If you want to know who really controls Barco NV (EBR: BAR) then you will need to look at the makeup of its share register. Large companies usually have institutions as shareholders, and we usually see insiders holding shares in smaller companies. We also tend to see a decrease in the number of insiders in companies that were previously state-owned.
Barco isn’t huge, but he’s not particularly small either. He has a market capitalization of 1.6 billion euros, which means he generally expects to see certain institutions listed in the share register. In the graph below, we can see that the institutions hold shares in the company. Let’s take a closer look at what different types of shareholders can tell us about Barco.
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What does institutional ownership tell us about Barco?
Many institutions measure their performance against an index that approximates the local market. Thus, they generally pay more attention to companies that are included in the major indices.
As you can see, institutional investors have a significant stake in Barco. This suggests some credibility among professional investors. But we cannot rely on this fact alone because institutions sometimes make bad investments, like everyone else. It is not uncommon to see a sharp drop in the stock price if two large institutional investors attempt to sell a stock at the same time. So it’s worth checking out Barco’s past earnings trajectory (below). Of course, keep in mind that there are other factors to consider as well.
Barco is not owned by hedge funds. Our data shows that Titan-Baratto NV is the largest shareholder with 21% of the shares outstanding. Norges Bank Investment Management is the second largest shareholder holding 4.6% of the common stock, and 3d investors owns about 4.1% of the shares of the company.
Our studies suggest that the top 25 shareholders collectively control less than half of the company’s shares, which means that the company’s shares are widely disseminated and there is no dominant shareholder.
Institutional ownership research is a good way to assess and filter the expected performance of a stock. The same can be achieved by studying the feelings of analysts. There are a lot of analysts covering the stock, so you can look at expected growth quite easily.
Barco insider ownership
The definition of an insider may differ slightly from country to country, but board members still count. The management of the company is accountable to the board of directors and the board must represent the interests of the shareholders. Notably, sometimes senior executives themselves sit on the board of directors.
I generally consider insider ownership to be a good thing. However, there are times when it is more difficult for other shareholders to hold the board accountable for decisions.
Our data cannot confirm that board members personally own shares. Not all jurisdictions have the same rules for disclosing insider ownership, and it’s possible that we’ve been missing something here. So you can click here to learn more about the CEO.
General public property
The general public, including retail investors, own 47% of the company’s equity and therefore cannot be easily ignored. While this property size may not be enough to influence a policy decision in their favor, they can still have a collective impact on company policies.
Owned by a private company
It appears that private companies own 21% of Barco’s shares. It is difficult to draw conclusions from this fact alone, so it is worth considering who owns these private companies. Sometimes insiders or other related parties have an interest in shares of a public company through a separate private company.
While it is worth considering the different groups that own a business, there are other factors that are even more important. Take risks for example – Barco has 1 warning sign we think you should be aware.
But finally it’s the future, not the past, which will determine the success of the owners of this business. Therefore, we believe it is advisable to take a look at this free report showing whether analysts are predicting a better future.
NB: The figures in this article are calculated from data for the last twelve months, which refer to the 12-month period ending on the last date of the month of date of the financial statement. This may not be consistent with the figures in the annual report for the entire year.
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