Individual investors who own 49% of Oriental Culture Holding LTD (NASDAQ:OCG) gained 17%, insiders also benefited

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If you want to know who actually controls Oriental Culture Holding LTD (NASDAQ:OCG), then you’ll need to look at the composition of its share register. We can see that individual investors hold the lion’s share of the company with 49% ownership. In other words, the group faces the maximum upside potential (or downside risk).

Individual investors gained the most after the market capitalization hit $104 million last week, while insiders who hold 49% also benefited.

Let’s take a closer look at what different types of shareholders can tell us about Oriental Culture Holding.

Check out our latest analysis for Oriental Culture Holding

NasdaqCM: OCG Ownership Breakdown February 19, 2022

What does institutional ownership tell us about the ownership of Eastern culture?

Institutional investors typically compare their own returns to the returns of a commonly tracked index. They therefore generally consider buying larger companies that are included in the relevant benchmark.

Since institutions only own a small portion of Oriental Culture Holding, many may not have spent much time considering the stock. But it is clear that some did; and they liked it enough to join. If the company strengthens from here, we could see a situation where more institutions are eager to buy. We sometimes see a rise in the stock price when a few large institutions want to buy a certain stock at the same time. Earnings and revenue history, which you can see below, could be helpful in determining whether more institutional investors will want the stock. Of course, there are also many other factors to consider.

NasdaqCM:OCG Earnings and Revenue Growth February 19, 2022

Hedge funds do not have many shares in Oriental Culture Holding. Mun Wah Wan is currently the largest shareholder, with 19% of the outstanding shares. The second and third largest shareholders are Kong Aimin and Gao Huajun, with an equal number of shares to their names at 12%. Additionally, we found that Yi Shao, the CEO, owns 4.2% of the shares attributed to his name.

We also observed that the top 8 shareholders represent more than half of the share register, with some small shareholders to balance the interests of the larger ones to some extent.

Institutional ownership research is a good way to assess and filter a stock’s expected performance. The same can be obtained by studying the feelings of the analyst. We don’t see any analyst coverage of the stock at this time, so the company is unlikely to be widely held.

Insider ownership of Oriental Culture Holding

The definition of company insiders can be subjective and varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Our data reflects individual insiders, capturing at least board members. Management is ultimately responsible to the board of directors. However, it is not uncommon for managers to be members of the management board, especially if they are founders or CEOs.

I generally consider insider ownership to be a good thing. However, there are times when it is more difficult for other shareholders to hold the board accountable for decisions.

It appears that insiders hold a large share of Oriental Culture Holding LTD. Insiders hold $51 million worth of stock in the $104 million company. We would say this shows alignment with shareholders, but it should be noted that the company is still quite small; some insiders may have founded the company. You can click here to see if these insiders have been buying or selling.

General public property

The general public, usually individual investors, owns 49% of the capital of Oriental Culture Holding. This size of ownership, although considerable, may not be sufficient to change company policy if the decision is not in line with other major shareholders.

Next steps:

While it is worth considering the different groups that own a business, there are other, even more important factors.

Many find it useful to take an in-depth look at a company’s performance in the past. You can access this detailed graph past profits, revenue and cash flow.

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NB: The figures in this article are calculated using trailing twelve month data, which refers to the 12 month period ending on the last day of the month in which the financial statements are dated. This may not be consistent with the annual report figures for the full year.

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