Do Directors Own ACRON HELVETIA I Immobilien Aktiengesellschaft (BRN:AHAN) Shares?

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The big shareholder groups in ACRON HELVETIA I Immobilien Aktiengesellschaft (BRN:AHAN) have power over the company. Generally speaking, as a company grows, institutions will increase their ownership. Conversely, insiders often decrease their ownership over time. I quite like to see at least a little bit of insider ownership. As Charlie Munger said ‘Show me the incentive and I will show you the outcome.’

ACRON HELVETIA I Immobilien is a smaller company with a market capitalization of CHF3.9m, 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 AHAN.

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BRSE:AHAN Ownership Summary, July 18th 2019
BRSE:AHAN Ownership Summary, July 18th 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About ACRON HELVETIA I Immobilien?

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.

We can see that ACRON HELVETIA I Immobilien does have institutional investors; and they hold 7.2% 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. 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 ACRON HELVETIA I Immobilien’s earnings history, below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

BRSE:AHAN Income Statement, July 18th 2019
BRSE:AHAN Income Statement, July 18th 2019

Hedge funds don’t have many shares in ACRON HELVETIA I Immobilien. Our information suggests that there isn’t any analyst coverage of the stock, so it is probably little known.

Insider Ownership Of ACRON HELVETIA I Immobilien

The definition of company insiders can be subjective, and does vary between jurisdictions. Our data reflects individual insiders, capturing board members at the very least. 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.

It seems insiders own a significant proportion of ACRON HELVETIA I Immobilien Aktiengesellschaft. Insiders have a CHF1.5m stake in this CHF3.9m business. I would say this shows alignment with shareholders, but it is worth noting that the company is still quite small; some insiders may have founded the business. You can click here to see if those insiders have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public, who are mostly retail investors, collectively hold 55% of ACRON HELVETIA I Immobilien shares. This size of ownership gives retail investors collective power. They can and probably do influence decisions on executive compensation, dividend policies and proposed business acquisitions.

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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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