Bill Wackermann became the CEO of Wilhelmina International, Inc. (NASDAQ:WHLM) in 2016. This analysis aims first to contrast CEO compensation with other companies that have similar market capitalization. Next, we'll consider growth that the business demonstrates. Third, we'll reflect on the total return to shareholders over three years, as a second measure of business performance. The aim of all this is to consider the appropriateness of CEO pay levels.
How Does Bill Wackermann's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?
According to our data, Wilhelmina International, Inc. has a market capitalization of US$21m, and paid its CEO total annual compensation worth US$618k over the year to December 2018. It is worth noting that the CEO compensation consists almost entirely of the salary, worth US$593k. We took a group of companies with market capitalizations below US$200m, and calculated the median CEO total compensation to be US$523k.
So Bill Wackermann 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.
The graphic below shows how CEO compensation at Wilhelmina International has changed from year to year.
Is Wilhelmina International, Inc. Growing?
Over the last three years Wilhelmina International, Inc. has grown its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 37% per year (using a line of best fit). It saw its revenue drop 1.1% over the last year.
This shows that the company has improved itself over the last few years. Good news for shareholders. Revenue growth is a real positive for growth, but ultimately profits are more important. We don't have analyst forecasts, but shareholders might want to examine this detailed historical graph of earnings, revenue and cash flow.
Has Wilhelmina International, Inc. Been A Good Investment?
With a three year total loss of 53%, Wilhelmina International, Inc. would certainly have some dissatisfied shareholders. It therefore might be upsetting for shareholders if the CEO were paid generously.
Remuneration for Bill Wackermann 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 Wilhelmina International insiders are buying or selling shares.
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