Do Insiders Own Shares In Aylen Capital Inc. (CNSX:AYL)?

If you want to know who really controls Aylen Capital Inc. (CNSX:AYL), then you’ll have to look at the makeup of its share registry. 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.’

Aylen Capital is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of CA$253k, 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. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about AYL.

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CNSX:AYL Ownership Summary, August 27th 2019
CNSX:AYL Ownership Summary, August 27th 2019

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

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

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. Aylen Capital’s earnings and revenue track record (below) may not be compelling to institutional investors — or they simply might not have looked at the business closely.

CNSX:AYL Income Statement, August 27th 2019
CNSX:AYL Income Statement, August 27th 2019

Hedge funds don’t have many shares in Aylen Capital. Our information suggests that there isn’t any analyst coverage of the stock, so it is probably little known.

Insider Ownership Of Aylen Capital

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.

Most consider insider ownership a positive because it can indicate the board is well aligned with other shareholders. However, on some occasions too much power is concentrated within this group.

It seems insiders own a significant proportion of Aylen Capital Inc.. Insiders own CA$94k worth of shares in the CA$253k company. 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, hold a substantial 63% stake in AYL, suggesting it is a fairly popular stock. This size of ownership gives retail investors collective power. They can and probably do influence decisions on executive compensation, dividend policies and proposed business acquisitions.

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