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How Much is Crown Castle International Corp. (REIT)'s (NYSE:CCI) CEO Getting Paid?

Simply Wall St

Jay Brown became the CEO of Crown Castle International Corp. (REIT) (NYSE:CCI) in 2016. This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at other big companies. 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. This method should give us information to assess how appropriately the company pays the CEO.

See our latest analysis for Crown Castle International (REIT)

How Does Jay Brown's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

According to our data, Crown Castle International Corp. (REIT) has a market capitalization of US$59b, and paid its CEO total annual compensation worth US$9.0m over the year to December 2018. While this analysis focuses on total compensation, it's worth noting the salary is lower, valued at US$906k. We further remind readers that the CEO may face performance requirements to receive the non-salary part of the total compensation. We took a group of companies with market capitalizations over US$8.0b, and calculated the median CEO total compensation to be US$11m. Once you start looking at very large companies, you need to take a broader range, because there simply aren't that many of them.

So Jay Brown 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 a visual representation of the CEO compensation at Crown Castle International (REIT), below.

NYSE:CCI CEO Compensation, January 7th 2020
NYSE:CCI CEO Compensation, January 7th 2020

Is Crown Castle International Corp. (REIT) Growing?

Over the last three years Crown Castle International Corp. (REIT) has grown its earnings per share (EPS) by an average of 21% per year (using a line of best fit). It achieved revenue growth of 11% over the last year.

This shows that the company has improved itself over the last few years. Good news for shareholders. It's a real positive to see this sort of growth in a single year. That suggests a healthy and growing business. Shareholders might be interested in this free visualization of analyst forecasts.

Has Crown Castle International Corp. (REIT) Been A Good Investment?

I think that the total shareholder return of 87%, over three years, would leave most Crown Castle International Corp. (REIT) shareholders smiling. As a result, some may believe the CEO should be paid more than is normal for companies of similar size.

In Summary...

Jay Brown is paid around what is normal the leaders of larger companies.

Shareholders would surely be happy to see that shareholder returns have been great, and the earnings per share are up. 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 Crown Castle International (REIT) (free visualization of insider trades).

Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies.

If you spot an error that warrants correction, please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com. This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. Simply Wall St has no position in the stocks mentioned.

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