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Is Insight Enterprises, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:NSIT) CEO Pay Fair?

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Ken Lamneck became the CEO of Insight Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:NSIT) in 2010. First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized companies. Next, we'll consider growth that the business demonstrates. 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 Ken Lamneck's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

According to our data, Insight Enterprises, Inc. has a market capitalization of US$2.1b, and pays its CEO total annual compensation worth US$5.0m. (This is based on the year to December 2018). While this analysis focuses on total compensation, it's worth noting the salary is lower, valued at US$870k. We looked at a group of companies with market capitalizations from US$1.0b to US$3.2b, and the median CEO total compensation was US$3.9m.

That means Ken Lamneck receives fairly typical remuneration for the CEO of a company that size. Although this fact alone doesn't tell us a great deal, it becomes more relevant when considered against the business performance.

The graphic below shows how CEO compensation at Insight Enterprises has changed from year to year.

NasdaqGS:NSIT CEO Compensation, July 4th 2019

Is Insight Enterprises, Inc. Growing?

On average over the last three years, Insight Enterprises, Inc. has grown earnings per share (EPS) by 29% each year (using a line of best fit). In the last year, its revenue changed by just 0.8%.

This demonstrates that the company has been improving recently. A good result. It's nice to see a little revenue growth, as this is consistent with healthy business conditions. You might want to check this free visual report on analyst forecasts for future earnings.

Has Insight Enterprises, Inc. Been A Good Investment?

I think that the total shareholder return of 131%, over three years, would leave most Insight Enterprises, Inc. shareholders smiling. 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.

In Summary...

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

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. CEO compensation is one thing, but it is also interesting to check if the CEO is buying or selling Insight Enterprises (free visualization of insider trades).

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