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What Did Hooker Furniture Corporation’s (NASDAQ:HOFT) CEO Take Home Last Year?

In 2000 Paul Toms was appointed CEO of Hooker Furniture Corporation (NASDAQ:HOFT). 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 Hooker Furniture

How Does Paul Toms’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

At the time of writing our data says that Hooker Furniture Corporation has a market cap of US$354m, and is paying total annual CEO compensation of US$1.6m. (This number is for the twelve months until 2018). While we always look at total compensation first, we note that the salary component is less, at US$415k. As part of our analysis we looked at companies in the same jurisdiction, with market capitalizations of US$200m to US$800m. The median total CEO compensation was US$1.6m.

So Paul Toms is paid around the average of the companies we looked at. 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 Hooker Furniture has changed from year to year.

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Is Hooker Furniture Corporation Growing?

On average over the last three years, Hooker Furniture Corporation has grown earnings per share (EPS) by 26% each year. Its revenue is up 6.4% 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.

It could be important to check this free visual depiction of what analysts expect for the future.

Has Hooker Furniture Corporation Been A Good Investment?

Hooker Furniture Corporation has served shareholders reasonably well, with a total return of 13% over three years. But they probably don’t want to see the CEO paid more than is normal for companies around the same size.

In Summary…

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

The company is growing EPS but shareholder returns have been sound but not amazing. So considering these factors, we think the CEO pay is probably quite reasonable. So you may want to check if insiders are buying Hooker Furniture shares with their own money (free access).

Or you might rather take a peek at this analytical visualization of historic cash flow, earnings and revenue.

To help readers see past the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements.

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.