Stuart Green became the CEO of ZOO Digital Group plc (LON:ZOO) in 2006. First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized companies. Then we’ll look at a snap shot of the business growth. 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 Stuart Green’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?
According to our data, ZOO Digital Group plc has a market capitalization of UK£43m, and paid its CEO total annual compensation worth US$242k over the year to March 2019. It is worth noting that the CEO compensation consists almost entirely of the salary, worth US$230k. We examined a group of similar sized companies, with market capitalizations of below US$200m. The median CEO total compensation in that group is US$325k.
So Stuart Green 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.
The graphic below shows how CEO compensation at ZOO Digital Group has changed from year to year.
Is ZOO Digital Group plc Growing?
ZOO Digital Group plc has increased its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 4.4% a year, over the last three years (using a line of best fit). Its revenue is down 8.3% over last year.
I generally like to see a little revenue growth, but it is good to see EPS growth. In conclusion we can’t form a strong opinion about business performance yet; but it’s one worth watching. It could be important to check this free visual depiction of what analysts expect for the future.
Has ZOO Digital Group plc Been A Good Investment?
I think that the total shareholder return of 511%, over three years, would leave most ZOO Digital Group plc shareholders smiling. As a result, some may believe the CEO should be paid more than is normal for companies of similar size.
Stuart Green is paid around the same as most CEOs of similar size companies.
The company isn’t showing particularly great growth, but shareholder returns have been pleasing. So we can conclude that on this analysis the CEO compensation seems pretty sound. Whatever your view on compensation, you might want to check if insiders are buying or selling ZOO Digital Group shares (free trial).
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