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What Kind Of Investor Owns Most Of Huili Resources (Group) Limited (HKG:1303)?

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The big shareholder groups in Huili Resources (Group) Limited (HKG:1303) have power over the company. 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.'

Huili Resources (Group) is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of HK$672m, which means it wouldn't have the attention of many institutional investors. Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows that institutions are noticeable on the share registry. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about 1303.

See our latest analysis for Huili Resources (Group)

SEHK:1303 Ownership Summary, September 12th 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Huili Resources (Group)?

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 20% of Huili Resources (Group). This suggests some credibility amongst professional investors. But we can't rely on that fact alone, since institutions make bad investments sometimes, just like everyone does. 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 Huili Resources (Group)'s earnings history, below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

SEHK:1303 Income Statement, September 12th 2019

Hedge funds don't have many shares in Huili Resources (Group). As far I can tell there isn't analyst coverage of the company, so it is probably flying under the radar.

Insider Ownership Of Huili Resources (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.

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 a reasonable proportion of Huili Resources (Group) Limited. It has a market capitalization of just HK$672m, and insiders have HK$267m worth of shares in their own names. 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

With a 41% ownership, the general public have some degree of sway over 1303. While this group can't necessarily call the shots, it can certainly have a real influence on how the company is run.

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

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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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