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How Much is ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:ANIP) CEO Getting Paid?

Wade Goff

In 2013 Arthur Przybyl was appointed CEO of ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANIP). 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 – as a second measure of performance – we will look at the returns shareholders have received over the last few years. This process should give us an idea about how appropriately the CEO is paid.

Check out our latest analysis for ANI Pharmaceuticals

How Does Arthur Przybyl’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

Our data indicates that ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is worth US$578m, and total annual CEO compensation is US$3.6m. (This number is for the twelve months until 2017). While this analysis focuses on total compensation, it’s worth noting the salary is lower, valued at US$647k. As part of our analysis we looked at companies in the same jurisdiction, with market capitalizations of US$200m to US$800m. The median total CEO compensation was US$1.6m.

It would therefore appear that ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. pays Arthur Przybyl more than the median CEO remuneration at companies of a similar size, in the same market. However, this fact alone doesn’t mean the remuneration is too high. We can better assess whether the pay is overly generous by looking into the underlying business performance.

The graphic below shows how CEO compensation at ANI Pharmaceuticals has changed from year to year.

NasdaqGM:ANIP CEO Compensation January 9th 19

Is ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Growing?

On average over the last three years, ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has shrunk earnings per share by 101% each year. Its revenue is up 14% over last year.

Unfortunately, earnings per share have trended lower over the last three years. And while it’s good to see some good revenue growth recently, the growth isn’t really fast enough for me to put aside my concerns around earnings. So given this relatively weak performance, shareholders would probably not want to see high compensation for the CEO.

It could be important to check this free visual depiction of what analysts expect for the future.

Has ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Been A Good Investment?

I think that the total shareholder return of 42%, over three years, would leave most ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. shareholders smiling. 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…

We compared the total CEO remuneration paid by ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and compared it to remuneration at a group of similar sized companies. Our data suggests that it pays above the median CEO pay within that group.

Neither earnings per share nor revenue have been growing sufficiently fast to impress us, over the last three years.

But clearly there are some positives, because investors have done well over the same time frame. So on this analysis we’d stop short of criticizing the level of CEO compensation. Whatever your view on compensation, you might want to check if insiders are buying or selling ANI Pharmaceuticals shares (free trial).

Or you might prefer examine intently this intuitive graph showing past earnings and revenue.

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The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.