Are Insiders Buying Alpha Peak Leisure Inc. (CVE:AAP) Stock?

It is not uncommon to see companies perform well in the years after insiders buy shares. On the other hand, we’d be remiss not to mention that insider sales have been known to precede tough periods for a business. So we’ll take a look at whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Alpha Peak Leisure Inc. (CVE:AAP).

Do Insider Transactions Matter?

Most investors know that it is quite permissible for company leaders, such as directors of the board, to buy and sell stock on the market. However, most countries require that the company discloses such transactions to the market.

Insider transactions are not the most important thing when it comes to long-term investing. But equally, we would consider it foolish to ignore insider transactions altogether. For example, a Harvard University study found that ‘insider purchases earn abnormal returns of more than 6% per year.’

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Alpha Peak Leisure

In the last twelve months, the biggest single purchase by an insider was when Vice Chairman of the Board Chi Tam bought CA$4.1m worth of shares at a price of CA$1.80 per share. That means that even when the share price was higher, an insider wanted to purchase shares. Their view may have changed since then, but at least it shows they felt optimistic at the time. It’s not at all bad to see insiders buy shares at or above current prices. Chi Tam was the only individual insider to buy shares in the last twelve months.

You can see the insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart below. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

TSXV:AAP Insider Trading January 23rd 19
TSXV:AAP Insider Trading January 23rd 19

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Does Alpha Peak Leisure Boast High Insider Ownership?

Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. It appears that Alpha Peak Leisure insiders own 39% of the company, worth about CA$2.1m. This level of insider ownership is good but just short of being particularly stand-out. It certainly does suggest a reasonable degree of alignment.

So What Does This Data Suggest About Alpha Peak Leisure Insiders?

The recent insider purchase is heartening. And an analysis of the transactions over the last year also gives us confidence. But on the other hand, the company made a loss last year, which makes us a little cautious. When combined with notable insider ownership, these factors suggest Alpha Peak Leisure insiders are well aligned, and that they may think the share price is too low. Along with insider transactions, I recommend checking if Alpha Peak Leisure is growing revenue. This free chart of historic revenue and earnings should make that easy.

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