What Kind Of Investor Owns Most Of Indian Terrain Fashions Limited (NSE:INDTERRAIN)?

Every investor in Indian Terrain Fashions Limited (NSE:INDTERRAIN) 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.

Indian Terrain Fashions is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of ₹2.5b, which means it wouldn’t have the attention of many institutional investors. Taking a look at our data on the ownership groups (below), it’s seems that institutional investors have bought into the company. Let’s delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about Indian Terrain Fashions.

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NSEI:INDTERRAIN Ownership Summary, January 19th 2020
NSEI:INDTERRAIN Ownership Summary, January 19th 2020

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Indian Terrain Fashions?

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.

Indian Terrain Fashions already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own 37% 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 Indian Terrain Fashions’s earnings history, below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

NSEI:INDTERRAIN Income Statement, January 19th 2020
NSEI:INDTERRAIN Income Statement, January 19th 2020

Indian Terrain Fashions is not owned by hedge funds. From our data, we infer that the largest shareholder is Rama Rajagopal (who also holds the title of Senior Key Executive) with 17% of shares outstanding. Its usually considered a good sign when insiders own a significant number of shares in the company, and in this case, we’re glad to see a company insider play the role of a key stakeholder. The second and third largest shareholders are Venkatesh Rajagopal and SBI Funds Management Private Limited, holding 13% and 9.8%, respectively. Interestingly, Venkatesh Rajagopal is also a Top Key Executive, again, pointing towards strong insider ownership amongst the company’s top shareholders.

A deeper analysis brings to light the fact that 57% of the company is controlled by the top 5 shareholders suggesting that these owners wield significant influence on the business.

While studying institutional ownership for a company can add value to your research, it is also a good practice to research analyst recommendations to get a deeper understand of a stock’s expected performance. Our information suggests that there isn’t any analyst coverage of the stock, so it is probably little known.

Insider Ownership Of Indian Terrain Fashions

The definition of an insider can differ slightly between different countries, but members of the board of directors always count. Management ultimately answers to the board. However, it is not uncommon for managers to be executive board members, especially if they are a founder or the CEO.

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 Indian Terrain Fashions Limited. It has a market capitalization of just ₹2.5b, and insiders have ₹847m worth of shares in their own names. I would say this shows alignment with shareholders, but it is worth noting that the company is still quite small; some insiders may have founded the business. You can click here to see if those insiders have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

With a 21% ownership, the general public have some degree of sway over INDTERRAIN. 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

With an ownership of 7.6%, private equity firms are in a position to play a role in shaping corporate strategy with a focus on value creation. 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.

Next Steps:

It’s always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand Indian Terrain Fashions better, we need to consider many other factors. Consider for instance, the ever-present spectre of investment risk. We’ve identified 1 warning sign with Indian Terrain Fashions , and understanding them should be part of your investment process.

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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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