Do Directors Own Rapid Dose Therapeutics Corp. (CNSX:DOSE) Shares?

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Every investor in Rapid Dose Therapeutics Corp. (CNSX:DOSE) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. Insiders often own a large chunk of younger, smaller, companies while huge companies tend to have institutions as shareholders. 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.’

Rapid Dose Therapeutics is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of CA$55m, which means it wouldn’t have the attention of many institutional investors. Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows that institutions don’t own shares in the company. Let’s take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholder can tell us about DOSE.

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CNSX:DOSE Ownership Summary, May 9th 2019
CNSX:DOSE Ownership Summary, May 9th 2019

What Does The Lack Of Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Rapid Dose Therapeutics?

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 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. It is also possible that fund managers don’t own the stock because they aren’t convinced it will perform well. Rapid Dose Therapeutics might not have the sort of past performance institutions are looking for, or perhaps they simply have not studied the business closely.

CNSX:DOSE Income Statement, May 9th 2019
CNSX:DOSE Income Statement, May 9th 2019

We note that hedge funds don’t have a meaningful investment in Rapid Dose Therapeutics. As far I can tell there isn’t analyst coverage of the company, so it is probably flying under the radar.

Insider Ownership Of Rapid Dose Therapeutics

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 Rapid Dose Therapeutics Corp.. Insiders have a CA$12m stake in this CA$55m business. It is great to see insiders so invested in the business. It might be worth checking if those insiders have been buying recently.

General Public Ownership

The general public, who are mostly retail investors, collectively hold 78% of Rapid Dose Therapeutics shares. 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.

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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.

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