What Is The Ownership Structure Like For Tecsys Inc. (TSE:TCS)?
Every investor in Tecsys Inc. (TSE:TCS) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. Large companies usually have institutions as shareholders, and we usually see insiders owning shares in smaller companies. I quite like to see at least a little bit of insider ownership. As Charlie Munger said ‘Show me the incentive and I will show you the outcome.
With a market capitalization of CA$435m, Tecsys is a small cap stock, so it might not be well known by many institutional investors. Taking a look at our data on the ownership groups (below), it seems that institutional investors have bought into the company. Let’s take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholders can tell us about Tecsys.
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What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Tecsys?
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.
Tecsys already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own a respectable stake in 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. 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 Tecsys, (below). Of course, keep in mind that there are other factors to consider, too.
Hedge funds don’t have many shares in Tecsys. Fiera Capital Corporation is currently the largest shareholder, with 13% of shares outstanding. With 9.9% and 9.7% of the shares outstanding respectively, Pembroke Management Ltd. and David Brereton are the second and third largest shareholders. David Brereton, who is the third-largest shareholder, also happens to hold the title of Chairman of the Board. In addition, we found that Peter Brereton, the CEO has 2.9% of the shares allocated to their name.
We did some more digging and found that 9 of the top shareholders account for roughly 51% of the register, implying that along with larger shareholders, there are a few smaller shareholders, thereby balancing out each others interests somewhat.
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 Tecsys
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 a reasonable proportion of Tecsys Inc.. It has a market capitalization of just CA$435m, and insiders have CA$61m worth of shares in their own names. It is great to see insiders so invested in the business. It might be worth checking if those insiders have been buying recently.
General Public Ownership
With a 44% ownership, the general public, mostly comprising of individual investors, have some degree of sway over Tecsys. While this size of ownership may not be enough to sway a policy decision in their favour, they can still make a collective impact on company policies.
It’s always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand Tecsys better, we need to consider many other factors. Take risks for example – Tecsys has 2 warning signs we think you should be aware of.
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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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