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Who Owns Most Of MTU Aero Engines AG (ETR:MTX)?

Donald Bartholomew

A look at the shareholders of MTU Aero Engines AG (ETR:MTX) 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. Companies that used to be publicly owned tend to have lower insider ownership.

With a market capitalization of €10.05b, MTU Aero Engines is rather large. We’d expect to see institutional investors on the register. Companies of this size are usually well known to retail investors, too. Taking a look at the our data on the ownership groups (below), it’s seems that institutions own shares in the company. Let’s delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about MTX.

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XTRA:MTX Ownership Summary August 28th 18

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About MTU Aero Engines?

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.

MTU Aero Engines already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own 52.4% of the company. 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. 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 MTU Aero Engines’s earnings history, below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

XTRA:MTX Income Statement Export August 28th 18

Investors should note that institutions actually own more than half the company, so they can collectively wield significant power. MTU Aero Engines is not owned by hedge funds. Quite a few analysts cover the stock, so you could look into forecast growth quite easily.

Insider Ownership Of MTU Aero Engines

The definition of an insider can differ slightly between different countries, but members of the board of directors always count. Company management run the business, but the CEO will answer to the board, even if he or she is a member of it.

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. Shareholders would probably be interested to learn that insiders own shares in MTU Aero Engines AG. It is a very large company, and board members collectively own €301.6m worth of shares (at current prices). I sometimes take an interest in whether they have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

With a 44.6% ownership, the general public have some degree of sway over MTX. 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.



Next Steps:

It’s always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand MTU Aero Engines 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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The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.