What Percentage Of Keong Hong Holdings Limited (SGX:5TT) Shares Do Insiders Own?

If you want to know who really controls Keong Hong Holdings Limited (SGX:5TT), 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. I quite like to see at least a little bit of insider ownership. As Charlie Munger said ‘Show me the incentive and I will show you the outcome.

Keong Hong Holdings is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of S$102m, which means it wouldn’t have the attention of many institutional investors. Taking a look at our data on the ownership groups (below), it’s seems that institutions are not really that prevalent on the share registry. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about 5TT.

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SGX:5TT Ownership Summary, December 16th 2019
SGX:5TT Ownership Summary, December 16th 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Keong Hong Holdings?

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.

Less than 5% of Keong Hong Holdings 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 company is growing earnings, that may indicate that it is just beginning to catch the attention of these deep-pocketed investors. We sometimes see a rising share price when a few big institutions want to buy a certain stock at the same time. The history of earnings and revenue, which you can see below, could be helpful in considering if more institutional investors will want the stock. Of course, there are plenty of other factors to consider, too.

SGX:5TT Income Statement, December 16th 2019
SGX:5TT Income Statement, December 16th 2019

Keong Hong Holdings is not owned by hedge funds. Our information suggests that there isn’t any analyst coverage of the stock, so it is probably little known.

Insider Ownership Of Keong Hong Holdings

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.

Our most recent data indicates that insiders own the majority of Keong Hong Holdings Limited. This means they can collectively make decisions for the company. So they have a S$68m stake in this S$102m business. Ownership is clearly an important issue when it comes to investment selection. However, there are many other factors to consider, such as the risks within the company itself. For example, we’ve discovered 3 warning signs for Keong Hong Holdings (of which 1 is major) which any shareholder or potential investor should be aware of.

General Public Ownership

The general public, with a 30% stake in the company, will not easily be ignored. 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.

Next Steps:

It’s always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand Keong Hong Holdings better, we need to consider many other factors.

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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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