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Do Directors Own Promisia Integrative Limited (NZSE:PIL) Shares?

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A look at the shareholders of Promisia Integrative Limited (NZSE:PIL) can tell us which group is most powerful. Generally speaking, as a company grows, institutions will increase their ownership. Conversely, insiders often decrease their ownership over time. I generally like to see some degree of insider ownership, even if only a little. As Nassim Nicholas Taleb said, 'Don’t tell me what you think, tell me what you have in your portfolio.

Promisia Integrative is a smaller company with a market capitalization of NZ$1.9m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. In the chart below below, we can see that institutions don't own many shares in the company. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about PIL.

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NZSE:PIL Ownership Summary, November 1st 2019

What Does The Lack Of Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Promisia Integrative?

We don't tend to see institutional investors holding stock of companies that are very risky, thinly traded, or very small. Though we do sometimes see large companies without institutions on the register, it's not particularly common.

There are many reasons why a company might not have any institutions on the share registry. It may be hard for institutions to buy large amounts of shares, if liquidity (the amount of shares traded each day) is low. If the company has not needed to raise capital, institutions might lack the opportunity to build a position. It is also possible that fund managers don't own the stock because they aren't convinced it will perform well. Promisia Integrative might not have the sort of past performance institutions are looking for, or perhaps they simply have not studied the business closely.

NZSE:PIL Income Statement, November 1st 2019

Hedge funds don't have many shares in Promisia Integrative. As far I can tell there isn't analyst coverage of the company, so it is probably flying under the radar.

Insider Ownership Of Promisia Integrative

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.

Insider ownership is positive when it signals leadership are thinking like the true owners of the company. However, high insider ownership can also give immense power to a small group within the company. This can be negative in some circumstances.

It seems that insiders own more than half the Promisia Integrative Limited stock. This gives them a lot of power. So they have a NZ$1.2m stake in this NZ$1.9m business. Most would be pleased to see the board is investing alongside them. You may wish todiscover (for free) if they have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

With a 33% ownership, the general public have some degree of sway over PIL. While this group can't necessarily call the shots, it can certainly have a real influence on how the company is run.

Next Steps:

It's always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand Promisia Integrative better, we need to consider many other factors.

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