Is New Look Vision Group Inc. (TSE:BCI) Overpaying Its CEO?

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Antoine Amiel has been the CEO of New Look Vision Group Inc. (TSE:BCI) since 2015. 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. 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.

See our latest analysis for New Look Vision Group

How Does Antoine Amiel’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

Our data indicates that New Look Vision Group Inc. is worth CA$484m, and total annual CEO compensation is CA$911k. (This is based on the year to December 2018). We note that’s an increase of 116% above last year. While this analysis focuses on total compensation, it’s worth noting the salary is lower, valued at CA$482k. As part of our analysis we looked at companies in the same jurisdiction, with market capitalizations of CA$269m 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.

The graphic below shows how CEO compensation at New Look Vision Group has changed from year to year.

TSX:BCI CEO Compensation, May 11th 2019
TSX:BCI CEO Compensation, May 11th 2019

Is New Look Vision Group Inc. Growing?

New Look Vision Group Inc. has increased its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 7.1% a year, over the last three years (using a line of best fit). Its revenue is up 18% over last year.

I think the revenue growth is good. And, while modest, the earnings per share growth is noticeable. So while we’d stop just short of calling this a top performer, but we think it is well worth watching. It could be important to check this free visual depiction of what analysts expect for the future.

Has New Look Vision Group Inc. Been A Good Investment?

With a total shareholder return of 7.3% over three years, New Look Vision Group Inc. has done okay by shareholders. But they probably wouldn’t be so happy as to think the CEO should be paid more than is normal, for companies around this size.

In Summary…

It looks like New Look Vision Group Inc. pays its CEO less than 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. Shareholders may want to check for free if New Look Vision Group insiders are buying or selling shares.

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