Do Institutions Own Creepy Jar S.A. (WSE:CRJ) Shares?

The big shareholder groups in Creepy Jar S.A. (WSE:CRJ) 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.

Creepy Jar is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of zł367m, which means it wouldn’t have the attention of 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 Creepy Jar.

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WSE:CRJ Ownership Summary May 4th 2020
WSE:CRJ Ownership Summary May 4th 2020

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Creepy Jar?

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.

As you can see, institutional investors own 20% of Creepy Jar. 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 Creepy Jar’s earnings history, below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

WSE:CRJ Income Statement May 4th 2020
WSE:CRJ Income Statement May 4th 2020

Creepy Jar is not owned by hedge funds. Lartiq Towarzystwo Funduszy Inwestycyjnych S.A. is currently the largest shareholder, with 20% of shares outstanding. The second and third largest shareholders are Krzysztof Kwiatek and Krzysztof Salek, each holding around 14% of the shares outstanding. Krzysztof Kwiatek also happens to hold the title of Chief Executive Officer.

A deeper analysis brings to light the fact that 62% of the company is controlled by the top 4 shareholders suggesting that these owners wield significant influence on the business.

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. We’re not picking up on any analyst coverage of the stock at the moment, so the company is unlikely to be widely held.

Insider Ownership Of Creepy Jar

While the precise definition of an insider can be subjective, almost everyone considers board members to be insiders. The company management answer to the board; and the latter should represent the interests of shareholders. Notably, sometimes top-level managers are on the board, themselves.

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 that insiders own more than half the Creepy Jar S.A. stock. This gives them a lot of power. So they have a zł184m stake in this zł367m business. Most would be pleased to see the board is investing alongside them. You may wish todiscover (for free) if they have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public holds a 25% stake in CRJ. 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 4.1%, 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.

Next Steps:

It’s always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand Creepy Jar better, we need to consider many other factors. Consider for instance, the ever-present spectre of investment risk. We’ve identified 4 warning signs with Creepy Jar , and understanding them should be part of your investment process.

Of course this may not be the best stock to buy. Therefore, you may wish to see our free collection of interesting prospects boasting favorable financials.

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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