Should You Be Pleased About The CEO Pay At KRUK Spólka Akcyjna’s (WSE:KRU)

The CEO of KRUK Spólka Akcyjna (WSE:KRU) is Piotr Krupa. 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 method should give us information to assess how appropriately the company pays the CEO.

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How Does Piotr Krupa’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

Our data indicates that KRUK Spólka Akcyjna is worth zł3.2b, and total annual CEO compensation is zł2.4m. (This is based on the year to December 2017). It is worth noting that the CEO compensation consists almost entirely of the salary, worth zł2.4m. As part of our analysis we looked at companies in the same jurisdiction, with market capitalizations of zł1.5b to zł6.1b. The median total CEO compensation was zł2.1k.

As you can see, Piotr Krupa is paid more than the median CEO pay at companies of a similar size, in the same market. However, this does not necessarily mean KRUK Spólka Akcyjna is paying too much. A closer look at the performance of the underlying business will give us a better idea about whether the pay is particularly generous.

You can see, below, how CEO compensation at KRUK Spólka Akcyjna has changed over time.

WSE:KRU CEO Compensation, April 17th 2019
WSE:KRU CEO Compensation, April 17th 2019

Is KRUK Spólka Akcyjna Growing?

KRUK Spólka Akcyjna has increased its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 9.6% a year, over the last three years (using a line of best fit). Its revenue is up 10% over last year.

This revenue growth could really point to a brighter future. And the improvement in earnings per share is modest but respectable. Although we’ll stop short of calling the stock a top performer, we think the company has potential. You might want to check this free visual report on analyst forecasts for future earnings.

Has KRUK Spólka Akcyjna Been A Good Investment?

Since shareholders would have lost about 6.3% over three years, some KRUK Spólka Akcyjna shareholders would surely be feeling negative emotions. It therefore might be upsetting for shareholders if the CEO were paid generously.

In Summary…

We examined the amount KRUK Spólka Akcyjna pays its CEO, and compared it to the amount paid by similar sized companies. As discussed above, we discovered that the company pays more than the median of that group.

The growth in the business has been uninspiring, but the shareholder returns have arguably been worse, over the last three years. Considering this, we have the opinion that the CEO pay is more on the generous side, than the modest side. If you think CEO compensation levels are interesting you will probably really like this free visualization of insider trading at KRUK Spólka Akcyjna.

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