Poenina Holding AG (VTX: PNHO) market capitalization increased by CHF 23m, insiders receive 29% decrease


To get a sense of who actually controls Poenina Holding AG (VTX: PNHO), it is important to understand the ownership structure of the company. With 29% of the capital, individual insiders own the maximum number of shares in the company. In other words, the group has everything to gain (or lose the most) from its investment in the business.

As a result, insiders had the highest score last week, with the company reaching a market cap of 255 million Swiss francs after a 10.0% gain in the stock.

Let’s dig deeper into each type of owner of Poenina Holding, starting with the table below.

Discover our latest analysis for Poenina Holding

SWX: Distribution of ownership of PNHO on December 11, 2021

What does institutional ownership tell us about Poenina Holding?

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 businesses to have some institutions listed, especially if they are growing.

Poenina Holding already has institutions registered in the share register. Indeed, they hold a respectable stake in the company. This may indicate that the company has a certain degree of credibility in the investment community. However, it is better not to rely on the so-called validation that accompanies institutional investors. They too are sometimes wrong. If several institutions change their mind about a stock at the same time, you could see the stock price drop quickly. So it’s worth checking out Poenina Holding’s profit history below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

profit and revenue growth
SWX: PNHO Earnings and Revenue Growth December 11, 2021

We note that the hedge funds do not have a significant investment in Poenina Holding. The company’s main shareholder is Jean-Claude Bregy, with a 21% stake. For context, the second largest shareholder owns around 9.4% of the outstanding shares, followed by 8.5% ownership by the third largest shareholder.

Looking further, we found that 52% of the shares are owned by the top 5 shareholders. In other words, these shareholders have a say in the decisions of the company.

While studying the institutional ownership of a company can add value to your research, it is also recommended that you research analyst recommendations to better understand the expected performance of a stock. There is a little analyst coverage of the stock, but not a lot. There is therefore room for it to acquire more cover.

Insider ownership of Poenina Holding

The definition of business insiders can be subjective and vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Our data reflects individual insiders, capturing at least board members. The management ultimately reports to the board of directors. However, it is not uncommon for managers to be board members, especially if they are founders or CEOs.

Insider ownership is positive when it indicates that executives think like the real owners of the company. However, strong insider ownership can also confer immense power on a small group within the company. This can be negative in some circumstances.

It seems that insiders own a significant proportion of Poenina Holding AG. Insiders hold CHF 75 million in company shares for CHF 255 million. This may suggest that the founders still own a lot of stocks. You can click here to see if they bought or sold.

General public property

The general public, including retail investors, own a 26% stake in the company and therefore cannot be easily ignored. This size of ownership, while considerable, may not be enough to change company policy if the decision is not aligned with other large shareholders.

Owned by a private company

Our data indicates that private companies own 26% of the company’s shares. It might be worth pursuing the matter further. If related parties, such as insiders, have an interest in any of these private companies, this should be disclosed in the annual report. Private companies may also have a strategic interest in the business.

Next steps:

While it is worth considering the different groups that own a business, there are other factors that are even more important. To this end, you need to know the 1 warning sign we spotted with Poenina Holding.

If you’d rather find out what analysts are predicting in terms of future growth, don’t miss this free analyst forecast report.

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.

This Simply Wall St article is general in nature. We provide commentary based on historical data and analyst forecasts using only unbiased methodology and our articles are not intended to be financial advice. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock and does not take into account your goals or your financial situation. Our aim is to bring you long-term, targeted analysis based on fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not take into account the latest announcements from price sensitive companies or qualitative documents. Simply Wall St has no position in any of the stocks mentioned.


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