A look at the shareholders of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited (HKG:1883) can tell us which group is most powerful. And the group that holds the biggest piece of the pie are public companies with 58% ownership. Put another way, the group faces the maximum upside potential (or downside risk).
And last week, public companies endured the biggest losses as the stock fell by 4.2%.
Let's take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholders can tell us about CITIC Telecom International Holdings.
See our latest analysis for CITIC Telecom International HoldingsSEHK:1883 Ownership Breakdown September 28th 2022
What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About CITIC Telecom International 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 CITIC Telecom International 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 CITIC Telecom International Holdings' earnings history below. Of course, the future is what really matters.SEHK:1883 Earnings and Revenue Growth September 28th 2022
CITIC Telecom International Holdings is not owned by hedge funds. Our data shows that CITIC Limited is the largest shareholder with 58% of shares outstanding. This implies that they have majority interest control of the future of the company. Meanwhile, the second and third largest shareholders, hold 1.2% and 1.2%, of the shares outstanding, respectively.
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 is some analyst coverage of the stock, but it could still become more well known, with time.
Insider Ownership Of CITIC Telecom International 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. 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 data suggests that insiders own under 1% of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited in their own names. 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$286k worth of shares (at current prices). It is good to see board members owning shares, but it might be worth checking if those insiders have been buying.
General Public Ownership
With a 33% ownership, the general public, mostly comprising of individual investors, have some degree of sway over CITIC Telecom International Holdings. While this group can't necessarily call the shots, it can certainly have a real influence on how the company is run.
Public Company Ownership
Public companies currently own 58% of CITIC Telecom International 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.
I like to dive deeper into how a company has performed in the past. You can find historic revenue and earnings in this detailed graph.
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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