What Kind Of Shareholder Appears On The Latteys Industries Limited’s (NSE:LATTEYS) Shareholder Register?

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The big shareholder groups in Latteys Industries Limited (NSE:LATTEYS) have power over the company. Large companies usually have institutions as shareholders, and we usually see insiders owning shares in smaller companies. Warren Buffett said that he likes ‘a business with enduring competitive advantages that is run by able and owner-oriented people’. So it’s nice to see some insider ownership, because it may suggest that management is owner-oriented.

Latteys Industries is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of ₹233m, which means it wouldn’t have the attention of many institutional investors. Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows that institutional investors have not yet purchased shares. Let’s delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about LATTEYS.

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NSEI:LATTEYS Ownership Summary, February 19th 2019
NSEI:LATTEYS Ownership Summary, February 19th 2019

What Does The Lack Of Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Latteys Industries?

Small companies that are not very actively traded often lack institutional investors, but it’s less common to see large companies without them.

There could be various reasons why no institutions own shares in a company. Typically, small, newly listed companies don’t attract much attention from fund managers, because it would not be possible for large fund managers to build a meaningful position in the company. It is also possible that fund managers don’t own the stock because they aren’t convinced it will perform well. Latteys Industries might not have the sort of past performance institutions are looking for, or perhaps they simply have not studied the business closely.

NSEI:LATTEYS Income Statement, February 19th 2019
NSEI:LATTEYS Income Statement, February 19th 2019

Hedge funds don’t have many shares in Latteys Industries. As far I can tell there isn’t analyst coverage of the company, so it is probably flying under the radar.

Insider Ownership Of Latteys Industries

While the precise definition of an insider can be subjective, almost everyone considers board members to be insiders. 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 information suggests that insiders own more than half of Latteys Industries Limited. This gives them effective control of the company. Given it has a market cap of ₹233m, that means they have ₹184m 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, with a 21% 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.

Next Steps:

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

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