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Is Cloudcall Group plc's (LON:CALL) CEO Pay Justified?

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Simon Cleaver became the CEO of Cloudcall Group plc (LON:CALL) in 2016. This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of similar size. 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. The aim of all this is to consider the appropriateness of CEO pay levels.

View our latest analysis for Cloudcall Group

How Does Simon Cleaver's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

Our data indicates that Cloudcall Group plc is worth UK£29m, and total annual CEO compensation is UK£194k. (This is based on the year to December 2018). It is worth noting that the CEO compensation consists almost entirely of the salary, worth UK£192k. We took a group of companies with market capitalizations below UK£161m, and calculated the median CEO total compensation to be UK£255k.

That means Simon Cleaver 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 Cloudcall Group, below.

AIM:CALL CEO Compensation, September 17th 2019
AIM:CALL CEO Compensation, September 17th 2019

Is Cloudcall Group plc Growing?

On average over the last three years, Cloudcall Group plc has grown earnings per share (EPS) by 31% each year (using a line of best fit). Its revenue is up 28% over last year.

Overall this is a positive result for shareholders, showing that the company has improved in recent years. It's great to see that revenue growth is strong, too. These metrics suggest the business is growing strongly. Shareholders might be interested in this free visualization of analyst forecasts.

Has Cloudcall Group plc Been A Good Investment?

I think that the total shareholder return of 41%, over three years, would leave most Cloudcall Group plc shareholders smiling. This strong performance might mean some shareholders don't mind if the CEO were to be paid more than is normal for a company of its size.

In Summary...

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

The company is growing earnings per share and total shareholder returns have been pleasing. So one could argue the CEO compensation is quite modest, if you consider company performance! If you think CEO compensation levels are interesting you will probably really like this free visualization of insider trading at Cloudcall Group.

If you want to buy a stock that is better than Cloudcall Group, this free list of high return, low debt companies is a great place to look.

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