What Type Of Shareholder Owns Mishorim Real Estate Investments Ltd’s (TLV:MSHR)?

Every investor in Mishorim Real Estate Investments Ltd (TLV:MSHR) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. Institutions will often hold stock in bigger companies, and we expect to see insiders owning a noticeable percentage of the smaller ones. 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.

Mishorim Real Estate Investments is a smaller company with a market capitalization of ₪215m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. In the chart below, we can see that institutional investors have bought into the company. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about Mishorim Real Estate Investments.

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TASE:MSHR Ownership Summary April 10th 2020
TASE:MSHR Ownership Summary April 10th 2020

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Mishorim Real Estate Investments?

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.

Mishorim Real Estate Investments already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own 18% of the company. 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. 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 Mishorim Real Estate Investments’s historic earnings and revenue, below, but keep in mind there’s always more to the story.

TASE:MSHR Income Statement April 10th 2020
TASE:MSHR Income Statement April 10th 2020

We note that hedge funds don’t have a meaningful investment in Mishorim Real Estate Investments. Alexander Shnaider is currently the largest shareholder, with 42% of shares outstanding. The second and third largest shareholders are Gil Blutrich and Psagot Investment House Ltd., holding 16% and 9.0%, respectively. Gil Blutrich also happens to hold the title of President.

Additionally, we found that 2 of the top shareholders have a considerable amount of ownership in the company, via their 58% 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. 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 Mishorim Real Estate Investments

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.

Our information suggests that insiders own more than half of Mishorim Real Estate Investments Ltd. This gives them effective control of the company. That means they own ₪131m worth of shares in the ₪215m company. That’s quite meaningful. Most would argue this is a positive, showing strong alignment with shareholders. You can click here to see if those insiders have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

With a 21% ownership, the general public have some degree of sway over MSHR. 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. For instance, we’ve identified 4 warning signs for Mishorim Real Estate Investments (1 doesn’t sit too well with us) that you should be aware of.

Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies.

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