Is Antipa Minerals Limited’s (ASX:AZY) CEO Paid At A Competitive Rate?

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Roger Mason became the CEO of Antipa Minerals Limited (ASX:AZY) in 2011. First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized companies. After that, we will consider the growth in the business. Third, we’ll reflect on the total return to shareholders over three years, as a second measure of business performance. This method should give us information to assess how appropriately the company pays the CEO.

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How Does Roger Mason’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

Our data indicates that Antipa Minerals Limited is worth AU$37m, and total annual CEO compensation is AU$395k. (This number is for the twelve months until June 2018). While we always look at total compensation first, we note that the salary component is less, at AU$300k. We looked at a group of companies with market capitalizations under AU$286m, and the median CEO total compensation was AU$355k.

That means Roger Mason receives fairly typical remuneration for the CEO of a company that size. 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 Antipa Minerals has changed from year to year.

ASX:AZY CEO Compensation, May 8th 2019
ASX:AZY CEO Compensation, May 8th 2019

Is Antipa Minerals Limited Growing?

On average over the last three years, Antipa Minerals Limited has grown earnings per share (EPS) by 26% each year (using a line of best fit). In the last year, its revenue is down -42%.

This shows that the company has improved itself over the last few years. Good news for shareholders. The lack of revenue growth isn’t ideal, but it is the bottom line that counts most in business. You might want to check this free visual report on analyst forecasts for future earnings.

Has Antipa Minerals Limited Been A Good Investment?

Given the total loss of 31% over three years, many shareholders in Antipa Minerals Limited are probably rather dissatisfied, to say the least. So shareholders would probably think the company shouldn’t be too generous with CEO compensation.

In Summary…

Roger Mason is paid around the same as most CEOs of similar size companies.

We’d say the company can boast of its EPS growth, but it’s disappointing to see negative shareholder returns over three years. We’d be surprised if shareholders want to see a pay rise for the CEO, but we’d stop short of calling their pay too generous. So you may want to check if insiders are buying Antipa Minerals shares with their own money (free access).

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