How Much Of MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:MX) Do Institutions Own?

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Every investor in MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation ( NYSE:MX ) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. Insiders often own a large chunk of younger, smaller, companies while huge companies tend to have institutions as shareholders. We also tend to see lower insider ownership in companies that were previously publicly owned.

MagnaChip Semiconductor is a smaller company with a market capitalization of US$401m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. Taking a look at our data on the ownership groups (below), it's seems that institutional investors have bought into the company. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about MagnaChip Semiconductor.

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NYSE:MX Ownership Summary May 12th 2020

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About MagnaChip Semiconductor?

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.

We can see that MagnaChip Semiconductor does have institutional investors; and they hold 74% of the 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. 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 MagnaChip Semiconductor's historic earnings and revenue, below, but keep in mind there's always more to the story.

NYSE:MX Income Statement May 12th 2020

Institutional investors own over 50% of the company, so together than can probably strongly influence board decisions. It would appear that 22% of MagnaChip Semiconductor shares are controlled by hedge funds. That catches my attention because hedge funds sometimes try to influence management, or bring about changes that will create near term value for shareholders. Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. is currently the company's largest shareholder with 9.0% of shares outstanding. With 8.4% and 7.2% of the shares outstanding respectively, Evermore Global Advisors, LLC and Morgan Stanley, Investment Banking and Brokerage Investments are the second and third largest shareholders.

On studying the facts and figures more closely, we found that 7 of the top shareholders account for 50% of the register, implying that along with larger shareholders, there are a few smaller shareholders, thereby balancing out each others interests somewhat.

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. There is a little analyst coverage of the stock, but not much. So there is room for it to gain more coverage.

Insider Ownership Of MagnaChip Semiconductor

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. The company management answer to the board; and the latter should represent the interests of shareholders. Notably, sometimes top-level managers are on the board, themselves.

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 most recent data indicates that insiders own some shares in MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation. In their own names, insiders own US$10m worth of stock in the US$401m company. This shows at least some alignment. You can click here to see if those insiders have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public holds a minor stake of less than 3% in MX, representing a relatively small class of owners. That is unusual, and may indicate the shares are thinly traded.

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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. Be aware that MagnaChip Semiconductor is showing 3 warning signs in our investment analysis , you should know about...

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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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