Ashish Malik became the CEO of Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc. (CVE:BEE) in 2016. This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of similar size. After that, we will consider the growth in the business. And finally we will reflect on how common stockholders have fared in the last few years, as a secondary measure of performance. This process should give us an idea about how appropriately the CEO is paid.
How Does Ashish Malik's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?
At the time of writing our data says that Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc. has a market cap of CA$20m, and is paying total annual CEO compensation of CA$353k. (This is based on the year to September 2018). Notably, the salary of CA$353k is the vast majority of the CEO compensation. We looked at a group of companies with market capitalizations under CA$265m, and the median CEO total compensation was CA$161k.
It would therefore appear that Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc. pays Ashish Malik more than the median CEO remuneration at companies of a similar size, in the same market. However, this fact alone doesn't mean the remuneration is too high. We can better assess whether the pay is overly generous by looking into the underlying business performance.
You can see a visual representation of the CEO compensation at Bee Vectoring Technologies International, below.
Is Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc. Growing?
Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc. has increased its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 17% a year, over the last three years (using a line of best fit). Its revenue is up 12% over last year.
This shows that the company has improved itself over the last few years. Good news for shareholders. It's also good to see decent revenue growth in the last year, suggesting the business is healthy and growing. Although we don't have analyst forecasts, you could get a better understanding of its growth by checking out this more detailed historical graph of earnings, revenue and cash flow.
Has Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc. Been A Good Investment?
Given the total loss of 24% over three years, many shareholders in Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc. are probably rather dissatisfied, to say the least. This suggests it would be unwise for the company to pay the CEO too generously.
We compared total CEO remuneration at Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc. with the amount paid at companies with a similar market capitalization. Our data suggests that it pays above the median CEO pay within that group.
Importantly, though, the company has impressed with its earnings per share growth, over three years. Having said that, shareholders may be disappointed with the weak returns over the last three years. One might thus conclude that it would be better if the company waited until growth is reflected in the share price, before increasing CEO compensation. So you may want to check if insiders are buying Bee Vectoring Technologies International shares with their own money (free access).
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