Do Institutions Own Shares In Den Jyske Sparekasse A/S (CPH:DJS)?

A look at the shareholders of Den Jyske Sparekasse A/S (CPH:DJS) can tell us which group is most powerful. Large companies usually have institutions as shareholders, and we usually see insiders owning shares in smaller companies. We also tend to see lower insider ownership in companies that were previously publicly owned.

With a market capitalization of ø828m, Den Jyskerekasse is a small cap stock, so it might not be well known by many institutional investors. In the chart below below, we can see that institutions own shares in the company. Let’s take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholder can tell us about DJS.

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CPSE:DJS Ownership Summary, March 15th 2019
CPSE:DJS Ownership Summary, March 15th 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Den Jyskerekasse?

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.

As you can see, institutional investors own 40% of Den Jyskerekasse. 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. 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 Den Jyskerekasse, (below). Of course, keep in mind that there are other factors to consider, too.

CPSE:DJS Income Statement, March 15th 2019
CPSE:DJS Income Statement, March 15th 2019

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

Insider Ownership Of Den Jyskerekasse

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

Insider ownership is positive when it signals leadership are thinking like the true owners of the company. However, high insider ownership can also give immense power to a small group within the company. This can be negative in some circumstances.

Our data suggests that insiders own under 1% of Den Jyske Sparekasse A/S in their own names. It has a market capitalization of just ø828m, and the board has only ø905k worth of shares in their own names. I generally like to see a board more invested. However it might be worth checking if those insiders have been buying.

General Public Ownership

The general public, who are mostly retail investors, collectively hold 60% of Den Jyskerekasse shares. This level of ownership gives retail investors the power to sway key policy decisions such as board composition, executive compensation, and the dividend payout ratio.

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 find historic revenue and earnings in this detailed graph.

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