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What Type Of Shareholders Make Up Glory Star New Media Group Holdings Limited's (NASDAQ:GSMG) Share Registry?

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Every investor in Glory Star New Media Group Holdings Limited (NASDAQ:GSMG) 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 generally like to see some degree of insider ownership, even if only a little. As Nassim Nicholas Taleb said, 'Don’t tell me what you think, tell me what you have in your portfolio.

Glory Star New Media Group Holdings is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of US$248m, which means it wouldn't have the attention of many institutional investors. In the chart below, we can see that institutional investors have not yet purchased shares. Let's delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about Glory Star New Media Group Holdings.

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What Does The Lack Of Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Glory Star New Media Group Holdings?

We don't tend to see institutional investors holding stock of companies that are very risky, thinly traded, or very small. Though we do sometimes see large companies without institutions on the register, it's not particularly common.

There are multiple explanations for why institutions don't own a stock. The most common is that the company is too small relative to funds under management, so the institution does not bother to look closely at the company. It is also possible that fund managers don't own the stock because they aren't convinced it will perform well. Glory Star New Media Group Holdings' earnings and revenue track record (below) may not be compelling to institutional investors -- or they simply might not have looked at the business closely.

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Hedge funds don't have many shares in Glory Star New Media Group Holdings. With a 29% stake, CEO Bing Zhang is the largest shareholder. With 9.1% and 8.5% of the shares outstanding respectively, Jia Lu and Sing Wang are the second and third largest shareholders.

Our research also brought to light the fact that roughly 53% of the company is controlled by the top 4 shareholders suggesting that these owners wield significant influence on the business.

While studying institutional ownership for a company can add value to your research, it is also a good practice to research analyst recommendations to get a deeper understand of a stock's expected performance. Our information suggests that there isn't any analyst coverage of the stock, so it is probably little known.

Insider Ownership Of Glory Star New Media Group 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. The company management answer to the board and the latter should represent the interests of shareholders. Notably, sometimes top-level managers are on the board themselves.

Most consider insider ownership a positive because it can indicate the board is well aligned with other shareholders. However, on some occasions too much power is concentrated within this group.

It seems that insiders own more than half the Glory Star New Media Group Holdings Limited stock. This gives them a lot of power. Given it has a market cap of US$248m, that means they have US$163m worth of shares. Most would argue this is a positive, showing strong alignment with shareholders. You can click here to see if those insiders have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public, with a 34% 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:

While it is well worth considering the different groups that own a company, there are other factors that are even more important. For instance, we've identified 4 warning signs for Glory Star New Media Group Holdings (1 is significant) that you should be aware of.

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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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