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Does Identiv, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:INVE) CEO Salary Reflect Performance?

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Steve Humphreys has been the CEO of Identiv, Inc. (NASDAQ:INVE) since 1970. First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized companies. After that, we will consider the growth in the business. And finally we will reflect on how common stockholders have fared in the last few years, as a secondary measure of performance. The aim of all this is to consider the appropriateness of CEO pay levels.

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How Does Steve Humphreys's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

Our data indicates that Identiv, Inc. is worth US$78m, and total annual CEO compensation is US$548k. (This number is for the twelve months until December 2018). Notably, that's an increase of 21% over the year before. While we always look at total compensation first, we note that the salary component is less, at US$350k. We examined a group of similar sized companies, with market capitalizations of below US$200m. The median CEO total compensation in that group is US$453k.

So Steve Humphreys is paid around the average of the companies we looked at. 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 Identiv, below.

NasdaqCM:INVE CEO Compensation, June 1st 2019

Is Identiv, Inc. Growing?

On average over the last three years, Identiv, Inc. has grown earnings per share (EPS) by 85% each year (using a line of best fit). It achieved revenue growth of 28% over the last year.

This demonstrates that the company has been improving recently. A good result. It's great to see that revenue growth is strong, too. These metrics suggest the business is growing strongly. It could be important to check this free visual depiction of what analysts expect for the future.

Has Identiv, Inc. Been A Good Investment?

Most shareholders would probably be pleased with Identiv, Inc. for providing a total return of 117% 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...

Steve Humphreys is paid around what is normal the leaders of comparable size companies.

Few would be critical of the leadership, since returns have been juicy and earnings per share are moving in the right direction. Indeed, many might consider the pay rather modest, given the solid company performance! If you think CEO compensation levels are interesting you will probably really like this free visualization of insider trading at Identiv.

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