Our Take On Oryx Petroleum Corporation Limited’s (TSE:OXC) CEO Salary

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Vance Querio became the CEO of Oryx Petroleum Corporation Limited (TSE:OXC) in 2016. This analysis aims first to contrast CEO compensation with other companies that have similar market capitalization. Next, we’ll consider growth that the business demonstrates. 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 Vance Querio’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

According to our data, Oryx Petroleum Corporation Limited has a market capitalization of CA$144m, and pays its CEO total annual compensation worth US$1.5m. (This is based on the year to December 2018). We note that’s an increase of 36% above last year. We think total compensation is more important but we note that the CEO salary is lower, at US$528k. We examined a group of similar sized companies, with market capitalizations of below US$200m. The median CEO total compensation in that group is US$113k.

As you can see, Vance Querio is paid more than the median CEO pay at companies of a similar size, in the same market. However, this does not necessarily mean Oryx Petroleum Corporation Limited is paying too much. We can better assess whether the pay is overly generous by looking into the underlying business performance.

You can see a visual representation of the CEO compensation at Oryx Petroleum, below.

TSX:OXC CEO Compensation, June 13th 2019
TSX:OXC CEO Compensation, June 13th 2019

Is Oryx Petroleum Corporation Limited Growing?

On average over the last three years, Oryx Petroleum Corporation Limited has grown earnings per share (EPS) by 133% each year (using a line of best fit). Its revenue is up 171% over last year.

This demonstrates that the company has been improving recently. A good result. It’s great to see that revenue growth is strong, too. These metrics suggest the business is growing strongly. We don’t have analyst forecasts, but shareholders might want to examine this detailed historical graph of earnings, revenue and cash flow.

Has Oryx Petroleum Corporation Limited Been A Good Investment?

Since shareholders would have lost about 65% over three years, some Oryx Petroleum Corporation Limited shareholders would surely be feeling negative emotions. It therefore might be upsetting for shareholders if the CEO were paid generously.

In Summary…

We examined the amount Oryx Petroleum Corporation Limited pays its CEO, and compared it to the amount paid by similar sized companies. Our data suggests that it pays above the median CEO pay within that group.

However we must not forget that the EPS growth has been very strong over three years. However, the returns to investors are far less impressive, over the same period. This contrasts with the growth in CEO remuneration, in the last year. While EPS is positive, we’d say shareholders would want better returns before the CEO is paid much more. If you think CEO compensation levels are interesting you will probably really like this free visualization of insider trading at Oryx Petroleum.

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