Why Stalprodukt S.A.’s (WSE:STP) CEO Pay Matters To You

Piotr Janeczek became the CEO of Stalprodukt S.A. (WSE:STP) in 2004. 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 Piotr Janeczek’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

According to our data, Stalprodukt S.A. has a market capitalization of zł1.8b, and pays its CEO total annual compensation worth zł3.3m. (This figure is for the year to 2016). While we always look at total compensation first, we note that the salary component is less, at zł906k. We looked at a group of companies with market capitalizations from zł755m to zł3.0b, and the median CEO compensation was zł594k.

As you can see, Piotr Janeczek is paid more than the median CEO pay at companies of a similar size, in the same market. However, this does not necessarily mean Stalprodukt S.A. 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. 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 Stalprodukt has changed over time.

WSE:STP CEO Compensation January 21st 19
WSE:STP CEO Compensation January 21st 19

Is Stalprodukt S.A. Growing?

On average over the last three years, Stalprodukt S.A. has grown earnings per share (EPS) by 9.6% each year (using a line of best fit). It achieved revenue growth of 12% over the last year.

I would argue that the modest growth in revenue is a notable positive. And the modest growth in earnings per share isn’t bad, either. Although we’ll stop short of calling the stock a top performer, we think the company has potential.

Has Stalprodukt S.A. Been A Good Investment?

Most shareholders would probably be pleased with Stalprodukt S.A. for providing a total return of 43% over three years. As a result, some may believe the CEO should be paid more than is normal for companies of similar size.

In Summary…

We compared the total CEO remuneration paid by Stalprodukt S.A., and compared it to remuneration at a group of similar sized companies. We found that it pays well over the median amount paid in the benchmark group.

One might like to have seen stronger growth, but shareholder returns have been pleasing, over the last three years. As a result of the juicy return to investors, the CEO remuneration may well be quite reasonable. If you think CEO compensation levels are interesting you will probably really like this free visualization of insider trading at Stalprodukt.

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