What Type Of Shareholder Owns Northrim BanCorp, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:NRIM)?

If you want to know who really controls Northrim BanCorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NRIM), then you’ll have to look at the makeup of its share registry. Institutions often own shares in more established companies, while it’s not unusual to see insiders own a fair bit of smaller companies. Companies that used to be publicly owned tend to have lower insider ownership.

Northrim BanCorp is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of US$239m, which means it wouldn’t have the attention of many institutional investors. In the chart below below, we can see that institutional investors have bought into the company. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about NRIM.

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NasdaqGS:NRIM Ownership Summary, April 4th 2019
NasdaqGS:NRIM Ownership Summary, April 4th 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Northrim BanCorp?

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.

As you can see, institutional investors own 75% of Northrim BanCorp. 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 Northrim BanCorp’s earnings history, below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

NasdaqGS:NRIM Income Statement, April 4th 2019
NasdaqGS:NRIM Income Statement, April 4th 2019

Investors should note that institutions actually own more than half the company, so they can collectively wield significant power. Northrim BanCorp is not owned by hedge funds. There is some analyst coverage of the stock, but it could still become more well known, with time.

Insider Ownership Of Northrim BanCorp

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.

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.

I can report that insiders do own shares in Northrim BanCorp, Inc.. It has a market capitalization of just US$239m, and insiders have US$5.2m worth of shares, in their own names. Some would say this shows alignment of interests between shareholders and the board. But it might be worth checking if those insiders have been selling.

General Public Ownership

With a 23% ownership, the general public have some degree of sway over NRIM. 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.

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While it is well worth considering the different groups that own a company, there are other factors that are even more important.

Many find it useful to take an in depth look at how a company has performed in the past. You can access this detailed graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow .

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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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