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Do Institutions Own ISR Immune System Regulation Holding AB (publ) (STO:ISR) Shares?

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Every investor in ISR Immune System Regulation Holding AB (publ) (STO:ISR) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. Insiders often own a large chunk of younger, smaller, companies while huge companies tend to have institutions as shareholders. We also tend to see lower insider ownership in companies that were previously publicly owned.

ISR Immune System Regulation Holding is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of kr176m, which means it wouldn't have the attention of many institutional investors. Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows that institutions own shares in the company. Let's delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about ISR.

See our latest analysis for ISR Immune System Regulation Holding

OM:ISR Ownership Summary, June 25th 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About ISR Immune System Regulation Holding?

Institutional investors commonly compare their own returns to the returns of a commonly followed index. So they generally do consider buying larger companies that are included in the relevant benchmark index.

ISR Immune System Regulation Holding already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own 22% of the company. 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. When multiple institutions own a stock, there's always a risk that they are in a 'crowded trade'. When such a trade goes wrong, multiple parties may compete to sell stock fast. This risk is higher in a company without a history of growth. You can see ISR Immune System Regulation Holding's historic earnings and revenue, below, but keep in mind there's always more to the story.

OM:ISR Income Statement, June 25th 2019

We note that hedge funds don't have a meaningful investment in ISR Immune System Regulation Holding. As far I can tell there isn't analyst coverage of the company, so it is probably flying under the radar.

Insider Ownership Of ISR Immune System Regulation Holding

The definition of an insider can differ slightly between different countries, but members of the board of directors always count. 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.

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.

I can report that insiders do own shares in ISR Immune System Regulation Holding AB (publ). In their own names, insiders own kr7.6m worth of stock in the kr176m company. This shows at least some alignment, but I usually like to see larger insider holdings. You can click here to see if those insiders have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public, mostly retail investors, hold a substantial 53% stake in ISR, suggesting it is a fairly popular stock. This size of ownership gives retail investors collective power. They can and probably do influence decisions on executive compensation, dividend policies and proposed business acquisitions.

Private Company Ownership

It seems that Private Companies own 20%, of the ISR stock. It might be worth looking deeper into this. If related parties, such as insiders, have an interest in one of these private companies, that should be disclosed in the annual report. Private companies may also have a strategic interest in the company.

Next Steps:

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

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 figures.

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