What Percentage Of Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden AB (publ) (STO:SBB B) Shares Do Insiders Own?

If you want to know who really controls Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden AB (publ) (STO:SBB B), 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 quite like to see at least a little bit of insider ownership. As Charlie Munger said ‘Show me the incentive and I will show you the outcome.’

With a market capitalization of kr9.8b, Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden is a decent size, so it is probably on the radar of institutional investors. Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows that institutions own shares in the company. Let’s delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about SBB B.

See our latest analysis for Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden

OM:SBB B Ownership Summary, April 19th 2019
OM:SBB B Ownership Summary, April 19th 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden?

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 Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden does have institutional investors; and they hold 5.4% of the stock. This suggests some credibility amongst professional investors. But we can’t rely on that fact alone, since institutions make bad investments sometimes, just like everyone does. It is not uncommon to see a big share price drop if two large institutional investors try to sell out of a stock at the same time. So it is worth checking the past earnings trajectory of Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden, (below). Of course, keep in mind that there are other factors to consider, too.

OM:SBB B Income Statement, April 19th 2019
OM:SBB B Income Statement, April 19th 2019

We note that hedge funds don’t have a meaningful investment in Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden. 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 Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden

The definition of an insider can differ slightly between different countries, but members of the board of directors always count. Management ultimately answers to the board. However, it is not uncommon for managers to be executive board members, especially if they are a founder or the CEO.

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 most recent data indicates that insiders own a reasonable proportion of Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden AB (publ). It has a market capitalization of just kr9.8b, and insiders have kr2.8b worth of shares in their own names. That’s quite significant. Most would be pleased to see the board is investing alongside them. You may wish to access this free chart showing recent trading by insiders.

General Public Ownership

With a 14% ownership, the general public have some degree of sway over SBB B. 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

We can see that Private Companies own 50%, of the shares on issue. It might be worth looking deeper into this. If related parties, such as insiders, have an interest in one of these private companies, that should be disclosed in the annual report. Private companies may also have a strategic interest in the 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.

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 .

If you would prefer discover what analysts are predicting in terms of future growth, do not miss this free report on analyst forecasts.

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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