What Kind Of Investor Owns Most Of PBS Finanse S.A. (WSE:PBF)?

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Every investor in PBS Finanse S.A. (WSE:PBF) 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 used to be publicly owned tend to have lower insider ownership.

With a market capitalization of zł2.8m, PBS Finanse is a small cap stock, so it might not be well known by many institutional investors. Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows that institutional investors have bought into the company. Let’s take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholder can tell us about PBF.

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WSE:PBF Ownership Summary, June 12th 2019
WSE:PBF Ownership Summary, June 12th 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About PBS Finanse?

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 6.0% of PBS Finanse. 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 PBS Finanse’s earnings history, below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

WSE:PBF Income Statement, June 12th 2019
WSE:PBF Income Statement, June 12th 2019

We note that hedge funds don’t have a meaningful investment in PBS Finanse. Our information suggests that there isn’t any analyst coverage of the stock, so it is probably little known.

Insider Ownership Of PBS Finanse

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.

I generally consider insider ownership to be a good thing. However, on some occasions it makes it more difficult for other shareholders to hold the board accountable for decisions.

Our most recent data indicates that insiders own less than 1% of PBS Finanse S.A.. However, it’s possible that insiders might have an indirect interest through a more complex structure. It appears that the board holds about zł64.8 worth of stock. This compares to a market capitalization of zł2.8m. I generally like to see a board more invested. However it might be worth checking if those insiders have been buying.

General Public Ownership

With a 29% ownership, the general public have some degree of sway over PBF. While this group can’t necessarily call the shots, it can certainly have a real influence on how the company is run.

Private Company Ownership

We can see that Private Companies own 65%, 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.

Next Steps:

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

I like to dive deeper into how a company has performed in the past. You can access this interactive graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow for free .

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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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