Could Dragon Rise Group Holdings Limited’s (HKG:6829) Investor Composition Influence The Stock Price?

The big shareholder groups in Dragon Rise Group Holdings Limited (HKG:6829) have power over the company. Large companies usually have institutions as shareholders, and we usually see insiders owning shares in smaller companies. Warren Buffett said that he likes ‘a business with enduring competitive advantages that is run by able and owner-oriented people’. So it’s nice to see some insider ownership, because it may suggest that management is owner-oriented.

Dragon Rise Group Holdings is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of HK$228m, which means it wouldn’t have the attention of many institutional investors. Taking a look at our data on the ownership groups (below), it’s seems that institutions are not on the share registry. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about Dragon Rise Group Holdings.

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SEHK:6829 Ownership Summary, January 14th 2020
SEHK:6829 Ownership Summary, January 14th 2020

What Does The Lack Of Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Dragon Rise Group Holdings?

Small companies that are not very actively traded often lack institutional investors, but it’s less common to see large companies without them.

There are many reasons why a company might not have any institutions on the share registry. It may be hard for institutions to buy large amounts of shares, if liquidity (the amount of shares traded each day) is low. If the company has not needed to raise capital, institutions might lack the opportunity to build a position. It is also possible that fund managers don’t own the stock because they aren’t convinced it will perform well. Dragon Rise Group Holdings might not have the sort of past performance institutions are looking for, or perhaps they simply have not studied the business closely.

SEHK:6829 Income Statement, January 14th 2020
SEHK:6829 Income Statement, January 14th 2020

Hedge funds don’t have many shares in Dragon Rise Group Holdings. The company’s CEO Yuk-Kit Yip is the largest shareholder with 74% of shares outstanding. This implies that they possess majority interests and have significant control over the company. Investors usually consider it a good sign when the company leadership has such a significant stake, as this is widely perceived to increase the chance that the management will act in the best interests 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. Our information suggests that there isn’t any analyst coverage of the stock, so it is probably little known.

Insider Ownership Of Dragon Rise Group Holdings

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.

I generally consider insider ownership to be a good thing. However, on some occasions it makes it more difficult for other shareholders to hold the board accountable for decisions.

It seems that insiders own more than half the Dragon Rise Group Holdings Limited stock. This gives them a lot of power. That means they own HK$169m worth of shares in the HK$228m company. That’s quite meaningful. Most would argue this is a positive, showing strong alignment with shareholders. You can click here to see if those insiders have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public, with a 26% stake in the company, will not easily be ignored. 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.

Next Steps:

It’s always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand Dragon Rise Group Holdings better, we need to consider many other factors. Like risks, for instance. Every company has them, and we’ve spotted 4 warning signs for Dragon Rise Group Holdings (of which 1 doesn’t sit too well with us!) you should know about.

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