Do Institutions Own Thrace Plastics Holding and Commercial S.A. (ATH:PLAT) Shares?

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Simply Wall St
Published
May 19, 2021
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The big shareholder groups in Thrace Plastics Holding and Commercial S.A. (ATH:PLAT) have power over the company. Large companies usually have institutions as shareholders, and we usually see insiders owning shares in smaller companies. 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.

Thrace Plastics Holding and Commercial is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of €258m, 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 delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about Thrace Plastics Holding and Commercial.

Check out our latest analysis for Thrace Plastics Holding and Commercial

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ATSE:PLAT Ownership Breakdown May 20th 2021

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Thrace Plastics Holding and Commercial?

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.

Thrace Plastics Holding and Commercial already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own a respectable stake in 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 Thrace Plastics Holding and Commercial's historic earnings and revenue below, but keep in mind there's always more to the story.

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ATSE:PLAT Earnings and Revenue Growth May 20th 2021

We note that hedge funds don't have a meaningful investment in Thrace Plastics Holding and Commercial. Because actions speak louder than words, we consider it a good sign when insiders own a significant stake in a company. In Thrace Plastics Holding and Commercial's case, its Top Key Executive, Konstantinos Chalioris, is the largest shareholder, holding 44% of shares outstanding. With 21% and 3.0% of the shares outstanding respectively, Eufimia Chalioris and ALPHA TRUST Mutual Fund Management Company are the second and third largest shareholders.

A more detailed study of the shareholder registry showed us that 2 of the top shareholders have a considerable amount of ownership in the company, via their 65% stake.

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. There is some analyst coverage of the stock, but it could still become more well known, with time.

Insider Ownership Of Thrace Plastics Holding and Commercial

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. The company management answer to the board and the latter should represent the interests of shareholders. Notably, sometimes top-level managers are on the board themselves.

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 most recent data indicates that insiders own the majority of Thrace Plastics Holding and Commercial S.A.. This means they can collectively make decisions for the company. Given it has a market cap of €258m, that means they have €167m worth of shares. 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 holds a 27% stake in Thrace Plastics Holding and Commercial. 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.

Next Steps:

While it is well worth considering the different groups that own a company, there are other factors that are even more important. Take risks for example - Thrace Plastics Holding and Commercial has 2 warning signs (and 1 which can't be ignored) we think you should know about.

But ultimately it is the future, not the past, that will determine how well the owners of this business will do. Therefore we think it advisable to take a look at this free report showing whether analysts are predicting a brighter future.

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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