What Type Of Shareholders Own The Most Number of Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. (TSE:INE) Shares?

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Simply Wall St
Published
December 20, 2020

Every investor in Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. (TSE:INE) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. Insiders often own a large chunk of younger, smaller, companies while huge companies tend to have institutions as shareholders. We also tend to see lower insider ownership in companies that were previously publicly owned.

Innergex Renewable Energy is a pretty big company. It has a market capitalization of CA$4.3b. Normally institutions would own a significant portion of a company this size. Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows that institutions own shares in the company. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about Innergex Renewable Energy.

Check out our latest analysis for Innergex Renewable Energy

TSX:INE Ownership Breakdown December 20th 2020

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Innergex Renewable Energy?

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.

Innergex Renewable Energy already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own a respectable stake in the company. This implies the analysts working for those institutions have looked at the stock and they like it. But just like anyone else, they could be wrong. 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 Innergex Renewable Energy, (below). Of course, keep in mind that there are other factors to consider, too.

TSX:INE Earnings and Revenue Growth December 20th 2020

Hedge funds don't have many shares in Innergex Renewable Energy. Looking at our data, we can see that the largest shareholder is Hydro-Québec with 20% of shares outstanding. Meanwhile, the second and third largest shareholders, hold 9.9% and 7.4%, of the shares outstanding, respectively. Furthermore, CEO Michel Letellier is the owner of 0.5% of the company's shares.

We also observed that the top 7 shareholders account for more than half of the share 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 are a reasonable number of analysts covering the stock, so it might be useful to find out their aggregate view on the future.

Insider Ownership Of Innergex Renewable Energy

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

I generally consider insider ownership to be a good thing. However, on some occasions it makes it more difficult for other shareholders to hold the board accountable for decisions.

Our most recent data indicates that insiders own some shares in Innergex Renewable Energy Inc.. This is a big company, so it is good to see this level of alignment. Insiders own CA$189m worth of shares (at current prices). It is good to see this level of investment by insiders. You can check here to see if those insiders have been buying recently.

General Public Ownership

The general public holds a 35% stake in Innergex Renewable Energy. 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.

Private Company Ownership

We can see that Private Companies own 20%, 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:

While it is well worth considering the different groups that own a company, there are other factors that are even more important. For instance, we've identified 2 warning signs for Innergex Renewable Energy (1 is concerning) that you should be aware of.

If you are like me, you may want to think about whether this company will grow or shrink. Luckily, you can check this free report showing analyst forecasts for its 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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