Do Institutions Own SML Isuzu Limited (NSE:SMLISUZU) Shares?

Every investor in SML Isuzu Limited (NSE:SMLISUZU) 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. We also tend to see lower insider ownership in companies that were previously publicly owned.

SML Isuzu is a smaller company with a market capitalization of ₹12b, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. Taking a look at our data on the ownership groups (below), it’s seems that institutions are noticeable on the share registry. Let’s take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholder can tell us about SMLISUZU.

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NSEI:SMLISUZU Ownership Summary, March 29th 2019
NSEI:SMLISUZU Ownership Summary, March 29th 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About SML Isuzu?

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 SML Isuzu does have institutional investors; and they hold 7.3% of the 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 SML Isuzu’s earnings history, below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

NSEI:SMLISUZU Income Statement, March 29th 2019
NSEI:SMLISUZU Income Statement, March 29th 2019

We note that hedge funds don’t have a meaningful investment in SML Isuzu. As far I can tell there isn’t analyst coverage of the company, so it is probably flying under the radar.

Insider Ownership Of SML Isuzu

While the precise definition of an insider can be subjective, almost everyone considers board members to be insiders. Company management run the business, but the CEO will answer to the board, even if he or she is a member of it.

Most consider insider ownership a positive because it can indicate the board is well aligned with other shareholders. However, on some occasions too much power is concentrated within this group.

Our most recent data indicates that insiders own some shares in SML Isuzu Limited. As individuals, the insiders collectively own ₹245m worth of the ₹12b company. Some would say this shows alignment of interests between shareholders and the board, though I generally prefer to see bigger insider holdings. But it might be worth checking if those insiders have been selling.

General Public Ownership

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

Private Company Ownership

Our data indicates that Private Companies hold 3.7%, of the company’s shares. It might be worth looking deeper into this. If related parties, such as insiders, have an interest in one of these private companies, that should be disclosed in the annual report. Private companies may also have a strategic interest in the company.

Public Company Ownership

Public companies currently own 59% of SMLISUZU stock. This may be a strategic interest and the two companies may have related business interests. It could be that they have de-merged. This holding is probably worth investigating further.

Next Steps:

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

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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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