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What Kind Of Shareholder Owns Most Genus Power Infrastructures Limited (NSE:GENUSPOWER) Stock?

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If you want to know who really controls Genus Power Infrastructures Limited (NSE:GENUSPOWER), then you'll have to look at the makeup of its share registry. 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, 'Don’t tell me what you think, tell me what you have in your portfolio.

Genus Power Infrastructures is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of ₹5.0b, which means it wouldn't have the attention of many institutional investors. Taking a look at our data on the ownership groups (below), it's seems that institutions are noticeable on the share registry. Let's take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholder can tell us about GENUSPOWER.

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NSEI:GENUSPOWER Ownership Summary, October 20th 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Genus Power Infrastructures?

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 indices.

As you can see, institutional investors own 9.5% of Genus Power Infrastructures. This implies the analysts working for those institutions have looked at the stock and they like it. But just like anyone else, they could be wrong. It is not uncommon to see a big share price drop if two large institutional investors try to sell out of a stock at the same time. So it is worth checking the past earnings trajectory of Genus Power Infrastructures, (below). Of course, keep in mind that there are other factors to consider, too.

NSEI:GENUSPOWER Income Statement, October 20th 2019

We note that hedge funds don't have a meaningful investment in Genus Power Infrastructures. There is some analyst coverage of the stock, but it could still become more well known, with time.

Insider Ownership Of Genus Power Infrastructures

While the precise definition of an insider can be subjective, almost everyone considers board members to be insiders. Company management run the business, but the CEO will answer to the board, even if he or she is a member of it.

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.

It seems insiders own a significant proportion of Genus Power Infrastructures Limited. Insiders have a ₹2.5b stake in this ₹5.0b business. 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.

General Public Ownership

The general public, with a 14% 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.

Private Company Ownership

It seems that Private Companies own 26%, of the GENUSPOWER stock. It's hard to draw any conclusions from this fact alone, so its worth looking into who owns those private companies. Sometimes insiders or other related parties have an interest in shares in a public company through a separate private company.

Next Steps:

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

Many find it useful to take an in depth look at how a company has performed in the past. You can access this detailed graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow.

Ultimately the future is most important. You can access this free report on analyst forecasts for the company.

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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