Do Insiders Own Shares In MGX Minerals Inc. (CNSX:XMG)?

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The big shareholder groups in MGX Minerals Inc. (CNSX:XMG) have power over the company. Insiders often own a large chunk of younger, smaller, companies while huge companies tend to have institutions as shareholders. 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.'

MGX Minerals is a smaller company with a market capitalization of CA$25m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. In the chart below below, we can see that institutions don't own many shares in the company. Let's delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about XMG.

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CNSX:XMG Ownership Summary, August 23rd 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About MGX Minerals?

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.

Institutions own less than 5% of MGX Minerals. That indicates that the company is on the radar of some funds, but it isn't particularly popular with professional investors at the moment. If the business gets stronger from here, we could see a situation where more institutions are keen to buy. When multiple institutional investors want to buy shares, we often see a rising share price. The past revenue trajectory (shown below) can be an indication of future growth, but there are no guarantees.

CNSX:XMG Income Statement, August 23rd 2019

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

Insider Ownership Of MGX Minerals

The definition of an insider can differ slightly between different countries, but members of the board of directors always count. 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.

Shareholders would probably be interested to learn that insiders own shares in MGX Minerals Inc.. In their own names, insiders own CA$2.2m worth of stock in the CA$25m company. This shows at least some alignment, but I usually like to see larger insider holdings. You can click here to see if those insiders have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public, mostly retail investors, hold a substantial 89% stake in XMG, 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.

Next Steps:

It's always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand MGX Minerals better, we need to consider many other factors.

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