Every investor in CIFI Ever Sunshine Services Group Limited (HKG:1995) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. 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.
With a market capitalization of HK$13b, CIFI Ever Sunshine Services Group is a decent size, so it is probably on the radar of institutional investors. Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows that institutions own shares in the company. Let's delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about CIFI Ever Sunshine Services Group.
View our latest analysis for CIFI Ever Sunshine Services GroupSEHK:1995 Ownership Breakdown July 12th 2022
What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About CIFI Ever Sunshine Services 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.
We can see that CIFI Ever Sunshine Services Group does have institutional investors; and they hold a good portion of the company's stock. This can indicate that the company has a certain degree of credibility in the investment community. However, it is best to be wary of relying on the supposed validation that comes with institutional investors. They too, get it wrong sometimes. 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 CIFI Ever Sunshine Services Group, (below). Of course, keep in mind that there are other factors to consider, too.SEHK:1995 Earnings and Revenue Growth July 12th 2022
Hedge funds don't have many shares in CIFI Ever Sunshine Services Group. The company's largest shareholder is CIFI Holdings (Group) Co. Ltd., with ownership of 23%. Meanwhile, the second and third largest shareholders, hold 21% and 8.8%, of the shares outstanding, respectively. Feng Lin, who is the third-largest shareholder, also happens to hold the title of Vice Chairman. In addition, we found that Hongbin Zhou, the CEO has 2.4% of the shares allocated to their name.
To make our study more interesting, we found that the top 3 shareholders have a majority ownership in the company, meaning that they are powerful enough to influence the decisions of the company.
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. There are a reasonable number of analysts covering the stock, so it might be useful to find out their aggregate view on the future.
Insider Ownership Of CIFI Ever Sunshine Services Group
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.
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.
It seems insiders own a significant proportion of CIFI Ever Sunshine Services Group Limited. Insiders own HK$1.5b worth of shares in the HK$13b 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 19% stake in CIFI Ever Sunshine Services 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
Our data indicates that Private Companies hold 21%, of the company's shares. It's hard to draw any conclusions from this fact alone, so its worth looking into who owns those private companies. Sometimes insiders or other related parties have an interest in shares in a public company through a separate private company.
Public Company Ownership
Public companies currently own 23% of CIFI Ever Sunshine Services Group stock. We can't be certain but it is quite possible this is a strategic stake. The businesses may be similar, or work together.
While it is well worth considering the different groups that own a company, there are other factors that are even more important. For instance, we've identified 2 warning signs for CIFI Ever Sunshine Services Group that you should be aware of.
If you are like me, you may want to think about whether this company will grow or shrink. Luckily, you can check this free report showing analyst forecasts for its 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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