Do Directors Own iGrandiViaggi S.p.A. (BIT:IGV) Shares?

Every investor in iGrandiViaggi S.p.A. (BIT:IGV) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. Institutions will often hold stock in bigger companies, and we expect to see insiders owning a noticeable percentage of the smaller ones. I generally like to see some degree of insider ownership, even if only a little. As Nassim Nicholas Taleb said, ‘Don’t tell me what you think, tell me what you have in your portfolio.’

iGrandiViaggi is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of €77m, which means it wouldn’t have the attention of many institutional investors. Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows that institutions don’t own shares in the company. Let’s delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about IGV.

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BIT:IGV Ownership Summary, April 22nd 2019
BIT:IGV Ownership Summary, April 22nd 2019

What Does The Lack Of Institutional Ownership Tell Us About iGrandiViaggi?

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 many reasons why a company might not have any institutions on the share registry. It may be hard for institutions to buy large amounts of shares, if liquidity (the amount of shares traded each day) is low. If the company has not needed to raise capital, institutions might lack the opportunity to build a position. It is also possible that fund managers don’t own the stock because they aren’t convinced it will perform well. iGrandiViaggi’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.

BIT:IGV Income Statement, April 22nd 2019
BIT:IGV Income Statement, April 22nd 2019

Hedge funds don’t have many shares in iGrandiViaggi. While there is some analyst coverage, the company is probably not widely covered. So it could gain more attention, down the track.

Insider Ownership Of iGrandiViaggi

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 most recent data indicates that insiders own the majority of iGrandiViaggi S.p.A.. This means they can collectively make decisions for the company. That means they own €49m worth of shares in the €77m company. That’s quite meaningful. It is good to see this level of investment. You can check here to see if those insiders have been buying recently.

General Public Ownership

With a 36% ownership, the general public have some degree of sway over IGV. This size of ownership, while considerable, may not be enough to change company policy if the decision is not in sync with other large shareholders.

Next Steps:

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

Many find it useful to take an in depth look at how a company has performed in the past. You can access this detailed graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow .

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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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