What Kind Of Shareholder Appears On The Arihant Foundations & Housing Limited’s (NSE:ARIHANT) Shareholder Register?

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The big shareholder groups in Arihant Foundations & Housing Limited (NSE:ARIHANT) have power over the company. Insiders often own a large chunk of younger, smaller, companies while huge companies tend to have institutions as shareholders. I quite like to see at least a little bit of insider ownership. As Charlie Munger said ‘Show me the incentive and I will show you the outcome.’

Arihant Foundations & Housing is a smaller company with a market capitalization of ₹232m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows that institutions are noticeable on the share registry. Let’s delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about ARIHANT.

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NSEI:ARIHANT Ownership Summary, June 20th 2019
NSEI:ARIHANT Ownership Summary, June 20th 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Arihant Foundations & Housing?

Institutions typically measure themselves against a benchmark when reporting to their own investors, so they often become more enthusiastic about a stock once it’s included in a major index. We would expect most companies to have some institutions on the register, especially if they are growing.

As you can see, institutional investors own 12% of Arihant Foundations & Housing. This implies the analysts working for those institutions have looked at the stock and they like it. But just like anyone else, they could be wrong. 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 Arihant Foundations & Housing’s historic earnings and revenue, below, but keep in mind there’s always more to the story.

NSEI:ARIHANT Income Statement, June 20th 2019
NSEI:ARIHANT Income Statement, June 20th 2019

We note that hedge funds don’t have a meaningful investment in Arihant Foundations & Housing. Our information suggests that there isn’t any analyst coverage of the stock, so it is probably little known.

Insider Ownership Of Arihant Foundations & Housing

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.

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.

It seems that insiders own more than half the Arihant Foundations & Housing Limited stock. This gives them a lot of power. Given it has a market cap of ₹232m, that means they have ₹132m worth of shares. Most would argue this is a positive, showing strong alignment with shareholders. You can click here to see if those insiders have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

With a 18% ownership, the general public have some degree of sway over ARIHANT. 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

Our data indicates that Private Companies hold 12%, of the company’s shares. Private companies may be related parties. Sometimes insiders have an interest in a public company through a holding in a private company, rather than in their own capacity as an individual. While it’s hard to draw any broad stroke conclusions, it is worth noting as an area for further research.

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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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