Do Insiders Own Shares In Oriental Non-Ferrous Resources Development Inc. (CNSX:URG)?

The big shareholder groups in Oriental Non-Ferrous Resources Development Inc. (CNSX:URG) have power over the company. Large companies usually have institutions as shareholders, and we usually see insiders owning shares in smaller companies. 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.’

Oriental Non-Ferrous Resources Development is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of CA$62m, which means it wouldn’t have the attention of many institutional investors. Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows that institutions are not on the share registry. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about URG.

Check out our latest analysis for Oriental Non-Ferrous Resources Development

CNSX:URG Ownership Summary, September 4th 2019
CNSX:URG Ownership Summary, September 4th 2019

What Does The Lack Of Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Oriental Non-Ferrous Resources Development?

Small companies that are not very actively traded often lack institutional investors, but it’s less common to see large companies without them.

There could be various reasons why no institutions own shares in a company. Typically, small, newly listed companies don’t attract much attention from fund managers, because it would not be possible for large fund managers to build a meaningful position in 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. Oriental Non-Ferrous Resources Development might not have the sort of past performance institutions are looking for, or perhaps they simply have not studied the business closely.

CNSX:URG Income Statement, September 4th 2019
CNSX:URG Income Statement, September 4th 2019

Oriental Non-Ferrous Resources Development is not owned by hedge funds. 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 Oriental Non-Ferrous Resources Development

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

It seems that insiders own more than half the Oriental Non-Ferrous Resources Development Inc. stock. This gives them a lot of power. Given it has a market cap of CA$62m, that means they have CA$35m worth of shares. It is good to see this level of investment. You can check here to see if those insiders have been buying recently.

General Public Ownership

With a 44% ownership, the general public have some degree of sway over URG. While this group can’t necessarily call the shots, it can certainly have a real influence on how the company is run.

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