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How Should Investors Feel About Global Self Storage Inc’s (NASDAQ:SELF) CEO Pay?

Mark Winmill has been the CEO of Global Self Storage Inc (NASDAQ:SELF) since 2012. First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized companies. 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. This method should give us information to assess how appropriately the company pays the CEO.

Check out our latest analysis for Global Self Storage

How Does Mark Winmill’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

Our data indicates that Global Self Storage Inc is worth US$31m, and total annual CEO compensation is US$363k. (This figure is for the year to 2017). While we always look at total compensation first, we note that the salary component is less, at US$297k. We looked at a group of companies with market capitalizations under US$200m, and the median CEO compensation was US$293k.

So Mark Winmill 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.

You can see, below, how CEO compensation at Global Self Storage has changed over time.

NasdaqCM:SELF CEO Compensation December 4th 18

Is Global Self Storage Inc Growing?

Over the last three years Global Self Storage Inc has shrunk its earnings per share by an average of 108% per year. Its revenue is up 13% over last year.

Few shareholders would be pleased to read that earnings per share are lower over three years. While the revenue growth is good to see, it is outweighed by the fact that earnings per share are down, over three years. These factors suggest that the business performance wouldn’t really justify a high pay packet for the CEO.

You might want to check this free visual report on analyst forecasts for future earnings.

Has Global Self Storage Inc Been A Good Investment?

Global Self Storage Inc has generated a total shareholder return of 23% over three years, so most shareholders would be reasonably content. But they would probably prefer not to see CEO compensation far in excess of the median.

In Summary…

Mark Winmill is paid around the same as most CEOs of similar size companies.

The company isn’t growing earnings per share, and nor have the total returns inspired us. We do not think the CEO pay is a problem, but it’s probably fair to say that many shareholders would like to see improved performance, before any pay rise occurs. Shareholders may want to check for free if Global Self Storage insiders are buying or selling shares.

Or you might prefer gaze upon this detailed graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow .

To help readers see past the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.