How Much Of Cielo Waste Solutions Corp (CNSX:CMC) Do Insiders Own?

A look at the shareholders of Cielo Waste Solutions Corp (CNSX:CMC) can tell us which group is most powerful. Insiders often own a large chunk of younger, smaller, companies while huge companies tend to have institutions as shareholders. I quite like to see at least a little bit of insider ownership. As Charlie Munger said ‘Show me the incentive and I will show you the outcome.’

Cielo Waste Solutions is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of CA$31m, which means it wouldn’t have the attention of many institutional investors. Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows that institutions don’t own shares in the company. Let’s delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about CMC.

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CNSX:CMC Ownership Summary October 19th 18
CNSX:CMC Ownership Summary October 19th 18

What Does The Lack Of Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Cielo Waste Solutions?

We don’t tend to see institutional investors holding stock of companies that are very risky, thinly traded, or very small. Though we do sometimes see large companies without institutions on the register, it’s not particularly common.

There are multiple explanations for why institutions don’t own a stock. The most common is that the company is too small relative to fund under management, so the institition does not bother to look closely at the company. On the other hand, it’s always possible that professional investors are avoiding a company because they don’t think it’s the best place for their money. Cielo Waste Solutions’s earnings and revenue track record (below) may not be compelling to institutional investors — or they simply might not have looked at the business closely.

CNSX:CMC Income Statement Export October 19th 18
CNSX:CMC Income Statement Export October 19th 18

Hedge funds don’t have many shares in Cielo Waste Solutions. 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 Cielo Waste Solutions

The definition of an insider can differ slightly between different countries, but members of the board of directors always count. 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 Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. Insiders own CA$7m worth of shares in the CA$31m 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, who are mostly retail investors, collectively hold 77% of Cielo Waste Solutions 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.

Next Steps:

It’s always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand Cielo Waste Solutions better, we need to consider many other factors.

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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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