To get a sense of who really controls Ahli Bank QPSC (DSM: ABQK), it is important to understand the ownership structure of the business. With 52% of the capital, individual investors hold the maximum number of shares in the company. That is, the group is most likely to benefit the most if the stock rises (or to lose the most if there is a decline).
As a result, individual investors as a group suffered the highest losses last week after the market capitalization fell by 826 million yen.
Let’s take a closer look at each type of owner of Ahli Bank QPSC, starting with the table below.
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What does institutional ownership tell us about Ahli Bank QPSC?
Institutional investors generally compare their own returns to the returns of a commonly tracked index. They therefore generally consider buying larger companies that are included in the relevant benchmark.
As you can see, institutional investors hold a large share of the capital of Ahli Bank QPSC. This may indicate that the company enjoys a certain degree of credibility in the investment community. However, it is better not to rely on the so-called validation that accompanies institutional investors. They too are sometimes wrong. When several institutions hold a stock, there is always a risk that they are in a “crowded trade”. When such a transaction goes awry, several parties may compete with each other to sell shares quickly. This risk is higher in a company without a history of growth. You can see Ahli Bank QPSC’s historical profit and income below, but keep in mind that there is always more to tell.
Ahli Bank QPSC is not owned by hedge funds. Our data shows that Qatar Investment Authority is the largest shareholder with 26% of the shares outstanding. With 16% and 5.3% of the shares outstanding respectively, Qatar Holding LLC and Qatar Foundation, Endowment Arm are the second and third largest shareholders.
Our studies suggest that the top 3 shareholders collectively control less than half of the shares of the company, which means that the shares of the company are widely disseminated and there is no dominant shareholder.
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 the expected performance of a stock. The title is covered by analysts, but it could become even more famous over time.
Insider ownership of Ahli Bank QPSC
The definition of an insider may differ slightly from country to country, but board members still count. The management of the company manages the company, but the CEO will report to the board of directors, even if he is a member of the board.
Insider ownership is positive when it indicates that executives think like the real owners of the company. However, strong insider ownership can also confer immense power on a small group within the company. This can be negative in some circumstances.
Our data cannot confirm that board members personally own shares. It is unusual not to have at least some personal holdings of board members, so our data may be wrong. A good next step would be to check how much the CEO is paid.
General public property
The general public, composed mainly of individual investors, collectively owns 52% of the shares of Ahli Bank QPSC. 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 equity firms hold a 16% stake in Ahli Bank QPSC. This suggests that they can influence key policy decisions. Sometimes we see private equity sticking around for the long haul, but generally they have a shorter investment horizon and – as the name suggests – don’t invest much in public companies. After a while, they may look to sell and redeploy their capital elsewhere.
It’s always worth thinking about the different groups that own shares in a company. But to better understand Ahli Bank QPSC, there are many other factors that we need to consider. For example, we have identified 1 warning sign for Ahli Bank QPSC that you need to be aware of.
If you’d rather find out what analysts are predicting in terms of future growth, don’t miss this free analyst forecast report.
NB: The figures in this article are calculated from data for the last twelve months, which refer to the 12-month period ending on the last date of the month of date of the financial statement. This may not be consistent with the figures in the annual report for the entire year.
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