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What Did Canaf Investments Inc.'s (CVE:CAF) CEO Take Home Last Year?

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Christopher Way became the CEO of Canaf Investments Inc. (CVE:CAF) in 2011. This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of similar size. Next, we'll consider growth that the business demonstrates. And finally - as a second measure of performance - we will look at the returns shareholders have received over the last few years. The aim of all this is to consider the appropriateness of CEO pay levels.

Check out our latest analysis for Canaf Investments

How Does Christopher Way's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

Our data indicates that Canaf Investments Inc. is worth CA$2.6m, and total annual CEO compensation is US$129k. (This figure is for the year to October 2018). Notably, the salary of US$129k is the vast majority of the CEO compensation. We looked at a group of companies with market capitalizations under US$200m, and the median CEO total compensation was US$108k.

So Christopher Way is paid around the average of the companies we looked at. This doesn't tell us a whole lot on its own, but looking at the performance of the actual business will give us useful context.

You can see, below, how CEO compensation at Canaf Investments has changed over time.

TSXV:CAF CEO Compensation, May 7th 2019

Is Canaf Investments Inc. Growing?

Over the last three years Canaf Investments Inc. has grown its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 73% per year (using a line of best fit). It achieved revenue growth of 26% over the last year.

This shows that the company has improved itself over the last few years. Good news for shareholders. Most shareholders would be pleased to see strong revenue growth combined with EPS growth. This combo suggests a fast growing business. We don't have analyst forecasts, but shareholders might want to examine this detailed historical graph of earnings, revenue and cash flow.

Has Canaf Investments Inc. Been A Good Investment?

Canaf Investments Inc. has generated a total shareholder return of 10.0% over three years, so most shareholders would be reasonably content. But they would probably prefer not to see CEO compensation far in excess of the median.

In Summary...

Christopher Way is paid around what is normal the leaders of comparable size companies.

The company is growing EPS but shareholder returns have been sound but not amazing. So upon reflection one could argue that the CEO pay is quite reasonable. So you may want to check if insiders are buying Canaf Investments shares with their own money (free access).

Arguably, business quality is much more important than CEO compensation levels. So check out this free list of interesting companies, that have HIGH return on equity and low debt.

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