What Percentage Of Green Rise Capital Corporation (CVE:GRCC) Shares Do Insiders Own?

Every investor in Green Rise Capital Corporation (CVE:GRCC) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. Institutions will often hold stock in bigger companies, and we expect to see insiders owning a noticeable percentage of the smaller ones. I generally like to see some degree of insider ownership, even if only a little. As Nassim Nicholas Taleb said, ‘Don’t tell me what you think, tell me what you have in your portfolio.

Green Rise Capital is a smaller company with a market capitalization of CA$13m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. Taking a look at our data on the ownership groups (below), it’s seems that institutions are not on the share registry. Let’s take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholder can tell us about Green Rise Capital.

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TSXV:GRCC Ownership Summary, January 2nd 2020
TSXV:GRCC Ownership Summary, January 2nd 2020

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

Institutional investors often avoid companies that are too small, too illiquid or too risky for their tastes. But it’s unusual to see larger companies without any institutional investors.

There are many reasons why a company might not have any institutions on the share registry. It may be hard for institutions to buy large amounts of shares, if liquidity (the amount of shares traded each day) is low. If the company has not needed to raise capital, institutions might lack the opportunity to build a position. Alternatively, there might be something about the company that has kept institutional investors away. Green Rise Capital might not have the sort of past performance institutions are looking for, or perhaps they simply have not studied the business closely.

TSXV:GRCC Income Statement, January 2nd 2020
TSXV:GRCC Income Statement, January 2nd 2020

We note that hedge funds don’t have a meaningful investment in Green Rise Capital. Looking at our data, we can see that the largest shareholder is Galifi Inc with 21% of shares outstanding. Next, we have 851393 Ontario Ltd. and Scott Linnell as the second and third largest shareholders, holding 12% and 11%, of the shares outstanding, respectively.

On studying the facts and figures more closely, we found that the top 4 shareholders control 51% of the company which implies that this group has considerable sway over the company’s decision-making.

Researching institutional ownership is a good way to gauge and filter a stock’s expected performance. The same can be achieved by studying analyst sentiments. As far I can tell there isn’t analyst coverage of the company, so it is probably flying under the radar.

Insider Ownership Of Green Rise Capital

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 information suggests that insiders maintain a significant holding in Green Rise Capital Corporation. It has a market capitalization of just CA$13m, and insiders have CA$5.8m worth of shares in their own names. 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

With a 20% ownership, the general public have some degree of sway over GRCC. While this size of ownership may not be enough to sway a policy decision in their favour, they can still make a collective impact on company policies.

Private Company Ownership

Our data indicates that Private Companies hold 34%, of the company’s shares. It’s hard to draw any conclusions from this fact alone, so its worth looking into who owns those private companies. Sometimes insiders or other related parties have an interest in shares in a public company through a separate private company.

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.

For example, we’ve discovered 3 warning signs for Green Rise Capital (of which 1 is major) which any shareholder or potential investor should be aware of.

Of course this may not be the best stock to buy. Therefore, you may wish to see our free collection of interesting prospects boasting favorable financials.

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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