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What Did Safestore Holdings plc's (LON:SAFE) CEO Take Home Last Year?

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Frederic Vecchioli became the CEO of Safestore Holdings plc (LON:SAFE) in 2013. 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. 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.

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How Does Frederic Vecchioli's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

At the time of writing our data says that Safestore Holdings plc has a market cap of UK£1.4b, and is paying total annual CEO compensation of UK£1.6m. (This number is for the twelve months until October 2018). While this analysis focuses on total compensation, it's worth noting the salary is lower, valued at UK£404k. When we examined a selection of companies with market caps ranging from UK£805m to UK£2.6b, we found the median CEO total compensation was UK£1.3m.

That means Frederic Vecchioli receives fairly typical remuneration for the CEO of a company that size. 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 Safestore Holdings, below.

LSE:SAFE CEO Compensation, July 19th 2019

Is Safestore Holdings plc Growing?

Safestore Holdings plc has increased its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 20% a year, over the last three years (using a line of best fit). In the last year, its revenue is up 8.3%.

This demonstrates that the company has been improving recently. A good result. It's nice to see a little revenue growth, as this is consistent with healthy business conditions. You might want to check this free visual report on analyst forecasts for future earnings.

Has Safestore Holdings plc Been A Good Investment?

Most shareholders would probably be pleased with Safestore Holdings plc for providing a total return of 95% 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...

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

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