What Kind Of Shareholder Owns Most Cobra Venture Corporation (CVE:CBV) Stock?

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The big shareholder groups in Cobra Venture Corporation (CVE:CBV) have power over the company. Institutions will often hold stock in bigger companies, and we expect to see insiders owning a noticeable percentage of the smaller ones. Warren Buffett said that he likes ‘a business with enduring competitive advantages that is run by able and owner-oriented people’. So it’s nice to see some insider ownership, because it may suggest that management is owner-oriented.

Cobra Venture is a smaller company with a market capitalization of CA$1.1m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. In the chart below below, we can see that institutions are not really that prevalent on the share registry. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about CBV.

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TSXV:CBV Ownership Summary, June 25th 2019
TSXV:CBV Ownership Summary, June 25th 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Cobra Venture?

Many institutions measure their performance against an index that approximates the local market. So they usually pay more attention to companies that are included in major indices.

Institutions own less than 5% of Cobra Venture. That indicates that the company is on the radar of some funds, but it isn’t particularly popular with professional investors at the moment. If the business gets stronger from here, we could see a situation where more institutions are keen to buy. It is not uncommon to see a big share price rise if multiple institutional investors are trying to buy into a stock at the same time. So check out the historic earnings trajectory, below, but keep in mind it’s the future that counts most.

TSXV:CBV Income Statement, June 25th 2019
TSXV:CBV Income Statement, June 25th 2019

We note that hedge funds don’t have a meaningful investment in Cobra Venture. Our information suggests that there isn’t any analyst coverage of the stock, so it is probably little known.

Insider Ownership Of Cobra Venture

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.

I generally consider insider ownership to be a good thing. However, on some occasions it makes it more difficult for other shareholders to hold the board accountable for decisions.

Our most recent data indicates that insiders own a reasonable proportion of Cobra Venture Corporation. Insiders own CA$231k worth of shares in the CA$1.1m 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

The general public — mostly retail investors — own 75% of Cobra Venture . This size of ownership gives retail investors collective power. They can and probably do influence decisions on executive compensation, dividend policies and proposed business acquisitions.

Next Steps:

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.

I like to dive deeper into how a company has performed in the past. You can find historic revenue and earnings in this detailed graph.

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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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