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Increases to Hasbro, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:HAS) CEO Compensation Might Cool off for now

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CEO Brian Goldner has done a decent job of delivering relatively good performance at Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) recently. This is something shareholders will keep in mind as they cast their votes on company resolutions such as executive remuneration in the upcoming AGM on 20 May 2021. However, some shareholders may still want to keep CEO compensation within reason.

See our latest analysis for Hasbro

How Does Total Compensation For Brian Goldner Compare With Other Companies In The Industry?

At the time of writing, our data shows that Hasbro, Inc. has a market capitalization of US$13b, and reported total annual CEO compensation of US$17m for the year to December 2020. That's a slight decrease of 7.2% on the prior year. While we always look at total compensation first, our analysis shows that the salary component is less, at US$1.6m.

In comparison with other companies in the industry with market capitalizations over US$8.0b , the reported median total CEO compensation was US$9.6m. Hence, we can conclude that Brian Goldner is remunerated higher than the industry median. Moreover, Brian Goldner also holds US$110m worth of Hasbro stock directly under their own name, which reveals to us that they have a significant personal stake in the company.

Component

2020

2019

Proportion (2020)

Salary

US$1.6m

US$1.6m

10%

Other

US$15m

US$16m

90%

Total Compensation

US$17m

US$18m

100%

On an industry level, roughly 17% of total compensation represents salary and 83% is other remuneration. In Hasbro's case, non-salary compensation represents a greater slice of total remuneration, in comparison to the broader industry. It's important to note that a slant towards non-salary compensation suggests that total pay is tied to the company's performance.

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Hasbro, Inc.'s Growth

Hasbro, Inc. has seen its earnings per share (EPS) increase by 20% a year over the past three years. It achieved revenue growth of 7.6% over the last year.

Overall this is a positive result for shareholders, showing that the company has improved in recent years. It's good to see a bit of revenue growth, as this suggests the business is able to grow sustainably. Historical performance can sometimes be a good indicator on what's coming up next but if you want to peer into the company's future you might be interested in this free visualization of analyst forecasts.

Has Hasbro, Inc. Been A Good Investment?

With a total shareholder return of 18% over three years, Hasbro, Inc. shareholders would, in general, be reasonably content. But they probably don't want to see the CEO paid more than is normal for companies around the same size.

In Summary...

Given that the company's overall performance has been reasonable, the CEO remuneration policy might not be shareholders' central point of focus in the upcoming AGM. However, any decision to raise CEO pay might be met with some objections from the shareholders given that the CEO is already paid higher than the industry average.

While CEO pay is an important factor to be aware of, there are other areas that investors should be mindful of as well. We've identified 3 warning signs for Hasbro that investors should be aware of in a dynamic business environment.

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.

This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. We aim to bring you long-term focused analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material. Simply Wall St has no position in any stocks mentioned.

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