In 2007 Anders Gustafsson was appointed CEO of Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:ZBRA). This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at other big companies. After that, we will consider the growth in the business. And finally – as a second measure of performance – we will look at the returns shareholders have received over the last few years. This process should give us an idea about how appropriately the CEO is paid.
How Does Anders Gustafsson’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?
At the time of writing our data says that Zebra Technologies Corporation has a market cap of US$9.6b, and is paying total annual CEO compensation of US$8m. That’s a notable increase of 33% on last year. We looked at a group of companies with market capitalizations over US$8.0b and the median CEO compensation was US$11m.
That means Anders Gustafsson receives fairly typical remuneration for the CEO of a large company. While this data point isn’t particularly informative alone, it gains more meaning when considered with business performance.
The graphic below shows how CEO compensation at Zebra Technologies has changed from year to year.
Is Zebra Technologies Corporation Growing?
On average over the last three years, Zebra Technologies Corporation has grown earnings per share (EPS) by 110% each year. In the last year, its revenue is up 13%.
Overall this is a positive result for shareholders, showing that the company has improved in recent years. IThis sort of respectable year-on-year revenue growth is often seen at a healthy, growing business.
You might want to check this free visual report on analyst forecasts for future earnings.
Has Zebra Technologies Corporation Been A Good Investment?
Boasting a total shareholder return of 119% over three years, Zebra Technologies Corporation has done well by shareholders. So they may not be at all concerned if the CEO is paid more than is normal for companies around the same size.
Remuneration for Anders Gustafsson is close enough to the median pay for a CEO of a large company .
The company is growing earnings per share and total shareholder returns have been pleasing. Although the pay is a normal amount, some shareholders probably consider it fair or modest, given the good performance of the stock. If you think CEO compensation levels are interesting you will probably really like this free visualization of insider trading at Zebra Technologies Corporation.
Or you might rather take a peek at this analytical visualization of historic cash flow, earnings and revenue.
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