What Kind Of Shareholders Own Space Group Holdings Limited (HKG:2448)?

If you want to know who really controls Space Group Holdings Limited (HKG:2448), then you’ll have to look at the makeup of its share registry. Institutions will often hold stock in bigger companies, and we expect to see insiders owning a noticeable percentage of the smaller ones. I generally like to see some degree of insider ownership, even if only a little. As Nassim Nicholas Taleb said, ‘Don’t tell me what you think, tell me what you have in your portfolio.

Space Group Holdings is a smaller company with a market capitalization of HK$760m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. In the chart below, we can see that institutional investors have not yet purchased shares. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about Space Group Holdings.

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SEHK:2448 Ownership Summary, March 14th 2020
SEHK:2448 Ownership Summary, March 14th 2020

What Does The Lack Of Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Space 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 could be various reasons why no institutions own shares in a company. Typically, small, newly listed companies don’t attract much attention from fund managers, because it would not be possible for large fund managers to build a meaningful position in the company. Alternatively, there might be something about the company that has kept institutional investors away. Institutional investors may not find the historic growth of the business impressive, or there might be other factors at play. You can see the past revenue performance of Space Group Holdings, for yourself, below.

SEHK:2448 Income Statement, March 14th 2020
SEHK:2448 Income Statement, March 14th 2020

We note that hedge funds don’t have a meaningful investment in Space Group Holdings. Space Investment (Bvi) Ltd is currently the company’s largest shareholder with 71% of shares outstanding. This essentially means that they have extensive influence, if not outright control, over the future of the corporation. The second and third largest shareholders are Ka-Hou Loi and Yee Sang Wan, holding 8.8% and 3.8%, respectively. Yee Sang Wan also happens to hold the title of Member of the Board of Directors.

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. We’re not picking up on any analyst coverage of the stock at the moment, so the company is unlikely to be widely held.

Insider Ownership Of Space Group Holdings

The definition of company insiders can be subjective, and does vary between jurisdictions. Our data reflects individual insiders, capturing board members at the very least. The company management answer to the board; and the latter should represent the interests of shareholders. Notably, sometimes top-level managers are on the board, themselves.

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.

It seems insiders own a significant proportion of Space Group Holdings Limited. Insiders have a HK$95m stake in this HK$760m business. I would say this shows alignment with shareholders, but it is worth noting that the company is still quite small; some insiders may have founded the business. You can click here to see if those insiders have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

With a 16% ownership, the general public have some degree of sway over 2448. 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

It seems that Private Companies own 71%, of the 2448 stock. Private companies may be related parties. Sometimes insiders have an interest in a public company through a holding in a private company, rather than in their own capacity as an individual. While it’s hard to draw any broad stroke conclusions, it is worth noting as an area for further research.

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 6 warning signs for Space Group Holdings (of which 2 are a bit unpleasant!) you should know about.

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