In 2016 Jim Barlow was appointed CEO of Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana (NASDAQ:HFBL). 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. And finally - as a second measure of performance - we will look at the returns shareholders have received over the last few years. This process should give us an idea about how appropriately the CEO is paid.
How Does Jim Barlow's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?
Our data indicates that Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana is worth US$62m, and total annual CEO compensation was reported as US$524k for the year to June 2019. That's a notable increase of 10% on last year. While we always look at total compensation first, we note that the salary component is less, at US$262k. 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$506k.
That means Jim Barlow receives fairly typical remuneration for the CEO of a company that size. 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 Home Federal Bancorp of Louisiana, below.
Is Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana Growing?
On average over the last three years, Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana has grown earnings per share (EPS) by 14% each year (using a line of best fit). Its revenue is up 3.8% over last year.
Overall this is a positive result for shareholders, showing that the company has improved in recent years. It's nice to see a little revenue growth, as this is consistent with healthy business conditions. We don't have analyst forecasts, but you might want to assess this data-rich visualization of earnings, revenue and cash flow.
Has Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana Been A Good Investment?
Most shareholders would probably be pleased with Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana for providing a total return of 55% over three years. This strong performance might mean some shareholders don't mind if the CEO were to be paid more than is normal for a company of its size.
Jim Barlow is paid around the same as most CEOs of similar size companies.
The company is growing earnings per share and total shareholder returns have been pleasing. Although the pay is a normal amount, some shareholders probably consider it fair or modest, given the good performance of the stock. CEO compensation is one thing, but it is also interesting to check if the CEO is buying or selling Home Federal Bancorp of Louisiana (free visualization of insider trades).
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