In 2010 Amar Doman was appointed CEO of CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd. (TSE:CWX). This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of similar size. After that, we will consider the growth in the business. 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.
How Does Amar Doman's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?
At the time of writing our data says that CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd. has a market cap of CA$353m, and is paying total annual CEO compensation of CA$902k. (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 CA$600k. When we examined a selection of companies with market caps ranging from CA$132m to CA$527m, we found the median CEO total compensation was CA$901k.
So Amar Doman is paid around the average of the companies we looked at. 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 CanWel Building Materials Group, below.
Is CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd. Growing?
On average over the last three years, CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd. has shrunk earnings per share by 39% each year (measured with a line of best fit). In the last year, its revenue changed by just 0.9%.
Unfortunately, earnings per share have trended lower over the last three years. And the flat revenue is seriously uninspiring. These factors suggest that the business performance wouldn't really justify a high pay packet for the CEO. It could be important to check this free visual depiction of what analysts expect for the future.
Has CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd. Been A Good Investment?
With a three year total loss of 11%, CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd. would certainly have some dissatisfied shareholders. It therefore might be upsetting for shareholders if the CEO were paid generously.
Remuneration for Amar Doman is close enough to the median pay for a CEO of a similar sized company .
The company isn't growing EPS, and shareholder returns have been disappointing. Most would consider it prudent for the company to hold off any CEO pay rise until performance improves. Shareholders may want to check for free if CanWel Building Materials Group insiders are buying or selling shares.
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