How Many K92 Mining Inc. (CVE:KNT) Shares Do Institutions Own?

A look at the shareholders of K92 Mining Inc. (CVE:KNT) can tell us which group is most powerful. Generally speaking, as a company grows, institutions will increase their ownership. Conversely, insiders often decrease their ownership over time. We also tend to see lower insider ownership in companies that were previously publicly owned.

K92 Mining is a smaller company with a market capitalization of CA$299m, 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 noticeable on the share registry. Let’s take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholder can tell us about KNT.

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TSXV:KNT Ownership Summary, April 12th 2019
TSXV:KNT Ownership Summary, April 12th 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About K92 Mining?

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.

K92 Mining already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own 13% of the company. 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. When multiple institutions own a stock, there’s always a risk that they are in a ‘crowded trade’. When such a trade goes wrong, multiple parties may compete to sell stock fast. This risk is higher in a company without a history of growth. You can see K92 Mining’s historic earnings and revenue, below, but keep in mind there’s always more to the story.

TSXV:KNT Income Statement, April 12th 2019
TSXV:KNT Income Statement, April 12th 2019

Hedge funds don’t have many shares in K92 Mining. There is a little analyst coverage of the stock, but not much. So there is room for it to gain more coverage.

Insider Ownership Of K92 Mining

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.

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.

I can report that insiders do own shares in K92 Mining Inc.. In their own names, insiders own CA$6.9m worth of stock in the CA$299m company. This shows at least some alignment. You can click here to see if those insiders have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public — mostly retail investors — own 84% of K92 Mining . With this size of ownership, retail investors can collectively play a role in decisions that affect shareholder returns, such as dividend policies and the appointment of directors. They can also exercise the power to decline an acquisition or merger that may not improve profitability.

Next Steps:

While it is well worth considering the different groups that own a company, there are other factors that are even more important.

I like to dive deeper into how a company has performed in the past. You can find historic revenue and earnings in this detailed graph.

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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