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Yuexiu Property Company Limited's (HKG:123) Biggest Owners Are Private Companies Who Got Richer After Stock Soared 8.1% Last Week

Simply Wall St ·  {{timeTz}}

Every investor in Yuexiu Property Company Limited (HKG:123) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. With 60% stake, private companies possess the maximum shares in the company. That is, the group stands to benefit the most if the stock rises (or lose the most if there is a downturn).

As a result, private companies were the biggest beneficiaries of last week's 8.1% gain.

Let's take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholders can tell us about Yuexiu Property.

View our latest analysis for Yuexiu Property

ownership-breakdownSEHK:123 Ownership Breakdown September 9th 2022

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Yuexiu Property?

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.

As you can see, institutional investors have a fair amount of stake in Yuexiu Property. 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. 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 Yuexiu Property's earnings history below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

earnings-and-revenue-growthSEHK:123 Earnings and Revenue Growth September 9th 2022

Yuexiu Property is not owned by hedge funds. The company's largest shareholder is Guangzhou Yuexiu Holding Limited, with ownership of 31%. Guangzhou Metro Group Co., Ltd. is the second largest shareholder owning 20% of common stock, and Novena Pacific Limited holds about 6.3% of the company stock.

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

Insider Ownership Of Yuexiu Property

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.

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.

Our information suggests that Yuexiu Property Company Limited insiders own under 1% of the company. But they may have an indirect interest through a corporate structure that we haven't picked up on. It is a pretty big company, so it would be possible for board members to own a meaningful interest in the company, without owning much of a proportional interest. In this case, they own around HK$68m worth of shares (at current prices). Arguably, recent buying and selling is just as important to consider. You can click here to see if insiders have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public, who are usually individual investors, hold a 32% stake in Yuexiu Property. While this size of ownership may not be enough to sway a policy decision in their favour, they can still make a collective impact on company policies.

Private Company Ownership

It seems that Private Companies own 60%, of the Yuexiu Property stock. 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:

I find it very interesting to look at who exactly owns a company. But to truly gain insight, we need to consider other information, too. Take risks for example - Yuexiu Property has 4 warning signs (and 1 which is significant) we think you should know about.

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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