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Does BankUnited, Inc.'s (NYSE:BKU) CEO Salary Compare Well With Others?

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Raj Singh became the CEO of BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) in 2017. This analysis aims first to contrast CEO compensation with other companies that have similar market capitalization. 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. This method should give us information to assess how appropriately the company pays the CEO.

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How Does Raj Singh's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

At the time of writing our data says that BankUnited, Inc. has a market cap of US$3.3b, and is paying total annual CEO compensation of US$5.6m. (This is based on the year to December 2018). We think total compensation is more important but we note that the CEO salary is lower, at US$985k. We examined companies with market caps from US$2.0b to US$6.4b, and discovered that the median CEO total compensation of that group was US$5.2m.

That means Raj Singh 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 BankUnited, below.

NYSE:BKU CEO Compensation, July 8th 2019

Is BankUnited, Inc. Growing?

Over the last three years BankUnited, Inc. has grown its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 28% per year (using a line of best fit). It achieved revenue growth of 3.3% over the last year.

Overall this is a positive result for shareholders, showing that the company has improved in recent years. It's nice to see a little revenue growth, as this is consistent with healthy business conditions. Shareholders might be interested in this free visualization of analyst forecasts.

Has BankUnited, Inc. Been A Good Investment?

BankUnited, Inc. has served shareholders reasonably well, with a total return of 17% over three years. But they would probably prefer not to see CEO compensation far in excess of the median.

In Summary...

Remuneration for Raj Singh 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 upon reflection one could argue that the CEO pay is quite reasonable. CEO compensation is one thing, but it is also interesting to check if the CEO is buying or selling BankUnited (free visualization of insider trades).

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