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Vito Pantilione has been the CEO of Parke Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:PKBK) since 2005. First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized companies. Then we'll look at a snap shot of the business growth. 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 Vito Pantilione's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?
At the time of writing, our data says that Parke Bancorp, Inc. has a market cap of US$263m, and reported total annual CEO compensation of US$1.3m for the year to December 2018. We think total compensation is more important but we note that the CEO salary is lower, at US$739k. We examined companies with market caps from US$100m to US$400m, and discovered that the median CEO total compensation of that group was US$1.1m.
So Vito Pantilione receives a similar amount to the median CEO pay, amongst the companies we looked at. 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.
The graphic below shows how CEO compensation at Parke Bancorp has changed from year to year.
Is Parke Bancorp, Inc. Growing?
On average over the last three years, Parke Bancorp, Inc. has grown earnings per share (EPS) by 13% each year (using a line of best fit). Its revenue is up 20% over last year.
This demonstrates that the company has been improving recently. A good result. This sort of respectable year-on-year revenue growth is often seen at a healthy, growing business. We don't have analyst forecasts, but shareholders might want to examine this detailed historical graph of earnings, revenue and cash flow.
Has Parke Bancorp, Inc. Been A Good Investment?
I think that the total shareholder return of 67%, over three years, would leave most Parke Bancorp, Inc. 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.
Remuneration for Vito Pantilione 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. Although the pay is a normal amount, some shareholders probably consider it fair or modest, given the good performance of the stock. Whatever your view on compensation, you might want to check if insiders are buying or selling Parke Bancorp shares (free trial).
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