Do Directors Own Shougang Fushan Resources Group Limited (HKG:639) Shares?

A look at the shareholders of Shougang Fushan Resources Group Limited (HKG:639) can tell us which group is most powerful. Generally speaking, as a company grows, institutions will increase their ownership. Conversely, insiders often decrease their ownership over time. Companies that have been privatized tend to have low insider ownership.

With a market capitalization of HK$7.6b, Shougang Fushan Resources Group is a decent size, so it is probably on the radar of institutional investors. In the chart below, we can see that institutions are noticeable on the share registry. Let’s delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about Shougang Fushan Resources Group.

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SEHK:639 Ownership Summary June 2nd 2020
SEHK:639 Ownership Summary June 2nd 2020

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Shougang Fushan Resources Group?

Institutions typically measure themselves against a benchmark when reporting to their own investors, so they often become more enthusiastic about a stock once it’s included in a major index. We would expect most companies to have some institutions on the register, especially if they are growing.

As you can see, institutional investors own 40% of Shougang Fushan Resources Group. 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 Shougang Fushan Resources Group, (below). Of course, keep in mind that there are other factors to consider, too.

SEHK:639 Income Statement June 2nd 2020
SEHK:639 Income Statement June 2nd 2020

We note that hedge funds don’t have a meaningful investment in Shougang Fushan Resources Group. Looking at our data, we can see that the largest shareholder is Shougang Group Co., Ltd with 30% of shares outstanding. With 29% and 2.4% of the shares outstanding respectively, Funde Sino Life Insurance Co., Ltd., Asset Management Arm and Jinzhi Jiang are the second and third largest shareholders.

Additionally, we found that 2 of the top shareholders have a considerable amount of ownership in the company, via their 59% stake.

While studying institutional ownership for a company can add value to your research, it is also a good practice to research analyst recommendations to get a deeper understand of a stock’s expected performance. Quite a few analysts cover the stock, so you could look into forecast growth quite easily.

Insider Ownership Of Shougang Fushan Resources Group

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.

We can see that insiders own shares in Shougang Fushan Resources Group Limited. In their own names, insiders own HK$190m worth of stock in the HK$7.6b company. This shows at least some alignment. You can click here to see if those insiders have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

With a 28% ownership, the general public have some degree of sway over 639. 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.

Private Company Ownership

It seems that Private Companies own 30%, of the 639 stock. It might be worth looking deeper into this. If related parties, such as insiders, have an interest in one of these private companies, that should be disclosed in the annual report. Private companies may also have a strategic interest in the company.

Next Steps:

I find it very interesting to look at who exactly owns a company. But to truly gain insight, we need to consider other information, too. Like risks, for instance. Every company has them, and we’ve spotted 2 warning signs for Shougang Fushan Resources Group (of which 1 makes us a bit uncomfortable!) you should know about.

But ultimately it is the future, not the past, that will determine how well the owners of this business will do. Therefore we think it advisable to take a look at this free report showing whether analysts are predicting a brighter future.

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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