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Does Civeo Corporation's (NYSE:CVEO) CEO Pay Reflect Performance?

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Bradley Dodson became the CEO of Civeo Corporation (NYSE:CVEO) in 2014. This analysis aims first to contrast CEO compensation with other companies that have similar market capitalization. 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.

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How Does Bradley Dodson's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

According to our data, Civeo Corporation has a market capitalization of US$283m, and pays its CEO total annual compensation worth US$3.4m. (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$595k. 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$1.2m.

As you can see, Bradley Dodson is paid more than the median CEO pay at companies of a similar size, in the same market. However, this does not necessarily mean Civeo Corporation is paying too much. We can get a better idea of how generous the pay is by looking at the performance of the underlying business.

The graphic below shows how CEO compensation at Civeo has changed from year to year.

NYSE:CVEO CEO Compensation, July 12th 2019

Is Civeo Corporation Growing?

Over the last three years Civeo Corporation has grown its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 14% per year (using a line of best fit). It achieved revenue growth of 21% over the last year.

Overall this is a positive result for shareholders, showing that the company has improved in recent years. This sort of respectable year-on-year revenue growth is often seen at a healthy, growing business. It could be important to check this free visual depiction of what analysts expect for the future.

Has Civeo Corporation Been A Good Investment?

Given the total loss of 2.3% over three years, many shareholders in Civeo Corporation are probably rather dissatisfied, to say the least. This suggests it would be unwise for the company to pay the CEO too generously.

In Summary...

We compared total CEO remuneration at Civeo Corporation with the amount paid at companies with a similar market capitalization. As discussed above, we discovered that the company pays more than the median of that group.

Importantly, though, the company has impressed with its earnings per share growth, over three years. However, the returns to investors are far less impressive, over the same period. While EPS is positive, we'd say shareholders would want better returns before the CEO is paid much more. CEO compensation is one thing, but it is also interesting to check if the CEO is buying or selling Civeo (free visualization of insider trades).

Arguably, business quality is much more important than CEO compensation levels. So check out this free list of interesting companies, that have HIGH return on equity and low debt.

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