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COSCO SHIPPING Holdings Co., Ltd.'s (HKG:1919) Top Owners Are Private Companies With 51% Stake, While 36% Is Held by Individual Investors

Simply Wall St ·  09/14 12:05

Every investor in COSCO SHIPPING Holdings Co., Ltd. (HKG:1919) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. We can see that private companies own the lion's share in the company with 51% ownership. Put another way, the group faces the maximum upside potential (or downside risk).

And individual investors on the other hand have a 36% ownership in the company.

Let's delve deeper into each type of owner of COSCO SHIPPING Holdings, beginning with the chart below.

See our latest analysis for COSCO SHIPPING Holdings

ownership-breakdownSEHK:1919 Ownership Breakdown September 14th 2022

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About COSCO SHIPPING Holdings?

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 COSCO SHIPPING Holdings. 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 COSCO SHIPPING Holdings' earnings history below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

earnings-and-revenue-growthSEHK:1919 Earnings and Revenue Growth September 14th 2022

We note that hedge funds don't have a meaningful investment in COSCO SHIPPING Holdings. China COSCO SHIPPING Corporation Limited is currently the company's largest shareholder with 47% of shares outstanding. For context, the second largest shareholder holds about 2.3% of the shares outstanding, followed by an ownership of 2.0% by the third-largest shareholder.

A more detailed study of the shareholder registry showed us that 3 of the top shareholders have a considerable amount of ownership in the company, via their 51% 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. Quite a few analysts cover the stock, so you could look into forecast growth quite easily.

Insider Ownership Of COSCO SHIPPING Holdings

The definition of company insiders can be subjective and does vary between jurisdictions. Our data reflects individual insiders, capturing board members at the very least. 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.

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 less than 1% of COSCO SHIPPING Holdings Co., Ltd.. However, it's possible that insiders might have an indirect interest through a more complex structure. As it is a large company, we'd only expect insiders to own a small percentage of it. But it's worth noting that they own HK$950m worth of shares. 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

With a 36% ownership, the general public, mostly comprising of individual investors, have some degree of sway over COSCO SHIPPING 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 51%, 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.

Next Steps:

It's always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand COSCO SHIPPING Holdings better, we need to consider many other factors. Take risks for example - COSCO SHIPPING Holdings has 2 warning signs (and 1 which shouldn't be ignored) 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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