital Reinsurance Holdings’s earnings history, below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

NYSE:BCRH Income Statement, June 12th 2019
NYSE:BCRH Income Statement, June 12th 2019

Institutional investors own over 50% of the company, so together than can probably strongly influence board decisions. Hedge funds don’t have many shares in Blue Capital Reinsurance Holdings. There is a little analyst coverage of the stock, but not much. So there is room for it to gain more coverage.

Insider Ownership Of Blue Capital Reinsurance Holdings

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.

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 data suggests that insiders own under 1% of Blue Capital Reinsurance Holdings Ltd. in their own names. It appears that the board holds about US$122k worth of stock. This compares to a market capitalization of US$60m. I generally like to see a board more invested. However it might be worth checking if those insiders have been buying.

General Public Ownership

The general public holds a 27% stake in BCRH. 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.

Public Company Ownership

We can see that public companies hold 4.7%, of the BCRH shares on issue. This may be a strategic interest and the two companies may have related business interests. It could be that they have de-merged. This holding is probably worth investigating further.

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.

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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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