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Does Brookline Bancorp, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:BRKL) CEO Salary Compare Well With Others?

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In 2009 Paul Perrault was appointed CEO of Brookline Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRKL). This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of similar size. Then we'll look at a snap shot of the business growth. And finally we will reflect on how common stockholders have fared in the last few years, as a secondary measure of performance. This method should give us information to assess how appropriately the company pays the CEO.

Check out our latest analysis for Brookline Bancorp

How Does Paul Perrault's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

At the time of writing our data says that Brookline Bancorp, Inc. has a market cap of US$1.1b, and is paying total annual CEO compensation of US$2.2m. (This figure is for the year to December 2018). While this analysis focuses on total compensation, it's worth noting the salary is lower, valued at US$780k. We examined companies with market caps from US$400m to US$1.6b, and discovered that the median CEO total compensation of that group was US$2.8m.

That means Paul Perrault 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 Brookline Bancorp, below.

NasdaqGS:BRKL CEO Compensation, August 26th 2019

Is Brookline Bancorp, Inc. Growing?

Brookline Bancorp, Inc. has increased its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 14% a year, over the last three years (using a line of best fit). In the last year, its revenue is up 7.1%.

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

Has Brookline Bancorp, Inc. Been A Good Investment?

Brookline Bancorp, Inc. has served shareholders reasonably well, with a total return of 27% 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 Perrault is close enough to the median pay for a CEO of a similar sized company .

We would wish for better returns (whether dividends or capital gains) but we do admire the solid EPS growth on show here. So upon reflection one could argue that the CEO pay is quite reasonable. So you may want to check if insiders are buying Brookline Bancorp shares with their own money (free access).

Important note: Brookline Bancorp may not be the best stock to buy. You might find something better in this list of interesting companies with high ROE and low debt.

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