What Kind Of Shareholders Own Pilani Investment and Industries Corporation Limited (NSE:PILANIINVS)?

If you want to know who really controls Pilani Investment and Industries Corporation Limited (NSE:PILANIINVS), then you’ll have to look at the makeup of its share registry. Institutions often own shares in more established companies, while it’s not unusual to see insiders own a fair bit of smaller companies. Companies that used to be publicly owned tend to have lower insider ownership.

Pilani Investment and Industries is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of ₹17b, which means it wouldn’t have the attention of many institutional investors. In the chart below below, we can see that institutions are noticeable on the share registry. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about PILANIINVS.

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NSEI:PILANIINVS Ownership Summary November 14th 18
NSEI:PILANIINVS Ownership Summary November 14th 18

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Pilani Investment and Industries?

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.

We can see that Pilani Investment and Industries does have institutional investors; and they hold 17% of the stock. This suggests some credibility amongst professional investors. But we can’t rely on that fact alone, since institutions make bad investments sometimes, just like everyone does. 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 Pilani Investment and Industries’s historic earnings and revenue, below, but keep in mind there’s always more to the story.

NSEI:PILANIINVS Income Statement Export November 14th 18
NSEI:PILANIINVS Income Statement Export November 14th 18

Hedge funds don’t have many shares in Pilani Investment and Industries. Our information suggests that there isn’t any analyst coverage of the stock, so it is probably little known.

Insider Ownership Of Pilani Investment and Industries

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.

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 data suggests that insiders own under 1% of Pilani Investment and Industries Corporation Limited in their own names. But they may have an indirect interest through a corporate structure that we haven’t picked up on. It appears that the board holds about ₹142m worth of stock. This compares to a market capitalization of ₹17b. Many investors in smaller companies prefer to see the board more heavily invested. You can click here to see if those insiders have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public, with a 11% 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 Company Ownership

It seems that Private Companies own 71%, of the PILANIINVS stock. It might be worth looking deeper into this. If related parties, such as insiders, have an interest in one of these private companies, that should be disclosed in the annual report. Private companies may also have a strategic interest in the company.

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 always like to check for a history of revenue growth. You can too, by accessing this free chart of 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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