What Kind Of Shareholders Own creditshelf Aktiengesellschaft (ETR:CSQ)?

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The big shareholder groups in creditshelf Aktiengesellschaft (ETR:CSQ) have power over the company. Institutions will often hold stock in bigger companies, and we expect to see insiders owning a noticeable percentage of the smaller ones. Companies that have been privatized tend to have low insider ownership.

creditshelf is a smaller company with a market capitalization of €88m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. Taking a look at our data on the ownership groups (below), it’s seems that institutional investors have bought into the company. Let’s take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholder can tell us about CSQ.

See our latest analysis for creditshelf

XTRA:CSQ Ownership Summary, May 3rd 2019
XTRA:CSQ Ownership Summary, May 3rd 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About creditshelf?

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.

creditshelf already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own 5.9% of 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. 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 creditshelf’s historic earnings and revenue, below, but keep in mind there’s always more to the story.

XTRA:CSQ Income Statement, May 3rd 2019
XTRA:CSQ Income Statement, May 3rd 2019

We note that hedge funds don’t have a meaningful investment in creditshelf. While there is some analyst coverage, the company is probably not widely covered. So it could gain more attention, down the track.

Insider Ownership Of creditshelf

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.

Our most recent data indicates that insiders own less than 1% of creditshelf Aktiengesellschaft. However, it’s possible that insiders might have an indirect interest through a more complex structure. It seems the board members have no more than €62k worth of shares in the €88m company. Many tend to prefer to see a board with bigger shareholdings. A good next step might be to take a look at this free summary of insider buying and selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public holds a 11% stake in CSQ. 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

It seems that Private Companies own 83%, of the CSQ stock. It might be worth looking deeper into this. If related parties, such as insiders, have an interest in one of these private companies, that should be disclosed in the annual report. Private companies may also have a strategic interest in the 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.

I like to dive deeper into how a company has performed in the past. You can access this interactive graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow, for free .

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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