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Could The Green River Gold Corp. (CNSX:CCR) Ownership Structure Tell Us Something Useful?

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The big shareholder groups in Green River Gold Corp. ( CNSX:CCR ) have power over the company. Generally speaking, as a company grows, institutions will increase their ownership. Conversely, insiders often decrease their ownership over time. Warren Buffett said that he likes 'a business with enduring competitive advantages that is run by able and owner-oriented people'. So it's nice to see some insider ownership, because it may suggest that management is owner-oriented.

Green River Gold is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of CA$965k, 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 CCR.

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CNSX:CCR Ownership Summary, June 19th 2019

What Does The Lack Of Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Green River Gold?

Institutional investors often avoid companies that are too small, too illiquid or too risky for their tastes. But it's unusual to see larger companies without any institutional investors.

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

CNSX:CCR Income Statement, June 19th 2019

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

Insider Ownership Of Green River Gold

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. 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.

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.

Shareholders would probably be interested to learn that insiders own shares in Green River Gold Corp.. It has a market capitalization of just CA$965k, and insiders have CA$60k worth of shares, in their own names. Some would say this shows alignment of interests between shareholders and the board, though I generally prefer to see bigger insider holdings. But it might be worth checking if those insiders have been selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public, mostly retail investors, hold a substantial 87% stake in CCR, suggesting it is a fairly popular stock. This level of ownership gives retail investors the power to sway key policy decisions such as board composition, executive compensation, and the dividend payout ratio.

Private Equity Ownership

With a stake of 7.3%, private equity firms could influence the CCR board. Some might like this, because private equity are sometimes activists who hold management accountable. But other times, private equity is selling out, having taking the company public.

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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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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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