How Much Of Orion Oyj (HEL:ORNBV) Do Institutions Own?

If you want to know who really controls Orion Oyj (HEL:ORNBV), then you’ll have to look at the makeup of its share registry. Institutions will often hold stock in bigger companies, and we expect to see insiders owning a noticeable percentage of the smaller ones. Companies that used to be publicly owned tend to have lower insider ownership.

Orion Oyj is a pretty big company. It has a market capitalization of €4.3b. Normally institutions would own a significant portion of a company this size. In the chart below below, we can see that institutions are noticeable on the share registry. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about ORNBV.

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HLSE:ORNBV Ownership Summary, July 29th 2019
HLSE:ORNBV Ownership Summary, July 29th 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Orion Oyj?

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.

Orion Oyj already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own 29% of the company. 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 Orion Oyj’s earnings history, below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

HLSE:ORNBV Income Statement, July 29th 2019
HLSE:ORNBV Income Statement, July 29th 2019

Orion Oyj is not owned by hedge funds. There are a reasonable number of analysts covering the stock, so it might be useful to find out their aggregate view on the future.

Insider Ownership Of Orion Oyj

The definition of an insider can differ slightly between different countries, but members of the board of directors always count. 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.

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 some shares in Orion Oyj. It is a pretty big company, so it is generally a positive to see some potentially meaningful alignment. In this case, they own around €111m worth of shares (at current prices). If you would like to explore the question of insider alignment, you can click here to see if insiders have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public, mostly retail investors, hold a substantial 63% stake in ORNBV, suggesting it is a fairly popular stock. This level of ownership gives retail investors the power to sway key policy decisions such as board composition, executive compensation, and the dividend payout ratio.

Private Company Ownership

It seems that Private Companies own 4.5%, of the ORNBV stock. It might be worth looking deeper into this. If related parties, such as insiders, have an interest in one of these private companies, that should be disclosed in the annual report. Private companies may also have a strategic interest in the company.

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

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