Patrik De Haes has been the CEO of Oxurion NV (EBR:OXUR) since 2008. 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 Patrik De Haes’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?
At the time of writing our data says that Oxurion NV has a market cap of €191m, and is paying total annual CEO compensation of €504k. That’s below the compensation, last year. When we examined a selection of companies with market caps ranging from €87m to €348m, we found the median CEO compensation was €225k.
Thus we can conclude that Patrik De Haes receives more in total compensation than the median of a group of companies in the same market, and of similar size to Oxurion NV. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean the pay is too high. We can better assess whether the pay is overly generous by looking into the underlying business performance.
You can see, below, how CEO compensation at Oxurion has changed over time.
Is Oxurion NV Growing?
Oxurion NV has increased its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 54% a year, over the last three years In the last year, its revenue is up 71%.
This demonstrates that the company has been improving recently. A good result. Most shareholders would be pleased to see strong revenue growth combined with EPS growth. This combo suggests a fast growing business.
We don’t have analyst forecasts, but shareholders might want to examine this detailed historical graph of earnings, revenue and cash flow.
Has Oxurion NV Been A Good Investment?
I think that the total shareholder return of 43%, over three years, would leave most Oxurion NV shareholders smiling. This strong performance might mean some shareholders don’t mind if the CEO is paid more than is normal for a company of its size.
We compared total CEO remuneration at Oxurion NV with the amount paid at companies with a similar market capitalization. Our data suggests that it pays above the median CEO pay within that group.
Importantly, though, the company has impressed with its earnings per share growth, over three years. In addition, shareholders have done well over the same time period. As a result of this good performance, the CEO remuneration may well be quite reasonable. Whatever your view on compensation, you might want to check if insiders are buying or selling Oxurion NV shares (free trial).
Or you could feast your eyes on this interactive graph depicting past earnings, cash flow and revenue.
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