The big shareholder groups in Hebei Construction Group Corporation Limited (HKG:1727) have power over the company. Generally speaking, as a company grows, institutions will increase their ownership. Conversely, insiders often decrease their ownership over time. We also tend to see lower insider ownership in companies that were previously publicly owned.
With a market capitalization of HK$8.6b, Hebei Construction 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 Hebei Construction Group.
What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Hebei Construction Group?
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.
Hebei Construction Group already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own 9.8% of 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. If multiple institutions change their view on a stock at the same time, you could see the share price drop fast. It’s therefore worth looking at Hebei Construction Group’s earnings history, below. Of course, the future is what really matters.
Hebei Construction Group is not owned by hedge funds. Our data shows that Zhongyang Investment Co., Ltd. is the largest shareholder with 68% of shares outstanding. This essentially means that they have extensive influence, if not outright control, over the future of the corporation. Next, we have Qianbao Investment Co., Ltd and Juli Group Co.,Ltd. as the second and third largest shareholders, holding 5.5% and 3.9%, of the shares outstanding, respectively.
While it makes sense to study institutional ownership data for a company, it also makes sense to study analyst sentiments to know which way the wind is blowing. Our information suggests that there isn’t any analyst coverage of the stock, so it is probably little known.
Insider Ownership Of Hebei Construction Group
While the precise definition of an insider can be subjective, almost everyone considers board members to be insiders. 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.
Most consider insider ownership a positive because it can indicate the board is well aligned with other shareholders. However, on some occasions too much power is concentrated within this group.
We can see that insiders own shares in Hebei Construction Group Corporation Limited. This is a big company, so it is good to see this level of alignment. Insiders own HK$111m worth of shares (at current prices). If you would like to explore the question of insider alignment, you can click here to see if insiders have been buying or selling.
General Public Ownership
The general public, with a 16% stake in the company, will not easily be ignored. This size of ownership, while considerable, may not be enough to change company policy if the decision is not in sync with other large shareholders.
Private Company Ownership
Our data indicates that Private Companies hold 72%, of the company’s shares. 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.
It’s always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand Hebei Construction Group better, we need to consider many other factors. Take risks, for example – Hebei Construction Group has 2 warning signs (and 1 which is a bit unpleasant) we think you should know about.
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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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