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What Percentage Of Chu Kong Petroleum and Natural Gas Steel Pipe Holdings Limited (HKG:1938) Shares Do Insiders Own?

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Every investor in Chu Kong Petroleum and Natural Gas Steel Pipe Holdings Limited (HKG:1938) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. Generally speaking, as a company grows, institutions will increase their ownership. Conversely, insiders often decrease their ownership over time. Warren Buffett said that he likes 'a business with enduring competitive advantages that is run by able and owner-oriented people'. So it's nice to see some insider ownership, because it may suggest that management is owner-oriented.

Chu Kong Petroleum and Natural Gas Steel Pipe Holdings is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of HK$324m, 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 not really that prevalent on the share registry. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about 1938.

See our latest analysis for Chu Kong Petroleum and Natural Gas Steel Pipe Holdings

SEHK:1938 Ownership Summary, October 19th 2019

What Does The Lack Of Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Chu Kong Petroleum and Natural Gas Steel Pipe Holdings?

Institutional investors often avoid companies that are too small, too illiquid or too risky for their tastes. But it's unusual to see larger companies without any institutional investors.

There could be various reasons why no institutions own shares in a company. Typically, small, newly listed companies don't attract much attention from fund managers, because it would not be possible for large fund managers to build a meaningful position in the company. It is also possible that fund managers don't own the stock because they aren't convinced it will perform well. Institutional investors may not find the historic growth of the business impressive, or there might be other factors at play. You can see the past revenue performance of Chu Kong Petroleum and Natural Gas Steel Pipe Holdings, for yourself, below.

SEHK:1938 Income Statement, October 19th 2019

We note that hedge funds don't have a meaningful investment in Chu Kong Petroleum and Natural Gas Steel Pipe Holdings. Our information suggests that there isn't any analyst coverage of the stock, so it is probably little known.

Insider Ownership Of Chu Kong Petroleum and Natural Gas Steel Pipe Holdings

The definition of company insiders can be subjective, and does vary between jurisdictions. Our data reflects individual insiders, capturing board members at the very least. 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.

It seems that insiders own more than half the Chu Kong Petroleum and Natural Gas Steel Pipe Holdings Limited stock. This gives them a lot of power. That means they own HK$226m worth of shares in the HK$324m 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

The general public, with a 30% stake in the company, will not easily be ignored. 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.

Next Steps:

It's always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand Chu Kong Petroleum and Natural Gas Steel Pipe Holdings better, we need to consider many other factors.

I always like to check for a history of revenue growth. You can too, by accessing this free chart of 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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