Every investor in Tian Lun Gas Holdings Limited (HKG:1600) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. Insiders often own a large chunk of younger, smaller, companies while huge companies tend to have institutions as shareholders. 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.
With a market capitalization of HK$4.2b, Tian Lun Gas Holdings is a small cap stock, so it might not be well known by many institutional investors. Taking a look at our data on the ownership groups (below), it seems that institutional investors have bought into the company. Let's delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about Tian Lun Gas Holdings.
See our latest analysis for Tian Lun Gas HoldingsSEHK:1600 Ownership Breakdown July 25th 2022
What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Tian Lun Gas 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.
Tian Lun Gas Holdings 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 Tian Lun Gas Holdings' historic earnings and revenue below, but keep in mind there's always more to the story.SEHK:1600 Earnings and Revenue Growth July 25th 2022
Tian Lun Gas Holdings is not owned by hedge funds. Our data shows that Gold Shine Development Limited is the largest shareholder with 47% of shares outstanding. Zhuhai Port Co.,Ltd. is the second largest shareholder owning 12% of common stock, and Yingcen Zhang holds about 8.4% of the company stock. Yingcen Zhang, who is the third-largest shareholder, also happens to hold the title of Chairman of the Board. Furthermore, CEO Zhenyuan Xian is the owner of 0.9% of the company's shares.
A more detailed study of the shareholder registry showed us that 2 of the top shareholders have a considerable amount of ownership in the company, via their 59% 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. There are plenty of analysts covering the stock, so it might be worth seeing what they are forecasting, too.
Insider Ownership Of Tian Lun Gas 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.
Most consider insider ownership a positive because it can indicate the board is well aligned with other shareholders. However, on some occasions too much power is concentrated within this group.
Our most recent data indicates that insiders own a reasonable proportion of Tian Lun Gas Holdings Limited. It has a market capitalization of just HK$4.2b, and insiders have HK$870m worth of shares in their own names. It is great to see insiders so invested in the business. It might be worth checking if those insiders have been buying recently.
General Public Ownership
The general public, who are usually individual investors, hold a 13% stake in Tian Lun Gas Holdings. 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 48%, of the shares on issue. 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 12% of Tian Lun Gas Holdings stock. This may be a strategic interest and the two companies may have related business interests. It could be that they have de-merged. This holding is probably worth investigating further.
While it is well worth considering the different groups that own a company, there are other factors that are even more important. Take risks for example - Tian Lun Gas Holdings has 2 warning signs (and 1 which is potentially serious) we think you should know about.
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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