Do Institutions Own Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien (ETR:BVB) Shares?

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Simply Wall St
Published
August 23, 2021
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If you want to know who really controls Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien (ETR:BVB), then you'll have to look at the makeup of its share registry. Large companies usually have institutions as shareholders, and we usually see insiders owning shares in smaller companies. 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 €549m, Borussia Dortmund GmbH Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien is a small cap stock, so it might not be well known by many institutional investors. Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows that institutions are noticeable on the share registry. Let's delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about Borussia Dortmund GmbH Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien.

View our latest analysis for Borussia Dortmund GmbH Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien

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XTRA:BVB Ownership Breakdown August 24th 2021

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Borussia Dortmund GmbH Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien?

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.

Borussia Dortmund GmbH Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own a respectable stake in the company. 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 Borussia Dortmund GmbH Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien's earnings history below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

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XTRA:BVB Earnings and Revenue Growth August 24th 2021

Hedge funds don't have many shares in Borussia Dortmund GmbH Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien. Looking at our data, we can see that the largest shareholder is EVN AG with 9.8% of shares outstanding. Bernd Geske is the second largest shareholder owning 9.4% of common stock, and Ballspielverein Borussia 09 e.V. holds about 5.5% of the company stock.

After doing some more digging, we found that the top 16 have the combined ownership of 50% in the company, suggesting that no single shareholder has significant control over the company.

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 Borussia Dortmund GmbH Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien

While the precise definition of an insider can be subjective, almost everyone considers board members to be insiders. 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 some shares in Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien. In their own names, insiders own €51m worth of stock in the €549m company. It is good to see some investment by insiders, but it might be worth checking if those insiders have been buying.

General Public Ownership

The general public, with a 48% stake in the company, will not easily be ignored. 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

Our data indicates that Private Companies hold 16%, of the company's shares. 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.

Public Company Ownership

Public companies currently own 9.8% of Borussia Dortmund GmbH Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien stock. It's hard to say for sure but this suggests they have entwined business interests. This might be a strategic stake, so it's worth watching this space for changes in ownership.

Next Steps:

It's always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand Borussia Dortmund GmbH Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien better, we need to consider many other factors.

Many find it useful to take an in depth look at how a company has performed in the past. You can access this detailed graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow.

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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