Do Institutions Own Shares In Neways Electronics International N.V. (AMS:NEWAY)?

Every investor in Neways Electronics International N.V. (AMS:NEWAY) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. Generally speaking, as a company grows, institutions will increase their ownership. Conversely, insiders often decrease their ownership over time. Companies that have been privatized tend to have low insider ownership.

Neways Electronics International is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of €111m, which means it wouldn’t have the attention 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. Let’s delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about Neways Electronics International.

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ENXTAM:NEWAY Ownership Summary, January 20th 2020
ENXTAM:NEWAY Ownership Summary, January 20th 2020

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Neways Electronics International?

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 7.1% of Neways Electronics International. 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 Neways Electronics International’s earnings history, below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

ENXTAM:NEWAY Income Statement, January 20th 2020
ENXTAM:NEWAY Income Statement, January 20th 2020

Neways Electronics International is not owned by hedge funds. VDL Beleggingen BV is currently the largest shareholder, with 27% of shares outstanding. Stichting Administratiekantoor Thymen is the second largest shareholder with 19% of common stock, followed by Menor Investments B.V., holding 5.3% of the stock.

Further, we found that the top 3 shareholders have a combined ownership of 51% in the company, meaning that they are powerful enough to influence the decisions of the company.

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 Neways Electronics International

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.

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 most recent data indicates that insiders own less than 1% of Neways Electronics International N.V.. We do note, however, it is possible insiders have an indirect interest through a private company or other corporate structure. It appears that the board holds about €596k worth of stock. This compares to a market capitalization of €111m. 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 36% 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.

Private Company Ownership

It seems that Private Companies own 56%, of the NEWAY stock. 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:

While it is well worth considering the different groups that own a company, there are other factors that are even more important. Like risks, for instance. Every company has them, and we’ve spotted 3 warning signs for Neways Electronics International (of which 1 is concerning!) you should know about.

Ultimately the future is most important. You can access this free report on analyst forecasts for the company.

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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