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Do Institutions Own Biosino Bio-Technology and Science Incorporation (HKG:8247) Shares?

Andrew Edmonds

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The big shareholder groups in Biosino Bio-Technology and Science Incorporation (HKG:8247) have power over the company. Institutions often own shares in more established companies, while it’s not unusual to see insiders own a fair bit of smaller companies. 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.’

Biosino Bio-Technology and Science Incorporation is a smaller company with a market capitalization of HK$217m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. In the chart below below, we can see that institutional investors have bought into the company. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about 8247.

See our latest analysis for Biosino Bio-Technology and Science Incorporation

SEHK:8247 Ownership Summary February 11th 19

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Biosino Bio-Technology and Science Incorporation?

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 own 24% of Biosino Bio-Technology and Science Incorporation. 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. 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 Biosino Bio-Technology and Science Incorporation’s earnings history, below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

SEHK:8247 Income Statement Export February 11th 19

We note that hedge funds don’t have a meaningful investment in Biosino Bio-Technology and Science Incorporation. Our information suggests that there isn’t any analyst coverage of the stock, so it is probably little known.

Insider Ownership Of Biosino Bio-Technology and Science Incorporation

While the precise definition of an insider can be subjective, almost everyone considers board members to be insiders. 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.

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.

It seems insiders own a significant proportion of Biosino Bio-Technology and Science Incorporation. Insiders have a HK$55m stake in this HK$217m business. It is great to see insiders so invested in the business. It might be worth checking if those insiders have been buying recently.

General Public Ownership

The general public holds a 26% stake in 8247. While this group can’t necessarily call the shots, it can certainly have a real influence on how the company is run.

Private Equity Ownership

With an ownership of 19%, private equity firms are in a position to play a role in shaping corporate strategy with a focus on value creation. 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

We can see that Private Companies own 5.4%, of the shares on issue. It might be worth looking deeper into this. If related parties, such as insiders, have an interest in one of these private companies, that should be disclosed in the annual report. Private companies may also have a strategic interest in the company.

Next Steps:

While it is well worth considering the different groups that own a company, there are other factors that are even more important.

Many find it useful to take an in depth look at how a company has performed in the past. You can access this detailed graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow .

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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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The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.