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Here's What We Think About Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:TRCH) CEO Pay

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John Brda has been the CEO of Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRCH) since 2014. This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of similar size. 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 process should give us an idea about how appropriately the CEO is paid.

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How Does John Brda's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

According to our data, Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. has a market capitalization of US$79m, and pays its CEO total annual compensation worth US$375k. (This figure is for the year to December 2018). It is worth noting that the CEO compensation consists almost entirely of the salary, worth US$375k. We looked at a group of companies with market capitalizations under US$200m, and the median CEO total compensation was US$452k.

That means John Brda receives fairly typical remuneration for the CEO of a company that size. Although this fact alone doesn't tell us a great deal, it becomes more relevant when considered against the business performance.

The graphic below shows how CEO compensation at Torchlight Energy Resources has changed from year to year.

NasdaqCM:TRCH CEO Compensation, May 24th 2019

Is Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. Growing?

Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. has increased its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 113% a year, over the last three years (using a line of best fit). Its revenue is up 7.1% over last year.

This demonstrates that the company has been improving recently. A good result. 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 Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. Been A Good Investment?

Most shareholders would probably be pleased with Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc. for providing a total return of 67% over three years. 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...

John Brda is paid around the same as most CEOs of similar size companies.

The company is growing earnings per share and total shareholder returns have been pleasing. Although the pay is a normal amount, some shareholders probably consider it fair or modest, given the good performance of the stock. So you may want to check if insiders are buying Torchlight Energy Resources shares with their own money (free access).

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