Do Insiders Own Lots Of Shares In mobilezone holding ag (VTX:MOZN)?

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Simply Wall St
Published
February 11, 2021
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If you want to know who really controls mobilezone holding ag (VTX:MOZN), then you'll have to look at the makeup of its share registry. Insiders often own a large chunk of younger, smaller, companies while huge companies tend to have institutions as shareholders. I generally like to see some degree of insider ownership, even if only a little. As Nassim Nicholas Taleb said, 'Don’t tell me what you think, tell me what you have in your portfolio.

With a market capitalization of CHF466m, mobilezone holding ag is a small cap stock, so it might not be well known by many institutional investors. In the chart below, we can see that institutions are noticeable on the share registry. Let's take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholders can tell us about mobilezone holding ag.

Check out our latest analysis for mobilezone holding ag

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SWX:MOZN Ownership Breakdown February 12th 2021

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About mobilezone holding ag?

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.

mobilezone holding ag already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own a respectable stake in the company. This can indicate that the company has a certain degree of credibility in the investment community. However, it is best to be wary of relying on the supposed validation that comes with institutional investors. They too, get it wrong sometimes. 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 mobilezone holding ag, (below). Of course, keep in mind that there are other factors to consider, too.

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SWX:MOZN Earnings and Revenue Growth February 12th 2021

We note that hedge funds don't have a meaningful investment in mobilezone holding ag. Looking at our data, we can see that the largest shareholder is Credit Suisse Asset Management (Switzerland) with 7.1% of shares outstanding. The second and third largest shareholders are Haubrich Zentrale Gmbh & Co. Kg and Haubrich Verwaltungs Se, with an equal amount of shares to their name at 5.0%.

On studying our ownership data, we found that 25 of the top shareholders collectively own less than 50% of the share register, implying that no single individual has a majority interest.

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. Quite a few analysts cover the stock, so you could look into forecast growth quite easily.

Insider Ownership Of mobilezone holding ag

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.

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.

We can see that insiders own shares in mobilezone holding ag. As individuals, the insiders collectively own CHF26m worth of the CHF466m company. This shows at least some alignment. 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 59% of mobilezone holding ag 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.

Private Company Ownership

Our data indicates that Private Companies hold 10%, of the company's shares. 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 mobilezone holding ag better, we need to consider many other factors. Consider risks, for instance. Every company has them, and we've spotted 2 warning signs for mobilezone holding ag you should know about.

Ultimately the future is most important. You can access this free report on analyst forecasts for the company.

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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