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Do Insiders Own Shares In Golab Spólka Akcyjna (WSE:GOL)?

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A look at the shareholders of Golab Spólka Akcyjna (WSE:GOL) can tell us which group is most powerful. Insiders often own a large chunk of younger, smaller, companies while huge companies tend to have institutions as shareholders. I quite like to see at least a little bit of insider ownership. As Charlie Munger said 'Show me the incentive and I will show you the outcome.'

With a market capitalization of zł441k, Golab Spólka Akcyjna is a small cap stock, so it might not be well known by many institutional investors. In the chart below below, we can see that institutions don't own shares in the company. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about GOL.

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WSE:GOL Ownership Summary, May 22nd 2019

What Does The Lack Of Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Golab Spólka Akcyjna?

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 multiple explanations for why institutions don't own a stock. The most common is that the company is too small relative to fund under management, so the institition does not bother to look closely at the company. On the other hand, it's always possible that professional investors are avoiding a company because they don't think it's the best place for their money. Golab Spólka Akcyjna might not have the sort of past performance institutions are looking for, or perhaps they simply have not studied the business closely.

WSE:GOL Income Statement, May 22nd 2019

Golab Spólka Akcyjna is not owned by hedge funds. As far I can tell there isn't analyst coverage of the company, so it is probably flying under the radar.

Insider Ownership Of Golab Spólka Akcyjna

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 decisions.

Our most recent data indicates that insiders own the majority of Golab Spólka Akcyjna. This means they can collectively make decisions for the company. Given it has a market cap of zł441k, that means they have zł330k worth of shares. It is good to see this level of investment. You can check here to see if those insiders have been buying recently.

General Public Ownership

The general public holds a 25% stake in GOL. While this size of ownership may not be enough to sway a policy decision in their favour, they can still make a collective impact on company policies.

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I find it very interesting to look at who exactly owns a company. But to truly gain insight, we need to consider other information, too.

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