What Kind Of Shareholder Owns Most Banco di Desio e della Brianza S.p.A. (BIT:BDB) Stock?

A look at the shareholders of Banco di Desio e della Brianza S.p.A. (BIT:BDB) can tell us which group is most powerful. Insiders often own a large chunk of younger, smaller, companies while huge companies tend to have institutions as shareholders. Companies that have been privatized tend to have low insider ownership.

Banco di Desio e della Brianza is a smaller company with a market capitalization of €256m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. Taking a look at our data on the ownership groups (below), it’s seems that institutional investors have bought into the company. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about BDB.

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BIT:BDB Ownership Summary, March 19th 2019
BIT:BDB Ownership Summary, March 19th 2019

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

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.

As you can see, institutional investors own 6.8% of Banco di Desio e della Brianza. 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 Banco di Desio e della Brianza’s historic earnings and revenue, below, but keep in mind there’s always more to the story.

BIT:BDB Income Statement, March 19th 2019
BIT:BDB Income Statement, March 19th 2019

Banco di Desio e della Brianza is not owned by hedge funds. We’re not picking up on any analyst coverage of the stock at the moment, so the company is unlikely to be widely held.

Insider Ownership Of Banco di Desio e della Brianza

The definition of an insider can differ slightly between different countries, but members of the board of directors always count. 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.

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 €5.4m worth of stock in the €256m company. Some would say this shows alignment of interests between shareholders and the board. But it might be worth checking if those insiders have been selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public, with a 24% stake in the company, will not easily be ignored. While this group can’t necessarily call the shots, it can certainly have a real influence on how the company is run.

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.

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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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