What Kind Of Investor Owns Most Of Kentucky First Federal Bancorp (NASDAQ:KFFB)?

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A look at the shareholders of Kentucky First Federal Bancorp (NASDAQ:KFFB) 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. 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.’

Kentucky First Federal Bancorp is a smaller company with a market capitalization of US$61m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows that institutions are not really that prevalent on the share registry. Let’s delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about KFFB.

Check out our latest analysis for Kentucky First Federal Bancorp

NasdaqGM:KFFB Ownership Summary, June 19th 2019
NasdaqGM:KFFB Ownership Summary, June 19th 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Kentucky First Federal Bancorp?

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.

Institutions own less than 5% of Kentucky First Federal Bancorp. That indicates that the company is on the radar of some funds, but it isn’t particularly popular with professional investors at the moment. If the business gets stronger from here, we could see a situation where more institutions are keen to buy. It is not uncommon to see a big share price rise if multiple institutional investors are trying to buy into a stock at the same time. So check out the historic earnings trajectory, below, but keep in mind it’s the future that counts most.

NasdaqGM:KFFB Income Statement, June 19th 2019
NasdaqGM:KFFB Income Statement, June 19th 2019

Hedge funds don’t have many shares in Kentucky First Federal Bancorp. Our information suggests that there isn’t any analyst coverage of the stock, so it is probably little known.

Insider Ownership Of Kentucky First Federal Bancorp

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.

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.

I can report that insiders do own shares in Kentucky First Federal Bancorp. It has a market capitalization of just US$61m, and insiders have US$3.4m worth of shares, in their own names. It is good to see some investment by insiders, but I usually like to see higher insider holdings. It might be worth checking if those insiders have been buying.

General Public Ownership

The general public holds a 35% stake in KFFB. 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

We can see that Private Companies own 56%, 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.

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I find it very interesting to look at who exactly owns a company. But to truly gain insight, we need to consider other information, too.

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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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