What Kind Of Shareholder Appears On The Npinvestor.com A/S’s (CPH:NPINV) Shareholder Register?

A look at the shareholders of Npinvestor.com A/S (CPH:NPINV) can tell us which group is most powerful. Institutions often own shares in more established companies, while it’s not unusual to see insiders own a fair bit of 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.’

Npinvestor.com is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of ø50m, which means it wouldn’t have the attention of many institutional investors. In the chart below below, we can see that institutions are not on the share registry. Let’s take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholder can tell us about NPINV.

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

What Does The Lack Of Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Npinvestor.com?

We don’t tend to see institutional investors holding stock of companies that are very risky, thinly traded, or very small. Though we do sometimes see large companies without institutions on the register, it’s not particularly common.

There are multiple explanations for why institutions don’t own a stock. The most common is that the company is too small relative to fund under management, so the institition does not bother to look closely at the company. It is also possible that fund managers don’t own the stock because they aren’t convinced it will perform well. Npinvestor.com’s earnings and revenue track record (below) may not be compelling to institutional investors — or they simply might not have looked at the business closely.

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

Npinvestor.com is not owned by hedge funds. Our information suggests that there isn’t any analyst coverage of the stock, so it is probably little known.

Insider Ownership Of Npinvestor.com

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.

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.

It seems that insiders own more than half the Npinvestor.com A/S stock. This gives them a lot of power. That means they own ø38m worth of shares in the ø50m company. That’s quite meaningful. Most would be pleased to see the board is investing alongside them. You may wish todiscover (for free) if they have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public, with a 24% 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.

Next Steps:

While it is well worth considering the different groups that own a company, there are other factors that are even more important.

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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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