Do Institutions Own Shares In Daibochi Berhad (KLSE:DAIBOCI)?

If you want to know who really controls Daibochi Berhad (KLSE:DAIBOCI), then you’ll have to look at the makeup of its share registry. Generally speaking, as a company grows, institutions will increase their ownership. Conversely, insiders often decrease their ownership over time. We also tend to see lower insider ownership in companies that were previously publicly owned.

With a market capitalization of RM831m, Daibochi Berhad 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’s seems that institutions are noticeable on the share registry. Let’s take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholder can tell us about Daibochi Berhad.

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KLSE:DAIBOCI Ownership Summary, February 23rd 2020
KLSE:DAIBOCI Ownership Summary, February 23rd 2020

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Daibochi Berhad?

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.

As you can see, institutional investors own 15% of Daibochi Berhad. 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. When multiple institutions own a stock, there’s always a risk that they are in a ‘crowded trade’. When such a trade goes wrong, multiple parties may compete to sell stock fast. This risk is higher in a company without a history of growth. You can see Daibochi Berhad’s historic earnings and revenue, below, but keep in mind there’s always more to the story.

KLSE:DAIBOCI Income Statement, February 23rd 2020
KLSE:DAIBOCI Income Statement, February 23rd 2020

It would appear that 9.4% of Daibochi Berhad shares are controlled by hedge funds. That worth noting, since hedge funds are often quite active investors, who may try to influence management. Many want to see value creation (and a higher share price) in the short term or medium term. Scientex Berhad is currently the company’s largest shareholder with 62% of shares outstanding. With such a huge stake in the ownership, we infer that they have significant control of the future of the company. The second largest shareholder with 9.4%, is AIMS Asset Management Sdn Bhd, followed by Public Mutual Berhad, with an ownership of 7.3%.

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. There is some analyst coverage of the stock, but it could still become more well known, with time.

Insider Ownership Of Daibochi Berhad

The definition of company insiders can be subjective, and does vary between jurisdictions. Our data reflects individual insiders, capturing board members at the very least. 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.

I can report that insiders do own shares in Daibochi Berhad. As individuals, the insiders collectively own RM13m worth of the RM831m company. This shows at least some alignment, but I usually like to see larger insider holdings. You can click here to see if those insiders have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

With a 11% ownership, the general public have some degree of sway over DAIBOCI. 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.

Public Company Ownership

Public companies currently own 62% of DAIBOCI stock. We can’t be certain, but this 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. Consider risks, for instance. Every company has them, and we’ve spotted 1 warning sign for Daibochi Berhad you should know about.

But ultimately it is the future, not the past, that will determine how well the owners of this business will do. Therefore we think it advisable to take a look at this free report showing whether analysts are predicting a brighter 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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