If you want to know who really controls Cuscapi Berhad (KLSE:CUSCAPI), then you’ll have to look at the makeup of its share registry. Institutions will often hold stock in bigger companies, and we expect to see insiders owning a noticeable percentage of the smaller ones. 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.
Cuscapi Berhad is a smaller company with a market capitalization of RM133m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. Taking a look at our data on the ownership groups (below), it’s seems that institutional investors have bought into the company. Let’s take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholder can tell us about Cuscapi Berhad.
What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Cuscapi Berhad?
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.
As you can see, institutional investors own 14% of Cuscapi Berhad. 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 Cuscapi Berhad’s earnings history, below. Of course, the future is what really matters.
Cuscapi Berhad is not owned by hedge funds. Looking at our data, we can see that the largest shareholder is Ultimate Quality Success Sdn. Bhd. with 14% of shares outstanding. The second largest shareholder with 7.5%, is Transight Systems Sdn. Bhd., followed by Aura Fokus Sdn Bhd, with an ownership of 4.4%.
Additionally, we found that the top 22 have the combined ownership of 50% in the company, suggesting that no one share holder has significant control over the company.
While it makes sense to study institutional ownership data for a company, it also makes sense to study analyst sentiments to know which way the wind is blowing. As far I can tell there isn’t analyst coverage of the company, so it is probably flying under the radar.
Insider Ownership Of Cuscapi Berhad
While the precise definition of an insider can be subjective, almost everyone considers board members to be insiders. Management ultimately answers to the board. However, it is not uncommon for managers to be executive board members, especially if they are a founder or the CEO.
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 information suggests that insiders maintain a significant holding in Cuscapi Berhad. Insiders have a RM23m stake in this RM133m business. 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 49% 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
We can see that Private Companies own 19%, of the shares on issue. 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.
It’s always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand Cuscapi Berhad better, we need to consider many other factors. Like risks, for instance. Every company has them, and we’ve spotted 6 warning signs for Cuscapi Berhad (of which 2 are a bit concerning!) you should know about.
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