What Kind Of Shareholder Owns Most Hamon & Cie (International) SA (EBR:HAMO) Stock?

A look at the shareholders of Hamon & Cie (International) SA (EBR:HAMO) 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.

Hamon & Cie (International) is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of €36m, which means it wouldn’t have the attention of many institutional investors. In the chart below below, we can see that institutions are noticeable on the share registry. Let’s delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about HAMO.

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ENXTBR:HAMO Ownership Summary, May 23rd 2019
ENXTBR:HAMO Ownership Summary, May 23rd 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Hamon & Cie (International)?

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.

Hamon & Cie (International) already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own 18% of the company. 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. When multiple institutions own a stock, there’s always a risk that they are in a ‘crowded trade’. When such a trade goes wrong, multiple parties may compete to sell stock fast. This risk is higher in a company without a history of growth. You can see Hamon & Cie (International)’s historic earnings and revenue, below, but keep in mind there’s always more to the story.

ENXTBR:HAMO Income Statement, May 23rd 2019
ENXTBR:HAMO Income Statement, May 23rd 2019

Hedge funds don’t have many shares in Hamon & Cie (International). As far I can tell there isn’t analyst coverage of the company, so it is probably flying under the radar.

Insider Ownership Of Hamon & Cie (International)

While the precise definition of an insider can be subjective, almost everyone considers board members to be insiders. Management ultimately answers to the board. However, it is not uncommon for managers to be executive board members, especially if they are a founder or the CEO.

Most consider insider ownership a positive because it can indicate the board is well aligned with other shareholders. However, on some occasions too much power is concentrated within this group.

Our information suggests that Hamon & Cie (International) SA insiders own under 1% of the company. However, it’s possible that insiders might have an indirect interest through a more complex structure. It seems the board members have no more than €2.2k worth of shares in the €36m company. I generally like to see a board more invested. However it might be worth checking if those insiders have been buying.

General Public Ownership

The general public holds a 18% stake in HAMO. 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

It seems that Private Companies own 64%, of the HAMO stock. 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:

It’s always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand Hamon & Cie (International) better, we need to consider many other factors.

I like to dive deeper into how a company has performed in the past. You can find historic revenue and earnings in this detailed graph.

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