Could Banco di Desio e della Brianza S.p.A.’s (BIT:BDB) Investor Composition Influence The Stock Price?

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The big shareholder groups in Banco di Desio e della Brianza S.p.A. (BIT:BDB) have power over the company. Insiders often own a large chunk of younger, smaller, companies while huge companies tend to have institutions as shareholders. Companies that used to be publicly owned tend to have lower insider ownership.

Banco di Desio e della Brianza is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of €260m, which means it wouldn’t have the attention of many institutional investors. In the chart below below, we can see that institutions own shares in the company. Let’s delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about BDB.

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BIT:BDB Ownership Summary, May 10th 2019
BIT:BDB Ownership Summary, May 10th 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Banco di Desio e della Brianza?

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.

We can see that Banco di Desio e della Brianza does have institutional investors; and they hold 6.8% of the stock. 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. 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 Banco di Desio e della Brianza’s earnings history, below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

BIT:BDB Income Statement, May 10th 2019
BIT:BDB Income Statement, May 10th 2019

Hedge funds don’t have many shares in Banco di Desio e della Brianza. As far I can tell there isn’t analyst coverage of the company, so it is probably flying under the radar.

Insider Ownership Of Banco di Desio e della Brianza

While the precise definition of an insider can be subjective, almost everyone considers board members to be insiders. 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.

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.

Shareholders would probably be interested to learn that insiders own shares in Banco di Desio e della Brianza S.p.A.. In their own names, insiders own €5.5m worth of stock in the €260m company. This shows at least some alignment. You can click here to see if those insiders have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public holds a 24% stake in BDB. 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

It seems that Private Companies own 67%, of the BDB stock. 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.

Next Steps:

It’s always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand Banco di Desio e della Brianza better, we need to consider many other factors.

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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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