What Percentage Of Boardwalktech Software Corp. (CVE:BWLK) Shares Do Insiders Own?

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Every investor in Boardwalktech Software Corp. (CVE:BWLK) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. Institutions will often hold stock in bigger companies, and we expect to see insiders owning a noticeable percentage of the smaller ones. 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.’

Boardwalktech Software is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of CA$5.9m, which means it wouldn’t have the attention 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 delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about BWLK.

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TSXV:BWLK Ownership Summary, July 12th 2019
TSXV:BWLK Ownership Summary, July 12th 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Boardwalktech Software?

Many institutions measure their performance against an index that approximates the local market. So they usually pay more attention to companies that are included in major indices.

Boardwalktech Software already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own 7.1% 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. 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 Boardwalktech Software’s earnings history, below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

TSXV:BWLK Income Statement, July 12th 2019
TSXV:BWLK Income Statement, July 12th 2019

We note that hedge funds don’t have a meaningful investment in Boardwalktech Software. 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 Boardwalktech Software

The definition of an insider can differ slightly between different countries, but members of the board of directors always count. Company management run the business, but the CEO will answer to the board, even if he or she is a member of it.

Insider ownership is positive when it signals leadership are thinking like the true owners of the company. However, high insider ownership can also give immense power to a small group within the company. This can be negative in some circumstances.

Our information suggests that insiders maintain a significant holding in Boardwalktech Software Corp.. Insiders own CA$2.4m worth of shares in the CA$5.9m company. 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, mostly retail investors, hold a substantial 52% stake in BWLK, 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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While it is well worth considering the different groups that own a company, there are other factors that are even more important.

I always like to check for a history of revenue growth. You can too, by accessing this free chart of historic revenue and earnings in this detailed graph.

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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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