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What Is The Ownership Structure Like For Aier Eye Hospital Group Co., Ltd. (SZSE:300015)?

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If you want to know who really controls Aier Eye Hospital Group Co., Ltd. (SZSE:300015), then you'll have to look at the makeup of its share registry. Large companies usually have institutions as shareholders, and we usually see insiders owning shares in 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.

Aier Eye Hospital Group is a pretty big company. It has a market capitalization of CN¥224b. Normally institutions would own a significant portion of a company this size. In the chart below, we can see that institutions own shares in the company. Let's take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholders can tell us about Aier Eye Hospital Group.

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SZSE:300015 Ownership Breakdown June 29th 2022

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Aier Eye Hospital Group?

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.

Aier Eye Hospital Group already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own a respectable stake in the company. 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. 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 Aier Eye Hospital Group's historic earnings and revenue below, but keep in mind there's always more to the story.

SZSE:300015 Earnings and Revenue Growth June 29th 2022

Hedge funds don't have many shares in Aier Eye Hospital Group. Aier Medical Investment Group Co., Ltd. is currently the company's largest shareholder with 35% of shares outstanding. With 16% and 3.5% of the shares outstanding respectively, Bang Chen and Li Li are the second and third largest shareholders. Interestingly, the bottom two of the top three shareholders also hold the title of Top Key Executive and Vice Chairman, respectively, suggesting that these insiders have a personal stake in the company.

After doing some more digging, we found that the top 2 shareholders collectively control more than half of the company's shares, implying that they have considerable power to influence the company's decisions.

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. Quite a few analysts cover the stock, so you could look into forecast growth quite easily.

Insider Ownership Of Aier Eye Hospital Group

While the precise definition of an insider can be subjective, almost everyone considers board members to be insiders. Company management run the business, but the CEO will answer to the board, even if he or she is a member of it.

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 a reasonable proportion of Aier Eye Hospital Group Co., Ltd.. Insiders own CN¥48b worth of shares in the CN¥224b company. That's quite meaningful. It is good to see this level of investment. You can check here to see if those insiders have been buying recently.

General Public Ownership

The general public, who are usually individual investors, hold a 22% stake in Aier Eye Hospital Group. This size of ownership, while considerable, may not be enough to change company policy if the decision is not in sync with other large shareholders.

Private Company Ownership

We can see that Private Companies own 35%, 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.

Next Steps:

While it is well worth considering the different groups that own a company, there are other factors that are even more important. For example, we've discovered 2 warning signs for Aier Eye Hospital Group that you should be aware of before investing here.

If you would prefer discover what analysts are predicting in terms of future growth, do not miss this free report on analyst forecasts.

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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