What Kind Of Investor Owns Most Of Garden Silk Mills Limited (NSE:GARDENSILK)?

Every investor in Garden Silk Mills Limited (NSE:GARDENSILK) 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. 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.

With a market capitalization of ₹896m, Garden Silk Mills is a small cap stock, so it might not be well known by many institutional investors. In the chart below below, we can see that institutions own shares in the company. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about GARDENSILK.

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NSEI:GARDENSILK Ownership Summary, March 1st 2019
NSEI:GARDENSILK Ownership Summary, March 1st 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Garden Silk Mills?

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.

We can see that Garden Silk Mills does have institutional investors; and they hold 5.3% of the stock. 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. When multiple institutions own a stock, there’s always a risk that they are in a ‘crowded trade’. When such a trade goes wrong, multiple parties may compete to sell stock fast. This risk is higher in a company without a history of growth. You can see Garden Silk Mills’s historic earnings and revenue, below, but keep in mind there’s always more to the story.

NSEI:GARDENSILK Income Statement, March 1st 2019
NSEI:GARDENSILK Income Statement, March 1st 2019

We note that hedge funds don’t have a meaningful investment in Garden Silk Mills. Our information suggests that there isn’t any analyst coverage of the stock, so it is probably little known.

Insider Ownership Of Garden Silk Mills

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.

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 a reasonable proportion of Garden Silk Mills Limited. Insiders have a ₹279m stake in this ₹896m business. 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 20% ownership, the general public have some degree of sway over GARDENSILK. 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 Company Ownership

Our data indicates that Private Companies hold 41%, of the company’s shares. It’s hard to draw any conclusions from this fact alone, so its worth looking into who owns those private companies. Sometimes insiders or other related parties have an interest in shares in a public company through a separate private company.

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

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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