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Iskandar Waterfront City Berhad's (KLSE:IWCITY) top owners are retail investors with 44% stake, while 36% is held by private companies

Key Insights

  • Iskandar Waterfront City Berhad's significant retail investors ownership suggests that the key decisions are influenced by shareholders from the larger public

  • A total of 9 investors have a majority stake in the company with 50% ownership

  • Insiders own 12% of Iskandar Waterfront City Berhad

To get a sense of who is truly in control of Iskandar Waterfront City Berhad (KLSE:IWCITY), it is important to understand the ownership structure of the business. With 44% stake, retail investors possess the maximum shares in the company. Put another way, the group faces the maximum upside potential (or downside risk).

Private companies, on the other hand, account for 36% of the company's stockholders.

Let's delve deeper into each type of owner of Iskandar Waterfront City Berhad, beginning with the chart below.

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Iskandar Waterfront City Berhad?

Institutional investors commonly compare their own returns to the returns of a commonly followed index. So they generally do consider buying larger companies that are included in the relevant benchmark index.

As you can see, institutional investors have a fair amount of stake in Iskandar Waterfront City Berhad. 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. When multiple institutions own a stock, there's always a risk that they are in a 'crowded trade'. When such a trade goes wrong, multiple parties may compete to sell stock fast. This risk is higher in a company without a history of growth. You can see Iskandar Waterfront City Berhad's historic earnings and revenue below, but keep in mind there's always more to the story.

Hedge funds don't have many shares in Iskandar Waterfront City Berhad. Looking at our data, we can see that the largest shareholder is Credence Resources Sdn Bhd with 34% of shares outstanding. For context, the second largest shareholder holds about 3.5% of the shares outstanding, followed by an ownership of 3.3% by the third-largest shareholder.

On further inspection, we found that more than half the company's shares are owned by the top 9 shareholders, suggesting that the interests of the larger shareholders are balanced out to an extent by the smaller ones.

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. Our information suggests that there isn't any analyst coverage of the stock, so it is probably little known.

Insider Ownership Of Iskandar Waterfront City Berhad

The definition of an insider can differ slightly between different countries, but members of the board of directors always count. 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 information suggests that insiders maintain a significant holding in Iskandar Waterfront City Berhad. Insiders own RM83m worth of shares in the RM723m 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

With a 44% ownership, the general public, mostly comprising of individual investors, have some degree of sway over Iskandar Waterfront City Berhad. 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.

Private Company Ownership

Our data indicates that Private Companies hold 36%, 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.


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