Does CareTrust REIT, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:CTRE) CEO Pay Matter?

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Greg Stapley has been the CEO of CareTrust REIT, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTRE) since 2013. 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 – as a second measure of performance – we will look at the returns shareholders have received over the last few years. This method should give us information to assess how appropriately the company pays the CEO.

Check out our latest analysis for CareTrust REIT

How Does Greg Stapley’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

According to our data, CareTrust REIT, Inc. has a market capitalization of US$2.3b, and pays its CEO total annual compensation worth US$3.1m. (This is based on the year to December 2018). That’s less than last year. While this analysis focuses on total compensation, it’s worth noting the salary is lower, valued at US$545k. When we examined a selection of companies with market caps ranging from US$1.0b to US$3.2b, we found the median CEO total compensation was US$4.1m.

So Greg Stapley 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 a visual representation of the CEO compensation at CareTrust REIT, below.

NasdaqGS:CTRE CEO Compensation, June 10th 2019
NasdaqGS:CTRE CEO Compensation, June 10th 2019

Is CareTrust REIT, Inc. Growing?

CareTrust REIT, Inc. has increased its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 18% a year, over the last three years (using a line of best fit). In the last year, its revenue is up 13%.

This shows that the company has improved itself over the last few years. Good news for shareholders. This sort of respectable year-on-year revenue growth is often seen at a healthy, growing business. Shareholders might be interested in this free visualization of analyst forecasts.

Has CareTrust REIT, Inc. Been A Good Investment?

Boasting a total shareholder return of 103% over three years, CareTrust REIT, Inc. 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…

Remuneration for Greg Stapley is close enough to the median pay for a CEO of a similar sized company .

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. So you may want to check if insiders are buying CareTrust REIT shares with their own money (free access).

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