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What Kind Of Shareholder Owns Most GBLT Corp. (CVE:GBLT) Stock?

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Every investor in GBLT Corp. (CVE:GBLT) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. 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.'

GBLT is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of CA$7.9m, 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 take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholder can tell us about GBLT.

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TSXV:GBLT Ownership Summary, September 12th 2019

What Does The Lack Of Institutional Ownership Tell Us About GBLT?

We don't tend to see institutional investors holding stock of companies that are very risky, thinly traded, or very small. Though we do sometimes see large companies without institutions on the register, it's not particularly common.

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

TSXV:GBLT Income Statement, September 12th 2019

We note that hedge funds don't have a meaningful investment in GBLT. As far I can tell there isn't analyst coverage of the company, so it is probably flying under the radar.

Insider Ownership Of GBLT

The definition of an insider can differ slightly between different countries, but members of the board of directors always count. The company management answer to the board; and the latter should represent the interests of shareholders. Notably, sometimes top-level managers are on the board, themselves.

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 the majority of GBLT Corp.. This means they can collectively make decisions for the company. Given it has a market cap of CA$7.9m, that means they have CA$5.2m worth of shares. Most would be pleased to see the board is investing alongside them. You may wish todiscover (for free) if they have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

The general public holds a 34% stake in GBLT. While this size of ownership may not be enough to sway a policy decision in their favour, they can still make a collective impact on company policies.

Next Steps:

I find it very interesting to look at who exactly owns a company. But to truly gain insight, we need to consider other information, too.

I always like to check for a history of revenue growth. You can too, by accessing this free chart of historic revenue and earnings in this detailed graph.

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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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