What Kind Of Shareholder Owns Most Quinsam Capital Corporation (CNSX:QCA) Stock?

Every investor in Quinsam Capital Corporation (CNSX:QCA) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. Institutions often own shares in more established companies, while it’s not unusual to see insiders own a fair bit of smaller companies. 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.

Quinsam Capital is a smaller company with a market capitalization of CA$30m, 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 are not really that prevalent on the share registry. Let’s take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholder can tell us about QCA.

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CNSX:QCA Ownership Summary December 13th 18
CNSX:QCA Ownership Summary December 13th 18

What Does The Lack Of Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Quinsam Capital?

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. Alternatively, there might be something about the company that has kept institutional investors away. Quinsam Capital might not have the sort of past performance institutions are looking for, or perhaps they simply have not studied the business closely.

CNSX:QCA Income Statement Export December 13th 18
CNSX:QCA Income Statement Export December 13th 18

Hedge funds don’t have many shares in Quinsam Capital. 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 Quinsam Capital

The definition of an insider can differ slightly between different countries, but members of the board of directors always count. Company management run the business, but the CEO will answer to the board, even if he or she is a member of it.

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.

It seems insiders own a significant proportion of Quinsam Capital Corporation. Insiders have a CA$3.5m stake in this CA$30m business. This may suggest that the founders still own a lot of shares. You can click here to see if they have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public — mostly retail investors — own 87% of Quinsam Capital . 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 Quinsam Capital 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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