While individual investors own 40% of Yuexiu Real Estate Investment Trust (HKG:405), public companies are its largest shareholders with 47% ownership.

To get a sense of who is truly in control of Yuexiu Real Estate Investment Trust (HKG:405), it is important to understand the ownership structure of the business. We can see that public companies own the lion’s share in the company with 47% ownership. Put another way, the group faces the maximum upside potential (or downside risk).

Meanwhile, individual investors make up 40% of the company’s shareholders.

Let’s take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholders can tell us about Yuexiu Real Estate Investment Trust.

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SEHK:405 Ownership Breakdown May 4th 2022

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Yuexiu Real Estate Investment Trust?

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.

We can see that Yuexiu Real Estate Investment Trust does have institutional investors; and they hold a good portion of the company’s stock. This can indicate that the company has a certain degree of credibility in the investment community. However, it is best to be wary of relying on the supposed validation that comes with institutional investors. They too, get it wrong sometimes. 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 Yuexiu Real Estate Investment Trust’s earnings history below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

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SEHK:405 Earnings and Revenue Growth May 4th 2022

We note that hedge funds don’t have a meaningful investment in Yuexiu Real Estate Investment Trust. The company’s largest shareholder is Yuexiu Property Company Limited, with ownership of 47%. In comparison, the second and third largest shareholders hold about 5.9% and 1.9% of the stock.

To make our study more interesting, we found that the top 2 shareholders have a majority ownership in the company, meaning that they are powerful enough to influence the decisions of the company.

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. Quite a few analysts cover the stock, so you could look into forecast growth quite easily.

Insider Ownership Of Yuexiu Real Estate Investment Trust

While the precise definition of an insider can be subjective, almost everyone considers board members to be insiders. Company management run the business, but the CEO will answer to the board, even if he or she is a member of it.

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.

Our data suggests that insiders own under 1% of Yuexiu Real Estate Investment Trust in their own names. But they may have an indirect interest through a corporate structure that we haven’t picked up on. Keep in mind that it’s a big company, and the insiders own HK$13k worth of shares. The absolute value might be more important than the proportional share. Arguably, recent buying and selling is just as important to consider. You can click here to see if insiders have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public– including retail investors — own 40% stake in the company, and hence can’t 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 8.0%, 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.

Public Company Ownership

It appears to us that public companies own 47% of Yuexiu Real Estate Investment Trust. It’s hard to say for sure but this suggests they have entwined business interests. This might be a strategic stake, so it’s worth watching this space for changes in ownership.

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 3 warning signs for Yuexiu Real Estate Investment Trust (1 is concerning) that you should be aware of.

If you are like me, you may want to think about whether this company will grow or shrink. Luckily, you can check this free report showing analyst forecasts for its future.

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.

This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. We provide commentary based on historical data and analyst forecasts only using an unbiased methodology and our articles are not intended to be financial advice. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. We aim to bring you long-term focused analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material. Simply Wall St has no position in any stocks mentioned.

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