Attila Dogudan has been the CEO of DO & CO Aktiengesellschaft (VIE:DOC) since 2012. 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 - as a second measure of performance - we will look at the returns shareholders have received over the last few years. The aim of all this is to consider the appropriateness of CEO pay levels.
How Does Attila Dogudan's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?
At the time of writing, our data says that DO & CO Aktiengesellschaft has a market cap of €771m, and reported total annual CEO compensation of €1.4m for the year to March 2019. While this analysis focuses on total compensation, it's worth noting the salary is lower, valued at €758k. When we examined a selection of companies with market caps ranging from €364m to €1.5b, we found the median CEO total compensation was €1.3m.
So Attila Dogudan is paid around the average of the companies we looked at. 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 DO & CO has changed from year to year.
Is DO & CO Aktiengesellschaft Growing?
DO & CO Aktiengesellschaft has increased its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 9.4% a year, over the last three years (using a line of best fit). In the last year, its revenue is up 14%.
I would argue that the modest growth in revenue is a notable positive. And the improvement in earnings per share is modest but respectable. Although we'll stop short of calling the stock a top performer, we think the company has potential. Shareholders might be interested in this free visualization of analyst forecasts.
Has DO & CO Aktiengesellschaft Been A Good Investment?
DO & CO Aktiengesellschaft has generated a total shareholder return of 30% over three years, so most shareholders would be reasonably content. But they probably wouldn't be so happy as to think the CEO should be paid more than is normal, for companies around this size.
Attila Dogudan is paid around the same as most CEOs of similar size companies.
We see room for improved growth, as well as fairly unremarkable returns over the last three years. While the CEO may not be underpaid, we don't think the pay is too generous either. Whatever your view on compensation, you might want to check if insiders are buying or selling DO & CO shares (free trial).
Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies.
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