Do Insiders Own Shares In MITCON Consultancy & Engineering Services Limited (NSE:MITCON)?

Every investor in MITCON Consultancy & Engineering Services Limited (NSE:MITCON) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. Institutions often own shares in more established companies, while it’s not unusual to see insiders own a fair bit of 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.

MITCON Consultancy & Engineering Services is a smaller company with a market capitalization of ₹605m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows that institutional investors have bought into the company. Let’s take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholder can tell us about MITCON.

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NSEI:MITCON Ownership Summary November 21st 18
NSEI:MITCON Ownership Summary November 21st 18

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About MITCON Consultancy & Engineering Services?

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.

MITCON Consultancy & Engineering Services already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own 29% of the company. 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. It is not uncommon to see a big share price drop if two large institutional investors try to sell out of a stock at the same time. So it is worth checking the past earnings trajectory of MITCON Consultancy & Engineering Services, (below). Of course, keep in mind that there are other factors to consider, too.

NSEI:MITCON Income Statement Export November 21st 18
NSEI:MITCON Income Statement Export November 21st 18

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

Insider Ownership Of MITCON Consultancy & Engineering Services

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.

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 most recent data indicates that insiders own a reasonable proportion of MITCON Consultancy & Engineering Services Limited. Insiders own ₹85m worth of shares in the ₹605m company. This may suggest that the founders still own a lot of shares. You can click here to see if they have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

With a 40% ownership, the general public have some degree of sway over MITCON. While this group can’t necessarily call the shots, it can certainly have a real influence on how the company is run.

Private Equity Ownership

Private equity firms hold a 14% stake in MITCON. This suggests they can be influential in key policy decisions. Some investors might be encouraged by this, since private equity are sometimes able to encourage strategies that help the market see the value in the company. Alternatively, those holders might be exiting the investment after taking it public.

Private Company Ownership

Our data indicates that Private Companies hold 3.3%, of the company’s shares. Private companies may be related parties. Sometimes insiders have an interest in a public company through a holding in a private company, rather than in their own capacity as an individual. While it’s hard to draw any broad stroke conclusions, it is worth noting as an area for further research.

Next Steps:

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

I like to dive deeper into how a company has performed in the past. You can find historic revenue and earnings in this detailed graph.

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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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