Do Institutions Own Evergreen International Storage & Transport Corporation (TPE:2607) Shares?

If you want to know who really controls Evergreen International Storage & Transport Corporation (TPE:2607), 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. 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.

Evergreen International Storage & Transport is a smaller company with a market capitalization of NT$15b, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows that institutions are noticeable on the share registry. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about Evergreen International Storage & Transport.

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TSEC:2607 Ownership Summary, January 22nd 2020
TSEC:2607 Ownership Summary, January 22nd 2020

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Evergreen International Storage & Transport?

Institutional investors commonly compare their own returns to the returns of a commonly followed index. So they generally do consider buying larger companies that are included in the relevant benchmark index.

We can see that Evergreen International Storage & Transport does have institutional investors; and they hold 5.0% of the stock. 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. It is not uncommon to see a big share price drop if two large institutional investors try to sell out of a stock at the same time. So it is worth checking the past earnings trajectory of Evergreen International Storage & Transport, (below). Of course, keep in mind that there are other factors to consider, too.

TSEC:2607 Income Statement, January 22nd 2020
TSEC:2607 Income Statement, January 22nd 2020

We note that hedge funds don’t have a meaningful investment in Evergreen International Storage & Transport. Our data shows that Evergreen Marine Corporation (Taiwan) Ltd. is the largest shareholder with 40% of shares outstanding. The second and third largest shareholders are Evergreen International Corp. and Kuo-Hua Chang, holding 8.5% and 2.8%, respectively. Kuo-Hua Chang also happens to hold the title of Member of the Board of Directors.

Additionally, we found that 3 of the top shareholders have a considerable amount of ownership in the company, via their 52% stake.

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. Our information suggests that there isn’t any analyst coverage of the stock, so it is probably little known.

Insider Ownership Of Evergreen International Storage & Transport

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.

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 some shares in Evergreen International Storage & Transport Corporation. As individuals, the insiders collectively own NT$1.1b worth of the NT$15b company. This shows at least some alignment. You can click here to see if those insiders have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public, with a 36% 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 11%, of the shares on issue. 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.

Public Company Ownership

Public companies currently own 40% of 2607 stock. It’s hard to say for sure, but this suggests they have entwined business interests. This might be a strategic stake, so it’s worth watching this space for changes in ownership.

Next Steps:

It’s always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand Evergreen International Storage & Transport better, we need to consider many other factors.

I like to dive deeper into how a company has performed in the past. You can find historic revenue and earnings in this detailed graph.

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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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