Do Institutions Own Luxey International (Holdings) Limited (HKG:8041) Shares?

If you want to know who really controls Luxey International (Holdings) Limited (HKG:8041), then you’ll have to look at the makeup of its share registry. Generally speaking, as a company grows, institutions will increase their ownership. Conversely, insiders often decrease their ownership over time. I quite like to see at least a little bit of insider ownership. As Charlie Munger said ‘Show me the incentive and I will show you the outcome.’

Luxey International (Holdings) is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of HK$553m, which means it wouldn’t have the attention of many institutional investors. Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows that institutions are not on the share registry. Let’s delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about 8041.

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SEHK:8041 Ownership Summary, April 19th 2019
SEHK:8041 Ownership Summary, April 19th 2019

What Does The Lack Of Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Luxey International (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 multiple explanations for why institutions don’t own a stock. The most common is that the company is too small relative to fund under management, so the institition does not bother to look closely at the company. On the other hand, it’s always possible that professional investors are avoiding a company because they don’t think it’s the best place for their money. Luxey International (Holdings)’s earnings and revenue track record (below) may not be compelling to institutional investors — or they simply might not have looked at the business closely.

SEHK:8041 Income Statement, April 19th 2019
SEHK:8041 Income Statement, April 19th 2019

Hedge funds don’t have many shares in Luxey International (Holdings). Our information suggests that there isn’t any analyst coverage of the stock, so it is probably little known.

Insider Ownership Of Luxey International (Holdings)

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.

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.

Our most recent data indicates that insiders own the majority of Luxey International (Holdings) Limited. This means they can collectively make decisions for the company. So they have a HK$304m stake in this HK$553m business. 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

With a 45% ownership, the general public have some degree of sway over 8041. 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 Luxey International (Holdings) better, we need to consider many other factors.

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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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