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Jim Barlow has been the CEO of Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana (NASDAQ:HFBL) since 2016. 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 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 Jim Barlow's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?
At the time of writing our data says that Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana has a market cap of US$57m, and is paying total annual CEO compensation of US$475k. (This is based on the year to June 2018). While we always look at total compensation first, we note that the salary component is less, at US$250k. We looked at a group of companies with market capitalizations under US$200m, and the median CEO total compensation was US$446k.
So Jim Barlow is paid around the average of 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 Home Federal Bancorp of Louisiana has changed from year to year.
Is Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana Growing?
Over the last three years Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana has grown its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 11% per year (using a line of best fit). The trailing twelve months of revenue was pretty much the same as the prior period.
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 you could get a better understanding of its growth by checking out this more detailed historical graph of earnings, revenue and cash flow.
Has Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana Been A Good Investment?
Boasting a total shareholder return of 55% over three years, Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana has done well by shareholders. So they may not be at all concerned if the CEO were to be paid more than is normal for companies around the same size.
Jim Barlow is paid around what is normal the leaders of comparable size companies.
Few would be critical of the leadership, since returns have been juicy and earnings per share are moving in the right direction. Although the pay is a normal amount, some shareholders probably consider it fair or modest, given the good performance of the stock. Shareholders may want to check for free if Home Federal Bancorp of Louisiana insiders are buying or selling shares.
Important note: Home Federal Bancorp of Louisiana may not be the best stock to buy. You might find something better in this list of interesting companies with high ROE and low debt.
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