Do Insiders Own Shares In Addtech AB (publ.) (STO:ADDT B)?

A look at the shareholders of Addtech AB (publ.) (STO:ADDT B) can tell us which group is most powerful. Generally speaking, as a company grows, institutions will increase their ownership. Conversely, insiders often decrease their ownership over time. 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.

Addtech AB (publ.) isn’t enormous, but it’s not particularly small either. It has a market capitalization of kr18b, which means it would generally expect to see some institutions on the share registry. Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows that institutions own shares in the company. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about ADDT B.

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OM:ADDT B Ownership Summary, September 22nd 2019
OM:ADDT B Ownership Summary, September 22nd 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Addtech AB (publ.)?

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.

Addtech AB (publ.) already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own 74% of the company. This implies the analysts working for those institutions have looked at the stock and they like it. But just like anyone else, they could be wrong. When multiple institutions own a stock, there’s always a risk that they are in a ‘crowded trade’. When such a trade goes wrong, multiple parties may compete to sell stock fast. This risk is higher in a company without a history of growth. You can see Addtech AB (publ.)’s historic earnings and revenue, below, but keep in mind there’s always more to the story.

OM:ADDT B Income Statement, September 22nd 2019
OM:ADDT B Income Statement, September 22nd 2019

Since institutional investors own more than half the issued stock, the board will likely have to pay attention to their preferences. Addtech AB (publ.) is not owned by hedge funds. There are plenty of analysts covering the stock, so it might be worth seeing what they are forecasting, too.

Insider Ownership Of Addtech AB (publ.)

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. 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 Addtech AB (publ.). This is a big company, so it is good to see this level of alignment. Insiders own kr1.3b worth of shares (at current prices). It is good to see this level of investment by insiders. You can check here to see if those insiders have been buying recently.

General Public Ownership

The general public, with a 17% stake in the company, will not easily be ignored. 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:

It’s always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand Addtech AB (publ.) 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.

But ultimately it is the future, not the past, that will determine how well the owners of this business will do. Therefore we think it advisable to take a look at this free report showing whether analysts are predicting a brighter 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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