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Does Österreichische Post AG’s (VIE:POST) CEO Salary Compare Well With Others?

Georg Pölzl became the CEO of Österreichische Post AG (VIE:POST) in 2009. First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized companies. 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 process should give us an idea about how appropriately the CEO is paid.

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How Does Georg Pölzl’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

At the time of writing our data says that Österreichische Post AG has a market cap of €2.2b, and is paying total annual CEO compensation of €2.5m. (This number is for the twelve months until 2017). While this analysis focuses on total compensation, it’s worth noting the salary is lower, valued at €615k. We examined companies with market caps from €1.8b to €5.6b, and discovered that the median CEO compensation of that group was €2.3m.

So Georg Pölzl receives a similar amount to the median CEO pay, amongst 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 Österreichische Post, below.

WBAG:POST CEO Compensation December 6th 18

Is Österreichische Post AG Growing?

Over the last three years Österreichische Post AG has grown its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 24% per year. It achieved revenue growth of 1.4% over the last year.

This shows that the company has improved itself over the last few years. Good news for shareholders. It’s good to see a bit of revenue growth, as this suggests the business is able to grow sustainably.

You might want to check this free visual report on analyst forecasts for future earnings.

Has Österreichische Post AG Been A Good Investment?

With a total shareholder return of 11% over three years, Österreichische Post AG shareholders would, in general, be reasonably content. But they probably wouldn’t be so happy as to think the CEO should be paid more than is normal, for companies around this size.

In Summary…

Georg Pölzl is paid around what is normal the leaders of comparable size companies.

The company is growing EPS but shareholder returns have been sound but not amazing. So considering these factors, we think the CEO pay is probably quite reasonable. If you think CEO compensation levels are interesting you will probably really like this free visualization of insider trading at Österreichische Post.

Or you might rather take a peek at this analytical visualization of historic cash flow, earnings and revenue.

To help readers see past the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.