If you want to know who really controls Gateley (Holdings) Plc (LON:GTLY), then you'll have to look at the makeup of its share registry. With 48% stake, individual investors possess the maximum shares in the company. That is, the group stands to benefit the most if the stock rises (or lose the most if there is a downturn).
And institutions on the other hand have a 48% ownership in the company. Institutions will often hold stock in bigger companies, and we expect to see insiders owning a noticeable percentage of the smaller ones.
Let's delve deeper into each type of owner of Gateley (Holdings), beginning with the chart below.
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What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Gateley (Holdings)?
Institutions typically measure themselves against a benchmark when reporting to their own investors, so they often become more enthusiastic about a stock once it's included in a major index. We would expect most companies to have some institutions on the register, especially if they are growing.
As you can see, institutional investors have a fair amount of stake in Gateley (Holdings). This can indicate that the company has a certain degree of credibility in the investment community. However, it is best to be wary of relying on the supposed validation that comes with institutional investors. They too, get it wrong sometimes. 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 Gateley (Holdings)'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 Gateley (Holdings). The company's largest shareholder is Liontrust Asset Management PLC, with ownership of 11%. The second and third largest shareholders are Premier Fund Managers Limited and Unicorn Asset Management Limited, with an equal amount of shares to their name at 4.0%. Additionally, the company's CEO Roderick Waldie directly holds 1.0% of the total shares outstanding.
Our studies suggest that the top 25 shareholders collectively control less than half of the company's shares, meaning that the company's shares are widely disseminated and there is no dominant shareholder.
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. There are plenty of analysts covering the stock, so it might be worth seeing what they are forecasting, too.
Insider Ownership Of Gateley (Holdings)
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 Gateley (Holdings) Plc. In their own names, insiders own UK£6.6m worth of stock in the UK£220m company. It is good to see some investment by insiders, but it might be worth checking if those insiders have been buying.
General Public Ownership
With a 48% ownership, the general public, mostly comprising of individual investors, have some degree of sway over Gateley (Holdings). While this group can't necessarily call the shots, it can certainly have a real influence on how the company is run.
It's always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand Gateley (Holdings) better, we need to consider many other factors. Case in point: We've spotted 2 warning signs for Gateley (Holdings) you should be aware of.
If you would prefer discover what analysts are predicting in terms of future growth, do not miss this free report on analyst forecasts.
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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