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Do Insiders Own Lots Of Shares In Wong's Kong King International (Holdings) Limited (HKG:532)?

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Every investor in Wong's Kong King International (Holdings) Limited (HKG:532) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. Insiders often own a large chunk of younger, smaller, companies while huge companies tend to have institutions as shareholders. I quite like to see at least a little bit of insider ownership. As Charlie Munger said 'Show me the incentive and I will show you the outcome.'

With a market capitalization of HK$773m, Wong's Kong King International (Holdings) is a small cap stock, so it might not be well known by many institutional investors. In the chart below below, we can see that institutional investors have bought into the company. Let's delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about 532.

View our latest analysis for Wong's Kong King International (Holdings)

SEHK:532 Ownership Summary, April 23rd 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Wong's Kong King International (Holdings)?

Institutions typically measure themselves against a benchmark when reporting to their own investors, so they often become more enthusiastic about a stock once it's included in a major index. We would expect most companies to have some institutions on the register, especially if they are growing.

Wong's Kong King International (Holdings) already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own 6.4% of the company. This can indicate that the company has a certain degree of credibility in the investment community. However, it is best to be wary of relying on the supposed validation that comes with institutional investors. They too, get it wrong sometimes. When multiple institutions own a stock, there's always a risk that they are in a 'crowded trade'. When such a trade goes wrong, multiple parties may compete to sell stock fast. This risk is higher in a company without a history of growth. You can see Wong's Kong King International (Holdings)'s historic earnings and revenue, below, but keep in mind there's always more to the story.

SEHK:532 Income Statement, April 23rd 2019

We note that hedge funds don't have a meaningful investment in Wong's Kong King International (Holdings). Our information suggests that there isn't any analyst coverage of the stock, so it is probably little known.

Insider Ownership Of Wong's Kong King International (Holdings)

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.

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 the majority of Wong's Kong King International (Holdings) Limited. This means they can collectively make decisions for the company. That means they own HK$426m worth of shares in the HK$773m company. That's quite meaningful. It is good to see this level of investment. You can check here to see if those insiders have been buying recently.

General Public Ownership

With a 35% ownership, the general public have some degree of sway over 532. 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 3.2%, of the 532 stock. 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 Wong's Kong King International (Holdings) better, we need to consider many other factors.

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.

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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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