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What Did IntriCon Corporation's (NASDAQ:IIN) CEO Take Home Last Year?

Simply Wall St

Mark Gorder has been the CEO of IntriCon Corporation (NASDAQ:IIN) since 2001. First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized 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.

See our latest analysis for IntriCon

How Does Mark Gorder's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

At the time of writing, our data says that IntriCon Corporation has a market cap of US$164m, and reported total annual CEO compensation of US$938k for the year to December 2018. We think total compensation is more important but we note that the CEO salary is lower, at US$431k. When we examined a selection of companies with market caps ranging from US$100m to US$400m, we found the median CEO total compensation was US$1.1m.

That means Mark Gorder receives fairly typical remuneration for the CEO of a company that size. This doesn't tell us a whole lot on its own, but looking at the performance of the actual business will give us useful context.

You can see a visual representation of the CEO compensation at IntriCon, below.

NasdaqGM:IIN CEO Compensation, January 17th 2020
NasdaqGM:IIN CEO Compensation, January 17th 2020

Is IntriCon Corporation Growing?

IntriCon Corporation has increased its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 50% a year, over the last three years (using a line of best fit). 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. It's also good to see decent revenue growth in the last year, suggesting the business is healthy and growing. You might want to check this free visual report on analyst forecasts for future earnings.

Has IntriCon Corporation Been A Good Investment?

Most shareholders would probably be pleased with IntriCon Corporation for providing a total return of 155% over three years. 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.

In Summary...

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

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! So you may want to check if insiders are buying IntriCon shares with their own money (free access).

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

If you spot an error that warrants correction, please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com. This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. Simply Wall St has no position in the stocks mentioned.

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