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Joost Uwents became the CEO of Warehouses De Pauw (EBR:WDP) in 2010. 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. 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.
How Does Joost Uwents’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?
Our data indicates that Warehouses De Pauw is worth €3.3b, and total annual CEO compensation is €683k. (This number is for the twelve months until December 2018). That’s a fairly small increase of 6.6% on year before. While this analysis focuses on total compensation, it’s worth noting the salary is lower, valued at €400k. When we examined a selection of companies with market caps ranging from €1.8b to €5.7b, we found the median CEO total compensation was €577k.
So Joost Uwents receives a similar amount to the median CEO pay, amongst the companies we looked at. 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 a visual representation of the CEO compensation at Warehouses De Pauw, below.
Is Warehouses De Pauw Growing?
Over the last three years Warehouses De Pauw has grown its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 23% per year (using a line of best fit). In the last year, its revenue is up 17%.
This shows that the company has improved itself over the last few years. Good news for shareholders. It’s also good to see decent revenue growth in the last year, suggesting the business is healthy and growing. It could be important to check this free visual depiction of what analysts expect for the future.
Has Warehouses De Pauw Been A Good Investment?
I think that the total shareholder return of 87%, over three years, would leave most Warehouses De Pauw 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.
Remuneration for Joost Uwents is close enough to the median pay for a CEO of a similar sized company .
Shareholders would surely be happy to see that shareholder returns have been great, and the earnings per share are up. 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 Warehouses De Pauw shares (free trial).
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