What Type Of Shareholders Make Up BII Railway Transportation Technology Holdings Company Limited's (HKG:1522) Share Registry?

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Simply Wall St
Published
December 16, 2020

If you want to know who really controls BII Railway Transportation Technology Holdings Company Limited (HKG:1522), 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. Warren Buffett said that he likes "a business with enduring competitive advantages that is run by able and owner-oriented people." So it's nice to see some insider ownership, because it may suggest that management is owner-oriented.

With a market capitalization of HK$1.4b, BII Railway Transportation Technology Holdings is a small cap stock, so it might not be well known by many institutional investors. Taking a look at our data on the ownership groups (below), it seems that institutions own shares in the company. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about BII Railway Transportation Technology Holdings.

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SEHK:1522 Ownership Breakdown December 17th 2020

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About BII Railway Transportation Technology Holdings?

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.

BII Railway Transportation Technology Holdings already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own a respectable stake in the company. This implies the analysts working for those institutions have looked at the stock and they like it. But just like anyone else, they could be wrong. 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 BII Railway Transportation Technology Holdings' earnings history below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

SEHK:1522 Earnings and Revenue Growth December 17th 2020

Hedge funds don't have many shares in BII Railway Transportation Technology Holdings. Beijing Infrastructure Investment Co.,Ltd. is currently the company's largest shareholder with 55% of shares outstanding. With such a huge stake in the ownership, we infer that they have significant control of the future of the company. For context, the second largest shareholder holds about 12% of the shares outstanding, followed by an ownership of 9.1% by the third-largest shareholder. Wei Cao, who is the second-largest shareholder, also happens to hold the title of Chief Compliance Officer.

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. As far I can tell there isn't analyst coverage of the company, so it is probably flying under the radar.

Insider Ownership Of BII Railway Transportation Technology Holdings

The definition of an insider can differ slightly between different countries, but members of the board of directors always count. Company management run the business, but the CEO will answer to the board, even if he or she is a member of it.

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.

It seems insiders own a significant proportion of BII Railway Transportation Technology Holdings Company Limited. Insiders own HK$172m worth of shares in the HK$1.4b company. I 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 holds a 24% stake in BII Railway Transportation Technology Holdings. 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

It seems that Private Companies own 55%, of the BII Railway Transportation Technology Holdings stock. 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.

Next Steps:

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. Consider risks, for instance. Every company has them, and we've spotted 3 warning signs for BII Railway Transportation Technology Holdings you should know about.

Of course this may not be the best stock to buy. Therefore, you may wish to see our free collection of interesting prospects boasting favorable financials.

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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