Should Shareholders Reconsider Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:BBGI) CEO Compensation Package?

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Simply Wall St
Published
May 21, 2021
NasdaqGM:BBGI
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Shareholders will probably not be too impressed with the underwhelming results at Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBGI) recently. Shareholders can take the chance to hold the board and management accountable for the unsatisfactory performance at the next AGM on 27 May 2021. This will be also be a chance where they can challenge the board on company direction and vote on resolutions such as executive remuneration. The data we present below explains why we think CEO compensation is not consistent with recent performance.

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How Does Total Compensation For Barbara Beasley Compare With Other Companies In The Industry?

According to our data, Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. has a market capitalization of US$79m, and paid its CEO total annual compensation worth US$2.0m over the year to December 2020. We note that's an increase of 13% above last year. In particular, the salary of US$1.10m, makes up a fairly large portion of the total compensation being paid to the CEO.

On comparing similar-sized companies in the industry with market capitalizations below US$200m, we found that the median total CEO compensation was US$690k. Accordingly, our analysis reveals that Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. pays Barbara Beasley north of the industry median. Moreover, Barbara Beasley also holds US$3.6m worth of Beasley Broadcast Group stock directly under their own name, which reveals to us that they have a significant personal stake in the company.

Component20202019Proportion (2020)
Salary US$1.1m US$1.0m 54%
Other US$916k US$782k 46%
Total CompensationUS$2.0m US$1.8m100%

On an industry level, roughly 22% of total compensation represents salary and 78% is other remuneration. Beasley Broadcast Group pays out 54% of remuneration in the form of a salary, significantly higher than the industry average. If salary dominates total compensation, it suggests that CEO compensation is leaning less towards the variable component, which is usually linked with performance.

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NasdaqGM:BBGI CEO Compensation May 22nd 2021

Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc.'s Growth

Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. has reduced its earnings per share by 120% a year over the last three years. It saw its revenue drop 25% over the last year.

Overall this is not a very positive result for shareholders. This is compounded by the fact revenue is actually down on last year. So given this relatively weak performance, shareholders would probably not want to see high compensation for the CEO. Historical performance can sometimes be a good indicator on what's coming up next but if you want to peer into the company's future you might be interested in this free visualization of analyst forecasts.

Has Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. Been A Good Investment?

With a total shareholder return of -71% over three years, Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. shareholders would by and large be disappointed. Therefore, it might be upsetting for shareholders if the CEO were paid generously.

To Conclude...

Not only have shareholders not seen a favorable return on their investment, but the business hasn't performed well either. Few shareholders would be willing to award the CEO with a pay raise. At the upcoming AGM, management will get a chance to explain how they plan to get the business back on track and address the concerns from investors.

We can learn a lot about a company by studying its CEO compensation trends, along with looking at other aspects of the business. That's why we did our research, and identified 3 warning signs for Beasley Broadcast Group (of which 1 doesn't sit too well with us!) that you should know about in order to have a holistic understanding of the stock.

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