Do Directors Own Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, S.A. (BME:SGRE) Shares?

If you want to know who really controls Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, S.A. (BME:SGRE), then you’ll have to look at the makeup of its share registry. 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.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has a market capitalization of €9.0b, so it’s too big to fly under the radar. We’d expect to see both institutions and retail investors owning a portion of the company. Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows that institutions are noticeable on the share registry. Let’s delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.

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BME:SGRE Ownership Summary May 7th 2020
BME:SGRE Ownership Summary May 7th 2020

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy?

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.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own 16% of the company. 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. 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 Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy’s historic earnings and revenue, below, but keep in mind there’s always more to the story.

BME:SGRE Income Statement May 7th 2020
BME:SGRE Income Statement May 7th 2020

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is not owned by hedge funds. Our data shows that Siemens Aktiengesellschaft is the largest shareholder with 67% of shares outstanding. This essentially means that they have extensive influence, if not outright control, over the future of the corporation. The second largest shareholder with 2.2%, is J O Hambro Capital Management Limited, followed by Norges Bank Investment Management, with an ownership of 1.8%.

While studying institutional ownership for a company can add value to your research, it is also a good practice to research analyst recommendations to get a deeper understand of a stock’s expected performance. There are plenty of analysts covering the stock, so it might be worth seeing what they are forecasting, too.

Insider Ownership Of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

The definition of an insider can differ slightly between different countries, but members of the board of directors always count. Management ultimately answers to the board. However, it is not uncommon for managers to be executive board members, especially if they are a founder or the CEO.

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 most recent data indicates that insiders own less than 1% of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, S.A.. As it is a large company, we’d only expect insiders to own a small percentage of it. But it’s worth noting that they own €98k worth of shares. It is always good to see at least some insider ownership, but it might be worth checking if those insiders have been selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public, with a 17% stake in the company, will not easily be ignored. This size of ownership, while considerable, may not be enough to change company policy if the decision is not in sync with other large shareholders.

Public Company Ownership

We can see that public companies hold 67%, of the SGRE shares on issue. We can’t be certain, but this is quite possible this is a strategic stake. The businesses may be similar, or work together.

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 like to dive deeper into how a company has performed in the past. You can access this interactive graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow, for free.

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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