Do Institutions Own PWR Holdings Limited (ASX:PWH) Shares?

A look at the shareholders of PWR Holdings Limited (ASX:PWH) can tell us which group is most powerful. Institutions often own shares in more established companies, while it’s not unusual to see insiders own a fair bit of smaller companies. Warren Buffett said that he likes ‘a business with enduring competitive advantages that is run by able and owner-oriented people’. So it’s nice to see some insider ownership, because it may suggest that management is owner-oriented.

PWR Holdings is a smaller company with a market capitalization of AU$412m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. Taking a look at our data on the ownership groups (below), it’s seems that institutions own shares in the company. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about PWH.

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ASX:PWH Ownership Summary, August 21st 2019
ASX:PWH Ownership Summary, August 21st 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About PWR Holdings?

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 PWR Holdings does have institutional investors; and they hold 25% 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 PWR Holdings’s earnings history, below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

ASX:PWH Income Statement, August 21st 2019
ASX:PWH Income Statement, August 21st 2019

Hedge funds don’t have many shares in PWR Holdings. Quite a few analysts cover the stock, so you could look into forecast growth quite easily.

Insider Ownership Of PWR Holdings

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.

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.

It seems insiders own a significant proportion of PWR Holdings Limited. It has a market capitalization of just AU$412m, and insiders have AU$142m 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 39% stake in PWH. 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:

While it is well worth considering the different groups that own a company, there are other factors that are even more important.

Many find it useful to take an in depth look at how a company has performed in the past. You can access this detailed graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow .

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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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