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Does United Bancorp Inc’s (NASDAQ:UBCP) CEO Pay Matter?

Scott Everson became the CEO of United Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:UBCP) 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 – as a second measure of performance – we will look at the returns shareholders have received over the last few years. The aim of all this is to consider the appropriateness of CEO pay levels.

See our latest analysis for United Bancorp

How Does Scott Everson’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

Our data indicates that United Bancorp Inc is worth US$67m, and total annual CEO compensation is US$356k. That’s less than last year. We examined a group of similar sized companies, with market capitalizations of below US$200m. The median CEO compensation in that group is US$293k.

So Scott Everson is paid around the average of 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 United Bancorp, below.

NasdaqCM:UBCP CEO Compensation November 14th 18

Is United Bancorp Inc Growing?

United Bancorp Inc has increased its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 9.2% a year, over the last three years In the last year, its revenue is up 8.8%.

I would argue that the improvement in revenue isn’t particularly impressive, but I’m happy with the modest EPS growth. It’s clear the performance has been quite decent, but it it falls short of outstanding,based on this information.

Although we don’t have analyst forecasts, you could get a better understanding of its growth by checking out this more detailed historical graph of earnings, revenue and cash flow.

Has United Bancorp Inc Been A Good Investment?

Boasting a total shareholder return of 80% over three years, United Bancorp Inc has done well by shareholders. So they may not be at all concerned if the CEO is paid more than is normal for companies around the same size.

In Summary…

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

While we would like to see improved growth metrics, there is no doubt that the total returns have been great, over the last three years. So all things considered I’d venture that the CEO pay is appropriate. Shareholders may want to check for free if United Bancorp Inc insiders are buying or selling shares.

Of course, the past can be informative so you might be interested in considering this analytical visualization showing the company history of 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.