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Is Radient Technologies Inc.'s (CVE:RTI) CEO Salary Justified?

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Denis Taschuk became the CEO of Radient Technologies Inc. (CVE:RTI) in 2011. 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.

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How Does Denis Taschuk's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

Our data indicates that Radient Technologies Inc. is worth CA$99m, and total annual CEO compensation was reported as CA$273k for the year to March 2019. It is worth noting that the CEO compensation consists almost entirely of the salary, worth CA$260k. We looked at a group of companies with market capitalizations under CA$261m, and the median CEO total compensation was CA$216k.

So Denis Taschuk receives a similar amount to the median CEO pay, amongst the companies we looked at. 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 Radient Technologies has changed from year to year.

TSXV:RTI CEO Compensation, January 15th 2020

Is Radient Technologies Inc. Growing?

Radient Technologies Inc. has reduced its earnings per share by an average of 28% a year, over the last three years (measured with a line of best fit). Its revenue is up 176% over last year.

The reduction in earnings per share, over three years, is arguably concerning. But in contrast the revenue growth is strong, suggesting future potential for earnings growth. In conclusion we can't form a strong opinion about business performance yet; but it's one worth watching. Although we don't have analyst forecasts you might want to assess this data-rich visualization of earnings, revenue and cash flow.

Has Radient Technologies Inc. Been A Good Investment?

With a three year total loss of 37%, Radient Technologies Inc. would certainly have some dissatisfied shareholders. It therefore might be upsetting for shareholders if the CEO were paid generously.

In Summary...

Remuneration for Denis Taschuk is close enough to the median pay for a CEO of a similar sized company .

The company cannot boast particularly strong per share growth. And it's hard to argue that the returns over the last three years have delighted. So it would take a bold person to suggest the pay is too modest. Shareholders may want to check for free if Radient Technologies insiders are buying or selling shares.

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