What Kind Of Shareholders Own VIP Clothing Limited (NSE:VIPCLOTHNG)?

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The big shareholder groups in VIP Clothing Limited (NSE:VIPCLOTHNG) have power over the company. 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.

VIP Clothing is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of ₹1.2b, 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 institutions don’t own shares in the company. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about VIPCLOTHNG.

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NSEI:VIPCLOTHNG Ownership Summary, June 19th 2019
NSEI:VIPCLOTHNG Ownership Summary, June 19th 2019

What Does The Lack Of Institutional Ownership Tell Us About VIP Clothing?

We don’t tend to see institutional investors holding stock of companies that are very risky, thinly traded, or very small. Though we do sometimes see large companies without institutions on the register, it’s not particularly common.

There could be various reasons why no institutions own shares in a company. Typically, small, newly listed companies don’t attract much attention from fund managers, because it would not be possible for large fund managers to build a meaningful position in the company. Alternatively, there might be something about the company that has kept institutional investors away. VIP Clothing might not have the sort of past performance institutions are looking for, or perhaps they simply have not studied the business closely.

NSEI:VIPCLOTHNG Income Statement, June 19th 2019
NSEI:VIPCLOTHNG Income Statement, June 19th 2019

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

Insider Ownership Of VIP Clothing

While the precise definition of an insider can be subjective, almost everyone considers board members to be insiders. 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.

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.

It seems that insiders own more than half the VIP Clothing Limited stock. This gives them a lot of power. That means they own ₹676m worth of shares in the ₹1.2b company. That’s quite meaningful. It is good to see this level of investment. You can check here to see if those insiders have been buying recently.

General Public Ownership

With a 24% ownership, the general public have some degree of sway over VIPCLOTHNG. 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 17%, 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.

Next Steps:

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

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