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Here's What We Think About Bonterra Energy Corp.'s (TSE:BNE) CEO Pay

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George Fink has been the CEO of Bonterra Energy Corp. (TSE:BNE) since 1981. First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized companies. Next, we'll consider growth that the business demonstrates. 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.

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How Does George Fink's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

At the time of writing our data says that Bonterra Energy Corp. has a market cap of CA$233m, and is paying total annual CEO compensation of CA$604k. (This figure is for the year to December 2017). While this analysis focuses on total compensation, it's worth noting the salary is lower, valued at CA$255k. As part of our analysis we looked at companies in the same jurisdiction, with market capitalizations of CA$135m to CA$538m. The median total CEO compensation was CA$815k.

That means George Fink receives fairly typical remuneration for the CEO of a company that size. While this data point isn't particularly informative alone, it gains more meaning when considered with business performance.

You can see a visual representation of the CEO compensation at Bonterra Energy, below.

TSX:BNE CEO Compensation, May 1st 2019

Is Bonterra Energy Corp. Growing?

Over the last three years Bonterra Energy Corp. has grown its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 102% per year (using a line of best fit). In the last year, its revenue is up 5.9%.

Overall this is a positive result for shareholders, showing that the company has improved in recent years. It's nice to see a little revenue growth, as this is consistent with healthy business conditions. Shareholders might be interested in this free visualization of analyst forecasts.

Has Bonterra Energy Corp. Been A Good Investment?

Since shareholders would have lost about 67% over three years, some Bonterra Energy Corp. shareholders would surely be feeling negative emotions. It therefore might be upsetting for shareholders if the CEO were paid generously.

In Summary...

Remuneration for George Fink is close enough to the median pay for a CEO of a similar sized company .

We like that the company is growing EPS, but we find the returns over the last three years to be lacking. We'd be surprised if shareholders want to see a pay rise for the CEO, but we'd stop short of calling their pay too generous. If you think CEO compensation levels are interesting you will probably really like this free visualization of insider trading at Bonterra Energy.

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