In 2015 Antoine Amiel was appointed CEO of New Look Vision Group Inc. (TSE:BCI). First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized companies. Next, we’ll consider growth that the business demonstrates. Third, we’ll reflect on the total return to shareholders over three years, as a second measure of business performance. The aim of all this is to consider the appropriateness of CEO pay levels.
How Does Antoine Amiel’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?
According to our data, New Look Vision Group Inc. has a market capitalization of CA$515m, and pays its CEO total annual compensation worth CA$911k. (This is based on the year to December 2018). We think total compensation is more important but we note that the CEO salary is lower, at CA$482k. As part of our analysis we looked at companies in the same jurisdiction, with market capitalizations of CA$265m to CA$1.1b. The median total CEO compensation was CA$1.4m.
Most shareholders would consider it a positive that Antoine Amiel takes less total compensation than the CEOs of most similar size companies, leaving more for shareholders. While this is a good thing, you’ll need to understand the business better before you can form an opinion.
You can see a visual representation of the CEO compensation at New Look Vision Group, below.
Is New Look Vision Group Inc. Growing?
Over the last three years New Look Vision Group Inc. has grown its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 9.7% per year (using a line of best fit). It achieved revenue growth of 8.9% over the last year.
I’m not particularly impressed by the revenue growth, but the modest improvement in EPS is good. Considering these factors I’d say performance has been pretty decent, though not amazing.
Has New Look Vision Group Inc. Been A Good Investment?
New Look Vision Group Inc. has served shareholders reasonably well, with a total return of 20% over three years. But they would probably prefer not to see CEO compensation far in excess of the median.
It appears that New Look Vision Group Inc. remunerates its CEO below most similar sized companies.
Antoine Amiel is paid less than what is normal at similar size companies, and but overall performance has left me uninspired. However I do not find the CEO compensation to be concerning. So you may want to check if insiders are buying New Look Vision Group shares with their own money (free access).
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