Who Owns Logistec Corporation (TSE:LGT.B)?

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Simply Wall St
Published
September 26, 2018
TSX:LGT.B
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The big shareholder groups in Logistec Corporation (TSE:LGT.B) have power over the company. Insiders often own a large chunk of younger, smaller, companies while huge companies tend to have institutions as shareholders. Companies that used to be publicly owned tend to have lower insider ownership.

Logistec is a smaller company with a market capitalization of CA$666.6m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows that institutions are noticeable on the share registry. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about LGT.B.

See our latest analysis for Logistec

TSX:LGT.B Ownership Summary September 26th 18
TSX:LGT.B Ownership Summary September 26th 18

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Logistec?

Many institutions measure their performance against an index that approximates the local market. So they usually pay more attention to companies that are included in major indices.

We can see that Logistec does have institutional investors; and they hold 22.8% of the 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. 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 Logistec's historic earnings and revenue, below, but keep in mind there's always more to the story.

TSX:LGT.B Income Statement Export September 26th 18
TSX:LGT.B Income Statement Export September 26th 18

We note that hedge funds don't have a meaningful investment in Logistec. Our information suggests that there isn't any analyst coverage of the stock, so it is probably little known.

Insider Ownership Of Logistec

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.

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.

I can report that insiders do own shares in Logistec Corporation. In their own names, insiders own CA$27.2m worth of stock in the CA$666.6m company. Some would say this shows alignment of interests between shareholders and the board. But it might be worth checking if those insiders have been selling.

General Public Ownership

With a 27.4% ownership, the general public have some degree of sway over LGT.B. 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

We can see that Private Companies own 45.8%, of the shares on issue. 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 Logistec better, we need to consider many other factors.

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.

Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So take a peek at this freelist 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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