Can We See Significant Institutional Ownership On The CTT – Correios De Portugal, S.A. (ELI:CTT) Share Register?

Every investor in CTT – Correios De Portugal, S.A. (ELI:CTT) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. Institutions often own shares in more established companies, while it’s not unusual to see insiders own a fair bit of smaller companies. Companies that have been privatized tend to have low insider ownership.

With a market capitalization of €437m, CTT – Correios De Portugal is a small cap stock, so it might not be well known by many institutional investors. Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows that institutions own shares in the company. Let’s delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about CTT – Correios De Portugal.

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ENXTLS:CTT Ownership Summary, February 12th 2020
ENXTLS:CTT Ownership Summary, February 12th 2020

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About CTT – Correios De Portugal?

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.

We can see that CTT – Correios De Portugal does have institutional investors; and they hold 36% 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 CTT – Correios De Portugal’s earnings history, below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

ENXTLS:CTT Income Statement, February 12th 2020
ENXTLS:CTT Income Statement, February 12th 2020

Hedge funds don’t have many shares in CTT – Correios De Portugal. The company’s largest shareholder is A Champalimaud Sociedade Gestora De Participacoes Sociais S A, with ownership of 13%, With 12% and 11% of the shares outstanding respectively, GeStmin SGPS, S.A. and Indumenta Pueri, S.L. are the second and third largest shareholders.

On studying the facts and figures more closely, we found that 8 of the top shareholders account for 51% of the register, implying that along with larger shareholders, there are a few smaller shareholders, thereby balancing out each others interests somewhat.

Researching institutional ownership is a good way to gauge and filter a stock’s expected performance. The same can be achieved by studying analyst sentiments. 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 CTT – Correios De Portugal

The definition of company insiders can be subjective, and does vary between jurisdictions. Our data reflects individual insiders, capturing board members at the very least. 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 CTT – Correios De Portugal, S.A. in their own names. But they may have an indirect interest through a corporate structure that we haven’t picked up on. It has a market capitalization of just €437m, and the board has only €1.8m worth of shares in their own names. Many investors in smaller companies prefer to see the board more heavily invested. You can click here to see if those insiders have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public, with a 33% stake in the company, will not easily be ignored. 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

It seems that Private Companies own 31%, of the CTT stock. It might be worth looking deeper into this. If related parties, such as insiders, have an interest in one of these private companies, that should be disclosed in the annual report. Private companies may also have a strategic interest in the company.

Next Steps:

It’s always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand CTT – Correios De Portugal better, we need to consider many other factors. Consider risks, for instance. Every company has them, and we’ve spotted 3 warning signs for CTT – Correios De Portugal you should know about.

If you are like me, you may want to think about whether this company will grow or 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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