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Xiaobin Zhang Is The Chairman of Elife Holdings Limited (HKG:223) And They Just Spent HK$10m On Shares

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Those following along with Elife Holdings Limited (HKG:223) will no doubt be intrigued by the recent purchase of shares by Xiaobin Zhang, Chairman of the company, who spent a stonking HK$10m on stock at an average price of HK$0.19. That increased their holding by a full 266%, which arguably implies the sort of confidence required for a shy sweet-natured nerd to ask the most popular kid in the school to go out on a date.

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Elife Holdings Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

Notably, that recent purchase by Xiaobin Zhang is the biggest insider purchase of Elife Holdings shares that we've seen in the last year. So it's clear an insider wanted to buy, even at a higher price than the current share price (being HK$0.11). Their view may have changed since then, but at least it shows they felt optimistic at the time. To us, it's very important to consider the price insiders pay for shares is very important. It is encouraging to see an insider paid above the current price for shares, as it suggests they saw value, even at higher levels. Xiaobin Zhang was the only individual insider to buy over the year.

The chart below shows insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

SEHK:223 Recent Insider Trading, January 22nd 2020

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Does Elife Holdings Boast High Insider Ownership?

Looking at the total insider shareholdings in a company can help to inform your view of whether they are well aligned with common shareholders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. Elife Holdings insiders own about HK$60m worth of shares. That equates to 19% of the company. We've certainly seen higher levels of insider ownership elsewhere, but these holdings are enough to suggest alignment between insiders and the other shareholders.

So What Do The Elife Holdings Insider Transactions Indicate?

It's certainly positive to see the recent insider purchase. And the longer term insider transactions also give us confidence. But on the other hand, the company made a loss last year, which makes us a little cautious. Insiders likely see value in Elife Holdings shares, given these transactions (along with notable insider ownership of the company). To put this in context, take a 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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For the purposes of this article, insiders are those individuals who report their transactions to the relevant regulatory body. We currently account for open market transactions and private dispositions, but not derivative transactions.

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