Do Institutions Own Futebol Clube do Porto – Futebol, S.A.D. (ELI:FCP) Shares?

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If you want to know who really controls Futebol Clube do Porto – Futebol, S.A.D. (ELI:FCP), then you’ll have to look at the makeup of its share registry. Large companies usually have institutions as shareholders, and we usually see insiders owning shares in smaller companies. 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.’

Futebol Clube do Porto – FutebolD is a smaller company with a market capitalization of €16m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. Taking a look at the our data on the ownership groups (below), it’s seems that institutions don’t own shares in the company. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about FCP.

See our latest analysis for Futebol Clube do Porto – FutebolD

ENXTLS:FCP Ownership Summary February 8th 19
ENXTLS:FCP Ownership Summary February 8th 19

What Does The Lack Of Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Futebol Clube do Porto – FutebolD?

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 multiple explanations for why institutions don’t own a stock. The most common is that the company is too small relative to fund under management, so the institition does not bother to look closely at the company. On the other hand, it’s always possible that professional investors are avoiding a company because they don’t think it’s the best place for their money. Institutional investors may not find the historic growth of the business impressive, or there might be other factors at play. You can see the past revenue performance of Futebol Clube do Porto – FutebolD, for yourself, below.

ENXTLS:FCP Income Statement Export February 8th 19
ENXTLS:FCP Income Statement Export February 8th 19

We note that hedge funds don’t have a meaningful investment in Futebol Clube do Porto – FutebolD. 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 Futebol Clube do Porto – FutebolD

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.

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 Futebol Clube do Porto – Futebol, S.A.D.. In their own names, insiders own €1.4m worth of stock in the €16m company. Some would say this shows alignment of interests between shareholders and the board, though I generally prefer to see bigger insider holdings. But it might be worth checking if those insiders have been selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public — mostly retail investors — own 85% of Futebol Clube do Porto – FutebolD . 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 6.7%, of the company’s shares. 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:

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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