Stella International Holdings Limited's (HKG:1836) stock price dropped 6.5% last week; retail investors would not be happy
- The considerable ownership by retail investors in Stella International Holdings indicates that they collectively have a greater say in management and business strategy
- A total of 25 investors have a majority stake in the company with 46% ownership
- Insiders have bought recently
A look at the shareholders of Stella International Holdings Limited (HKG:1836) can tell us which group is most powerful. The group holding the most number of shares in the company, around 53% to be precise, is retail investors. Put another way, the group faces the maximum upside potential (or downside risk).
As a result, retail investors as a group endured the highest losses last week after market cap fell by HK$396m.
Let's take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholders can tell us about Stella International Holdings.
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What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Stella International Holdings?
Many institutions measure their performance against an index that approximates the local market. So they usually pay more attention to companies that are included in major indices.
Stella International Holdings already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own a respectable stake in the company. This suggests some credibility amongst professional investors. But we can't rely on that fact alone since institutions make bad investments sometimes, just like everyone does. 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 Stella International Holdings' earnings history below. Of course, the future is what really matters.
Hedge funds don't have many shares in Stella International Holdings. Looking at our data, we can see that the largest shareholder is Cordwalner Bonaventure Inc. with 22% of shares outstanding. Meanwhile, the second and third largest shareholders, hold 6.0% and 3.9%, of the shares outstanding, respectively.
A deeper look at our ownership data shows that the top 25 shareholders collectively hold less than half of the register, suggesting a large group of small holders where no single shareholder has a majority.
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 Stella International Holdings
The definition of an insider can differ slightly between different countries, but members of the board of directors always count. 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 Stella International Holdings Limited. It has a market capitalization of just HK$5.7b, and insiders have HK$821m worth of shares in their own names. We 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
The general public, mostly comprising of individual investors, collectively holds 53% of Stella International Holdings shares. This size of ownership gives investors from the general public some collective power. They can and probably do influence decisions on executive compensation, dividend policies and proposed business acquisitions.
Private Company Ownership
Our data indicates that Private Companies hold 22%, 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.
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. Take risks for example - Stella International Holdings has 1 warning sign we think you should be aware of.
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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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Stella International Holdings
Stella International Holdings Limited designs, develops, manufactures, and sells footwear products and leather goods in North America, the People’s Republic of China, Europe, Asia, and internationally.
Very undervalued with flawless balance sheet and pays a dividend.