How Much Of Jacobio Pharmaceuticals Group Co., Ltd. (HKG:1167) Do Insiders Own?

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Simply Wall St
Published
January 24, 2022
SEHK:1167
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The big shareholder groups in Jacobio Pharmaceuticals Group Co., Ltd. (HKG:1167) have power over the company. Institutions often own shares in more established companies, while it's not unusual to see insiders own a fair bit of smaller companies. 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.

With a market capitalization of HK$9.0b, Jacobio Pharmaceuticals Group is a decent size, so it is probably on the radar of institutional investors. In the chart below, we can see that institutional investors have bought into the company. Let's delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about Jacobio Pharmaceuticals Group.

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SEHK:1167 Ownership Breakdown January 24th 2022

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Jacobio Pharmaceuticals 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.

Jacobio Pharmaceuticals Group 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 Jacobio Pharmaceuticals Group's earnings history below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

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SEHK:1167 Earnings and Revenue Growth January 24th 2022

Hedge funds don't have many shares in Jacobio Pharmaceuticals Group. With a 14% stake, CEO Yinxiang Wang is the largest shareholder. With 13% and 11% of the shares outstanding respectively, Center Laboratories, Inc. and Qiming Weichuang Venture Capital Management (Shanghai) Company Limited are the second and third largest shareholders.

On looking further, 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 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. While there is some analyst coverage, the company is probably not widely covered. So it could gain more attention, down the track.

Insider Ownership Of Jacobio Pharmaceuticals Group

The definition of an insider can differ slightly between different countries, but members of the board of directors always count. 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.

It seems insiders own a significant proportion of Jacobio Pharmaceuticals Group Co., Ltd.. It has a market capitalization of just HK$9.0b, and insiders have HK$2.5b 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, who are usually individual investors, hold a 18% stake in Jacobio Pharmaceuticals Group. While this group can't necessarily call the shots, it can certainly have a real influence on how the company is run.

Private Equity Ownership

With a stake of 25%, private equity firms could influence the Jacobio Pharmaceuticals Group board. Some investors might be encouraged by this, since private equity are sometimes able to encourage strategies that help the market see the value in the company. Alternatively, those holders might be exiting the investment after taking it public.

Public Company Ownership

Public companies currently own 13% of Jacobio Pharmaceuticals Group stock. We can't be certain but it is quite possible this is a strategic stake. The businesses may be similar, or work together.

Next Steps:

While it is well worth considering the different groups that own a company, there are other factors that are even more important. Take risks for example - Jacobio Pharmaceuticals Group has 2 warning signs we think you should be aware of.

If you are like me, you may want to think about whether this company will grow or shrink. Luckily, you can check this free report showing analyst forecasts for its future.

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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