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Insiders Were the Key Beneficiaries as Golden Century International Holdings Group Limited's (HKG:91) Market Cap Rises to HK$1.2b

Simply Wall St ·  01/07/2023 08:30

Every investor in Golden Century International Holdings Group Limited (HKG:91) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. With 74% stake, individual insiders possess the maximum shares in the company. In other words, the group stands to gain the most (or lose the most) from their investment into the company.

As a result, insiders scored the highest last week as the company hit HK$1.2b market cap following a 244% gain in the stock.

Let's delve deeper into each type of owner of Golden Century International Holdings Group, beginning with the chart below.

View our latest analysis for Golden Century International Holdings Group

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SEHK:91 Ownership Breakdown January 7th 2023

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Golden Century International Holdings Group?

Many institutions measure their performance against an index that approximates the local market. So they usually pay more attention to companies that are included in major indices.

Institutions have a very small stake in Golden Century International Holdings Group. That indicates that the company is on the radar of some funds, but it isn't particularly popular with professional investors at the moment. So if the company itself can improve over time, we may well see more institutional buyers in the future. We sometimes see a rising share price when a few big institutions want to buy a certain stock at the same time. The history of earnings and revenue, which you can see below, could be helpful in considering if more institutional investors will want the stock. Of course, there are plenty of other factors to consider, too.

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SEHK:91 Earnings and Revenue Growth January 6th 2023

We note that hedge funds don't have a meaningful investment in Golden Century International Holdings Group. Our data shows that Jibiao Pan is the largest shareholder with 74% of shares outstanding. With such a huge stake in the ownership, we infer that they have significant control of the future of the company. The second and third largest shareholders are Wealthking Investments Limited and Innovest Investment Fund SPC - Innovest Special Opportunities SP, with an equal amount of shares to their name at 2.8%.

While studying institutional ownership for a company can add value to your research, it is also a good practice to research analyst recommendations to get a deeper understand of a stock's expected performance. Our information suggests that there isn't any analyst coverage of the stock, so it is probably little known.

Insider Ownership Of Golden Century International Holdings Group

The definition of an insider can differ slightly between different countries, but members of the board of directors always count. Company management run the business, but the CEO will answer to the board, even if he or she is a member of it.

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.

It seems that insiders own more than half the Golden Century International Holdings Group Limited stock. This gives them a lot of power. Given it has a market cap of HK$1.2b, that means they have HK$869m worth of shares. Most would argue this is a positive, showing strong alignment with shareholders. You can click here to see if those insiders 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 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.

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 example, we've discovered 3 warning signs for Golden Century International Holdings Group (2 shouldn't be ignored!) that you should be aware of before investing here.

Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies.

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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