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Insider Buying: The MotorCycle Holdings Limited (ASX:MTO) Co-Founder Just Bought AU$73k Worth Of Shares

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Whilst it may not be a huge deal, we thought it was good to see that the MotorCycle Holdings Limited (ASX:MTO) Co-Founder, David Ahmet, recently bought AU$73k worth of stock, for AU$1.46 per share. That might not be a big purchase but it only increased their holding by 0.4%, and could be interpreted as a good sign.

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MotorCycle Holdings Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In fact, the recent purchase by David Ahmet was the biggest purchase of MotorCycle Holdings shares made by an insider individual in the last twelve months, according to our records. So it's clear an insider wanted to buy, even at a higher price than the current share price (being AU$1.25). Their view may have changed since then, but at least it shows they felt optimistic at the time. To us, it's very important to consider the price insiders pay for shares is very important. It is generally more encouraging if they paid above the current price, as it suggests they saw value, even at higher levels.

In the last twelve months MotorCycle Holdings insiders were buying shares, but not selling. You can see the insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart below. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

ASX:MTO Recent Insider Trading, March 14th 2020

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Insider Ownership

I like to look at how many shares insiders own in a company, to help inform my view of how aligned they are with insiders. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. Insiders own 35% of MotorCycle Holdings shares, worth about AU$27m. We've certainly seen higher levels of insider ownership elsewhere, but these holdings are enough to suggest alignment between insiders and the other shareholders.

So What Do The MotorCycle Holdings Insider Transactions Indicate?

It is good to see the recent insider purchase. And the longer term insider transactions also give us confidence. Insiders likely see value in MotorCycle Holdings shares, given these transactions (along with notable insider ownership of the company). In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it's beneficial to identify the risks facing MotorCycle Holdings. Every company has risks, and we've spotted 3 warning signs for MotorCycle Holdings you should know about.

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For the purposes of this article, insiders are those individuals who report their transactions to the relevant regulatory body. We currently account for open market transactions and private dispositions, but not derivative transactions.

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