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Is Misonix, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:MSON) CEO Overpaid Relative To Its Peers?

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In 2016 Stavros Vizirgianakis was appointed CEO of Misonix, Inc. (NASDAQ:MSON). This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of similar size. 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. The aim of all this is to consider the appropriateness of CEO pay levels.

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How Does Stavros Vizirgianakis's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

Our data indicates that Misonix, Inc. is worth US$283m, and total annual CEO compensation was reported as US$554k for the year to June 2019. We think total compensation is more important but we note that the CEO salary is lower, at US$382k. We examined companies with market caps from US$100m to US$400m, and discovered that the median CEO total compensation of that group was US$1.1m.

This would give shareholders a good impression of the company, since most similar size companies have to pay more, leaving less for shareholders. While this is a good thing, you'll need to understand the business better before you can form an opinion.

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

NasdaqGM:MSON CEO Compensation, January 3rd 2020

Is Misonix, Inc. Growing?

Over the last three years Misonix, Inc. has shrunk its earnings per share by an average of 28% per year (measured with a line of best fit). Its revenue is up 4.8% over last year.

Unfortunately, earnings per share have trended lower over the last three years. And the modest revenue growth over 12 months isn't much comfort against the reduced earnings per share. These factors suggest that the business performance wouldn't really justify a high pay packet for the CEO. You might want to check this free visual report on analyst forecasts for future earnings.

Has Misonix, Inc. Been A Good Investment?

Boasting a total shareholder return of 73% over three years, Misonix, Inc. has done well by shareholders. This strong performance might mean some shareholders don't mind if the CEO were to be paid more than is normal for a company of its size.

In Summary...

It looks like Misonix, Inc. pays its CEO less than similar sized companies.

It's well worth noting that while Stavros Vizirgianakis is paid less than most company leaders (at similar sized companies), there isn't much EPS growth. Having said that, returns to shareholders have been great. Although we could see higher EPS growth, we'd argue the remuneration is not an issue, based on these observations. Whatever your view on compensation, you might want to check if insiders are buying or selling Misonix 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.

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