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Do Institutions Own Jiangsu gdk Biotechnology Co., Ltd. (SHSE:688670) Shares?

Simply Wall St ·  {{timeTz}}

Every investor in Jiangsu gdk Biotechnology Co., Ltd. (SHSE:688670) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. Generally speaking, as a company grows, institutions will increase their ownership. Conversely, insiders often decrease their ownership over time. 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.

Jiangsu gdk Biotechnology is a smaller company with a market capitalization of CN¥4.1b, 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 own shares in the company. Let's take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholders can tell us about Jiangsu gdk Biotechnology.

See our latest analysis for Jiangsu gdk Biotechnology

ownership-breakdownSHSE:688670 Ownership Breakdown July 13th 2022

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Jiangsu gdk Biotechnology?

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.

We can see that Jiangsu gdk Biotechnology does have institutional investors; and they hold a good portion of the company's 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. 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 Jiangsu gdk Biotechnology's earnings history below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

earnings-and-revenue-growthSHSE:688670 Earnings and Revenue Growth July 13th 2022

Hedge funds don't have many shares in Jiangsu gdk Biotechnology. Liangbin Zhang is currently the largest shareholder, with 31% of shares outstanding. In comparison, the second and third largest shareholders hold about 31% and 3.8% of the stock. Interestingly, the bottom two of the top three shareholders also hold the title of Senior Key Executive and Member of the Board of Directors, 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.

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. We're not picking up on any analyst coverage of the stock at the moment, so the company is unlikely to be widely held.

Insider Ownership Of Jiangsu gdk Biotechnology

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.

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 that insiders own more than half the Jiangsu gdk Biotechnology Co., Ltd. stock. This gives them a lot of power. So they have a CN¥2.8b stake in this CN¥4.1b business. Most would be pleased to see the board is investing alongside them. You may wish todiscover (for free) if they have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public-- including retail investors -- own 21% stake in the company, and hence can't 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

Our data indicates that Private Companies hold 3.0%, of the company's shares. 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.

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 instance, we've identified 3 warning signs for Jiangsu gdk Biotechnology (1 is significant) that you should be aware of.

If you would prefer check out another company -- one with potentially superior financials -- then do not miss this free list of interesting companies, backed by strong financial data.

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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