Lemon Tree Hotels Limited’s (NSE:LEMONTREE) high institutional ownership speaks for itself as stock continues to impress, up 7.0% over last week

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Key Insights

  • Significantly high institutional ownership implies Lemon Tree Hotels’ stock price is sensitive to their trading actions
  • 53% of the business is held by the top 5 shareholders
  • Using data from analyst forecasts alongside ownership research, one can better assess the future performance of a company

Every investor in Lemon Tree Hotels Limited (NSE:LEMONTREE) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. And the group that holds the biggest piece of the pie are institutions with 47% ownership. In other words, the group stands to gain the most (or lose the most) from their investment into the company.

And last week, institutional investors ended up benefitting the most after the company hit ₹91b in market cap. The gains from last week would have further boosted the one-year return to shareholders which currently stand at 44%.

Let’s delve deeper into each type of owner of Lemon Tree Hotels, beginning with the chart below.

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NSEI:LEMONTREE Ownership Breakdown September 11th 2023

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Lemon Tree Hotels?

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.

Lemon Tree Hotels already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own a respectable stake in the company. This can indicate that the company has a certain degree of credibility in the investment community. However, it is best to be wary of relying on the supposed validation that comes with institutional investors. They too, get it wrong sometimes. 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 Lemon Tree Hotels, (below). Of course, keep in mind that there are other factors to consider, too.

earnings-and-revenue-growthNSEI:LEMONTREE Earnings and Revenue Growth September 11th 2023

Hedge funds don’t have many shares in Lemon Tree Hotels. Spank Management Services Private Limited is currently the company’s largest shareholder with 22% of shares outstanding. Meanwhile, the second and third largest shareholders, hold 15% and 7.6%, of the shares outstanding, respectively.

On looking further, we found that 53% of the shares are owned by the top 5 shareholders. In other words, these shareholders have a meaningful say in the decisions of the company.

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 Lemon Tree Hotels

While the precise definition of an insider can be subjective, almost everyone considers board members to be insiders. Company management run the business, but the CEO will answer to the board, even if he or she is a member of it.

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 information suggests that Lemon Tree Hotels Limited insiders own under 1% of the company. We do note, however, it is possible insiders have an indirect interest through a private company or other corporate structure. It is a pretty big company, so it would be possible for board members to own a meaningful interest in the company, without owning much of a proportional interest. In this case, they own around ₹841m worth of shares (at current prices). It is good to see board members owning shares, but it might be worth checking if those insiders have been buying.

General Public Ownership

The general public, who are usually individual investors, hold a 24% stake in Lemon Tree Hotels. While this group can’t necessarily call the shots, it can certainly have a real influence on how the company is run.

Private Company Ownership

We can see that Private Companies own 28%, of the shares on issue. 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. Take risks for example – Lemon Tree Hotels has 1 warning sign we think 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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