What Kind Of Investor Owns Most Of Sixty North Gold Mining Ltd. (CSE:SXTY)?

The big shareholder groups in Sixty North Gold Mining Ltd. (CSE:SXTY) have power over the company. Insiders often own a large chunk of younger, smaller, companies while huge companies tend to have institutions as shareholders. I generally like to see some degree of insider ownership, even if only a little. As Nassim Nicholas Taleb said, ‘Don’t tell me what you think, tell me what you have in your portfolio.

Sixty North Gold Mining is a smaller company with a market capitalization of CA$1.8m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. In the chart below, we can see that institutions are not on the share registry. Let’s delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about Sixty North Gold Mining.

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CNSX:SXTY Ownership Summary May 12th 2020
CNSX:SXTY Ownership Summary May 12th 2020

What Does The Lack Of Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Sixty North Gold Mining?

Small companies that are not very actively traded often lack institutional investors, but it’s less common to see large companies without them.

There are many reasons why a company might not have any institutions on the share registry. It may be hard for institutions to buy large amounts of shares, if liquidity (the amount of shares traded each day) is low. If the company has not needed to raise capital, institutions might lack the opportunity to build a position. Alternatively, there might be something about the company that has kept institutional investors away. Institutional investors may not find the historic growth of the business impressive, or there might be other factors at play. You can see the past revenue performance of Sixty North Gold Mining, for yourself, below.

CNSX:SXTY Income Statement May 12th 2020
CNSX:SXTY Income Statement May 12th 2020

Sixty North Gold Mining is not owned by hedge funds. From our data, we infer that the largest shareholder is Norman Campbell (who also holds the title of Chief Financial Officer) with 18% of shares outstanding. Its usually considered a good sign when insiders own a significant number of shares in the company, and in this case, we’re glad to see a company insider play the role of a key stakeholder. Freebird Capital Corp is the second largest shareholder with 8.3% of common stock, followed by David Webb, holding 1.4% of the stock.

Our studies suggest that the top 6 shareholders collectively control less than 50% of the company’s shares, meaning that the company’s shares are widely disseminated and there is no dominant shareholder.

While it makes sense to study institutional ownership data for a company, it also makes sense to study analyst sentiments to know which way the wind is blowing. We’re not picking up on any analyst coverage of the stock at the moment, so the company is unlikely to be widely held.

Insider Ownership Of Sixty North Gold Mining

The definition of an insider can differ slightly between different countries, but members of the board of directors always count. 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.

Insider ownership is positive when it signals leadership are thinking like the true owners of the company. However, high insider ownership can also give immense power to a small group within the company. This can be negative in some circumstances.

Our information suggests that insiders maintain a significant holding in Sixty North Gold Mining Ltd.. It has a market capitalization of just CA$1.8m, and insiders have CA$428k worth of shares in their own names. I would say this shows alignment with shareholders, but it is worth noting that the company is still quite small; some insiders may have founded the business. You can click here to see if those insiders have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public, who are mostly retail investors, collectively hold 66% of Sixty North Gold Mining shares. This level of ownership gives retail investors the power to sway key policy decisions such as board composition, executive compensation, and the dividend payout ratio.

Private Company Ownership

It seems that Private Companies own 10%, of the SXTY stock. It’s hard to draw any conclusions from this fact alone, so its worth looking into who owns those private companies. Sometimes insiders or other related parties have an interest in shares in a public company through a separate private company.

Next Steps:

It’s always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand Sixty North Gold Mining better, we need to consider many other factors. Take risks, for example – Sixty North Gold Mining has 6 warning signs (and 3 which don’t sit too well with us) we think you should know about.

Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies.

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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