Painful week for private companies invested in John Mattson Fastighetsföretagen AB (publ) (STO:JOMA) after 10% drop, institutions also suffered losses

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Simply Wall St
Published
May 08, 2022
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Every investor in John Mattson Fastighetsföretagen AB (publ) (STO:JOMA) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. And the group that holds the biggest piece of the pie are private companies with 46% ownership. That is, the group stands to benefit the most if the stock rises (or lose the most if there is a downturn).

While institutions, who own 28% shares weren’t spared from last week’s kr570m market cap drop, private companies as a group suffered the maximum losses

Let's delve deeper into each type of owner of John Mattson Fastighetsföretagen, beginning with the chart below.

Check out our latest analysis for John Mattson Fastighetsföretagen

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OM:JOMA Ownership Breakdown May 8th 2022

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About John Mattson Fastighetsföretagen?

Institutions typically measure themselves against a benchmark when reporting to their own investors, so they often become more enthusiastic about a stock once it's included in a major index. We would expect most companies to have some institutions on the register, especially if they are growing.

John Mattson Fastighetsföretagen already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own a respectable stake in 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. 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 John Mattson Fastighetsföretagen's earnings history below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

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OM:JOMA Earnings and Revenue Growth May 8th 2022

We note that hedge funds don't have a meaningful investment in John Mattson Fastighetsföretagen. The company's largest shareholder is Ab Borudan Ett, with ownership of 34%. With 12% and 9.2% of the shares outstanding respectively, Tagehus Holding AB and FMR LLC are the second and third largest shareholders.

A more detailed study of the shareholder registry showed us that 3 of the top shareholders have a considerable amount of ownership in the company, via their 55% stake.

While studying institutional ownership for a company can add value to your research, it is also a good practice to research analyst recommendations to get a deeper understand of a stock's expected performance. While there is some analyst coverage, the company is probably not widely covered. So it could gain more attention, down the track.

Insider Ownership Of John Mattson Fastighetsföretagen

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.

Our most recent data indicates that insiders own less than 1% of John Mattson Fastighetsföretagen AB (publ). But they may have an indirect interest through a corporate structure that we haven't picked up on. It has a market capitalization of just kr5.1b, and the board has only kr6.2m worth of shares in their own names. 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

The general public-- including retail investors -- own 26% stake in the company, and hence can't 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 Company Ownership

We can see that Private Companies own 46%, of the shares on issue. 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:

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. To that end, you should learn about the 5 warning signs we've spotted with John Mattson Fastighetsföretagen (including 2 which are significant) .

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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