Mohammed Vaziri became the CEO of Anglo Asian Mining PLC (LON:AAZ) in 2008. This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of similar size. Next, we'll consider growth that the business demonstrates. And finally - as a second measure of performance - we will look at the returns shareholders have received over the last few years. This process should give us an idea about how appropriately the CEO is paid.
How Does Mohammed Vaziri's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?
Our data indicates that Anglo Asian Mining PLC is worth UK£157m, and total annual CEO compensation was reported as US$663k for the year to December 2018. While we always look at total compensation first, we note that the salary component is less, at . We note that more than half of the total compensation is not the salary; and performance requirements may apply to this non-salary portion. When we examined a selection of companies with market caps ranging from US$100m to US$400m, we found the median CEO total compensation was US$618k.
That means Mohammed Vaziri receives fairly typical remuneration for the CEO of a company that size. While this data point isn't particularly informative alone, it gains more meaning when considered with business performance.
The graphic below shows how CEO compensation at Anglo Asian Mining has changed from year to year.
Is Anglo Asian Mining PLC Growing?
Over the last three years Anglo Asian Mining PLC has grown its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 94% per year (using a line of best fit). In the last year, its revenue is up 14%.
This demonstrates that the company has been improving recently. A good result. It's a real positive to see this sort of growth in a single year. That suggests a healthy and growing business. Although we don't have analyst forecasts shareholders might want to examine this detailed historical graph of earnings, revenue and cash flow.
Has Anglo Asian Mining PLC Been A Good Investment?
Most shareholders would probably be pleased with Anglo Asian Mining PLC for providing a total return of 593% over three years. This strong performance might mean some shareholders don't mind if the CEO were to be paid more than is normal for a company of its size.
Remuneration for Mohammed Vaziri is close enough to the median pay for a CEO of a similar sized company .
The company is growing earnings per share and total shareholder returns have been pleasing. Indeed, many might consider the pay rather modest, given the solid company performance! If you think CEO compensation levels are interesting you will probably really like this free visualization of insider trading at Anglo Asian Mining.
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