Do Institutions Own Pressman Advertising Limited (NSE:PRESSMN) Shares?

If you want to know who really controls Pressman Advertising Limited (NSE:PRESSMN), then you’ll have to look at the makeup of its share registry. Insiders often own a large chunk of younger, smaller, companies while huge companies tend to have institutions as shareholders. I generally like to see some degree of insider ownership, even if only a little. As Nassim Nicholas Taleb said, ‘Don’t tell me what you think, tell me what you have in your portfolio.

Pressman Advertising is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of ₹498m, 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 many shares in the company. Let’s delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about Pressman Advertising.

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NSEI:PRESSMN Ownership Summary, February 27th 2020
NSEI:PRESSMN Ownership Summary, February 27th 2020

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Pressman Advertising?

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.

Institutions own less than 5% of Pressman Advertising. That indicates that the company is on the radar of some funds, but it isn’t particularly popular with professional investors at the moment. So if the company itself can improve over time, we may well see more institutional buyers in the future. It is not uncommon to see a big share price rise if multiple institutional investors are trying to buy into a stock at the same time. So check out the historic earnings trajectory, below, but keep in mind it’s the future that counts most.

NSEI:PRESSMN Income Statement, February 27th 2020
NSEI:PRESSMN Income Statement, February 27th 2020

Hedge funds don’t have many shares in Pressman Advertising. The company’s CEO Niren Suchanti is the largest shareholder with 23% of shares outstanding. The second and third largest shareholders are Navin Suchanti and Sujata Suchanti, holding 19% and 3.4%, respectively. Interestingly, Sujata Suchanti is also a Member of the Board of Directors, again, indicating strong insider ownership amongst the company’s top shareholders.

On studying the facts and figures more closely, we found that 8 of the top shareholders account for 50% of the register, implying that along with larger shareholders, there are a few smaller shareholders, thereby balancing out each others interests somewhat.

While studying institutional ownership for a company can add value to your research, it is also a good practice to research analyst recommendations to get a deeper understand of a stock’s expected performance. Our information suggests that there isn’t any analyst coverage of the stock, so it is probably little known.

Insider Ownership Of Pressman Advertising

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 Pressman Advertising Limited stock. This gives them a lot of power. That means they own ₹254m worth of shares in the ₹498m 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 47% ownership, the general public have some degree of sway over PRESSMN. 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.

Next Steps:

It’s always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand Pressman Advertising better, we need to consider many other factors. Consider for instance, the ever-present spectre of investment risk. We’ve identified 5 warning signs with Pressman Advertising (at least 2 which are significant) , and understanding them should be part of your investment process.

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