What Type Of Shareholders Own The Most Number of PSG Konsult Limited (JSE:KST) Shares?

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Simply Wall St
Published
February 05, 2022
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The big shareholder groups in PSG Konsult Limited (JSE:KST) have power over the company. Institutions will often hold stock in bigger companies, and we expect to see insiders owning a noticeable percentage of the smaller ones. We also tend to see lower insider ownership in companies that were previously publicly owned.

With a market capitalization of R20b, PSG Konsult is a decent size, so it is probably on the radar of institutional investors. In the chart below, we can see that institutions are noticeable on the share registry. Let's take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholders can tell us about PSG Konsult.

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JSE:KST Ownership Breakdown February 5th 2022

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About PSG Konsult?

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 PSG Konsult does have institutional investors; and they hold a good portion of the company's 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 PSG Konsult, (below). Of course, keep in mind that there are other factors to consider, too.

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JSE:KST Earnings and Revenue Growth February 5th 2022

Hedge funds don't have many shares in PSG Konsult. The company's largest shareholder is PSG Group Ltd, with ownership of 61%. This essentially means that they have extensive influence, if not outright control, over the future of the corporation. With 7.7% and 3.9% of the shares outstanding respectively, Coronation Fund Managers Limited and Allan Gray Limited are the second and third largest shareholders. In addition, we found that Francois Gouws, the CEO has 2.1% of the shares allocated to their name.

While it makes sense to study institutional ownership data for a company, it also makes sense to study analyst sentiments to know which way the wind is blowing. Our information suggests that there isn't any analyst coverage of the stock, so it is probably little known.

Insider Ownership Of PSG Konsult

The definition of an insider can differ slightly between different countries, but members of the board of directors always count. 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 PSG Konsult Limited. The insiders have a meaningful stake worth R645m. Most would see this as a real positive. It is good to see this level of investment by insiders. You can check here to see if those insiders have been buying recently.

General Public Ownership

The general public, who are usually individual investors, hold a 19% stake in PSG Konsult. 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.

Public Company Ownership

Public companies currently own 61% of PSG Konsult stock. We can't be certain but it is quite possible this is a strategic stake. The businesses may be similar, or work together.

Next Steps:

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.

Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies.

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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