Do Directors Own 11 bit studios S.A. (WSE:11B) Shares?

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A look at the shareholders of 11 bit studios S.A. (WSE:11B) 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. 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.’

11 bit studios is a smaller company with a market capitalization of zł850m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. In the chart below below, we can see that institutions own shares in the company. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about 11B.

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WSE:11B Ownership Summary, May 2nd 2019
WSE:11B Ownership Summary, May 2nd 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About 11 bit studios?

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.

11 bit studios already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own 29% of the company. This can indicate that the company has a certain degree of credibility in the investment community. However, it is best to be wary of relying on the supposed validation that comes with institutional investors. They too, get it wrong sometimes. 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 11 bit studios, (below). Of course, keep in mind that there are other factors to consider, too.

WSE:11B Income Statement, May 2nd 2019
WSE:11B Income Statement, May 2nd 2019

We note that hedge funds don’t have a meaningful investment in 11 bit studios. Quite a few analysts cover the stock, so you could look into forecast growth quite easily.

Insider Ownership Of 11 bit studios

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

It seems insiders own a significant proportion of 11 bit studios S.A.. Insiders own zł179m worth of shares in the zł850m company. This may suggest that the founders still own a lot of shares. You can click here to see if they have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

With a 49% ownership, the general public have some degree of sway over 11B. 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.

Next Steps:

It’s always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand 11 bit studios better, we need to consider many other factors.

I always like to check for a history of revenue growth. You can too, by accessing this free chart of historic revenue and earnings in this detailed graph.

If you are like me, you may want to think about whether this company will grow or shrink. Luckily, you can check this free report showing analyst forecasts for its future.

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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