Should You Worry About EPR Properties’s (NYSE:EPR) CEO Salary Level?

Greg Silvers has been the CEO of EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) since 2015. This analysis aims first to contrast CEO compensation with other companies that have similar market capitalization. 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. The aim of all this is to consider the appropriateness of CEO pay levels.

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How Does Greg Silvers’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

According to our data, EPR Properties has a market capitalization of US$5.9b, and pays its CEO total annual compensation worth US$5.1m. (This is based on the year to December 2018). We think total compensation is more important but we note that the CEO salary is lower, at US$747k. When we examined a selection of companies with market caps ranging from US$4.0b to US$12b, we found the median CEO total compensation was US$6.9m.

So Greg Silvers receives a similar amount to the median CEO pay, amongst the companies we looked at. While this data point isn’t particularly informative alone, it gains more meaning when considered with business performance.

You can see, below, how CEO compensation at EPR Properties has changed over time.

NYSE:EPR CEO Compensation, August 19th 2019
NYSE:EPR CEO Compensation, August 19th 2019

Is EPR Properties Growing?

Over the last three years EPR Properties has grown its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 3.1% per year (using a line of best fit). Its revenue is up 7.2% over last year.

I’m not particularly impressed by the revenue growth, but the modest improvement in EPS is good. It’s clear the performance has been quite decent, but it it falls short of outstanding,based on this information.

Has EPR Properties Been A Good Investment?

EPR Properties has generated a total shareholder return of 16% over three years, so most shareholders would be reasonably content. But they would probably prefer not to see CEO compensation far in excess of the median.

In Summary…

Remuneration for Greg Silvers is close enough to the median pay for a CEO of a similar sized company .

We see room for improved growth, as well as fairly unremarkable returns over the last three years. While the CEO may not be underpaid, we don’t think the pay is too generous either. CEO compensation is one thing, but it is also interesting to check if the CEO is buying or selling EPR Properties (free visualization of insider trades).

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