How Much is Huntington Bancshares Incorporated’s (NASDAQ:HBAN) CEO Getting Paid?

Steve Steinour became the CEO of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) in 2009. This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at other big companies. Next, we’ll consider growth that the business demonstrates. And finally we will reflect on how common stockholders have fared in the last few years, as a secondary measure of performance. This method should give us information to assess how appropriately the company pays the CEO.

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How Does Steve Steinour’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

According to our data, Huntington Bancshares Incorporated has a market capitalization of US$14b, and pays its CEO total annual compensation worth US$8.7m. (This number is for the twelve months until 2017). While we always look at total compensation first, we note that the salary component is less, at US$1.1m. We looked at a group of companies with market capitalizations over US$8.0b and the median CEO compensation was US$11m. There aren’t very many mega-cap companies, so we had to take a wide range to get a meaningful comparison figure.

That means Steve Steinour receives fairly typical remuneration for the CEO of a large company. Although this fact alone doesn’t tell us a great deal, it becomes more relevant when considered against the business performance.

The graphic below shows how CEO compensation at Huntington Bancshares has changed from year to year.

NASDAQGS:HBAN CEO Compensation January 29th 19
NASDAQGS:HBAN CEO Compensation January 29th 19

Is Huntington Bancshares Incorporated Growing?

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated has increased its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 20% a year, over the last three years (using a line of best fit). Its revenue is up 4.1% over last year.

This demonstrates that the company has been improving recently. A good result. It’s also good to see modest revenue growth, suggesting the underlying business is healthy.

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Has Huntington Bancshares Incorporated Been A Good Investment?

Boasting a total shareholder return of 72% over three years, Huntington Bancshares Incorporated has done well by shareholders. 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…

Steve Steinour is paid around what is normal the leaders of larger companies.

Few would be critical of the leadership, since returns have been juicy and earnings per share are moving in the right direction. Although the pay is a normal amount, some shareholders probably consider it fair or modest, given the good performance of the stock. If you think CEO compensation levels are interesting you will probably really like this free visualization of insider trading at Huntington Bancshares.

Or you could feast your eyes on this interactive graph depicting past earnings, cash flow and revenue.

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The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.