- Significant control over Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail by private companies implies that this group likely has considerable sway over management and governance-related decisions
- The top 4 shareholders own 51% of the company
- own 20% of Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail
A look at the shareholders of Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited (NSE:ABFRL) can tell us which group is most powerful. With 47% stake, private companies possess the maximum shares in the company. Put another way, the group faces the maximum upside potential (or downside risk).
While the holdings of private companies took a hit after last week’s 3.5% price drop, institutions with their 20% holdings also suffered.
Let’s delve deeper into each type of owner of Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail, beginning with the chart below.
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What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail?
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.
Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail 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. When multiple institutions own a stock, there’s always a risk that they are in a ‘crowded trade’. When such a trade goes wrong, multiple parties may compete to sell stock fast. This risk is higher in a company without a history of growth. You can see Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail’s historic earnings and revenue below, but keep in mind there’s always more to the story.
Hedge funds don’t have many shares in Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail. Birla Group Holdings Private Limited is currently the company’s largest shareholder with 18% of shares outstanding. IGH Holdings Private Ltd is the second largest shareholder owning 14% of common stock, and Grasim Industries Limited holds about 10% of the company stock.
To make our study more interesting, we found that the top 4 shareholders control more than half of the company which implies that this group has considerable sway over the company’s decision-making.
While studying institutional ownership for a company can add value to your research, it is also a good practice to research analyst recommendations to get a deeper understand of a stock’s expected performance. Quite a few analysts cover the stock, so you could look into forecast growth quite easily.
Insider Ownership Of Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail
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.
Our most recent data indicates that insiders own less than 1% of Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited. But they may have an indirect interest through a corporate structure that we haven’t picked up on. It’s a big company, so even a small proportional interest can create alignment between the board and shareholders. In this case insiders own ₹302m worth of shares. Arguably, recent buying and selling is just as important to consider. You can click here to see if insiders have been buying or selling.
General Public Ownership
With a 14% ownership, the general public, mostly comprising of individual investors, have some degree of sway over Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail. 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 7.7% stake in Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail. This suggests they can be influential in key policy decisions. Some might like this, because private equity are sometimes activists who hold management accountable. But other times, private equity is selling out, having taking the company public.
Private Company Ownership
We can see that Private Companies own 47%, 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.
Public Company Ownership
Public companies currently own 11% of Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail stock. This may be a strategic interest and the two companies may have related business interests. It could be that they have de-merged. This holding is probably worth investigating further.
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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