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Institutions own 28% of SRG Global Limited (ASX:SRG) shares but retail investors control 59% of the company

Key Insights

  • Significant control over SRG Global by retail investors implies that the general public has more power to influence management and governance-related decisions

  • The top 25 shareholders own 41% of the company

  • Recent purchases by insiders

A look at the shareholders of SRG Global Limited (ASX:SRG) can tell us which group is most powerful. We can see that retail investors own the lion's share in the company with 59% ownership. That is, the group stands to benefit the most if the stock rises (or lose the most if there is a downturn).

Institutions, on the other hand, account for 28% of the company's stockholders. Insiders often own a large chunk of younger, smaller, companies while huge companies tend to have institutions as shareholders.

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Let's delve deeper into each type of owner of SRG Global, beginning with the chart below.

Check out our latest analysis for SRG Global

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ownership-breakdown

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About SRG Global?

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 SRG Global. 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. When multiple institutions own a stock, there's always a risk that they are in a 'crowded trade'. When such a trade goes wrong, multiple parties may compete to sell stock fast. This risk is higher in a company without a history of growth. You can see SRG Global's historic earnings and revenue below, but keep in mind there's always more to the story.

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SRG Global is not owned by hedge funds. Our data shows that Perennial Value Management Limited is the largest shareholder with 7.0% of shares outstanding. First Sentier Investors (Australia) IM Ltd is the second largest shareholder owning 5.8% of common stock, and Ryder Investment Management Pty Limited holds about 3.8% of the company stock. Additionally, the company's CEO David Macgeorge directly holds 1.0% of the total shares outstanding.

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. Quite a few analysts cover the stock, so you could look into forecast growth quite easily.

Insider Ownership Of SRG Global

The definition of company insiders can be subjective and does vary between jurisdictions. Our data reflects individual insiders, capturing board members at the very least. 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.

We can see that insiders own shares in SRG Global Limited. In their own names, insiders own AU$31m worth of stock in the AU$469m company. Some would say this shows alignment of interests between shareholders and the board. But it might be worth checking if those insiders have been selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public, mostly comprising of individual investors, collectively holds 59% of SRG Global shares. With this amount of ownership, retail investors can collectively play a role in decisions that affect shareholder returns, such as dividend policies and the appointment of directors. They can also exercise the power to vote on acquisitions or mergers that may not improve profitability.

Private Company Ownership

It seems that Private Companies own 6.4%, of the SRG Global 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:

While it is well worth considering the different groups that own a company, there are other factors that are even more important. Case in point: We've spotted 1 warning sign for SRG Global you should be aware of.

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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