How Much Did Toupargel Groupe SA’s (EPA:TOU) CEO Pocket Last Year?

The CEO of Toupargel Groupe SA (EPA:TOU) is Romain Tchénio. First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized companies. After that, we will consider the growth in the business. 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.

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How Does Romain Tchénio’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

At the time of writing our data says that Toupargel Groupe SA has a market cap of €10m, and is paying total annual CEO compensation of €203k. (This number is for the twelve months until December 2017). It is worth noting that the CEO compensation consists almost entirely of the salary, worth €198k. We took a group of companies with market capitalizations below €178m, and calculated the median CEO compensation to be €140k.

It would therefore appear that Toupargel Groupe SA pays Romain Tchénio more than the median CEO remuneration at companies of a similar size, in the same market. However, this fact alone doesn’t mean the remuneration is too high. We can get a better idea of how generous the pay is by looking at the performance of the underlying business.

You can see a visual representation of the CEO compensation at Toupargel Groupe, below.

ENXTPA:TOU CEO Compensation, March 8th 2019
ENXTPA:TOU CEO Compensation, March 8th 2019

Is Toupargel Groupe SA Growing?

On average over the last three years, Toupargel Groupe SA has shrunk earnings per share by 34% each year (measured with a line of best fit). It saw its revenue drop -8.5% over the last year.

Sadly for shareholders, earnings per share are actually down, over three years. And the fact that revenue is down year on year arguably paints an ugly picture. These factors suggest that the business performance wouldn’t really justify a high pay packet for the CEO. Shareholders might be interested in this free visualization of analyst forecasts.

Has Toupargel Groupe SA Been A Good Investment?

Since shareholders would have lost about 79% over three years, some Toupargel Groupe SA shareholders would surely be feeling negative emotions. It therefore might be upsetting for shareholders if the CEO were paid generously.

In Summary…

We compared the total CEO remuneration paid by Toupargel Groupe SA, and compared it to remuneration at a group of similar sized companies. Our data suggests that it pays above the median CEO pay within that group.

Earnings per share have not grown in three years, and the revenue growth fails to impress us.

Over the same period, investors would have come away with nothing in the way of share price gains. In our opinion the CEO might be paid too generously! CEO compensation is one thing, but it is also interesting to check if the CEO is buying or selling Toupargel Groupe (free visualization of insider trades).

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