How Much Of Banco di Desio e della Brianza S.p.A. (BIT:BDB) Do Institutions Own?

The big shareholder groups in Banco di Desio e della Brianza S.p.A. (BIT:BDB) have power over the company. Generally speaking, as a company grows, institutions will increase their ownership. Conversely, insiders often decrease their ownership over time. We also tend to see lower insider ownership in companies that were previously publicly owned.

With a market capitalization of €303m, Banco di Desio e della Brianza is a small cap stock, so it might not be well known by many institutional investors. In the chart below below, we can see that institutions are noticeable on the share registry. Let’s take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholder can tell us about BDB.

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BIT:BDB Ownership Summary, December 2nd 2019
BIT:BDB Ownership Summary, December 2nd 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Banco di Desio e della Brianza?

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 6.2% of Banco di Desio e della Brianza. 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 Banco di Desio e della Brianza’s earnings history, below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

BIT:BDB Income Statement, December 2nd 2019
BIT:BDB Income Statement, December 2nd 2019

We note that hedge funds don’t have a meaningful investment in Banco di Desio e della Brianza. 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 Banco di Desio e della Brianza

While the precise definition of an insider can be subjective, almost everyone considers board members to be insiders. Company management run the business, but the CEO will answer to the board, even if he or she is a member of it.

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.

We can see that insiders own shares in Banco di Desio e della Brianza S.p.A.. It has a market capitalization of just €303m, and insiders have €5.6m worth of shares, in their own names. This shows at least some alignment. You can click here to see if those insiders have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public, with a 42% 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

Our data indicates that Private Companies hold 50%, of the company’s shares. It’s hard to draw any conclusions from this fact alone, so its worth looking into who owns those private companies. Sometimes insiders or other related parties have an interest in shares in a public company through a separate private company.

Next Steps:

It’s always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand Banco di Desio e della Brianza better, we need to consider many other factors.

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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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