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Does Unique Fabricating Inc’s (NYSEMKT:UFAB) CEO Salary Reflect Performance?

John Weinhardt has been the CEO of Unique Fabricating Inc (NYSEMKT:UFAB) since 2009. 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 process should give us an idea about how appropriately the CEO is paid.

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How Does John Weinhardt’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

According to our data, Unique Fabricating Inc has a market capitalization of US$74m, and pays its CEO total annual compensation worth US$579k. That’s less than last year. We looked at a group of companies with market capitalizations under US$200m, and the median CEO compensation was US$290k.

As you can see, John Weinhardt is paid more than the median CEO pay at companies of a similar size, in the same market. However, this does not necessarily mean Unique Fabricating Inc is paying too much. A closer look at the performance of the underlying business will give us a better idea about whether the pay is particularly generous.

You can see a visual representation of the CEO compensation at Unique Fabricating, below.

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Is Unique Fabricating Inc Growing?

On average over the last three years, Unique Fabricating Inc has shrunk earnings per share by 1.9% each year. It saw its revenue drop -2.7% over the last year.

In the last three years the company has failed to grow earnings per s. And the impression is worse when you consider revenue is down year-on-year. These factors suggest that the business performance wouldn’t really justify a high pay packet for the CEO.

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

Has Unique Fabricating Inc Been A Good Investment?

Since shareholders would have lost about 26% over three years, some Unique Fabricating Inc shareholders would surely be feeling negative emotions. So shareholders would probably think the company shouldn’t be too generous with CEO compensation.

In Summary…

We examined the amount Unique Fabricating Inc pays its CEO, and compared it to the amount paid by similar sized companies. We found that it pays well over the median amount paid in the benchmark group.

Earnings per share have not grown in three years, and the revenue growth fails to impress us.

Just as bad, share price gains for investors have failed to materialize, over the same period. Some might well form the view that the CEO is paid too generously! Shareholders may want to check for free if Unique Fabricating Inc insiders are buying or selling shares.

Or you might prefer this data-rich interactive visualization of historic revenue and earnings.

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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.