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What Percentage Of Luks Group (Vietnam Holdings) Company Limited (HKG:366) Shares Do Insiders Own?

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Every investor in Luks Group (Vietnam Holdings) Company Limited (HKG:366) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. 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.’

With a market capitalization of HK$1.0b, Luks Group (Vietnam 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 366.

See our latest analysis for Luks Group (Vietnam Holdings)

SEHK:366 Ownership Summary, March 1st 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Luks Group (Vietnam 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 7.6% of Luks Group (Vietnam Holdings). 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 Luks Group (Vietnam Holdings)’s earnings history, below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

SEHK:366 Income Statement, March 1st 2019

We note that hedge funds don’t have a meaningful investment in Luks Group (Vietnam Holdings). Our information suggests that there isn’t any analyst coverage of the stock, so it is probably little known.

Insider Ownership Of Luks Group (Vietnam 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.

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 Luks Group (Vietnam Holdings) Company Limited. Insiders own HK$141m worth of shares in the HK$1.0b company. 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, with a 24% stake in the company, will not easily be ignored. While this group can’t necessarily call the shots, it can certainly have a real influence on how the company is run.

Private Company Ownership

We can see that Private Companies own 54%, of the shares on issue. Private companies may be related parties. Sometimes insiders have an interest in a public company through a holding in a private company, rather than in their own capacity as an individual. While it’s hard to draw any broad stroke conclusions, it is worth noting as an area for further research.

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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