Public companies account for 70% of The Navigator Company, S.A.'s (ELI:NVG) ownership, while individual investors account for 23% - Simply Wall St News

2022-05-14 08:22:57 By : Ms. Alice liu

Every investor in The Navigator Company, S.A. (ELI:NVG) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. We can see that public companies own the lion's share in the company with 70% ownership. In other words, the group stands to gain the most (or lose the most) from their investment into the company.

And individual investors on the other hand have a 23% ownership in the company.

Let's delve deeper into each type of owner of Navigator Company, beginning with the chart below.

Check out our latest analysis for Navigator Company

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.

As you can see, institutional investors have a fair amount of stake in Navigator Company. 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 Navigator Company, (below). Of course, keep in mind that there are other factors to consider, too.

We note that hedge funds don't have a meaningful investment in Navigator Company. Semapa - Sociedade de Investimento e Gestão, SGPS, S.A. is currently the largest shareholder, with 70% of shares outstanding. This implies that they have majority interest control of the future of the company. The Vanguard Group, Inc. is the second largest shareholder owning 1.2% of common stock, and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP holds about 0.6% of the company stock.

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. Quite a few analysts cover the stock, so you could look into forecast growth quite easily.

The definition of company insiders can be subjective and does vary between jurisdictions. Our data reflects individual insiders, capturing board members at the very least. 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.

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.

Our data cannot confirm that board members are holding shares personally. Given we are not picking up on insider ownership, we may have missing data. Therefore, it would be interesting to assess the CEO compensation and tenure, here.

The general public, who are usually individual investors, hold a 23% stake in Navigator Company. This size of ownership, while considerable, may not be enough to change company policy if the decision is not in sync with other large shareholders.

It appears to us that public companies own 70% of Navigator Company. 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.

It's always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand Navigator Company better, we need to consider many other factors. Be aware that Navigator Company is showing 2 warning signs in our investment analysis , you should know about...

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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