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Here's What We Think About Métropole Télévision S.A.'s (EPA:MMT) CEO Pay

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The CEO of Métropole Télévision S.A. (EPA:MMT) is Nicolás de Tavernost Abel. 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. And finally we will reflect on how common stockholders have fared in the last few years, as a secondary measure of performance. This method should give us information to assess how appropriately the company pays the CEO.

See our latest analysis for Métropole Télévision

How Does Nicolás de Tavernost Abel's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

At the time of writing our data says that Métropole Télévision S.A. has a market cap of €2.0b, and is paying total annual CEO compensation of €1.8m. (This is based on the year to December 2018). While we always look at total compensation first, we note that the salary component is less, at €1.0m. We examined companies with market caps from €892m to €2.9b, and discovered that the median CEO total compensation of that group was €985k.

Thus we can conclude that Nicolás de Tavernost Abel receives more in total compensation than the median of a group of companies in the same market, and of similar size to Métropole Télévision S.A.. However, this doesn't necessarily mean the pay is too high. We can get a better idea of how generous the pay is by looking at the performance of the underlying business.

You can see a visual representation of the CEO compensation at Métropole Télévision, below.

ENXTPA:MMT CEO Compensation, July 10th 2019

Is Métropole Télévision S.A. Growing?

On average over the last three years, Métropole Télévision S.A. has grown earnings per share (EPS) by 11% each year (using a line of best fit). In the last year, its revenue is up 7.3%.

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. You might want to check this free visual report on analyst forecasts for future earnings.

Has Métropole Télévision S.A. Been A Good Investment?

Métropole Télévision S.A. has generated a total shareholder return of 17% over three years, so most shareholders would be reasonably content. But they probably wouldn't be so happy as to think the CEO should be paid more than is normal, for companies around this size.

In Summary...

We compared total CEO remuneration at Métropole Télévision S.A. with the amount paid at companies with a similar market capitalization. As discussed above, we discovered that the company pays more than the median of that group.

Importantly, though, the company has impressed with its earnings per share growth, over three years. We also note that, over the same time frame, shareholder returns haven't been bad. So, considering the EPS growth we do not wish to criticize the level of CEO compensation, though we'd recommend further research on management. Whatever your view on compensation, you might want to check if insiders are buying or selling Métropole Télévision shares (free trial).

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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