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Does Frenkel Topping Group Plc's (LON:FEN) CEO Salary Reflect Performance?

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The CEO of Frenkel Topping Group Plc (LON:FEN) is Richard Fraser. 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. Third, we'll reflect on the total return to shareholders over three years, as a second measure of business performance. This method should give us information to assess how appropriately the company pays the CEO.

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How Does Richard Fraser's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

Our data indicates that Frenkel Topping Group Plc is worth UK£27m, and total annual CEO compensation is UK£218k. (This number is for the twelve months until December 2018). We note that's an increase of 17% above last year. Notably, the salary of UK£218k is the vast majority of the CEO compensation. We looked at a group of companies with market capitalizations under UK£158m, and the median CEO total compensation was UK£247k.

So Richard Fraser receives a similar amount to the median CEO pay, amongst the companies we looked at. Although this fact alone doesn't tell us a great deal, it becomes more relevant when considered against the business performance.

You can see a visual representation of the CEO compensation at Frenkel Topping Group, below.

AIM:FEN CEO Compensation, May 27th 2019

Is Frenkel Topping Group Plc Growing?

On average over the last three years, Frenkel Topping Group Plc has grown earnings per share (EPS) by 4.4% each year (using a line of best fit). Its revenue is up 4.6% over last year.

I would argue that the improvement in revenue isn't particularly impressive, but the modest improvement in EPS is good. It's clear the performance has been quite decent, but it it falls short of outstanding,based on this information. You might want to check this free visual report on analyst forecasts for future earnings.

Has Frenkel Topping Group Plc Been A Good Investment?

Since shareholders would have lost about 12% over three years, some Frenkel Topping Group Plc shareholders would surely be feeling negative emotions. This suggests it would be unwise for the company to pay the CEO too generously.

In Summary...

Remuneration for Richard Fraser is close enough to the median pay for a CEO of a similar sized company .

The company cannot boast particularly strong per share growth. And shareholder returns have been disappointing over the last three years. This contrasts with the growth in CEO remuneration. So many would argue that the CEO is certainly not underpaid. Whatever your view on compensation, you might want to check if insiders are buying or selling Frenkel Topping Group shares (free trial).

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