What Percentage Of BBX Minerals Limited (ASX:BBX) Shares Do Insiders Own?

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Simply Wall St
Published
September 07, 2020
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If you want to know who really controls BBX Minerals Limited (ASX:BBX), then you'll have to look at the makeup of its share registry. Large companies usually have institutions as shareholders, and we usually see insiders owning shares in smaller companies. Warren Buffett said that he likes "a business with enduring competitive advantages that is run by able and owner-oriented people." So it's nice to see some insider ownership, because it may suggest that management is owner-oriented.

BBX Minerals is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of AU$142m, which means it wouldn't have the attention of many institutional investors. Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows that institutions own shares in the company. Let's delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about BBX Minerals.

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ASX:BBX Ownership Breakdown September 7th 2020

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About BBX Minerals?

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.

We can see that BBX Minerals does have institutional investors; and they hold a good portion of the company's stock. This suggests some credibility amongst professional investors. But we can't rely on that fact alone since institutions make bad investments sometimes, just like everyone does. 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 BBX Minerals, (below). Of course, keep in mind that there are other factors to consider, too.

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ASX:BBX Earnings and Revenue Growth September 7th 2020

We note that hedge funds don't have a meaningful investment in BBX Minerals. National Philanthropic Trust, Endowment Arm is currently the largest shareholder, with 47% of shares outstanding. Meanwhile, the second and third largest shareholders, hold 7.9% and 2.9%, of the shares outstanding, respectively. Michael Schmulian, who is the third-largest shareholder, also happens to hold the title of Chairman of the Board.

After doing some more digging, we found that the top 2 shareholders collectively control more than half of the company's shares, implying that they have considerable power to influence the company's decisions.

While studying institutional ownership for a company can add value to your research, it is also a good practice to research analyst recommendations to get a deeper understand of a stock's expected performance. As far I can tell there isn't analyst coverage of the company, so it is probably flying under the radar.

Insider Ownership Of BBX Minerals

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.

Our information suggests that insiders maintain a significant holding in BBX Minerals Limited. Insiders own AU$30m worth of shares in the AU$142m company. This may suggest that the founders still own a lot of shares. You can click here to see if they have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public, with a 30% stake in the company, will not easily be ignored. 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.

Next Steps:

It's always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand BBX Minerals better, we need to consider many other factors. Like risks, for instance. Every company has them, and we've spotted 5 warning signs for BBX Minerals (of which 2 are concerning!) you should know about.

Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies.

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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