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What Kind Of Shareholder Owns Most Wong's Kong King International (Holdings) Limited (HKG:532) Stock?

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If you want to know who really controls Wong's Kong King International (Holdings) Limited (HKG:532), then you'll have to look at the makeup of its share registry. Large companies usually have institutions as shareholders, and we usually see insiders owning shares in 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.

Wong's Kong King International (Holdings) is a smaller company with a market capitalization of HK$503m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. In the chart below below, we can see that institutions own shares in 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, October 16th 2019

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

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.

As you can see, institutional investors own 6.4% of Wong's Kong King International (Holdings). This implies the analysts working for those institutions have looked at the stock and they like it. But just like anyone else, they could be wrong. 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 Wong's Kong King International (Holdings)'s earnings history, below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

SEHK:532 Income Statement, October 16th 2019

Hedge funds don't have many shares in Wong's Kong King International (Holdings). As far I can tell there isn't analyst coverage of the company, so it is probably flying under the radar.

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

The definition of an insider can differ slightly between different countries, but members of the board of directors always count. 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.

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 information suggests that insiders own more than half of Wong's Kong King International (Holdings) Limited. This gives them effective control of the company. So they have a HK$277m stake in this HK$503m 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 holds a 35% stake in 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

Our data indicates that Private Companies hold 3.2%, of the company's shares. 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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