Vito Pantilione has been the CEO of Parke Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:PKBK) since 2005. First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized companies. Next, we’ll consider growth that the business demonstrates. 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.
How Does Vito Pantilione’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?
Our data indicates that Parke Bancorp, Inc. is worth US$235m, and total annual CEO compensation is US$1.3m. (This is based on the year to December 2018). While we always look at total compensation first, we note that the salary component is less, at US$739k. We looked at a group of companies with market capitalizations from US$100m to US$400m, and the median CEO total compensation was US$1.2m.
So Vito Pantilione receives a similar amount to the median CEO pay, amongst the companies we looked at. Although this fact alone doesn’t tell us a great deal, it becomes more relevant when considered against the business performance.
You can see a visual representation of the CEO compensation at Parke Bancorp, below.
Is Parke Bancorp, Inc. Growing?
Parke Bancorp, Inc. has increased its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 8.7% a year, over the last three years (using a line of best fit). Its revenue is up 22% over last year.
I think the revenue growth is good. And the improvement in earnings per share is modest but respectable. Although we’ll stop short of calling the stock a top performer, we think the company has potential.
Has Parke Bancorp, Inc. Been A Good Investment?
I think that the total shareholder return of 108%, over three years, would leave most Parke Bancorp, Inc. shareholders smiling. As a result, some may believe the CEO should be paid more than is normal for companies of similar size.
Vito Pantilione is paid around what is normal the leaders of comparable size companies.
The company isn’t showing particularly great growth, but shareholder returns have been pleasing. So considering most shareholders would be happy, we’d say the CEO pay is appropriate. So you may want to check if insiders are buying Parke Bancorp shares with their own money (free access).
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