What Kind Of Shareholders Own Tanla Solutions Limited (NSE:TANLA)?

Every investor in Tanla Solutions Limited (NSE:TANLA) 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. 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.’

Tanla Solutions is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of ₹3.4b, 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 TANLA.

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NSEI:TANLA Ownership Summary November 21st 18
NSEI:TANLA Ownership Summary November 21st 18

What Does The Lack Of Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Tanla Solutions?

Small companies that are not very actively traded often lack institutional investors, but it’s less common to see large companies without them.

There are multiple explanations for why institutions don’t own a stock. The most common is that the company is too small relative to fund under management, so the institition does not bother to look closely at 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. Tanla Solutions’s earnings and revenue track record (below) may not be compelling to institutional investors — or they simply might not have looked at the business closely.

NSEI:TANLA Income Statement Export November 21st 18
NSEI:TANLA Income Statement Export November 21st 18

Hedge funds don’t have many shares in Tanla Solutions. Our information suggests that there isn’t any analyst coverage of the stock, so it is probably little known.

Insider Ownership Of Tanla Solutions

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. 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 most recent data indicates that insiders own a reasonable proportion of Tanla Solutions Limited. Insiders have a ₹1.4b stake in this ₹3.4b business. It is great to see insiders so invested in the business. It might be worth checking if those insiders have been buying recently.

General Public Ownership

The general public, who are mostly retail investors, collectively hold 57% of Tanla Solutions shares. This size of ownership gives retail investors collective power. They can and probably do influence decisions on executive compensation, dividend policies and proposed business acquisitions.

Private Company Ownership

It seems that Private Companies own 3.6%, of the TANLA stock. It might be worth looking deeper into this. If related parties, such as insiders, have an interest in one of these private companies, that should be disclosed in the annual report. Private companies may also have a strategic interest in the company.

Next Steps:

While it is well worth considering the different groups that own a company, there are other factors that are even more important.

I like to dive deeper into how a company has performed in the past. You can find historic revenue and earnings in this detailed graph.

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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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