Tinexta S.p.A.'s (BIT:TNXT) 5.8% loss last week hit both individual investors who own 57% as well as institutions

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Simply Wall St
Published
April 11, 2022
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To get a sense of who is truly in control of Tinexta S.p.A. (BIT:TNXT), it is important to understand the ownership structure of the business. And the group that holds the biggest piece of the pie are private companies with 57% ownership. In other words, the group stands to gain the most (or lose the most) from their investment into the company.

Following a 5.8% decrease in the stock price last week, private companies suffered the most losses, but institutions who own 26% stock also took a hit.

In the chart below, we zoom in on the different ownership groups of Tinexta.

Check out our latest analysis for Tinexta

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BIT:TNXT Ownership Breakdown April 11th 2022

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Tinexta?

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.

We can see that Tinexta does have institutional investors; and they hold a good portion of the company's stock. 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 Tinexta, (below). Of course, keep in mind that there are other factors to consider, too.

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BIT:TNXT Earnings and Revenue Growth April 11th 2022

Hedge funds don't have many shares in Tinexta. The company's largest shareholder is Tecno Holding SpA, with ownership of 57%. This implies that they have majority interest control of the future of the company. Mediolanum Gestione Fondi SGR p.A. is the second largest shareholder owning 3.3% of common stock, and Invesco Ltd. holds about 2.9% of the company stock.

While it makes sense to study institutional ownership data for a company, it also makes sense to study analyst sentiments to know which way the wind is blowing. There are a reasonable number of analysts covering the stock, so it might be useful to find out their aggregate view on the future.

Insider Ownership Of Tinexta

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.

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 data cannot confirm that board members are holding shares personally. Not all jurisdictions have the same rules around disclosing insider ownership, and it is possible we have missed something, here. So you can click here learn more about the CEO.

General Public Ownership

The general public, who are usually individual investors, hold a 17% stake in Tinexta. 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 57%, of the Tinexta stock. It's hard to draw any conclusions from this fact alone, so its worth looking into who owns those private companies. Sometimes insiders or other related parties have an interest in shares in a public company through a separate private company.

Next Steps:

It's always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand Tinexta better, we need to consider many other factors. Take risks for example - Tinexta has 2 warning signs we think you should be aware of.

If you would prefer discover what analysts are predicting in terms of future growth, do not miss this free report on analyst forecasts.

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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