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What Kind Of Shareholder Appears On The Orion Nutraceuticals Inc.'s (CNSX:ORI) Shareholder Register?

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The big shareholder groups in Orion Nutraceuticals Inc. (CNSX:ORI) have power over the company. Institutions will often hold stock in bigger companies, and we expect to see insiders owning a noticeable percentage of the smaller ones. 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.'

Orion Nutraceuticals is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of CA$2.9m, 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 delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about ORI.

See our latest analysis for Orion Nutraceuticals

CNSX:ORI Ownership Summary, September 6th 2019
CNSX:ORI Ownership Summary, September 6th 2019

What Does The Lack Of Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Orion Nutraceuticals?

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. It is also possible that fund managers don't own the stock because they aren't convinced it will perform well. 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 Orion Nutraceuticals, for yourself, below.

CNSX:ORI Income Statement, September 6th 2019
CNSX:ORI Income Statement, September 6th 2019

Hedge funds don't have many shares in Orion Nutraceuticals. As far I can tell there isn't analyst coverage of the company, so it is probably flying under the radar.

Insider Ownership Of Orion Nutraceuticals

The definition of an insider can differ slightly between different countries, but members of the board of directors always count. 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 Orion Nutraceuticals Inc.. It has a market capitalization of just CA$2.9m, and insiders have CA$355k worth of shares in their own names. 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 -- mostly retail investors -- own 87% of Orion Nutraceuticals . 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:

While it is well worth considering the different groups that own a company, there are other factors that are even more important.

Many find it useful to take an in depth look at how a company has performed in the past. You can access this detailed graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow .

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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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