What Kind Of Shareholders Own Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Limited (NSE:CROMPTON)?

Every investor in Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Limited (NSE:CROMPTON) 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. Companies that used to be publicly owned tend to have lower insider ownership.

Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals has a market capitalization of ₹132b, so we would expect some institutional investors to have noticed the stock. Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows that institutional investors have bought into the company. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about CROMPTON.

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NSEI:CROMPTON Ownership Summary, March 5th 2019
NSEI:CROMPTON Ownership Summary, March 5th 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals?

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.

Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own 47% 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. 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 Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals’s earnings history, below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

NSEI:CROMPTON Income Statement, March 5th 2019
NSEI:CROMPTON Income Statement, March 5th 2019

Hedge funds don’t have many shares in Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals. There are plenty of analysts covering the stock, so it might be worth seeing what they are forecasting, too.

Insider Ownership Of Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals

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. Company management run the business, but the CEO will answer to the board, even if he or she is a member of it.

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 Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Limited in their own names. It’s a big company, so even a small proportional interest can create alignment between the board and shareholders. In this case insiders own ₹36m worth of shares. It is always good to see at least some insider ownership, but it might be worth checking if those insiders have been selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public, with a 18% 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.

Private Equity Ownership

Private equity firms hold a 22% stake in CROMPTON. This suggests they can be influential in key policy decisions. Some might like this, because private equity are sometimes activists who hold management accountable. But other times, private equity is selling out, having taking the company public.

Next Steps:

I find it very interesting to look at who exactly owns a company. But to truly gain insight, we need to consider other information, too.

I like to dive deeper into how a company has performed in the past. You can access this interactive graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow, for free .

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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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