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How Much Did Azucar Minerals Ltd.'s (CVE:AMZ) CEO Pocket Last Year?

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The CEO of Azucar Minerals Ltd. (CVE:AMZ) is Morgan Poliquin. First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized companies. 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.

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How Does Morgan Poliquin's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

At the time of writing, our data says that Azucar Minerals Ltd. has a market cap of CA$9.6m, and reported total annual CEO compensation of CA$140k for the year to December 2018. While we always look at total compensation first, we note that the salary component is less, at CA$101k. We examined a group of similar sized companies, with market capitalizations of below CA$268m. The median CEO total compensation in that group is CA$211k.

This would give shareholders a good impression of the company, since most similar size companies have to pay more, leaving less for shareholders. Though positive, it's important we delve into the performance of the actual business.

You can see, below, how CEO compensation at Azucar Minerals has changed over time.

TSXV:AMZ CEO Compensation, February 29th 2020

Is Azucar Minerals Ltd. Growing?

On average over the last three years, Azucar Minerals Ltd. has grown earnings per share (EPS) by 38% each year (using a line of best fit). Its revenue is up 17% over last year.

This shows that the company has improved itself over the last few years. Good news for shareholders. It's a real positive to see this sort of growth in a single year. That suggests a healthy and growing business. Although we don't have analyst forecasts shareholders might want to examine this detailed historical graph of earnings, revenue and cash flow.

Has Azucar Minerals Ltd. Been A Good Investment?

With a three year total loss of 89%, Azucar Minerals Ltd. would certainly have some dissatisfied shareholders. This suggests it would be unwise for the company to pay the CEO too generously.

In Summary...

Azucar Minerals Ltd. is currently paying its CEO below what is normal for companies of its size.

Many would consider this to indicate that the pay is modest since the business is growing. Unfortunately, some shareholders may be disappointed with their returns, given the company's performance over the last three years. We're not critical of the remuneration Morgan Poliquin receives, but it would be good to see improved returns to shareholders before the remuneration grows too much. In this case we may want to look deeper into the company. There are some real positives and we could see improved returns in the longer term. CEO compensation is one thing, but it is also interesting to check if the CEO is buying or selling Azucar Minerals (free visualization of insider trades).

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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