The CEO of United States Antimony Corporation (NYSEMKT:UAMY) is John Lawrence. This analysis aims first to contrast CEO compensation with other companies that have similar market capitalization. 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. This process should give us an idea about how appropriately the CEO is paid.
How Does John Lawrence’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?
Our data indicates that United States Antimony Corporation is worth US$35m, and total annual CEO compensation is US$166k. (This number is for the twelve months until December 2017). We think total compensation is more important but we note that the CEO salary is lower, at US$141k. We looked at a group of companies with market capitalizations under US$200m, and the median CEO total compensation was US$421k.
A first glance this seems like a real positive for shareholders, since John Lawrence is paid less than the average total compensation paid by similar sized companies. Though positive, it’s important we delve into the performance of the actual business.
You can see, below, how CEO compensation at United States Antimony has changed over time.
Is United States Antimony Corporation Growing?
Over the last three years United States Antimony Corporation has grown its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 8.1% per year (using a line of best fit). In the last year, its revenue is down -13%.
I would argue that the lack of revenue growth in the last year is less than ideal, but it is good to see EPS growth. These two metric are moving in different directions, so while it’s hard to be confident judging performance, we think the stock is worth watching. Although we don’t have analyst forecasts, you might want to assess this data-rich visualization of earnings, revenue and cash flow.
Has United States Antimony Corporation Been A Good Investment?
Boasting a total shareholder return of 121% over three years, United States Antimony Corporation has done well by shareholders. So they may not be at all concerned if the CEO were to be paid more than is normal for companies around the same size.
It appears that United States Antimony Corporation remunerates its CEO below most similar sized companies.
It’s well worth noting that while John Lawrence is paid below what is normal at companies of similar size, the returns have been very pleasing, over the last three years. Although we could see higher growth, we’d argue the remuneration is modest, based on these observations. CEO compensation is one thing, but it is also interesting to check if the CEO is buying or selling United States Antimony (free visualization of insider trades).
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