What Type Of Shareholder Owns Brookfield Real Estate Services Inc.’s (TSE:BRE)?

A look at the shareholders of Brookfield Real Estate Services Inc. (TSE:BRE) 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. We also tend to see lower insider ownership in companies that were previously publicly owned.

Brookfield Real Estate Services is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of CA$215m, which means it wouldn’t have the attention of many institutional investors. In the chart below below, we can see that institutions own shares in the company. Let’s delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about BRE.

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TSX:BRE Ownership Summary, May 25th 2019
TSX:BRE Ownership Summary, May 25th 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Brookfield Real Estate Services?

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 25% of Brookfield Real Estate Services. 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. 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 Brookfield Real Estate Services’s earnings history, below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

TSX:BRE Income Statement, May 25th 2019
TSX:BRE Income Statement, May 25th 2019

We note that hedge funds don’t have a meaningful investment in Brookfield Real Estate Services. We’re not picking up on any analyst coverage of the stock at the moment, so the company is unlikely to be widely held.

Insider Ownership Of Brookfield Real Estate Services

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.

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 data suggests that insiders own under 1% of Brookfield Real Estate Services Inc. in their own names. It appears that the board holds about CA$551k worth of stock. This compares to a market capitalization of CA$215m. Many investors in smaller companies prefer to see the board more heavily invested. You can click here to see if those insiders have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public, with a 49% stake in the company, will not easily be ignored. While this group can’t necessarily call the shots, it can certainly have a real influence on how the company is run.

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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.

I always like to check for a history of revenue growth. You can too, by accessing this free chart of historic revenue and earnings in this detailed graph.

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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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