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What Kind Of Shareholder Appears On The BlueRock Diamonds PLC's (LON:BRD) Shareholder Register?

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Every investor in BlueRock Diamonds PLC (LON:BRD) 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. Companies that used to be publicly owned tend to have lower insider ownership.

With a market capitalization of UK£1.9m, BlueRock Diamonds 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 are noticeable on the share registry. Let's delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about BRD.

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AIM:BRD Ownership Summary, July 22nd 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About BlueRock Diamonds?

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.

We can see that BlueRock Diamonds does have institutional investors; and they hold 5.9% 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 BlueRock Diamonds's earnings history, below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

AIM:BRD Income Statement, July 22nd 2019

We note that hedge funds don't have a meaningful investment in BlueRock Diamonds. Our information suggests that there isn't any analyst coverage of the stock, so it is probably little known.

Insider Ownership Of BlueRock Diamonds

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. 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.

Most consider insider ownership a positive because it can indicate the board is well aligned with other shareholders. However, on some occasions too much power is concentrated within this group.

Our most recent data indicates that insiders own some shares in BlueRock Diamonds PLC. It has a market capitalization of just UK£1.9m, and insiders have UK£52k worth of shares, in their own names. 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, who are mostly retail investors, collectively hold 90% of BlueRock Diamonds shares. With this size of ownership, retail investors can collectively play a role in decisions that affect shareholder returns, such as dividend policies and the appointment of directors. They can also exercise the power to decline an acquisition or merger that may not improve profitability.

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While it is well worth considering the different groups that own a company, there are other factors that are even more important.

I like to dive deeper into how a company has performed in the past. You can access this interactive graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow for free .

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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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