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How Should Investors Feel About Komax Holding AG's (VTX:KOMN) CEO Pay?

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In 2015 Matijas Meyer was appointed CEO of Komax Holding AG (VTX:KOMN). 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. The aim of all this is to consider the appropriateness of CEO pay levels.

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How Does Matijas Meyer's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

Our data indicates that Komax Holding AG is worth CHF726m, and total annual CEO compensation was reported as CHF985k for the year to December 2018. While this analysis focuses on total compensation, it's worth noting the salary is lower, valued at CHF434k. When we examined a selection of companies with market caps ranging from CHF391m to CHF1.6b, we found the median CEO total compensation was CHF982k.

So Matijas Meyer 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 Komax Holding has changed from year to year.

SWX:KOMN CEO Compensation, February 8th 2020

Is Komax Holding AG Growing?

Over the last three years Komax Holding AG has grown its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 3.7% per year (using a line of best fit). Revenue was pretty flat on last year.

I would prefer it if there was revenue growth, but I'm happy with the EPS growth. In conclusion we can't form a strong opinion about business performance yet; but it's one worth watching. Shareholders might be interested in this free visualization of analyst forecasts.

Has Komax Holding AG Been A Good Investment?

Since shareholders would have lost about 20% over three years, some Komax Holding AG shareholders would surely be feeling negative emotions. So shareholders would probably think the company shouldn't be too generous with CEO compensation.

In Summary...

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

We would like to see somewhat stronger per share growth. And it's hard to argue that the returns over the last three years have delighted. So it would take a bold person to suggest the pay is too modest. Shareholders may want to check for free if Komax Holding insiders are buying or selling shares.

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