Do Institutions Own Intrinsyc Technologies Corporation (TSE:ITC) Shares?

A look at the shareholders of Intrinsyc Technologies Corporation (TSE:ITC) can tell us which group is most powerful. Large companies usually have institutions as shareholders, and we usually see insiders owning shares in smaller companies. I quite like to see at least a little bit of insider ownership. As Charlie Munger said ‘Show me the incentive and I will show you the outcome.’

With a market capitalization of CA$30m, Intrinsyc Technologies is a small cap stock, so it might not be well known by many institutional investors. Taking a look at our data on the ownership groups (below), it’s seems that institutional investors have bought into the company. Let’s delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about ITC.

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TSX:ITC Ownership Summary, April 17th 2019
TSX:ITC Ownership Summary, April 17th 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Intrinsyc Technologies?

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.

We can see that Intrinsyc Technologies does have institutional investors; and they hold 6.0% of the stock. This implies the analysts working for those institutions have looked at the stock and they like it. But just like anyone else, they could be wrong. If multiple institutions change their view on a stock at the same time, you could see the share price drop fast. It’s therefore worth looking at Intrinsyc Technologies’s earnings history, below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

TSX:ITC Income Statement, April 17th 2019
TSX:ITC Income Statement, April 17th 2019

We note that hedge funds don’t have a meaningful investment in Intrinsyc Technologies. There is some analyst coverage of the stock, but it could still become more well known, with time.

Insider Ownership Of Intrinsyc Technologies

The definition of company insiders can be subjective, and does vary between jurisdictions. Our data reflects individual insiders, capturing board members at the very least. 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.

We can see that insiders own shares in Intrinsyc Technologies Corporation. In their own names, insiders own CA$2.5m worth of stock in the CA$30m company. It is good to see some investment by insiders, but I usually like to see higher insider holdings. It might be worth checking if those insiders have been buying.

General Public Ownership

The general public, who are mostly retail investors, collectively hold 86% of Intrinsyc Technologies 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.

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.

I like to dive deeper into how a company has performed in the past. You can access this interactive graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow, for free .

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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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