What Percentage Of Norman Broadbent Plc (LON:NBB) Shares Do Insiders Own?

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The big shareholder groups in Norman Broadbent Plc (LON:NBB) have power over the company. Insiders often own a large chunk of younger, smaller, companies while huge companies tend to have institutions as shareholders. I quite like to see at least a little bit of insider ownership. As Charlie Munger said ‘Show me the incentive and I will show you the outcome.’

Norman Broadbent is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of UK£5.1m, which means it wouldn’t have the attention of many institutional investors. Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows 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 NBB.

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AIM:NBB Ownership Summary, July 11th 2019
AIM:NBB Ownership Summary, July 11th 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Norman Broadbent?

Institutional investors commonly compare their own returns to the returns of a commonly followed index. So they generally do consider buying larger companies that are included in the relevant benchmark index.

Norman Broadbent already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own 59% of 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 Norman Broadbent, (below). Of course, keep in mind that there are other factors to consider, too.

AIM:NBB Income Statement, July 11th 2019
AIM:NBB Income Statement, July 11th 2019

Investors should note that institutions actually own more than half the company, so they can collectively wield significant power. Norman Broadbent is not owned by hedge funds. We’re not picking up on any analyst coverage of the stock at the moment, so the company is unlikely to be widely held.

Insider Ownership Of Norman Broadbent

The definition of an insider can differ slightly between different countries, but members of the board of directors always count. 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 information suggests that insiders maintain a significant holding in Norman Broadbent Plc. Insiders have a UK£1.5m stake in this UK£5.1m business. This may suggest that the founders still own a lot of shares. You can click here to see if they have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public, with a 12% stake in the company, will not easily be ignored. While this size of ownership may not be enough to sway a policy decision in their favour, they can still make a collective impact on company policies.

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It’s always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand Norman Broadbent better, we need to consider many other factors.

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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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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