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Do Institutions Own 3 Sixty Risk Solutions Ltd. (CNSX:SAFE) Shares?

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The big shareholder groups in 3 Sixty Risk Solutions Ltd. (CNSX:SAFE) have power over the company. Large companies usually have institutions as shareholders, and we usually see insiders owning shares in smaller companies. I generally like to see some degree of insider ownership, even if only a little. As Nassim Nicholas Taleb said, 'Don’t tell me what you think, tell me what you have in your portfolio.'

3 Sixty Risk Solutions is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of CA$46m, which means it wouldn't have the attention of many institutional investors. In the chart below below, we can see that institutions don't own shares in the company. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about SAFE.

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CNSX:SAFE Ownership Summary, May 27th 2019

What Does The Lack Of Institutional Ownership Tell Us About 3 Sixty Risk Solutions?

Small companies that are not very actively traded often lack institutional investors, but it's less common to see large companies without them.

There are many reasons why a company might not have any institutions on the share registry. It may be hard for institutions to buy large amounts of shares, if liquidity (the amount of shares traded each day) is low. If the company has not needed to raise capital, institutions might lack the opportunity to build a position. On the other hand, it's always possible that professional investors are avoiding a company because they don't think it's the best place for their money. 3 Sixty Risk Solutions might not have the sort of past performance institutions are looking for, or perhaps they simply have not studied the business closely.

CNSX:SAFE Income Statement, May 27th 2019

We note that hedge funds don't have a meaningful investment in 3 Sixty Risk Solutions. There is a little analyst coverage of the stock, but not much. So there is room for it to gain more coverage.

Insider Ownership Of 3 Sixty Risk Solutions

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.

Most consider insider ownership a positive because it can indicate the board is well aligned with other shareholders. However, on some occasions too much power is concentrated within this group.

It seems insiders own a significant proportion of 3 Sixty Risk Solutions Ltd.. Insiders have a CA$7.4m stake in this CA$46m 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 3 Sixty Risk Solutions shares. With this size of ownership, retail investors can collectively play a role in decisions that affect shareholder returns, such as dividend policies and the appointment of directors. They can also exercise the power to decline an acquisition or merger that may not improve profitability.

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It's always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand 3 Sixty Risk Solutions 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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