How Much Of Jaypee Infratech Limited (NSE:JPINFRATEC) Do Institutions Own?

A look at the shareholders of Jaypee Infratech Limited (NSE:JPINFRATEC) can tell us which group is most powerful. Institutions will often hold stock in bigger companies, and we expect to see insiders owning a noticeable percentage of the smaller ones. Companies that have been privatized tend to have low insider ownership.

With a market capitalization of ₹5.1b, Jaypee Infratech is a small cap stock, so it might not be well known by many institutional investors. Taking a look at the our data on the ownership groups (below), it’s seems that institutional investors have bought into the company. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about JPINFRATEC.

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NSEI:JPINFRATEC Ownership Summary December 20th 18
NSEI:JPINFRATEC Ownership Summary December 20th 18

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Jaypee Infratech?

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.

As you can see, institutional investors own 10% of Jaypee Infratech. 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. 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 Jaypee Infratech’s earnings history, below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

NSEI:JPINFRATEC Income Statement Export December 20th 18
NSEI:JPINFRATEC Income Statement Export December 20th 18

Jaypee Infratech 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 Jaypee Infratech

The definition of an insider can differ slightly between different countries, but members of the board of directors always count. 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 data suggests that insiders own under 1% of Jaypee Infratech Limited in their own names. But they may have an indirect interest through a corporate structure that we haven’t picked up on. It appears that the board holds about ₹572k worth of stock. This compares to a market capitalization of ₹5.1b. Many investors in smaller companies prefer to see the board more heavily invested. You can click here to see if those insiders have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public holds a 27% stake in JPINFRATEC. 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.

Public Company Ownership

It appears to us that public companies own 61% of JPINFRATEC. We can’t be certain, but this is quite possible this is a strategic stake. The businesses may be similar, or work together.

Next Steps:

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

Many find it useful to take an in depth look at how a company has performed in the past. You can access this detailed graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow .

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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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