What Is The Ownership Structure Like For Concrete Pumping Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBCP)?

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Simply Wall St
Published
April 30, 2021
NasdaqCM:BBCP

The big shareholder groups in Concrete Pumping Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBCP) have power over the company. 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 US$459m, Concrete Pumping Holdings is a small cap stock, so it might not be well known by many institutional investors. Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows that institutions are noticeable on the share registry. Let's delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about Concrete Pumping Holdings.

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NasdaqCM:BBCP Ownership Breakdown May 1st 2021

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Concrete Pumping Holdings?

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.

Concrete Pumping Holdings already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own a respectable stake in 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. 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 Concrete Pumping Holdings' earnings history below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

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NasdaqCM:BBCP Earnings and Revenue Growth May 1st 2021

Our data indicates that hedge funds own 8.1% of Concrete Pumping Holdings. That's interesting, because hedge funds can be quite active and activist. Many look for medium term catalysts that will drive the share price higher. The company's largest shareholder is Argand Partners, LP, with ownership of 27%. PGP Investors, LLC is the second largest shareholder owning 19% of common stock, and Owl Creek Asset Management, L.P. holds about 8.1% of the company stock. Additionally, the company's CEO Bruce Young directly holds 3.0% of the total shares outstanding.

To make our study more interesting, we found that the top 3 shareholders have a majority ownership in the company, meaning that they are powerful enough to influence 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. There are a reasonable number of analysts covering the stock, so it might be useful to find out their aggregate view on the future.

Insider Ownership Of Concrete Pumping Holdings

While the precise definition of an insider can be subjective, almost everyone considers board members to be insiders. The company management answer to the board and the latter should represent the interests of shareholders. Notably, sometimes top-level managers are on the board themselves.

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.

I can report that insiders do own shares in Concrete Pumping Holdings, Inc.. As individuals, the insiders collectively own US$28m worth of the US$459m company. This shows at least some alignment. You can click here to see if those insiders have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public holds a 21% stake in Concrete Pumping Holdings. 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 Equity Ownership

Private equity firms hold a 27% stake in Concrete Pumping Holdings. This suggests they can be influential in key policy decisions. 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 Concrete Pumping Holdings better, we need to consider many other factors. Case in point: We've spotted 1 warning sign for Concrete Pumping Holdings you should be aware of.

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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