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How Should Investors React To Premium Brands Holdings Corporation’s (TSE:PBH) CEO Pay?

George Paleologou has been the CEO of Premium Brands Holdings Corporation (TSE:PBH) since 2008. This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of similar size. 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 George Paleologou’s Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

According to our data, Premium Brands Holdings Corporation has a market capitalization of CA$2.7b, and pays its CEO total annual compensation worth CA$2.1m. (This is based on the year to 2017). While this analysis focuses on total compensation, it’s worth noting the salary is lower, valued at CA$650k. We looked at a group of companies with market capitalizations from US$1.0b to US$3.2b, and the median CEO compensation was US$2.1m.

That means George Paleologou receives fairly typical remuneration for the CEO of a company that size. While this data point isn’t particularly informative alone, it gains more meaning when considered with business performance.

You can see a visual representation of the CEO compensation at Premium Brands Holdings, below.

TSX:PBH CEO Compensation December 6th 18

Is Premium Brands Holdings Corporation Growing?

Over the last three years Premium Brands Holdings Corporation has grown its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 39% per year. It achieved revenue growth of 29% over the last year.

This demonstrates that the company has been improving recently. A good result. It’s great to see that revenue growth is strong, too. These metrics suggest the business is growing strongly.

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

Has Premium Brands Holdings Corporation Been A Good Investment?

Most shareholders would probably be pleased with Premium Brands Holdings Corporation for providing a total return of 131% over three years. So they may not be at all concerned if the CEO is paid more than is normal for companies around the same size.

In Summary…

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

The company is growing earnings per share and total shareholder returns have been pleasing. Indeed, many might consider the pay rather modest, given the solid company performance! Shareholders may want to check for free if Premium Brands Holdings insiders are buying or selling shares.

Or you might prefer examine intently this intuitive graph showing past earnings and revenue.

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.