What Kind Of Investor Owns Most Of Airo Lam Limited (NSE:AIROLAM)?

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Every investor in Airo Lam Limited (NSE:AIROLAM) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. Insiders often own a large chunk of younger, smaller, companies while huge companies tend to have institutions as shareholders. 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.

Airo Lam is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of ₹458m, which means it wouldn’t have the attention of many institutional investors. Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows that institutions are not on the share registry. Let’s take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholder can tell us about AIROLAM.

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NSEI:AIROLAM Ownership Summary, May 31st 2019
NSEI:AIROLAM Ownership Summary, May 31st 2019

What Does The Lack Of Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Airo Lam?

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. On the other hand, it’s always possible that professional investors are avoiding a company because they don’t think it’s the best place for their money. Airo Lam might not have the sort of past performance institutions are looking for, or perhaps they simply have not studied the business closely.

NSEI:AIROLAM Income Statement, May 31st 2019
NSEI:AIROLAM Income Statement, May 31st 2019

Airo Lam is not owned by hedge funds. We’re not picking up on any analyst coverage of the stock at the moment, so the company is unlikely to be widely held.

Insider Ownership Of Airo Lam

While the precise definition of an insider can be subjective, almost everyone considers board members to be insiders. 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 information suggests that insiders own more than half of Airo Lam Limited. This gives them effective control of the company. That means they own ₹271m worth of shares in the ₹458m 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 41% ownership, the general public have some degree of sway over AIROLAM. While this group can’t necessarily call the shots, it can certainly have a real influence on how the company is run.

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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.

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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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