What Kind Of Shareholder Owns Most TREVI – Finanziaria Industriale S.p.A. (BIT:TFI) Stock?

If you want to know who really controls TREVI – Finanziaria Industriale S.p.A. (BIT:TFI), 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. We also tend to see lower insider ownership in companies that were previously publicly owned.

TREVI – Finanziaria Industriale is a smaller company with a market capitalization of €50m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows that institutional investors have bought into the company. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about TFI.

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BIT:TFI Ownership Summary, March 22nd 2019
BIT:TFI Ownership Summary, March 22nd 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About TREVI – Finanziaria Industriale?

Many institutions measure their performance against an index that approximates the local market. So they usually pay more attention to companies that are included in major indices.

As you can see, institutional investors own 9.7% of TREVI – Finanziaria Industriale. This suggests some credibility amongst professional investors. But we can’t rely on that fact alone, since institutions make bad investments sometimes, just like everyone does. It is not uncommon to see a big share price drop if two large institutional investors try to sell out of a stock at the same time. So it is worth checking the past earnings trajectory of TREVI – Finanziaria Industriale, (below). Of course, keep in mind that there are other factors to consider, too.

BIT:TFI Income Statement, March 22nd 2019
BIT:TFI Income Statement, March 22nd 2019

We note that hedge funds don’t have a meaningful investment in TREVI – Finanziaria Industriale. Quite a few analysts cover the stock, so you could look into forecast growth quite easily.

Insider Ownership Of TREVI – Finanziaria Industriale

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

Our data cannot confirm that board members are holding shares personally. Given we are not picking up on insider ownership, we may have missing data. Therefore, it would be interesting to assess the CEO compensation and tenure, here.

General Public Ownership

The general public — mostly retail investors — own 58% of TREVI – Finanziaria Industriale . This level of ownership gives retail investors the power to sway key policy decisions such as board composition, executive compensation, and the dividend payout ratio.

Private Company Ownership

Our data indicates that Private Companies hold 33%, 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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