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Do Directors Own Montero Mining and Exploration Ltd. (CVE:MON) Shares?

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The big shareholder groups in Montero Mining and Exploration Ltd. (CVE:MON) 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.'

Montero Mining and Exploration is a smaller company with a market capitalization of CA$1.8m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. Taking a look at our data on the ownership groups (below), it's seems that institutional investors have not yet purchased shares. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about MON.

See our latest analysis for Montero Mining and Exploration

TSXV:MON Ownership Summary, August 1st 2019

What Does The Lack Of Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Montero Mining and Exploration?

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 could be various reasons why no institutions own shares in a company. Typically, small, newly listed companies don't attract much attention from fund managers, because it would not be possible for large fund managers to build a meaningful position in the company. Alternatively, there might be something about the company that has kept institutional investors away. Institutional investors may not find the historic growth of the business impressive, or there might be other factors at play. You can see the past revenue performance of Montero Mining and Exploration, for yourself, below.

TSXV:MON Income Statement, August 1st 2019

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

Insider Ownership Of Montero Mining and Exploration

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. Company management run the business, but the CEO will answer to the board, even if he or she is a member of it.

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.

Our information suggests that insiders maintain a significant holding in Montero Mining and Exploration Ltd.. Insiders have a CA$345k stake in this CA$1.8m business. 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, who are mostly retail investors, collectively hold 80% of Montero Mining and Exploration shares. 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.

Next Steps:

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

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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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