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Does Maverix Metals Inc.'s (TSE:MMX) CEO Pay Compare Well With Peers?

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Dan O'Flaherty became the CEO of Maverix Metals Inc. (TSE:MMX) in 2016. This analysis aims first to contrast CEO compensation with other companies that have similar market capitalization. Then we'll look at a snap shot of the business growth. Third, we'll reflect on the total return to shareholders over three years, as a second measure of business performance. This method should give us information to assess how appropriately the company pays the CEO.

Check out our latest analysis for Maverix Metals

How Does Dan O'Flaherty's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

Our data indicates that Maverix Metals Inc. is worth CA$640m, and total annual CEO compensation was reported as CA$640k for the year to December 2018. We think total compensation is more important but we note that the CEO salary is lower, at CA$400k. When we examined a selection of companies with market caps ranging from CA$264m to CA$1.1b, we found the median CEO total compensation was CA$1.4m.

Most shareholders would consider it a positive that Dan O'Flaherty takes less total compensation than the CEOs of most similar size companies, leaving more for shareholders. While this is a good thing, you'll need to understand the business better before you can form an opinion.

The graphic below shows how CEO compensation at Maverix Metals has changed from year to year.

TSX:MMX CEO Compensation, December 16th 2019
TSX:MMX CEO Compensation, December 16th 2019

Is Maverix Metals Inc. Growing?

Over the last three years Maverix Metals Inc. has grown its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 137% per year (using a line of best fit). In the last year, its revenue is up 24%.

Overall this is a positive result for shareholders, showing that the company has improved in recent years. It's a real positive to see this sort of growth in a single year. That suggests a healthy and growing business. It could be important to check this free visual depiction of what analysts expect for the future.

Has Maverix Metals Inc. Been A Good Investment?

Boasting a total shareholder return of 128% over three years, Maverix Metals Inc. 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.

In Summary...

Maverix Metals Inc. is currently paying its CEO below what is normal for companies of its size.

Many would consider this to indicate that the pay is modest since the business is growing. And given most shareholders are probably very happy with recent returns, you might even think that Dan O'Flaherty deserves a raise! It is relatively rare to see a modestly paid CEO when performance is so impressive. The cherry on top would be if company insiders are buying shares with their own money. Whatever your view on compensation, you might want to check if insiders are buying or selling Maverix Metals shares (free trial).

Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies.

If you spot an error that warrants correction, please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com. This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. Simply Wall St has no position in the stocks mentioned.

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