How Should Investors Feel About PNM Resources, Inc.’s (NYSE:PNM) CEO Pay?

Pat Vincent-Collawn has been the CEO of PNM Resources, Inc. (NYSE:PNM) since 2010. This analysis aims first to contrast CEO compensation with other companies that have similar market capitalization. Then we’ll look at a snap shot of the business growth. And finally we will reflect on how common stockholders have fared in the last few years, as a secondary measure of performance. This process should give us an idea about how appropriately the CEO is paid.

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How Does Pat Vincent-Collawn’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

According to our data, PNM Resources, Inc. has a market capitalization of US$4.0b, and pays its CEO total annual compensation worth US$4.8m. (This number is for the twelve months until December 2018). While this analysis focuses on total compensation, it’s worth noting the salary is lower, valued at US$854k. We looked at a group of companies with market capitalizations from US$2.0b to US$6.4b, and the median CEO total compensation was US$5.2m.

That means Pat Vincent-Collawn receives fairly typical remuneration for the CEO of a company that size. Although this fact alone doesn’t tell us a great deal, it becomes more relevant when considered against the business performance.

You can see, below, how CEO compensation at PNM Resources has changed over time.

NYSE:PNM CEO Compensation, July 31st 2019
NYSE:PNM CEO Compensation, July 31st 2019

Is PNM Resources, Inc. Growing?

PNM Resources, Inc. has increased its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 24% a year, over the last three years (using a line of best fit). Its revenue is up 2.5% over last year.

This demonstrates that the company has been improving recently. A good result. It’s also good to see modest revenue growth, suggesting the underlying business is healthy.

Has PNM Resources, Inc. Been A Good Investment?

I think that the total shareholder return of 60%, over three years, would leave most PNM Resources, Inc. shareholders smiling. So they may not be at all concerned if the CEO were to be paid more than is normal for companies around the same size.

In Summary…

Pat Vincent-Collawn is paid around the same as most CEOs of similar size companies.

Shareholders would surely be happy to see that shareholder returns have been great, and the earnings per share are up. Although the pay is a normal amount, some shareholders probably consider it fair or modest, given the good performance of the stock. Whatever your view on compensation, you might want to check if insiders are buying or selling PNM Resources shares (free trial).

Arguably, business quality is much more important than CEO compensation levels. So check out this free list of interesting companies, that have HIGH return on equity and low debt.

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