Institutions own 47% of Credit Corp Group Limited (ASX:CCP) shares but individual investors control 50% of the company

Institutions own 47% of Credit Corp Group Limited (ASX:CCP) shares but individual investors control 50% of the company

Key Insights

  • Credit Corp Group’s significant individual investors ownership suggests that the key decisions are influenced by shareholders from the larger public

  • A total of 25 investors have a majority stake in the company with 49% ownership

  • 47% of Credit Corp Group is held by Institutions

A look at the shareholders of Credit Corp Group Limited (ASX:CCP) can tell us which group is most powerful. And the group that holds the biggest piece of the pie are individual investors with 50% ownership. In other words, the group stands to gain the most (or lose the most) from their investment into the company.

Institutions, on the other hand, account for 47% of the company’s stockholders. Institutions will often hold stock in bigger companies, and we expect to see insiders owning a noticeable percentage of the smaller ones.

Let’s delve deeper into each type of owner of Credit Corp Group, beginning with the chart below.

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Institutions own 47% of Credit Corp Group Limited (ASX:CCP) shares but individual investors control 50% of the companyInstitutions own 47% of Credit Corp Group Limited (ASX:CCP) shares but individual investors control 50% of the company

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What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Credit Corp Group?

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 have a fair amount of stake in Credit Corp Group. 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 Credit Corp Group’s earnings history below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

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Hedge funds don’t have many shares in Credit Corp Group. Bennelong Funds Management Group Pty Ltd is currently the largest shareholder, with 14% of shares outstanding. For context, the second largest shareholder holds about 7.0% of the shares outstanding, followed by an ownership of 5.0% by the third-largest shareholder.

On studying our ownership data, we found that 25 of the top shareholders collectively own less than 50% of the share register, implying that no single individual has a majority interest.

Researching institutional ownership is a good way to gauge and filter a stock’s expected performance. The same can be achieved by studying analyst sentiments. There are plenty of analysts covering the stock, so it might be worth seeing what they are forecasting, too.

Insider Ownership Of Credit Corp Group

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.

Our most recent data indicates that insiders own some shares in Credit Corp Group Limited. It has a market capitalization of just AU$1.1b, and insiders have AU$21m worth of shares, in their own names. This shows at least some alignment. You can click here to see if those insiders have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public– including retail investors — own 50% stake in the company, and hence can’t 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.

Next Steps:

It’s always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand Credit Corp Group better, we need to consider many other factors. To that end, you should learn about the 3 warning signs we’ve spotted with Credit Corp Group (including 1 which is concerning) .

If you would prefer discover what analysts are predicting in terms of future growth, do not miss this free report on analyst forecasts.

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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