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The big shareholder groups in BIOTON S.A.
(WSE:BIO) have power
over the company. Institutions will often hold stock in bigger
companies, and we expect to see insiders owning a noticeable
percentage of the smaller ones. I generally like to see some degree
of insider ownership, even if only a little. As Nassim Nicholas
Taleb said, 'Donât tell me what you think, tell me what you have in
BIOTON is not a large company by global
standards. It has a market capitalization of zÅ355m, which means it
wouldn't have the attention of many institutional investors. In the
chart below below, we can see that institutional investors have
bought into the company. Let's delve deeper into each type of
owner, to discover more about BIO.
Check out our latest
analysis for BIOTON
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
We can see that BIOTON does have institutional
investors; and they hold 7.5% of the stock. 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. If multiple institutions change their
view on a stock at the same time, you could see the share price
drop fast. It's therefore worth looking at BIOTON's earnings
history, below. Of course, the future is what really matters.
We note that hedge funds don't have a meaningful
investment in BIOTON. As far I can tell there isn't analyst
coverage of the company, so it is probably flying under the
While the precise definition of an insider can be
subjective, almost everyone considers board members to be insiders.
Management ultimately answers to the board. However, it is not
uncommon for managers to be executive board members, especially if
they are a founder or the CEO.
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
It seems insiders own a significant proportion of
BIOTON S.A.. It has a market capitalization of just zÅ355m, and
insiders have zÅ113m worth of shares in their own names. I would
say this shows alignment with shareholders, but it is worth noting
that the company is still quite small; some insiders may have
founded the business. You can click here to see if those
insiders have been buying or selling.
The general public, with a 44% stake in the
company, will not easily be ignored. 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.
Our data indicates that Private Companies hold
17%, of the company's shares. Private companies may be related
parties. Sometimes insiders have an interest in a public company
through a holding in a private company, rather than in their own
capacity as an individual. While it's hard to draw any broad stroke
conclusions, it is worth noting as an area for further
While it is well worth considering the different
groups that own a company, there are other factors that are even
I always like to check for a history of
revenue growth. You can too, by accessing this free chart
of historic revenue and
earnings in this detailed graph.
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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
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