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Here's What We Think About Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc.'s (NYSE:SBH) CEO Pay

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In 2015 Chris Brickman was appointed CEO of Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SBH). This analysis aims first to contrast CEO compensation with other companies that have similar market capitalization. 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. This method should give us information to assess how appropriately the company pays the CEO.

Check out our latest analysis for Sally Beauty Holdings

How Does Chris Brickman's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

According to our data, Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. has a market capitalization of US$1.5b, and pays its CEO total annual compensation worth US$4.7m. (This is based on the year to September 2018). While this analysis focuses on total compensation, it's worth noting the salary is lower, valued at US$1.0m. When we examined a selection of companies with market caps ranging from US$1.0b to US$3.2b, we found the median CEO total compensation was US$4.1m.

So Chris Brickman receives a similar amount to the median CEO pay, amongst the companies we looked at. This doesn't tell us a whole lot on its own, but looking at the performance of the actual business will give us useful context.

You can see, below, how CEO compensation at Sally Beauty Holdings has changed over time.

NYSE:SBH CEO Compensation, September 2nd 2019

Is Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. Growing?

Over the last three years Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. has grown its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 12% per year (using a line of best fit). Its revenue is down -1.6% over last year.

This demonstrates that the company has been improving recently. A good result. The lack of revenue growth isn't ideal, but it is the bottom line that counts most in business. It could be important to check this free visual depiction of what analysts expect for the future.

Has Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. Been A Good Investment?

Given the total loss of 56% over three years, many shareholders in Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. are probably rather dissatisfied, to say the least. It therefore might be upsetting for shareholders if the CEO were paid generously.

In Summary...

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

We'd say the company can boast of its EPS growth, but we find the returns over the last three years to be lacking. We'd be surprised if shareholders want to see a pay rise for the CEO, but we'd stop short of calling their pay too generous. Shareholders may want to check for free if Sally Beauty Holdings insiders are buying or selling shares.

Arguably, business quality is much more important than CEO compensation levels. So check out this free list of interesting companies, that have HIGH return on equity and low debt.

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