Do Insiders Own Lots Of Shares In KRUK Spólka Akcyjna (WSE:KRU)?

The big shareholder groups in KRUK Spólka Akcyjna (WSE:KRU) have power over the company. Insiders often own a large chunk of younger, smaller, companies while huge companies tend to have institutions as shareholders. I generally like to see some degree of insider ownership, even if only a little. As Nassim Nicholas Taleb said, ‘Don’t tell me what you think, tell me what you have in your portfolio.

KRUK Spólka Akcyjna is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of zł2.6b, which means it wouldn’t have the attention of many institutional investors. Taking a look at our data on the ownership groups (below), it seems that institutions are noticeable on the share registry. Let’s delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about KRUK Spólka Akcyjna.

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WSE:KRU Ownership Breakdown August 19th 2020

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About KRUK Spólka Akcyjna?

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.

As you can see, institutional investors have a fair amount of stake in KRUK Spólka Akcyjna. 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. 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 KRUK Spólka Akcyjna’s earnings history below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

WSE:KRU Earnings and Revenue Growth August 19th 2020

We note that hedge funds don’t have a meaningful investment in KRUK Spólka Akcyjna. Our data shows that Nationale-Nederlanden Powszechne Towarzystwo Emerytalne S.A. is the largest shareholder with 11% of shares outstanding. Piotr Krupa is the second largest shareholder owning 9.9% of common stock, and Aviva Powszechne Towarzystwo Emerytalne Aviva Santander S.A. holds about 9.2% of the company stock. Piotr Krupa, who is the second-largest shareholder, also happens to hold the title of Chief Executive Officer.

We also observed that the top 10 shareholders account for more than half of the share register, with a few smaller shareholders to balance the interests of the larger ones to a certain extent.

While it makes sense to study institutional ownership data for a company, it also makes sense to study analyst sentiments to know which way the wind is blowing. There is some analyst coverage of the stock, but it could still become more well known, with time.

Insider Ownership Of KRUK Spólka Akcyjna

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. 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.

It seems insiders own a significant proportion of KRUK Spólka Akcyjna. It has a market capitalization of just zł2.6b, and insiders have zł287m worth of shares in their own names. It is great to see insiders so invested in the business. It might be worth checking if those insiders have been buying recently.

General Public Ownership

The general public holds a 40% stake in KRUK Spólka Akcyjna. 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.

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. For instance, we’ve identified 4 warning signs for KRUK Spólka Akcyjna (1 makes us a bit uncomfortable) that you should be aware of.

But ultimately it is the future, not the past, that will determine how well the owners of this business will do. Therefore we think it advisable to take a look at this free report showing whether analysts are predicting a brighter 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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