What Kind Of Shareholders Own GEK TERNA Holdings, Real Estate, Construction S.A. (ATH:GEKTERNA)?

A look at the shareholders of GEK TERNA Holdings, Real Estate, Construction S.A. (ATH:GEKTERNA) can tell us which group is most powerful. Insiders often own a large chunk of younger, smaller, companies while huge companies tend to have institutions as shareholders. 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.

With a market capitalization of €557m, GEK TERNA Holdings Real Estate Construction is a small cap stock, so it might not be well known by many institutional investors. Taking a look at our data on the ownership groups (below), it’s seems that institutional investors have bought into the company. Let’s delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about GEK TERNA Holdings Real Estate Construction.

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ATSE:GEKTERNA Ownership Summary May 14th 2020
ATSE:GEKTERNA Ownership Summary May 14th 2020

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About GEK TERNA Holdings Real Estate Construction?

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.

As you can see, institutional investors own 19% of GEK TERNA Holdings Real Estate Construction. 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. It is not uncommon to see a big share price drop if two large institutional investors try to sell out of a stock at the same time. So it is worth checking the past earnings trajectory of GEK TERNA Holdings Real Estate Construction, (below). Of course, keep in mind that there are other factors to consider, too.

ATSE:GEKTERNA Income Statement May 14th 2020
ATSE:GEKTERNA Income Statement May 14th 2020

Hedge funds don’t have many shares in GEK TERNA Holdings Real Estate Construction. Reggeborgh Invest B.V. is currently the largest shareholder, with 32% of shares outstanding. The second largest shareholder with 17%, is Goergios Peristeris, followed by Estate of Nikolaos D. Kampas, with an ownership of 6.5%. Goergios Peristeris also happens to hold the title of Chief Executive Officer.

Additionally, we found that 3 of the top shareholders have a considerable amount of ownership in the company, via their 56% stake.

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 GEK TERNA Holdings Real Estate Construction

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. Company management run the business, but the CEO will answer to the board, even if he or she is a member of it.

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.

It seems insiders own a significant proportion of GEK TERNA Holdings, Real Estate, Construction S.A.. Insiders own €95m worth of shares in the €557m company. It is great to see insiders so invested in the business. It might be worth checking if those insiders have been buying recently.

General Public Ownership

The general public, with a 26% stake in the company, will not easily be ignored. While this size of ownership may not be enough to sway a policy decision in their favour, they can still make a collective impact on company policies.

Private Company Ownership

Our data indicates that Private Companies hold 39%, of the company’s shares. 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.

Next Steps:

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. For example, we’ve discovered 3 warning signs for GEK TERNA Holdings Real Estate Construction (1 is a bit unpleasant!) that you should be aware of before investing here.

If you are like me, you may want to think about whether this company will grow or shrink. Luckily, you can check this free report showing analyst forecasts for its future.

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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