Does Continental Building Products, Inc.’s (NYSE:CBPX) CEO Pay Reflect Performance?

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In 2015 Jay Bachmann was appointed CEO of Continental Building Products, Inc. (NYSE:CBPX). This analysis aims first to contrast CEO compensation with other companies that have similar market capitalization. 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. The aim of all this is to consider the appropriateness of CEO pay levels.

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How Does Jay Bachmann’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

According to our data, Continental Building Products, Inc. has a market capitalization of US$842m, and pays its CEO total annual compensation worth US$2.4m. (This figure is for the year to December 2018). That’s a fairly small increase of 7.6% on year before. While this analysis focuses on total compensation, it’s worth noting the salary is lower, valued at US$577k. As part of our analysis we looked at companies in the same jurisdiction, with market capitalizations of US$400m to US$1.6b. The median total CEO compensation was US$2.7m.

So Jay Bachmann receives a similar amount to the median CEO pay, amongst the companies we looked at. While this data point isn’t particularly informative alone, it gains more meaning when considered with business performance.

You can see, below, how CEO compensation at Continental Building Products has changed over time.

NYSE:CBPX CEO Compensation, June 14th 2019
NYSE:CBPX CEO Compensation, June 14th 2019

Is Continental Building Products, Inc. Growing?

Continental Building Products, Inc. has increased its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 35% a year, over the last three years (using a line of best fit). In the last year, its revenue is up 9.9%.

Overall this is a positive result for shareholders, showing that the company has improved in recent years. It’s good to see a bit of revenue growth, as this suggests the business is able to grow sustainably. You might want to check this free visual report on analyst forecasts for future earnings.

Has Continental Building Products, Inc. Been A Good Investment?

Continental Building Products, Inc. has generated a total shareholder return of 12% over three years, so most shareholders would be reasonably content. But they probably don’t want to see the CEO paid more than is normal for companies around the same size.

In Summary…

Jay Bachmann is paid around the same as most CEOs of similar size companies.

Shareholder returns could be better but shareholders would be pleased with the positive EPS growth. As a result of these considerations, I would suggest the CEO pay is reasonable. If you think CEO compensation levels are interesting you will probably really like this free visualization of insider trading at Continental Building Products.

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