What Kind Of Shareholders Own Nederman Holding AB (publ) (STO:NMAN)?

If you want to know who really controls Nederman Holding AB (publ) (STO:NMAN), then you’ll have to look at the makeup of its share registry. Generally speaking, as a company grows, institutions will increase their ownership. Conversely, insiders often decrease their ownership over time. Companies that used to be publicly owned tend to have lower insider ownership.

Nederman Holding is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of kr3.8b, which means it wouldn’t have the attention of many institutional investors. In the chart below, we can see that institutions own shares in the company. Let’s take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholder can tell us about Nederman Holding.

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OM:NMAN Ownership Summary March 27th 2020
OM:NMAN Ownership Summary March 27th 2020

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Nederman Holding?

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.

We can see that Nederman Holding does have institutional investors; and they hold 45% of the stock. 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. 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 Nederman Holding’s earnings history, below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

OM:NMAN Income Statement March 27th 2020
OM:NMAN Income Statement March 27th 2020

We note that hedge funds don’t have a meaningful investment in Nederman Holding. Our data shows that Investment AB Latour (publ) is the largest shareholder with 30% of shares outstanding. Next, we have Ernström Kapitalpartner AB and Sampo Oyj, Asset Management Arm as the second and third largest shareholders, holding 10% and 9.9%, of the shares outstanding, respectively.

Additionally, we found that 59% of the shares are owned by the top 4 shareholders. In other words, these shareholders have a meaningful say in the decisions of the company.

Researching institutional ownership is a good way to gauge and filter a stock’s expected performance. The same can be achieved by studying analyst sentiments. As far I can tell there isn’t analyst coverage of the company, so it is probably flying under the radar.

Insider Ownership Of Nederman Holding

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.

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.

We can see that insiders own shares in Nederman Holding AB (publ). It has a market capitalization of just kr3.8b, and insiders have kr39m worth of shares, in their own names. It is good to see some investment by insiders, but it might be worth checking if those insiders have been buying.

General Public Ownership

The general public, with a 12% stake in the company, will not easily be ignored. While this group can’t necessarily call the shots, it can certainly have a real influence on how the company is run.

Private Equity Ownership

With an ownership of 40%, private equity firms are in a position to play a role in shaping corporate strategy with a focus on value creation. Some investors might be encouraged by this, since private equity are sometimes able to encourage strategies that help the market see the value in the company. Alternatively, those holders might be exiting the investment after taking it public.

Next Steps:

It’s always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand Nederman Holding better, we need to consider many other factors. For example, we’ve discovered 2 warning signs for Nederman Holding that you should be aware of before investing here.

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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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