What Kind Of Shareholders Own Dongyue Group Limited (HKG:189)?

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Simply Wall St
Published
March 04, 2020
SEHK:189

If you want to know who really controls Dongyue Group Limited (HKG:189), then you'll have to look at the makeup of its share registry. Institutions often own shares in more established companies, while it's not unusual to see insiders own a fair bit of smaller companies. 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.

Dongyue Group has a market capitalization of HK$8.3b, so we would expect some institutional investors to have noticed the stock. Taking a look at our data on the ownership groups (below), it's seems that institutions own shares in the company. Let's delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about Dongyue Group.

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SEHK:189 Ownership Summary, March 4th 2020
SEHK:189 Ownership Summary, March 4th 2020

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Dongyue 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 7.8% of Dongyue Group. 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. When multiple institutions own a stock, there's always a risk that they are in a 'crowded trade'. When such a trade goes wrong, multiple parties may compete to sell stock fast. This risk is higher in a company without a history of growth. You can see Dongyue Group's historic earnings and revenue, below, but keep in mind there's always more to the story.

SEHK:189 Income Statement, March 4th 2020
SEHK:189 Income Statement, March 4th 2020

Dongyue Group is not owned by hedge funds. Macro Link Sdn Bhd. is currently the largest shareholder, with 29% of shares outstanding. Next, we have Jianhong Zhang and Tongzheng Cui as the second and third largest shareholders, holding 8.8% and 7.7%, of the shares outstanding, respectively. Jianhong Zhang also happens to hold the title of Chief Executive Officer.

Additionally, we found that 51% of the shares are owned by the top 5 shareholders. In other words, these shareholders have a meaningful say in the decisions of the company.

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 Dongyue Group

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.

Our most recent data indicates that insiders own a reasonable proportion of Dongyue Group Limited. It has a market capitalization of just HK$8.3b, and insiders have HK$1.7b worth of shares in their own names. That's quite significant. Most would be pleased to see the board is investing alongside them. You may wish to access this free chart showing recent trading by insiders.

General Public Ownership

The general public holds a 43% stake in 189. 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

Our data indicates that Private Companies hold 29%, of the company's shares. 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:

It's always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand Dongyue Group better, we need to consider many other factors. For instance, we've identified 1 warning sign for Dongyue Group that you should be aware of.

Of course this may not be the best stock to buy. So take a peek at this free free list of interesting companies.

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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