What Kind Of Shareholders Hold The Majority In Koncar - Elektroindustrija d.d.'s (ZGSE:KOEI) Shares?

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Simply Wall St
Published
May 23, 2021
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Every investor in Koncar - Elektroindustrija d.d. (ZGSE:KOEI) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. Generally speaking, as a company grows, institutions will increase their ownership. Conversely, insiders often decrease their ownership over time. Companies that have been privatized tend to have low insider ownership.

With a market capitalization of Kn1.8b, Koncar - Elektroindustrija d.d is a small cap stock, so it might not be well known by many institutional investors. Taking a look at our data on the ownership groups (below), it seems that institutional investors have bought into the company. Let's take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholders can tell us about Koncar - Elektroindustrija d.d.

See our latest analysis for Koncar - Elektroindustrija d.d

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ZGSE:KOEI Ownership Breakdown May 24th 2021

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Koncar - Elektroindustrija d.d?

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.

We can see that Koncar - Elektroindustrija d.d does have institutional investors; and they hold a good portion of the company's stock. 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. 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 Koncar - Elektroindustrija d.d's earnings history below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

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ZGSE:KOEI Earnings and Revenue Growth May 24th 2021

Investors should note that institutions actually own more than half the company, so they can collectively wield significant power. Hedge funds don't have many shares in Koncar - Elektroindustrija d.d. Our data shows that Hrvatsko mirovinsko investicijsko drustvo d.o.o. is the largest shareholder with 28% of shares outstanding. For context, the second largest shareholder holds about 17% of the shares outstanding, followed by an ownership of 16% by the third-largest shareholder.

After doing some more digging, we found that the top 3 shareholders collectively control more than half of the company's shares, implying that they have considerable power to influence the company's decisions.

While it makes sense to study institutional ownership data for a company, it also makes sense to study analyst sentiments to know which way the wind is blowing. There is a little analyst coverage of the stock, but not much. So there is room for it to gain more coverage.

Insider Ownership Of Koncar - Elektroindustrija d.d

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.

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.

I can report that insiders do own shares in Koncar - Elektroindustrija d.d.. As individuals, the insiders collectively own Kn41m worth of the Kn1.8b 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 holds a 16% stake in Koncar - Elektroindustrija d.d. This size of ownership, while considerable, may not be enough to change company policy if the decision is not in sync with other large shareholders.

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 - Koncar - Elektroindustrija d.d has 1 warning sign we think you should be aware of.

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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