What Kind Of Shareholder Owns Most Alexco Resource Corp. (TSE:AXR) Stock?

Every investor in Alexco Resource Corp. (TSE:AXR) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. Large companies usually have institutions as shareholders, and we usually see insiders owning shares in smaller companies. We also tend to see lower insider ownership in companies that were previously publicly owned.

Alexco Resource is a smaller company with a market capitalization of CA$187m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows that institutions own shares in the company. Let’s take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholder can tell us about AXR.

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TSX:AXR Ownership Summary, March 20th 2019
TSX:AXR Ownership Summary, March 20th 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Alexco Resource?

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 Alexco Resource does have institutional investors; and they hold 10% of the stock. This suggests some credibility amongst professional investors. But we can’t rely on that fact alone, since institutions make bad investments sometimes, just like everyone does. If multiple institutions change their view on a stock at the same time, you could see the share price drop fast. It’s therefore worth looking at Alexco Resource’s earnings history, below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

TSX:AXR Income Statement, March 20th 2019
TSX:AXR Income Statement, March 20th 2019

Hedge funds don’t have many shares in Alexco Resource. There is some analyst coverage of the stock, but it could still become more well known, with time.

Insider Ownership Of Alexco Resource

While the precise definition of an insider can be subjective, almost everyone considers board members to be insiders. 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.

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.

Shareholders would probably be interested to learn that insiders own shares in Alexco Resource Corp.. In their own names, insiders own CA$6.2m worth of stock in the CA$187m company. This shows at least some alignment, but I usually like to see larger insider holdings. You can click here to see if those insiders have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public, mostly retail investors, hold a substantial 85% stake in AXR, suggesting it is a fairly popular stock. 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:

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.

Many find it useful to take an in depth look at how a company has performed in the past. You can access this detailed graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow .

Ultimately the future is most important. You can access this free report on analyst forecasts for the company.

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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