What Type Of Shareholder Owns Exel Composites Oyj’s (HEL:EXL1V)?

A look at the shareholders of Exel Composites Oyj (HEL:EXL1V) can tell us which group is most powerful. 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 €54m, Exel Composites Oyj 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 institutions are noticeable on the share registry. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about Exel Composites Oyj.

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HLSE:EXL1V Ownership Summary April 30th 2020
HLSE:EXL1V Ownership Summary April 30th 2020

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Exel Composites Oyj?

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.

Exel Composites Oyj already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own 62% of the company. This can indicate that the company has a certain degree of credibility in the investment community. However, it is best to be wary of relying on the supposed validation that comes with institutional investors. They too, get it wrong sometimes. 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 Exel Composites Oyj, (below). Of course, keep in mind that there are other factors to consider, too.

HLSE:EXL1V Income Statement April 30th 2020
HLSE:EXL1V Income Statement April 30th 2020

Investors should note that institutions actually own more than half the company, so they can collectively wield significant power. We note that hedge funds don’t have a meaningful investment in Exel Composites Oyj. Handelsbanken Asset Management is currently the largest shareholder, with 9.1% of shares outstanding. Next, we have Swedbank Robur Fonder AB and OP Varainhoito Oy as the second and third largest shareholders, holding 9.1% and 9.0%, of the shares outstanding, respectively.

We also observed that the top 8 shareholders account for 53% of the register, with a few smaller shareholders to balance the interests of the larger ones to a certain extent.

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 Exel Composites Oyj

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

We can see that insiders own shares in Exel Composites Oyj. In their own names, insiders own €1.7m worth of stock in the €54m company. Some would say this shows alignment of interests between shareholders and the board, though I generally prefer to see bigger insider holdings. But it might be worth checking if those insiders have been selling.

General Public Ownership

With a 27% ownership, the general public have some degree of sway over EXL1V. 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

Our data indicates that Private Companies hold 7.3%, 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 Exel Composites Oyj better, we need to consider many other factors. Be aware that Exel Composites Oyj is showing 4 warning signs in our investment analysis , you should know about…

But ultimately it is the future, not the past, that will determine how well the owners of this business will do. Therefore we think it advisable to take a look at this free report showing whether analysts are predicting a brighter 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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