How Many Champion Real Estate Investment Trust (HKG:2778) Shares Do Institutions Own?

The big shareholder groups in Champion Real Estate Investment Trust (HKG:2778) have power over the company. Generally speaking, as a company grows, institutions will increase their ownership. Conversely, insiders often decrease their ownership over time. Companies that have been privatized tend to have low insider ownership.

Champion Real Estate Investment Trust is a pretty big company. It has a market capitalization of HK$31b. Normally institutions would own a significant portion of a company this size. Taking a look at our data on the ownership groups (below), it’s seems that institutions are noticeable on the share registry. Let’s delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about 2778.

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SEHK:2778 Ownership Summary, November 9th 2019
SEHK:2778 Ownership Summary, November 9th 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Champion Real Estate Investment Trust?

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.

Champion Real Estate Investment Trust already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own 17% of the company. This can indicate that the company has a certain degree of credibility in the investment community. However, it is best to be wary of relying on the supposed validation that comes with institutional investors. They too, get it wrong sometimes. It is not uncommon to see a big share price drop if two large institutional investors try to sell out of a stock at the same time. So it is worth checking the past earnings trajectory of Champion Real Estate Investment Trust, (below). Of course, keep in mind that there are other factors to consider, too.

SEHK:2778 Income Statement, November 9th 2019
SEHK:2778 Income Statement, November 9th 2019

We note that hedge funds don’t have a meaningful investment in Champion Real Estate Investment Trust. Quite a few analysts cover the stock, so you could look into forecast growth quite easily.

Insider Ownership Of Champion Real Estate Investment Trust

While the precise definition of an insider can be subjective, almost everyone considers board members to be insiders. 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.

I generally consider insider ownership to be a good thing. However, on some occasions it makes it more difficult for other shareholders to hold the board accountable for decisions.

Our data suggests that insiders own under 1% of Champion Real Estate Investment Trust in their own names. Keep in mind that it’s a big company, and the insiders own HK$186m worth of shares. The absolute value might be more important than the proportional share. It is good to see board members owning shares, but it might be worth checking if those insiders have been buying.

General Public Ownership

The general public, with a 24% stake in the company, will not easily be ignored. While this group can’t necessarily call the shots, it can certainly have a real influence on how the company is run.

Public Company Ownership

Public companies currently own 59% of 2778 stock. It’s hard to say for sure, but this suggests they have entwined business interests. This might be a strategic stake, so it’s worth watching this space for changes in ownership.

Next Steps:

It’s always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand Champion Real Estate Investment Trust better, we need to consider many other factors.

I like to dive deeper into how a company has performed in the past. You can find historic revenue and earnings in this detailed graph.

Ultimately the future is most important. You can access this free report on analyst forecasts for the company.

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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