Raffles Medical Group Ltd's (SGX:BSL) largest shareholders are private companies with 46% ownership, institutions own 22%
To get a sense of who is truly in control of Raffles Medical Group Ltd (SGX:BSL), it is important to understand the ownership structure of the business. The group holding the most number of shares in the company, around 46% to be precise, is private companies. In other words, the group stands to gain the most (or lose the most) from their investment into the company.
Institutions, on the other hand, account for 22% of the company's stockholders. Large companies usually have institutions as shareholders, and we usually see insiders owning shares in smaller companies.
In the chart below, we zoom in on the different ownership groups of Raffles Medical Group.
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What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Raffles Medical Group?
Institutions typically measure themselves against a benchmark when reporting to their own investors, so they often become more enthusiastic about a stock once it's included in a major index. We would expect most companies to have some institutions on the register, especially if they are growing.
We can see that Raffles Medical Group does have institutional investors; and they hold a good portion of the company's stock. This implies the analysts working for those institutions have looked at the stock and they like it. But just like anyone else, they could be wrong. It is not uncommon to see a big share price drop if two large institutional investors try to sell out of a stock at the same time. So it is worth checking the past earnings trajectory of Raffles Medical Group, (below). Of course, keep in mind that there are other factors to consider, too.
Raffles Medical Group is not owned by hedge funds. Looking at our data, we can see that the largest shareholder is Raffles Medical Holdings Pte. Ltd. with 42% of shares outstanding. With 11% and 9.1% of the shares outstanding respectively, Choon Yong Loo and Global Alpha Capital Management Ltd. are the second and third largest shareholders. Choon Yong Loo, who is the second-largest shareholder, also happens to hold the title of Chief Executive Officer.
A more detailed study of the shareholder registry showed us that 2 of the top shareholders have a considerable amount of ownership in the company, via their 53% stake.
Researching institutional ownership is a good way to gauge and filter a stock's expected performance. The same can be achieved by studying analyst sentiments. There are a reasonable number of analysts covering the stock, so it might be useful to find out their aggregate view on the future.
Insider Ownership Of Raffles Medical Group
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. 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.
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 information suggests that insiders maintain a significant holding in Raffles Medical Group Ltd. It is very interesting to see that insiders have a meaningful S$339m stake in this S$2.7b business. Most would be pleased to see the board is investing alongside them. You may wish to access this free chart showing recent trading by insiders.
General Public Ownership
With a 20% ownership, the general public, mostly comprising of individual investors, have some degree of sway over Raffles Medical Group. 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
Our data indicates that Private Companies hold 46%, of the company's shares. 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.
I find it very interesting to look at who exactly owns a company. But to truly gain insight, we need to consider other information, too. For instance, we've identified 1 warning sign for Raffles Medical Group that you should be aware of.
Ultimately the future is most important. You can access this free report on analyst forecasts for the company.
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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