This is what the shareholder structure of Delta Plus Group (EPA:ALDLT) looks like

If you want to know who really controls Delta Plus Group (EPA:ALDLT), then you will need to look at the composition of its share register. Generally speaking, as a company grows, institutions increase their ownership. Conversely, insiders often decrease their ownership over time. I like to see at least a little insider ownership. As Charlie Munger said “Show me the incentive and I’ll show you the result”.

Delta Plus Group is a small company with a market capitalization of 569 million euros, so it may still fly under the radar of many institutional investors. Looking at our ownership group data (below), it appears that institutional investors have bought the company. Let’s dig deeper into each owner type to learn more about Delta Plus Group.

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ENXTPA: ALDLT Ownership Breakdown May 13, 2022

What does institutional ownership tell us about Delta Plus 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 hold a significant share of Delta Plus Group. This may indicate that the company has some degree of credibility in the investment community. However, it is better to be wary of relying on the so-called validation that accompanies institutional investors. They are also sometimes wrong. If multiple institutions change their minds on a stock at the same time, you could see the stock price drop quickly. So it is worth checking out the Delta Plus Group earnings history below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

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ENXTPA: ALDLT Earnings and Revenue Growth May 13, 2022

Hedge funds don’t have a lot of shares in Delta Plus Group. JBP is currently the largest shareholder of the company with 50% of the outstanding shares. This implies that they have majority control over the future of the company. In comparison, the second and third shareholders hold approximately 9.4% and 9.1% of the shares. Ivo Boscardin, who is the second shareholder, also holds the title of Senior Key Executive. In addition, CEO Jérôme Benoit owns 1.9% of the company’s shares.

While studying the institutional ownership of a company can add value to your research, it is also recommended that you research analyst recommendations to better understand a stock’s expected performance. There are plenty of analysts covering the stock, so it might be interesting to see what they are predicting as well.

Delta Plus Group Insider Ownership

While the precise definition of an insider can be subjective, almost everyone considers board members to be insiders. Management is ultimately responsible to the board of directors. However, it is not uncommon for managers to be members of the management board, especially if they are founders or CEOs.

Most view insider ownership as a positive because it can indicate that the board is well aligned with other shareholders. However, there are times when too much power is concentrated within this group.

It appears that insiders hold a large share of Delta Plus Group. Insiders hold €64 million worth of shares in the €569 million company. This may suggest that the founders still own a lot of shares. You can click here to see if they bought or sold.

General public property

With an 18% stake, the general public, consisting mainly of individual investors, has some influence over Delta Plus Group. While this size of ownership may not be enough to sway a policy decision in their favor, they can still have a collective impact on company policies.

Private Company Ownership

We can see that private companies hold 59% of the shares issued. It’s hard to draw conclusions from this fact alone, so it’s worth investigating who owns these private companies. Sometimes insiders or other related parties have an interest in shares of a public company through a separate private company.

Next steps:

It is always useful to think about the different groups that own shares in a company. But to better understand Delta Plus Group, we need to consider many other factors. Consider the risks, for example. Every business has them, and we’ve spotted 1 warning sign for Delta Plus Group you should know.

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

NB: The figures in this article are calculated using trailing twelve month data, which refers to the 12 month period ending on the last day of the month in which the financial statements are dated. This may not be consistent with the annual report figures for the full year.

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