What Kind Of Shareholder Appears On The Madhya Pradesh Today Media Limited’s (NSE:MPTODAY) Shareholder Register?

If you want to know who really controls Madhya Pradesh Today Media Limited (NSE:MPTODAY), 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. 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.

Madhya Pradesh Today Media is a smaller company with a market capitalization of ₹110m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. In the chart below below, we can see that institutions are not really that prevalent on the share registry. Let’s delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about MPTODAY.

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NSEI:MPTODAY Ownership Summary, November 15th 2019
NSEI:MPTODAY Ownership Summary, November 15th 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Madhya Pradesh Today Media?

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.

Since institutions own under 5% of Madhya Pradesh Today Media, many may not have spent much time considering the stock. But it’s clear that some have; and they liked it enough to buy in. If the business gets stronger from here, we could see a situation where more institutions are keen to buy. When multiple institutional investors want to buy shares, we often see a rising share price. The past revenue trajectory (shown below) can be an indication of future growth, but there are no guarantees.

NSEI:MPTODAY Income Statement, November 15th 2019
NSEI:MPTODAY Income Statement, November 15th 2019

Hedge funds don’t have many shares in Madhya Pradesh Today Media. As far I can tell there isn’t analyst coverage of the company, so it is probably flying under the radar.

Insider Ownership Of Madhya Pradesh Today Media

The definition of company insiders can be subjective, and does vary between jurisdictions. Our data reflects individual insiders, capturing board members at the very least. 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.

It seems that insiders own more than half the Madhya Pradesh Today Media Limited stock. This gives them a lot of power. Given it has a market cap of ₹110m, that means they have ₹69m worth of shares. 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

The general public holds a 34% stake in MPTODAY. 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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