Is Brandywine Realty Trust's (NYSE:BDN) CEO Paid Enough Relative To Peers?

By
Simply Wall St
Published
October 17, 2018
NYSE:BDN

Jerry Sweeney became the CEO of Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN) in 1994. First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized companies. Then we'll look at a snap shot of the business growth. Third, we'll reflect on the total return to shareholders over three years, as a second measure of business performance. This process should give us an idea about how appropriately the CEO is paid.

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How Does Jerry Sweeney's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

Our data indicates that Brandywine Realty Trust is worth US$2.6b, and total annual CEO compensation is US$5m. That's just a smallish increase of 7.5% on last year. We looked at a group of companies with market capitalizations from US$2.0b to US$6.4b, and the median CEO compensation was US$5m.

That means Jerry Sweeney receives fairly typical remuneration for the CEO of a company that size. Although this fact alone doesn't tell us a great deal, it becomes more relevant when considered against the business performance.

You can see a visual representation of the CEO compensation at Brandywine Realty Trust, below.

NYSE:BDN CEO Compensation October 17th 18
NYSE:BDN CEO Compensation October 17th 18

Is Brandywine Realty Trust Growing?

On average over the last three years, Brandywine Realty Trust has grown earnings per share (EPS) by 107% each year. It achieved revenue growth of 2.5% over the last year.

This demonstrates that the company has been improving recently. A good result. It's nice to see a little revenue growth, as this is consistent with healthy business conditions.

You might want to check this free visual report on analyst forecasts for future earnings.

Has Brandywine Realty Trust Been A Good Investment?

With a total shareholder return of 28% over three years, Brandywine Realty Trust shareholders would, in general, be reasonably content. But they probably wouldn't be so happy as to think the CEO should be paid more than is normal, for companies around this size.

In Summary...

Jerry Sweeney is paid around the same as most CEOs of similar size companies.

The company is growing EPS but shareholder returns have been sound but not amazing. As a result of these considerations, I would suggest the CEO pay is reasonable. So you may want to check if insiders are buying Brandywine Realty Trust shares with their own money (free access).

Or you might prefer gaze uponthis detailed graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow .

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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.

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