- Wealthking Investments' significant insider ownership suggests inherent interests in company's expansion
- A total of 3 investors have a majority stake in the company with 55% ownership
- Recent purchases by insiders
Every investor in Wealthking Investments Limited (HKG:1140) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. And the group that holds the biggest piece of the pie are individual insiders with 63% ownership. That is, the group stands to benefit the most if the stock rises (or lose the most if there is a downturn).
It's interesting to note that insiders have been buying shares recently. However, with shares price down 13% last week, they must be disappointed.
In the chart below, we zoom in on the different ownership groups of Wealthking Investments.
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What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Wealthking Investments?
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.
Since institutions own only a small portion of Wealthking Investments, many may not have spent much time considering the stock. But it's clear that some have; and they liked it enough to buy in. If the company is growing earnings, that may indicate that it is just beginning to catch the attention of these deep-pocketed investors. It is not uncommon to see a big share price rise if multiple institutional investors are trying to buy into a stock at the same time. So check out the historic earnings trajectory, below, but keep in mind it's the future that counts most.
Hedge funds don't have many shares in Wealthking Investments. The company's CEO Zhiwei Liu is the largest shareholder with 25% of shares outstanding. For context, the second largest shareholder holds about 17% of the shares outstanding, followed by an ownership of 13% 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 55% stake.
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. We're not picking up on any analyst coverage of the stock at the moment, so the company is unlikely to be widely held.
Insider Ownership Of Wealthking Investments
While the precise definition of an insider can be subjective, almost everyone considers board members to be insiders. Company management run the business, but the CEO will answer to the board, even if he or she is a member of it.
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 most recent data indicates that insiders own the majority of Wealthking Investments Limited. This means they can collectively make decisions for the company. So they have a HK$2.0b stake in this HK$3.2b business. Most would be pleased to see the board is investing alongside them. You may wish todiscover (for free) if they have been buying or selling.
General Public Ownership
The general public, who are usually individual investors, hold a 18% stake in Wealthking Investments. 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 Equity Ownership
Private equity firms hold a 13% stake in Wealthking Investments. This suggests they can be influential in key policy decisions. Some investors might be encouraged by this, since private equity are sometimes able to encourage strategies that help the market see the value in the company. Alternatively, those holders might be exiting the investment after taking it public.
Private Company Ownership
It seems that Private Companies own 3.8%, of the Wealthking Investments stock. Private companies may be related parties. Sometimes insiders have an interest in a public company through a holding in a private company, rather than in their own capacity as an individual. While it's hard to draw any broad stroke conclusions, it is worth noting as an area for further research.
It's always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand Wealthking Investments better, we need to consider many other factors. Like risks, for instance. Every company has them, and we've spotted 2 warning signs for Wealthking Investments (of which 1 doesn't sit too well with us!) you should know about.
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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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