Do Institutions Own Shares In Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited (NSE:RCF)?

A look at the shareholders of Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited (NSE:RCF) can tell us which group is most powerful. Generally speaking, as a company grows, institutions will increase their ownership. Conversely, insiders often decrease their ownership over time. Companies that used to be publicly owned tend to have lower insider ownership.

Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers is a smaller company with a market capitalization of ₹35b, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows that institutional investors have bought into the company. Let’s delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about RCF.

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NSEI:RCF Ownership Summary December 19th 18
NSEI:RCF Ownership Summary December 19th 18

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers?

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.

Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own 6.6% of the company. 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. 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 Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers’s earnings history, below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

NSEI:RCF Income Statement Export December 19th 18
NSEI:RCF Income Statement Export December 19th 18

Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers is not owned by hedge funds. While there is some analyst coverage, the company is probably not widely covered. So it could gain more attention, down the track.

Insider Ownership Of Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers

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.

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 information suggests that Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited insiders own under 1% of the company. It appears that the board holds about ₹252m worth of stock. This compares to a market capitalization of ₹35b. 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 holds a 18% stake in RCF. 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.

Next Steps:

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

Many find it useful to take an in depth look at how a company has performed in the past. You can access this detailed graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow .

If you are like me, you may want to think about whether this company will grow or shrink. Luckily, you can check this free report showing analyst forecasts for its future.

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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