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What Percentage Of Fram Skandinavien AB (STO:FRAM B) Shares Do Insiders Own?

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If you want to know who really controls Fram Skandinavien AB (STO:FRAM B), then you'll have to look at the makeup of its share registry. Institutions often own shares in more established companies, while it's not unusual to see insiders own a fair bit of smaller companies. Warren Buffett said that he likes 'a business with enduring competitive advantages that is run by able and owner-oriented people'. So it's nice to see some insider ownership, because it may suggest that management is owner-oriented.

Fram Skandinavien is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of kr293m, which means it wouldn't have the attention of many institutional investors. In the chart below below, we can see that institutions own shares in the company. Let's take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholder can tell us about FRAM B.

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OM:FRAM B Ownership Summary, May 27th 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Fram Skandinavien?

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.

Fram Skandinavien already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own 11% of the company. This suggests some credibility amongst professional investors. But we can't rely on that fact alone, since institutions make bad investments sometimes, just like everyone does. 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 Fram Skandinavien, (below). Of course, keep in mind that there are other factors to consider, too.

OM:FRAM B Income Statement, May 27th 2019

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

Insider Ownership Of Fram Skandinavien

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.

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.

It seems that insiders own more than half the Fram Skandinavien AB stock. This gives them a lot of power. That means they own kr183m worth of shares in the kr293m company. That's quite meaningful. 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, with a 27% 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.

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

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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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