Is Loginet Japan Co., Ltd. (SPSE:9027) Popular Amongst Insiders?

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Simply Wall St
Published
March 09, 2021
SPSE:9027

A look at the shareholders of Loginet Japan Co., Ltd. (SPSE:9027) can tell us which group is most powerful. Generally speaking, as a company grows, institutions will increase their ownership. Conversely, insiders often decrease their ownership over time. 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 JP¥18b, Loginet Japan is a small cap stock, so it might not be well known by many institutional investors. In the chart below, we can see that institutions are noticeable on the share registry. Let's take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholders can tell us about Loginet Japan.

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SPSE:9027 Ownership Breakdown March 10th 2021

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Loginet Japan?

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.

Loginet Japan already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own a respectable stake in 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. 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 Loginet Japan's earnings history below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

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SPSE:9027 Earnings and Revenue Growth March 10th 2021

Loginet Japan is not owned by hedge funds. Our data shows that North Pacific Bank, Ltd., Asset Management Arm is the largest shareholder with 8.6% of shares outstanding. Hokkaido Mazda K.K. is the second largest shareholder owning 6.2% of common stock, and Hokuhoku Financial Group, Inc., Asset Management Arm holds about 4.9% of the company stock. In addition, we found that Terumi Kimura, the CEO has 1.0% of the shares allocated to their name.

On studying our ownership data, we found that 21 of the top shareholders collectively own less than 50% of the share register, implying that no single individual has a majority interest.

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 Loginet Japan

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.

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.

Shareholders would probably be interested to learn that insiders own shares in Loginet Japan Co., Ltd.. As individuals, the insiders collectively own JP¥944m worth of the JP¥18b company. Some would say this shows alignment of interests between shareholders and the board, though I generally prefer to see bigger insider holdings. But it might be worth checking if those insiders have been selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public -- mostly retail investors -- own 55% of Loginet Japan. This size of ownership gives retail investors collective power. They can and probably do influence decisions on executive compensation, dividend policies and proposed business acquisitions.

Private Company Ownership

Our data indicates that Private Companies hold 6.2%, of the company's shares. Private companies may be related parties. Sometimes insiders have an interest in a public company through a holding in a private company, rather than in their own capacity as an individual. While it's hard to draw any broad stroke conclusions, it is worth noting as an area for further research.

Next Steps:

While it is well worth considering the different groups that own a company, there are other factors that are even more important. Case in point: We've spotted 1 warning sign for Loginet Japan you should be aware of.

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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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