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What Kind Of Shareholder Owns Most Matachewan Consolidated Mines, Limited (CVE:MCM.A) Stock?

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If you want to know who really controls Matachewan Consolidated Mines, Limited (CVE:MCM.A), then you'll have to look at the makeup of its share registry. Generally speaking, as a company grows, institutions will increase their ownership. Conversely, insiders often decrease their ownership over time. 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.'

Matachewan Consolidated Mines is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of CA$1.6m, which means it wouldn't have the attention 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. Let's take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholder can tell us about MCM.A.

Check out our latest analysis for Matachewan Consolidated Mines

TSXV:MCM.A Ownership Summary, July 22nd 2019

What Does The Lack Of Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Matachewan Consolidated Mines?

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. 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. Matachewan Consolidated Mines might not have the sort of past performance institutions are looking for, or perhaps they simply have not studied the business closely.

TSXV:MCM.A Income Statement, July 22nd 2019

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

Insider Ownership Of Matachewan Consolidated Mines

While the precise definition of an insider can be subjective, almost everyone considers board members to be insiders. 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.

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 most recent data indicates that insiders own a reasonable proportion of Matachewan Consolidated Mines, Limited. It has a market capitalization of just CA$1.6m, and insiders have CA$280k worth of shares in their own names. This may suggest that the founders still own a lot of shares. You can click here to see if they have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public holds a 50% stake in MCM.A. While this group can't necessarily call the shots, it can certainly have a real influence on how the company is run.

Public Company Ownership

Public companies currently own 33% of MCM.A stock. It's hard to say for sure, but this suggests they have entwined business interests. This might be a strategic stake, so it's worth watching this space for changes in ownership.

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