In 1994 Randy Sampson was appointed CEO of Canterbury Park Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:CPHC). This analysis aims first to contrast CEO compensation with other companies that have similar market capitalization. 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. The aim of all this is to consider the appropriateness of CEO pay levels.
How Does Randy Sampson’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?
Our data indicates that Canterbury Park Holding Corporation is worth US$63m, and total annual CEO compensation is US$367k. (This number is for the twelve months until 2017). We think total compensation is more important but we note that the CEO salary is lower, at US$257k. We examined a group of similar sized companies, with market capitalizations of below US$200m. The median CEO compensation in that group is US$303k.
So Randy Sampson 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 Canterbury Park Holding, below.
Is Canterbury Park Holding Corporation Growing?
Over the last three years Canterbury Park Holding Corporation has grown its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 14% per year (using a line of best fit). Its revenue is up 4.5% over last year.
Overall this is a positive result for shareholders, showing that the company has improved in recent years. It’s also good to see modest revenue growth, suggesting the underlying business is healthy.
We don’t have analyst forecasts, but you might want to assess this data-rich visualization of earnings, revenue and cash flow.
Has Canterbury Park Holding Corporation Been A Good Investment?
I think that the total shareholder return of 53%, over three years, would leave most Canterbury Park Holding Corporation shareholders smiling. 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.
Randy Sampson is paid around the same as most CEOs of similar size companies.
Few would be critical of the leadership, since returns have been juicy and earnings per share are moving in the right direction. So one could argue the CEO compensation is quite modest, if you consider company performance! CEO compensation is one thing, but it is also interesting to check if the CEO is buying or selling Canterbury Park Holding (free visualization of insider trades).
Or you might rather take a peek at this analytical visualization of historic cash flow, earnings and revenue.
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