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We Discuss Why Jubilee Metals Group PLC's (LON:JLP) CEO Compensation May Be Closely Reviewed

Key Insights

  • Jubilee Metals Group to hold its Annual General Meeting on 3rd of January

  • Salary of UK£447.4k is part of CEO Leon Coetzer's total remuneration

  • The overall pay is 43% above the industry average

  • Jubilee Metals Group's three-year loss to shareholders was 52% while its EPS was down 23% over the past three years

The results at Jubilee Metals Group PLC (LON:JLP) have been quite disappointing recently and CEO Leon Coetzer bears some responsibility for this. Shareholders can take the chance to hold the board and management accountable for the unsatisfactory performance at the next AGM on 3rd of January. This will be also be a chance where they can challenge the board on company direction and vote on resolutions such as executive remuneration. The data we present below explains why we think CEO compensation is not consistent with recent performance.

Check out our latest analysis for Jubilee Metals Group

How Does Total Compensation For Leon Coetzer Compare With Other Companies In The Industry?

At the time of writing, our data shows that Jubilee Metals Group PLC has a market capitalization of UK£190m, and reported total annual CEO compensation of UK£688k for the year to June 2023. That's just a smallish increase of 6.1% on last year. We note that the salary portion, which stands at UK£447.4k constitutes the majority of total compensation received by the CEO.

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In comparison with other companies in the British Metals and Mining industry with market capitalizations ranging from UK£78m to UK£313m, the reported median CEO total compensation was UK£481k. This suggests that Leon Coetzer is paid more than the median for the industry. What's more, Leon Coetzer holds UK£51k worth of shares in the company in their own name.

Component

2023

2022

Proportion (2023)

Salary

UK£447k

UK£259k

65%

Other

UK£240k

UK£389k

35%

Total Compensation

UK£688k

UK£648k

100%

On an industry level, around 65% of total compensation represents salary and 35% is other remuneration. There isn't a significant difference between Jubilee Metals Group and the broader market, in terms of salary allocation in the overall compensation package. If salary dominates total compensation, it suggests that CEO compensation is leaning less towards the variable component, which is usually linked with performance.

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AIM:JLP CEO Compensation December 28th 2023

A Look at Jubilee Metals Group PLC's Growth Numbers

Jubilee Metals Group PLC has reduced its earnings per share by 23% a year over the last three years. In the last year, its revenue is up 1.4%.

The decline in EPS is a bit concerning. The modest increase in revenue in the last year isn't enough to make us overlook the disappointing change in EPS. So given this relatively weak performance, shareholders would probably not want to see high compensation for the CEO. Historical performance can sometimes be a good indicator on what's coming up next but if you want to peer into the company's future you might be interested in this free visualization of analyst forecasts.

Has Jubilee Metals Group PLC Been A Good Investment?

With a total shareholder return of -52% over three years, Jubilee Metals Group PLC shareholders would by and large be disappointed. This suggests it would be unwise for the company to pay the CEO too generously.

In Summary...

Not only have shareholders not seen a favorable return on their investment, but the business hasn't performed well either. Few shareholders would be willing to award the CEO with a pay raise. At the upcoming AGM, the board will get the chance to explain the steps it plans to take to improve business performance.

CEO compensation can have a massive impact on performance, but it's just one element. That's why we did some digging and identified 2 warning signs for Jubilee Metals Group that investors should think about before committing capital to this stock.

Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking at a different set of stocks. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies.

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