Increases to Mannatech, Incorporated's (NASDAQ:MTEX) CEO Compensation Might Cool off for now

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June 08, 2021
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Performance at Mannatech, Incorporated (NASDAQ:MTEX) has been reasonably good and CEO Al Bala has done a decent job of steering the company in the right direction. As shareholders go into the upcoming AGM on 15 June 2021, CEO compensation will probably not be their focus, but rather the steps management will take to continue the growth momentum. However, some shareholders may still want to keep CEO compensation within reason.

See our latest analysis for Mannatech

How Does Total Compensation For Al Bala Compare With Other Companies In The Industry?

Our data indicates that Mannatech, Incorporated has a market capitalization of US$53m, and total annual CEO compensation was reported as US$570k for the year to December 2020. This means that the compensation hasn't changed much from last year. In particular, the salary of US$456.9k, makes up a huge portion of the total compensation being paid to the CEO.

For comparison, other companies in the industry with market capitalizations below US$200m, reported a median total CEO compensation of US$227k. This suggests that Al Bala is paid more than the median for the industry. Furthermore, Al Bala directly owns US$115k worth of shares in the company.

Component20202019Proportion (2020)
Salary US$457k US$440k 80%
Other US$113k US$145k 20%
Total CompensationUS$570k US$585k100%

Talking in terms of the industry, salary represented approximately 58% of total compensation out of all the companies we analyzed, while other remuneration made up 42% of the pie. According to our research, Mannatech has allocated a higher percentage of pay to salary in comparison to the wider industry. If salary is the major component in total compensation, it suggests that the CEO receives a higher fixed proportion of the total compensation, regardless of performance.

NasdaqGS:MTEX CEO Compensation June 9th 2021

Mannatech, Incorporated's Growth

Mannatech, Incorporated's earnings per share (EPS) grew 106% per year over the last three years. Its revenue is down 2.1% over the previous year.

Overall this is a positive result for shareholders, showing that the company has improved in recent years. It's always a tough situation when revenues are not growing, but ultimately profits are more important. While we don't have analyst forecasts for the company, shareholders might want to examine this detailed historical graph of earnings, revenue and cash flow.

Has Mannatech, Incorporated Been A Good Investment?

Most shareholders would probably be pleased with Mannatech, Incorporated for providing a total return of 47% over three years. As a result, some may believe the CEO should be paid more than is normal for companies of similar size.

In Summary...

The company's decent performance might have made most shareholders happy, possibly making CEO remuneration the least of the concerns to be discussed in the upcoming AGM. However, any decision to raise CEO pay might be met with some objections from the shareholders given that the CEO is already paid higher than the industry average.

CEO compensation can have a massive impact on performance, but it's just one element. That's why we did some digging and identified 3 warning signs for Mannatech that investors should think about before committing capital to this stock.

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