Is SafeCharge International Group Limited’s (LON:SCH) CEO Paid Enough Relative To Peers?

David Avgi became the CEO of SafeCharge International Group Limited (LON:SCH) in 2007. 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 we will reflect on how common stockholders have fared in the last few years, as a secondary measure of performance. This process should give us an idea about how appropriately the CEO is paid.

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How Does David Avgi’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

According to our data, SafeCharge International Group Limited has a market capitalization of UK£453m, and pays its CEO total annual compensation worth US$1.2m. (This number is for the twelve months until 2017). While this analysis focuses on total compensation, it’s worth noting the salary is lower, valued at US$520k. As part of our analysis we looked at companies in the same jurisdiction, with market capitalizations of US$200m to US$800m. The median total CEO compensation was US$880k.

It would therefore appear that SafeCharge International Group Limited pays David Avgi 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. A closer look at the performance of the underlying business will give us a better idea about whether the pay is particularly generous. So this free visual report on analyst forecasts could hold they key to an excellent investment decision.

You can see, below, how CEO compensation at SafeCharge International Group has changed over time.

AIM:SCH CEO Compensation January 24th 19
AIM:SCH CEO Compensation January 24th 19

Is SafeCharge International Group Limited Growing?

On average over the last three years, SafeCharge International Group Limited has grown earnings per share (EPS) by 2.2% each year (using a line of best fit). It achieved revenue growth of 20% over the last year.

I think the revenue growth is good. And the modest growth in earnings per share isn’t bad, either. So while performance isn’t amazing, we think it really does seem quite respectable.

Has SafeCharge International Group Limited Been A Good Investment?

Most shareholders would probably be pleased with SafeCharge International Group Limited for providing a total return of 38% over three years. So they may not be at all concerned if the CEO were to be paid more than is normal for companies around the same size.

In Summary…

We compared the total CEO remuneration paid by SafeCharge International Group Limited, 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.

While we generally prefer to see stronger EPS growth, there’s no arguing with the strong returns to shareholders, over the last three years. So, considering these tasty returns, the CEO compensation may be quite appropriate. Shareholders may want to check for free if SafeCharge International Group insiders are buying or selling shares.

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