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What Kind Of Shareholders Hold The Majority In Matsumoto Yushi-Seiyaku Co.,Ltd.'s (TYO:4365) Shares?

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Every investor in Matsumoto Yushi-Seiyaku Co.,Ltd. (TYO:4365) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. 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.

Matsumoto Yushi-SeiyakuLtd is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of JP¥32b, which means it wouldn't have the attention of many institutional investors. Taking a look at our data on the ownership groups (below), it seems that institutions are not really that prevalent on the share registry. Let's delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about Matsumoto Yushi-SeiyakuLtd.

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JASDAQ:4365 Ownership Breakdown December 21st 2020

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Matsumoto Yushi-SeiyakuLtd?

Many institutions measure their performance against an index that approximates the local market. So they usually pay more attention to companies that are included in major indices.

Less than 5% of Matsumoto Yushi-SeiyakuLtd is held by institutional investors. This suggests that some funds have the company in their sights, but many have not yet bought shares in it. If the business gets stronger from here, we could see a situation where more institutions are keen to buy. It is not uncommon to see a big share price rise if multiple institutional investors are trying to buy into a stock at the same time. So check out the historic earnings trajectory, below, but keep in mind it's the future that counts most.

JASDAQ:4365 Earnings and Revenue Growth December 21st 2020

Matsumoto Yushi-SeiyakuLtd is not owned by hedge funds. Matsumoto Kosan Co., Ltd. is currently the largest shareholder, with 21% of shares outstanding. In comparison, the second and third largest shareholders hold about 9.9% and 8.1% of the stock. Additionally, the company's CEO Naoki Kimura directly holds 4.1% of the total shares outstanding.

We also observed that the top 6 shareholders account for more than half of the share register, with a few smaller shareholders to balance the interests of the larger ones to a certain extent.

Researching institutional ownership is a good way to gauge and filter a stock's expected performance. The same can be achieved by studying analyst sentiments. We're not picking up on any analyst coverage of the stock at the moment, so the company is unlikely to be widely held.

Insider Ownership Of Matsumoto Yushi-SeiyakuLtd

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.

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 Matsumoto Yushi-Seiyaku Co.,Ltd.. Insiders own JP¥8.5b worth of shares in the JP¥32b 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, with a 31% 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.

Private Company Ownership

Our data indicates that Private Companies hold 38%, 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:

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.

Many find it useful to take an in depth look at how a company has performed in the past. You can access this detailed graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow.

Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So take a peek at this 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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About TSE:4365

Matsumoto Yushi-SeiyakuLtd

Matsumoto Yushi-Seiyaku Co.,Ltd. manufactures and markets fiber and textile chemicals, microcapsules, various surfactants, and high polymer based products in Japan and Indonesia.

Flawless balance sheet with solid track record and pays a dividend.

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