Why PWR Holdings Limited’s (ASX:PWH) CEO Pay Matters To You

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Kees Weel became the CEO of PWR Holdings Limited (ASX:PWH) in 2003. 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. Third, we’ll reflect on the total return to shareholders over three years, as a second measure of business performance. The aim of all this is to consider the appropriateness of CEO pay levels.

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How Does Kees Weel’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

According to our data, PWR Holdings Limited has a market capitalization of AU$380m, and pays its CEO total annual compensation worth AU$621k. (This number is for the twelve months until June 2018). While this analysis focuses on total compensation, it’s worth noting the salary is lower, valued at AU$350k. We looked at a group of companies with market capitalizations from AU$143m to AU$572m, and the median CEO total compensation was AU$759k.

That means Kees Weel receives fairly typical remuneration for the CEO of a company that size. This doesn’t tell us a whole lot on its own, but looking at the performance of the actual business will give us useful context.

You can see, below, how CEO compensation at PWR Holdings has changed over time.

ASX:PWH CEO Compensation, May 14th 2019
ASX:PWH CEO Compensation, May 14th 2019

Is PWR Holdings Limited Growing?

On average over the last three years, PWR Holdings Limited has grown earnings per share (EPS) by 13% each year (using a line of best fit). Its revenue is up 13% over last year.

This shows that the company has improved itself over the last few years. Good news for shareholders. It’s a real positive to see this sort of growth in a single year. That suggests a healthy and growing business. Shareholders might be interested in this free visualization of analyst forecasts.

Has PWR Holdings Limited Been A Good Investment?

I think that the total shareholder return of 48%, over three years, would leave most PWR Holdings Limited shareholders smiling. This strong performance might mean some shareholders don’t mind if the CEO were to be paid more than is normal for a company of its size.

In Summary…

Kees Weel is paid around what is normal the leaders of comparable size companies.

The company is growing earnings per share and total shareholder returns have been pleasing. So one could argue the CEO compensation is quite modest, if you consider company performance! Whatever your view on compensation, you might want to check if insiders are buying or selling PWR Holdings shares (free trial).

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