We Discuss Why International Bancshares Corporation's (NASDAQ:IBOC) CEO May Deserve A Higher Pay Packet

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Simply Wall St
Published
May 10, 2021
NasdaqGS:IBOC

Shareholders will probably not be disappointed by the robust results at International Bancshares Corporation (NASDAQ:IBOC) recently and they will be keeping this in mind as they go into the AGM on 17 May 2021. They will probably be more interested in hearing the board discuss future initiatives to further improve the business as they vote on resolutions such as executive remuneration. In our analysis below, we discuss why we think the CEO compensation looks acceptable and the case for a raise.

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How Does Total Compensation For Dennis Nixon Compare With Other Companies In The Industry?

Our data indicates that International Bancshares Corporation has a market capitalization of US$3.1b, and total annual CEO compensation was reported as US$2.1m for the year to December 2020. That is, the compensation was roughly the same as last year. While this analysis focuses on total compensation, it's worth acknowledging that the salary portion is lower, valued at US$660k.

On examining similar-sized companies in the industry with market capitalizations between US$2.0b and US$6.4b, we discovered that the median CEO total compensation of that group was US$3.4m. That is to say, Dennis Nixon is paid under the industry median. Moreover, Dennis Nixon also holds US$115m worth of International Bancshares stock directly under their own name, which reveals to us that they have a significant personal stake in the company.

Component20202019Proportion (2020)
Salary US$660k US$660k 31%
Other US$1.5m US$1.5m 69%
Total CompensationUS$2.1m US$2.1m100%

On an industry level, roughly 42% of total compensation represents salary and 58% is other remuneration. In International Bancshares' case, non-salary compensation represents a greater slice of total remuneration, in comparison to the broader industry. It's important to note that a slant towards non-salary compensation suggests that total pay is tied to the company's performance.

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NasdaqGS:IBOC CEO Compensation May 11th 2021

A Look at International Bancshares Corporation's Growth Numbers

International Bancshares Corporation has seen its earnings per share (EPS) increase by 2.3% a year over the past three years. In the last year, its revenue is down 9.9%.

We would argue that the lack of revenue growth in the last year is less than ideal, but it is good to see a modest EPS growth at least. In conclusion we can't form a strong opinion about business performance yet; but it's one worth watching. Although we don't have analyst forecasts, you might want to assess this data-rich visualization of earnings, revenue and cash flow.

Has International Bancshares Corporation Been A Good Investment?

With a total shareholder return of 28% over three years, International Bancshares Corporation shareholders would, in general, be reasonably content. But they would probably prefer not to see CEO compensation far in excess of the median.

In Summary...

Overall, the company hasn't done too poorly performance-wise, but we would like to see some improvement. If it continues on the same road, shareholders might feel even more confident about their investment, and have little to no objections concerning CEO pay. In fact, strategic decisions that could impact the future of the business might be a far more interesting topic for investors as it would help them set their longer-term expectations.

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