How Much Of Public Joint Stock Company “Ashinskiy metallurgical works” (MCX:AMEZ) Do Institutions Own?

Every investor in Public Joint Stock Company “Ashinskiy metallurgical works” (MCX:AMEZ) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. 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.

With a market capitalization of RUруб2.1b, Ashinskiy metallurgical works is a small cap stock, so it might not be well known by many institutional investors. Taking a look at the our data on the ownership groups (below), it’s seems that institutions own shares in the company. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about AMEZ.

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MISX:AMEZ Ownership Summary December 7th 18
MISX:AMEZ Ownership Summary December 7th 18

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Ashinskiy metallurgical works?

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.

We can see that Ashinskiy metallurgical works does have institutional investors; and they hold 6.0% of the stock. 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. If multiple institutions change their view on a stock at the same time, you could see the share price drop fast. It’s therefore worth looking at Ashinskiy metallurgical works’s earnings history, below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

MISX:AMEZ Income Statement Export December 7th 18
MISX:AMEZ Income Statement Export December 7th 18

We note that hedge funds don’t have a meaningful investment in Ashinskiy metallurgical works. 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 Ashinskiy metallurgical works

The definition of company insiders can be subjective, and does vary between jurisdictions. Our data reflects individual insiders, capturing board members at the very least. The company management answer to the board; and the latter should represent the interests of shareholders. Notably, sometimes top-level managers are on the board, themselves.

I generally consider insider ownership to be a good thing. However, on some occasions it makes it more difficult for other shareholders to hold the board accountable for decisions.

Our information suggests that Public Joint Stock Company “Ashinskiy metallurgical works” insiders own under 1% of the company. However, it’s possible that insiders might have an indirect interest through a more complex structure. It seems the board members have no more than RUруб478k worth of shares in the RUруб2.1b company. Many tend to prefer to see a board with bigger shareholdings. A good next step might be to take a look at this free summary of insider buying and selling.

General Public Ownership

With a 16% ownership, the general public have some degree of sway over AMEZ. 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.

Private Company Ownership

Our data indicates that Private Companies hold 78%, 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.

Next Steps:

I find it very interesting to look at who exactly owns a company. But to truly gain insight, we need to consider other information, too.

I like to dive deeper into how a company has performed in the past. You can access this interactive graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow for free .

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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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